03 June 2008

meme poll: 1001 Novels

Been a while since we did the geek dance, so let's trip the light phantasmic and see what we gots:

There's a list circulating around of "The 1001 Books You Must Read before You Die."

I'm not sure where the list originated, but I know I found mine via a link on screenwriter John August's blog, where he had linked to a book blog titled 1morechapter.

Understand that this is a list of NOVELS -- not just books or works -- which is why there are what seem to be some conspicuous absences (no Shakespeare for example, as Shakey didn't DO novels...).

I was actually a little surprised to find that I've read 41 of the novels listed, as I am not a huge "serious" novel guy. Add CLive Cussler to this list and I danged near double my tally, sally.

How well-read are YOU, lovechunks? How do your slope-browed peers compare? Let's see some numbers, you slobbering pissants.

And remember: this is for posterity, so be honest.
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channeling Ruggan B




1001 NOVELS You Must Read before You Die


2000s

  1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

  2. On Beauty – Zadie Smith

  3. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee

  4. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson

  5. The Sea – John Banville

  6. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble

  7. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth

  8. The Master – Colm Tóibín

  9. Vanishing Point – David Markson

  10. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd

  11. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair

  12. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

  13. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle

  14. The Colour – Rose Tremain

  15. Thursbitch – Alan Garner

  16. The Light of Day – Graham Swift

  17. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt

  18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

  19. Islands – Dan Sleigh

  20. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee

  21. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair

  22. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

  23. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

  24. The Double – José Saramago

  25. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

  26. Unless – Carol Shields

  27. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

  28. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor

  29. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern

  30. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien

  31. Shroud – John Banville

  32. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

  33. Youth – J.M. Coetzee

  34. Dead Air – Iain Banks

  35. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon

  36. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster

  37. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi

  38. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

  39. Platform – Michael Houellebecq

  40. Schooling – Heather McGowan

  41. Atonement – Ian McEwan

  42. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

  43. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini

  44. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo

  45. Fury – Salman Rushdie

  46. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill

  47. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk

  48. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

  49. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa

  50. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma

  51. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho

  52. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare

  53. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

  54. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda

  55. Under the Skin – Michel Faber

  56. Ignorance – Milan Kundera

  57. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace

  58. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy

  59. City of God – E.L. Doctorow

  60. How the Dead Live – Will Self

  61. The Human Stain – Philip Roth

  62. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

  63. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami

  64. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande

  65. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard

  66. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

  67. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates

  68. Pastoralia – George Saunder



1900s

  1. Timbuktu – Paul Auster

  2. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra

  3. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

  4. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakuli?

  5. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy

  6. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb

  7. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie

  8. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

  9. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

  10. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq

  11. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi

  12. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

  13. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks

  14. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom

  15. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon

  16. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

  17. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

  18. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis

  19. Another World – Pat Barker

  20. The Hours – Michael Cunningham

  21. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho

  22. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon

  23. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

  24. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

  25. Great Apes – Will Self

  26. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

  27. Underworld – Don DeLillo

  28. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey

  29. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin

  30. American Pastoral – Philip Roth

  31. The Untouchable – John Banville

  32. Silk – Alessandro Baricco

  33. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard

  34. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker

  35. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels

  36. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker

  37. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse

  38. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

  39. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin

  40. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

  41. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro

  42. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner

  43. The Information – Martin Amis

  44. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie

  45. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth

  46. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald

  47. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

  48. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

  49. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose

  50. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis

  51. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster

  52. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst

  53. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq

  54. Land – Park Kyong-ni

  55. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee

  56. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

  57. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi

  58. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol

  59. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman

  60. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres

  61. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor

  62. Disappearance – David Dabydeen

  63. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm

  64. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

  65. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

  66. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

  67. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy

  68. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth

  69. Complicity – Iain Banks

  70. On Love – Alain de Botton

  71. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe

  72. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

  73. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

  74. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

  75. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd

  76. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood

  77. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald

  78. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

  79. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar

  80. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch

  81. A Heart So White – Javier Marias

  82. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker

  83. Indigo – Marina Warner

  84. The Crow Road – Iain Banks

  85. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson

  86. Jazz – Toni Morrison

  87. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

  88. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg

  89. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe

  90. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates

  91. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín

  92. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

  93. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan

  94. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud

  95. Arcadia – Jim Crace

  96. Wild Swans – Jung Chang

  97. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

  98. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis

  99. Mao II – Don DeLillo

  100. Typical – Padgett Powell

  101. Regeneration – Pat Barker

  102. Downriver – Iain Sinclair

  103. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres

  104. Wise Children – Angela Carter

  105. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard

  106. Amongst Women – John McGahern

  107. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon

  108. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald

  109. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge

  110. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster

  111. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

  112. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham

  113. Like Life – Lorrie Moore

  114. Possession – A.S. Byatt

  115. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi

  116. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle

  117. A Disaffection – James Kelman

  118. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson

  119. Moon Palace – Paul Auster

  120. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow

  121. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

  122. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai

  123. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

  124. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway

  125. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago

  126. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel

  127. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

  128. London Fields – Martin Amis

  129. The Book of Evidence – John Banville

  130. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

  131. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco

  132. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White

  133. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson

  134. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

  135. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst

  136. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey

  137. Libra – Don DeLillo

  138. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

  139. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga

  140. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams

  141. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams

  142. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble

  143. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke

  144. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy

  145. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson

  146. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind

  147. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan

  148. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews

  149. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

  150. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

  151. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle

  152. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul

  153. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae

  154. Beloved – Toni Morrison

  155. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore

  156. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

  157. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates

  158. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons

  159. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis

  160. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt

  161. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro

  162. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard

  163. Foe – J.M. Coetzee

  164. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi

  165. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel

  166. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann

  167. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

  168. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

  169. The Cider House Rules – John Irving

  170. A Maggot – John Fowles

  171. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis

  172. Contact – Carl Sagan

  173. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

  174. Perfume – Patrick Süskind

  175. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard

  176. White Noise – Don DeLillo

  177. Queer – William Burroughs

  178. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd

  179. Legend – David Gemmell

  180. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?

  181. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman

  182. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago

  183. The Lover – Marguerite Duras

  184. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

  185. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

  186. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter

  187. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

  188. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker

  189. Neuromancer – William Gibson

  190. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes

  191. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis

  192. Shame – Salman Rushdie

  193. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett

  194. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor

  195. La Brava – Elmore Leonard

  196. Waterland – Graham Swift

  197. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee

  198. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing

  199. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek

  200. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus

  201. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi

  202. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White

  203. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

  204. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard

  205. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro

  206. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

  207. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende

  208. The Newton Letter – John Banville

  209. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin

  210. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard

  211. The Names – Don DeLillo

  212. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike

  213. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray

  214. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan

  215. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer

  216. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin

  217. Broken April – Ismail Kadare

  218. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee

  219. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

  220. Rites of Passage – William Golding

  221. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom

  222. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

  223. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard

  224. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

  225. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera

  226. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré

  227. Shikasta – Doris Lessing

  228. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul

  229. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer

  230. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll

  231. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino

  232. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

  233. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan

  234. The World According to Garp – John Irving

  235. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec

  236. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch

  237. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell

  238. Yes – Thomas Bernhard

  239. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt

  240. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee

  241. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter

  242. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin

  243. The Shining – Stephen King

  244. Dispatches – Michael Herr

  245. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

  246. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison

  247. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector

  248. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke

  249. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo

  250. The Public Burning – Robert Coover

  251. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice

  252. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg

  253. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme

  254. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf

  255. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez

  256. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec

  257. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell

  258. Grimus – Salman Rushdie

  259. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme

  260. Fateless – Imre Kertész

  261. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan

  262. High Rise – J.G. Ballard

  263. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow

  264. Dead Babies – Martin Amis

  265. Correction – Thomas Bernhard

  266. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow

  267. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle

  268. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee

  269. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll

  270. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré

  271. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  272. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong

  273. A Question of Power – Bessie Head

  274. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell

  275. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino

  276. Crash – J.G. Ballard

  277. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene

  278. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

  279. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch

  280. Sula – Toni Morrison

  281. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino

  282. The Breast – Philip Roth

  283. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

  284. G – John Berger

  285. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood

  286. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson

  287. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul

  288. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow

  289. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

  290. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll

  291. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs

  292. Rabbit Redux – John Updike

  293. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima

  294. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

  295. The Ogre – Michael Tournier

  296. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

  297. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke

  298. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

  299. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett

  300. Troubles – J.G. Farrell

  301. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson

  302. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard

  303. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado

  304. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover

  305. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines

  306. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  307. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles

  308. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis

  309. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth

  310. The Godfather – Mario Puzo

  311. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov

  312. Them – Joyce Carol Oates

  313. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec

  314. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen

  315. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal

  316. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch

  317. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen

  318. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

  319. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

  320. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

  321. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

  322. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry

  323. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz

  324. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan

  325. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines

  326. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf

  327. Chocky – John Wyndham

  328. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe

  329. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa

  330. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

  331. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

  332. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson

  333. The Joke – Milan Kundera

  334. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson

  335. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien

  336. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec

  337. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West

  338. Trawl – B.S. Johnson

  339. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

  340. The Magus – John Fowles

  341. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras

  342. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

  343. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth

  344. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon

  345. Things – Georges Perec

  346. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

  347. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien

  348. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut

  349. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor

  350. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector

  351. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey

  352. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme

  353. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson

  354. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe

  355. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras

  356. Herzog – Saul Bellow

  357. V. – Thomas Pynchon

  358. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

  359. The Graduate – Charles Webb

  360. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol

  361. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré

  362. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark

  363. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess

  364. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

  365. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

  366. The Collector – John Fowles

  367. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

  368. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

  369. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov

  370. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard

  371. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

  372. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges

  373. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien

  374. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani

  375. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein

  376. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger

  377. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch

  378. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame

  379. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem

  380. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass

  381. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

  382. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

  383. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor

  384. How It Is – Samuel Beckett

  385. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino

  386. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien

  387. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  388. Rabbit, Run – John Updike

  389. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary

  390. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee

  391. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse

  392. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs

  393. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass

  394. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes

  395. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow

  396. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark

  397. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll

  398. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

  399. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

  400. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe

  401. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

  402. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon

  403. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

  404. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe

  405. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico

  406. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan

  407. The End of the Road – John Barth

  408. The Once and Future King – T.H. White

  409. The Bell – Iris Murdoch

  410. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet

  411. Voss – Patrick White

  412. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham

  413. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille

  414. Homo Faber – Max Frisch

  415. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

  416. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov

  417. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

  418. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber

  419. Justine – Lawrence Durrell

  420. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

  421. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon

  422. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary

  423. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow

  424. The Floating Opera – John Barth

  425. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

  426. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

  427. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

  428. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen

  429. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett

  430. The Quiet American – Graham Greene

  431. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis

  432. The Recognitions – William Gaddis

  433. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini

  434. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan

  435. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch

  436. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis

  437. The Story of O – Pauline Réage

  438. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia

  439. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

  440. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch

  441. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley

  442. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

  443. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett

  444. Watt – Samuel Beckett

  445. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

  446. Junkie – William Burroughs

  447. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow

  448. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin

  449. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

  450. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

  451. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

  452. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

  453. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor

  454. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson

  455. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar

  456. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett

  457. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

  458. Foundation – Isaac Asimov

  459. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq

  460. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

  461. The Rebel – Albert Camus

  462. Molloy – Samuel Beckett

  463. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

  464. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille

  465. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz

  466. The Third Man – Graham Greene

  467. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber

  468. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake

  469. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing

  470. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

  471. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese

  472. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk

  473. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford

  474. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge

  475. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen

  476. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier

  477. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren

  478. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

  479. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani

  480. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia

  481. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot

  482. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene

  483. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton

  484. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann

  485. The Victim – Saul Bellow

  486. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau

  487. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi

  488. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry

  489. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino

  490. The Plague – Albert Camus

  491. Back – Henry Green

  492. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake

  493. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri?

  494. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

  495. Animal Farm – George Orwell

  496. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck

  497. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford

  498. Loving – Henry Green

  499. Arcanum 17 – André Breton

  500. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi

  501. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham

  502. Transit – Anna Seghers

  503. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges

  504. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow

  505. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  506. Caught – Henry Green

  507. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse

  508. Embers – Sandor Marai

  509. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner

  510. The Outsider – Albert Camus

  511. In Sicily – Elio Vittorini

  512. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien

  513. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White

  514. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton

  515. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf

  516. The Hamlet – William Faulkner

  517. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

  518. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

  519. Native Son – Richard Wright

  520. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene

  521. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati

  522. Party Going – Henry Green

  523. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

  524. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce

  525. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien

  526. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell

  527. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

  528. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller

  529. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys

  530. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

  531. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner

  532. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson

  533. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre

  534. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

  535. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler

  536. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

  537. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos

  538. Murphy – Samuel Beckett

  539. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

  540. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

  541. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

  542. The Years – Virginia Woolf

  543. In Parenthesis – David Jones

  544. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis

  545. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)

  546. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway

  547. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner

  548. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley

  549. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West

  550. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

  551. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell

  552. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson

  553. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner

  554. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft

  555. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes

  556. Independent People – Halldór Laxness

  557. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti

  558. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood

  559. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy

  560. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen

  561. England Made Me – Graham Greene

  562. Burmese Days – George Orwell

  563. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers

  564. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht

  565. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev

  566. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain

  567. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller

  568. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh

  569. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  570. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

  571. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth

  572. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West

  573. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers

  574. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein

  575. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain

  576. A Day Off – Storm Jameson

  577. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil

  578. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon

  579. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline

  580. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

  581. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

  582. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen

  583. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett

  584. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth

  585. The Waves – Virginia Woolf

  586. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett

  587. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham

  588. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis

  589. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning

  590. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh

  591. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

  592. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico

  593. Passing – Nella Larsen

  594. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

  595. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett

  596. Living – Henry Green

  597. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia

  598. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

  599. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin

  600. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen

  601. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West

  602. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner

  603. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau

  604. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe

  605. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille

  606. Orlando – Virginia Woolf

  607. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

  608. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall

  609. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis

  610. Quartet – Jean Rhys

  611. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh

  612. Quicksand – Nella Larsen

  613. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

  614. Nadja – André Breton

  615. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse

  616. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust

  617. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

  618. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson

  619. Amerika – Franz Kafka

  620. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

  621. Blindness – Henry Green

  622. The Castle – Franz Kafka

  623. The Good Soldier _vejk – Jaroslav Ha_ek

  624. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence

  625. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello

  626. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

  627. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein

  628. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos

  629. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

  630. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  631. The Counterfeiters – André Gide

  632. The Trial – Franz Kafka

  633. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky

  634. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather

  635. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville

  636. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen

  637. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann

  638. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin

  639. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster

  640. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet

  641. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo

  642. Cane – Jean Toomer

  643. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley

  644. Amok – Stefan Zweig

  645. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield

  646. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings

  647. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf

  648. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

  649. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton

  650. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair

  651. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus

  652. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence

  653. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis

  654. Ulysses – James Joyce

  655. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence

  656. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley

  657. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

  658. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis

  659. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence

  660. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf

  661. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis

  662. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West

  663. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad

  664. Summer – Edith Wharton

  665. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen

  666. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton

  667. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

  668. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse

  669. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke

  670. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford

  671. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf

  672. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham

  673. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence

  674. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

  675. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki

  676. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel

  677. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse

  678. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs

  679. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell

  680. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

  681. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

  682. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens

  683. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton

  684. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

  685. Howards End – E.M. Forster

  686. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel

  687. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein

  688. Martin Eden – Jack London

  689. Strait is the Gate – André Gide

  690. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells

  691. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse

  692. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster

  693. The Iron Heel – Jack London

  694. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett

  695. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson

  696. Mother – Maxim Gorky

  697. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad

  698. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

  699. Young Törless – Robert Musil

  700. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy

  701. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

  702. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann

  703. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster

  704. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

  705. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe

  706. The Golden Bowl – Henry James

  707. The Ambassadors – Henry James

  708. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers

  709. The Immoralist – André Gide

  710. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James

  711. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

  712. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  713. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann

  714. Kim – Rudyard Kipling

  715. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser

  716. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad



1800s

  1. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross

  2. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane

  3. The Awakening – Kate Chopin

  4. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James

  5. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

  6. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells

  7. What Maisie Knew – Henry James

  8. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide

  9. Dracula – Bram Stoker

  10. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz

  11. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells

  12. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

  13. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane

  14. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

  15. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross

  16. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  17. Born in Exile – George Gissing

  18. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith

  19. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  20. News from Nowhere – William Morris

  21. New Grub Street – George Gissing

  22. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf

  23. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

  24. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

  25. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy

  26. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola

  27. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg

  28. Hunger – Knut Hamsun

  29. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson

  30. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant

  31. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés

  32. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg

  33. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy

  34. She – H. Rider Haggard

  35. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

  36. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy

  37. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

  38. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard

  39. Germinal – Émile Zola

  40. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

  41. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant

  42. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater

  43. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans

  44. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy

  45. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant

  46. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

  47. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga

  48. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James

  49. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert

  50. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace

  51. Nana – Émile Zola

  52. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

  53. The Red Room – August Strindberg

  54. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy

  55. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

  56. Drunkard – Émile Zola

  57. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev

  58. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot

  59. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy

  60. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert

  61. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

  62. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov

  63. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

  64. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu

  65. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky

  66. Erewhon – Samuel Butler

  67. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev

  68. Middlemarch – George Eliot

  69. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

  70. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev

  71. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope

  72. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

  73. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert

  74. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope

  75. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont

  76. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky

  77. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

  78. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

  79. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola

  80. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope

  81. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

  82. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

  83. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

  84. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens

  85. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu

  86. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

  87. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley

  88. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

  89. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev

  90. Silas Marner – George Eliot

  91. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

  92. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev

  93. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope

  94. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot

  95. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

  96. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  97. Max Havelaar – Multatuli

  98. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

  99. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov

  100. Adam Bede – George Eliot

  101. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

  102. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

  103. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

  104. Walden – Henry David Thoreau

  105. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

  106. Villette – Charlotte Brontë

  107. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell

  108. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  109. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  110. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  111. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville

  112. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  113. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

  114. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë

  115. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell

  116. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë

  117. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

  118. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

  119. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

  120. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

  121. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

  122. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas

  123. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

  124. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe

  125. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens

  126. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe

  127. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac

  128. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

  129. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol

  130. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal

  131. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe

  132. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens

  133. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

  134. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol

  135. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac

  136. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac

  137. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

  138. The Red and the Black – Stendhal

  139. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni

  140. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

  141. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg

  142. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin

  143. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin

  144. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott

  145. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott

  146. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  147. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

  148. Persuasion – Jane Austen

  149. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth

  150. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott

  151. Emma – Jane Austen

  152. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

  153. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

  154. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth

  155. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

  156. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  157. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth



1700s

  1. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin

  2. The Nun – Denis Diderot

  3. Camilla – Fanny Burney

  4. The Monk – M.G. Lewis

  5. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  6. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe

  7. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano

  8. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin

  9. Justine – Marquis de Sade

  10. Vathek – William Beckford

  11. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade

  12. Cecilia – Fanny Burney

  13. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  14. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

  15. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  16. Evelina – Fanny Burney

  17. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  18. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett

  19. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie

  20. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne

  21. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne

  22. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith

  23. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole

  24. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  25. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot

  26. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  27. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson

  28. Candide – Voltaire

  29. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox

  30. Amelia – Henry Fielding

  31. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett

  32. Fanny Hill – John Cleland

  33. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding

  34. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett

  35. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson

  36. Pamela – Samuel Richardson

  37. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot

  38. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift

  39. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding

  40. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift

  41. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

  42. Roxana – Daniel Defoe

  43. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe

  44. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood

  45. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

  46. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift



Pre-1700

  1. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn

  2. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette

  3. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

  4. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  5. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe

  6. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly

  7. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais

  8. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous

  9. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius

  10. Aithiopika – Heliodorus

  11. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton

  12. Metamorphoses – Ovid

  13. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus


9 comments:

Emily Blake said...

Actually they're not all novels. There are short stories and essays in there too.

I got 69. Really. Mostly in the classics because I'm not as up on modern novels.

Systemaddict said...

A paltry 31 for myself.

I'll take it.

Brett said...

I didn't quite buy the "they're all novels" disclaimer either, as I am pretty sure Aesop weren't no novelist (though I do giggle to imagine a bookstore in Aesop's time):

"Oy! Thank Ra there's finally another book written!"

"I know. Now I just look forward to papyrus-backs -- these clay tablets are such a pain in the ass to tote around in this desert heat...".

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Matt said...

My eyes got tired near the end of the 1900's and I lost track and gave up. I was up to 60. I used to read like a mad man, not so much these days.

Amy R. Butler said...

...21? In my defense, I haven't had as much time as others.

Yeah, a *lot* of mine came from the 1800s. Hooray for education.

Amy

Brent said...

Eh, didn't have the patience to read the whole list, skimming it gave me 71, thanks to the Sci-fi. Of course "The Satanic Verses" was on there, so I'll never complete the list, I'd rather have sand poured in my eyes than go on to chapter 2 of that book.
"A Handmaid's Tale" was on there also, which I thought was quite the bitchin' book, but the movie was a giant pile of suck.

Ryan Rasmussen said...

Eighty. I think I've seen nearly as many movies.

MaryAn Batchellor said...

61. But since many of these are available as free download audiobooks on itunes and other sites, think I'll cheat and listen to somebody else read them to me while I'm on the lawnmower, treadmill, etc.

C said...

132 - which is not impressive for a girl with a formal British education and 46 years of reading (or not) under her belt.