Tuesday, April 23, 2013

List of the 100 Best Books of All Time

List of the 100 Best Books of All Time

Title    Author    Year    Country
Things Fall Apart    Chinua Achebe    1958    Nigeria
Fairy tales    Hans Christian Andersen    1835–1837    Denmark
Epic of Gilgamesh    Anonymous    18th or 17th century BC    Iraq
Book of Job    Moses    ?    Israel
Mahabharata    Vyasa    4th century BC – 4th century AD    India
Njal's Saga    Anonymous    13th century    Iceland
One Thousand and One Nights    Anonymous    9th century    Arabia, Persia, India
Pride and Prejudice    Jane Austen    1813    UK
Le Père Goriot    Honoré de Balzac    1835    France
Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, a trilogy    Samuel Beckett    1951–1953    Ireland
The Decameron    Giovanni Boccaccio    1349–1353    Italy
Ficciones    Jorge Luis Borges    1944    Argentina
Wuthering Heights    Emily Brontë    1847    UK
The Stranger    Albert Camus    1942    Algeria, France
Poems    Paul Celan    1952    Romania, France
Journey to the End of the Night    Louis-Ferdinand Céline    1932    France
Don Quixote    Miguel de Cervantes    1605–1615    Spain
The Canterbury Tales    Geoffrey Chaucer    14th century    UK
Stories    Anton Chekhov    1886    Russia
Nostromo    Joseph Conrad    1904    UK
Divine Comedy    Dante Alighieri    1307–1321    Italy
Great Expectations    Charles Dickens    1861    UK
Jacques the Fatalist    Denis Diderot    1796    France
Berlin Alexanderplatz    Alfred Döblin    1929    Germany
Crime and Punishment    Fyodor Dostoyevsky    1866    Russia
The Idiot    Fyodor Dostoyevsky    1869    Russia
The Possessed    Fyodor Dostoyevsky    1872    Russia
The Brothers Karamazov    Fyodor Dostoyevsky    1880    Russia
Middlemarch    George Eliot    1871    UK
Invisible Man    Ralph Ellison    1952    USA
Medea    Euripides    431 BC    Greece
Absalom, Absalom!    William Faulkner    1936    USA
The Sound and the Fury    William Faulkner    1929    USA
Madame Bovary    Gustave Flaubert    1857    France
Sentimental Education    Gustave Flaubert    1869    France
Gypsy Ballads    Federico García Lorca    1928    Spain
One Hundred Years of Solitude    Gabriel García Márquez    1967    Colombia
Love in the Time of Cholera    Gabriel García Márquez    1985    Colombia
Goethe's Faust    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe    1808    Germany
Dead Souls    Nikolai Gogol    1842    Russia
The Tin Drum    Günter Grass    1959    Germany
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands    João Guimarães Rosa    1956    Brazil
Hunger    Knut Hamsun    1890    Norway
The Old Man and the Sea    Ernest Hemingway    1952    USA
Iliad    Homer    850 – 750 BC    Greece
Odyssey    Homer    8th century BC    Greece
A Doll's House    Henrik Ibsen    1879    Norway
Ulysses    James Joyce    1922    Ireland
Stories    Franz Kafka    before 1924    Czech Republic
The Trial    Franz Kafka    1925    Czech Republic
The Castle    Franz Kafka    1926    Czech Republic
Shakuntala    Kālidāsa    1st century BC – 4th century AD    India
The Sound of the Mountain    Yasunari Kawabata    1954    Japan
Zorba the Greek    Nikos Kazantzakis    1946    Greece
Sons and Lovers    D. H. Lawrence    1913    UK
Independent People    Halldór Laxness    1934–1935    Iceland
Poems    Giacomo Leopardi    1818    Italy
The Golden Notebook    Doris Lessing    1962    UK
Pippi Longstocking    Astrid Lindgren    1945    Sweden
A Madman's Diary    Lu Xun    1918    China
Children of Gebelawi    Naguib Mahfouz    1959    Egypt
Buddenbrooks    Thomas Mann    1901    Germany
The Magic Mountain    Thomas Mann    1924    Germany
Moby-Dick    Herman Melville    1851    USA
Essays    Michel de Montaigne    1595    France
History    Elsa Morante    1974    Italy
Beloved    Toni Morrison    1987    USA
The Tale of Genji    Murasaki Shikibu    11th century    Japan
The Man Without Qualities    Robert Musil    1930–1932    Austria
Lolita    Vladimir Nabokov    1955    Russia, USA
Nineteen Eighty-Four    George Orwell    1949    UK
Metamorphoses    Ovid    1st century AD    Italy
The Book of Disquiet    Fernando Pessoa    1982    Portugal
Tales    Edgar Allan Poe    19th century    USA
Remembrance of Things Past    Marcel Proust    1913–1927    France
The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel    François Rabelais    1532–1534    France
Pedro Páramo    Juan Rulfo    1955    Mexico
Masnavi    Rumi    13th century    Persia
Midnight's Children    Salman Rushdie    1981    India, UK
Bostan    Saadi    1257    Persia
Season of Migration to the North    Tayeb Salih    1971    Sudan
Blindness    José Saramago    1995    Portugal
Hamlet    William Shakespeare    1603    UK
King Lear    William Shakespeare    1608    UK
Othello    William Shakespeare    1622    UK
Oedipus the King    Sophocles    430 BC    Greece
The Red and the Black    Stendhal    1830    France
Tristram Shandy    Laurence Sterne    1760    Ireland, UK
Confessions of Zeno    Italo Svevo    1923    Italy
Gulliver's Travels    Jonathan Swift    1726    Ireland, UK
War and Peace    Leo Tolstoy    1865–1869    Russia
Anna Karenina    Leo Tolstoy    1877    Russia
The Death of Ivan Ilyich    Leo Tolstoy    1886    Russia
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    Mark Twain    1884    USA
Ramayana    Valmiki    3rd century BC – 3rd century AD    India
Aeneid    Virgil    29 – 19 BC    Italy
Leaves of Grass    Walt Whitman    1855    USA
Mrs Dalloway    Virginia Woolf    1925    UK
To the Lighthouse    Virginia Woolf    1927    UK
Memoirs of Hadrian    Marguerite Yourcenar    1951    France

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