International Writers poll: The World's 100 Greatest Books

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  1. Chinua Achebe, Nigeria, (b. 1930), Things Fall Apart
  2. Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, (1805-1875), Fairy Tales and Stories
  3. Jane Austen, England, (1775-1817), Pride and Prejudice
  4. Honore de Balzac, France, (1799-1850), Le Père Goriot
  5. Samuel Beckett, Ireland, (1906-1989), Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
  6. Giovanni Boccaccio, Italy, (1313-1375), Decameron
  7. Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, (1899-1986), Ficciones
  8. Emily Bronte, England, (1818-1848), Wuthering Heights
  9. Albert Camus, France, (1913-1960), L'Étranger
  10. Paul Celan, Romania/France, (1920-1970), Poems.
  11. Louis-Ferdinand Celine, France, (1894-1961), Journey to the End of the Night
  12. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spain, (1547-1616), Don Quixote
  13. Geoffrey Chaucer, England, (1340-1400), Canterbury Tales
  14. Joseph Conrad, England,(1857-1924), Nostromo
  15. Dante Alighieri, Italy, (1265-1321), Divina Commedia
  16. Charles Dickens, England, (1812-1870), Great Expectations
  17. Denis Diderot, France, (1713-1784), Jacques le Fataliste et son Maître
  18. Alfred Doblin, Germany, (1878-1957), Berlin Alexanderplatz
  19. Fyodor M Dostoyevsky, Russia, (1821-1881), Crime and Punishment;
  20. The Idiot;
  21. The Possessed;
  22. The Brothers Karamazov
  23. George Eliot, England, (1819-1880), Middlemarch
  24. Ralph Ellison, United States, (1914-1994), Invisible Man
  25. Euripides, Greece, (c 480-406 BC), Medea
  26. William Faulkner, United States, (1897-1962), Absalom, Absalom;
  27. The Sound and the Fury
  28. Gustave Flaubert, France, (1821-1880), Madame Bovary
  29. Éducation Sentimental
  30. Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, (1898-1936), Primer romancero gitano
  31. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Colombia, (b. 1928), Cien Años de Soledad;
  32. Love in the Time of Cholera
  33. Gilgamesh, Mesopotamia (c 1800 BC).
  34. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany, (1749-1832), Faust
  35. Nikolai Gogol, Russia, (1809-1852), Dead Souls
  36. Gunter Grass, Germany, (b.1927), The Tin Drum
  37. Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Brazil, (1880-1967), The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
  38. Knut Hamsun, Norway, (1859-1952), Hunger.
  39. Ernest Hemingway, United States, (1899-1961), The Old Man and the Sea
  40. Homer, Greece, (c 700 BC), The Iliad;
  41. The Odyssey
  42. Henrik Ibsen, Norway (1828-1906), A Doll's House
  43. The Book of Job, Israel. (600-400 BC).
  44. James Joyce, Ireland, (1882-1941), Ulysses
  45. Franz Kafka, Bohemia, (1883-1924), The Trial
  46. The Castle Bohemia;
  47. The Complete Stories
  48. Kalidasa, India, (c. 400), The Recognition of Sakuntala
  49. Yasunari Kawabata, Japan, (1899-1972), The Sound of the Mountain
  50. Nikos Kazantzakis, Greece, (1883-1957), Zorba the Greek
  51. DH Lawrence, England, (1885-1930), Sons and Lovers
  52. Halldor K Laxness, Iceland, (1902-1998), Independent People
  53. Giacomo Leopardi, Italy, (1798-1837), Complete Poems
  54. Doris Lessing, England, (b.1919), The Golden Notebook
  55. Astrid Lindgren, Sweden, (1907-2002), Pippi Longstocking
  56. Lu Xun, China, (1881-1936), Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
  57. Mahabharata, India, (c 500 BC).
  58. Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt, (b. 1911), Children of Gebelawi
  59. Thomas Mann, Germany, (1875-1955), Buddenbrook;
  60. The Magic Mountain
  61. Herman Melville, United States, (1819-1891), Moby Dick
  62. Michel de Montaigne, France, (1533-1592), Essays.
  63. Elsa Morante, Italy, (1918-1985), History
  64. Toni Morrison, United States, (b. 1931), Beloved
  65. Shikibu Murasaki, Japan, (N/A), The Tale of Genji
  66. Robert Musil, Austria, (1880-1942), The Man Without Qualities
  67. Vladimir Nabokov, Russia/United States, (1899-1977), Lolita
  68. Njaals Saga, Iceland, (c 1300).
  69. George Orwell, England, (1903-1950), 1984
  70. Ovid, Italy, (c 43 BC), Metamorphoses
  71. Fernando Pessoa, Portugal, (1888-1935), The Book of Disquiet
  72. Edgar Allan Poe, United States, (1809-1849), The Complete Tales
  73. Marcel Proust, France, (1871-1922), Remembrance of Things Past
  74. Francois Rabelais, France, (1495-1553), Gargantua and Pantagruel
  75. Juan Rulfo, Mexico, (1918-1986), Pedro Paramo
  76. Jalal ad-din Rumi, Afghanistan, (1207-1273), Mathnawi
  77. Salman Rushdie, India/Britain, (b. 1947), Midnight's Children
  78. Sheikh Musharrif ud-din Sadi, Iran, (c 1200-1292), The Orchard
  79. Tayeb Salih, Sudan, (b. 1929), Season of Migration to the North
  80. Jose Saramago, Portugal, (b. 1922), Blindness
  81. William Shakespeare, England, (1564-1616), Hamlet;
  82. King Lear;
  83. Othello
  84. Sophocles, Greece, (496-406 BC), Oedipus the King
  85. Stendhal, France, (1783-1842), The Red and the Black
  86. Laurence Sterne, Ireland, (1713-1768), The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
  87. Italo Svevo, Italy, (1861-1928), Confessions of Zeno
  88. Jonathan Swift, Ireland, (1667-1745), Gulliver's Travels
  89. Leo Tolstoy, Russia, (1828-1910), War and Peace
  90. Anna Karenina;
  91. The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  92. Anton P Chekhov, Russia, (1860-1904), Selected Stories
  93. Thousand and One Nights, India/Iran/Iraq/Egypt, (700-1500).
  94. Mark Twain, United States, (1835-1910), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  95. Valmiki, India, (c 300 BC), Ramayana
  96. Virgil, Italy, (70-19 BC), The Aeneid
  97. Walt Whitman, United States, (1819-1892), Leaves of Grass
  98. Virginia Woolf, England, (1882-1941), Mrs. Dalloway;
  99. To the Lighthouse
  100. Marguerite Yourcenar, France, (1903-1987), Memoirs of Hadrian
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As chosen by international writers; list by Norwegian Book Clubs. The #1 was Don Quixote. No other order given.