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Famous Anthology Books and Novels

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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.

This list below has a variety of books, like The Canterbury Tales and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, in it.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best anthology books?" and "What are the most famous anthology books?"

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100 Great Poems of the T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 2005-06

Subjects: Poetry

Genres (Book): Poetry, Anthology

100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century is a book edited by Mark Strand.
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1001 Beds: Performances,... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Tim Miller

First Published: 2006

Genres (Book): Anthology

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
Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce

First Published: 2006-04-25

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Anthology, Alternate history, Novel, Science Fiction

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 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Billy Collins

First Published: 2005

Subjects: Poetry

Genres (Book): Poetry, Anthology

180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day is a book edited by Billy Collins.
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65 Successful Harvard Bu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Pavel Swiatek, Dan Erck

First Published: 2004

Subjects: Harvard Business School, Application for Admission

Genres (Book): Anthology

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
Al Sarrantonio

First Published: 1999

Genres (Book): Anthology, Horror Film, Fantasy

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
William Trevor

First Published: 2004

Genres (Book): Anthology, Short story

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 A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 2008

Genres (Book): Anthology

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 ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Jacques Barzun, Wendell Hertig Taylor

First Published: 1971

Subjects: Crime Fiction, Literary criticism

Genres (Book): Anthology

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 Le... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Norman Mailer

First Published: 1998

Subjects: Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Letter

Genres (Book): Anthology

A Century of Arts and Letters is a book edited by John Updike.
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A Century of Noir: Thirt... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 2002

Subjects: Crime, Film noir

Genres (Book): Anthology

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: Un... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 2001

Subjects: Review, Book discussion club

Genres (Book): Anthology

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
Nero Blanc

First Published: 2003-10

Subjects: Crossword, Mystery

Genres (Book): Anthology

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
Eudora Welty

First Published: 1941

Genres (Book): Anthology, Short story collection, Short story

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... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Joan Nestle

First Published: 1998

Genres (Book): Anthology

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
Ian Rankin

Genres (Book): Anthology, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Short story

A collection of 12 Inspector Rebus short stories by Ian Rankin.
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A Leaky Tent Is a Piece ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 2007-04

Subjects: Personal identity, Nature writing

Genres (Book): Anthology, Essay

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... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Loeb Classical Library

First Published: 2006-03

Subjects: Classics

Genres (Book): Non-fiction, Anthology

A Loeb Classical Library Reader is a book by the Loeb Classical Library.
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A Loving Testimony: Reme... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 1995

Genres (Book): Anthology

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: ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 1992

Genres (Book): Anthology

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

First Published: 2005

Subjects: Crime

Genres (Book): Anthology

A New Omnibus of Crime is a book edited by Rosemary Herbert and Tony Hillerman.
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A Perilous Advantage: Th... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels
Natalie Clifford Barney

First Published: 1992

Genres (Book): Anthology

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
Charlotte Bacon

First Published: 1997

Subjects: Women, United States of America

Genres (Book): Anthology, Fiction

A Private State: Stories is a book written by Charlotte Bacon.
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A Queer Reader: 2500 Yea... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 1994

Genres (Book): Anthology

A Queer Reader: 2500 Years of Male Homosexuality is a book edited by Patrick Higgins.
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A Reader's Guide to Twen... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Anthology Books and Novels

First Published: 1996

Subjects: Literature, Writer

Genres (Book): Anthology

A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers is a book edited by Peter Parker.