Well, it's happened yet again...I was just reading the Guardian and discovered another of those books in which a writer polls his fellows, asking for the best books of all time. Here is J. Peder Zane's consensus top 10:
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot
I absolutely agree with "War and Peace," and certainly Chekhov is great and instructive reading about l9th century Russia, but I'm a little bit underwhelmed by the others.
So what are YOUR favorite books? You don't have to have l0 on your list, just share some titles.