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The Daily Telegraph/ The Sunday Telegraph, 110 Best Books [2008]

    187 entries: 175 monographical, 12 otherwise
    Unranked—arranged topically

    Of the three lists generated in recent years by collective personnel at major newspapers, the Telegraph's is closer to the Globe and Mail's in its decent coverage of Western literature, but also compares to the Guardian's in its inclusion of modern popular favorites. Indeed, this list shows clearly the unfortunate side of publications getting into the habit of making book lists that cover all of literary history: as with lists of music albums, an excess of recent entries distracts from the stated purpose of the list and suggests excessive praise for those recent entries, when in fact the listmakers were unlikely to have wanted to make a bold claim about the significance of those works but rather simply aimed to include some suitable present-day companions to older works.

  1. Iliad_33

  2. 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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  3. Odýsseia_36

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

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    Anthony Trollope
  5. The Warden_3

  6. 1855—English
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  7. Barchester Towers_4

  8. 1857—English
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  9. Doctor Thorne_2

  10. 1858—English
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  11. Framley Parsonage_2

  12. originally published serially Jan. 1860-Apr. 1861 in Cornhill Magazine—English
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  13. The Small House at Allington_2

  14. originally published serially Sep. 1862-Apr. 1864—English
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  15. The Last Chronicle of Barset_3

  16. originally published serially Dec. 1866-Jul. 1867—English
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  17. Jane Austen

  18. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
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  19. Jonathan Swift

  20. 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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  21. Charlotte Brontë

  22. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography_16
    originally published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell, 1847—English
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  23. Leo Tolstoy

  24. Voyna i Mir"_25
    War and Peace
    originally entitled 1805, published in part, 1865 and 1867; retitled and published in its entirety, 1869—Russian

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  25. Charles Dickens

  26. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)_15
    originally published serially May 1849-Nov. 1850—English
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  27. William Makepeace Thackeray

  28. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero_18
    originally published serially Jan. 1847-Jul. 1848—English
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  29. Gustave Flaubert

  30. 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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  31. George Eliot

  32. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life _22
    originally published serially Dec. 1871-Dec. 1872—English
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  33. William Shakespeare

  34. Sonnets_8
    1609; two sonnets originally published in The Passionate Pilgrim, 1599—English
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  35. Dante

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

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  37. Geoffrey Chaucer

  38. Canterbury Tales_30
    1478; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Nevill Coghill's modern English version—English
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  39. William Wordsworth
    The Prelude or, Growth of the Poet's Mind: An Autobiographical Poem_9
    1850; earlier versions written 1799 and 1805—English
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    John Keats
    • 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'_4

    originally anonymously published Jan. 1820 in Annals of the Fine Arts; included in Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
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    • 'Ode to a Nightingale'_4

    originally published Jul. 1820 in Annals of the Fine Arts; included in Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
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    • 'Ode on Indolence'_2

    originally published in The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, 1848—English
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    • 'Ode on Melancholy'_3

    part of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
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    • 'Ode to Psyche'_3

    part of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
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    • 'To Autumn'_3

    part of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
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    • T S Eliot

  40. 'The Waste Land'_9
    originally published Oct. 1922 in the Criterion—English
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    John Milton
  41. Paradise Lost_27

  42. 1667; revised 1674—English
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  43. William Blake
    Songs of Innocence and Experience Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul_11
    published in part, 1789, as Songs of Innocence; in its entirety, 1794—English
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    W B Yeats
    • The Collected Poems of W B Yeats_5

  44. 1933; expanded 1950; revised 1956; includes The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems [1889]; 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 Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics, 1892 [included here as 'The Rose']; 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, 1917, expanded 1919; A Full Moon in March, 1935 [included here as 'Parnell's Funeral and Other Poems'; and Last Poems and Two Plays, 1939—English
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  45. The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems_6

  46. 1889—English
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  47. The Wind Among the Reeds_6

  48. 1899—English
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  49. The Shadowy Waters_6

  50. 1900; originally published May 1900 in the North American Review; revised for inclusion in Poems, 1899-1905; theatrical version published separately 1906; included in the author's collected poems—English
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  51. Michael Robartes and the Dancer_6

  52. 1920—English
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  53. The Tower_6

  54. 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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  55. The Winding Stair_6

  56. 1929—English
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  57. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems_7

  58. 1932—English
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  59. New Poems_6
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    Ted Hughes
    • Collected Poems_1

  60. 2003; includes The Hawk in the Rain [1957]; Lupercal [1960]; Recklings [1966]; Crow [published as: Four Crow Poems, 1970; A Few Crows, 1970; Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow [1970--expanded 1971]; Crow Wakes, 1971; and as Hughes' part of Poems: Ruth Fainlight, Ted Hughes, Alan Silitoe, 1971--the Collected Poems version of Crow is counted as a monographic work, though in fact it has not been published on its own in such expanded form; in other words, the three shorter original monographic publications are not included in the master list]; Prometheus on His Crag [1973; revised for inclusion in Moortown, 1979]; Cave Birds [1975; expanded and revised 1978; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993]; Season Songs [1976; published in part, 1968, as Five Autumn Songs for Children's Voices; and as part of Spring Summer Autumn Winter, 1973; revised 1985]; Orts [1978; portions included as part of 'Earth-Numb' section of Moortown, 1979]; Moortown Elegies [1978; included in Moortown, 1979; expanded and retitled Moortown Diary, 1989]; Adam and the Sacred Nine [1979; revised for inclusion in Moortown, 1979]; Remains of Elmet [1979; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993; revised and entitled Elmet, 1994]; A Primer of Birds [1981; includes one poem from Crow Wakes, 1971]; River [1983; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993]; Flowers and Insects [1986]; Wolfwatching [1989; includes two poems from A Primer of Birds]; Capriccio [1990]; Rain-Charm for the Duchy [1992]; Birthday Letters [1998; published in part, 1995, in New Selected Poems 1957-1994]; Howls and Whispers [1998]; plus Tales From Ovid: Twenty-Four Passages From the Metamorphoses, 1997—published in part in After Ovid: New Metamorphoses, 1994; selections from Wodwo, 1967; and Gaudete, 1977; 'Earth-Numb', originally published in the collection Moortown [1979]; plus sections entitled Early Poems and Juvenilia (1946-57); Uncollected (1957-59); Uncollected (1960-1967); Uncollected (1967-70); Uncollected (1971-73); Uncollected (1974-75); Uncollected (1976-77); Uncollected (1977-78); Uncollected (1979); Uncollected (1980-81); Uncollected (1981-83); Uncollected (1983-86); Uncollected (1987-89); Uncollected (1992-97); Uncollected (1997-98)]—English

  61. The Hawk in the Rain_1

  62. 1957—English

  63. Lupercal_1

  64. 1960—English

  65. Recklings_1

  66. 1966—English

  67. Crow_1

  68. originally published as Four Crow Poems, 1970; A Few Crows, 1970; Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow, 1970, expanded 1971; Crow Wakes, 1971; and as Hughes’s portion of Poems: Ruth Fainlight, Ted Hughes, Alan Silitoe, 1971; only the author's Collected Poems, 2003, includes singular version of this work—English

  69. Prometheus on His Crag_1

  70. 1973; revised for inclusion in Moortown, 1979—English

  71. Cave Birds_1

  72. 1975; expanded and revised 1978; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993—English

  73. Season Songs_1

  74. 1976; published in part, 1968, as Five Autumn Songs for Children’s Voices; and as part of Spring Summer Autumn Winter, 1973; revised 1985—English

  75. Orts_1

  76. 1978; portions included as part of 'Earth-Numb' section of Moortown, 1979—English

  77. Moortown Elegies_1

  78. 1978; included in Moortown, 1979; expanded and retitled Moortown Diary, 1989—English

  79. Adam and the Sacred Nine_1

  80. 1979; revised for inclusion in Moortown, 1979—English

  81. Remains of Elmet_1

  82. 1979; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993; revised and entitled Elmet, 1994—English

  83. A Primer of Birds_1

  84. 1981; includes one poem from Crow Wakes, 1971—English

  85. River_1

  86. 1983; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993—English

  87. Flowers and Insects_1

  88. 1986—English

  89. Wolfwatching_1

  90. 1989; includes two poems from A Primer of Birds—English

  91. Capriccio_1

  92. 1990—English

  93. Rain-Charm for the Duchy_1

  94. 1992—English

  95. Birthday Letters_1

  96. 1998; published in part, 1995, in New Selected Poems 1957-1994—English

  97. Howls and Whispers_1

    • Tales From Ovid: Twenty-Four Passages From the Metamorphoses_2

  98. published in part in After Ovid: New Metamorphoses, 1994; in its entirety, 1997; English translations of selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses—English
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  99. Henry James

  100. 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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  101. Marcel Proust

  102. 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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  103. James Joyce

  104. Ulysses_20
    published in part serially Mar. 1918-Dec. 1920 in the Little Review; in its entirety, 1922—English
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  105. Ernest Hemingway

  106. For Whom the Bell Tolls_7
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    Evelyn Waugh
  107. Men at Arms_1

  108. 1952—English

  109. Officers and Gentlemen_1

  110. 1955—English

  111. Unconditional Surrender_1

  112. 1961—English

  113. Muriel Spark

  114. The Ballad of Peckham Rye_1

    John Updike
  115. Rabbit, Run_3

  116. 1960—English
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  117. Rabbit Redux_3

  118. 1971—English
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  119. Rabbit Is Rich_3

  120. 1981—English
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  121. Rabbit at Rest_3

  122. 1990—English
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  123. Gabriel García Márquez

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

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  125. Toni Morrison

  126. Beloved_9
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  127. Philip Roth

  128. The Human Stain_1

  129. Daphne du Maurier

  130. Rebecca_5
    *Recommended* *Dirda* *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Deposit*

  131. Thomas Malory

  132. Le Morte d'Arthur_13
    1485; revised through sixth edition, 1634—English
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  133. Choderlos de Laclos

  134. Les Liaisons Dangereuses_6
    The Dangerous Liaisons

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  135. Robert Graves

  136. I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B C, Murdered and Deified A D 54_5
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    Mary Renault
  137. Fire From Heaven_1

  138. 1969—English

  139. The Persian Boy_1

  140. 1972—English

  141. Funeral Games_1

  142. 1981—English

  143. Patrick O'Brien

  144. Master and Commander_1

  145. Margaret Mitchell

  146. Gone With the Wind_2
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  147. Boris Pasternak

  148. Dóktor Živágo_5
    Doctor Zhivago
    Italian translation, 1957; original Russian, 1958—Russian

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  149. Thomas Hardy

  150. Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented_14
    published in part serially Jul.-Dec. 1891 in the Graphic—English
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    Jean Plaidy
  151. The Plantagenet Prelude_1

  152. 1976—English

  153. The Revolt of the Eaglets_1

  154. 1977—English

  155. The Heart of the Lion_1

  156. 1978—English

  157. The Prince of Darkness_1

  158. q978—English

  159. The Battle of the Queens_1

  160. 1978—English

  161. The Queen From Provence_1

  162. 1979—English

  163. Edward Longsharks_1

  164. 1979; retitled The Hammer of the Scots, 2008—English

  165. The Follies of the King_1

  166. 1980—English

  167. The Vow on the Heron_1

  168. 1980—English

  169. Passage to Pontefract_1

  170. 1981—English

  171. The Star of Lancaster_1

  172. 1981—English

  173. Epitaph for Three Women_1

  174. 1981—English

  175. Red Rose of Anjou_1

  176. 1982—English

  177. The Sun in Splendour_1

  178. 1982—English

  179. Arthur Ransome

  180. Swallows and Amazons_2
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  181. C S Lewis

  182. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe_3
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  183. J R R Tolkien

  184. The Lord of the Rings_6
    published in three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King, 1954-5—English
    *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  185. Phillip Pullman

  186. His Dark Materials_4
    originally published in three volumes: Northern Lights, 1995 (U S title: The Golden Compass); The Subtle Knife, 1997; The Amber Spyglass, 2000—English
    *Guardian* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  187. Jean de Brunhoff

  188. Historie de Babar_1

  189. E Nesbit

  190. The Railway Children_2
    originally published serially in the London Magazine, 1905—English
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  191. A A Milne

  192. Winnie-the-Pooh_2
    published in part serially 1924-5; in its entirety, 1926—English
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    J K Rowling
  193. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone_4

  194. 1997—English
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  195. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets_3

  196. 1998—English
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  197. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban_3

  198. 1999—English
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  199. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire_3

  200. 2000—English
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  201. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix_3

  202. 2003—English
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  203. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince_3

  204. 2005—English
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  205. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows_3

  206. 2007—English
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  207. Kenneth Grahame

  208. The Wind in the Willows_3
    *Recommended* *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  209. Robert Louis Stevenson

  210. Treasure Island_5
    originally entitled Treasure Island or, The Mutiny of the Hispaniola, published serially 1891-92 in Young Folks under the pseudonym, Captain George North—English
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  211. Mary Shelley

  212. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus_12
    originally anonymously published 1818—English
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  213. Jules Verne

  214. Vingt Mille Lieues Souls les Mers_5
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  215. H G Wells

  216. The Time Machine_5
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  217. Aldous Huxley

  218. Brave New World_9
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Great* *Guardian* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Graphic*

  219. George Orwell

  220. Nineteen Eighty-Four_17
    *Van Doren* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Graphic* *Educated*

  221. John Wyndham

  222. The Day of the Triffids_1

  223. Isaac Asimov

  224. Foundation_1
    1951; four of five chapters previously published: May 1942, as 'Foundation', in Astounding Science-Fiction; Jun. 1942, as 'Bridle and Saddle', in Astounding Science-Fiction; Oct. 1944, as 'The Wedge', in Astounding Science-Fiction; Aug. 1944, as 'The Big and the Little', in Astounding Science-Fiction—English

  225. Arthur C Clarke

  226. 2001: A Space Odyssey_2
    *Learning* *Telegraph*

  227. Philip K Dick

  228. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? _2
    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  229. William Gibson

  230. Neuromancer_1

  231. Patricia Highsmith

  232. The Talented Mr. Ripley_1

  233. Dashiell Hammett

  234. The Maltese Falcon_4
    *Recommended* *Dirda* *Telegraph* *Graphic*

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  235. A Study in Scarlet_6

  236. originally published 1887 in Beeton's Christmas Annual—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Kanigel* *Taylor* *Telegraph*

  237. The Sign of the Four_4

  238. originally published Feb. 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  239. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes_6

  240. 1892; stories originally published Jul. 1891-Jun. 1892 in the Strand—English
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Dirda* *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  241. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes_3

  242. 1894; stories originally published 1892-3 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  243. The Hound of the Baskervilles_4

  244. 1902; originally published serially Aug. 1901-Apr. 1902 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  245. The Return of Sherlock Holmes_3

  246. 1905; stories originally published 1903-4 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  247. The Valley of Fear_4

  248. 1915; originally published serially Sep. 1914-Feb. 1915 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  249. His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes_3

  250. 1917; stories originally published Sep. 1908-Dec. 1913 in the Strand; except one published Sep. 1917 in Collier's Weekly—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  251. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes_3

  252. 1927; stories originally published Oct. 1921-Apr. 1927 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  253. Raymond Chandler

  254. The Big Sleep_1

  255. John le Carré

  256. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy_1

  257. Thomas Harris

  258. Red Dragon_1

  259. Agatha Christie
    Murder on the Orient Express_2
    Murder in the Calais Coach

    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

    • Edgar Allan Poe

  260. 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'_5
    originally published Apr. 1841 in Graham's Magazine; revised for inclusion in The Prose Romances of Edgar A Poe, 1843—English
    *Ward* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  261. Wilkie Collins

  262. The Woman in White_3
    originally published serially Nov. 1859-Aug. 1860 in All the Year Round—English
    *Bloom* *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  263. Elmore Leonard

  264. Killshot_1

  265. Karl Marx

  266. Das Kapital, Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie_12
    published in three volumes: 1867, 1885, and 1894—German
    *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *World*

  267. Thomas Paine

  268. The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution_7
    originally published in two volumes, 1791 and 1792—English
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Ward* *Good* *Recommended* *Great* *Telegraph*

  269. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  270. Du Contrat Social ou Principes du Droit Politique_17
    The Social Contract

    *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Adler* *Good* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Educated*

  271. Alexis de Tocqueville

  272. De la Démocratie en Amérique_12
    Democracy in America
    originally published in two volumes, 1835 and 1840—French

    *Downs* *Read* *Adler* *Magill* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Great* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Educated*

  273. Carl von Clausewitz

  274. Vom Kriege_4
    On War

    *Downs* *Read* *SeymourSmith* *Telegraph*

  275. Niccolò Machiavelli

  276. Il Principe_29
    The Prince

    *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *World* *Deposit* *Educated*

  277. Thomas Hobbes

  278. Leviathan or, The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil_16
    *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *Telegraph* *Deposit*

  279. Sigmund Freud

  280. Die Traumdeutung_15
    The Interpretation of Dreams

    *Classics* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Learning* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Graphic*

  281. Charles Darwin
    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life_23
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Learning* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Deposit* *Graphic* *Educated*

    • Denis Diderot et al.

  282. Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers_7
    published in 28 volumes, 1751-72—French
    *Downs* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  283. Robert M Pirsig

  284. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance_2
    *Fadiman* *Telegraph*

  285. Richard Bach

  286. Jonathan Livingston Seagull_1

  287. Douglas Adams

  288. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_3
    1979 novel based on 1978 radio play—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  289. Malcolm Gladwell

  290. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference_1

  291. Naomi Wolf

  292. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women_1
    1991; expanded 2002—English

    Delia Smith
  293. Delia's How to Cook Book One_1

  294. 1998—English

  295. Delia's How to Cook Book Two_1

  296. 1999—English

  297. Delia's How to Cook Book Three_1

  298. 2001—English

  299. Peter Mayle

  300. A Year in Provence_1

  301. David Pelzer

  302. A Child Called 'It'_1

  303. Lynne Truss

  304. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation_1

  305. Ben Schott

  306. Schott's Original Miscellany_1

  307. Edward Gibbon

  308. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire_23
    originally published in six volumes: first, 1776; second-third, 1781; fourth-sixth, 1788—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Telegraph* *World* *Educated*

  309. Winston Churchill

  310. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples_1
    published in four volumes, 1956-58—English

  311. Steven Runciman

  312. A History of the Crusades_2
    *List* *Telegraph*

  313. Herodotus

  314. Historiē_25
    Fifth Century B.C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *GlobeMail* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *World* *Educated*

  315. Thucydides

  316. History of the Peloponnesian War_23
    early Fifth Century B.C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Read* *List* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Utne* *Great* *Telegraph* *World* *Educated*

  317. T E Lawrence

  318. Seven Pillars of Wisdom_3
    *France* *Zane* *Telegraph*

  319. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle_1

  320. Ninth-Twelfth centuries—English

  321. Orlando Figes

  322. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924_1

  323. Simon Schama

  324. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution_2
    *Fadiman* *Telegraph*

  325. A J P Taylor

  326. The Origins of the Second World War_1

  327. Augustine of Hippo

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

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *O'Hear* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Reynolds* *Newman* *Educated*

  329. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

  330. De Vita Caesarum_5
    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
    written 121—Latin

    *Downs* *Ward* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph*

  331. Giorgio Vasari

  332. Le Vite de' Più Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, e Architettori da Cimabue Insino a' Tempi Nostri_5
    The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
    1550; expanded 1568—Italian

    *Durant* *Ward* *Bloom* *Kanigel* *Telegraph*

  333. Primo Levi

  334. Se Questo è un Uomo_2
    Survival in Auschwitz

    *Taylor* *Telegraph*

  335. Siegfried Sassoon

  336. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man_1

  337. Lytton Strachey

  338. Eminent Victorians_3
    *Fadiman* *Smart* *Telegraph*

  339. Elizabeth Gaskell

  340. A Life of Charlotte Brontë_2
    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  341. Robert Graves

  342. Good-Bye to All That_3
    1929; revised 1957—English
    *Ward* *Fadiman* *Telegraph*

  343. James Boswell

  344. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D._21
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

    Alan Clark
  345. Diaries_1

  346. 1993—English

  347. Diaries: Into Politics 1972-1982_1

  348. 2000—English

  349. Diaries: The Last Diaries 1993-1999_1

  350. 2002—English