Anonymous

Anonymous is a designation used when an author's name is not known or is deliberately withheld. Works attributed to Anonymous span across various genres and time periods, and the reasons for anonymity can vary, including cultural practices, the desire for privacy, or legal concerns. The identity of Anonymous may never be known, making it a placeholder for an unknown or collective authorship.

Books

This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Nibelungenlied

    "The Nibelungenlied" is a Middle High German epic poem that narrates the story of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, his murder, his wife Kriemhild's revenge, and the destruction of the Burgundians. The narrative is set in the early medieval period and combines elements of Norse mythology, courtly love, and heroic legend. The poem explores themes of honor, loyalty, love, betrayal, and revenge, and is considered one of the most important works of German literature.

  2. 2. Curial e Güelfa

    "Curial e Güelfa" is a 15th-century romance novel written in Catalan, featuring an anonymous knight, Curial, who serves the Emperor of Rome. After falling in love with the beautiful Güelfa, he faces many challenges and adventures to prove his worthiness. However, he later discovers that Güelfa is already married to the Emperor. Despite the heartbreak, he remains loyal and serves the Emperor faithfully. The novel explores themes of chivalry, courtly love, and the conflict between duty and personal desires.

  3. 3. The Way of a Pilgrim

    "The Way of a Pilgrim" is a 19th-century Russian Christian text that follows an anonymous protagonist on a spiritual journey across the country. The protagonist is a wanderer who seeks to understand the teachings of the Bible and the nature of ceaseless prayer. Through his travels and encounters with various people, he explores the concept of the Jesus Prayer and the philosophy of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The book is a profound exploration of faith, spirituality, and the quest for divine connection.

  4. 4. Calila e Dimna

    "Calila e Dimna" is a collection of animal fables originally written in Sanskrit and later translated into Arabic and Spanish. The book is composed of moral tales that utilize animals to depict human behavior and teach lessons about life, leadership, and ethics. The stories are told through two jackals, Calila and Dimna, who serve as the king's advisers, and the narratives often revolve around political intrigue, power struggles, and the complexities of court life.

  5. 5. The Plum in the Golden Vase

    "The Plum in the Golden Vase" is a classic Chinese novel set during the Song Dynasty. It follows the life of Ximen Qing, a corrupt social climber and lustful merchant, who is involved with six different women. The narrative explores themes of sexuality, corruption, and societal decay, providing a detailed and critical examination of the culture and society of the time. The novel is also known for its explicit eroticism and is considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

  6. 6. Everyman

    "Everyman" is a morality play that explores the theme of Christian salvation and what Man must do to achieve it. The protagonist, Everyman, is a representation of all mankind, who is visited by Death and told he is about to die and face judgement. Unable to convince his friends and family to accompany him, Everyman turns to his good deeds, knowledge, and repentance. The play serves as a reminder of Christian moralities and the importance of good deeds for the afterlife.

  7. 7. The Book Of Mormon

    The book in question is a religious text central to the faith of the Latter-day Saint movement, which purports to be a historical account written by ancient prophets. It claims to chronicle the spiritual, political, and military history of a group of Israelites who migrated to the Americas around 600 BCE, and their descendants. It includes the teachings of prophets about Jesus Christ, prophecies of His coming, and an account of Christ's visit to the Americas after His resurrection. The narrative concludes with a great battle that decimates the civilizations described. The text is presented as a compilation of writings by these ancient prophets, translated from golden plates by the founder of the Latter-day Saint movement.