Saturday, February 27, 2010

What are Top Novels in the world according to BBC?

While browsing internet, I accidentally came across top 100 novel list of BBC. BBC did a survey a few years ago and it listed 100 most popular novels. In the first place, it was The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. I think that the massive popularity of the movies of The Lord of the Rings trilogy has something to do about the popularity of this novel. In the second place it is Pride and Prejudice and it is a novel that is read by millions of students who study English literature around the world. In the fifty ten places, JK Rowling has a number of them and you can easily understand why she has four books in the top 50 positions. Harry Potter is a very popular character and Harry Potter’s novels are liked by almost everyone in England.
In the list, I could find that there are some classic novels like David Copperfield of Charles Dickens, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm of George Orwell. A Christmas Carol of Charles Dickens, and Great Expectations of Dickens. I was a bit unhappy to see that there was no novel of Sherlock Holmes in the top fifty. I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes but I think that many people are not fan of detective novels. Anyway here is the webpage containing the list and check out how many of them have been read by you.
Hoping that you will like my list too. 

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