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The Globe and Mail (Martin Levin, Charlotte Gray, André Alexis, A L Kennedy, and Alberto Manguel, eds.), 50 Greatest Books of All Time [2008]

    73 entries: 68 monographical, five otherwise
    Unranked—arranged topically

    The "great books" list created by the Toronto daily, the Globe and Mail, was edited by Martin Levin in collaboration with Charlotte Gray, André Alexis, A L Kennedy, and Alberto Manguel. Besides Manguel, quite a few acclaimed writers contributed articles, including Mary Beard, Colm Tóibín, and Jane Smiley. This list is essentially what I call a book-as-list, except it took the form of a series of newspaper articles. Those articles are no longer online, though a discussion about the list is (Martin Levin on the Greatest Books Series).


  1. Mark Twain

  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_23
    1884—English
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  3. Marcel Proust

  4. À la Recherche du Temps Perdu_17
    In Search of Lost Time; In Remembrance of Things Past
    originally published in seven volumes, two of which originally published as two books each, 1913-27—French

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  5. Charles Darwin

  6. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life_23
    1859—English
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  7. Dante

  8. La Divina Commedia_33
    The Divine Comedy
    originally entitled La Commedia; written ca. 1308-21—Italian

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  9. Plato

  10. Politeia_24
    The Republic
    early Fourth Century B.C—Greek

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  11. Miguel de Cervantes

  12. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha_36
    Don Quixote
    originally published in two volumes, 1605 and 1615; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edith Grossman's English translation—Spanish

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  13. James Joyce

  14. Ulysses_20
    published in part serially Mar. 1918-Dec. 1920 in the Little Review; in its entirety, 1922—English
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  15. Karl Marx

  16. Das Kapital, Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie_12
    originally published in three volumes 1867, 1885, and 1894—German
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  17. Augustine of Hippo

  18. Confessionum Libri Tredecim_23
    The Confessions of St. Augustine
    written 397-98—Latin

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  19. Niccolò Machiavelli

  20. Il Principe_28
    The Prince
    1532—Italian

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  21. F Scott Fitzgerald

  22. The Great Gatsby_17
    1925—English
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  23. George Eliot

  24. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life _22
    originally published serially Dec. 1871-Dec. 1872—English
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  25. Adam Smith

  26. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations_14
    1776; revised through third edition, 1784—English
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  27. Sigmund Freud

  28. Die Traumdeutung_15
    The Interpretation of Dreams
    1899—German

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  29. Jonathan Swift

  30. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships_29
    Gulliver's Travels
    1726; revised 1735—English

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  31. Gabriel García Márquez

  32. Cien Anõs de Soledad_18
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    1967; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Gregory Rabassa's English translation—Spanish

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  33. William Shakespeare

  34. King Lear_21
    1606—English
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  35. Immanuel Kant

  36. Kritik der Reinen Vernunft_12
    Critique of Pure Reason
    1781; revised 1787—German

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  37. Jane Austen

  38. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
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    Homer
  39. Iliad_33

  40. ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Cowan and Guinness ("Trinity") specifiy Richard Lattimore's English translation; Mallison ("Smart") notes Derek Jacobi's modern aural version—Greek
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  41. Odýsseia_36

  42. The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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  43. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  44. Brat'â Karamazovy_23
    The Brothers Karamazov
    originally published serially 1880 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian

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    T S Eliot
    • Collected Poems, 1909-1962_3

    1936; expanded 1963; includes Prufrock and Other Observations [1917]; Poems: 1920 [1920]; 'The Waste Land'; 'The Hollow Men'; Ash Wednesday [1930]; Journey of the Magi [1927]; A Song for Simeon [1928]; Animula [1929]; Marina [1930]; Triumphal March [1931]; Sweeney Agonistes: Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama [1932]; Four Quartets; The Cultivation of Christmas Trees [1954]; selections from The Rock; two poems, 'Coriolan' and 'Difficulties of a Statesman', included with Triumphal March and Sweeney Agonistes in a section entitled Unfinished Poems; plus sections entitled Minor Poems, and Occasional Verses; 1936 edition, entitled Collected Poems, 1909-1935, only included 'Burnt Norton' from Four Quartets and did not include The Cultivation of Christmas Trees or the Occasional Verses section—English
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  45. Prufrock and Other Observations_4

  46. 1917—English
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  47. Poems: 1920_4

  48. 1920—English
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  49. Journey of the Magi_5

  50. 1927; illustrations by Edward McKnight Kauffer; eighth of a series of 37 pamphlets collectively entitled Ariel Poems—English
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  51. A Song for Simeon_4

  52. 1927; with an illustration by Edward McKnight Kauffer; 16th of a series of 37 pamphlets collectively entitled Ariel Poems—English
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  53. Animula_4

  54. 1929; illustrations by Gertrude Hermes; 23rd of a series of 37 pamphlets collectively entitled Ariel Poems—English
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  55. Marina_5

  56. 1930; illustrations by Edward McKnight Kauffer; 29th of a series of 37 pamphlets collectively entitled Ariel Poems—English
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  57. Ash Wednesday_7

  58. 1930—English
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  59. Triumphal March_4

  60. 1931; illustrations by Edward McKnight Kauffer; 35th of a series of 37 pamphlets collectively entitled Ariel Poems; later made part of 'Coriolan' in the Unfinished Poems section of Eliot's Collected Poems—English
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  61. Sweeney Agonistes: Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama_4

  62. 1932—English
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  63. Four Quartets_10

  64. originally published in four volumes: Burnt Norton, in Collected Poems 1909-1935, 1936; East Coker, in the New English Weekly, 1940; The Dry Salvages, in the New English Weekly, 1941; Little Gidding, in the New English Weekly, 1942—English
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  65. The Cultivation of Christmas Trees_3

  66. 1954; illustrations by David Jones; part of a second series of Ariel Poems—English
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  67. Vladimir Nabokov

  68. Lolita_11
    1955—English
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  69. Quran_11

  70. Koran
    Seventh Century—Arabic

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  71. Charles Dickens

  72. Our Mutual Friend_6
    originally published serially May 1864-Nov. 1865—English
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  73. Jorge Luis Borges

  74. Ficciones_6
    originally entitled El Jardín de Senderos que se Bifurcan, published 1941; expanded 1944 and 1956—Spanish
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  75. Herodotus

  76. Historiē_25
    History
    Fifth Century B.C—Greek

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  77. Herman Melville

  78. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale_26
    1851—English
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  79. Gustave Flaubert

  80. Madame Bovary_29
    originally published serially Oct. 1856-Dec. 1856 in La Revue de Paris; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Frances Steegmuller's English translation—French
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    Franz Kafka
    • The Collected Stories of Franz Kafka_2

    1971; includes Die Verwandlung [1915]; In der Strafkolonie [1919]; Betrachtung (Contemplation), 1912; Eine Landarzt. Kleine Erzählungen (A Country Doctor), 1919; Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist), 1924; Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer (The Great Wall of China), 1931; and other stories previously published but uncollected in book form—German
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  81. Die Verwandlung_14

  82. The Metamorphosis
    originally published 1915 in Die Weißen Blätter; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Stanley Corngold's English translation—German

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  83. In der Strafkolonie_5

  84. In the Penal Colony
    1919—German

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  85. The Bible_17

  86. Downs also lists John Wycliffe's 1382 English translation of the Vulgate; Bloom, Dirda, and the Globe and Mail specify the King James Version, translated 1604-11 to English from the Hebrew and Aramaic (Old Testament) and the Greek (New Testament), revised 1769 by Benjamin Blayney—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
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  87. Isaac Newton

  88. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica_9
    The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
    1687; revised 1713 and 1726—Latin

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    William Butler Yeats
    • The Collected Poems of W B Yeats_5

    1933; expanded 1950; revised 1956; includes The Wind Among the Reeds [1899]; The Shadowy Waters [originally published May 1900 in the North American Review; revised for inclusion in Poems, 1899-1905; theatrical version published separately 1906; both versions included here]; Michael Robartes and the Dancer [1921]; The Tower [1928]; The Winding Stair [1929]; Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems [1932]; New Poems [1938]; selections from The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems, 1889; The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics, 1892; In the Seven Woods: Being Poems Chiefly of the Irish Heroic Age, 1904; The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1910; Responsibilities, 1914; The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and a Play in Verse, 1917, expanded 1919; A Full Moon in March, 1935; and Last Poems and Two Plays, 1939—English
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  89. The Wind Among the Reeds_6

  90. 1899—English
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  91. The Shadowy Waters_6

  92. 1900; originally published May 1900 in the North American Review; revised for inclusion in Poems, 1899-1905; theatrical version published separately 1906; both versions included in the author's collected poems—English
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  93. Michael Robartes and the Dancer_6

  94. 1920—English
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  95. The Tower_6

  96. 1928; originally published as Seven Poems and a Fragment, 1922; The Cat and the Moon, 1924; and October Blast, 1927—English
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  97. The Winding Stair_6

  98. 1929—English
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  99. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems_7

  100. 1932—English
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  101. New Poems_6

  102. 1938—English
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  103. Galileo

  104. Dialogo Sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo_8
    Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
    1632—Italian

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    Sophocles
  105. Oidipous epi Kolōnō_20

  106. Oedipus at Colonus
    401 B C—Greek

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  107. Oidipous Tyrannos_25

  108. Oedipus Rex; Oedipus the King
    ca. 429 B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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  109. Antigone_22

  110. ca. 441 B C—Greek
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  111. Vyasa

  112. Mahabharata_13
    includes Bhagavad Gita; ca. Ninth Century B C-Fourth Century—Sanskrit
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  113. Lewis Carroll

  114. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_17
    1865—English
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  115. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  116. Du Contrat Social ou Principes du Droit Politique_17
    The Social Contract
    1762—French

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  117. Michel de Montaigne

  118. Les Essais_26
    Essays
    originally published in three volumes: 1580, 1588, and 1595—French

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  119. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  120. Faust_26
    originally published in two volumes: first, Faust. Der Tragödie Erster Teil, published in part, 1790; in its entirey, 1808; revised 1829; second, Faust. Der Tragödie Zweiter Teil, 1832—German
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  121. Rachel Carson

  122. Silent Spring_8
    originally published Jun. 1962 in the New Yorker—English
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  123. David Hume

  124. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding_10
    1748—English
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    • Anton Chekhov

    Stories_7
    late Nineteenth-early Twentieth centuries—Russian
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  125. Leo Tolstoy

  126. Voyna i Mir"_24
    War and Peace
    originally entitled 1805, published in part, 1865 and 1867; retitled and published in its entirety, 1869—Russian

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  127. Mary Wollstonecraft

  128. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman_8
    1792—English
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  129. Giovanni Boccaccio

  130. Il Decameron, Cognominato Prencipe Galeotto_12
    ca. 1351-53—Italian
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  131. Samuel Beckett

  132. En Attendant Godot_12
    Waiting for Godot
    1953—French

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  133. Murasaki Shikibu

  134. Genji Monogatari_12
    The Tale of Genji
    ca. early Eleventh Century; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Royall Tyler's English translation—Japanese

    *Rexroth* *Ward* *Oriental* *Magill* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Graphic*

    • Denis Diderot et al.

    Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers_7
    published in 28 volumes, 1751-72—French
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  135. Henry James

  136. The Portrait of a Lady_14
    originally published serially Oct. 1880-Nov. 1881 in Macmillan's and Nov. 1880-Dec. 1881 in the Atlantic Monthly—English
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