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Top 100 free books

Here's Project Gutenberg's top 100 books for the last 30 days. I've only read 18 of them. It's nice to see Carroll's lesser known work on Algebra getting an outing. Also Nietzsche outranks the Bible and crafts rank highly, which tells you the kind of people that read these books, needleworking goths.

1 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (20193)
2 Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period by P L Jacob (10760)
3 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (10597)
4 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (10535)
5 The Outline of Science, Vol 1 (of 4) by J Arthur Thomson (9826)
6 The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (8385)
7 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (8004)
8 Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield (7450)
9 Ulysses by James Joyce (6992)
10 Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll (6060)
11 Dracula by Bram Stoker (5659)
12 The Art of War by Sunzi 6th cent BC-5564
13 History of the United States by Charles A Beard and Mary Ritter Beard (5457)
14 Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens (5240)
15 Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (5169)
16 Our Day by William Ambrose Spicer (5140)
17 Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville (5101)
18 Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise (5070)
19 All About Coffee by William H Ukers (5058)
20 Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (4834)
21 Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (425)
22 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (4748)
23 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (4538)
24 The Iliad by Homer (4505)
25 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (4326)
26 The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed (4252)
27 Searchlights on Health by B G Jefferis and J L Nichols (4243)
28 Cuba in War Time by Richard Harding Davis (4216)
29 Mexico by C Reginald Enock (4197)
30 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (4128)
31 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (4124)
32 Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (4081)
33 War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (4029)
34 Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont (3919)
35 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (3862)
36 The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English by Ray Vaughn Pierce (3790)
37 Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (3723)
38 The Aesop for Children by Aesop (3582)
39 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (3465)
40 Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget (3453)

41 Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (3434)
42 Woman as Decoration by Emily Burbank (3426)
43 Myths of the Norsemen by H A Guerber (3418)
44 Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts (3377)
45 The Beginner's American History by D H Montgomery (3371)
46 On the Trail by Adelia B Beard and Lina Beard (3365)
47 Great Britain and Her Queen by Annie E Keeling (3324)
48 Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats (3307)
49 Discoverers and Explorers by Edward R Shaw (3294)
50 The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (3212)
51 The Mafulu by Robert Wood Williamson (3209)
52 A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) by Calvin Cutter (3057)
53 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (3033)
54 Walden by Henry David Thoreau (2980)
55 The Child's Day by Woods Hutchinson (2980)
56 Emma by Jane Austen (2965)
57 General Science by Bertha M Clark (2954)
58 The Art of Stage Dancing by Ned Wayburn (2951)
59 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (2907)
60 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (2896)
61 A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (2797)
62 The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version (2773)
63 Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck Sixth Edition by Miles and Thomson (2762)
64 Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous (2682)
65 The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3 by Various (2662)
66 The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (2645)
67 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (2643)
68 Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (2598)
69 The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx (2578)
70 Concrete Construction by Halbert Powers Gillette and Charles Shattuck Hill (242)
71 A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2510)
72 The Marvelous Land Of Oz by L Frank Baum (2509)
73 Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 by Various (2507)
74 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum (2485)
75 Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (2482)
76 A Doll's House : a play by Henrik Ibsen (2477)
77 Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 01 by Elbert Hubbard (2466)
78 The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Hell, Complete by Dante Alighieri (257)
79 Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (2445)
80 Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (2442)
81 Dubliners by James Joyce (2427)
82 The Elements of Bacteriological Technique by J W H Eyre (2406)
83 Knots, Splices and Rope Work by A Hyatt Verrill (2358)
84 Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch (2336)
85 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (2318)
86 The New York Times Current History, A Monthly Magazine by Various (2317)
87 Manual of Surgery Volume First: by Alexander Miles and Alexis Thomson (2286)
88 The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV) by R V Russell (2265)
89 England, Picturesque and Descriptive by Joel Cook (2260)
90 Lameness of the Horse by John Victor Lacroix (2240)
91 Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M Walters (2181)
92 Beeton's Book of Needlework by Mrs Beeton (2148)
93 Shepp's Photographs of the World by Daniel B Shepp and James W Shepp (2130)
94 Prestuplenie i nakazanie English by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (2109)
95 Diary of Anna Green Winslow by Anna Green Winslow (2085)
96 Emma by Jane Austen (2077)
97 Music Notation and Terminology by Karl Wilson Gehrkens (2076)
98 Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1954)
99 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1945)
100 Briar Rose by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (1921) 

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thefon
Apr. 30th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm doing better than I would have guessed, I've read quite a few from your list that you haven't, eg:

3 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (10597)
12 The Art of War by Sunzi 6th cent BC-5564
14 Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens (5240)
22 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (4748)
24 The Iliad by Homer (4505) (skimmed)
25 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (4326)
30 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (4128)
33 War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (4029) (while circling the globe)
37 Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (3723)
38 The Aesop for Children by Aesop (3582)
59 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (2907)
61 A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (2797)
68 Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney (2598)
75 Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (2482)
76 A Doll's House : a play by Henrik Ibsen (2477) (at school)

It seems quite a worthy list. I should try to read more from it.
Art of War, The Prince, A Modest Proposal are all short and worthwhile.
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