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 House of Mirth||Edith Wharton||1905||17.60|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Clansman||Thomas Dixon||1905||11.99|
|3||▽Mark as read.||A Little Princess||Frances Hodgson Burnett||1905||6.90|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Troll Garden||Willa Cather||1905||6.88|
|5||▽Mark as read.||The Colonel's Dream||Charles Chesnutt||1905||5.74|
|6||▽Mark as read.||The Hindered Hand||Sutton E. Griggs||1905||5.22|
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Game||Jack London||1905||4.85*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.|
|8||▽Mark as read.||The Spoilers||Rex Beach||1905||2.55|
|1||▽Mark as read.||The House of Mirth (1905)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Clansman (1905)|
|3||▽Mark as read.||A Little Princess (1905)|
Frances Hodgson Burnett
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Troll Garden (1905)|
|5||▽Mark as read.||The Colonel's Dream (1905)|
|6||▽Mark as read.||The Hindered Hand (1905)|
Sutton E. Griggs
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Game (1905)|
|4.85*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.|
|8||▽Mark as read.||The Spoilers (1905)|