MSU’s Top 100 Books

100 Best Books by Montana State University


1. First Folio by William Shakespeare

2. The Bible by Christian Church

3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

4. The Iliad by Homer

5. The Odyssey by Homer

6. Metamorphoses by Ovid

7. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

8. Oresteia by Aeschylus

9. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu

10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

11. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

12. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

14. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

15. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

16. Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens

17. One Thousand and One Nights by India/Iran/Iraq/Egypt

18. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

19. Beloved by Toni Morrison

20. Collected Fiction by Jorge Luis Borges

21. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

22. Anecdotes of Destiny by Isak Dinesen

23. Antigone by Sophocles

24. Oedipus the King by Sophocles

25. Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

26. The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony by Roberto Calasso

27. Tales from the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva

28. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov

29. Mahabharata by Vyasa

30. Ulysses by James Joyce

31. Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

32. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

33. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

34. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

35. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

36. The Complete Works of Plato by Plato

37. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

38. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

39. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor

40. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

41. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett

42. Molloy by Samuel Beckett

43. The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett

44. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

45. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

46. Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot

47. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

48. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

49. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

50. Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats by W. B. Yeats

51. The Golden Bough by James George Frazer

52. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

53. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

54. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch

55. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki

56. The Bacchae by Euripides

57. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

58. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

59. The Aeneid by Virgil

60. Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg

61. The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake by William Blake

62. The Golden Ass (Metamorphoses): Or Metamorphoses by Apuleius

63. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

64. Endgame by Samuel Beckett

65. Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

66. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

67. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

68. Phèdre by Jean Racine

69. Poetics by Aristotle

70. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

71. Lysistrata by Aristophanes

72. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

73. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

74. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

75. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

76. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

77. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

78. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

79. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

80. The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa

81. Fragments by Heraclitus

82. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

83. Epic of Gilgamesh by Unknown

84. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

85. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

86. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

87. Essays by Michel de Montaigne

88. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

89. Native Son by Richard Wright

90. The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson

91. Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann

92. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

93. Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais

94. Paradise Lost by John Milton

95. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

96. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

97. The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates

98. Middlemarch by George Eliot

99. At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen

100. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

101. Candide by Voltaire

102. On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Nietzsche

103. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

104. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

105. Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss

106. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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