Some that I missed I actually knew, but couldn't spell.
Anyway, great quiz! Thanks.
Also I am a bit peeved I knew and tried to write Hound of Baskerville (yes I wrote it like that) and also The Scalett Letter (yeah probably with two T's) and missed both. Ultimately got 30/100, but could/should've known Tom Jones, The Idiot, Vanity Fair, The Catcher in the Rye (I missed Salinger, that's the only way I missed that!), Emma, Jane Eyre, The Last of the Mohicans, Mrs Dalloway and Jude the Obscure. Also Robert Heinlein! - most peeved I missed him, more people should get him! -- so max 40 that I knew :P
(I guess that is how popularity goes. Most people know madonna but definately not the best singer out there. There are probably thousands of singer that havent been discovered and only sing in the shower or to their family) Promotion goes a long way over substance.
Still, this list seems rather random and subjective.
The notion that amore than three quarters of the "100 greatest novels" are written in English is beyond ridiculous.
Why do you sometimes accept the original title and sometimes not ?
I'm french and there are many translations of "A la recherche du temps perdu". How can I do to find the one you choose ? It's just an exemple.
I'm surprised you like so much Henry James. I never read him, I'm curions now.
The list is pathetically English-centric.
Now, I just want to point out that there are Africans who write too!(Achebe, Mahfouz, Tayeb Salih, Ngugi, Coetzee, Kateb Yacine, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ben Okri, and a ton more) And Asians. (Cao Xueqin, Lu Xun, Murasaki, Soseki, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Tagore, Abdelrahman Munif, Yashar Kemal - this could go on forever) And Latin Americans other than Garcia Marquez as well (Borges, Neruda, Allende, Amado, Machado de Assis, Cortazar, Carpentier, and many, many more). So many great Italians, Germans, Austrians and non-Russian eastern Europeans too!
I'd encourage people to check out some of these writers' works along with the generally excellent books from this list.
But a part of me still rages that Harry Potter was placed over Hound of the Baskervilles.
This is the title used by Wordsworth Classics.
Darn, thought something by Dumas would have made it (Count of Monte Cristo...??)
obviously tastes differ, but yea some reactions are over the top. Like they take it personal (same thing happens on the subject of singers, instead of simply saying they are not good or "meh" at best, they get demonised like it is the worst thing that ever happened to the world)