Controversial Books for pallasathene82

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

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.341 3.58 Languages of Art by Nelson Goodman
1.292 3.33 The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle: The Viking Runes with Stones: 10th Anniversary Edition by Ralph Blum
1.193 4.05 The Dreamer Wakes by Cao Xuequin
1.191 3.71 Reflections in the Nile by J. Suzanne Frank
1.181 3.31 Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll
1.174 3.73 Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.171 3.68 Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen
1.169 3.52 Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
1.112 3.76 A Wizard's Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic by Michael Stearns
1.1 4.04 The Golden Days by Cao Xueqin
1.094 3.27 Alchemy and Academe by Anne McCaffrey
1.087 3.26 Return to Avalon by Jennifer Roberson
1.081 3.68 The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by Teresa of Ávila
1.08 3.9 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.053 3.45 The Barefoot Princess by Christina Dodd
1.052 4.25 The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
1.051 3.47 The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
1.05 3.82 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
1.049 3.71 Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George
1.049 3.56 The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
1.044 3.6 The Maid of Orleans by Friedrich Schiller
1.042 3.74 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
1.039 3.58 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--And It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
1.037 3.76 The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
1.037 3.58 Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
1.033 3.72 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.026 3.77 The Merriam-Webster Dictionary by Merriam-Webster
1.019 4 Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach
1.018 3.7 Beyond Seduction by Emma Holly
1.016 3.91 Bad Cat: 244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties And Cats Gone Bad by Jim Edgar
1.01 3.74 The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez
1.01 3.61 Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.003 3.53 Baudolino by Umberto Eco
1.002 3.78 Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1.001 3.87 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
1.001 3.35 A Case of Conscience by James Blish
1 4.07 The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.998 3.96 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.995 3.71 Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey
0.994 3.31 Ghostlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.989 3.8 The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
0.988 3.79 Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier
0.988 3.93 The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
0.985 3.5 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
0.983 3.87 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
0.979 3.83 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
0.978 3.55 A Short Guide to Writing About Art by Sylvan Barnet
0.978 3.36 Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction by Ellen Datlow
0.975 4.05 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.971 3.5 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
0.968 3.72 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.963 3.98 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
0.962 3.55 The Celts by Nora Chadwick
0.962 3.5 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
0.962 3.77 Sword and Sorceress III by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.961 3.76 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain Poet
0.961 3.9 The Aeneid by Virgil
0.959 3.91 Sword and Sorceress XI by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.958 3.92 The Tempest by William Shakespeare
0.956 4.03 The Iliad by Homer
0.956 3.91 Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
0.95 3.75 As You Like It by William Shakespeare
0.95 3.33 Uppity Women of the Renaissance by Vicki Leon
0.95 3.95 The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin
0.95 3.39 The Shadow of Ararat by Thomas Harlan
0.948 3.64 The Song of Roland by Turoldus
0.948 3.91 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
0.942 4 Foundation by Isaac Asimov
0.942 4.08 Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey by Homer
0.94 3.93 Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction by George Bain
0.94 3.98 A House Like a Lotus by Madeleine L'Engle
0.94 4.1 The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
0.938 3.87 Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
0.937 3.95 Emma, Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
0.937 4.1 Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
0.937 3.9 Song of the River by Sue Harrison
0.936 3.76 Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
0.933 3.84 Hawkmistress! by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.933 3.91 Random House College Dictionary by Dictionary
0.933 3.6 Meditation For Dummies (Book and CD edition) by Stephan Bodian
0.932 3.65 The Lady of the Lake: A Poem by Sir Walter Scott
0.932 3.36 Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two by Beth Hensperger
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.928 3.74 Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
0.927 3.51 Uppity Women of Ancient Times by Vicki Leon
0.926 3.83 The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
0.926 3.75 Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
0.925 3.99 The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
0.925 4.22 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
0.924 4.01 Redwall by Brian Jacques
0.923 3.77 Russka by Edward Rutherfurd
0.923 3.71 Sir Apropos of Nothing by Peter David
0.92 3.88 Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
0.92 4.19 Middlemarch by George Eliot
0.92 4.01 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
0.919 4 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
0.919 4.23 The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
0.918 4.11 Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
0.917 3.64 A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter
0.916 4.15 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
0.915 3.75 The Little Lame Prince and The Adventures of a Brownie by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
0.914 3.8 The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
0.914 3.88 Spirits of the Dead: Tales and Poems (Penguin Popular Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe
0.912 3.76 An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.91 4.25 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.91 4.1 The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
0.909 3.98 The Wandering Fire by Guy Gavriel Kay
0.909 3.93 The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircéa Eliade
0.909 3.9 Greenmantle by Charles de Lint
0.909 3.54 The Painter Knight by Fiona Patton
0.904 3.92 Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
0.904 3.92 Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
0.899 3.88 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
0.898 4 Antigone; Oedipus Rex; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
0.897 3.93 A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
0.896 3.92 Web Design in a Nutshell by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
0.895 3.99 The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus
0.895 4.02 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
0.894 3.9 Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
0.893 3.98 A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
0.892 4 The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
0.892 3.76 Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
0.892 4.07 The Darkest Road (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 3) by Guy Gavriel Kay
0.891 3.31 The Action Heroine's Handbook: How to Win a Catfight, Drink Someone Under the Table, Choke a Man with Your Bare Thighs, and Dozens of Other Tv and Movie Skills by Jennifer Worick
0.891 4.1 Metamorphoses by Ovid
0.889 3.86 The Turn of the Screw, and Other Short Novels by Henry James
0.889 3.81 Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
0.888 4.11 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
0.888 3.88 O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
0.887 3.7 Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky
0.883 3.71 Catherine the Great by Henri Troyat
0.883 4.07 Dali by Paul Moorhouse
0.883 3.95 Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Godwin
0.882 3.94 Electra, The Phoenician Women, The Bacchae by Euripides
0.882 3.6 Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies
0.88 4.26 The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
0.878 3.74 The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
0.878 3.85 Sword and Sorceress I by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.875 4.13 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
0.872 4.14 Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
0.871 3.97 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
0.87 3.65 Avalon by Anya Seton
0.87 4.41 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0.87 3.48 Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett
0.87 4.02 The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
0.868 3.79 The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
0.867 3.95 Vincent Van Gogh: Vision and Reality (Taschen Art Series) by Ingo F. Walther
0.866 4.14 Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
0.866 4.22 The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
0.866 4.18 Sabriel by Garth Nix
0.866 3.92 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
0.865 4.05 The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
0.864 3.82 The Classical Language of Architecture by John Summerson
0.86 3.87 Microwave Gourmet by Barbara Kafka
0.859 3.97 Emily Dickinson : Selected Poems [Gramercy Library of Classic Poets] by Emily Dickinson
0.859 4.15 Wise Child by Monica Furlong
0.855 4.31 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
0.854 4.37 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.853 3.97 Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
0.853 4.25 Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks
0.852 4.12 Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce
0.852 4.27 The Princess Bride by William Goldman
0.852 4.38 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.852 3.66 Larousse French English Dictionary by Larousse
0.85 3.17 Trilby by George Du Maurier
0.849 3.77 The Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell
0.848 3.83 The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
0.847 3.87 The Lais of Marie de France by de France Marie
0.847 4.03 Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce
0.846 4.08 Dragonsinger: Harper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
0.844 4.16 Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
0.844 3.82 The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L'Engle
0.844 4.09 Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
0.842 4 The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
0.842 4.11 The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
0.839 4.36 A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
0.839 4.14 Dreams Underfoot: A Newford Collection by Charles de Lint
0.838 4.05 Ajax; Electra; Philoctetes; Women of Trachis by Sophocles
0.836 4.11 In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
0.835 4.32 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.834 4.31 A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
0.833 4.09 Leo the Lop (Tail Two) (Serendipity) by Stephen Cosgrove
0.831 4.14 4 Plays: Cyclops / Helen / Heracles / Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides
0.83 4.05 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard
0.83 3.88 The Knight in the Panther's Skin by Shota Rustaveli
0.829 4.19 Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
0.828 3.71 Rene Magritte 1898-1967: Thoughts Rendered Visible (Basic Art) by Marcel Paquet
0.828 3.83 Meet the Austins by Madeleine L'Engle
0.827 4.06 His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
0.825 4.27 The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
0.824 4.3 Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
0.823 4.21 Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
0.821 3.87 4 Plays: Alcestis / Children of Heracles / Hippolytus / Medea by Euripides
0.821 4.21 Leo the Lop by Stephen Cosgrove
0.82 4.02 Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems by Alfred Tennyson
0.82 4.1 M. C. Escher: The Graphic Work by M. C. Escher
0.818 3.5 Women in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies
0.815 3.85 Below the Salt by Thomas B. Costain
0.815 3.91 Women, Art, and Society by Whitney Chadwick
0.814 4.04 Moonlight & Vines by Charles de Lint
0.814 4.14 Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
0.813 3.93 The Sexual State of the Union by Susie Bright
0.807 4.07 Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
0.807 3.49 Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki Leon
0.806 4.39 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.803 4.33 The Essential Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi
0.8 4.19 Emma, Volume 3 by Kaoru Mori
0.798 4.16 Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
0.797 3.74 A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories by Robin McKinley
0.793 4.36 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.792 4.13 Mandy by Julie Andrews
0.786 4.31 Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
0.786 4.47 War and Peace [Norton Critical Edition] by Leo Tolstoy
0.785 3.55 Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey by Fouad Ajami
0.782 4.04 The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint
0.771 4.14 Summer and Smoke / Orpheus Descending / Suddenly Last Summer / Period of Adjustment by Tennessee Williams
0.771 3.64 The Ancient Mysteries: A Sourcebook : Sacred Texts of the Mystery Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean World by Marvin W. Meyer
0.77 4.28 Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen
0.768 4.47 The Return of The King by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.76 4.11 Collected Novellas by Gabriel García Márquez
0.756 4.22 Emma, Volume 4 by Kaoru Mori
0.746 4.32 A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
0.745 4.09 Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter F. Otto
0.721 3.93 National Geographic Society Wild Animals of North America by National Geographic Society
0.721 4.15 Emma, Volume 2 by Kaoru Mori
0.712 4.17 Juniper by Monica Furlong
0.705 3.64 A history of Far Eastern art by Sherman E. Lee
0.701 3.76 The Mentor Book of Major British Poets by Oscar Williams
0.697 4.59 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
0.69 4.19 Tales Of Passion Tales Of Woe by Sandra Gulland
0.688 4.13 Antigone / Eurydice / The Ermine / The Rehearsal / Romeo and Jeannette by Jean Anouilh
0.686 3.59 Uppity Women of the New World by Vicki Leon
0.636 4.04 A History of the Modern Middle East by William L. Cleveland