OCLC Top 43 Books With French as Original language


đŸ‡«đŸ‡· Madame Bovary, Carmen, Les MisĂ©rables


Based on the “Top 1000” titles owned by OCLC member libraries — the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the “purchase vote” of libraries around the globe .

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1. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Library holdings: 19382 Bibliographic records: 733)


2. Carmen by Georges Bizet (Library holdings: 18832 Bibliographic records: 1243)


3. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (Library holdings: 18623 Bibliographic records: 884)


4. Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Library holdings: 16935 Bibliographic records: 817)


5. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Library holdings: 16573 Bibliographic records: 614)


6. Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Library holdings: 15613 Bibliographic records: 550)


7. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (Library holdings: 14799 Bibliographic records: 327)


8. Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (Library holdings: 14588 Bibliographic records: 628)


9. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (Library holdings: 13864 Bibliographic records: 443)


10. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (Library holdings: 13804 Bibliographic records: 401)


11. Candide by Voltaire (Library holdings: 13371 Bibliographic records: 493)


12. Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Library holdings: 12963 Bibliographic records: 634)


13. Fables by Jean de La Fontaine (Library holdings: 12708 Bibliographic records: 1133)


14. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Library holdings: 12351 Bibliographic records: 632)


15. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Library holdings: 11755 Bibliographic records: 391)


16. Red and the Black by Stendhal (Library holdings: 11413 Bibliographic records: 478)


17. Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire (Library holdings: 11086 Bibliographic records: 628)


18. PÚre Goriot by Honoré de Balzac (Library holdings: 10381 Bibliographic records: 468)


19. Stranger by Albert Camus (Library holdings: 10356 Bibliographic records: 226)


20. Pensées by Blaise Pascal (Library holdings: 9665 Bibliographic records: 463)


21. Voyage to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (Library holdings: 8565 Bibliographic records: 297)


22. Prophecies by Nostradamus (Library holdings: 8082 Bibliographic records: 122)


23. Faust by Charles Gounod (Library holdings: 7917 Bibliographic records: 726)


24. Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau (Library holdings: 7915 Bibliographic records: 330)


25. Plague by Albert Camus (Library holdings: 7852 Bibliographic records: 210)


26. Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais (Library holdings: 7825 Bibliographic records: 167)


27. Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau (Library holdings: 7670 Bibliographic records: 353)


28. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (Library holdings: 7181 Bibliographic records: 153)


29. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (Library holdings: 7023 Bibliographic records: 148)


30. Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (Library holdings: 6826 Bibliographic records: 286)


31. Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu (Library holdings: 6778 Bibliographic records: 255)


32. Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac (Library holdings: 6649 Bibliographic records: 390)


33. Cinderella by Charles Perrault (Library holdings: 6531 Bibliographic records: 155)


34. Phaedra by Jean Racine (Library holdings: 6265 Bibliographic records: 250)


35. Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (Library holdings: 6150 Bibliographic records: 217)


36. Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris (Library holdings: 6105 Bibliographic records: 181)


37. Germinal by Émile Zola (Library holdings: 5945 Bibliographic records: 247)


38. Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost (Library holdings: 5895 Bibliographic records: 375)


39. Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault (Library holdings: 5749 Bibliographic records: 393)


40. Émile by Jean Jacques Rousseau (Library holdings: 5615 Bibliographic records: 231)


41. Nana by Émile Zola (Library holdings: 5605 Bibliographic records: 294)


42. Being and Nothingness by Jean Paul Sartre (Library holdings: 5522 Bibliographic records: 74)


43. Pelléas and Mélisande by Claude Debussy (Library holdings: 5434 Bibliographic records: 214)



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Source: https://www.oclc.org/research/top1000.html

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