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J Peder Zane, The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books [2007]

    182 entries: 167 monographical, 15 otherwise

    J Peder Zane's book compiles lists from 125 writers naming "the ten greatest works of fiction of all time." The cumulative top ten that emerged from the project, presented at the beginning of the book, does not reveal any surprises. While some of the contributors definitely saw this project as an opportunity to promote obscure works, many of them clearly did not, producing lists no more idiosyncratic than most of the "great books" lists created by critics and scholars. Given that the top ten does not include any poetry or non-fiction, I've drawn out a longer list from this book. Zane provides a master list with all 544 works collectively named by the 125 participants, and places them in order of the number of points they received (a first-place ranking from one of the 125 gets the work 10 points, a second-place ranking nine points, and so on). I've included all the works that received at least 10 points; therefore, all works that an author listed no. 1 are included. Thankfully, at least a few contributors ignored the "fiction" requirement, so we at least have one quasi-historical work, the Bible, plus a little poetry. I could include all 544 titles—nothing in this project's guidelines demands otherwise; I might do so eventually. For now, you'll have to read the book to see the works that received less than 10 points, or to see the individual authors' lists. There's a good article from Time magazine still available online.

  1. Leo Tolstoy

  2. Anna Karenina_20
    published in part serially 1873-7 in Rússkij Véstnik; in its entirety, 1877; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian
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  3. Gustave Flaubert

  4. 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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  5. Leo Tolstoy

  6. 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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  7. Vladimir Nabokov

  8. Lolita_11
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  9. Mark Twain

  10. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_23
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  11. William Shakespeare

  12. Hamlet_27
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  13. F Scott Fitzgerald

  14. The Great Gatsby_17
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  15. Marcel Proust
    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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    • Anton Chekhov

  16. Stories_7
    late Nineteenth-early Twentieth centuries—Russian
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  17. George Eliot

  18. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life _22
    originally published serially Dec. 1871-Dec. 1872—English
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  19. Miguel de Cervantes

  20. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha_37
    Don Quixote
    originally published in two volumes, 1605 and 1615; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edith Grossman's English translation—Spanish

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  21. Herman Melville

  22. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale_26
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  23. Charles Dickens

  24. Great Expectations_15
    originally published serially Dec. 1860-Aug. 1861 in All the Year Round—English
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  25. James Joyce

  26. Ulysses_20
    published in part serially Mar. 1918-Dec. 1920 in the Little Review; in its entirety, 1922—English
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  27. Homer

  28. Odýsseia_36
    The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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  29. James Joyce

  30. Dubliners_10
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  31. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  32. Prestuplénie i Nakazániye_23
    Crime and Punishment
    originally published serially Jan.-Dec. 1866 in Rússkij Véstnik; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian

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  33. William Shakespeare

  34. King Lear_21
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  35. Jane Austen

  36. Emma_11
    originally anonymously published 1815—English
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  37. Gabriel García Márquez

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

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  39. William Faulkner

  40. The Sound and the Fury_13
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  41. Virginia Woolf

  42. To the Lighthouse_12
    1927 —English
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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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  45. Dante
    La Divina Commedia_33
    The Divine Comedy
    originally entitled La Commedia; written ca. 1308-21—Italian

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    • Flannery O'Connor

  46. Stories_1
    Twentieth Century—English

  47. Laurence Sterne

  48. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman_14
    originally published in nine volumes, 1759-67—English
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  49. Jane Austen

  50. Pride and Prejudice_30
    originally anonymously published 1813—English
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  51. Emily Brontë

  52. Wuthering Heights_17
    originally published 1847 under the pseudonym, Ellis Bell; revised 1850—English
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  53. The Bible_17

  54. 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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  55. Vladimir Nabokov

  56. Pale Fire_8
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  57. William Faulkner

  58. Absalom, Absalom!_7
    *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Norway* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  59. Henry James

  60. 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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  61. Harper Lee

  62. To Kill a Mockingbird_5
    *Recommended* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Harvard*

  63. Geoffrey Chaucer

  64. Canterbury Tales_30
    1478; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Nevill Coghill's modern English version—English
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  65. Joseph Conrad

  66. Heart of Darkness_16
    originally published serially Feb.-Apr. 1899 in Blackwood's—English
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  67. Virginia Woolf

  68. Mrs. Dalloway_11
    published in part, Jul. 1923, as 'Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street', in the Dial; in its entirety, 1925—English
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  69. Ralph Ellison

  70. Invisible Man_12
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  71. Charles Dickens

  72. Bleak House_7
    originally published serially Mar. 1852-Sep. 1853—English
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  73. Franz Kafka

  74. Der Prozess_16
    The Trial

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  75. Toni Morrison

  76. Beloved_9
    *Recommended* *Trinity* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Telegraph* *Zane* *Harvard* *Deposit*

  77. Charlotte Brontë

  78. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography_16
    originally published under the pseudonym, Currer Bell, 1847—English
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  79. Albert Camus

  80. L'Étranger_14
    The Stranger

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  81. John Steinbeck

  82. The Grapes of Wrath_11
    *Hundred* *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Deposit* *Graphic*

  83. Robert Penn Warren

  84. All the King's Men_5
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Zane* *Smart*

  85. Ford Madox Ford

  86. The Good Soldier_4
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Zane*

  87. J D Salinger

  88. Catcher in the Rye_8
    *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Guardian* *Zane* *Taylor* *Graphic*

  89. Jane Austen

  90. Persuasion_6
    originally anonymously published 1817—English
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  91. William Shakespeare

  92. Macbeth_16
    ca. 1607—English
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  93. Aeschylus

  94. Oresteia_19
    The House of Atreus
    458 B C—Greek

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  95. Nathaniel Hawthorne

  96. The Scarlet Letter_21
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  97. Lewis Carroll

  98. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_17
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  99. Stendhal

  100. Le Rouge et le Noir, Chronique du XIXe Siècle_18
    The Red and the Black

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    John Updike
  101. Rabbit, Run_3

  102. 1960—English
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  103. Rabbit Redux_3

  104. 1971—English
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  105. Rabbit Is Rich_3

  106. 1981—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane* *Telegraph*

  107. Rabbit at Rest_3
    *Fadiman* *Zane* *Telegraph*

    • Isaac Babel

  108. Stories_1
    Twentieth Century—Russian

  109. F Scott Fitzgerald

  110. Tender Is the Night_6
    originally published serially Jan.-Apr. 1934 in Scribner's Magazine—English
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Zane* *Deposit* *Newman*

  111. James Joyce

  112. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man_14
    originally published serially Feb. 1914-Sep. 1915, in the Egoist—English
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  113. Joseph Heller

  114. Catch-22_10
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  115. Kurt Vonnegut
    Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death_3
    *Recommended* *Zane* *Deposit*

    • John Cheever

  116. Stories_1
    Twentieth Century—English

  117. John Milton

  118. Paradise Lost_27
    1667; revised 1674—English
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  119. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

  120. Aeneid_26
    First Century B C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fagles's English translation—Latin
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  121. Cormac McCarthy

  122. Blood Merdian or The Evening Redness in the West_4
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  123. Walt Whitman

  124. Leaves of Grass_20
    1855; expanded and revised through ninth edition, 1892—English
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  125. Nikolai Gogol

  126. Mërtvyâ Duši_11
    Dead Souls

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  127. Thomas Mann
    Der Zauberberg_12
    The Magic Mountain
    1924; Mallison ("Smart") specifies John E Woods's English translation—German

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    • Eudora Welty

  128. Stories_1
    Twentieth Century—English

  129. Mikhail Bulgakov

  130. Mástyer i Margaríta_6
    The Master and Margarita
    published in part, 1966-67, in Moskva; in its entirety, 1973; revised 1989; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor's English translation—Russian

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  131. Charles Dickens

  132. Our Mutual Friend_6
    originally published serially May 1864-Nov. 1865—English
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  133. William Faulkner

  134. As I Lay Dying_8
    *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Campbell* *Zane* *Newman*

    The Hamlet_3
    *Bloom* *Zane* *Newman*

  135. Ernest Hemingway

  136. The Sun Also Rises_7
    *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Zane* *Deposit* *Newman*

  137. Homer

  138. Iliad_33
    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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  139. Giovanni Boccaccio

  140. Il Decameron, Cognominato Prencipe Galeotto_12
    ca. 1351-53—Italian
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  141. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  142. Besy_9
    Demons; The Devils; The Possessed

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  143. Christina Stead

  144. The Man Who Loved Children_2
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  145. Stendhal
    Le Chartreuse de Parme_12
    The Charterhouse of Parma

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    • Ernest Hemingway

  146. Stories_3
    Twentieth Century—English
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  147. Halldór Laxness

  148. Sjálfstætt Fólk_2
    Independent People
    originally published in two volumes, 1934 and 1935—Icelandic

    *Norway* *Zane*

  149. Kitab alf Laylah Wa-Laylah_17

  150. The Thousand and One Nights; The Arabian Nights
    Ninth-Fifteenth centuries; Taylor specifies Richard Burton's version—Arabic

    *Lubock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *France* *Downs* *Ward* *Magill* *Oriental* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Taylor*

  151. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  152. Zapaski iz Podpol'â_6
    Notes From Underground

    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Foundation* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  153. Zora Neale Hurston

  154. Their Eyes Were Watching God_7
    *Bloom* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Dirda* *Zane* *Harvard*

  155. Stephen King

  156. The Stand_1

  157. William Shakespeare

  158. The Tempest_20
    *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *Taylor* *World* *Newman*

  159. Sherwood Anderson

  160. Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life_5
    1919; twenty-two stories, ten of which originally published in periodicals: 'The Book of the Grotesque', Feb. 1916 in Masses; 'Hands', Mar. 1916 in Masses; 'Paper Pills' (originally entitled 'The Philosopher'), Jun.-Jul. 1916 in the Little Review, ; 'The Strength of God', Aug. 1916 in Masses; 'Queer', Dec. 1916 in Seven Arts; 'The Untold Lie', Jan. 17 in Seven Arts; 'Mother', Mar. 1917 in Seven Arts; 'The Thinker', Sep. 1917 in Seven Arts; 'The Man of Ideas', Jun. 1918 in the Little Review; 'An Awakening', Dec. 1918 in the Little Review—English
    *Hundred* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Zane*

  161. Lord Byron (George Gordon, Lord Byron)

  162. Don Juan_8
    originally published in six volumes: Jul. 1819; Aug. 1821; Jul. 1823; Aug. 1823; Dec. 1823; Mar. 1824—English
    *Classics* *Read* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Zane* *Newman*

  163. Daniel Defoe

  164. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner_21
    originally anonymously published 1719—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Dirda* *Great* *Zane* *Deposit* *Newman*

  165. Henry Fielding

  166. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling_19
    *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Rexroth* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

  167. E M Forster

  168. A Passage to India_8
    *Ward* *Magill* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Zane* *Smart*

  169. Samuel Richardson

  170. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady_5
    *Classics* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Zane* *Newman*

  171. Voltaire
    Candide, ou L'Optimisme_23
    1759; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Tobias Smollett's English translation—French
    *Powys* *Durant* *Invitation* *Classics* *Hundred* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Deposit* *Newman* *Graphic*

    • Jorge Luis Borges

  172. Labyrinths_6
    English translations of stories mostly originally published in Ficciones and El Aleph—Spanish
    *Good* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Great* *Zane*

  173. Raymond Chandler

  174. The Long Goodbye_2
    *Zane* *Deposit*

    Evan S Connell
  175. Mrs. Bridge_1

  176. 1959—English

  177. Mr. Bridge_1

  178. 1969—English

  179. Thomas Hardy
    Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented_14
    published in part serially Jul.-Dec. 1891 in the Graphic—English
    *Powys* *Hundred* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Deposit*

    • Franz Kafka

  180. Stories_2
    early Twentieth Century—German
    *Zane* *Newman*

  181. George Orwell

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

  183. Jonathan Swift

  184. 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

    *Lubbock* *Durant* *Classics* *Hundred* *France* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Zulli* *Read* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman* *Graphic* *Educated*

  185. Rebecca West

  186. The Fountain Overflows_1

  187. James Agee

  188. A Death in the Family_3
    *Recommended* *Zane* *Smart*

  189. Italo Calvino
    Le Città Invisibili_4
    Invisible Cities

    *Bloom* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Zane*

    • Emily Dickinson

  190. Poems_6
    Nineteenth Century—English
    *Van Doren* *Magill* *Good* *Zane* *Newman* *Educated*

  191. E M Forster

  192. Howards End_4
    *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Zane*

  193. Graham Greene
    The Power and the Glory_3
    *Bloom* *Great* *Zane*

    • Alice Munro

  194. Stories_1
    late Twentieth Century—English

    Anthony Powell
  195. A Question of Upbringing_2

  196. 1951—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  197. A Buyer's Market_2

  198. 1952—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  199. The Acceptance World_2

  200. 1955—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  201. At Lady Molly's_2

  202. 1957—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  203. Casanova's Chinese Restaurant_2

  204. 1960—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  205. The Kindly Ones_2

  206. 1962—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  207. The Valley of Bones_2

  208. 1964—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  209. The Soldier's Art_2

  210. 1966—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  211. The Military Philosophers_2

  212. 1968—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  213. Books Do Furnish a Room_2

  214. 1971—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  215. Temporary Kings_2

  216. 1973—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  217. Hearing Secret Harmonies_2

  218. 1975—English
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  219. Muriel Spark

  220. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie_2
    *Recommended* *Zane*

  221. Harriet Doerr

  222. Stones for Ibarra_1

  223. Günter Grass

  224. Die Blechtrommel_6
    The Tin Drum

    *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Trinity* *Norway* *Zane*

  225. William Shakespeare

  226. Romeo and Juliet_13
    ca. 1591-97—English
    *Durant* *Classics* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *SeymourSmith* *Campbell* *Zane* *Taylor* *World* *Newman*

  227. Charles Dickens

  228. 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
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Classics* *Magill* *Read* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Guardian* *Zane* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  229. Theodore Dreiser
    Sister Carrie_4
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Zane*

    • William Faulkner

  230. 'The Bear'_1
    originally entitled 'Lion', published Dec. 1935 in Harper's; revised and retitled May 1942 for inclusion in the Saturday Evening Post; included in Go Down, Moses and Other Stories, 1942—English

  231. Ernest Hemingway

  232. For Whom the Bell Tolls_7
    *Magill* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Zane* *Harvard* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  233. Denis Johnson

  234. Jesus' Son_2
    *Bloom* *Zane*

  235. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

  236. Il Gattopardo_5
    The Leopard
    1958; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Archibald Colquhoun's English translation—Italian

    *Ward* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Zane* *Smart*

  237. Katherine Anne Porter

  238. Ship of Fools_2
    *Recommended* *Zane*

  239. Antigone_22

  240. ca. 441 B C—Greek
    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Campbell* *Great* *O'Hear* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *World* *Newman*

  241. Oidipous epi Kolōnō_20

  242. Oedipus at Colonus
    401 B C—Greek

    *Lubbock* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Newman*

  243. Oidipous Tyrannos_25

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

    *Lubbock* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Downs* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Adler* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *Trinity* *Campbell* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Smart* *World* *Newman* *Educated*

  245. John Steinbeck

  246. East of Eden_3
    *Recommended* *Magill* *Zane*

  247. Robert Louis Stevenson

  248. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde_7
    *Magill* *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Zane* *Newman* *Graphic*

  249. George Eliot

  250. Daniel Deronda _4
    *Baldwin* *Bloom* *Zane* *Newman*

  251. Gabriel García Márquez

  252. El Amor en los Tiempos del Cólera_6
    Love in the Time of Cholera

    *Bloom* *Trinity* *Norway* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart*

  253. Shirley Hazzard

  254. The Transit of Venus_1

  255. William Maxwell

  256. So Long, See You Tomorrow_1

  257. Toni Morrison

  258. Song of Solomon_4
    *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Harvard* *Educated*

  259. Émile Zola

  260. Germinal_10
    originally published serially Apr. 1884-Jan. 1885 in Gil Blas—French
    *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Dirda* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Newman*

  261. John Fante

  262. Ask the Dust_1

  263. Ford Madox Ford

  264. Parade's End_4
    originally published in four volumes: Some Do Not..., 1924; No More Parades, 1925; A Man Could Stand Up, 1926; Last Post, 1928—English
    *Rexroth* *List* *Bloom* *Zane*

  265. Kazuo Ishiguro

  266. The Remains of the Day_4
    *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Deposit*

  267. Henry James
    The Ambassadors_12
    originally published serially 1903 in the North American Review—English
    *Powys* *Classics* *Read* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Trinity* *Zane* *Smart* *Newman*

    • J D Salinger

  268. Nine Stories_4
    originally published 1948-53 in varied periodicals: the New Yorker, Harper's, and the Information World Review—English
    *Van Doren* *Bloom* *Zane* *Harvard*

  269. William Makepeace Thackeray

  270. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero_18
    originally published serially Jan. 1847-Jul. 1848—English
    *Lubbock* *Baldwin* *Eliot* *Durant* *Classics* *Zulli* *Ward* *Magill* *Good* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Great* *Guardian* *Zane* *Smart* *Telegraph* *Newman*

  271. Richard Wright
    Native Son_8
    *Learning* *Bloom* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Campbell* *Kanigel* *Zane* *Educated*

    • Vyasa

  272. Bhagavad Gita_8
    part of the Mahabharata; ca. Ninth Century B C-Fourth Century—Sanskrit
    *Eliot* *Rexroth* *Ward* *Oriental* *Fadiman* *Kanigel* *Great* *Zane*

  273. Abe Kobo

  274. Suna no Onna_3
    The Woman in the Dunes

    *Ward* *Recommended* *Zane*

  275. Chinua Achebe

  276. Things Fall Apart_9
    *Ward* *Bloom* *Fadiman* *Utne* *Norway* *Great* *Zane* *Smart* *Taylor*

  277. John Banville

  278. The Untouchable_1

  279. Samuel Beckett
    Mal Vu Mal Dit_1
    Ill Seen Ill Said


    • Peter Blegvad

  280. The Book of Leviathan_1
    selection of Leviathan comic strips—English

  281. Millen Brand

  282. The Outward Room_1

  283. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  284. Casa Guidi Windows_1

  285. Truman Capote
    Answered Prayers_1

    • The Golden Argosy: The Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language_1

  286. 1955; anthology of 39 stories, four of which (Stephen Vincent Benét's The Devil and Daniel Webster, Max Beerbohm's The Happy Hypocrite, Booth Tarkington's Monsier Beaucaire, and Henry Van Dyke's The Story of the Other Wise Man) count as monographical works

  287. Stephen Vincent Benét

  288. The Devil and Daniel Webster_1
    originally published 1936 in the Saturday Evening Post—English

  289. Henry Van Dyke

  290. The Story of the Other Wise Man_1

  291. Booth Tarkington

  292. Monsieur Beaucaire_1

  293. Max Beerbohm

  294. The Happy Hypocrite_1
    originally published Oct. 1896 in the Yellow Book—English

  295. Willa Cather

  296. The Professor's House_3
    *Bloom* *Dirda* *Zane*

  297. Kate Chopin

  298. The Awakening_5
    *Bloom* *Recommended* *Campbell* *Zane* *Graphic*

    J M Coetzee
  299. Disgrace_1

  300. 1999—English

  301. Waiting for the Barbarians_1

  302. 1980—English

  303. Katherine Dunn

  304. Geek Love_1

  305. Louise Eldrich

  306. Love Medicine_1

  307. William Gaddis

  308. J R_2
    *Fadiman* *Zane*

  309. Robert Graves

  310. I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B C, Murdered and Deified A D 54_5
    *Fadiman* *Zane* *Telegraph* *Harvard* *Deposit*

  311. Henry James

  312. The Golden Bowl_6
    *Powys* *Van Doren* *Magill* *Bloom* *Zane* *Newman*

  313. T E Lawrence

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

  315. C S Lewis

  316. The Screwtape Letters_2
    *Trinity* *Zane*

  317. Sándor Márai

  318. A Gyertyák Csonkig Égnek_1


  319. Herman Melville

  320. The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade_2
    *Zane* *Newman*

    Harold Pinter
  321. The Birthday Party_1

  322. 1958—English

  323. The Homecoming_2

  324. 1965—English
    *Bloom* *Zane*

  325. Mercè Rodoreda

  326. La Plaça del Diamant_2
    The Time of the Doves

    *Bloom* *Zane*

  327. William Shakespeare

  328. Antony and Cleopatra_13
    ca. 1606-08—English
    *Invitation* *Classics* *Ward* *Magill* *Adler* *Recommended* *Fadiman* *Foundation* *SeymourSmith* *Zane* *Taylor* *World* *Newman*

  329. Tanizaki Junichiro

  330. Sasameyuki_4
    The Makioka Sisters
    published in part serially Jan.-Mar. 1943 in Chuo Koron; in its entirety in three volumes: 1946, 1947, and 1948—Japanese

    *Ward* *Fadiman* *Great* *Zane*

    Émile Zola
  331. L'Assommoir_5

  332. 1877—French
    *Ward* *Bloom* *Dirda* *Zane* *Newman*

  333. Nana_6

  334. originally published serially 1879-80 in La Voltaire—French
    *Bloom* *Kanigel* *Trinity* *Dirda* *Zane* *Newman*