Critical Mass

The Top Foreign Books for the Dutch


NRC, Holland’s (fourth) biggest, most respected paper, held an internet poll for the readers’ all-time favorite foreign book. Here’s what they came up with…thanks to Julie Phillips for passing this along.

1. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
2. Celine, Journey to the End of the Night
3. Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
4. Eco, The Name of the Rose
5. Marianne Fredriksson, Hanna’s Daughters
6. Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
7. Orwell, 1984
8. Proulx, The Shipping News
9. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
10. Tolstoy, War and Peace