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Monday, May 12, 2003

Vote goes by the book as Austen wins
It is a generally acknowledged cliche that whenever readers are asked their favourite books by women, they will reply Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights - and so it proves in a survey released today of the 50 best books in the history of women's literature.
The most hyped author of the last decade, JK Rowling, beats all her contemporaries with four placings. Her hero's original outing, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, did the best, at number 13.

There are four Jane Austen books listed, three in the top 10, and Austen also achieved a unique literary twinning, sharing 23rd place for Sense and Sensibility with Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary.

Virginia Woolf and George Eliot each have three books on the list, and Iris Murdoch two.
[via Guardian]
For the complete list of the books in the order of their ranking, click here

Now that's what I call an excellent collection of books!! Enough to fill any book-lover's heart with joy!! :-)


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