Controversial Books for eloeffelman

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

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Standard Deviation Avaliação média Your Rating Título
1.182 3.86 The Fountainhead de Ayn Rand
1.177 3.35 The View From Nowhere de Thomas Nagel
1.175 3.44 Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals / On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns de Immanuel Kant
1.163 3.5 On Beauty and Being Just de Elaine Scarry
1.16 3.81 Moby Dick de Herman Melville
1.114 3.96 The Sound and the Fury de William Faulkner
1.109 3.6 Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology de Helen Vendler
1.101 3.4 The Family Reunion de T. S. Eliot
1.1 3.38 The Scarlet Letter de Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.095 3.7 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man de James Joyce
1.092 3.83 Walden de Henry David Thoreau
1.09 3.88 Rumo ao Farol de Virginia Woolf
1.084 4.25 Graça Infinita de David Foster Wallace
1.081 3.45 Meditations on First Philosophy de René Descartes
1.08 3.9 Wuthering Heights de Emily Brontë
1.074 3.59 Rabbit, Run de John Updike
1.072 3.72 Tropic of Capricorn de Henry Miller
1.071 3.63 Poor White de Sherwood Anderson
1.071 3.72 Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy de Bernard Williams
1.065 3.75 The Corrections de Jonathan Franzen
1.064 3.78 O Velho e O Mar de Ernest Hemingway
1.057 3.52 The Road to Character de David Brooks
1.055 3.9 Critique of Practical Reason de Immanuel Kant
1.054 3.93 The Confessions of St. Augustine de Saint Augustine
1.052 3.6 The Golden Apples de Eudora Welty
1.05 3.82 Tess of the d'Urbervilles de Thomas Hardy
1.047 3.35 On Bullshit de Harry G. Frankfurt
1.046 3.71 Retórica de Aristotle
1.042 3.75 Madame Bovary de Gustave Flaubert
1.04 3.73 The White Hotel de D. M. Thomas
1.039 3.78 Freedom de Jonathan Franzen
1.039 3.97 Lincoln no Limbo de George Saunders
1.037 3.58 Sons and Lovers de D. H. Lawrence
1.035 3.83 The Transit of Venus de Shirley Hazzard
1.034 3.7 Murder in the Cathedral de T. S. Eliot
1.034 3.94 Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] de Adrienne Rich
1.033 3.87 Jude the Obscure de Thomas Hardy
1.031 3.87 Mrs. Dalloway de Virginia Woolf
1.03 4.01 I and Thou de Martin Buber
1.03 3.86 O grande Gatsby de F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.029 3.49 The Pearl de John Steinbeck
1.023 3.7 The Odes de Pindar
1.02 3.85 Wise Blood de Flannery O'Connor
1.017 4.14 Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable de Samuel Beckett
1.017 4.06 Dom Quixote de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1.016 3.65 The Crucible de Arthur Miller
1.016 3.71 Anarchy, State, and Utopia de Robert Nozick
1.014 3.66 Existentialism Is a Humanism de Jean-Paul Sartre
1.014 3.86 Garbage: A Poem de A. R. Ammons
1.012 3.81 Beowulf de Beowulf Poet
1.012 3.75 Mortal Questions de Thomas Nagel
1.009 3.77 Poetics de Aristotle
1.009 3.78 Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature de Iris Murdoch
1.008 3.57 The Blue Flower de Penelope Fitzgerald
1.008 3.85 Selected Poems de William Wordsworth
1.007 4.1 Catch-22 de Joseph Heller
1.007 4 Lanark de Alasdair Gray
1.004 3.89 Orlando: A Biography de Virginia Woolf
1.004 4.13 The Grapes of Wrath de John Steinbeck
1.003 4.02 Possession: A Romance de A. S. Byatt
1.001 3.85 Plato’s Republic de Plato
1.001 4.08 The Ethics de Benedict de Spinoza
1.001 3.96 Collected Maxims and Other Reflections (Oxford World's Classics) de Francois de La Rochefoucauld
1.001 3.87 Doctor Zhivago de Boris Pasternak
1.001 3.8 A Curtain of Green and Other Stories de Eudora Welty
1 3.77 O mundo de Sofia de Jostein Gaarder
1 4.11 The Waves de Virginia Woolf
0.998 3.99 Paradise Lost de John Milton
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man de Ralph Ellison
0.994 3.55 A Origem da Desigualdade Entre os Homens de Jean-Jacques Rousseau
0.994 4.09 Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov
0.992 3.67 Phaedrus de Plato
0.991 4.11 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell de William Blake
0.991 3.91 The Portrait of a Lady de Henry James
0.99 3.57 Lying de Sam Harris
0.988 3.6 The Garden of Eden de Ernest Hemingway
0.986 3.81 Never Let Me Go de Kazuo Ishiguro
0.986 4.01 The Unbearable Lightness of Being de Milan Kundera
0.984 3.85 Grendel de John Gardner
0.983 4.22 Middlemarch [Norton Critical Edition] de George Eliot
0.981 3.86 Phaedra de Jean Racine
0.981 4.03 The Red Tent de Anita Diamant
0.981 4.24 No Caminho de Swann de Marcel Proust
0.98 3.61 Discourse on Method / Meditations on First Philosophy de René Descartes
0.98 3.73 The Analects de Confucius
0.979 3.65 O Arco-Íris de D. H. Lawrence
0.979 3.8 Winesburg, Ohio de Sherwood Anderson
0.978 3.59 On the Social Contract de Jean-Jacques Rousseau
0.977 3.85 Ética a Nicômaco de Aristoteles
0.975 3.74 White Teeth de Zadie Smith
0.974 4.2 The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics) de Ralph Waldo Emerson
0.974 3.97 The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays de Albert Camus
0.971 3.57 Sanctuary de William Faulkner
0.97 3.89 Of Mice and Men de John Steinbeck
0.968 3.88 The Consolation of Philosophy de Boethius
0.968 3.72 The Prince de Niccolò Machiavelli
0.968 3.94 A Death in the Family de James Agee
0.967 3.74 Julius Caesar de William Shakespeare
0.965 3.98 The Sickness Unto Death de Søren Kierkegaard
0.964 3.87 Henry IV, Part I de William Shakespeare
0.964 3.88 A Theory of Justice de John Rawls
0.963 3.98 Sonho de uma noite de verão de William Shakespeare
0.963 3.8 Religion and Science de Bertrand Russell
0.962 3.7 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ de Daniel Goleman
0.962 4.27 The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now de Thich Nhat Hanh
0.961 3.76 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight de Gawain Poet
0.961 3.9 The Aeneid de Virgil
0.959 3.87 Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge de Edward O. Wilson
0.958 4 Light in August de William Faulkner
0.958 4.15 Discourses, Fragments, Handbook de Epictetus
0.956 4.03 Ilíada de Homer
0.956 4.01 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? de Edward Albee
0.955 3.64 On Beauty de Zadie Smith
0.954 3.81 Candide de Voltaire
0.954 3.54 Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film de Erik Barnouw
0.953 3.81 Frankenstein de Mary Shelley
0.952 3.94 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding de David Hume
0.952 3.72 Tartuffe de Molière
0.951 3.62 Lancelot de Walker Percy
0.949 4.04 Dandelion Wine de Ray Bradbury
0.949 3.85 The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages de Harold Bloom
0.944 4.16 Leaves of Grass (1855 edition) de Walt Whitman
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey de Homer
0.94 4.08 The Overstory de Richard Powers
0.938 4 LARANJA MECÂNICA de Anthony Burgess
0.938 4.11 Beauty and the Beast de Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
0.938 4.15 Memoirs of Hadrian de Marguerite Yourcenar
0.937 3.78 The Epic of Gilgamesh de Anonymous
0.936 4.15 Ana Karênina de Leo Tolstoy
0.936 4.25 A Prayer for Owen Meany de John Irving
0.936 3.95 O Estrangeiro de Albert Camus
0.935 4.02 Enchiridion de Epictetus
0.932 3.09 Grand Union: Stories de Zadie Smith
0.931 3.94 Tennyson's Poetry [Norton Critical Edition] de Alfred Tennyson
0.93 3.98 The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) de Charlotte Perkins Gilman
0.93 3.99 The Symposium de Plato
0.929 3.83 Oliver Twist de Charles Dickens
0.926 3.97 The Bell Jar de Sylvia Plath
0.925 4.03 A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy de William B Irvine
0.925 4.22 Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë
0.924 3.88 Solaris de Stanisław Lem
0.924 3.77 Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion de Sam Harris
0.922 3.95 Brave New World de Aldous Huxley
0.922 4.05 Gift from the Sea de Anne Morrow Lindbergh
0.921 3.95 All the Pretty Horses de Cormac McCarthy
0.921 3.93 On Liberty de John Stuart Mill
0.921 3.72 A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful de Edmund Burke
0.919 4.16 Hamlet de William Shakespeare
0.919 4 O Retrato de Dorian Gray de Oscar Wilde
0.918 3.93 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris de David McCullough
0.918 4.14 Fear and Trembling/Repetition : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 6 de Søren Kierkegaard
0.918 3.53 What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy de Thomas Nagel
0.917 3.93 The Sea, the Sea de Iris Murdoch
0.916 3.93 A Room with a View de E. M. Forster
0.916 3.9 Consciousness Explained de Daniel C. Dennett
0.915 4.15 The Waste Land and Other Poems de T. S. Eliot
0.915 4.06 How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry de Edward Hirsch
0.912 4.18 Bluets de Maggie Nelson
0.911 3.86 Phaedo de Plato
0.911 4.12 Little Women / Good Wives de Louisa May Alcott
0.91 4.25 Crime e Castigo de Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.91 4.02 You Can't Go Home Again de Thomas Wolfe
0.91 3.84 Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness de George Saunders
0.909 3.99 An Introduction to Poetry de X. J. Kennedy
0.909 3.85 The Golden Ass. Being the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius. [Loeb Classical Library No. 44] de Apuleius
0.908 3.88 Daniel Deronda de George Eliot
0.908 3.86 We: A Novel de Yevgeny Zamyatin
0.908 4.25 The Poetical Works of John Keats de John Keats
0.908 4.27 War and Peace de Leo Tolstoy
0.907 3.93 The Birth of Tragedy de Friedrich Nietzsche
0.907 3.91 Prometheus Bound de Aeschylus
0.907 4.09 The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature de Steven Pinker
0.906 3.98 Twelfth Night de William Shakespeare
0.905 4.09 73 Poems de E. E. Cummings
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 de Ray Bradbury
0.904 4.07 Emma de Jane Austen
0.903 3.96 The End of the Affair de Graham Greene
0.9 3.86 The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century de Steven Pinker
0.899 3.93 Mythology de Edith Hamilton
0.899 4.26 Illuminations: Essays and Reflections de Walter Benjamin
0.898 3.62 On Moral Ends de Marcus Tullius Cicero
0.898 4.07 The Bloody Chamber de Angela Carter
0.898 4 Antigone; Oedipus Rex; Oedipus at Colonus de Sophocles
0.897 4.2 Sometimes a Great Notion de Ken Kesey
0.895 3.99 The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides de Aeschylus
0.894 3.96 Drácula de Bram Stoker
0.894 3.7 Daughter of Fortune de Isabel Allende
0.893 4.12 Meditations de Marcus Aurelius
0.893 4.08 The House of the Spirits de Isabel Allende
0.891 4.1 Metamorphoses de Ovid
0.891 3.89 Proofs and theories: essays on poetry de Louise Glück
0.891 3.53 The Invisible Man de H. G. Wells
0.89 4.01 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats de T. S. Eliot
0.89 3.87 The Book of Laughter and Forgetting de Milan Kundera
0.889 3.95 Tenth of December: Stories de George Saunders
0.888 3.94 Bulfinch's Mythology de Thomas Bulfinch
0.888 4.15 The Theory of Moral Sentiments de Adam Smith
0.887 4.28 This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life de David Foster Wallace
0.887 4.12 O Idiota de Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.886 4.14 Thinking, Fast and Slow de Daniel Kahneman
0.886 3.67 Theogony / Works and Days de Hesiod
0.885 4.25 Animal Farm / 1984 de George Orwell
0.885 4.12 A Room of One's Own de Virginia Woolf
0.884 3.85 Heart of Darkness & Selections from The Congo Diary de Joseph Conrad
0.884 4.04 Naming and Necessity de Saul A. Kripke
0.882 3.75 Apology ; Crito ; Euthyphro de Plato
0.882 3.97 The Last Days of Socrates de Plato
0.882 4.15 On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century de Timothy Snyder
0.882 3.66 Pudd'nhead Wilson de Mark Twain
0.882 3.94 Electra, The Phoenician Women, The Bacchae de Euripides
0.881 4.12 Sixty Stories de Donald Barthelme
0.881 4.01 The Decameron de Giovanni Boccaccio
0.881 4.27 Dune de Frank Herbert
0.879 4.19 The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley de Percy Bysshe Shelley
0.878 3.9 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch de Philip K. Dick
0.877 4.26 Native Guard: Poems de Natasha Trethewey
0.876 3.71 Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength de Roy F. Baumeister
0.872 4.05 The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion de Jonathan Haidt
0.871 4.15 A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments de David Foster Wallace
0.871 4 Travels with Charley: In Search of America de John Steinbeck
0.871 3.97 Far from the Madding Crowd de Thomas Hardy
0.87 4.04 Glass, Irony and God de Anne Carson
0.869 3.99 Pastoralia de George Saunders
0.865 3.97 Poems and Fragments de Sappho
0.865 3.87 A Guide to Rational Living de Albert Ellis
0.864 3.76 The Argonautica de Apollonius of Rhodes
0.86 4.34 Four Quartets de T. S. Eliot
0.859 4.11 North and South de Elizabeth Gaskell
0.859 3.99 The Poems of Catullus de Catullus
0.858 3.86 Pais e Filhos de Ivan Turgenev
0.856 3.51 The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations de Robert Nozick
0.855 3.86 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo de Gawain Poet
0.852 4.18 Selected Poems de Jorge Luis Borges
0.852 4.38 Os Irmãos Karamazóv de Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.852 3.85 Cavalo pálido, cavaleiro pálido : três novelas de Katherine Anne Porter
0.851 4.23 Cartas a um Jovem Poeta de Rainer Maria Rilke
0.851 3.73 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 de Dave Eggers
0.85 3.42 The Beguiled de Thomas Cullinan
0.85 3.98 An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides de Aeschylus
0.849 4.26 The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis de Lydia Davis
0.848 4 Amores; The Art of Love; Cures for Love de Publius Ovidius Naso
0.848 4.04 Nine Horses: Poems de Billy Collins
0.846 3.76 The Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel de Mark Frost
0.846 4.09 A Prayer Journal de Flannery O'Connor
0.844 3.79 Myths from Mesopotamia : creation, the flood, Gilgamesh, and others de Stephanie Dalley
0.842 3.67 The Epicurus Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia (HPC Classics) de Epicurus
0.841 4.19 Collected Poems 1943-2004 de Richard Wilbur
0.838 4.15 Poems de Elizabeth Bishop
0.837 4 The White People and Other Weird Stories de Arthur Machen
0.837 4.2 Blue Pastures de Mary Oliver
0.837 4.04 The Underground Railroad de Colson Whitehead
0.836 4.25 Eros the Bittersweet de Anne Carson
0.836 3.94 Bacchae [translated] de Euripides
0.834 4.13 The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty de Eudora Welty
0.834 3.87 Michelangelo de Howard Hibbard
0.833 4.04 Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions de Martha C. Nussbaum
0.831 4.23 The Shadow of Sirius de W. S. Merwin
0.831 4.29 Collected Poems de Sylvia Plath
0.831 4.44 The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens de Wallace Stevens
0.827 3.88 On Desire: Why We Want What We Want de William B Irvine
0.827 3.75 Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity de Rebecca Goldstein
0.827 4.15 Ellen Gilchrist: Collected Stories de Ellen Gilchrist
0.824 3.8 Homeric Hymns de Homer
0.823 3.99 The Ladies' Paradise de Émile Zola
0.822 4.03 The October Country de Ray Bradbury
0.821 3.87 4 Plays: Alcestis / Children of Heracles / Hippolytus / Medea de Euripides
0.821 3.66 Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy de Simon Blackburn
0.821 4.24 Stories of Your Life and Others de Ted Chiang
0.819 4.2 Babi Yar de Anatoly Kuznetsov
0.816 4.36 Autobiography of Red de Anne Carson
0.816 4.12 Dreamtigers de Jorge Luis Borges
0.812 4.11 If Beale Street Could Talk de James Baldwin
0.812 4.18 Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? de Michael J. Sandel
0.812 4.03 Practical Ethics de Peter Singer
0.811 4.39 East of Eden de John Steinbeck
0.809 3.84 Strange Fruit de Lillian Smith
0.806 3.99 Poachers: Stories de Tom Franklin
0.805 4.22 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals de Michael Pollan
0.803 3.7 The Awakening [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] de Kate Chopin
0.803 4.33 The Essential Rumi de Jalal al-Din Rumi
0.803 4.29 Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World's Classics) de Seneca
0.802 4.31 The Complete Stories de Franz Kafka
0.801 4.04 The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; The Suppliants de Aeschylus
0.801 4.24 I, Claudius de Robert Graves
0.801 3.94 The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes de Seamus Heaney
0.799 4.01 Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary de J. R. R. Tolkien
0.799 4.33 Memorial de Alice Oswald
0.799 4.09 The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake de Breece D'J Pancake
0.797 3.87 She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems de Caroline Kennedy
0.795 4 The Best of It: New and Selected Poems de Kay Ryan
0.79 3.92 Faithful and Virtuous Night de Louise Glück
0.789 3.91 The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories de Nella Larsen
0.787 4.01 Selected Poems: Anne Sexton de Anne Sexton
0.785 3.56 A Philosophy of Walking de Frédéric Gros
0.785 4.22 Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems de Billy Collins
0.776 4.15 Given Sugar, Given Salt: Poems de Jane Hirshfield
0.769 4.29 Circe de Madeline Miller
0.769 4.09 Life on Mars: Poems de Tracy K. Smith
0.767 3.88 Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling de Ross King
0.761 4.19 The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone de Seamus Heaney
0.759 4.22 Selected Poems de E. E. Cummings
0.758 3.57 Plato: A Very Short Introduction de Julia Annas
0.756 4.46 Complete Stories de Flannery O'Connor
0.744 3.96 The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms de Mark Strand
0.743 4.27 Opened Ground: Poems 1966–1996 de Seamus Heaney
0.74 4.19 The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald de F. Scott Fitzgerald
0.737 4.22 Dream Work de Mary Oliver
0.734 4.43 How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius de Donald Robertson
0.733 4.34 Ariel: The Restored Edition de Sylvia Plath
0.732 4.14 SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome de Mary Beard
0.731 4.29 View with a Grain of Sand de Wisława Szymborska
0.728 3.46 Shadow Dance de Angela Carter
0.728 4.18 Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache de Keith H. Basso
0.724 4.31 If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho de Sappho
0.709 4.2 Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War de Duncan White
0.708 4.23 Upstream: Selected Essays de Mary Oliver
0.703 4.14 Fox 8 {story} de George Saunders
0.702 4.12 Word and Object de Willard Van Orman Quine
0.697 4.59 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare de William Shakespeare
0.66 4.29 Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides de Euripides
0.653 3.94 Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance de Zora Neale Hurston
0.653 4.55 The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary de Robert Alter
0.651 4.09 Wade in the Water: Poems de Tracy K. Smith
0.643 4.64 Emma / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Lady Susan de Jane Austen
0.609 4.5 Collected Poems de Jane Kenyon
0.602 4.5 Late Wife: Poems de Claudia Emerson
0.576 3.71 The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and Sophists (Oxford World's Classics) de Robin Waterfield
0.547 4.54 That Distant Land: The Collected Stories (Port William) de Wendell Berry
0.516 4.71 Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke de Rainer Maria Rilke