The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

284 Works 3,241,971 Livros 48,764 Críticas 4.0
125 writers submitted top-ten lists of their favorite works. Editor J. Peder Zane then utilized a point system and compiled a best-of list based on all the lists.
Categorias:
Todos, 10 points (30), 100 points (1), 105 points (1), 107 points (1), 11 points (7), 110 points (1), 111 points (1), 12 points (6), 126 points (1), 13 points (10), 131 points (1), 14 points (3), 15 points (8), 150 points (1), 16 points (9), 160 points (1), 17 points (6), 171 points (1), 18 points (5), 19 points (2), 20 points (4), 21 points (6), 22 points (3), 23 points (2), 24 points (3), 26 points (2), 27 points (3), 28 points (2), 3 points (1), 30 points (2), 31 points (2), 32 points (2), 35 points (1), 36 points (1), 38 points (1), 39 points (1), 40 points (3), 41 points (1), 42 points (2), 43 points (1), 44 points (1), 45 points (1), 47 points (1), 49 points (1), 50 points (1), 52 points (2), 54 points (1), 55 points (1), 56 points (1), 6 points (11), 61 points (1), 62 points (1), 63 points (1), 66 points (1), 67 points (1), 7 points (43), 72 points (2), 79 points (1), 8 points (36), 81 points (1), 85 points (1), 87 points (1), 88 points (1), 9 points (33)
ObraCategoria
The Woman in the Dunes (1964) por Kōbō Abe
10 points
Things Fall Apart (1958) por Chinua Achebe
10 points
The Untouchable (1997) por John Banville
10 points
Ill Seen Ill Said (1981) por Samuel Beckett
10 points
The Book of Leviathan (2001) por Peter Blegvad
10 points
The Outward Room (1937) por Millen Brand
10 points
Casa Guidi Windows (1851) por Elizabeth Barrett Browning
10 points
Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel (1986) por Truman Capote
10 points
The Professor's House (1925) por Willa Cather
10 points
The Awakening (1899) por Kate Chopin
10 points
Disgrace (1999) por J. M. Coetzee
10 points
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) por J. M. Coetzee
10 points
Geek Love (1989) por Katherine Dunn
10 points
Love Medicine (1984) por Louise Erdrich
10 points
J R (1975) por William Gaddis
10 points
I, Claudius (1934) por Robert Graves
10 points
The Golden Argosy: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Short Stories in the English Language (1947) por Charles Grayson
10 points
The Golden Bowl (1904) por Henry James
10 points
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922) por T. E. Lawrence
10 points
The Screwtape Letters (1941) por C. S. Lewis
10 points
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857) por Herman Melville
10 points
Embers (1942) por Sándor Márai
10 points
The Birthday Party (1957) por Harold Pinter
10 points
The Homecoming (1965) por Harold Pinter
10 points
A praça do Diamante (1962) por Mercè Rodoreda
10 points
Antony and Cleopatra (1623) por William Shakespeare
10 points
As irmãs Makioka (1943) por Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
10 points
The Bhagavad Gita (400 BCE) por Vyasa
10 points
L'Assommoir (1876) por Émile Zola
10 points
Nana (1880) por Émile Zola
10 points
Middlemarch (1871) por George Eliot
100 points
Stories (1889) por Anton Chekhov
105 points
In Search of Lost Time (1913) por Marcel Proust
107 points
Ask the Dust (1939) por John Fante
11 points
Parade's End (1925) por Ford Madox Ford
11 points
The Remains of the Day (1989) por Kazuo Ishiguro
11 points
The Ambassadors (1903) por Henry James
11 points
Nine Stories (1953) por J. D. Salinger
11 points
Vanity Fair (1848) por William Makepeace Thackeray
11 points
Native Son (1940) por Richard Wright
11 points
O grande Gatsby (1925) por F. Scott Fitzgerald
110 points
Hamlet (1603) por William Shakespeare
111 points
Daniel Deronda (1876) por George Eliot
12 points
O amor nos tempos do cólera (1985) por Gabriel Garcia Marquez
12 points
The Transit of Venus (1980) por Shirley Hazzard
12 points
So Long, See You Tomorrow (1979) por William Maxwell
12 points
Song of Solomon (1977) por Toni Morrison
12 points
Germinal (1885) por Émile Zola
12 points
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) por Mark Twain
126 points
David Copperfield (1850) por Charles Dickens
13 points
Sister Carrie (1900) por Theodore Dreiser
13 points
The Bear (1942) por William Faulkner
13 points
Por Quem os Sinos Dobram (1940) por Ernest Hemingway
13 points
Jesus' Son: Stories (1992) por Denis Johnson
13 points
A nave dos loucos (1962) por Katherine Anne Porter
13 points
Antigone / Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus (442 BCE) por Sophocles
13 points
East of Eden (1952) por John Steinbeck
13 points
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) por Robert Louis Stevenson
13 points
The Leopard (1958) por Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
13 points
Lolita (1955) por Vladimir Nabokov
131 points
Stones for Ibarra (1984) por Harriet Doerr
14 points
The Tin Drum (1959) por Günter Grass
14 points
Romeo and Juliet (1599) por William Shakespeare
14 points
A Death in the Family (1957) por James Agee
15 points
Invisible Cities (1972) por Italo Calvino
15 points
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (1955) por Emily Dickinson
15 points
Howards End (1910) por E. M. Forster
15 points
The Power and the Glory (1940) por Graham Greene
15 points
Selected Stories (1985) por Alice Munro
15 points
A Dance to the Music of Time (1955) por Anthony Powell
15 points
O apogeu de Miss Jean Brodie (1961) por Muriel Spark
15 points
War and Peace (1869) por Leo Tolstoy
150 points
Labyrinths (1962) por Jorge Luis Borges
16 points
The Long Goodbye (1953) por Raymond Chandler
16 points
Mr. Bridge (1969) por Evan S. Connell
16 points
Mrs. Bridge (1959) por Evan S. Connell
16 points
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) por Thomas Hardy
16 points
The Complete Stories (1971) por Franz Kafka
16 points
1984 (1949) por George Orwell
16 points
Gulliver's Travels (1727) por Jonathan Swift
16 points
The Fountain Overflows (1956) por Rebecca West
16 points
Madame Bovary (1857) por Gustave Flaubert
160 points
Winesburg, Ohio (1919) por Sherwood Anderson
17 points
Tom Jones (1749) por Henry Fielding
17 points
A Passage to India (1924) por E. M. Forster
17 points
Don Juan (1826) por Lord Byron
17 points
Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady (1747) por Samuel Richardson
17 points
Candide (1759) por Voltaire
17 points
Anna Karenina (1875) por Leo Tolstoy
171 points
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) por Richard Burton
18 points
Notes from Underground (1864) por Fyodor Dostoevsky
18 points
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) por Zora Neale Hurston
18 points
The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition (1990) por Stephen King
18 points
The Tempest (1610) por William Shakespeare
18 points
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (1938) por Ernest Hemingway
19 points
Independent People (1946) por Halldór Laxness
19 points
The Decameron (1469) por Giovanni Boccaccio
20 points
Demons (1871) por Fyodor Dostoevsky
20 points
The Man Who Loved Children (1940) por Christina Stead
20 points
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) por Stendhal
20 points
The Master and Margarita (1966) por Mikhail Bulgakov
21 points
Our Mutual Friend (1865) por Charles Dickens
21 points
As I Lay Dying (1930) por William Faulkner
21 points
The Hamlet (1940) por William Faulkner
21 points
The Sun Also Rises (1926) por Ernest Hemingway
21 points
The Iliad (750 BCE) por Homer
21 points
The dead souls (1842) por Nikolai Gogol
22 points
A Montanha Mágica (1924) por Thomas Mann
22 points
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty (1980) por Eudora Welty
22 points
Blood Meridian (1985) por Cormac McCarthy
23 points
Leaves of Grass (1855) por Walt Whitman
23 points
The Stories of John Cheever (1978) por John Cheever
24 points
Paradise Lost (1667) por John Milton
24 points
The Aeneid (29 BCE) por Virgil
24 points
Catch-22 (1961) por Joseph Heller
26 points
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) por Kurt Vonnegut
26 points
Collected Stories (1929) por Isaac Babel
27 points
Tender is the Night (1934) por F. Scott Fitzgerald
27 points
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) por James Joyce
27 points
The Red and the Black (1830) por Stendhal
28 points
Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy (1995) por John Updike
28 points
Underworld (1997) por Don DeLillo
3 points
The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides (458 BCE) por Aeschylus
30 points
The Scarlet Letter (1850) por Nathaniel Hawthorne
30 points
Persuasion (1817) por Jane Austen
31 points
Macbeth (1606) por William Shakespeare
31 points
The Good Soldier (1915) por Ford Madox Ford
32 points
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) por J. D. Salinger
32 points
All the King's Men (1946) por Robert Penn Warren
35 points
The Grapes of Wrath (1939) por John Steinbeck
36 points
The Stranger (1942) por Albert Camus
38 points
Jane Eyre (1847) por Charlotte Brontë
39 points
Bleak House (1852) por Charles Dickens
40 points
The Trial (1925) por Franz Kafka
40 points
Beloved (1987) por Toni Morrison
40 points
Invisible Man (1952) por Ralph Ellison
41 points
Heart of Darkness (1899) por Joseph Conrad
42 points
Mrs. Dalloway (1925) por Virginia Woolf
42 points
The Canterbury Tales (14) por Geoffrey Chaucer
43 points
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) por Harper Lee
44 points
The Portrait of a Lady (1881) por Henry James
45 points
Absalom, Absalom! (1936) por William Faulkner
47 points
Pale Fire (1962) por Vladimir Nabokov
49 points
Holy Bible (1) por Unknown
50 points
Pride and Prejudice (1813) por Jane Austen
52 points
Wuthering Heights (1847) por Emily Brontë
52 points
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) por Laurence Sterne
54 points
Complete Stories (1971) por Flannery O'Connor
55 points
The Divine Comedy (1308) por Dante Alighieri
56 points
The Regeneration Trilogy (1991) por Pat Barker
6 points
Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (1953) por Samuel Beckett
6 points
Woodcutters (1984) por Thomas Bernhard
6 points
The Sheltering Sky (1949) por Paul Bowles
6 points
Manchild in the Promised Land (1965) por Claude Brown
6 points
Collected Stories (2009) por Raymond Carver
6 points
The Horse's Mouth (1957) por Joyce Cary
6 points
Troilus and Cressida (1374) por Geoffrey Chaucer
6 points
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) por Samuel Taylor Coleridge
6 points
The Idiot (0) por Fyodor Dostoevsky
6 points
A Fan's Notes (1968) por Frederick Exley
6 points
The Brothers Karamazov (1880) por Fyodor Dostoevsky
61 points
To the Lighthouse (1927) por Virginia Woolf
62 points
The Sound and the Fury (1929) por William Faulkner
63 points
Cem anos de solidão (1967) por Gabriel Garcia Marquez
66 points
Emma (1815) por Jane Austen
67 points
Little Women (1868) por Louisa May Alcott
7 points
Sense and Sensibility (1811) por Jane Austen
7 points
Nightwood (1936) por Djuna Barnes
7 points
Herzog (1964) por Saul Bellow
7 points
My Ántonia (1918) por Willa Cather
7 points
The Big Sleep (1939) por Raymond Chandler
7 points
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1985) por Carolyn Chute
7 points
Letourneau's Used Auto Parts (1988) por Carolyn Chute
7 points
Merry Men (1994) por Carolyn Chute
7 points
The Hours (1998) por Michael Cunningham
7 points
U.S.A. (1938) por John Dos Passos
7 points
The Radiant Way (1987) por Margaret Drabble
7 points
The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant (1996) por Mavis Gallant
7 points
The Comedians (1966) por Graham Greene
7 points
The Evening of the Holiday (1966) por Shirley Hazzard
7 points
Hedda Gabler (1890) por Henrik Ibsen
7 points
The Thin Red Line (1962) por James Jones
7 points
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) por Ken Kesey
7 points
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974) por John le Carré
7 points
Under the Volcano (1947) por Malcolm Lowry
7 points
Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) por Thomas Malory
7 points
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) por Carson McCullers
7 points
Death of a Salesman (1948) por Arthur Miller
7 points
The Tale of Genji (2015) por Shikibu Murasaki
7 points
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1947) por Vladimir Nabokov
7 points
McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899) por Frank Norris
7 points
The Things They Carried (1990) por Tim O'Brien
7 points
Metamorphoses [in translation] (8) por Ovid
7 points
The Messiah of Stockholm (1987) por Cynthia Ozick
7 points
Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532) por François Rabelais
7 points
The Burning Plain, and Other Stories (1953) por Juan Rulfo
7 points
The Rings of Saturn (1995) por W. G. Sebald
7 points
The Lorax (1971) por Dr. Seuss
7 points
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943) por Betty Smith
7 points
Kidnapped (1886) por Robert Louis Stevenson
7 points
O Senhor dos Anéis (1954) por J. R. R. Tolkien
7 points
A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) por John Kennedy Toole
7 points
Phineas Finn (1869) por Anthony Trollope
7 points
The Three Sisters (1901) por Anton Tschechow
7 points
The Color Purple (1982) por Alice Walker
7 points
Charlotte's Web (1952) por E. B. White
7 points
The Dreamer Wakes (1986) por Cao Xuequin
7 points
Disturbing the Peace (1975) por Richard Yates
7 points
Crime and Punishment (1866) por Fyodor Dostoevsky
72 points
King Lear (1608) por William Shakespeare
72 points
Dubliners (1914) por James Joyce
79 points
Old Goriot (1835) por Honoré de Balzac
8 points
Fictions (1944) por Jorge Luis Borges
8 points
Bullet Park (1969) por John Cheever
8 points
Life & Times of Michael K (1983) por J. M. Coetzee
8 points
Lord Jim (1900) por Joseph Conrad
8 points
The Secret Agent (1907) por Joseph Conrad
8 points
The Deptford Trilogy (1970) por Robertson Davies
8 points
Hard Times (1854) por Charles Dickens
8 points
The Ice Age (1977) por Margaret Drabble
8 points
Bacchae (406 BCE) por Euripides
8 points
Light in August (1932) por William Faulkner
8 points
Joseph Andrews (1742) por Henry Fielding
8 points
The Gate of Angels (1990) por Penelope Fitzgerald
8 points
The Sheltered Life (1932) por Ellen Glasgow
8 points
Red Dragon (1981) por Thomas Harris
8 points
The Old Man and the Sea (1950) por Ernest Hemingway
8 points
Almost Paradise (1984) por Susan Isaacs
8 points
Shining Through (1988) por Susan Isaacs
8 points
Fiskadoro (1985) por Denis Johnson
8 points
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979) por Milan Kundera
8 points
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) por C. S. Lewis
8 points
Man's Fate (1933) por André Malraux
8 points
Bel-Ami (1885) por Guy de Maupassant
8 points
The Third Policeman (1967) por Flann O'Brien
8 points
Norwood (1966) por Charles Portis
8 points
The Satanic Verses (1988) por Salman Rushdie
8 points
Scaramouche (1921) por Rafael Sabatini
8 points
The Raj Quartet (1976) por Paul Scott
8 points
Austerlitz (2001) por W. G. Sebald
8 points
The Giving Tree (1964) por Shel Silverstein
8 points
Sophie's Choice (1979) por William Styron
8 points
Golpo Guchho por Rabindranath Tagore
8 points
Uncle Vanya (1897) por Anton Tschechow
8 points
Sketches from a Hunter's Album (1852) por Ivan Turgenev
8 points
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) por Mark Twain
8 points
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) por Oscar Wilde
8 points
The Odyssey (750 BCE) por Homer
81 points
Ulysses (1922) por James Joyce
85 points
Great Expectations (1861) por Charles Dickens
87 points
Moby Dick (1851) por Herman Melville
88 points
The Complete Fables (600 BCE) por Aesop
9 points
The American Dream (1960) por Edward Albee
9 points
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) por Edward Albee
9 points
The Zoo Story (1959) por Edward Albee
9 points
Cousin Bette (1846) por Honoré de Balzac
9 points
The Diary of a Country Priest (1936) por Georges Bernanos
9 points
The Way of All Flesh (1903) por Samuel Butler
9 points
The Fall (1956) por Albert Camus
9 points
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) por Willa Cather
9 points
The Ten Thousand Things (1958) por Maria Dermoût
9 points
Selected Stories (1988) por Andre Dubus
9 points
The Mill on the Floss (1860) por George Eliot
9 points
Medea [in Translation] (431 BCE) por Euripides
9 points
Sunset Song (1932) por Lewis Grassic Gibbon
9 points
1982, Janine (1984) por Alasdair Gray
9 points
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) por Thomas Hardy
9 points
The Line of Beauty (2004) por Alan Hollinghurst
9 points
A Doll's House (1879) por Henrik Ibsen
9 points
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family (1924) por Thomas Mann
9 points
Doctor Faustus (1947) por Thomas Mann
9 points
The Misanthrope and Other Plays: A New Selection (Penguin Classics) (1666) por Molière
9 points
Life: A User's Manual (1978) por Georges Perec
9 points
Wheat that Springeth Green (New York Review Books Classics) (1988) por J. F. Powers
9 points
Quartet in Autumn (1977) por Barbara Pym
9 points
Henry V (1600) por William Shakespeare
9 points
Othello (1604) por William Shakespeare
9 points
Treasure Island (1883) por Robert Louis Stevenson
9 points
The Killer Inside Me (1952) por Jim Thompson
9 points
The Master (2004) por Colm Tóibín
9 points
Kristin Lavransdatter (1920) por Sigrid Undset
9 points
Mahābhārata (John D. Smith ed.) (2009) por Vyasa
9 points
The Day of the Locust (1939) por Nathanael West
9 points
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) por Tennessee Williams
9 points

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