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100 top novels — 2

New additions: The Fortress of Solitude (#43) and Fahrenheit 451 (#64).

1 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2 Beloved – Toni Morrison
3 To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
4 Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
5 Molloy – Samuel Beckett
6 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
7 Underworld – Don DeLillo
8 Middle Passage – Charles Johnson
9 White Noise – Don DeLillo
10 Middlemarch – George Eliot

11 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
12 Suttree – Cormac McCarthy
13 Housekeeping – Marilyn Robinson
14 Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
15 The Brother’s Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
16 The Plague – Albert Camus
17 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
18 Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler
19 The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
20 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

21 Native Son – Richard Wright
22 All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
23 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
24 On the Road – Jack Kerouac
25 The Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
26 Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko
27 Wolf – Jim Harrison
28 Narcissus and Goldmund – Herman Hesse
29 The Master and Marguerita – Michael Bulgakov
30 Blindness – Jose Saramago

31 A House for Mr. Biswas – V. S. Naipaul
32 Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
33 The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)- Herman Hesse
34 The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
35 Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
36 The Bone People – Keri Hulme
37 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
38 The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass
39 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
40 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexander Solzhenitzen

41 Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
42 Motherless Brooklyn – Jonathan Lethem
43 The Fortress of Solitude – Jonathan Lethem
44 Mao II – Don DeLillo
45 Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
46 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
47 The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
48 Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
49 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
50 As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner

51 The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
52 A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
53 Neuromancer – William Gibson
54 For Whom the Bell Tolls – Earnest Hemingway
55 Generation X – Douglass Copeland
56 Brave New World – Aldus Huxley
57 The Chosen – Chaim Potok
58 Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
59 Fall on Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
60 The Dog of the South – Charles Portis

61 All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
62 Dr. Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
63 The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
64 Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
65 Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith
66 White Teeth – Zadie Smith
67 The Stone Canal – Ken MacLeod
68 Schizmatrix – Bruce Sterling
69 The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin
70 The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh

71 The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
72 The Fall – Albert Camus
73 Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
74 Straight Man – Richard Russo
75 A Small Death in Lisbon – Robert Wilson
76 Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee
77 Kindred – Octavia Butler
78 The Feast of Love – Charles Baxter
79 Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
80 Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

81 The Old Man and the Sea – Earnest Hemingway
82 The Star Fraction – Ken MacLeod
83 He, She, and It – Marge Piercy
84 The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin
85 The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
86 The Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler

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1 Comment

  1. Captain America says:

    What about Jonathon Livingston Seagull?

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