What Are Some of the Most Popular Books of All Time?


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As of 2015, Modern Library lists its board's all-time top three novels as follows: "Ulysses" by James Joyce, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce. The readers' list calls Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" the number-one novel.

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Modern Library lists a total of 100 of the best novels as chosen by its board, as well as a list of the top 100 novels as chosen by readers. You can see the complete lists on Modern Library's website. In addition to these lists, Modern Library also offers a variety of reading guides.

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