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.||Winesburg, Ohio||Sherwood Anderson||1919||14.43|
|2||◯Mark as read.||Jurgen||James Branch Cabell||1919||8.43|
|3||◯Mark as read.||Free Air||Sinclair Lewis||1919||4.46|
|4||◯Mark as read.||Bertram Cope's Year||Henry Blake Fuller||1919||3.00|
|5||◯Mark as read.||A Damsel in Distress||P. G. Wodehouse||1919||2.92|
|6||◯Mark as read.||Untamed||Max Brand||1919||2.82|
|7||◯Mark as read.||The Magic of Oz||L. Frank Baum||1919||2.58|
|8||◯Mark as read.||Stardust||Fannie Hurst||1919||0.50|
|1||◯Mark as read.||Winesburg, Ohio (1919)|
|2||◯Mark as read.||Jurgen (1919)|
James Branch Cabell
|3||◯Mark as read.||Free Air (1919)|
|4||◯Mark as read.||Bertram Cope's Year (1919)|
Henry Blake Fuller
|5||◯Mark as read.||A Damsel in Distress (1919)|
P. G. Wodehouse
|6||◯Mark as read.||Untamed (1919)|
|7||◯Mark as read.||The Magic of Oz (1919)|
L. Frank Baum
|8||◯Mark as read.||Stardust (1919)|