Friday, February 23, 2007

Top 10 works of literature: Peter Carey

The top ten works of literature according to Peter Carey:

1 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

2 Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne

3 Great Expectations Charles Dickens

4 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

5 Middlemarch George Eliot

6 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

7 Austerlitz W. G. Sebald

8 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel GarcÍa Márquez

9 The Portrait of a Lady Henry James

10 Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë

From The Top Ten: Writers Pick their Favourite Books, J. Peder Zane, editor, reprinted in the London Times.