The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)
125 Authors have chosen the 10 greatest books ever written. A fantastic list has come together. And if you have an e-reader, you can download them all for free here.
1. Tolstoy, Leo (Лев Николаевич Толстой) "Anna Karenina" (Russian: Анна Каренина = Anna Karenina) - 1877
2. Flaubert, Gustave "Madame Bovary (French: Madame Bovary: Mœurs de province) - 1857
3. Tolstoy, Lew Nikolajewitsch (Лев Николаевич Толстой) "War and Peace" (Russian: Война и мир = Woina I Mir) - 1868/69
4. Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich [Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков] "Lolita" - 1955
5. Twain, Mark "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - 1884
6. Shakespeare, William "Hamlet" - 1599-1602
7. Fitzgerald, F. (Francis) Scott "The Great Gatsby" - 1925
8. Proust, Marcel "In Search of Lost Time" (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) - 1913-27
9. Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов) - Stories, any of them
There is a list of them here.
10. Eliot, George "Middlemarch" - 1871-72
So far, I have read 6 of them but they are all on my wishlist.
A very international list. 4 works by Russian authors, 2 by French, 2 by English, 2 by Americans. I'm just sad there is no German book among them but I suppose if there was, it would be this one:
Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family" (German: Buddenbrooks) - 1901