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 Iron Heel||Jack London||1908||10.17|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Whole Family||William Dean Howells||1908||5.64|
|3||▽Mark as read.||Santa Lucia||Mary Austin||1908||2.96|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Trail of Lonesome Pine||John Fox Jr.||1908||2.93|
|1||▽Mark as read.||The Iron Heel (1908)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Whole Family (1908)|
William Dean Howells
|3||▽Mark as read.||Santa Lucia (1908)|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Trail of Lonesome Pine (1908)|
John Fox Jr.