Metacanon is a database that offers an alternative to the genre of the greatest books list. Unlike lists compiled by individuals or small committees of experts, metacanon builds custom book lists by culling data from tens of thousands of scholarly texts. This data-driven approach results in a more comprehensive, flexible, and inclusive gateway into the canon(s).
Metacanon 0.7 is limited primarily to American fiction after 1800, but future updates will expand to include other areas, genres, and periods.
Use the menu below to generate your own version of the canon.
|1||▽Mark as read.||O Pioneers!||Willa Cather||1913||13.29|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Custom of the Country||Edith Wharton||1913||12.17|
|3||▽Mark as read.||Virginia||Ellen Glasgow||1913||9.71|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Valley of the Moon||Jack London||1913||7.42|
|5||▽Mark as read.||Sylvia||Upton Sinclair||1913||6.40|
|6||▽Mark as read.||Pollyanna||Eleanor H. Porter||1913||5.58|
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Patchwork Girl of Oz||L. Frank Baum||1913||3.88|
|8||▽Mark as read.||The Return of Tarzan||Edgar Rice Burroughs||1913||2.97|
|9||▽Mark as read.||The Abysmal Brute||Jack London||1913||2.93|
|1||▽Mark as read.||O Pioneers! (1913)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Custom of the Country (1913)|
|3||▽Mark as read.||Virginia (1913)|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Valley of the Moon (1913)|
|5||▽Mark as read.||Sylvia (1913)|
|6||▽Mark as read.||Pollyanna (1913)|
Eleanor H. Porter
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)|
L. Frank Baum
|8||▽Mark as read.||The Return of Tarzan (1913)|
Edgar Rice Burroughs
|9||▽Mark as read.||The Abysmal Brute (1913)|