Thirty books that influenced the world
How many of these classic works have you read?
According to experts spread across 35 different countries, these are the top 30 books that have shaped the world, either for their beautiful stories of love, tragedy, and war, or for their satirical humor, social commentary, and timeless lessons that have changed our views on life over time. They were ranked by BBC Culture according to votes from 108 experts. The results may surprise you!
Click through the gallery to see the top 30 and learn a bit about each one.
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