The Greatest Books of All Time
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky.
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion.
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age".
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The book is internationally famous for its innovative style and infamous for its controversial subject.
6. Middlemarch by George Eliot: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans.
7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers.
8.The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov was a Russian short story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature.
9. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust Swann's Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust's seven-part cycle, was published in 1913.
10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601.