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Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave FlaubertRead about the other works on the list.
Flaubert's novel concerns two middle-aged Paris clerks who, when Bouvard inherits a small fortune, dedicate themselves to intellectual pursuits. They wander through almost every science and discipline, bungling all the way. Only half the novel was completed.
Bouvard and Pécuchet also appears on John Sutherland's list of the best books about listing.