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message 1: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 621 comments Mod
Check the Net there will be dozens of listings of Greats Novels Even Written, Best Novels All Time etc. So how accurate are they, really and how come one changes from another?

I found this just now which is bit more interesting to us who are here. According to it there are 4 Russian works in the TOP TEN list and I thought, that's amazing!

Top 10 Books of All Time

http://listverse.com/2008/01/28/top-1...


Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov (NUMBER 9)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (NUMBER 4)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy(NUMBER 3)

AND THE WINNER ....... *Drum Roll*

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (NUMBER 1)

So I'm not complaining about this list.


message 2: by Ileana (new)

Ileana | 4 comments I think it's all about personal preference, I didn't find Anna Karenina better than others russian books (for example).
But the books in these kind of lists are usually very good :D.


message 3: by Berseri (new)

Berseri | 14 comments :D ahahhaa,what a funny list. Just look at it a bit closer: "In Search of Lost Time" by Proust, "Lolita", "War and Peace", "Madame Bovary" by Flaubert, "Anna Karenina"...All female protagonists have one thing in common: they are not weighed down with the virtue of loyalty. xD


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