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.
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|1||▽Mark as read.||Ethan Frome||Edith Wharton||1911||11.94|
|2||▽Mark as read.||Jennie Gerhardt||Theodore Dreiser||1911||9.70|
|3||▽Mark as read.||The Outcry||Henry James||1911||7.34|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Secret Garden||Frances Hodgson Burnett||1911||6.13|
|5||▽Mark as read.||Moving the Mountain||Charlotte Perkins Gilman||1911||3.98|
|6||▽Mark as read.||South Sea Tales||Jack London||1911||3.64|
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Daring Twins||L. Frank Baum||1911||0.77|
|1||▽Mark as read.||Ethan Frome (1911)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||Jennie Gerhardt (1911)|
|3||▽Mark as read.||The Outcry (1911)|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Secret Garden (1911)|
Frances Hodgson Burnett
|5||▽Mark as read.||Moving the Mountain (1911)|
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
|6||▽Mark as read.||South Sea Tales (1911)|
|7||▽Mark as read.||The Daring Twins (1911)|
L. Frank Baum