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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