100 Best Novels

List Muse

  1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  2. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  5. Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
  6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  7. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  10. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  11. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  12. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  13. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
  14. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  15. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  16. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  17. Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
  18. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  19. Germinal by Emile Zola
  20. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  21. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  22. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  23. Creation by Gore Vidal
  24. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  25. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  26. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  27. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  28. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  29. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  30. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  31. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  32. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  33. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  35. The Bostonians by Henry James
  36. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  37. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  38. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
  39. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  40. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  41. Red Sorghum: A Novel of China by Mo Yan
  42. The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  45. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  46. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  47. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  48. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  49. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  50. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  51. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  52. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
  53. The Silent Cry by Kenzaburo Oe
  54. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  55. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  56. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  57. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  58. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  59. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  60. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  61. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  62. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  63. U.S.A. trilogy by John Dos Passos
  64. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  65. The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
  66. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  67. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  68. Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
  69. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  70. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
  71. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  72. Live and Remember by Valentin Rasputin
  73. The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  74. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
  75. The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
  76. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  77. No One Sleeps in Alexandria by Ibrahim Abdel Meguid
  78. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  79. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
  80. That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda
  81. Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
  82. The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
  83. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  84. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
  85. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  86. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  87. Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
  88. Lanark by Alasdair Gray
  89. Old Man Goriot by Honore de Balzac
  90. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  91. G. by John Berger
  92. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  93. Conversation in the Cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa
  94. The Blood of Others by Simone de Beauvoir
  95. In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa
  96. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  97. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  98. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  99. The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
  100. The President by Miguel Angel Asturias

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