- 17 ReRanks
- 2 See list ranked by
- 1+ 478- 145
the people's #1 & most listed Why is this #1?
Franz Kafka Prague, Czech Republic The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, Description of a Struggle, The Village Schoolmaster
- 2+ 681- 202
Why is this #2?
Edgar Allan Poe Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat
- 3+ 311- 102
often listed & added by AnastasiaSmith Why is this #3?
Oscar Wilde Dublin, Republic of Ireland The Nightingale and the Rose, The Happy Prince, A House of Pomegranates
- 4+ 690- 138
ranked low on reranks Why is this #4?
Anton Chekhov Taganrog, Russia The Lady with the Dog, The Bet, The Darling, Vanka, The Death of a Clerk, The Duel, A Boring Story
- 5+ 379- 110
added by mrblond Why is this #5?
Mark Twain Florida, Missouri, United States of America The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The War Prayer, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, Eve's Diary
- 6+ 536- 155
Why is this #6?
Ernest Hemingway Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Capital of the World, Indian Camp, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
- 7+ 317- 121
often listed & ranked high on reranks Why is this #7?
O. Henry Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief, After Twenty Years, A Retrieved Reformation
- 8+ 443- 87
ranked low on reranks Why is this #8?
Jorge Luis Borges Buenos Aires, Argentina The Library of Babel, The Other, The Circular Ruins, The Garden of Forking Paths
- 9+ 366- 127
Why is this #9?
Flannery O'Connor Savannah, Georgia, United States of America A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Everything That Rises Must Converge, The Geranium, The River
- 10+ 278- 83
added by carlybobarly Why is this #10?
William Faulkner New Albany, Mississippi, United States of America A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning, Dry September, That Evening Sun, Red Leaves
- 11+ 341- 87
Why is this #11?
Guy de Maupassant Tourville-sur-Arques, France Boule de Suif, Deux Amis, Mother Savage, Mademoiselle Fifi
- 12+ 301- 102
Why is this #12?
Arthur Conan Doyle Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland The Adventure of the Speckled Band, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Final Problem, The Man with the Twisted Lip
- 13+ 244- 81
Why is this #13?
Leo Tolstoy Yasnaya Polyana, Russia The Three Questions, What Men Live By, Ivan the Fool, Father Sergius
- 14+ 163- 89
often listed & ranked high on reranks Why is this #14?
Herman Melville Manhattan, New York City, New York Bartleby, the Scrivener, The Lighning-Rod Man, Encantadas
- 15+ 213- 99
Why is this #15?
Rudyard Kipling Mumbai, India Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Man Who Would Be King, Lispeth, Mowgli's Brothers
- 16+ 239- 77
added by looksharp Why is this #16?
James Joyce Rathgar, Republic of Ireland The Dead, Araby, The Sisters, Eveline, The Boarding House, An Encounter
- 17+ 306- 83
ranked low on reranks Why is this #17?
Ray Bradbury Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America All Summer in a Day, There Will Come Soft Rains, The Pedestrian, The Last Night of the World
- 18+ 142- 46
added by ElijahKaganer Why is this #18?
Nikolai Gogol Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine The Overcoat, The Nose, Diary of a Madman, The Portrait
- 19+ 203- 83
added by hasrvwill Why is this #19?
H. P. Lovecraft Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror, History of the Necronomicon
- 20+ 171- 78
added by hasrvwill Why is this #20?
H. G. Wells Bromley, United Kingdom The Red Room, The Country of the Blind, The New Accelerator, The Stolen Body
- 21+ 285- 94
ranked low on reranks Why is this #21?
Raymond Carver Clatskanie, Oregon, United States of America Where I'm Calling From, Cathedral, Neighbors, So Much Water Close to Home
- 22+ 230- 123
Why is this #22?
J. D. Salinger New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenter, For Esmé—with Love and Squalor
- 23+ 183- 74
Why is this #23?
Kurt Vonnegut Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America Harrison Bergeron, 2 B R 0 2 B, Miss Temptation, The Report on the Barnhouse Effect
- 24+ 140- 71
often listed & ranked high on reranks Why is this #24?
Washington Irving Manhattan, New York City, New York Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Devil and Tom Walker
- 25+ 208- 79
Why is this #25?
F. Scott Fitzgerald Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America The Lost Decade, Bernice Bobs Her Hair, A Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Offshore Pirate
- 26+ 218- 85
Why is this #26?
Roald Dahl Llandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom The Landlady, Skin, Man from the South
- 27+ 138- 42
added by Ansim Why is this #27?
Julio Cortázar Ixelles, Belgium Axolotl, Blow-Up, Headache
- 28+ 179- 50
Why is this #28?
Jack London California, United States of America To Build a Fire, The Mexican, A Piece of Steak, Batard
- 29+ 189- 62
Why is this #29?
Gabriel García Márquez Aracataca, Colombia A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Eva Is Inside Her Cat, The Autumn of the Patriarch
- 30+ 89- 55
often listed & added by BISKIT Why is this #30?
Shirley Jackson California, United States of America The Lottery, Louise Please Come Home, Charles, The Possibility of Evil, The Lovely House
- 31+ 96- 48
added by AtanuMukherjee Why is this #31?
Rabindranath Tagore Kolkata, India
- 32+ 134- 81
added by clash1977 Why is this #32?
Charles Bukowski Andernach, Germany All the Assh*les in the World Plus Mine, Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts
- 33+ 125- 55
added by tushar.at7 Why is this #33?
Philip K. Dick Chicago, Illinois, United States of America The Minority Report, Second Variety, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, Paycheck
- 34+ 143- 70
added by carlybobarly Why is this #34?
John Cheever Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America The Swimmer, Goodbye My Brother, The Enormous Radio, The Five-Forty-Eight
- 35+ 188- 77
added by Dani Porter Why is this #35?
Alice Munro Wingham, Ontario, Canada The Boy Came Over the Mountain, Deep Holes, The View from Castle Rock, Voices
- 36+ 111- 50
Why is this #36?
D. H. Lawrence Eastwood, United Kingdom The Rocking-Horse Winner, The Princess, St Mawr, The Fox, The Woman Who Rode Away
- 37+ 112- 33
added by looksharp Why is this #37?
Joseph Conrad Berdychiv, Ukraine Youth, The Lagoon, The Idiot, Tales of Unrest, An Outpost of Progress
- 38+ 66- 17
added by stubb Why is this #38?
Hans Christian Andersen Odense, Denmark
- 39+ 124- 63
added by tushar.at7 Why is this #39?
Agatha Christie Torquay, United Kingdom The Witness for the Protection, Accident, Philomel Cottage, The Chocolate Box, The Second Gong
- 40+ 80- 48
Why is this #40?
Thomas Mann Lübeck, Germany Death in Venice, Felix Krull, Mario and the Magician, Little Herr Friedemann, The Clown
- 41+ 155- 70
Why is this #41?
Nathaniel Hawthorne Salem, United States of America, United States Young Goodman Brown, The Birth-Mark, Rappaccini's Daughter, The Minister's Black Veil
- 42+ 75- 50
often listed & added by nnmalvankar Why is this #42?
P. G. Wodehouse Guildford, United Kingdom Carry On Jeeves, The Custody of Pumpkin, Extricating Young Gussie, Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend
- 43+ 196- 141
Why is this #43?
Stephen King Portland, Maine, United States of America The Mangler, The Lawnmower Man, Graveyard Shift, The Boogeyman, Sometimes They Come Back
- 44+ 53- 19
added by stubb Why is this #44?
- 45+ 106- 46
added by DavidHowarth Why is this #45?
Saki (H. H. Munro) Sittwe, Myanmar The Interlopers, Gabriel-Ernest, The Toys of Peace, The Open Window
- 46+ 94- 38
Why is this #46?
Vladimir Nabokov Saint Petersburg, Russia Signs and Symbols, The Vane Sisters, Terra Incognita, A Nursery Tale
- 47+ 70- 37
added by venkat.sunderam Why is this #47?
W. Somerset Maugham Paris, France
- 48+ 84- 33
added by Zimble Why is this #48?
Isaac Asimov Petrovichi, Russia The Bicentennial Man, Nightfall, The Last Question, The Fun They Had, The Last Answer
- 49+ 47- 39
added by MadHatter84 Why is this #49?
James Thurber Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
- 50+ 100- 79
added by carlybobarly Why is this #50?
Haruki Murakami Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan The Second Bakery Attack, The Year of Spaghetti, The Kidney-Shaped Stoned That Moves Every Day