top 100 books of all time…the first few

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 1958 Nigeria English
Fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen 1835–37 Denmark Danish
The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri 1265–1321 Florence Italian
Epic of Gilgamesh Anonymous 18th – 17th century BC Sumer and Akkadian Empire Akkadian
Book of Job Anonymous 6th – 4th century BC Achaemenid Empire Hebrew
One Thousand and One Nights Anonymous 700–1500 India/Iran/Iraq/Egypt Arabic
Njál’s Saga Anonymous 13th century Iceland Old Norse
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 1813 United Kingdom English
Le Père Goriot Honoré de Balzac 1835 France French
MolloyMalone DiesThe Unnamable, a trilogy Samuel Beckett 1951–53 Republic of Ireland FrenchEnglish
The Decameron Giovanni Boccaccio 1349–53 Ravenna Italian
Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges 1944–86 Argentina Spanish
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë 1847 United Kingdom English
The Stranger Albert Camus 1942 AlgeriaFrench Empire French

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