The two Alice books by Lewis Carroll are the finest literary fantasies ever written. They will last forever, and the Harry Potter books are going to wind up in the rubbish bin. The first six volumes have sold, I am told, 350 million copies. I know of no larger indictment of the world's descent into subliteracy.Prof. Harold Bloom in Newsweek's A Life In Books.
In the same piece he also talks about "My Five Most Important Books" which include Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Dante's La Divina Commedia. Tell you something about the man, don't they?