according to an entry at, norton (as in the lit publisher) rounded up 125 of the best living authors and asked them what they thought were the best books ever, they came up with this:

  • Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
  • Gustav Flaubert's Madame Bovary
  • Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace
  • Vladimir Nabakov's Lolita
  • Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • William Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
  • Marcel Proust's The Search of Lost Time
  • The Stories of Anton Chekhov
  • George Eliot's Middlemarch

of this list, i have read one. haha sad. oh and a few of Chekhov's stories. i already have a copy of The Great Gatsby, so i'll read it. soon. haha.

nov 8 2008 ∞
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