The “Fifty Shades of Gray” erotic romance novel collection by E.L. James made a PBS list of America’s 100 “most-loved” books — alongside acclaimed literary masterpieces like “1984” and “The Catcher within the Rye” and “Crime and Punishment.”
The wide-ranging fiction e-book list, which incorporates tomes from way back to the 1600s to as current as 2016, was compiled as half of PBS’ eight-part collection referred to as “The Nice American Learn.”
“It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these tales, and what these 100 completely different books must say about our numerous nation and our shared human expertise,” PBS says on its web site.
PBS labored with the general public opinion polling service YouGov to conduct the survey asking People to call their most-loved novel. About 7,200 individuals participated.
Different books that made the list embody: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, the “Sport of Thrones” collection by George R.R. Martin, “Charlotte’s Internet” by E.B. White, “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, James Patterson’s “Alex Cross Mysteries” collection, “The Nice Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and J.Ok. Rowling’s Harry Potter collection.
The finale of “The Nice American Learn” collection will embody the outcomes of a nationwide vote to decide on “America’s best-loved e-book,” which will probably be revealed on Oct. 23.