Greatest books of all time

Greatest books of all time

Lot’s of “all time greatest” book lists on the dubdubdub.  Sadly, I’ve read so few listed that I’m embarrassed to list them.  Time to get cracking now that I’ve retired.

Lists I’ve reviewed:

The master list referenced is 153 books long

1. Bulfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
2. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
3. The Odyssey by Homer
4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
5. Robinson Cruse by Daniel Defoe
6. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
7. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
8. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
9. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
11. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
12. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
13. Great Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
14. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
15. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
16. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
17. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
18. The Aeneid by Virgil
19. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
20. 1984 by George Orwell
21. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
22. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
23. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
24. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
25. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
26. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
27. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
28. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
29. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
30. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
31. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
32. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
33. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
34. Call of the Wild by Jack London
35. Patterns of Culture by Ruth Benedict
36. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
37. Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
38. My Antonia by Willa Cather
39. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
40. The Symposium by Plato
41. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
42. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
43. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
44. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
45. Native Son by Richard Wright
46. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
47. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
48. The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper
49. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
50. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
51. She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
52. Hiroshima by John Hersey
53. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
54. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
55. The Ugly American by Eugene Burdick and William I. Lederer
56. Animal Farm by George Orwell
57. Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg
58. How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler
59. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
60. Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rölvaag
61. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
62. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
63. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
64. Vanity Fair by William
65. Make peace Thackeray
66. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
67. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
68. The Iliad by Homer
69. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
70. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
71. Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio 
72. Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
73. Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde 
74. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser
75. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
76. Paradise Lost by John Milton
77. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
78. The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
79. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
80. Sappho by Alphonse Daudet
81. The Green Bay Tree by Louis Bromfield
82. Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
83. “Bliss” by Katherine Mansfield (short story)
84. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
85. Europa by Robert Briffault
86. Europa in Limbo by Robert Briffault
87. The Widow Barnaby by Frances Milton Trollope
88. The Widow Married by Frances Milton Trollope
89. The Old Wives Tales by Arnold Bennett
90. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott
91. Pendennis by Williarn Makepeace Thackeray
92. The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
93. Penrod by Booth Tarkington
94. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
95. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
96. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
97. The Golden Bough by James George Frazer
98. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
99. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
100. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
101. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
102. John Brown’s Body by Stephen Vincent Benét
103. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
104. Wind. Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
105. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
106. Madame Curie by Eve Curie
107. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
108. Northwest Passage by Kenneth Roberts
109. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
110. The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
111. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte 
112. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
113. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
114. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
115. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
116. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
117. The Bridge of San Luis Ray by Thornton Wilder
118. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
119. Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner
120. The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
121. Green Mansions by William Henry Hudson
122. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
123. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
124. The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
125. The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
126. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
127. Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
128. Lust for Life by Irving Stone
129. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
130. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
131. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Calher
132. The Emperor Jones by Eugene O’Neill
133. The Virginian by Owen Wister
134. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
135. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
136. Capital (Das Kapital) by Karl Marx
137. Our Plundered Planet by Henry Fairfield Osborn Jr.
138. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
139. Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen
140. The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand
141. Looking Backward by Edward Bellary
142. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
143. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
144. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
145. The Sea of Grass by Conrad Richter
146. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson (short story)
147. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
148. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
149. One Man’s Meat by E. B. White
150. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Iwain
151. Roughing It by Mark Twain
152. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
153. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell

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