100 World’s Best Books

I found this list HERE. I don’t think I’ll read them all; some of them sound really… strange.

  1. The Iliad, Homer*
  2. The Odyssey, Homer*
  3. The Aeneid, Virgil*
  4. Beowulf, Unknown*
  5. The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri*
  6. The Travels of Marco Polo, Marco Polo*
  7. Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
  8. Don Quixote, Cervantes
  9. Paradise Lost, John Milton*
  10. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan*
  11. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe*
  12. Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
  13. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  14. Tom Jones, Henry Fielding
  15. Candide, Voltaire*
  16. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge*
  17. The Tragedy of Faust, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  18. The Lady of the Lake, Sir Walter Scott*
  19. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott*
  20. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen*
  21. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  22. The Red and the Black, Stendahl
  23. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper*
  24. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas*
  25. Carmen, Porsper Merimee
  26. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte*
  27. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte*
  28. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
  29. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens*
  30. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens*
  31. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens*
  32. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne*
  33. Camille, Alexandre Dumas Fils
  34. Moby Dick, Herman Melville*
  35. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  36. Idyls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson*
  37. Silas Marner, George Eliot*
  38. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  39. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
  40. Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgeney
  41. Crime and Punishment, Feodor Dostoyevsky
  42. The Brothers Karamazov, Feodor Dostoyevsky
  43. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott*
  44. Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy*
  45. Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain*
  46. The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain*
  47. Adventures of Hucklebery Finn, Mark Twain*
  48. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain*
  49. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  50. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy*
  51. The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy
  52. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  53. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  54. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
  55. Treasure Island, Robert Lewis Stevenson*
  56. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde*
  57. The Time Machine, H. G. Wells
  58. Dracula, Bram Stoker*
  59. The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler
  60. Call of the Wild, Jack London*
  61. Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
  62. An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
  63. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  64. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
  65. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
  66. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  67. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
  68. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  69. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  70. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee*
  71. The Republic, Plato
  72. The Prince, Machiavelli*
  73. The Social Contract, Jean Jacques Rousseau
  74. The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
  75. The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
  76. Das Kapital, Karl Marx
  77. The Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler
  78. Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus*
  79. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles*
  80. The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare*
  81. Macbeth, William Shakespeare*
  82. The Tempest, William Shakespeare*
  83. Hamlet, William Shakespeare*
  84. Othello, William Shakespeare*
  85. Tartuffe, Moliere
  86. Peer Gynt, Henrik Ibsen
  87. A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
  88. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde*
  89. Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand
  90. The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov
  91. Our Town, Thornton Wilder
  92. Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
  93. The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle
  94. Mediatations, Rene Descartes
  95. Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant
  96. The World as Will and Idea, Artur Schopenhauer
  97. Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  98. Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
  99. Walden, Henry David Thoreau*
  100. How We Think, John Dewey

* I have read these.

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