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.||Old New York||Edith Wharton||1924||9.63|
|2||▽Mark as read.||There is Confusion||Jessie Fauset||1924||6.64|
|3||▽Mark as read.||So Big||Edna Ferber||1924||5.43|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Dark Frigate||Charles Boardman Hawes||1924||3.58|
|5||▽Mark as read.||The Mark of Zorro||Johnston McCulley||1924||2.79|
|1||▽Mark as read.||Old New York (1924)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||There is Confusion (1924)|
|3||▽Mark as read.||So Big (1924)|
|4||▽Mark as read.||The Dark Frigate (1924)|
Charles Boardman Hawes
|5||▽Mark as read.||The Mark of Zorro (1924)|