The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written

The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today (1998) is a book of intellectual history written by Martin Seymour-Smith, a British poet, critic, and biographer.

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175 books · 296 voters · list created May 3rd, 2013 by Hector Torres (votes) .
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Hector 319 books
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Hannah 945 books
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Jessica 3915 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3083 books
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Carlos 2076 books
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Armina 389 books
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Joan 581 books
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Haley 0 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Why is the Book of Mormon on here? I don't see it in the original list.


message 2: by Hector (new)

Hector Torres Good question. The list is not even in the order originally I made it, like someone's been messing with it. I'm new to this so I don't know how to make a list "non-editable", do you know how to do that? That would be nice. Cheers.


message 3: by Ivan (new)

Ivan Well I have to admit that it was really quite difficult to decide / vote! but it is an absolutely very positive thing! and thank god because it means that we have had so many great people / writers in history, with a great talent / knowledge! to express themselves / write! (And to be as an inspiration for everyone of us) I apologize if I made some mistakes of chronological priorities, but what is absolutely sure and without any shadow of doubt, is to give the absolute number 1 to the Holy Bible!!! of our divine/almighty creator!!!! Thanks/god!!


message 4: by howard (new)

howard I agree with Susanna: Why is the book of mormon on this list? I belongs on a worst fiction of all time list.


message 5: by Vangel (new)

Vangel Vesovski Where is Ayn Rand on this list? Tolkien? Thomas Payne? Mises?


message 6: by Sourav (new)

Sourav Bhattacharya Don't you think Mahatma Gandhi's MY EXPERIMENT WITH TRUTH can be considered in this list?


message 7: by Savior (new)

Savior Dianetics by L.Ron Hubbard should be on this list as well.


message 8: by Phox (new)

Phox grimm Thats a list? second most important book would be by ...GRIMMS FAIRY TALES by THE BROTHERS GRIMM...whereby being a grimm tale in itself being bludgened and torn apart until the authors ..masterpiece.. is the color of the d...mn rainbow and lost the real meaning,,oh and here's another kick in the pantaloons, every religious ( book ) has been written by humans..not some divine entity..or burning bush... (*J*)_;


message 9: by Valis (new)

Valis Umbra Some of the entries and comments appear to be based on the belief that this is another 'What's your favorite...' list.
My understanding, based on on the title of the list, is that this is a list of the Most Influential Books in history - that would be world history, as opposed to your own, personal one. Nor is it asking if you like or agree with the content or message of the books - it is merely asking for our suggestions for the most influential books. I, personally, have no religious beliefs whatever, but only an idiot would deny the importance and influence (positive or negative) of the Bible and the Koran on world history. Like they say before exams, always read the question.


message 10: by Raymond (new)

Raymond Sanchez In what world is the Principia not considered a top 5 most influential book? It literally is the influence and foundation for all of modern science and understanding of the world.


message 11: by Booklovinglady (last edited Mar 07, 2017 07:02AM) (new)

Booklovinglady It is clear people have been adding to this list, not just from the number of books, which well exceeds 100, but also when one looks at the publication date of some, as they weren't even written when The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written was published....


message 12: by Booklovinglady (last edited Mar 07, 2017 07:05AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Hector Torres
I'm willing to clean up this Listopia, if there is a list with the original 100 titles?

By the way, the order of titles changes the moment people start voting for them :-)


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