Sa determini cele mai bune opere scrise vreodata e o afacere complicata. Cine poate spune care e cea mai buna carte? Noi am mers cu un pas mai departe: am strans cifrele din 10 topuri cu cele mai bune carti (Modern Library, New York Public Library, lista de lecturi a St. John’s College, lista lui Oprah si altele). Este o lista a listelor – o meta-lista.

1. “Razboi si pace” – Lev Tolstoi, 1869 [*]

2. “1984” – George Orwell, 1949 [*]

3. “Ulise” – James Joyce, 1922

4. “Lolita” – Vladimir Nabokov, 1955

5. “Zgomotul si furia” – William Faulkner, 1929

6. “Omul invizibil” – Ralph Ellison, 1952

7. “Spre far” – Virginia Woolf, 1927 [Biblioteca Adevarul]

8. “Iliada si Odiseea” – Homer, secolul al VIII-lea inainte de Hristos

9. “Mandrie si prejudecata” – Jane Austen, 1813 [Biblioteca Adevarul]

10. “Divina Comedie” – Dante Alighieri, 1321 [Biblioteca Adevarul]

11. “Povesti din Canterbury” – Geoffrey Chaucer, secolul XV

12. “Calatoriile lui Gulliver” – Jonathan Swift, 1726

13. “Middlemarch” – George Eliot, 1874

14. “O lume se destrama” – Chinua Achebe, 1958

15. “De veghe in lanul de secara” – J.D. Salinger, 1951

16. “Pe aripile vantului” – Margaret Mitchell, 1936

17. “Un veac de singuratate” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967

18. “Marele Gatsby” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925

19. “Catch-22” – Joseph Heller, 1961

20. “Beloved” – Toni Morrison, 1987

21. “Fructele maniei” – John Steinbeck, 1939

22. “Copiii din miez de noapte” – Salman Rushdie, 1981

23. “Minunata lume noua” – Aldous Huxley, 1932

24. “Mrs. Dalloway” – Virginia Woolf, 1925

25. “Native Son” – Richard Wright, 1940

26. “Despre democratie in America” – Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835 [*]

27. “Originea speciilor” – Charles Darwin, 1859

28. “Istorii” – Herodot, 440 i.H.

29. “Contractul social” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1762

30. “Capitalul” – Karl Marx, 1867

31. “Principele” – Niccolo Machiavelli, 1532

32. “Confesiuni” – Sfantul Augustin, secolul IV

33. “Leviathan” – Thomas Hobbes, 1651

34. “Istoria razboiului peloponeziac” – Tucidide, 431 i.H.

35. “Stapanul inelelor” – J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954

36. “Winnie-the-Pooh” – A.A. Mine, 1926

37. “Sifonierul, leul si vrajitoarea” – C.S. Lewis, 1950

38. “O calatorie in India” – E.M. Forster, 1924

39. “Pe drum” – Jack Kerouac, 1957

40. “Sa ucizi o pasare cantatoare” – Harper Lee, 1960

41. Biblia

42. “Portocala mecanica” – Anthony Burgess, 1962

43. “Lumina de august” – William Faulkner, 1932

44. “The Souls of Black Folk” – W.E.B. Du Bois, 1903

45. “Intinsa Mare a Sargaselor” – Jean Rhys, 1966

46. “Doamna Bovary” – Gustave Flaubert, 1857 [Biblioteca Adevarul]

47. “Paradisul pierdut” – John Milton, 1667

48. “Anna Karenina” – Lev Tolstoi, 1877 [Biblioteca Adevarul]

49. “Hamlet” – William Shakespeare, 1603

50. “Regele Lear” – William Shakespeare, 1608

51. “Othello” – William Shakespeare, 1622

52. “Sonete” – William Shakespeare, 1609

53. “Fire de iarba” – Walt Whitman, 1855

54. “Aventurile lui Huckleberry Finn” – Mark Twain, 1885 [Biblioteca Adevarul]

55. “Kim” – Rudyard Kipling, 1901

56. “Frankenstein” – Mary Shelley, 1818

57. “Cantecul lui Solomon” – Toni Morrison, 1977

58. “Zbor deasupra unui cuib de cuci” – Ken Kesey, 1962

59. “Pentru cine bat clopotele” – Ernest Hemingway, 1940

60. “Abatorul cinci” – Kurt Vonnegut, 1969

61. “Ferma animalelor” – George Orwell, 1945

62. “Imparatul mustelor” – William Golding, 1954

63. “Cu sange rece” – Truman Capote, 1965

64. “Carnetul de aur” – Doris Lessing, 1962

65. “In cautarea timpului pierdut” – Marcel Proust, 1913

66. “Somnul de veci” – Raymond Chandler, 1939

67. “Pe patul de moarte” – William Faulkner, 1930

68. “Fiesta” – Ernest Hemingway, 1926

69. “Eu, Claudius imparat” – Robert Graves, 1934

70. “Inima-i un vanator singuratic” – Carson McCullers, 1940

71. “Fii si indragostiti” – D. H. Lawrence, 1913

72. “All the King’s Men” – Robert Penn Warren, 1946

73. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – James Baldwin, 1953

74. “Panza lui Charlotte” – E.B. White, 1952

75. “Inima intunericului” – Joseph Conrad, 1902

76. “Night” – Elie Wiesel, 1958

77. “Fugi, Rabbit” – John Updike, 1960

78. “Varsta inocentei” – Edith Wharton, 1920

79. “Complexul lui Portnoy” – Philip Roth, 1969

80. “O tragedie americana” – Theodore Dreiser, 1925

81. “Ziua lacustei” – Nathanael West, 1939

82. “Tropicul Cancerului” – Henry Miller, 1934

83. “Soimul maltez” – Dashiell Hammett, 1930

84. “Materiile intunecate” – Philip Pullman, 1995

85. “Death Comes for the Archbishop” – Willa Cather, 1927

86. “Interpretarea viselor” – Sigmund Freud, 1900

87. “The Education of Henry Adams” – Henry Adams, 1918

88. “Carticica rosie” – Mao Tzedun, 1964

89. “The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature” – William James, 1902

90. “Intoarcere la Brideshead” – Evelyn Waugh, 1945

91. “Silent Spring” – Rachel Carson, 1962

92. “Teoria generala a folosirii mainii de lucru, a dobanzii si a banilor” – John Maynard Keynes, 1936

93. “Lord Jim” – Joseph Conrad, 1900

94. “Goodbye to All That” – Robert Graves, 1929

95. “The Affluent Society” – John Kenneth Galbraith, 1958

96. “Vantul prin salcii” – Kenneth Grahame, 1908

97. “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” – Alex Haley si Malcolm X, 1965

98. “Eminent Victorians” – Lytton Strachey, 1918

99. “The Color Purple” – Alice Walker, 1982

100. “The Second World War (The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate)” – Winston Churchill, 1948

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