125 Best Novels of all time

A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time

1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

3. Ulysses by James Joyce

4. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

5. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

7. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

8. Middlemarch by George Eliot

9. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

10. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

11. Emma by Jane Austen

12. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

13. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

15. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

16. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

17. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

18. The Ambassadors by Henry James

19. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

20. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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21. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

22. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

23. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

24. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

25. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

26. Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

27. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

28. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

29. The Red and the Black by Stendhal

30. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

31. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

32. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

33. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

34. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

35. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

36. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

37. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett

37. Molloy by Samuel Beckett

37. The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett

38. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

39. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

40. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

41. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

42. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

43. Beloved by Toni Morrison

44. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad

45. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

46. The Trial by Franz Kafka

47. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

48. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

49. Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

50. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

51. Persuasion by Jane Austen

52. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

53. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

54. Petersburg by Andrei Bely

55. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

56. The Princess of Cleves by Madame de La Fayette

57. The Stranger by Albert Camus

58. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

59. The Counterfeiters by André Gide

60. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

61. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

62. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

63. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

64. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

65. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

66. Germinal by Émile Zola

67. My Antonia by Willa Cather

68. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

69. Hunger by Knut Hamsun

70. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin

71. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

72. U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos

73. Dangerous Liaison by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

74. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

75. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

76. City of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif

77. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

78. The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

79. Herzog by Saul Bellow

80. Candide by Voltaire

81. The Sleepwalkers by Hermann Broch

82. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope

83. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

84. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

85. Call It Sleep by Henry Roth

86. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott

87. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

88. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

89. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

90. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

91. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

92. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

93. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

94. The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

95. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

96. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

97. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

98. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

99. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

100. Native Son by Richard Wright

101. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

102. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

103. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

104. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

105. Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis

106. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

107. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

108. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

109. The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek

110. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

111. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

112. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

113. American Pastoral by Philip Roth

114. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

115. Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost

116. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

117. Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki

118. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul

119. Cold Nights by Ba Jin

120. Dracula by Bram Stoker

121. The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

122. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

123. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

124. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

125. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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