Greatest Novels of All Time
650 novels from 60 BCE to 2010 CE

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c.60–70
Satyricon
Arbiter Petronius
Rome
Prose and poetry
c.150
The Golden Ass
Lucius Apuleius
Rome
Prose narrative
c.1020
Japan
Prose narrative
c.1200
The Prose Edda
Snorri Sturlson
Iceland
Prose narrative
c.1220
The Tale of the Heike
Anonymous
Japan
Prose narrative
c.1360
  –1400
Romance of Three Kingdoms
Luo Guanzhong
China
Novel
 
Outlaws of the Marsh
Luo Guanzhong
China
Novel
1492
Prison of Love
Diego de San Pedro
Spain
Novel
1499
La Celestina
Fernando de Rojas
Spain
Novel
1516
Utopia
Thomas More
England
Novel
1528
The Book of the Courtier
Baldasarre Castiglione
Italy
Dialogue
1532
Pantagruel
Francois Rabelais
France
Novel
1534
Gargantua
Francois Rabelais
France
Novel
1588
Oroonoko
Aphra Behn
England
Novel
c.1590
The Golden Lotus
Anonymous
China
Novel
1605–1615
Spain
Novel
1678
La Princesse de Clèves
Madame de La Fayette
France
Novel
1682
The Life of an Amorous Man
Ihara Saikaku
Japan
Novel
1699
The Adventures of Telemachus
François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon
France
Novel
1719
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1722
Moll Flanders
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1726
Gulliver’s Travels
Jonathan Swift
England
Novel
1731
Manon Lescant
l’Abbé (Antoine François) Prévost
France
Novel
1731–1741
The Life of Marianne
Pierre Marivaux
France
Novel
1740
Pamela
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
1742
Joseph Andrews
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
1748
Clarissa
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
1749
Tom Jones
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
1751
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
Tobias Smollett
England
Novel
1759–1767
England
Novel
1759
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
England
Novel
 
Candide
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
France
Novel
1764
The Castle of Otranto
Horace Walpole
England
Novel
1771
Humphrey Clinker
Tobias Smollett
England
Novel
1774
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany
Novel
1778
Evelina
Fanny Burney
England
Novel
1782
Dangerous Liaisons
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
France
Novel
1791
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Zhan
China
Novel
1794
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Ann Radcliffe
England
Novel
1795–1796
William Meister’s Apprenticeship
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany
Novel
1796
Camilla
Fanny Burney
England
Novel
 
The Monk
Matthew Lewis
England
Novel
 
Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
Denis Diderot
France
Novel
1797–1799
Hyperion
Friedrich Holderlin
Germany
Novel
1798
Wieland
Charles Brockden Brown
USA
Novel
1799
Ormond
Charles Brockden Brown
USA
Novel
1800
Castle Rackrent
Maria Edgeworth
Ireland
Novel
1802
Delphine
Madame de Stael
France
Novel
1805
René
François René de Chateaubriand
France
Novel
1811
Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen
England
Novel
1813
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
England
Novel
 
Swiss Family Robinson
Johann David Wyss
Switzer.
Novel
1814
Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
England
Novel
 
Waverly
Walter Scott
Scotland
Novel
1815
Emma
Jane Austen
England
Novel
1815–1816
The Devil's Elixir
E.T.A. Hoffmann
Germany
Novel
1817
Rob Roy
Walter Scott
Scotland
Novel
1818
Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
England
Novel
 
Nightmare Abbey
Thomas Love Peacock
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
1819
Ivanhoe
Walter Scott
Scotland
Novel
1820
Melmouth the Wanderer
Charles Maturin
Ireland
Novel
1825
The Talisman
Walter Scott
Scotland
Novel
1825–1842
The Betrothed
Alessandro Manzoni
Italy
Novel
1826
The Last of the Mohicans
James Fennimore Cooper
USA
Novel
1831
The Red and the Black
Stendhal
France
Novel
 
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor-Marie Hugo
France
Novel
1833
Eugénie Grandet
Honoré de Balzac
France
Novel
 
Lélia
George Sand
France
Novel
1834
Old Goriot
Honore de Balzac
France
Novel
1839
Nicholas Nickleby
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Charterhouse of Parma
Stendhal
France
Novel
1840
A Hero of Our Time
Mikhail Lermontov
Russia
Novel
1841
The Deerslayer
James Fennimore Cooper
USA
Novel
1842
Dead Souls
Nikolai Gogol
Ukraine
Novel
1843
England
Novella
1843–1847
A Harlot High and Low
Honoré de Balzac
France
Novel
1844
The Luck of Barry Lyndon
William Makepeace Thackeray
England
Novel
 
The Count of Monte-Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
France
Novel
1845
The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
France
Novel
 
Carmen
Prosper Mérimée
France
Novel
1846
Cousin Bette
Honoré de Balzac
France
Novel
 
The Devil's Pool
George Sand
France
Novel
 
The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas
France
Novel
1847
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
1848
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Brontë
England
Novel
 
Mary Barton
Elizabeth Gaskell
England
Novel
 
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray
England
Novel
1850
The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas
France
Novel
 
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
USA
Novel
1851
Moby Dick
Herman Melville
USA
Novel
 
The House of Seven Gables
Nathaniel Hawthorne
USA
Novel
1852
A Sportsman’s Sketches
Ivan Turgenev
Russia
Novel
 
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
USA
Novel
1853
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Les Chatiments
Victor-Marie Hugo
France
Novel
1854
England
Novel
1855
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell
England
Novel
 
The Warden
Anthony Trollope
England
Novel
1857
Gustave Flaubert
France
Novel
 
Barchester Towers
Anthony Trollope
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
England
Novel
 
Oblomov
Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov
Russia
Novel
1860
England
Novel
 
Max Havelaar
Multatuli
Holland
Novel
1861
England
Novel
 
Silas Marner
England
Novel
1862
Les Misérables
Victor-Marie Hugo
France
Novel
 
Fathers and Sons
Ivan Turgenev
Russia
Novel
1864
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1865
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
England
Novel
 
Our Mutual Friend
England
Novel
 
From the Earth to the Moon
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1865–1869
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Novel
1866
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevski
Russia
Novel
1868
England
Novel
 
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
USA
Novel
1869
Lorna Doone
Richard Blackmore
England
Novel
 
Phineas Finn
Anthony Trollope
England
Novel
 
A Sentimental Education
Gustave Flaubert
France
Novel
1870
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1871
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
England
Novel
1872
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Possessed
Fyodor Dostoyevski
Russia
Novel
1873
Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne
France
Novel
 
The Idiot
Fyodor Dostoyevski
Russia
Novel
 
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Novel
1875
The Way We Live Now
Anthony Trollope
England
Novel
1876
Daniel Deronda
George Eliot
England
Novel
 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
USA
Novel
1879
Daisy Miller
Henry James
England
Novel
 
The Egoist
George Meredith
England
Novel
 
Jacques Vingtras
Jules Valles
France
Novel
 
The Red Room
August Strindberg
Sweden
Novel
1880
Nana
Émile Zola
France
Novel
 
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevski
Russia
Novel
 
Ben-Hur
Lew Wallace
USA
Novel
1881
The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James
USA
Novel
 
The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain
USA
Novel
1884
Cavalleria Rusticana
Giovanni Verga
Italy
Novel
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
USA
Novel
1885
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
England
Novel
 
Marius the Epicurean
Walter Pater
England
Novel
 
Bel Ami
Guy de Maupassant
France
Novel
 
Germinal
Émile Zola
France
Novel
 
Scotland
Novel
1887
She
H. Rider Haggard
England
Novel
1889
Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
England
Novel
 
The Master of Ballantrae
Scotland
Novel
 
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Mark Twain
USA
Novel
 
News from Nowhere
William Morris
England
Novel
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
Ireland
Novel
1892
The Diary of a Nobody
George and Weedon Grossmith
England
Novel
1894
Esther Waters
George Moore
Ireland
Novel
1895
The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
 
Effi Briest
Theodor Fontane
Germany
Novel
 
Lilith
George MacDonald
Scotland
Novel
1896
England
Novel
 
The Bostonians
Henry James
England
Novel
 
The Island of Doctor Moreau
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1897
Ireland
Novel
 
Pharaoh
Boleslaw Prus
Poland
Novel
1898
The War of the Worlds
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1899
Hunger
Knut Hamsun
Norway
Novel
 
The Awakening
Kate Chopin
USA
Novel
1900
Joseph Conrad
England
Novel
 
Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
USA
Novel
 
Monsieur Beaucaire
Booth Tarkington
USA
Novel
1901
Kim
Rudyard Kipling
England
Novel
 
Germany
Novel
 
Resurrection
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Novel
 
The Wings of the Dove
Henry James
USA
Novel
1903
England
Novel
 
The Riddle of the Sands
Erskine Childers
England
Novel
 
The Ambassadors
Henry James
USA
Novel
 
The Call of the Wild
Jack London
USA
Novel
1904
Nostromo
Joseph Conrad
England
Novel
 
The Golden Bowl
Henry James
USA
Novel
 
The Sea Wolfe
Jack London
USA
Novel
1905
The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
USA
Novel
1906
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Anatole France
France
Novel
 
The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
USA
Novel
1906–1928
A Man of Property
John Galsworthy
England
Novel
1907
Mother
Maxim Gorky
Russia
Novel
 
The Secret Agent
Joseph Conrad
England
Novel
 
The Longest Journey
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
1908
Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maude Montgomery
Canada
Novel
 
The Old Wives’ Tale
Arnold Bennett
England
Novel
 
A Room With a View
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
 
Tono Bungay
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1909
Penguin Island
Anatole France
France
Novel
1910
Howards End
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
 
Jean-Christophe
Romain Rolland
France
Novel
1911
Under Western Eyes
Joseph Conrad
England
Novel
 
Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton
USA
Novel
1912
The Gods are Athirst
Anatole France
France
Novel
 
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
England
Novel
 
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
USA
Novel
1913
Sons and Lovers
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Le Grand Meaulnes
Alain-Fournier
France
Novel
 
Swan's Way
Marcel Proust
France
Novels
1914
Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
USA
Novel
1915
The Rainbow
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
The Good Soldier
Ford Maddox Ford
England
Novel
 
Of Human Bondage
W. Somerset Maughham
England
Novel
1916
France
Novel
 
The Underdogs
Mariano Azuela
Mexico
Novel
 
The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
Czech.
Novel
 
The Brook Kerith
George Moore
Ireland
Novel
1918
USA
Novel
 
The Magnificent Ambersons
Booth Tarkington
USA
Novel
1919
The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maughham
England
Novel
 
Winesburg, Ohio
Sherwood Anderson
USA
Novel
1920
Cheri
Colette
France
Novel
 
Main Street
Sinclair Lewis
USA
Novel
 
The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton
USA
Novel
1920–1923
The Good Soldier Schweik
Jaroslav Hasek
Czech.
Novel
1921
Women in Love
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Héloïse and Abelard
George Moore
Ireland
Novel
1922
The Kiss of the Leper
Francois Mauriac
France
Novel
 
Ireland
Novel
 
The Worm Ouroboros
E.R. Eddison
England
Novel
 
Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis
USA
Novel
 
The Facade
Edith Sitwell
USA
Novel
1923
The Confessions of Zeno
Italo Svevo
Italy
Novel
 
Chapayev
Dmitry Furmanov
Russia
Novel
1924
The Magic Mountain
Germany
Novel
 
The Iron Flood
Alexander Serafimovich
Russia
Novel
 
A Passage to India
E.M. Forster
England
Novel
 
So Big
Edna Ferber
USA
Novel
 
Billy Budd, Foretopman
Herman Melville
USA
Novel
1925
The Trial
Franz Kafka
Czech.
Novel
 
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie
England
Novel
 
Parade’s End
Ford Maddox Ford
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Professor's House
USA
Novel
 
An American Tragedy
Theodore Dreiser
USA
Novel
 
Arrowsmith
Sinclair Lewis
USA
Novel
1926
The Castle
Franz Kafka
Czech.
Novel
 
The Counterfeiters
André Gide
France
Novel
1927
Jalna
Mazo de la Roche
Canada
Novel
 
Steppenwolf
Herman Hesse
Germany
Novel
 
Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis
USA
Novel
 
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
USA
Novel
 
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
D.H. Lawrence
England
Novel
 
Nadja
André Breton
France
Novel
 
And Quiet Flows the Don
Mikhail Sholokov
Russia
Novel
1929
A High Wind in Jamaica
Richard Hughes
England
Novel
 
Children of the Game
Jean Cocteau
France
Novel
 
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Alfred Döblin
Germany
Novel
 
The Time of Indifference
Alberto Moravia
Italy
Novel
 
The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
USA
Novel
 
Look Homeward, Angel
Thomas Wolfe
USA
Novel
1929–1943
Peter the Great
Alexy Tolstoy
Russia
Novel
1930
As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner
USA
Novel
 
Destry Rides Again
Max Brand
USA
Novel
1930
The 42nd Parallel
John Dos Passos
USA
Novel
1930–1943
The Man Without Qualities
Robert Musil
Austria
Novel
1931
The Family
Pa Chin
China
Novel
 
Night Flight
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
France
Novel
 
The Waves
England
Novel
 
Pearl S. Buck
USA
Novel
 
At the Mountains of Madness
H.P. Lovecraft
USA
Novel
1932
England
Novel
 
Journey to the End of the Night
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
France
Novel
 
Viper’s Tangle
Francois Mauriac
France
Novel
 
The Crime of Inspector Maigret
Georges Simenon
France
Novel
 
Tobacco Road
Erskine Caldwell
USA
Novel
 
Light in August
William Faulkner
USA
Novel
1933
Man’s Fate
André Malraux
France
Novel
 
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Gertrude Stein
USA
Novel
 
Miss Lonelyhearts
Nathaniel West
USA
Novel
 
How the Steel Was Tempered
Nikolai Ostrovsky
Russia
Novel
 
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
England
Novel
 
A Handful of Dust
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller
USA
Novel
1934–1935
Independent People
Halldór Laxness
Iceland
Novel
1935
The Tower of Babels
Elias Canetti
Belgium
Novel
 
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
B. Traven
Mexico
Novel
 
Judgment Day
James T. Farrell
USA
Novel
 
Call It Sleep
Henry Roth
USA
Novel
1936
Rickshaw Boy
Lao She
China
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Nightwood
Djuna Barnes
USA
Novel
 
Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner
USA
Novel
 
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
USA
Novel
1937
The Hobbitt
J.R.R. Tolkien
England
Novel
 
Bread and Wine
Ignazio Silone
Italy
Novel
1938
Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier
England
Novel
 
Brighton Rock
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
Scoop
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
The Years
Virginia Woolf
England
Novel
 
Nausea
Jean-Paul Sartre
France
Novel
 
The Death of the Heart
Elizabeth Bowen
Ireland
Novel
 
The Fathers
Allen Tate
USA
Novel
1939
The Mask of Dimitrios
Eric Ambler
England
Novel
 
Goodbye to Berlin
Christopher Isherwood
England
Novel
 
Ireland
Novel
 
At Swim-Two-Birds
Flann O’Brien
Ireland
Novel
 
The Day of the Locust
Nathaniel West
USA
Novel
1940
The Man Who Loved Children
Christina Stead
Australia
Novel
 
The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
The Don Flows Home to the Sea
Mikhail Sholokov
Russia
Novel
 
Native Son
Richard Wright
USA
Novel
 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers
USA
Novel
 
Native Son
Richard Wright
USA
Novel
1941
Herself Surprised
Joyce Cary
England
Novel
 
James M. Cain
USA
Novel
1942
The Outsider
Albert Camus
Algeria
Novel
1943
The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
USA
Novel
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith
USA
Novel
1944
Our Lady of the Flowers
Jean Genet
France
Novel
 
The Horse’s Mouth
Joyce Cary
England
Novel
1945
The Tin Flute
Gabrielle Roy
Canada
Novel
 
Loving
Henry Green
England
Novel
 
The Pursuit of Love
Nancy Mitford
England
Novel
 
Evelyn Waugh
England
Novel
 
Gigi
Colette
France
Novel
 
The Glass Bead Game
Herman Hesse
Germany
Novel
 
Black Boy
Richard Wright
USA
Novel
1945–1949
The Age of Reason
Jean-Paul Sartre
France
Novel
1946
Bridge on the Drina
Ivo Andric
Yugoslavia
Novel
 
Zorba the Greek
Nikos Kazantzakis
Greece
Novel
 
Mr. President
Miguel Angel Asturias
Guatemala
Novel
 
Titus Groan
Mervyn Peake
England
Novel
 
All the King’s Men
Robert Penn Warren
USA
Novel
1947
Under the Volcano
Malcolm Lowry
Canada
Novel
 
Who Has Seen the Wind?
W.O. Mitchell
Canada
Novel
 
The Path to the Nest of Spiders
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novel
 
Eustace and Hilda
L.P. Hartley
England
Novel
 
Snow Country
Yasunari Kawabata
Japan
Novel
1948
Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton
South Africa
Novel
 
The Heart of the Matter
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
Guard of Honor
James Gould Cozzens
USA
Novel
1949
The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
France
Novel
 
Men of Maize
Miguel Angel Asturias
Guatemala
Novel
 
The Third Man
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
The Man With the Golden Arm
Nelson Algren
USA
Novel
 
The Sheltering Sky
Paul Bowles
USA
Novel
 
Shane
Jack Schaefer
USA
Novel
1950
Canada
Novel
 
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Family Moskat
Isaac Bachevis Singer
USA
Novel
1951
Memoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar
Belgium
Novel
 
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
The End of the Affair
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
Malone Dies
Samuel Beckett
Ireland
Novel
 
USA
Novel
 
Lie Down in Darkness
William Styron
USA
Novel
 
From Here to Eternity
James Jones
USA
Novel
 
Spartacus
Howard Fast
USA
Novel
1952
A Many-Splendoured Thing
Han Suyin
China
Novel
 
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
USA
Novel
 
Wise Blood
Flannery O'Connor
USA
Novel
 
Charlotte’s Web
E.B. White
USA
Novel
1953
Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow
USA
Novel
 
Ray Bradbury
USA
Novel
1954
Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
England
Novel
 
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
England
Novel
 
Under the Net
Iris Murdoch
England
Novel
 
The Mandarins
Simone de Beauvoir
France
Novel
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain
James Baldwin
USA
Novel
1955
Judith Hearne
Brian Moore
Canada
Novel
 
The Chrysalids
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
The Quiet American
Graham Greene
England
Novel
 
Pedro Paramo
Juan Rulfo
Mexico
Novel
 
The Recognitions
William Gaddis
USA
Novel
 
The Ginger Man
J.P. Donleavy
USA
Novel
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Patricia Highsmith
USA
Novel
1956
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
João Guimarães Rosa
Brazil
Novel
 
Palace Walk
Naguib Mahfouz
Egypt
Novel
1957
Voss
Patrick White
Australia
Novel
 
Room at the Top
John Braine
England
Novel
 
From Russia With Love
Ian Fleming
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
Jealousy
Alain Robbe-Grillet
France
Novel
 
Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak
Russia
Novel
 
The Wapshot Chronicle
John Cheever
USA
Novel
 
USA
Novel
 
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
USA
Novel
1958
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Jorge Amado
Brazil
Novel
 
Balthazar
Laurence Durrell
England
Novel
 
The Leopard
Giusseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa
Italy
Novel
 
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
Nigeria
Novel
 
The Once and Future King
T.H. White
England
Novel
 
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Alan Sillitoe
England
Novel
 
Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
Exodus
Leon Uris
USA
Novel
1959
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Mordecai Richler
Canada
Novel
 
Cider With Rosie
Laurie Lee
England
Novel
 
The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
England
Novel
 
The Tin Drum
Günter Grass
Germany
Novel
 
Naked Lunch
William S. Burroughs
USA
Novel
 
Henderson the Rain King
Saul Bellow
USA
Novel
1960
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller
USA
Novel
 
Rabbit, Run
John Updike
USA
Novel
 
To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee
USA
Novel
1961
On Heroes and Tombs
Ernesto Sabato
Argentina
Novel
 
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark
England
Novel
 
Solaris
Stanislaw Lem
Poland
Novel
 
A House for Mr Biswas
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
Catch 22
Joseph Heller
USA
Novel
 
The Moviegoer
Walker Percy
USA
Novel
 
Franny and Zooey
J.D. Salinger
USA
Novel
 
Revolutionary Road
Richard Yates
USA
Novel
1962
The Green House
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
The Death of Artemio Cruz
Carlos Fuentes
Mexico
Novel
 
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Russia
Novel
 
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
England
Novel
 
The Reivers
William Faulkner
USA
Novel
 
Ship of Fools
Katherine Anne Porter
USA
Novel
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Ken Kesey
USA
Novel
1963
The Clown
Heinrich Boll
Germany
Novel
 
Hopscotch
Julio Cortazar
Argentina
Novel
 
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John Le Carré
England
Novel
 
Another Country
James Baldwin
USA
Novel
 
Cat's Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut
USA
Novel
 
Herzog
Saul Bellow
USA
Novel
1965
Dune
Frank Herbert
USA
Novel
1966
Canada
Novel
 
The Magus
John Fowles
England
Novel
 
Black Sheep
Georgette Heyer
England
Novel
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys
England
Novel
 
The Crystal World
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
Season of Migration to the North
Tayeb Salih
Sudan
Novel
 
Giles Goat-Boy
John Barth
USA
Novel
 
In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
USA
Novel
 
The Fixer
Bernard Malamud
USA
Novel
 
The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon
USA
Novel
1967
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novel
 
The Silent Cry
Oe Kenzaburo
Japan
Novel
 
The Chosen
Chaim Potok
USA
Novel
 
The Confessions of Nat Turner
William Styron
USA
Novel
 
Camp Concentration
Thomas Disch
USA
Novel
1968
2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
Cancer Ward
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novel
 
The First Circle
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Russia
Novel
 
Belle du Seigneur
Albert Cohen
Switzerland
Novel
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
USA
Novel
 
Myra Breckinridge
Gore Vidal
USA
Novel
1969
Little Painted Mouths
Manuel Puig
Argentina
Novel
 
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
John Fowles
England
Novel
 
Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
USA
Novel
 
Portnoy’s Complaint
Philip Roth
USA
Novel
 
them
Joyce Carol Oates
USA
Novel
 
The Godfather
Mario Puzo
USA
Novel
1970
Fifth Business
Robertson Davies
Canada
Novel
 
Kamouraska
Anne Hébert
Canada
Novel
 
Deliverance
James Dickey
USA
Novel
1971
Crow
Ted Hughes
England
Novel
 
In a Free State
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
USA
Novel
 
Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner
USA
Novel
 
Rabbit Redux
John Updike
USA
Novel
1972
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson
USA
Novel
 
The Sunlight Dialogues
John Gardner
USA
Novel
1973
Ringworld
Larry Niven
USA
Novel
 
Gravity’s Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
USA
Novel
 
Burr
Gore Vidal
USA
Novel
1974
Canada
Novel
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Le Carré
England
Novel
 
The Conservationist
Nadine Gordimer
S. Africa
Novel
 
The Black Prince
Iris Murdoch
England
Novel
 
The Dispossessed
USA
Novel
1975
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Edward Abbey
USA
Novel
 
Humboldt's Gift
Saul Bellow
USA
Novel
 
Ragtime
E.L. Doctorow
USA
Novel
 
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Alex Haley
USA
Novel
1977
The Wars
Timothy Findley
Canada
Novel
 
Aunt Julia and the Script-Writer
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
the Sword of Shannara
Terry Brooks
USA
Novel
 
Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison
USA
Novel
1978
The Sea, the Sea
Iris Murdoch
England
Novel
 
Life a User’s Manual
Georges Perecs
France
Novel
 
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
Stephen King
USA
Novel
 
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller
Italo Calvino
Italy
Novel
 
A Bend in the River
V.S. Naipaul
Trinidad
Novel
 
Burgher’s Daughter
Nadine Gordimer
S. Africa
Novel
 
The Executioner's Song
USA
Novel
 
The Ghost Writer
Philip Roth
USA
Novel
 
Sophie’s Choice
William Styron
USA
Novel
1981
Obasan
Joy Kogawa
Canada
Novel
 
The White Hotel
D.M. Thomas
England
Novel
 
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
India
Novel
 
Rabbit Is Rich
John Updike
USA
Novel
1982
Schindler’s List
Thomas Keneally
Australia
Novel
 
Shoeless Joe
W.P. Kinsella
Canada
Novel
 
Baltasar and Blimunda
José Sagamago
Portugal
Novel
 
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
USA
Novel
1983
The Life and Times of Michael K
J.M. Coetzee
S. Africa
Novel
 
Ironweed
William Kennedy
USA
Novel
 
Ancient Evenings
USA
Novel
1984
Neuromancer
William Gibson
Canada
Novel
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera
Czech.
Novel
 
Money
Martin Amis
England
Novel
 
Empire of the Sun
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
Hotel du Lac
Anita Brookner
England
Novel
 
Bright Lights, Big City
Jay McInerney
USA
Novel
 
Foreign Affairs
Alison Lurie
USA
Novel
1985
Black Robe
Brian Moore
Canada
Novel
 
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Novel
 
City of Glass
Paul Auster
USA
Novel
 
Continental Drift
Russell Banks
USA
Novel
 
White Noise
Don DeLillo
USA
Novel
 
The Cider House Rules
USA
Novel
 
Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy
USA
Novel
 
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
USA
Novel
 
The Accidental Tourist
Anne Tyler
USA
Novel
1987
The Stone Diaries
Carol Shields
Canada
Novel
 
In the Skin of a Lion
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
The Radiant Way
Margaret Drabble
England
Novel
 
USA
Novel
 
Misery
Stephen King
USA
Novel
 
Beloved
Toni Morrison
USA
Novel
1988
Oscar and Lucinda
Peter Carey
Australia
Novel
 
The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie
India
Novel
 
Kitchen
Banana Yoshimoto
Japan
Novel
 
Freaky Deaky
Elmore Leonard
USA
Novel
 
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
USA
Novel
 
Breathing Lessons
Anne Tyler
USA
Novel
1989
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
 
London Fields
Martin Amis
England
Novel
 
England
Novel
 
The Storyteller
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Novel
 
A Prayer for Owen Meany
USA
Novel
 
Hyperion
Dan Simmons
USA
Novel
1990
Soul Mountain
Gao Xingjian
China
Novel
 
Possession
A.S. Byatt
England
Novel
 
Get Shorty
Elmore Leonard
USA
Novel
1991
Generation X
Douglas Coupland
Canada
Novel
 
Regeneration
Pat Barker
England
Novel
 
The Van
Roddy Doyle
Ireland
Novel
 
The Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa
Portugal
Novel
1992
The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
Canada
Novel
 
The Crow Road
Iain Banks
Scotland
Novel
 
All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
USA
Novel
1993
Away
Jane Urquhart
Canada
Novel
 
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Roddy Doyle
Ireland
Novel
 
The Shipping News
Annie Proulx
United States
Novel
1994
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Louis de Bernieres
England
Novel
 
The Hippopotamus
Stephen Fry
England
Novel
1994–1995
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami
Canada
Novel
1995
A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry
Canada
Novel
 
The Information
Martin Amis
England
Novel
 
Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
England
Novels
 
Blindness
José Sagamago
Portugal
Novel
1996
Fall on Your Knees
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Canada
Novel
1997
Underworld
Don DeLillo
USA
Novel
 
Mason and Dixon
Thomas Pynchon
USA
Novel
 
American Pastoral
Philip Roth
USA
Novel
1998
The Hours
Michael Cunningham
USA
Novel
 
A Widow for One Year
USA
Novel
 
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
USA
Novel
 
USA
Novel
1999
Barney’s Version
Mordecai Richler
Canada
Novel
 
The Life and Times of Michael K
J.M. Coetzee
S. Africa
Novel
 
White Teeth
Zadie Smith
England
Novel
 
The Human Stain
Philip Roth
USA
Novel
2001
True History of the Kelly Gang
Peter Carey
Australia
Novel
 
Clara Callan
Richard B. Wright
Canada
Novel
 
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
England
Novel
 
Austerlitz
W.G. Sebald
Germany
Novel
 
The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen
USA
Novel
 
Atonement
Ian McEwan
USA
Novel
2002
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Canada
Novel
 
The Story of Lucy Gault
Ireland
Novel
 
Middlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides
USA
Novel
2003
Vernon God Little
DBC Pierre
USA
Novel
 
The Fortress of Solitude
Jonathan Lethem
USA
Novel
2004
2666
Roberto Bolaño
Chile
Novel
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Emgland
Novel
2005
Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson
Sweden
Novel
 
The History of Love
Nicole Krauss
USA
Novel
2006
The Road
Cormac McCarthy
USA
Novel
2007
The Great Man
Kate Christenson
USA
Novel
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon
USA
Novel
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
USA
Novel
2009
Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
England
Novel
2010
Freedom
Jonathan Franzen
USA
Novel

 
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