100 Greatest Novels

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**Note: This list is organized alphabetically by author, not by number, as it originally appeared**

  1. Things Fall Apart – China Achebe
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  3. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  4. London Fields – Martin Amis
  5. One Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
  6. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  7. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  8. Go Tell It On the Mountain – James Baldwin
  9. Crash – J.G. Ballard
  10. Old Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
  11. The Savage Detectives – Roberto Bolaño
  12. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  13. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  14. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller – Italo Calvino
  15. The Stranger – Albert Camus
  16. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  17. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  18. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  19. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
  20. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  21. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  22. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  23. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  24. Underworld – Don DeLillo
  25. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  26. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
  29. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  30. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  31. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  32. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
  33. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  34. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  35. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  36. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  37. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  38. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
  39. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
  40. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  41. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  42. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
  43. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
  44. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  45. Ulysses – James Joyce
  46. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  47. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  48. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  49. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – John le Carré
  50. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  51. Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee
  52. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  53. The Cairo Trilogy – Naguib Mahfouz
  54. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
  55. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  56. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
  57. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  58. The Tale of Genji – Lady Murasaki
  59. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  60. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  61. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
  62. Waiting for the Mahatma – R.K. Narayan
  63. Suite Francaise – Irène Némirovsky
  64. 1984 – George Orwell
  65. My Name Is Red – Orhan Pamuk
  66. Dr Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  67. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
  68. A Dance to the Music of Time (series) – Anthony Powell
  69. In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
  70. Eugene Onegin – Alexander Pushkin
  71. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  72. Wide Sargasso Sea – John Rhys
  73. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
  74. The Voyeur – Alain Robbe-Grillet
  75. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  76. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  77. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  78. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
  79. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  80. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  81. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  82. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
  83. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
  84. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  85. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  86. The Home and the World – Rabindranath Tagore
  87. Lord of the Rings (series) – J.R.R. Tolkien
  88. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  89. The Warden – Anthony Trollope
  90. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  91. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant – Anne Tyler
  92. Rabbit (series) – John Updike
  93. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  94. Scoop – Evelyn Waugh
  95. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  96. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  97. The Code of the Woosters – P.G. Wodehouse
  98. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  99. The Dream of the Red Chamber – Cao Xueqin
  100. Germinal – Emile Zola