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.||The Song of the Lark||Willa Cather||1915||12.78|
|2||◯Mark as read.||Herland||Charlotte Perkins Gilman||1915||11.46|
|3||◯Mark as read.||The Genius||Theodore Dreiser||1915||9.51|
|4||◯Mark as read.||The Star Rover||Jack London||1915||5.24|
|5||◯Mark as read.||The Trail of the Hawk||Sinclair Lewis||1915||3.69|
|6||◯Mark as read.||The Scarecrow of Oz||L. Frank Baum||1915||3.05|
|1||◯Mark as read.||The Song of the Lark (1915)|
|2||◯Mark as read.||Herland (1915)|
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
|3||◯Mark as read.||The Genius (1915)|
|4||◯Mark as read.||The Star Rover (1915)|
|5||◯Mark as read.||The Trail of the Hawk (1915)|
|6||◯Mark as read.||The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)|
L. Frank Baum