Vote + to improve this toplist's ranking
Report Abuse

Top 20 Classics of All Time

24 items ranked

Top 20 List of All Time Classic Works

Rated 2 points - posted 3 years ago by Susan13 in category Books.
Click on up and down arrows to affect item's ranking
Visit our Books forum




1.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
1984 Report Abuse
By George Orwell
56 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

2.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Catcher in the Rye Report Abuse
By J.D. Salinger
15 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

3.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Atlas Shrugged Report Abuse
Ayn Rand is the philosopher and writer who was known for beginning objectivism. Her novels portray strong female characters who know how to take care of business. Atlas Shrugged is a classic tale of capitalism at its finest.
14 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

4.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Count of Monte Cristo Report Abuse
By Alexandre Dumas
10 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

5.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Lord of the Flies Report Abuse
By William Golding This book is the tale of a plane crash in which no adults survive. The remaining child survivors separate into two groups, then realize that they must stick together to survive. A moving book about human relationships at the youngest levels.
8 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

6.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
War and Peace Report Abuse
By Leo Tolstoy
8 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

7.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Dracula Report Abuse
By Bram Stoker This was the first of all vampire books, and set the stage for all that have followed. This book will scare you, and in some parts even give you the creeps. The ending, however, always leaves me cheering for humanity.
8 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

8.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Slaughter-house Five Report Abuse
by Kurt Vonnegut
6 points - added 2 years ago by guest -

9.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Crime and Punishment Report Abuse
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

10.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Brave New World Report Abuse
by Aldus Huxely
4 points - added 2 years ago by guest -

11.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Lord of the Rings Report Abuse
By J.R.R. Tolkien Once you begin reading this, it is impossible to put down.
4 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

12.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Grapes of Wrath Report Abuse
By John Steinbeck This classic tale takes place during the depression. It is a story of challenge, despair, courage, and hope. A must read.
3 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

13.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Wuthering Heights Report Abuse
By Emily Bronte
2 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

14.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Les Miserables Report Abuse
This epic novel by Victor Hugo is the story of a man accused of stealing a loaf of bread when he was starving. After years of hard labor he escapes prison and is given a second chance by an unlikely source. He uses it to become a good and upstanding citizen, although under the guise of a different name. The novel follows his life running from the man who is hunting him.
2 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

15.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Frankenstien Report Abuse
by Mary Shelly
1 point - added 2 years ago by guest -

16.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Rabbit, Run Report Abuse
By John Updike
1 point - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

17.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Sun Also Rises Report Abuse
By Ernest Hemingway
1 point - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

18.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
To Kill a Mockingbird Report Abuse
By Harper Lee
1 point - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

19.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Gone With the Wind Report Abuse
By Margaret Mitchell
1 point - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

20.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Sound and the Fury Report Abuse
By William Faulkner
0 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

21.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Madame Bovary Report Abuse
By Gustave Flaubert
0 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

22.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Sense and Sensibility Report Abuse
By Jane Austen
0 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

23.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Pillars of the Earth Report Abuse
Although the newest novel on my list, it deserves to be ranked as a classic. I think that this book will be around for years to come. It begins in the year 1123 and closes in the year 1174. The story begins showing the hardness of life at that time and the power of the church and royalty. Ken Follett is more known for his work as a suspense writer, but this book shows his unbelievable ability at storytelling and creating characters of depth.
0 points - added 3 years ago by Susan13 -

24.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
The Stranger Report Abuse
Albus Camus
-1 point - added 2 years ago by guest -
ShareRanks is about ranking things that are top, most, greatest, or even worst in all categories.
Use arrows to rank one item in Top 20 Classics of All Time vs another.
Top 10 Top 20 Classics of All Time are especially marked