Controversial Books for SamuelRoth

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
1.243 3.88 Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
1.206 4.03 Ulysses by James Joyce
1.201 2.96 My Secret Life (abridged edition in one volume) by Walter
1.16 3.74 Gargantua And Pantagruel by François Rabelais
1.159 3.4 Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley
1.153 3.28 Justine by Marquis de Sade
1.153 3.49 Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
1.143 3.63 Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
1.141 3.54 Studies in Classic American Literature by D. H. Lawrence
1.117 3.37 Moonchild by Aleister Crowley
1.115 3.58 Satanism and Witchcraft: The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition by Jules Michelet
1.112 3.35 Story of O by Pauline Réage
1.107 3.87 Epigrams by Martialis
1.102 3.58 Aucassin and Nicolette by Old Antif
1.091 2.91 The Story of Venus and Tannhauser by Aubrey Beardsley
1.088 3.49 The Heptameron by Marguerite de Navarre
1.081 3.57 Aphrodite by Pierre Louÿs
1.074 3.34 The Amorous Exploits of a Young Rakehell by Guillaume Apollinaire
1.07 3.27 The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence
1.067 3.77 His Monkey Wife by John Collier
1.058 3.73 Troilus and Cressida by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.041 3.42 Volpone, or The Fox by Ben Jonson
1.034 3.77 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.033 3.95 How to Write by Gertrude Stein
1.031 3.78 Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
1.023 3.87 Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
1.02 3.45 The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
1.017 4.06 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1.014 3.26 The Perfumed Garden by Sheik Nefzawi
1.013 3.58 The Man Who Died: A Story by D. H. Lawrence
1.012 3.82 Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier
1.012 3.57 Benito Cereno by Herman Melville
1.011 3.69 The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert
1.006 3.73 The Image by Jean de Berg
0.995 3.76 The Story of My Life by Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
0.993 3.55 The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe
0.992 3.25 Erewhon by Samuel Butler
0.991 3.17 Fanny Hill: Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland
0.989 3.56 Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway
0.989 3.77 Droll Stories by Honoré de Balzac
0.985 3.5 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
0.982 3.71 The Counterfeiters by André Gide
0.981 3.87 Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby
0.979 3.65 The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
0.978 3.37 Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost
0.974 3.48 My Life and Loves by Frank Harris
0.968 3.79 In Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
0.964 3.99 De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
0.963 3.54 The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard
0.958 3.68 The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter
0.954 3.81 Candide by Voltaire
0.95 3.17 Mark Twain's 1601: Conversation As It Was By The Social Fireside In The Time Of The Tudors by Mark Twain
0.948 3.78 Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
0.947 3.95 Plexus by Henry Miller
0.942 3.88 Sand and Foam by Kahlil Gibran
0.938 4.11 The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.927 3.73 Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
0.921 3.84 Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert
0.919 4 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
0.919 3.69 Ball-of-Fat by Guy de Maupassant
0.918 3.83 Hands Around by Arthur Schnitzler
0.91 3.84 The Complete Fables by Aesop
0.909 4.13 The Iliad / The Odyssey by Homer
0.909 3.85 The Golden Ass by Apuleius
0.909 3.89 Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World by Mark Twain
0.906 4.2 The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
0.906 4.03 Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence
0.905 4.15 Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
0.891 3.95 The Star Rover by Jack London
0.89 4.42 The Complete Story of Civilization by Will Durant
0.886 4.09 The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
0.882 3.66 The Secret History by Procopius
0.882 3.81 The Damned / Down there by Joris-Karl Huysmans
0.881 4 The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
0.878 4.33 The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
0.877 3.4 The Virgin and the Gipsy by D. H. Lawrence
0.859 3.98 The Poems of Catullus by Catullus
0.844 2.87 Gamiani by Alfred de Musset
0.842 4.16 Paris Spleen (New Directions Paperbook) by Charles Baudelaire
0.837 4.14 The Portable James Joyce by James Joyce
0.825 3.94 The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney
0.812 3.48 True History by Luciano Di Samosata
0.786 4.1 Aurelia by Gérard de Nerval
0.781 4.11 Complete Writings with Variant Readings (Oxford Standard Authors Series) {Keynes, ed.} by William Blake
0.762 4.1 Claudius the God by Robert Graves
0.746 3.73 The Songs of Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs
0.733 4.41 The Book of The Thousand Nights and One Night by Powys Mathers
0.73 3.89 Here Comes Everybody: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader by Anthony Burgess
0.716 4.36 The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens
0.689 4.37 James Joyce by Richard Ellmann
0.684 3.77 The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte
0.653 3.7 The Journal of a Disappointed Man by W. N. P. Barbellion