The Observer’s 100 Greatest Novels of All Time

For the original list, see here.

4/100 Completed

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  2. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  3. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  4. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  5. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  6. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
  7. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  8. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
  9. Emma by Jane Austen
  10. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  11. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
  12. The Black Sheep by Honore De Balzac
  13. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
  14. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  15. Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli
  16. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  18. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  19. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  21. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  22. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  23. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  24. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  25. Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
  26. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  27. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  28. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
  29. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  30. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  31. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  32. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  33. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
  34. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  35. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
  36. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  37. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
  38. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  39. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  40. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  41. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  42. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
  43. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  44. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  45. Ulysses by James Joyce
  46. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  47. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  48. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  49. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  50. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  51. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  52. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  53. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  54. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  55. USA by John Dos Passos
  56. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  57. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  58. The Plague by Albert Camus
  59. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  60. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
  61. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  62. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
  63. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  64. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  65. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  66. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  67. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  68. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  69. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  70. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  71. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  72. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  73. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  74. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  75. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  76. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  77. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
  78. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
  79. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  80. The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
  81. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
  82. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  83. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
  84. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
  85. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  86. Lanark by Alasdair Gray
  87. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  88. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  89. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
  90. Money by Martin Amis
  91. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
  92. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  93. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  94. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
  95. LA Confidential by James Ellroy
  96. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  97. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  98. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  99. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  100. Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
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