Newsweek top 100

  1. War and Peace (1869)  by Leo Tolstoy 
  2. 1984 (1949)  by George Orwell 
  3. Ulysses (1922)  by James Joyce 
  4. Lolita (1955)  by Vladimir Nabokov 
  5. The Sound and the Fury (1929)  by William Faulkner 
  6. Invisible Man (1952)  by Ralph Ellison 
  7. To the Lighthouse (1927)  by Virginia Woolf 
  8. The Illiad and The Odyssey (8th century B.C. )  by Homer 
  9. Pride and Prejudice (1813)  by Jane Austen 
  10. Divine Comedy (1321)  by Dante Alighieri 
  11. Canterbury Tales (15th century )  by Geoffrey Chaucer 
  12. Gulliver’s Travels (1726)  by Jonathan Swift 
  13. Middlemarch (1874)  by George Eliot 
  14. Things Fall Apart (1958)  by Chinua Achebe 
  15. The Catcher in the Rye (1951)  by J. D. Salinger 
  16. Gone with the Wind (1936)  by Margaret Mitchell 
  17. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)  by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  18. The Great Gatsby (1925)  by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  19. Catch-22 (1961)  by Joseph Heller 
  20. Beloved (1987)  by Toni Morrison 
  21. The Grapes of Wrath (1939)  by John Steinbeck 
  22. Midnight’s Children (1981)  by Salman Rushdie 
  23. Brave New World (1932)  by Aldous Huxley 
  24. Mrs. Dalloway (1925)  by Virginia Woolf 
  25. Native Son (1940)  by Richard Wright 
  26. Democracy in America (1835)  by Alexis de Tocqueville 
  27. On the Origin of Species (1859)  by Charles Darwin 
  28. The Histories (440 B.C. )  by Herodotus 
  29. The Social Contract (1762)  by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 
  30. Das Kapital (1867)  by Karl Marx 
  31. The Prince (1532)  by Niccolo Machiavelli 
  32. Confessions (4th century )  by St. Augustine 
  33. Leviathan (1651)  by Thomas Hobbes 
  34. The History of the Peloponnesian War (431 B.C. )  by Thucydides 
  35. The Lord of the Rings (1954)  by J. R. R. Tolkien 
  36. Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)  by A. A. Milne 
  37. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)  by C. S. Lewis 
  38. A Passage to India (1924)  by E. M. Forster 
  39. On the Road (1957)  by Jack Kerouac 
  40. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)  by Harper Lee 
  41. The Holy Bible (NA)  by NA
  42. A Clockwork Orange (1962)  by Anthony Burgess 
  43. Light in August (1932)  by William Faulkner 
  44. The Souls of Black Folk (1903)  by W. E. B. Du Bois 
  45. Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)  by Jean Rhys 
  46. Madame Bovary (1857)  by Gustave Flaubert 
  47. Paradise Lost (1667)  by John Milton 
  48. Anna Karenina (1877)  by Leo Tolstoy 
  49. Hamlet (1603)  by William Shakespeare 
  50. King Lear (1608)  by William Shakespeare 
  51. Othello (1622)  by William Shakespeare 
  52. Sonnets (1609)  by William Shakespeare 
  53. Leaves of Grass (1855)  by Walt Whitman 
  54. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)  by Mark Twain 
  55. Kim (1901)  by Rudyard Kipling 
  56. Frankenstein (1818)  by Mary Shelley 
  57. Song of Solomon (1977)  by Toni Morrison 
  58. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)  by Ken Kesey 
  59. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)  by Ernest Hemingway 
  60. Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)  by Kurt Vonnegut 
  61. Animal Farm (1945)  by George Orwell 
  62. Lord of the Flies (1954)  by William Golding 
  63. In Cold Blood (1965)  by Truman Capote 
  64. The Golden Notebook (1962)  by Doris Lessing 
  65. Remembrance of Things Past (1913)  by Marcel Proust 
  66. The Big Sleep (1939)  by Raymond Chandler 
  67. As I Lay Dying (1930)  by William Faulkner 
  68. The Sun Also Rises (1926)  by Ernest Hemingway 
  69. I, Claudius (1934)  by Robert Graves 
  70. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)  by Carson McCullers 
  71. Sons and Lovers (1913)  by D. H. Lawrence 
  72. All the King’s Men (1946)  by Robert Penn Warren 
  73. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)  by James Baldwin 
  74. Charlotte’s Web (1952)  by E. B. White 
  75. Heart of Darkness (1902)  by Joseph Conrad 
  76. Night (1958)  by Elie Wiesel 
  77. Rabbit, Run (1960)  by John Updike 
  78. The Age of Innocence (1920)  by Edith Wharton 
  79. Portnoy’s Complaint (1969)  by Philip Roth 
  80. An American Tragedy (1925)  by Theodore Dreiser 
  81. The Day of the Locust (1939)  by Nathanael West 
  82. Tropic of Cancer (1934)  by Henry Miller 
  83. The Maltese Falcon (1930)  by Dashiell Hammett 
  84. His Dark Materials (1995)  by Philip Pullman 
  85. Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)  by Willa Cather 
  86. The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)  by Sigmund Freud 
  87. The Education of Henry Adams (1918)  by Henry Adams 
  88. Quotations from Chairman Mao (1964)  by Mao Zedong 
  89. The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)  by William James 
  90. Brideshead Revisited (1945)  by Evelyn Waugh 
  91. Silent Spring Silent Spring (NF) (1962)  by Rachel Carson 
  92. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (1936)  by John Maynard Keynes 
  93. Lord Jim (1900)  by Joseph Conrad 
  94. Goodbye to All That (1929)  by Robert Graves 
  95. The Affluent Society (1958)  by John Kenneth Galbraith 
  96. The Wind in the Willows (1908)  by Kenneth Grahame 
  97. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)  by Alex Haley and Malcolm X 
  98. Eminent Victorians (1918)  by Lytton Strachey 
  99. The Color Purple (1982)  by Alice Walker 
  100. The Second World War (1948)  by Winston Churchill 

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