The 100 greatest novels of all time

Answer the 100 greatest novels of all time chosen by the Norwegian Book Club in 2002.
Reference of Wikipedia page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100_Best_Books_of_All_Time
10* a trilogy, so you answer one of it.
Except for the general term which is not a specific title.
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Author(Year)
Book Title
Language
1
Chinua Achebe(1958)
Things Fall Apart
English
2
Hans Christian Andersen(1835-37)
Fairy Tales
Danish
3
Dante Alighieri(1265–1321)
Divina Commedia
Italian
4
Anonymous(18th–17th century BCE)
Epic of Gilgamesh
Akkadian
5
Anonymous(6th – 4th century BCE)
Book of Job
Hebrew
6
Anonymous(700–1500)
One Thousand and One Nights
Arabic
7
Anonymous(13th century)
Njál's Saga
Old Norse
8
Jane Austen(1813)
Pride and Prejudice
English
9
Honoré de Balzac(1835)
Le Père Goriot
French
10*
Samuel Beckett(1951–53)
Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable (a trilogy)
French, English
11
Giovanni Boccaccio(1349–53)
The Decameron
Italian
12
Jorge Luis Borges(1944–86)
Ficciones
Spanish
13
Emily Brontë(1847)
Wuthering Heights
English
14
Albert Camus(1942)
The Stranger
French
15
Paul Celan(1952)
Poems
German
16
Louis-Ferdinand Céline(1932)
Journey to the End of the Night
French
17
Miguel de Cervantes(1605, 1615)
Don Quixote
Spanish
18
Geoffrey Chaucer(14th century)
The Canterbury Tales
English
19
Anton Chekhov(1886)
Stories
Russian
20
Joseph Conrad(1904)
Nostromo
English
21
Charles Dickens(1861)
Great Expectations
English
22
Denis Diderot(1796)
Jacques the Fatalist
French
23
Alfred Döblin(1929)
Berlin Alexanderplatz
German
24
Fyodor Dostoevsky(1866)
Crime and Punishment
Russian
25
Fyodor Dostoevsky(1869)
The Idiot
Russian
26
Fyodor Dostoevsky(1872)
The Possessed
Russian
27
Fyodor Dostoevsky(1880)
The Brothers Karamazov
Russian
28
George Eliot(1781)
Middlemarch
English
29
Ralph Ellison(1952)
Invisible Man
English
30
Euripides(431 BCE)
Medea
Classical Greek
31
William Faulkner(1936)
Absalom, Absalom!
English
32
William Faulkner(1929)
The Sound and the Fury
English
33
Gustave Flaubert(1857)
Madame Bovary
French
34
Gustave Flaubert(1869)
Sentimental Education
French
#
Author(Year)
Book Title
Language
35
Federico García Lorca(1928)
Gypsy Ballads
Spanish
36
Gabriel García Márquez(1967)
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Spanish
37
Gabriel García Márquez(1985)
Love in the Time of Cholera
Spanish
38
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe(1832)
Faust
German
39
Nikolai Gogol(1842)
Dead Souls
Russian
40
Günter Grass(1959)
The Tin Drum
German
41
João Guimarães Rosa(1956)
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
Portuguese
42
Knut Hamsun(1890)
Hunger
Norwegian
43
Ernest Hemingway(1952)
The Old Man and the Sea
English
44
Homer(850–750 BCE)
Iliad
Classical Greek
45
Homer(8th century BCE)
Odyssey
Classical Greek
46
Henrik Ibsen(1879)
A Doll's House
Norwegian
47
James Joyce(1922)
Ulysses
English
48
Franz Kafka(1924)
Stories
German
49
Franz Kafka(1925)
The Trial
German
50
Franz Kafka(1926)
The Castle
German
51
Kālidāsa(1st century BCE – 4th century CE)
Shakuntala
Sanskrit
52
Yasunari Kawabata(1954)
The Sound of the Mountain
Japanese
53
Nikos Kazantzakis(1946)
Zorba the Greek
Greek
54
D. H. Lawrence(1913)
Sons and Lovers
English
55
Halldór Laxness(1934–35)
Independent People
Icelandic
56
Giacomo Leopardi(1818)
Poems
Italian
57
Doris Lessing(1962)
The Golden Notebook
English
58
Astrid Lindgren(1945)
Pippi Longstocking
Swedish
59
Lu Xun(1918)
A Madman's Diary
Chinese
60
Naguib Mahfouz(1959)
Children of Gebelawi
Arabic
61
Thomas Mann(1901)
Buddenbrooks
German
62
Thomas Mann(1924)
The Magic Mountain
German
63
Herman Melville(1851)
Moby-Dick
English
64
Michel de Montaigne(1595)
Essays
French
65
Elsa Morante(1974)
History
Italian
66
Toni Morrison(1987)
Beloved
English
67
Murasaki Shikibu(11th century)
The Tale of Genji
Japanese
#
Author(Year)
Book Title
Language
68
Robert Musil(1930–32)
The Man Without Qualities
German
69
Vladimir Nabokov(1955)
Lolita
English
70
George Orwell(1949)
Nineteen Eighty-Four
English
71
Ovid(1st century CE)
Metamorphoses
Classical Latin
72
Fernando Pessoa(1928)
The Book of Disquiet
Portuguese
73
Edgar Allan Poe(19th century)
Tales
English
74
Marcel Proust(1913–27)
In Search of Lost Time
French
75
François Rabelais(1532–34)
The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel
French
76
Juan Rulfo(1955)
Pedro Páramo
Spanish
77
Rumi(1258–73)
Masnavi
Persian
78
Salman Rushdie(1981)
Midnight's Children
English
79
Saadi(1257)
Bostan
Persian
80
Tayeb Salih(1966)
Season of Migration to the North
Arabic
81
José Saramago(1995)
Blindness
Portuguese
82
William Shakespeare(1603)
Hamlet
English
83
William Shakespeare(1608)
King Lear
English
84
William Shakespeare(1609)
Othello
English
85
Sophocles(430 BCE)
Oedipus the King
Classical Greek
86
Stendhal(1830)
The Red and the Black
French
87
Laurence Sterne(1760)
Tristram Shandy
English
88
Italo Svevo(1923)
Confessions of Zeno
Italian
89
Jonathan Swift(1726)
Gulliver's Travels
English
90
Leo Tolstoy(1865–69)
War and Peace
Russian
91
Leo Tolstoy(1877)
Anna Karenina
Russian
92
Leo Tolstoy(1886)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Russian
93
Mark Twain(1884)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
English
94
Valmiki(3rd century BCE – 3rd century CE)
Ramayana
Sanskrit
95
Virgil(29–19 BCE)
Aeneid
Classical Latin
96
Vyasa(4th century BCE – 4th century CE)
Mahabharata
Sanskrit
97
Walt Whitman(1855)
Leaves of Grass
English
98
Virginia Woolf(1925)
Mrs Dalloway
English
99
Virginia Woolf(1927)
To the Lighthouse
English
100
Marguerite Yourcenar(1951)
Memoirs of Hadrian
French
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Level 82
May 22, 2013
Weird list, for a lot of different reasons. And could stand to be a bit more forgiving on the type-ins... but I'm sure this took a long time to put together so kudos for the effort.
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Level 32
May 22, 2013
Thank you!

If you can point out, I will add other type-ins suitably.

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Level 67
May 25, 2013
Fascinating, quirky quiz (Pippi Longstockings!!!!!) A few alternatives: "1001 Nights," "Brothers Karamazov" without the "The" (at least that's what I think I typed) and likewise for Musil (at least that's what I think I typed).
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Level 32
Jun 1, 2013
>Baltimorean

Thanks! I Added type-ins.

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Level 33
May 25, 2013
Great quiz! Wish I'd seen the Norwegian Book Club bit cos it definitely would've helped. Well done them for ranking Achebe's book 1st. It's fantastic. Not sure why they're so obsessed with Faulkner though and seem to have ignored people like Greene. And don't worry too much about the type ins... the more you add... the more people complain about wanting additional type ins.
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Level 32
Jun 1, 2013
Thanks!
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Level 82
Jun 6, 2013
I was actually going to criticize Things Fall Apart being #1, but then I realized that the list is in alphabetical order.
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Level 82
Jun 6, 2013
I'm also not sure that two books counts as an obsession (Dostoyevsky is listed four times), but maybe it seems that way to someone with an obsession for tearing down people from a certain country when a person from that country gets recognized twice on the same list...
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Level 32
Jun 7, 2013
Wikipedia page explains this list.

>>The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club. This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have an unknown author.

Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books.

The books selected by this process and listed here are not ranked or categorized in any way; the organizers have stated that "they are all on an equal footing," with the exception of Don Quixote which was given the distinction "best literary work ever written." The following list organizes the works alphabetically by author.[1]

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Because of this select process, it is biased I guess...