16 January 2007

Top 10 "greatest books" list derived from 125 authors' top 10 "greatest books" lists

TIME's Lev Grossman writes up a book review about a book that compiles top ten lists of books by 125 of the most popular writers of books. Just to make things interesting, I'm going to say "periwinkle" now.

Anyway, here's the article, and here's the vaunted master list:

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot

Sadly missing is Ed Meese's immortal tome. Oh, well. Get reading.

2 comments:

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Yup, the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography report was a real barn burner.

Guzmán said...

>the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography report was a real barn burner.<

The pop-up version was quite a lovely coffee table convo starter.