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
1/36/The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
2/35/The Lord of the Rings series
3/29/Pride and Prejudice
6/17/Harry Potter series
9/14/Gone with the Wind
9/14/War and Peace
12/13/To Kill a Mockingbird
14/10/A Suitable Boy
14/10/Child of the Morning
14/10/Flowers for Algernon
14/10/Starter for Ten
14/10/The Life Before Us
14/10/The Princess Bride
14/10/The Bluest Eye
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/The Secret Garden
32/8/A Tale of Two Cities
32/8/The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
32/8/I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
32/8/The Widow's Son
42/7/Jonathan Livingston Seagull
42/7/Something Wicked This Way Comes
42/7/Crime and Punishment
42/7/The Hydrogen Sonata
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.