The 99 Greatest Novellas of All Time

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Utopia
Thomas More
England
Novel
1678
La Princesse de Clèves
Madame de La Fayette
France
Novel
1688
Aphra Behn
England
Novella
1759
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
England
Novella
 
Candide
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
France
Novella
1764
Horace Walpole
England
Novella
1802
René
François René de Chateaubriand
France
Novella
1811
Michael Kohlhaas
Heinrich von Kleist
Germany
Novella
1817
The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie
Clemens Brentano
Germany
Novella
1818
Nightmare Abbey
Thomas Love Peacock
England
Novel
1819
Mademoiselle de Scuderi
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Germany
Novella
1826
Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing
Joseph von Eichendorff
Germany
Novella
1842
Annette Droste-Hülshoff
Germany
Novella
1843
England
Novella
1845
Carmen
Prosper Mérimée
France
Novella
1849–1851
Theodor W. Storm
Germany
Novella
1860
First Love
Ivan Turgenev
Russia
Novella
1865
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
England
Novella
1866
The Gambler
Fyodor Dosyoyevsky
Russia
Novella
1871
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
England
Novella
1877
A Simple Heart
Gustave Flaubert
France
Novella
1879
Daisy Miller
Henry James
England
Novella
1886
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Novella
1887
Flagman Thiel
Gerhart Hauptmann
Germany
Novella
1888
The Aspern Papers
Henry James
United Sates
Novella
1889
The Kreutzer Sonata
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Novella
1895
The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
England
Novella
1897
The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells
England
Novella
1898
The Turn of the Screw
Henry James
United States
Novella
1900
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
United States
Novella
1901
The Broken Nest
Rabindranath Tagore
Bengal
Novella
1902
England
Novella
1903
The Beast in the Jungle
Henry James
United States
Novella
 
The Call of the Wild
Jack London
United States
Novella
1911
Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton
United States
Novella
1912
Germany
Novella
1916
The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
Czech.
Novella
c. 1919
China
Novella
1922
Siddhartha
Herman Hesse
Germany
Novella
1924
Billy Budd, Foretopman
Herman Melville
United States
Novel
1927
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
United States
Novella
1928
The Machine Stops
E.M. Forster
England
Novella
1929
Passing
Nella Larsen
United States
Novella
1931
Shadow Over Innsmouth
H.P. Lovecraft
United States
Novella
1933
Miss Lonelyhearts
Nathanael West
United States
Novella
1934
United States
Novella
1937
United States
Novella
1938
Who Goes There?
John W. Campbell
United States
Novella
 
Anthem
Ayn Rand
United States
Novella
1941
The Royal Game)
StefanZweig
Austria
Novella
 
Universe
United States
Novella
 
The Wife of Martin Guerre
Janet Lewisa
United States
Novella
1942
The Outsider
Albert Camus
Algeria
Novella
 
Nerves
Lester Del Rey
United States
Novella
 
Double Indemnity
United States
Novella
1944
Gigi
Colette
France
Novella
1945
England
Novella
 
Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Sweden
Novella
1946
The Marching Morons
C.M. Kornbluth
United States
Novella
 
Vintage Season
Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore
United States
Novella
1949
The Third Man
Graham Greene
England
Novella
1952
The Martian Way
United States
Novella
 
United States
Novella
 
Baby Is Three
Theodore Sturgeon
United States
Novella
1954
Bonjour Tristesse
Francoise Sagan
France
Novella
 
I Am Legend
Richard Matheson
United States
Novella
 
With Folded Hands
JackWilliamson
United States
Novella
1956
Seize the Day
Saul Bellow
United States
Novella
1958
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Truman Capote
United States
Novella
1961
No One Writes to the Colonel
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novella
1962
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novella
 
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Shirley Jackson
United States
Novella
 
Ballad of Lost C'Mell
CordwainerSmith
United States
Novella
1963
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
United States
Novella
 
Seymour: An Introduction
United States
Novella
1966
The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon
United States
Novella
1969
A Boy and His Dog
Harlan Ellison
United States
Novella
1970
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
Richard Bach
United States
Novella
1972
The Summer Book
Tove Jansson
Finland
Novella
 
Invisible Cities
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novella
1973
Searches and Seizures
Stanley Elkin
United States
Novellas
1976
A River Runs Through It
Norman Maclean
United States
Novella
1977
Phaniyamma
M.K. Indira
India
Novella
1978
The Bookshop
Penelope Fitzgerald
England
Novella
1981
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novella
1982
Fly Away Peter
David Malouf
Australia
Novella
 
The Body
Stephen King
United States
Novella
 
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Stephen King
United States
Novella
1984
The Lover
Marguerite Duras
France
Novella
1987
The Pigeon
Patrick Süskind
Germany
Novella
1989
Great Work of Time
John Crowley
United States
Novella
1992
Black Water
Joyce Carol Oates
United States
Novella
1997
Closely Watched Trains
Bohumil Hrabal
Czechia
Novella
2000
The Shopgirl
Steve Martin
United States
Novella
2007
The Uncommon Reader
Alan Bennett
England
Novella
 
On Chesil Beach
Ian McEwan
England
Novella
 
Last Night at the Lobster
Stewart O'Nan
United States
Novella
2011
The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
England
Novella

 
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