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List of famous anthology books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular anthology books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best anthology novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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100 Great Poems of the Twentie... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century 100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century is a book edited by Mark Strand.

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1001 Beds: Performances, Essay... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels Tim Miller 1001 Beds is an award nominated work written by Tim Miller.

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1634: The Ram Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
1634: The Ram Rebellion Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce 1634: The Ram Rebellion is the seventh published work in the 1632 alternate history book series, and is the third work to establish what is best considered as a "main plot line or ...more

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180 More: Extraordinary Poems ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day Billy Collins 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day is a book edited by Billy Collins.

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65 Successful Harvard Business... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of the Harbus, The Harvard Business School Newspaper Pavel Swiatek, Dan Erck 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of the Harbus, The Harvard Business School Newspaper is a book by Dan Erck and Pavel Swiatek.

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999 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
999 Al Sarrantonio 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense is a collection of short stories and novellas published in 1999 and edited by Al Sarrantonio. The title is a contraction of the year as well as 666 ...more

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A Bit On the Side is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Bit On the Side William Trevor A Bit on the Side is a short story collection written by William Trevor, first published by Viking Press in 2004. It comprises twelve short stories arranged in the following order: "Sitting ...more

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A Casualty of War: The Arcadia... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Casualty of War: The Arcadia Book of Gay Short Stories A Casualty of War: The Arcadia Book of Gay Short Stories is a book edited by Peter Burton.

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A Catalogue of Crime: A Reader... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Catalogue of Crime: A Reader's Guide to the Literature of Mystery, Detection, and Related Genres Jacques Barzun, Wendell Hertig Taylor A Catalogue of Crime, by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor, is a critique of crime fiction first published in 1971. A revised edition was published in 1989 by Barzun after the death of ...more

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A Century of Arts and Letters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Century of Arts and Letters Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Norman Mailer A Century of Arts and Letters is a book edited by John Updike.

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A Century of Noir: Thirty-two ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories is a book edited by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins.

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A Company of Readers: Uncollec... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Company of Readers: Uncollected Writings of W. H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling from The Reader's Subscription and Mid-Century Book Clubs A Company of Readers: Uncollected Writings of W. H. Auden, Jacques Barzun, and Lionel Trilling from The Reader's Subscription and Mid-Century Book Clubs is a book edited by Arthur Krystal.

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A Crossworder's Gift is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Crossworder's Gift Nero Blanc A Crossworder's Gift is a book by Nero Blanc.

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A Curtain of Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Curtain of Green Eudora Welty A Curtain of Green was the first collection of short stories written by Eudora Welty. In these stories Welty looks at the state of Mississippi through the eyes of its inhabitants, the common ...more

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A Fragile Union: New and Selec... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings Joan Nestle A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings is a book written by Joan Nestle.

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A Good Hanging is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Good Hanging Ian Rankin A collection of 12 Inspector Rebus short stories by Ian Rankin.

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A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Par... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise: 20 Young Writers on Finding a Place in the Natural World is a book edited by Bonnie Tsui.

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A Loeb Classical Library Reade... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Loeb Classical Library Reader Loeb Classical Library A Loeb Classical Library Reader is a book by the Loeb Classical Library.

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A Loving Testimony: Rememberin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Loving Testimony: Remembering Loved Ones Lost to AIDS A Loving Testimony: Remembering Loved Ones Lost to AIDS is a book edited by Lesleá Newman.

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A Member of the Family: Gay Me... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Member of the Family: Gay Men Write About Their Families A Member of the Family: Gay Men Write About Their Families is a book edited by John Preston.

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A New Omnibus of Crime is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A New Omnibus of Crime A New Omnibus of Crime is a book edited by Rosemary Herbert and Tony Hillerman.

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A Perilous Advantage: The Best... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Perilous Advantage: The Best of Natalie Clifford Barney Natalie Clifford Barney A Perilous Advantage: The Best of Natalie Clifford Barney is a book edited by Anna Livia.

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A Private State: Stories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Private State: Stories Charlotte Bacon A Private State: Stories is a book written by Charlotte Bacon.

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A Queer Reader: 2500 Years of ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Queer Reader: 2500 Years of Male Homosexuality A Queer Reader: 2500 Years of Male Homosexuality is a book edited by Patrick Higgins.

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A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers is a book edited by Peter Parker.

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A Stream of Windows: Unsettlin... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Stream of Windows: Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and Democracy Jagdish Bhagwati A Stream of Windows: Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and Democracy is a book by Jagdish Bhagwati.

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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Ne... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments David Foster Wallace A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments is a 1997 collection of nonfiction writing by David Foster Wallace. In the title essay, originally published in Harper's as ...more

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A Terry Teachout Reader is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Terry Teachout Reader Terry Teachout A Terry Teachout Reader is a book by Terry Teachout.

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A Vindication of the Rights of... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Vindication of the Rights of Whores A Vindication of The Rights of Whores is a 1989 anthology edited by Gail Pheterson with a preface by Margo St. James. The book consists of the voices of a diverse group of prostitutes, sex ...more

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A Woman's Eye is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
A Woman's Eye A Woman's Eye is a book edited by Sara Paretsky.

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Accounting for Tastes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Accounting for Tastes Gary Becker Accounting for Tastes is a book by Gary S. Becker.

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Aesop's Fables is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Aesop's Fables Aesop Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the ...more

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Afrekete: An Anthology of Blac... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing is a book edited by Catherine McKinley and L. Joyce Delaney.

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After Rain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
After Rain William Trevor After Rain is a book by William Trevor.

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After the Storm: Black Intelle... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina is a book edited by David Dante Troutt.

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Again, Dangerous Visions is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Again, Dangerous Visions Harlan Ellison Again, Dangerous Visions is the sequel to the science fiction short story anthology Dangerous Visions, first published in 1972. It was edited by Harlan Ellison and illustrated by Ed Emshwiller. ...more

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Agog! Smashing Stories is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Agog! Smashing Stories Catriona Sparks Agog! Smashing Stories is a 2004 speculative fiction anthology edited by Cat Sparks.

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AIDS Demo Graphics is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
AIDS Demo Graphics Douglas Crimp AIDS Demo Graphics is a book written by Douglas Crimp.

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AIDS: The Women is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
AIDS: The Women AIDS: The Women is a book edited by Ines Rieder and Patricia Ruppelt.

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Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me a... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life Michael Thomas Ford Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life is a book written by Michael Thomas Ford.

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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Mag... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense is a book edited by Linda Landrigan.

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All American Ads 80's is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
All American Ads 80's All American Ads 80's is a book edited by Jim Heimann.

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All Aunt Hagar's Children is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
All Aunt Hagar's Children Edward P. Jones All Aunt Hagar's Children is a collection of short stories by African-American author Edward P. Jones; it was his first book after winning the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for The Known World. The ...more

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All I Want for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
All I Want for Christmas William J. Mann, Chris Kenry, Jon Jeffrey All I Want for Christmas is a book by Jon Jeffrey, William J. Mann, Chris Kenry and Ben Tyler.

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All-American Ads 40s is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
All-American Ads 40s Jim Heimann All-American Ads 40s is a book by Jim Heimann.

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All-American Ads 50s is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
All-American Ads 50s All-American Ads 50s is a book edited by Jim Heimann.

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Am I Blue?: Coming Out from th... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

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America Comes of Middle Age is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
America Comes of Middle Age Murray Kempton America Comes of Middle Age is a book by Murray Kempton.

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American Music Is is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
American Music Is Nat Hentoff American Music Is is a book by Nat Hentoff.

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An Anthropologist on Mars: Sev... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales Oliver Sacks An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales is a 1995 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks consisting of seven medical case histories of individuals with neurological conditions such as ...more