Books

Horror: The 100 Best Books edited by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (November 1988)

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  • Christopher Marlowe - The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
  • William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • John Webster - The White Devil
  • William Godwin - Things As They Are; or: The Adventures of Caleb Williams
  • Matthew Gregory Lewis - The Monk: A Romance
  • E.T.A.

Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books by H.R.F. Keating (1987)

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  • Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  • Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone
  • Charles Dickens - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • E. W. Hornung - The Amateur Cracksman
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart - The Circular Staircase
  • G. K. Chesterton - The Innocence of Father Brown
  • Melville Davisson Post - Uncle Abner
  • Edgar Wallace - The Mind of J. G. Reeder
  • Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Dashiell Hammett - Red Harvest
  • C. H. B.

Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1949-1984 by David Pringle (1985)

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  • George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • George R. Stewart - Earth Abides
  • Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles
  • Robert A. Heinlein - The Puppet Masters
  • John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids
  • Bernard Wolfe - Limbo
  • Alfred Bester - The Demolished Man
  • Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
  • Arthur C. Clarke - Childhood's End
  • Charles L. Harness - The Paradox men
  • Ward Moore - Bring the Jubilee
  • Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth - The Space Merchants
  • Clifford D.

Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1946-1987 by David Pringle (1988, UK)

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  • Mervyn Peake Titus Groan. 1946
  • A. E. van Vogt The Book of Ptath. 1947
  • Fletcher Pratt The Well of the Unocorn. 1948
  • Jack Williamson Darker Than You. 1948
  • Robert Graves Seven Days in New Crete
  • John Myers Myers Silverlock
  • L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt The Castle of Iron. 1950
  • Robert E. Howard Conan the Conqueror. 1950
  • C. S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 1950
  • Mervyn Peake Gormenghast
  • Jack Vance The Dying Earth. 1950
  • Sarban The Sound of his Horn. 1952
  • Fritz Leiber Conjure Wife. 1953
  • Fritz Leiber The Sinful Ones.

The Reading List of How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (Revised Edition, 1972)

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  • Homer – Iliad, Odyssey
  • The Old Testament
  • Aeschylus – Tragedies
  • Sophocles – Tragedies
  • Herodotus – Histories
  • Euripides – Tragedies
  • Thucydides – History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Hippocrates – Medical Writings
  • Aristophanes – Comedies
  • Plato – Dialogues
  • Aristotle – Works
  • Epicurus – Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus
  • Euclid – Elements
  • Archimedes – Works
  • Apollonius of Perga – Conic Sections
  • Cicero – Works
  • Lucretius – On the Nature of Things
  • Virgil – Works
  • Horace – Works
  • Livy – History of Rome
  • Ovid – Works
  • Plutarch – Parallel Lives; Moralia
  • Tacitus – Histories; Annals; Agrico

The Big Read (2003 BBC UK Poll) - Top 200 Novels in the United Kingdom

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  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D.

Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (1999)

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  • 1 The Stranger
  • The Outsider Albert Camus 1942 French
  • 2 In Search of Lost Time
  • Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust 1913–1927 French
  • 3 The Trial Franz Kafka 1925 German
  • 4 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1943 French
  • 5 Man's Fate André Malraux 1933 French
  • 6 Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Céline 1932 French
  • 7 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck 1939 English
  • 8 For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway 1940 English
  • 9 Le Grand Meaulnes Alain-Fournier 1913 French
  • 10 Froth on the Daydream Boris Vian 1947 French
  • 11 The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir 1949 French

Bokklubben World Library by Norwegian Book Club (2002)

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  • Title Author Year Country Language
  • Epic of Gilgamesh Unknown 18th – 17th century BCE Sumer and Akkadian Empire Akkadian
  • Mahabharata Vyasa 9th century BCE – 5th century BCE India Sanskrit
  • Iliad Homer 760–710 BCE Greece Greek
  • Book of Job Unknown 7th – 4th century BCE Achaemenid Empire Hebrew
  • Odyssey Homer 8th century BCE Greece Greek
  • Ramayana Valmiki 5th century BCE - 4th century BCE India Sanskrit
  • Medea Euripides 431 BCE Greece Greek
  • Oedipus the King Sophocles 430 BCE Greece Greek
  • Aeneid Virgil 29–19 BCE Roman Empire Classical Latin
  • Shakuntala Kālidāsa 1st century BCE – 4th century

The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today by Martin Seymour-Smith (1998)

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  • 1. The I Ching by King Wen & Duke Chou (1500 BC)
  • 2. The Old Testament by Moses (1500 BC)
  • 3. The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer (9th century BC)
  • 4. The Upanishads by Hindu rishis (700 BC - 400 BC)
  • 5. The Way and Its Power by Lao-Tzu (3rd century BC)
  • 6. The Avesta by Zoroaster (500 BC)
  • 7. Analects by Confucius (5th-4th century BC)
  • 8.

The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time by Mystery Writers of America (1995)

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  • Arthur Conan Doyle: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1887-1927)[note 2]
  • Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (1930)
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination (1852)
  • Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time (1951)
  • Scott Turow: Presumed Innocent (1987)
  • John le Carré: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963)
  • Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)
  • Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)
  • Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (1938)
  • Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (1939)
  • Robert Traver: Anatomy of a Murder (1958)[note 2]
  • Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
  • Raymond Chandler: The