Publisher SeriesReader's Digest World's Best Reading


The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 11,354 copies, 128 reviews1
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 13,412 copies, 125 reviews3
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 81,168 copies, 1,372 reviews5
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 37,167 copies, 454 reviews6
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 11,738 copies, 137 reviews7
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 37,072 copies, 373 reviews8
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 19,412 copies, 248 reviews9
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 8,755 copies, 114 reviews10
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 26,905 copies, 403 reviews11
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 33,454 copies, 325 reviews12
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 38,997 copies, 437 reviews13
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 11,024 copies, 120 reviews15
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 43,616 copies, 517 reviews16
Tales of Suspense by Edgar Allan Poe 240 copies, 2 reviews17
Silas Marner by George Eliot 11,504 copies, 151 reviews19
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 21,327 copies, 278 reviews20
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales by Washington Irving 425 copies, 5 reviews21
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 15,942 copies, 249 reviews22
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke 939 copies, 13 reviews23
The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories {29 stories} by O. Henry 205 copies, 3 reviews24
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 24,638 copies, 237 reviews25
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain 4,678 copies, 52 reviews26
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 34,693 copies, 433 reviews27
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 5,791 copies, 71 reviews28
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 5,225 copies, 86 reviews29
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 17,371 copies, 266 reviews30
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 25,168 copies, 527 reviews31
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 9,561 copies, 78 reviews32
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister 2,340 copies, 43 reviews33
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 12,581 copies, 143 reviews34
The Sea Wolf by Jack London 4,459 copies, 55 reviews35
The Song of Hiawatha and Other Poems (The World's Best Reading) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 272 copies, 3 reviews36
Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1,786 copies, 11 reviews37
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 16,754 copies, 445 reviews38
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 35,967 copies, 537 reviews39
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 9,099 copies, 201 reviews40
On Our Selection and Our New Selection by Steele Rudd 75 copies, 3 reviews42
Lost Horizon by James Hilton 4,016 copies, 101 reviews43
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain 3,878 copies, 53 reviews44
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 6,443 copies, 164 reviews45
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 11,574 copies, 152 reviews46
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang 737 copies, 8 reviews47
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 34,741 copies, 476 reviews48
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 17,263 copies, 191 reviews49
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 17,344 copies, 320 reviews50
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Paul Creswick 1,089 copies, 6 reviews52
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne 15,101 copies, 224 reviews53
The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories by Mark Twain 572 copies, 2 reviews54
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace 5,421 copies, 86 reviews55
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 3,336 copies, 58 reviews57
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 30,221 copies, 564 reviews58
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 24,184 copies, 329 reviews59
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 440 copies, 2 reviews60
Dusty Man Shy World's Best Reading Frank Dalby Davison (Reader's Digest Association World's Best Reading) by Frank Dalby Davison 23 copies61
Life with Father by Clarence Day 734 copies, 12 reviews62
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 4,833 copies, 69 reviews63
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 2,911 copies, 29 reviews65
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 21,029 copies, 616 reviews67
Emma by Jane Austen 38,559 copies, 507 reviews69
To Build a Fire and Other Stories by Jack London 1,135 copies, 24 reviews70
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard 5,769 copies, 128 reviews71
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling 5,176 copies, 52 reviews72
Roughing It by Mark Twain 3,267 copies, 34 reviews73
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore 3,375 copies, 52 reviews74
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute 3,775 copies, 139 reviews75
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Jr. Dana 3,435 copies, 56 reviews77
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson 2,241 copies, 41 reviews79
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling 5,813 copies, 55 reviews81
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn 2,266 copies, 55 reviews82
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 21,622 copies, 249 reviews84
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy 8,376 copies, 114 reviews85
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 11,533 copies, 198 reviews86
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 14,070 copies, 300 reviews87
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 9,554 copies, 86 reviews88
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 43,365 copies, 713 reviews89
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 9,161 copies, 115 reviews91
My Ántonia by Willa Cather 13,778 copies, 287 reviews92
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 18,073 copies, 167 reviews94
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham 3,438 copies, 62 reviews95
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 4,172 copies, 75 reviews96
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 26,546 copies, 384 reviews98
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,660 copies, 51 reviews100
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 8,241 copies, 65 reviews102
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy 1,048 copies, 21 reviews103
Hard Times by Charles Dickens 10,713 copies, 131 reviews104
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope 4,949 copies, 107 reviews105
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe 7,760 copies, 102 reviews106
The American by Henry James 2,100 copies, 24 reviews107
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 13,275 copies, 200 reviews108
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 40,100 copies, 628 reviews110
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson 3,786 copies, 54 reviews111
Dracula by Bram Stoker 36,065 copies, 615 reviews112
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 9,603 copies, 100 reviews113
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 21,926 copies, 417 reviews114
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 9,826 copies, 206 reviews115
The Ambassadors by Henry James 4,023 copies, 43 reviews117
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë 5,188 copies, 169 reviews119
Howards End by E. M. Forster 8,869 copies, 133 reviews120
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville 1,227 copies, 14 reviews121
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 7,989 copies, 92 reviews122
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 8,913 copies, 131 reviews125
Adam Bede by George Eliot 4,391 copies, 71 reviews127
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott 5,018 copies, 36 reviews128
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 3,639 copies, 41 reviews129
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 5,128 copies, 95 reviews130
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,850 copies, 114 reviews131
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 11,789 copies, 129 reviews132

Collections and Selections

Other Names

English: The World's Best Reading


1001(3,562) 1001 books(4,041) 19th century(20,229) 19th century literature(2,362) 20th century(4,012) adventure(9,313) American(5,250) American literature(10,673) audiobook(2,723) British(7,761) British literature(8,855) children(2,697) children's(4,097) children's literature(2,613) classic(45,187) classic fiction(4,292) classic literature(6,712) classics(49,192) ebook(6,523) England(8,104) English(5,028) English literature(9,879) fantasy(4,529) favorites(2,424) fiction(130,959) Folio Society(3,135) France(2,310) French literature(2,399) goodreads(2,327) gothic(4,059) hardcover(3,256) historical(3,087) historical fiction(10,746) history(2,291) horror(7,886) Kindle(6,402) literature(29,198) mystery(4,575) novel(24,136) own(5,637) owned(2,644) paperback(2,688) read(12,513) Roman(2,843) romance(7,697) science fiction(4,701) to-read(41,691) unread(6,300) Victorian(4,880) young adult(2,670)