Monday, February 25, 2013

Are These The Greatest Novels of All Time?


Below, the decidedly unscientific results of our ongoing poll at THE 100 GREATEST NOVELS OF ALL TIME, the Google+ group I moderate. 

I have limited it to the top 50 or so, since we don't appear to have anything resembling consensus on anything beyond that. I will expand the list as we go along.


Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy retains the top spot, but just barely. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series moves up to #2.  Pride And Prejudice rises into the #3 spot. Joyce's Ulysses
is the most notable debut, tied at #14.

Join the group and cast your vote!

 THE GREATEST NOVELS OF ALL TIME: CURRENT RANKING

RANK/VOTES/TITLE

1/36/The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
2/35/The Lord of the Rings series
3/29/Pride and Prejudice
4/18/Lolita
4/18/Slaughterhouse-Five
6/17/Harry Potter series
7/16/Anna Karenina
8/15/The Stand
9/14/Gone with the Wind
9/14/War and Peace
9/14/1984
12/13/Fahrenheit 451
12/13/To Kill a Mockingbird
14/10/A Suitable Boy
14/10/Child of the Morning
14/10/Flowers for Algernon
14/10/Pale Fire
14/10/Silas Marner
14/10/Starter for Ten
14/10/The Life Before Us
14/10/The Princess Bride
14/10/The Bluest Eye
14/10/Ulysses
24/9/Candide
24/9/Les Miserables
24/9/The Canterbury Tales
24/9/The English Patient
24/9/The Illuminatus Trilogy Series
24 9 Their Eyes Were Watchung God
24/9/Finnegans Wake
24/9/The Secret Garden
32/8/A Tale of Two Cities
32/8/Catch-22
32/8/Illusions
32/8/Norwegian Wood
32/8/Starship Troopers
32/8/The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
32/8/Jane Eyre
32/8/I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
32/8/The Widow's Son
32/8/Mother Night
42/7/Jonathan Livingston Seagull
42/7/Silence
42/7/Something Wicked This Way Comes
42/7/Persuasion
42/7/Crime and Punishment
42/7/The Hydrogen Sonata
42/7/Wuthering Heights
42/7The Case of Comrade Tulayev

Thanks to +Steven Malone, +Neens xx+Theresa Nwairat+L. T. Dalin+Vincent Murphy  and +Alex Quirk  for votes this week.