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Top 100 Works in World Literature by Norweigen Book Clubs and Norweigen Nobel Institute

The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 countries on what they considered the "best and most central works in world literature." Among the authors polled were Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, John Irving, Nadine Gordimer, and Carlos Fuentes. The list of 100 works appears alphabetically by author. Although the books were not ranked, the editors revealed that Don Quixote received 50% more votes than any other book.
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Don Quixote
Don Quixote
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Book of Job
Book of Job
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Odyssey
Odyssey
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Illiad and Odyssey
Illiad and Odyssey
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh
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Ramayana
Ramayana
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Medea
Medea
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Oedipus the King (Sophocles)
Oedipus the King (Sophocles)
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The Recognition of Sakuntala (Kalidasa)
The Recognition of Sakuntala (Kalidasa)
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Aeneid
Aeneid
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Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses
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Mahabharata
Mahabharata
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13
The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
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Children of Gebelawi
Children of Gebelawi
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Njal's Saga
Njal's Saga
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Masnavi
Masnavi
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The Bostan of Saadi
The Bostan of Saadi
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Decamerone (Giovanni Boccaccio)
Decamerone (Giovanni Boccaccio)
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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
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Divine Comedy
Divine Comedy
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21
Gargantua and Pantagruel
Gargantua and Pantagruel
22
The Complete Essays of Montaigne
The Complete Essays of Montaigne
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Hamlet
Hamlet
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Othello
Othello
25
King Lear
King Lear
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One Thousand and One Nights
One Thousand and One Nights
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Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
Gullivers Travels (Jonathan Swift)
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Tristram Shandy
Tristram Shandy
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29
Jacques the Fatalist
Jacques the Fatalist
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Faust (Goethe)
Faust (Goethe)
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
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Red and Black (Stendhal)
Red and Black (Stendhal)
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Father Goriot
Father Goriot
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Dead Souls
Dead Souls
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Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
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Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
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Great Expectations
Great Expectations
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