8 May

The entries for nine of the "great books" lists posted so far have been compiled into a single document. Ten more lists will be complete by the end of the month; I'll have also started a piecemeal transcription of Harold Bloom's canon, hopefully to be done in June. First, lists one through nine (the lists are being transcribed in random order) with a brief tag next to them, to be used to note which lists the highest-ranking books appear on:

Arthur Waldhorn, Olga S Weber, and Arthuer Zeiger, eds. - Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers, 23rd ed. - 1990 *Good*

The Learning Channel - Great Books - 1993-2002 *Learning*

Robert Kanigel - Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books - 1998 *Kanigel*

The Norwegian Book Club - World Library - 2002 *Norway*

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Picks - J Peder Zane - 2007 *Zane*

The Guardian - Books You Can't Live Without: The Top 100 - 2007 *Guardian*

The Globe and Mail - 50 Greatest Books of All Time - 2008 *GlobeMail*

The Daily Telegraph/ The Sunday Telegraph - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library - 2008 *Telegraph*

The Harvard Book Store - Top 100 Books - 2010 *Harvard* 


The books that have appeared on more lists out of these first-ten:

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (8)
*Good* *Learning* *Kanigel* *Norway* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary (8)
*Good* *Learning* *Kanigel* *Norway* *Zane* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*



George Eliot - Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life (7)
*Good* *Norway* *Zane* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard*


Homer - The Odyssey (6)
*Good* *Learning* *Norway* *GlobeMail* *Harvard* *Telegraph*


Herman Melville - Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (6)
*Good* *Learning* *Norway* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Harvard*


Leo Tolstoy - Voina i Mir (6)
*Good* *Norway* *Zane* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*


Gabriel García Márquez - Cien Anõs de Soledad (6)
*Good* *Norway* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard*



Dante - Divina Commedia (5)
*Good* *Norway* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

Niccolo Machiavelli -  Il Principe (5)
*Good* *Learning* *Kanigel* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*


Jonathan Swift - Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships (5)
*Good* *Learning* *Norway* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*


Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (5)
*Good* *Learning* *Kanigel* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (5)
*Learning* *Kanigel* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Harvard*

Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (5)
*Good* *Learning* *Norway* *Zane* *GlobeMail*


Marcel Proust - À la Recherche du Temps Perdu  (5)
*Good* *Norway* *Zane* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*


James Joyce - Ulysses (5)
*Good* *Norway* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*


Vladimir Nabakov - Lolita (5)
*Norway* *Zane* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Harvard*



Homer - The Iliad (4)
*Good* *Norway* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph*


Herodotus - Histories (4)
*Kanigel* *GlobeMail* *Telegraph* *Harvard*

The Bible (4)
*Good* *Learning* *Guardian* *GlobeMail*


Michel de Montaigne - Les Essais (4)
*Good* *Kanigel* *Norway* *GlobeMail*


William Shakespeare - Hamlet (4)
*Norway* *Zane* *Guardian* *Harvard*


Miguel de Cervantes - El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (4)
*Good* *Learning* *Norway* *GlobeMail*

Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights (4)
*Learning* *Kanigel* *Norway* *Guardian*

Victor Hugo - Les Misérables (4)
*Good* *Learning* *Guardian* *Harvard*


Fyodor Dostoevsky - Prestupleniye i Nakazaniyne (4)
*Learning* *Norway* *Guardian* *Harvard*

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (4)
*Norway* *Zane* *Guardian* *Harvard*


F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (4)
*Learning* *Zane* *Guardian* *GlobeMail* *Harvard*


George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (4)
*Learning* *Norway* *Guardian* *Telegraph*


We should note that Shakespeare, as an author, has been on two lists (Good Reading, The Guardian); and that Jorge Luis Borges's Ficciones has made three lists, his Labyrinths one--yet the latter consists partially of stories also included in the former.