Controversial Books for RosemaryDemos

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
1.353 3.76 Canterbury Tales [adapted by Barbara Cohen] by Barbara Cohen
1.142 3.88 Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
1.126 3.43 Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis by Ugo Foscolo
1.12 4.16 The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
1.114 3.95 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
1.102 3.71 Yakov and the Seven Thieves by Madonna
1.086 3.8 Father Brown: The Essential Tales by G. K. Chesterton
1.085 3.85 Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder
1.084 3.97 Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.083 3 A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) by Laurence Sterne
1.08 3.89 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.073 3.69 Things Fall Apart [Norton Critical Edition] by Chinua Achebe
1.07 3.91 The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
1.069 3.54 That Awful Mess on Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda
1.069 3.62 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1.065 3.74 The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
1.064 3.72 The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
1.052 3.74 The Bicycle Man by Allen Say
1.05 4.05 Abridged Greek-English Lexicon by Henry George Liddell
1.043 3.88 The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
1.042 3.83 A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
1.041 4.31 Poems of Paul Celan by Paul Celan
1.039 3.65 The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Rosemary Sutcliff
1.038 4 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
1.034 3.77 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.025 3.63 McTeague: A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris
1.022 4.09 Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto
1.021 3.35 The Child of Pleasure by Gabriele D'Annunzio
1.017 4.06 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1.014 3.73 Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
1.01 3.86 Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.009 3.64 The Life of Our Lord: Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849 by Charles Dickens
1.004 3.64 John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography by Samuel Eliot Morison
1.003 3.79 Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas | Afterimage • Suspended sentences • Flowers of ruin by Patrick Modiano
1.001 3.86 The Republic by Plato
1.001 3.86 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
0.999 3.91 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
0.998 3.75 The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
0.997 3.66 Politics by Aristotle
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.996 3.89 Don Juan by Lord Byron
0.991 4.03 Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
0.989 3.93 Faust I & II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.989 3.79 The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
0.986 3.73 Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg
0.985 3.87 Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
0.984 3.86 The Works of Josephus by Flavius Josephus
0.983 3.87 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
0.983 3.67 Kinfolk by Pearl S. Buck
0.982 3.76 Beowulf: Dragonslayer by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.979 3.96 Henry V by William Shakespeare
0.978 3.61 The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese
0.976 3.79 The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
0.976 3.82 A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome: Daily Life, Mysteries, and Curiosities by Alberto Angela
0.975 3.76 Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius
0.974 3.87 The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
0.973 4.16 Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
0.973 4.05 The Moral Essays by Giacomo Leopardi
0.971 3.86 Villette by Charlotte Brontë
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.968 3.93 A Death in the Family by James Agee
0.965 3.64 The Reivers by William Faulkner
0.965 3.67 The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
0.965 3.57 Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
0.964 3.66 Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert
0.963 4 What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz
0.962 3.79 Medea [in Translation] by Euripides
0.962 3.84 Victory by Joseph Conrad
0.961 3.86 Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck
0.959 3.93 Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
0.958 3.92 The Tempest by William Shakespeare
0.958 3.77 The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
0.957 3.89 Insects: A Guide to Familiar American Insects by Herbert Spencer Zim
0.957 3.86 The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
0.956 3.87 Heidi by Johanna Spyri
0.956 4.03 The Iliad by Homer
0.956 3.98 The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
0.955 3.85 Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans
0.954 4.14 Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri
0.95 4.02 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
0.95 4.2 The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
0.95 3.91 Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
0.949 3.87 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
0.949 3.94 The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky
0.948 3.78 Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
0.948 3.65 The Song of Roland by Turoldus
0.948 3.8 The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister
0.944 3.92 The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
0.942 3.74 Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey by Homer
0.94 3.97 Othello by William Shakespeare
0.939 4.06 Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
0.938 4.11 The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
0.938 3.93 The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
0.937 3.92 Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
0.936 3.95 The Stranger by Albert Camus
0.934 4.04 Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.929 3.83 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
0.928 4.07 Blindness by José Saramago
0.928 4.1 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
0.927 3.74 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
0.927 3.87 A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
0.927 4.08 David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
0.927 3.94 The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
0.926 3.75 Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
0.925 3.98 Half Magic by Edward Eager
0.925 4.22 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
0.924 4.08 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
0.923 3.97 The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
0.923 3.91 The Stories of English by David Crystal
0.923 3.91 Figgs & Phantoms by Ellen Raskin
0.923 3.86 The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
0.922 3.88 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
0.922 4.23 The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola
0.921 4.24 Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
0.92 3.9 Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
0.92 3.93 Trilogy by H.D.
0.919 3.87 My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
0.919 4.03 Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackall
0.918 3.93 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
0.918 3.83 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.917 3.83 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
0.917 3.87 The Mabinogion by Anonymous
0.916 3.92 A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
0.916 4.14 Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
0.916 4.02 The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
0.915 3.88 Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann
0.914 3.99 Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger
0.911 3.99 The Cloud Book by Tomie DePaola
0.91 4.24 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.91 4.09 The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
0.91 3.87 Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
0.91 4.11 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
0.91 3.76 Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.908 4.27 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
0.907 3.93 Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
0.907 4.18 Bleak House by Charles Dickens
0.906 4.03 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
0.904 4.07 Emma by Jane Austen
0.903 4.14 Mimesis: the representation of reality in western literature by Erich Auerbach
0.902 4.2 Notes From Underground [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd Ed.] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.901 4.1 The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen
0.9 4.21 The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
0.899 3.76 The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
0.898 3.92 Cinderella by C. S. Evans
0.896 3.88 A History of Private Life, Volume 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium by Paul Veyne
0.895 3.98 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
0.895 3.99 The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus
0.894 3.5 The Little World of the Past by Antonio Fogazzaro
0.893 4.11 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
0.892 4.24 The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost
0.892 3.77 Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
0.891 4.02 The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
0.89 3.56 Under the Jaguar Sun by Italo Calvino
0.89 4.01 The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken
0.888 3.81 Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott
0.888 4.16 The Year At Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen
0.888 3.88 O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
0.886 3.87 The Best American Essays of the Century by Joyce Carol Oates
0.886 3.66 Theogony / Works and Days by Hesiod
0.885 4 Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jacob Grimm
0.885 3.92 Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
0.885 4.06 Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
0.884 4.17 The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry
0.884 3.9 The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
0.884 3.85 Heart of Darkness & Selections from The Congo Diary by Joseph Conrad
0.884 3.94 Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
0.884 3.9 The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino
0.883 4.16 Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months by Maurice Sendak
0.883 4.08 Wheelock's Latin by Frederic M. Wheelock
0.883 3.71 One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian
0.882 4.21 Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
0.881 4 The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
0.879 3.8 The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
0.877 3.64 The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson
0.876 4.08 The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
0.875 4.1 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
0.875 4.22 Persuasion by Jane Austen
0.873 3.98 Howards End by E. M. Forster
0.871 3.67 Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
0.87 4.4 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0.87 3.7 Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
0.869 4.19 The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.869 4.15 Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
0.869 4.06 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père
0.868 4.14 Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
0.868 3.73 Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow
0.867 4.2 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
0.867 4.15 Flowers of Evil and Other Works = Les Fleurs du Mal et Oeuvres Choisies: A Dual-Language Book by Charles Baudelaire
0.866 4.02 The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.865 4.22 Before After by Anne-Margot Ramstein
0.864 3.74 Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
0.861 4.46 Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen
0.861 3.4 Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakespeare
0.859 4.04 Skating Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
0.858 4.25 The Major Works: Including The Prelude (Oxford World's Classics) by William Wordsworth
0.856 4.05 Nicholas by René Goscinny
0.856 3.87 The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini
0.854 4.18 Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
0.853 4.18 Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
0.852 3.95 The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! by Carleen Madigan
0.851 4.01 Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett
0.851 3.93 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
0.85 3.16 Trilby by George Du Maurier
0.849 3.77 The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
0.848 4.04 Nine Horses: Poems by Billy Collins
0.846 4.12 The BFG by Roald Dahl
0.845 3.89 Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse Amos by Robert Lawson
0.844 4.14 Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken
0.842 4.04 Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager
0.837 4.15 Gardner's Art through the Ages by Helen Gardner
0.834 4.2 The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
0.834 3.72 The Circus is Coming by Noel Streatfeild
0.832 4.03 The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
0.831 4.03 Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: The People and places in Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and books by William Anderson
0.827 3.76 Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
0.826 4.41 Summer Story by Jill Barklem
0.826 3.98 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James S. Shapiro
0.825 3.7 Sword Song by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.823 4.04 A Child's Calendar by John Updike
0.822 4.12 The Histories by Herodotus
0.821 3.82 Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen
0.818 4.39 The Riverside Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer
0.816 4.19 Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
0.811 4.39 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
0.807 4.34 The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
0.805 3.78 The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
0.803 4.27 Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder
0.801 4.08 The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
0.799 4.1 Magic or Not? by Edward Eager
0.798 3.97 Midnight Is a Place by Joan Aiken
0.798 3.65 Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant
0.796 4.32 The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
0.794 4.27 The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
0.794 4.03 The Cuckoo Tree by Joan Aiken
0.793 4.12 Philosophical Fragments/Johannes Climacus by Søren Kierkegaard
0.791 3.53 The History of Henry Esmond by William Makepeace Thackeray
0.789 4.1 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
0.784 4.18 The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
0.782 4.47 If This Is a Man / The Truce by Primo Levi
0.78 4.25 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
0.779 4.46 Canzoniere by Francesco Petrarca
0.778 4.3 The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base
0.776 4.02 The Metaphysical Poets by Helen Louise Gardner
0.775 4.16 Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager
0.775 4.26 The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
0.773 4.29 Dogger by Shirley Hughes
0.771 4.32 John Adams by David McCullough
0.771 4.21 A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
0.765 3.97 The Portable Blake by William Blake
0.764 3.86 Outcast by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.764 4.33 East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North by Kay Nielsen
0.763 4.1 The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] by Maria Tatar
0.762 4.31 The Secret Staircase by Jill Barklem
0.761 4.17 The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes
0.758 4.23 A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins
0.757 4.19 The Time Garden by Edward Eager
0.756 4.07 The Well-Wishers by Edward Eager
0.751 4.31 In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
0.751 3.97 The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers
0.751 4.19 Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
0.75 4.32 The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
0.75 4.11 The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 3: In the Wilderness by Sigrid Undset
0.749 4.43 Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
0.747 4.2 Last Tales by Isak Dinesen
0.742 3.85 The Whispering Mountain by Joan Aiken
0.741 4.35 Canti by Giacomo Leopardi
0.738 4.39 Truman by David McCullough
0.736 4.16 Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady by Selina Hastings
0.735 4.19 The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.724 4.31 Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
0.716 4.31 The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
0.716 4.17 Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken
0.712 4.23 Home by Jeannie Baker
0.71 4.11 The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 2: The Snake Pit by Sigrid Undset
0.704 4.3 The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa by Robert Hass
0.704 4.56 The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
0.694 3.97 The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.693 4.37 The Portable Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
0.693 4.54 Autumn Story by Jill Barklem
0.69 4.32 Greek: An Intensive Course by Hardy Hansen
0.688 4.05 Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre
0.687 3.92 Go Saddle the Sea by Joan Aiken
0.68 4.4 The Complete Works of O. Henry by O. Henry
0.67 4.6 Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
0.665 4.37 Essays of E.B. White by E. B. White
0.665 4.19 Winter Poems by Barbara Rogasky
0.663 3.75 The Mirror Maker by Primo Levi
0.657 4.54 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
0.649 4.45 To Every Thing There Is a Season: Verses From Ecclesiastes by Leo Dillon
0.647 4.41 Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard L. Bushman
0.637 4.45 Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
0.507 4.72 Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute by The Kyoto Costume Institute