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.||Death Comes for the Archbishop||Willa Cather||1927||15.41|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Bridge of San Luis Rey||Thornton Wilder||1927||9.42|
|3||▽Mark as read.||Oil!||Upton Sinclair||1927||9.25|
|4||▽Mark as read.||Men without Women||Ernest Hemingway||1927||7.91|
|5||▽Mark as read.||Twilight Sleep||Edith Wharton||1927||7.34|
|6||▽Mark as read.||Mosquitos||William Faulkner||1927||6.26|
|7||▽Mark as read.||Blue Voyage||Conrad Aiken||1927||4.80|
|8||▽Mark as read.||The Grandmothers||Glenway Wescott||1927||3.35|
|9||▽Mark as read.||A President Is Born||Fannie Hurst||1927||1.08|
|10||▽Mark as read.||The Damned Agitator and Other Stories||Michael Gold||1927||0.71|
|1||▽Mark as read.||Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)|
|2||▽Mark as read.||The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)|
|3||▽Mark as read.||Oil! (1927)|
|4||▽Mark as read.||Men without Women (1927)|
|5||▽Mark as read.||Twilight Sleep (1927)|
|6||▽Mark as read.||Mosquitos (1927)|
|7||▽Mark as read.||Blue Voyage (1927)|
|8||▽Mark as read.||The Grandmothers (1927)|
|9||▽Mark as read.||A President Is Born (1927)|
|10||▽Mark as read.||The Damned Agitator and Other Stories (1927)|