Friday, February 23, 2007

The top 20 from "The Top Ten"

The top twenty works of literature according to the contributors to The Top Ten: Writers Pick their Favourite Books:

1 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

2 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

3 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

4 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

5 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

6 Hamlet William Shakespeare

7 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

8 In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust

9 Stories of Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

10 Middlemarch George Eliot

11 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

12 Moby-Dick Herman Melville

13 Great Expectations Charles Dickens

14 Ulysses James Joyce

15 The Odyssey Homer

16 Dubliners James Joyce

17 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky

18 King Lear William Shakespeare

19 Emma Jane Austen

20 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez

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

--Marshal Zeringue