Publisher SeriesReader's Digest World's Best Reading


The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 10,852 copies, 126 reviews1
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 12,762 copies, 120 reviews3
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 78,362 copies, 1,347 reviews5
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 35,708 copies, 444 reviews6
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 11,289 copies, 132 reviews7
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 35,650 copies, 364 reviews8
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 18,749 copies, 242 reviews9
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 8,430 copies, 113 reviews10
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 25,692 copies, 393 reviews11
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 31,937 copies, 320 reviews12
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 37,407 copies, 424 reviews13
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 10,462 copies, 117 reviews15
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 42,012 copies, 511 reviews16
Tales of Suspense by Edgar Allan Poe 231 copies, 2 reviews17
Silas Marner by George Eliot 11,086 copies, 149 reviews19
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 20,159 copies, 263 reviews20
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales by Washington Irving 411 copies, 5 reviews21
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 15,184 copies, 245 reviews22
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke 906 copies, 13 reviews23
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories {29 stories} by O. Henry 202 copies, 3 reviews24
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 23,468 copies, 229 reviews25
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain 4,514 copies, 47 reviews26
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 32,904 copies, 425 reviews27
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 5,528 copies, 69 reviews28
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 4,983 copies, 84 reviews29
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 16,511 copies, 258 reviews30
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 23,766 copies, 507 reviews31
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 9,075 copies, 76 reviews32
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister 2,249 copies, 40 reviews33
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 12,198 copies, 139 reviews34
The Sea Wolf by Jack London 4,260 copies, 52 reviews35
The Song of Hiawatha and Other Poems (The World's Best Reading) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 252 copies, 2 reviews36
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1,712 copies, 9 reviews37
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 16,143 copies, 431 reviews38
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 34,513 copies, 526 reviews39
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 8,768 copies, 199 reviews40
On Our Selection and Our New Selection by Steele Rudd 72 copies, 3 reviews42
Lost Horizon by James Hilton 3,874 copies, 97 reviews43
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain 3,739 copies, 51 reviews44
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 6,206 copies, 164 reviews45
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 11,083 copies, 149 reviews46
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang 703 copies, 8 reviews47
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 33,457 copies, 460 reviews48
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 16,481 copies, 187 reviews49
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 16,771 copies, 312 reviews50
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick 1,039 copies, 6 reviews52
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne 14,333 copies, 223 reviews53
The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories by Mark Twain 546 copies, 2 reviews54
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace 5,128 copies, 79 reviews55
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 3,222 copies, 58 reviews57
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 28,289 copies, 541 reviews58
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 22,960 copies, 324 reviews59
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 422 copies, 2 reviews60
Dusty / Man-Shy by Frank Dalby Davison 19 copies61
Life with Father by Clarence Day 701 copies, 10 reviews62
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 4,591 copies, 69 reviews63
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 2,785 copies, 27 reviews65
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 20,054 copies, 594 reviews67
Emma by Jane Austen 36,939 copies, 497 reviews69
To Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack London 1,070 copies, 23 reviews70
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard 5,530 copies, 123 reviews71
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling 4,940 copies, 51 reviews72
Roughing It by Mark Twain 3,167 copies, 33 reviews73
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore 3,256 copies, 50 reviews74
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 3,660 copies, 136 reviews75
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Jr. Dana 3,328 copies, 55 reviews77
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson 2,156 copies, 42 reviews79
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling 5,549 copies, 53 reviews81
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn 2,191 copies, 52 reviews82
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père 20,717 copies, 242 reviews84
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy 8,164 copies, 111 reviews85
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 11,097 copies, 189 reviews86
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 13,550 copies, 297 reviews87
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 9,210 copies, 85 reviews88
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 41,187 copies, 694 reviews89
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 8,846 copies, 114 reviews91
My Ántonia by Willa Cather 13,322 copies, 279 reviews92
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 17,257 copies, 163 reviews94
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham 3,338 copies, 63 reviews95
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 4,017 copies, 73 reviews96
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 25,715 copies, 382 reviews98
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,606 copies, 50 reviews100
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 7,838 copies, 63 reviews102
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy 1,013 copies, 20 reviews103
Hard Times by Charles Dickens 10,286 copies, 127 reviews104
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope 4,826 copies, 105 reviews105
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe 7,529 copies, 101 reviews106
The American by Henry James 2,035 copies, 23 reviews107
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 12,548 copies, 202 reviews108
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 38,497 copies, 618 reviews110
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 3,587 copies, 53 reviews111
Dracula by Bram Stoker 33,983 copies, 591 reviews112
Sons And Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 9,351 copies, 95 reviews113
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 21,051 copies, 408 reviews114
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 9,501 copies, 197 reviews115
The Ambassadors by Henry James 3,887 copies, 42 reviews117
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë 4,969 copies, 165 reviews119
Howards End by E. M. Forster 8,563 copies, 128 reviews120
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville 1,184 copies, 13 reviews121
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 7,799 copies, 91 reviews122
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 34,078 copies, 541 reviews123
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 8,543 copies, 126 reviews125
Adam Bede by George Eliot 4,123 copies, 71 reviews127
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 4,787 copies, 32 reviews128
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 3,513 copies, 40 reviews129
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 4,957 copies, 95 reviews130
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,690 copies, 110 reviews131
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 11,395 copies, 127 reviews132

Collections and Selections

Other Names

English: The World's Best Reading


1001(3,558) 1001 books(4,038) 19th century(20,109) 19th century literature(2,378) 20th century(4,089) adventure(9,230) American(5,217) American literature(10,609) audiobook(2,660) British(7,856) British literature(8,951) children(3,280) children's(5,169) children's literature(3,274) classic(45,921) classic fiction(4,313) classic literature(6,718) classics(49,371) ebook(6,569) England(8,528) English(5,070) English literature(9,895) fantasy(4,608) favorites(2,483) fiction(132,032) Folio Society(3,167) France(2,278) French literature(2,391) goodreads(2,296) gothic(4,004) hardcover(3,285) historical(3,144) historical fiction(10,646) history(2,280) horror(7,769) Kindle(6,475) literature(29,112) mystery(4,600) novel(24,050) own(5,749) owned(2,660) paperback(2,708) read(12,719) Roman(2,824) romance(7,600) science fiction(4,619) to-read(41,375) unread(6,292) Victorian(4,857) young adult(2,980)