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.||Three Lives||Gertrude Stein||1909||12.06|
|2||▽Mark as read.||Martin Eden||Jack London||1909||11.66|
|3||▽Mark as read.||A Girl of the Limberlost||Gene Stratton-Porter||1909||4.31|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Third Circle||Frank Norris||1909||4.30|
|5||▽Mark as read.||The Road to Oz||L. Frank Baum||1909||3.42|
|6||▽Mark as read.||Roads of Destiny||O. Henry||1909||2.47|
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Bride of the Mistletoe||James Lane Allen||1909||0.63|
|1||▽Mark as read.||Three Lives (1909)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||Martin Eden (1909)|
|3||▽Mark as read.||A Girl of the Limberlost (1909)|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Third Circle (1909)|
|5||▽Mark as read.||The Road to Oz (1909)|
L. Frank Baum
|6||▽Mark as read.||Roads of Destiny (1909)|
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Bride of the Mistletoe (1909)|
James Lane Allen