Controversial Books for BentonMacKaye

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.349 3.44 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes
1.294 4.02 The Prelude by William Wordsworth
1.171 4 The Ring and the Book by Robert Browning
1.135 3.57 The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.13 3.67 The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade
1.115 3.89 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
1.114 3.58 Fifteen Decisive Battles by Edward Shepherd Creasy
1.1 3.38 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.071 3.87 The Golden Treasury by Francis Turner Palgrave
1.008 3.83 Selected Poems by William Wordsworth
1.005 3.57 The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
0.998 3.72 The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Friedrich Engels
0.988 3.9 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
0.986 3.8 The Young Visiters by Daisy Ashford
0.979 3.97 Henry V by William Shakespeare
0.964 3.87 Henry IV, Part I by William Shakespeare
0.963 4.11 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
0.948 3.79 The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister
0.943 4 The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley
0.939 4.01 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
0.936 4.04 The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
0.934 3.78 The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
0.93 3.69 The Essays by Francis Bacon
0.921 3.93 On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
0.919 4.16 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
0.918 3.9 Njal's Saga by Anonymous
0.918 4.19 The Complete Poetry of John Milton by John Milton
0.912 4.03 Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
0.91 3.77 Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.904 4.47 The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by Arthur Seymour Sullivan
0.903 3.87 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
0.87 4.4 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0.866 4.16 Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States by George R. Stewart
0.861 3.82 Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
0.859 3.89 Roughing It by Mark Twain
0.851 4.22 A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
0.848 3.85 The Outline of History by H. G. Wells
0.834 3.8 An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
0.833 3.52 A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens
0.823 4.32 Roget's International Thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget
0.82 4.47 Constitution of the United States {Barnes and Noble Study Edition} by Founding Fathers
0.777 4.13 The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by Lewis Mumford
0.764 3.91 Mosses from an Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.763 4.23 Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Murie
0.761 4.2 Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford
0.761 4.31 The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd F. Olson
0.751 4.51 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass / The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
0.716 4.07 On Liberty and The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
0.665 4.26 Wilderness and the American Mind by Roderick Nash
0.613 4.33 Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray