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Lists -- 100 Best Novels of All Time

Top 100 Novels of All Time (A Random House list). See anything missing? -- Have Fun with this list - Should see some interesting comments here...c'mon people!!!

1984 by George Orwell
a bend in the river by V.S. Naipaul
a clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess
a dance to the music of time (series) by Anthony Powell
a farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway
a handful of dust by Evelyn Waugh
a high wind in jamaica by Richard Hughes
a house for mr biswas by V.S. Naipaul
a passage to india by E.M. Forster
a portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce
a room with a view by E.M. Forster
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara
as i lay dying by William Faulkner
brave new world by Aldous Huxley
brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh
catch-22 by Joseph Heller
darkness at noon by Arthur Koestler
death comes for the archbishop by Willa Cather
deliverance by James Dickey
finnegans wake by James Joyce
from here to eternity by James Jones
go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin
heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad
henderson the rain king by Saul Bellow
howards end by E.M. Forster
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Ironweed by William Kennedy
kim by Rudyard Kipling

Light in August by William Faulkner
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
lord jim by Joseph Conrad
lord of the flies by William Golding
loving by Henry Green
main street by Sinclair Lewis
midnight’s children by Salman Rushdie
native son by Richard Wright
nostromo by Joseph Conrad
of human bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

on the road by Jack Kerouac

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
parade’s end by Ford Madox Ford
point counter point by Aldous Huxley
portnoy’s complaint by Philip Roth
ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
scoop by Evelyn Waugh
sister carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
sons and lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
the alexandria quartet by Lawrence Durell
the ambassadors by Henry James
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
the call of the wild by Jack London
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
the ginger man by J.P. Donleavy
the golden bowl by Henry James
the good soldier by Ford Madox Ford
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
the house of mirth by Edith Wharton
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
the magus by John Fowles
the maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
the naked and the dead by Norman Mailer
the old wives’ tale by Arnold Bennett
the postman always rings twice by James M. Cain
the prime of miss jean brodie by Muriel Spark
the rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
the secret agent by Joseph Conrad
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
the studs lonigan trilogy by James T. Farrell
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
the way of all flesh by Samuel Butler
the wings of the dove by Henry James
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
tobacco road by Erskine Caldwell
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
u.s.a. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos
Ulysses by James Joyce
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
winesburg, ohio by Sherwood Anderson
women in love by D.H. Lawrence
zuleika dobson by Max Beerbohm



  1. Nice list! I would also like to add, leaving out my secondary favs, & sticking to novels :)

    -Les Miserables by V. Hugo
    -Moby-Dick by H. Melville
    -The Scarlet Letter by N. Hawthorne
    -Jane Eyre by C. Bronte
    -Frankenstein by M. Shelley
    -The Fountainhead by A. Rand
    -Atlas Shrugged by A. Rand
    -Crime and Punishment by F. Dostoyevsky
    -The Metamorphosis by F. Kafka
    -Fahrenheit 451 by R. Bradbury
    -Death in Venice by T. Mann (a novella, but i have to add it!)
    -Pride and Prejudice by J. Austen
    -Emma by J. Austen
    -To Kill a Mockingbird by H. Lee
    -David Copperfield by C. Dickens
    -Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by L. Carroll
    -A Confederacy of Dunces by J.K. Toole
    -Song of Solomon by T. Morrison
    -Anna Karenina by L. Tolstoy
    -Possession by A.S. Byatt
    -The Handmaid's Tale by M. Atwood
    -Jude the Obscure by T. Hardy
    -Mayor of Casterbridge by T. Hardy
    -Rabbit, Run by J. Updike
    -Breakfast at Tiffany's by T. Capote

  2. Fantastic! Your list is absolutely fantastic...it's impossible to consolidate such great literature to a quantity of (100)...