can you please give me examples of WORLD MASTERPIECES OF LITERATURE??.. i dont know anything about it!?

for those who will answer, i will REALLY APPRECIATE it!!

tnx for helping me!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (386)

    Diccionario Ingles-Español-Tagalog by Sofronio G. Calderón (381)

    Ulysses by James Joyce (285)

    Kamasutra by Vatsyayana (243)

    Sex by Henry Stanton (189)

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete by Leonardo da Vinci (166)

    Beowulf (156)

    The Art of War by 6th cent. B.C. Sunzi (148)

    A Pocket Dictionary by William Richards (148)

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (144)

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (135)

    Woordenlijst voor de spelling der Nederlandsche Taal by Vries and Winkel (131)

    This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch (125)

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers by Jules Verne (123)

    Indian Legends of Minnesota (119)

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (113)

    The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (113)

    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (112)

    Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget (111)

    Modern Spanish Lyrics by Various (110)

    The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (106)

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) by J. Arthur Thomson (106)

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (99)

    English-Esperanto Dictionary by Charles Frederic Hayes and John Charles O'Connor (98)

    Meyers Konversationslexikon Band 15 by Various (98)

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (97)

    American Sketches by Charles Whibley (96)

    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (91)

    Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (91)

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (86)

    Legends, Tales and Poems by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (86)

    Paradise Lost by John Milton (84)

    Buhay at Mga Ginawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal by Pascual Hicaro Poblete (84)

    The Marvelous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum (84)

    Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal (84)

    The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (83)

    The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed (82)

    Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. Robinson (82)

    Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (81)

    Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (81)

    Doña Perfecta by Benito Pérez Galdós (80)

    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (79)

    Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period by P. L. Jacob (79)

    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (79)

    Manual of Surgery Volume First: General Surgery. Sixth Edition. by Miles and Thomson (78)

    The Proud Prince by Justin H. McCarthy (78)

    Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm 1 by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (77)

    A First Spanish Reader by Alfred Remy and Erwin W. Roessler (76)

    The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version (75)

    Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (75)

    The Sympathy of Religions by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (74)

    War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (73)

    Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville (72)

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens (71)

    Emma by Jane Austen (70)

    On the Edge of the Arctic by H. L. Sayler (70)

    Dracula by Bram Stoker (69)

    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (69)

    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (68)

    Lineage, Life and Labors of José Rizal, Philippine Patriot by Austin Craig (68)

    The Fire People by Ray Cummings (67)

    Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (66)

    Aesop's Fables - Volume 01 by Aesop (66)

    Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (66)

    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (64)

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (64)

    In der Strafkolonie by Franz Kafka (63)

    The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang (62)

    Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (62)

    Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (61)

    The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) by Sir Leslie Stephen (61)

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (60)

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (60)

    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (59)

    Searchlights on Health by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols (58)

    Persuasion by Jane Austen (58)

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (58)

    Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (58)

    Roget's Thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget (57)

    The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (57)

    Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats (57)

    Emma by Jane Austen (56)

    Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (56)

    The Social Cancer by José Rizal (56)

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1 by Edward Gibbon (55)

    Dracula by Bram Stoker (54)

    Love Songs by Sara Teasdale (54)

    Florante by Francisco Balagtas (54)

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine (53)

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare (53)

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (53)

    Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc — Volume 01 by Mark Twain (52)

    The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (52)

    Cuba in War Time by Richard Harding Davis (52)

    The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (51)

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (51)

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete by Various (51)

    Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (50)

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (50)

    Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield (50)



  • 1 decade ago

    Homer--The Iliad & The Odyssey




    Dante--The Divine Comedy

    Chaucer--Canterbury Tales

    Shakespeare--Plays and Sonnets

    Cervantes--Don Quixote

    Milton--Paradise Lost


    Daniel Defoe--Robinson Crusoe; Moll Flanders

    Jonathan Swift--Gulliver's travels

    Henry Fielding--Tom Jones


    Rousseau--The Confessions


    Poems of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats

    Jane Austen--Pride and Prejudice

    Manzoni--THe Betrothed

    George Eliot--Middlemarch

    Victor Hugo--Les Miserables

    Walt Whitman--Leaves of Grass

    Baudelaire--Flowers of Evil

    Dostoevsky--Crime & Punishment; The Brothers Karamazov

    Flaubert--Madame Bovary

    Pushkin--Eugene Onegin

    Stendhal--The Red & The Black; The Charterhouse of Parma


    Tolstoy--Anna Karenina

    Balzac--Cousin Bette; Old Goriot; Lost Illusions

    Edgar Allen Poe--Poems & Tales

    Charles Dickens--Novels

    Mark Twain--Huckleberry Finn

    Thomas Hardy--Tess of the d'Ubervilles

    Melville--Moby Dick

    James Joyce--Ulysses

    Thomas Mann--Death in Venice; The Magic Mountain

    Marcel Proust--Remembrance of Things Past

    This is just a sampling.

  • 4 years ago

    I would have to say, of *world* literature, Homer's Odyssey is a true masterpiece, as well as Shakespeare's Romeo &Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth. These are not my favourite books, but on the world stage, they are among the best. As for more recent ones, I'd say Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut 1984 - George Orwell Catch 22 - Joseph Heller The Trial - Franz Kafka Edit: OK maybe Shakespeare's not at the top of the world list, but he's influenced Western literature so much in the past few hundred years. And maybe I just like Romeo and Juliet cos it was the first one I read, and I'm a sucker for love stories : )

  • Dante's "Divine Comedy," and "Inferno," really anything by Dante (Italian).

    Shakespeare's "Hamlet," also really anything by Shakespeare.

    "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, an American literary giant.

    "Moby Dick" by . . . . (you can look it up)

    "No exit" by Jean Paul Sartre - French existentialist.

    Tolstoy and Doestoyesvky are giants in Russian Literature.

    Goethe is a giant in German literature.

    Keep in mind that "Masterpiece" is in the eyes of the beholder, just like "beauty."

    Good Luck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Marquez are the best authors in latin amercaLiterature. You can Look at any of these two libraries. Which are my favourite one because they always have everything that I ever wanted.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Anything by William S Maugham.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is one

  • 1 decade ago

    don quixote-cervantes.....cervantes was the only contemporary of shakespeare.

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