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International Writers Poll – The World’s 100 Greatest Books

Books I’ve read are highlighted in Blue; follow links to my reviews

  • Chinua Achebe, Nigeria, Things Fall Apart
  • Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, Fairy Tales and Stories
  • Jane Austen, England, Pride and Prejudice
  • Honore de Balzac, France, Old Goriot
  • Samuel Beckett, Ireland, Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
  • Giovanni Boccaccio, Italy, Decameron
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, Collected Fictions
  • Emily Bronte, England, Wuthering Heights
  • Albert Camus, France, The Stranger
  • Paul Celan, Romania/France, Poems.
  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine, France, Journey to the End of the Night
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spain, Don Quixote
  • Geoffrey Chaucer, England, Canterbury Tales
  • Joseph Conrad, England, Nostromo
  • Dante Alighieri, Italy, The Divine Comedy
  • Charles Dickens, England, Great Expectations (read my review)
  • Denis Diderot, France, Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
  • Alfred Doblin, Germany, Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Fyodor M Dostoyevsky, Russia, Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Possessed; The Brothers Karamazov
  • George Eliot, England, Middlemarch
  • Ralph Ellison, United States, Invisible Man
  • Euripides, Greece, Medea
  • William Faulkner, United States, Absalom, Absalom; The Sound and the Fury
  • Gustave Flaubert, France, Madame Bovary; A Sentimental Education
  • Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, Gypsy Ballads
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Colombia, One Hundred Years of Solitude; Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Gilgamesh, Mesopotamia
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany, Faust
  • Nikolai Gogol, Russia, Dead Souls
  • Gunter Grass, Germany, The Tin Drum
  • Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Brazil,The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
  • Knut Hamsun, Norway, Hunger.
  • Ernest Hemingway, United States, The Old Man and the Sea
  • Homer, Greece, The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • Henrik Ibsen, Norway, A Doll’s House
  • The Book of Job, Israel
  • James Joyce, Ireland, Ulysses
  • Franz Kafka, Bohemia, The Complete Stories; The Trial; The Castle Bohemia
  • Kalidasa, India,The Recognition of Sakuntala
  • Yasunari Kawabata, Japan, The Sound of the Mountain
  • Nikos Kazantzakis, Greece, Zorba the Greek
  • DH Lawrence, England, Sons and Lovers
  • Halldor K Laxness, Iceland, Independent People (read my review)
  • Giacomo Leopardi, Italy, Complete Poems
  • Doris Lessing, England, The Golden Notebook
  • Astrid Lindgren, Sweden, Pippi Longstocking
  • Lu Xun, China, Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
  • Mahabharata, India
  • Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt, Children of Gebelawi
  • Thomas Mann, Germany, Buddenbrook; The Magic Mountain
  • Herman Melville, United States, Moby Dick
  • Michel de Montaigne, France, Essays
  • Elsa Morante, Italy, History
  • Toni Morrison, United States, Beloved
  • Shikibu Murasaki, Japan, The Tale of Genji
  • Robert Musil, Austria, The Man Without Qualities
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Russia/United States, Lolita
  • Njaals Saga, Iceland
  • George Orwell, England, 1984
  • Ovid, Italy, Metamorphoses
  • Fernando Pessoa, Portugal, The Book of Disquiet
  • Edgar Allan Poe, United States, The Complete Tales
  • Marcel Proust, France, Remembrance of Things Past
  • Francois Rabelais, France, Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Juan Rulfo, Mexico, Pedro Paramo
  • Jalal ad-din Rumi, Afghanistan, Mathnawi
  • Salman Rushdie, India/Britain, Midnight’s Children (read my review)
  • Sheikh Musharrif ud-din Sadi, Iran, The Orchard
  • Tayeb Salih, Sudan, Season of Migration to the North
  • Jose Saramago, Portugal, Blindness
  • William Shakespeare, England, Hamlet; King Lear; Othello
  • Sophocles, Greece, Oedipus the King
  • Stendhal, France, The Red and the Black
  • Laurence Sterne, Ireland, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
  • Italo Svevo, Italy, Confessions of Zeno
  • Jonathan Swift, Ireland, Gulliver’s Travels
  • Leo Tolstoy, Russia, War and Peace; Anna Karenina; The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  • Anton P Chekhov, Russia, Selected Stories
  • Thousand and One Nights, India/Iran/Iraq/Egypt
  • Mark Twain, United States, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Valmiki, India, Ramayana
  • Virgil, Italy, The Aeneid
  • Walt Whitman, United States,Leaves of Grass
  • Virginia Woolf, England, Mrs. Dalloway; To the Lighthouse
  • Marguerite Yourcenar, France, Memoirs of Hadrian
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