100 Most influential books under 100 pages

The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

1. Animal Farm by George Orwell

2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

4. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

6. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

7. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

8. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

10. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

11. Candide by Voltaire

12. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

13. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

14. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

15. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

17. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

18. Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1) by Sophocles

19. Common Sense by Thomas Paine

20. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

21. The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

22. The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato

23. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

24. The Constitution of the United States of America by Founding Fathers

25. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

26. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

27. Utopia by Thomas More

28. Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther

29. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

30. The Fall by Albert Camus

31. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

32. The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

33. Discourse on Method by René Descartes

34. Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare

35. Poetics by Aristotle

36. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

37. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

38. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

39. The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous

40. On Dreams by Sigmund Freud

41. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

42. The Dead by James Joyce

43. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

44. Anthem by Ayn Rand

45. Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

46. The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost

47. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

48. In Praise of Folly by Erasmus

49. The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

50. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

51. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

52. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot

53. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám

54. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

55. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin

56. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

57. Daisy Miller by Henry James

58. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling

59. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. Racconti Sghimbesci by Roberta Angeloni

61. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura

62. Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

63. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

64. The Handbook by Epictetus

65. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

66. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

67. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

68. Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

69. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

70. The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

71. The Law by Frédéric Bastiat

72. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America by Founding Fathers

73. A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr

74. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

75. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton

76. Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville

77. Pregnancy and Men by Pratik Patil

78. A Discourse on Political Economy by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

79. Jabberwocky and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll

80. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

81. Walking by Henry David Thoreau

82. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

83. In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

84. Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler

85. The Aspern Papers by Henry James

86. SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

87. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant

88. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

89. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood

90. Conscious Creativity; Mindfulness Meditations (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Book #7) by Nataša Nuit Pantović

91. Tonio Kröger by Thomas Mann

92. Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller

93. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson

94. The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

95. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

96. Wit by Margaret Edson

97. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

98. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

99. The Complete Quotations of Friedrich Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche

100. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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