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

    186 entries: 174 monographical, 12 otherwise FINAL
    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. Some of those recent best sellers do not belong on a "great books" lists; they are too closely tied to contemporary events or tastes. 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.

    Read more about the origin of this list at its Macroscopic 2013 page.


    Homer
  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"_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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  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

  40. 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
    *Recommended* *Trinity* *Telegraph* *Newman*

    • '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
    *Recommended* *Trinity* *Telegraph* *Newman*

    • 'Ode on Indolence'_2

    originally published in The Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats, 1848—English
    *Telegraph* *Newman*

    • 'Ode on Melancholy'_3

    part of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
    *Telegraph* *Trinity* *Newman*

    • 'Ode to Psyche'_3

    part of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
    *Telegraph* *Trinity* *Newman*

    • 'To Autumn'_3

    part of Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, 1820—English
    *Telegraph* *Trinity* *Newman*

    • T S Eliot

    'The Waste Land'_9
    originally published Oct. 1922 in the Criterion—English
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    John Milton
  41. Paradise Lost_25

  42. 1667; revised 1674—English
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  43. William Blake

  44. 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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    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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  45. The Wind Among the Reeds_6

  46. 1899—English
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  47. The Shadowy Waters_6

  48. 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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  49. Michael Robartes and the Dancer_6

  50. 1920—English
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  51. The Tower_6

  52. 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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  53. The Winding Stair_6

  54. 1929—English
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  55. Words for Music Perhaps and Other Poems_7

  56. 1932—English
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  57. New Poems_6

  58. 1938—English
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    Ted Hughes
    • Collected Poems_1

    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’s 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
    *Telegraph*

  59. The Hawk in the Rain_1

  60. 1957—English
    *Telegraph*

  61. Lupercal_1

  62. 1960—English
    *Telegraph*

  63. Recklings_1

  64. 1966—English
    *Telegraph*

  65. Crow_1

  66. 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
    *Telegraph*

  67. Prometheus on His Crag_1

  68. 1973; revised for inclusion in Moortown, 1979—English
    *Telegraph*

  69. Cave Birds_1

  70. 1975; expanded and revised 1978; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993—English
    *Telegraph*

  71. Season Songs_1

  72. 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
    *Telegraph*

  73. Orts_1

  74. 1978; portions included as part of 'Earth-Numb' section of Moortown, 1979—English
    *Telegraph*

  75. Moortown Elegies_1

  76. 1978; included in Moortown, 1979; expanded and retitled Moortown Diary, 1989—English
    *Telegraph*

  77. Adam and the Sacred Nine_1

  78. 1979; revised for inclusion in Moortown, 1979—English
    *Telegraph*

  79. Remains of Elmet_1

  80. 1979; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993; revised and entitled Elmet, 1994—English
    *Telegraph*

  81. A Primer of Birds_1

  82. 1981; includes one poem from Crow Wakes, 1971—English
    *Telegraph*

  83. River_1

  84. 1983; revised for inclusion in Three Books, 1993—English
    *Telegraph*

  85. Flowers and Insects_1

  86. 1986—English
    *Telegraph*

  87. Wolfwatching_1

  88. 1989; includes two poems from A Primer of Birds—English
    *Telegraph*

  89. Capriccio_1

  90. 1990—English
    *Telegraph*

  91. Rain-Charm for the Duchy_1

  92. 1992—English
    *Telegraph*

  93. Birthday Letters_1

  94. 1998; published in part, 1995, in New Selected Poems 1957-1994—English
    *Telegraph*

  95. Howls and Whispers_1

  96. 1998—English
    *Telegraph*

    • Ted Hughes

    Tales From Ovid: Twenty-Four Passages From the Metamorphoses_2
    published in part in After Ovid: New Metamorphoses, 1994; in its entirety, 1997; English translations of selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses—English
    *Smart* *Telegraph*

  97. Henry James

  98. 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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  99. Marcel Proust

  100. 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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  101. James Joyce

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

  104. For Whom the Bell Tolls_7
    1940—English
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    Evelyn Waugh
  105. Men at Arms_1

  106. 1952—English
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  107. Officers and Gentlemen_1

  108. 1955—English
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  109. Unconditional Surrender_1

  110. 1961—English
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  111. Muriel Spark

  112. The Ballad of Peckham Rye_1
    1960—English
    *Telegraph*

    John Updike
  113. Rabbit, Run_3

  114. 1960—English
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  115. Rabbit Redux_3

  116. 1971—English
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  117. Rabbit Is Rich_3

  118. 1981—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane* *Telegraph*

  119. Rabbit at Rest_3

  120. 1990—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane* *Telegraph*

  121. Gabriel García Márquez

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

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  123. Toni Morrison

  124. Beloved_8
    1987—English
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  125. Philip Roth

  126. The Human Stain_1
    2000—English
    *Telegraph*

  127. Daphne du Maurier

  128. Rebecca_5
    1938—English
    *Recommended* *Dirda* *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Deposit*

  129. Thomas Malory

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

  132. Les Liaisons Dangereuses_6
    The Dangerous Liaisons
    1782—French

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  133. Robert Graves

  134. I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B C, Murdered and Deified A D 54_5
    1934—English
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    Mary Renault
  135. Fire From Heaven_1

  136. 1969—English
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  137. The Persian Boy_1

  138. 1972—English
    *Telegraph*

  139. Funeral Games_1

  140. 1981—English
    *Telegraph*

  141. Patrick O'Brien

  142. Master and Commander_1
    1969—English
    *Telegraph*

  143. Margaret Mitchell

  144. Gone With the Wind_2
    1936—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  145. Boris Pasternak

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

    *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Telegraph*

  147. Thomas Hardy

  148. Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented_13
    published in part serially Jul.-Dec. 1891 in the Graphic—English
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    Jean Plaidy
  149. The Plantagenet Prelude_1

  150. 1976—English
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  151. The Revolt of the Eaglets_1

  152. 1977—English
    *Telegraph*

  153. The Heart of the Lion_1

  154. 1978—English
    *Telegraph*

  155. The Prince of Darkness_1

  156. q978—English
    *Telegraph*

  157. The Battle of the Queens_1

  158. 1978—English
    *Telegraph*

  159. The Queen From Provence_1

  160. 1979—English
    *Telegraph*

  161. Edward Longsharks_1

  162. 1979; retitled The Hammer of the Scots, 2008—English
    *Telegraph*

  163. The Follies of the King_1

  164. 1980—English
    *Telegraph*

  165. The Vow on the Heron_1

  166. 1980—English
    *Telegraph*

  167. Passage to Pontefract_1

  168. 1981—English
    *Telegraph*

  169. The Star of Lancaster_1

  170. 1981—English
    *Telegraph*

  171. Epitaph for Three Women_1

  172. 1981—English
    *Telegraph*

  173. Red Rose of Anjou_1

  174. 1982—English
    *Telegraph*

  175. The Sun in Splendour_1

  176. 1982—English
    *Telegraph*

  177. Arthur Ransome

  178. Swallows and Amazons_2
    1930—English
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  179. C S Lewis

  180. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe_3
    1950—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  181. J R R Tolkien

  182. 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*

  183. Phillip Pullman

  184. 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*

  185. Jean de Brunhoff

  186. Historie de Babar_1
    1931—French
    *Telegraph*

  187. E Nesbit

  188. The Railway Children_2
    originally published serially in the London Magazine, 1905—English
    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  189. A A Milne

  190. Winnie-the-Pooh_2
    published in part serially 1924-5; in its entirety, 1926—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph*

    J K Rowling
  191. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone_4

  192. 1997—English
    *Guardian* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  193. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets_3

  194. 1998—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  195. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban_3

  196. 1999—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  197. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire_3

  198. 2000—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  199. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix_3

  200. 2003—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  201. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince_3

  202. 2005—English
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  203. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows_3

  204. 2007—English
    *Guardian* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

  205. Kenneth Grahame

  206. The Wind in the Willows_3
    1908—English
    *Recommended* *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  207. Robert Louis Stevenson

  208. 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
    *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Telegraph*

  209. Mary Shelley

  210. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus_11
    originally anonymously published 1818—English
    *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic*

  211. Jules Verne

  212. Vingt Mille Lieues Souls les Mers_5
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    1870—French

    *Magill* *Learning* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  213. H G Wells

  214. The Time Machine_5
    1895—English
    *Rexroth* *Magill* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  215. Aldous Huxley

  216. Brave New World_9
    1932—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Great* *Guardian* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Graphic*

  217. George Orwell

  218. Nineteen Eighty-Four_17
    1949—English
    *Van Doren* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Taylor* *Telegraph* *Graphic* *Educated*

  219. John Wyndham

  220. The Day of the Triffids_1
    1951—English
    *Telegraph*

  221. Isaac Asimov

  222. 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
    *Telegraph*

  223. Arthur C Clarke

  224. 2001: A Space Odyssey_2
    1968—English
    *Learning* *Telegraph*

  225. Philip K Dick

  226. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? _2
    1968—English
    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  227. William Gibson

  228. Neuromancer_1
    1984—English
    *Telegraph*

  229. Patricia Highsmith

  230. The Talented Mr. Ripley_1
    1955—English
    *Telegraph*

  231. Dashiell Hammett

  232. The Maltese Falcon_4
    1930—English
    *Recommended* *Dirda* *Telegraph* *Graphic*

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  233. A Study in Scarlet_6

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

  235. The Sign of the Four_4

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

  237. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes_6

  238. 1892; stories originally published Jul. 1891-Jun. 1892 in the Strand—English
    *Invitation* *Hundred* *Dirda* *Guardian* *Telegraph*

  239. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes_3

  240. 1894; stories originally published 1892-3 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  241. The Hound of the Baskervilles_4

  242. 1902; originally published serially Aug. 1901-Apr. 1902 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

  243. The Return of Sherlock Holmes_3

  244. 1905; stories originally published 1903-4 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  245. The Valley of Fear_4

  246. 1915; originally published serially Sep. 1914-Feb. 1915 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Telegraph*

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

  248. 1917; stories originally published Sep. 1908-Dec. 1913 in the Strand; except one published Sep. 1917 in Collier's Weekly—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  249. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes_3

  250. 1927; stories originally published Oct. 1921-Apr. 1927 in the Strand—English
    *Hundred* *Ward* *Telegraph*

  251. Raymond Chandler

  252. The Big Sleep_1
    1939—English
    *Telegraph*

  253. John le Carré

  254. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy_1
    1974—English
    *Telegraph*

  255. Thomas Harris

  256. Red Dragon_1
    1981—English
    *Telegraph*

  257. Agatha Christie

  258. Murder on the Orient Express_2
    Murder in the Calais Coach
    1934—English

    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    '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*

  259. Wilkie Collins

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

  261. Elmore Leonard

  262. Killshot_1
    1989—English
    *Telegraph*

  263. Karl Marx

  264. 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*

  265. Thomas Paine

  266. 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*

  267. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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

  269. Alexis de Tocqueville

  270. 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*

  271. Carl von Clausewitz

  272. Vom Kriege_4
    On War
    1832—German

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

  273. Niccolò Machiavelli

  274. Il Principe_28
    The Prince
    1532—Italian

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

  275. Thomas Hobbes

  276. Leviathan or, The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil_16
    1651—English
    *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *Downs* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Great* *Telegraph* *Deposit*

  277. Sigmund Freud

  278. Die Traumdeutung_15
    The Interpretation of Dreams
    1899—German

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

  279. Charles Darwin

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

    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*

  281. Robert M Pirsig

  282. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance_2
    1974—English
    *Fadiman* *Telegraph*

  283. Richard Bach

  284. Jonathan Livingston Seagull_1
    1970—English
    *Telegraph*

  285. Douglas Adams

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

  287. Malcolm Gladwell

  288. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference_1
    2000—English
    *Telegraph*

  289. Naomi Wolf

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

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

  292. 1998—English
    *Telegraph*

  293. Delia's How to Cook Book Two_1

  294. 1999—English
    *Telegraph*

  295. Delia's How to Cook Book Three_1

  296. 2001—English
    *Telegraph*

  297. Peter Mayle

  298. A Year in Provence_1
    1989—English
    *Telegraph*

  299. David Pelzer

  300. A Child Called 'It'_1
    1995—English
    *Telegraph*

  301. Lynne Truss

  302. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation_1
    2003—English
    *Telegraph*

  303. Ben Schott

  304. Schott's Original Miscellany_1
    2002—English
    *Telegraph*

  305. Edward Gibbon

  306. 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*

  307. Winston Churchill

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

  309. Steven Runciman

  310. A History of the Crusades_2
    1951—English
    *List* *Telegraph*

  311. Herodotus

  312. Historiē_25
    History
    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*

  313. Thucydides

  314. 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*

  315. T E Lawrence

  316. Seven Pillars of Wisdom_3
    1922—English
    *France* *Zane* *Telegraph*

    --
  317. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle_1

  318. Ninth-Twelfth centuries—English
    *Telegraph*

  319. Orlando Figes

  320. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924_1
    1997—English
    *Telegraph*

  321. Simon Schama

  322. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution_2
    1989—English
    *Fadiman* *Telegraph*

  323. A J P Taylor

  324. The Origins of the Second World War_1
    1961—English
    *Telegraph*

  325. Augustine of Hippo

  326. 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*

  327. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

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

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

  329. Giorgio Vasari

  330. 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*

  331. Primo Levi

  332. Se Questo è un Uomo_2
    Survival in Auschwitz
    1947—Italian

    *Taylor* *Telegraph*

  333. Siegfried Sassoon

  334. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man_1
    1928—English
    *Telegraph*

  335. Lytton Strachey

  336. Eminent Victorians_3
    1918—English
    *Fadiman* *Smart* *Telegraph*

  337. Elizabeth Gaskell

  338. A Life of Charlotte Brontë_2
    1857—English
    *Dirda* *Telegraph*

  339. Robert Graves

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

  341. James Boswell

  342. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D._21
    1791—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

    Alan Clark
  343. Diaries_1

  344. 1993—English
    *Telegraph*

  345. Diaries: Into Politics 1972-1982_1

  346. 2000—English
    *Telegraph*

  347. Diaries: The Last Diaries 1993-1999_1

  348. 2002—English
    *Telegraph*