short, good books

aListOfBooks is an anglo-centric repository of the “Best Books Ever Written”. They took thirteen “Best Books” articles and merged them into a single list (info here).

In search for good-but-not-dauntingly-long novels, I scraped the site for title, author and number of pages. Here is the table, ordered by ascending page-count:

Title Author Pp.
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak 37
Gaston, tome 1 André Franquin 47
Asterix the Gaul René Goscinny 48
The Secret of the Swordfish Edgar P. Jacobs 55
The Blue Lotus Hergé 61
Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello 64
The Twits Roald Dahl 76
Romancero Gitano Federico García Lorca 82
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 91
Candide Voltaire 94
The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway 96
The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan 100
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 104
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck 107
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett 111
A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf 111
Animal Farm George Orwell 112
Writing Degree Zero Roland Barthes 112
The Postman Always Rings Twice James M. Cain 116
A Room with a View E. M. Forster 120
The Stranger Albert Camus 123
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht 125
Ellen Foster Kaye Gibbons 126
Ethan Frome Edith Wharton 128
Tropismes Nathalie Sarraute 140
The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli 140
Cane Jean Toomer 144
Hunger Knut Hamsun 144
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum Heinrich Böll 144
Maigret and the Enigmatic Letter Georges Simenon 144
Night Elie Wiesel 144
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 144
Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne 145
Where Angels Fear to Tread E. M. Forster 148
The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane 149
The Sorrows of Young Werther Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 149
Up Ronald Sukenick 150
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark 150
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys 151
Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway 153
Bonjour Tristesse Françoise Sagan 154
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 156
Thérèse Desqueyroux François Mauriac 156
Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. von D. Stefan Zweig 157
The age of wire and string Ben Marcus 160
Waiting for the Barbarians J. M. Coetzee 160
The bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder 160
In Our Time Ernest Hemingway 160
Four Plays Eugene Ionesco 160
Nadja André Breton 160
The Story of Tracy Beaker Jacqueline Wilson 160
Vicky Angel Jacqueline Wilson 160
Girls in Love Jacqueline Wilson 160
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl 160
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl 162
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho 167
The Ballad of the Salt Sea Hugo Pratt 169
Amers/Oiseaux/Poesie Saint-John Perse 170
Les Vrilles de La Vigne Colette 173
Snow Country Yasunari Kawabata 175
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Raymond Carver 176
O Pioneers! Willa Cather 176
Zazie dans le Métro Raymond Queneau 176
The Theater and Its Double Antonin Artaud 176
On the Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau 176
The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith 176
Tlooth Harry Mathews 177
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down Ishmael Reed 177
Nausea Jean-Paul Sartre 178
The Bottle Factory Outing Beryl Bainbridge 179
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 180
Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges 180
The Quiet American Graham Greene 180
The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury 181
Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein Marguerite Duras 181
A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway 181
Cannery Row John Steinbeck 181
Nightwood Djuna Barnes 182
Lord of the Flies William Golding 182
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn 182
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin 183
Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
The Wasp Factory Iain Banks 184
Alcools Guillaume Apollinaire 185
Le Silence de La Mer Vercors 187
More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon 192
Tobacco Road Erskine Caldwell 192
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 192
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality Sigmund Freud 192
No Orchids for Miss Blandish James Hadley Chase 192
The Pursuit of Love Nancy Mitford 192
Double Act Jacqueline Wilson 192
Sula Toni Morrison 192
The Cannibal John Hawkes 195
The Awakening Kate Chopin 195
The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom 196
Genoa Paul Metcalf 198
The Tartar Steppe Dino Buzzati 198
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad 200
Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger 201
Creamy and Delicious Steve Katz 204
A Separate Peace John Knowles 204
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson 204
Loving Henry Green 206
An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro 206
Contempt Alberto Moravia 207
The Day of the Locust Nathanael West 208
City of Glass Paul Auster 208
Ironweed William J. Kennedy 208
The Wanderer Alain-Fournier 208
Drown Junot Diaz 208
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 209
Shadow of the Torturer Gene Wolfe 211
The BFG Roald Dahl 212
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking 212
Dealing with Dragons Patricia C. Wrede 212
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 213
Down and out in Paris and London George Orwell 213
Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf 216
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 216
Our Lady of the Flowers Jean Genet 216
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Grace Paley 216
The Call of the Wild Jack London 218
Hogg Samuel R. Delany 219
Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson 219
Disgrace J. M. Coetzee 220
Scoop Evelyn Waugh 222
The Stain Rikki Ducornet 223
Crash J. G. Ballard 224
Red Harvest Dashiell Hammett 224
The Trial Franz Kafka 224
Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler 224
Young Lonigan James T. Farrell 224
The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett 224
Fureur Et Mystere René Char 224
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont Elizabeth Taylor 224
Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie 224
The Voyeur Alain Robbe-Grillet 224
The Code of the Woosters P. G. Wodehouse 224
The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett 224
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon 226
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne 228
The Education of Little Tree Forrest Carter 228
Jazz Toni Morrison 229
The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler 231
Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee 231
My Ántonia Willa Cather 232
Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons 233
Holes Louis Sachar 233
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 235
Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor 236
Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm 236
Friday, or, The Other Island Michel Tournier 236
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Rainer Maria Rilke 238
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 238
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle 238
Slouching Towards Bethlehem Joan Didion 238
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll 239
At Swim-Two-Birds Flann O’Brien 240
Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson 240
The Periodic Table Primo Levi 240
Wise Children Angela Carter 240
The Home and the World Rabindranath Tagore 240
Eugene Onegin Alexander Pushkin 240
Matilda Roald Dahl 240
The Power and the Glory Graham Greene 240
Talk Before Sleep Elizabeth Berg 240
The Moviegoer Walker Percy 242
A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett 242
Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenev 244
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath 244
Black Beauty Anna Sewell 245
Rubyfruit Jungle Rita Mae Brown 246
Gilead Marilynne Robinson 247
Nightmare Abbey Thomas Love Peacock 248
Appointment in Samarra John O’Hara 251
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories Flannery O’Connor 252
Paroles Jacques Prévert 252
Under the Net Iris Murdoch 253
Riddley Walker Russell Hoban 256
Pricksongs & descants Robert Coover 256
The Universal Baseball Association, inc.
Robert Coover
The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 256
Howards End E. M. Forster 256
Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin 256
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Gertrude Stein
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame 256
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Selma Lagerlöf 256
The Interrogation J. M. G. Le Clezio 256
Moravagine Blaise Cendrars 256
The General of the Dead Army Ismail Kadare 256
Waiting for the Mahatma R. K. Narayan 256
The road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 256
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction J. D. Salinger 256
The Blue Sword Robin McKinley 256
Under Satan’s Sun Georges Bernanos 257
Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell 257
The Remains of the day Kazuo Ishiguro 258
the man in the high castle Philip K. Dick 259
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler Italo Calvino 260
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Patrick Suskind 263
Rabbit, Run John Updike 264
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde 266
Double or Nothing Raymond Federman 267
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner 267
Brave New World Aldous Huxley 268
Brighton Rock Graham Greene 269
Tales of the City Armistead Maupin 269
Neuromancer William Gibson 271
Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding 271
In Memoriam to Identity Kathy Acker 272
The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene 272
Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis 272
Mort Terry Pratchett 272
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster 272
Frankenstein Mary Shelley 273
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth 274
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut 275
Hamlet William Shakespeare 276
The Affluent Society John Kenneth Galbraith 276
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger 277
Easy Travel to Other Planets Ted Mooney 278
Dubliners James Joyce 279
A High Wind in Jamaica Richard Hughes 279
Capital of Pain Paul Eluard 279
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 281
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank 283
The Princess Diaries Meg Cabot 283
Go in beauty William Eastlake 286
The Princesse de Cleves Madame de La Fayette 288
Deliverance James Dickey 288
The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington 288
This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald 288
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie 288
The Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. Du Bois 288
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan 288
Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome 288
Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs 289
The Opposing Shore Julien Gracq 292
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway 293
The Color Purple Alice Walker 295
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque 296
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke 297
Eminent Victorians Lytton Strachey 300
Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut 302
Nine Stories J. D. Salinger 302
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Anne Tyler 303
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad 304
Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather 304
Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut 304
The Journal of Jules Renard Jules Renard 304
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 304
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton 305
Gulliver’s travels Jonathan Swift 306
On the Road Jack Kerouac 307
The Death of Artemio Cruz Carlos Fuentes 307
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle 307
An evil cradling Brian Keenan 307
A handful of dust Evelyn Waugh 308
The Plague Albert Camus 308
Persuasion Jane Austen 308
White Noise Don DeLillo 310
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling 310
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood 311
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson 311
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung Mao Tse-Tung 311
La Modification Michel Butor 313
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Milan Kundera 313
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera 314
Othello William Shakespeare 314
The Razor’s Edge W. Somerset Maugham 314
Omensetter’s Luck William H. Gass 315
Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald 315
Froth on the Daydream Boris Vian 315
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller 318
Tours of the Black Clock Steve Erickson 320
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe 320
The Leopard Giuseppe Di Lampedusa 320
The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler 320
Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery 320
Good Night, Mr. Tom
Michelle Magorian
Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton 320
The Van Roddy Doyle 320
The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams 320
Bastard Out of Carolina Dorothy Allison 320
Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner 320
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 321
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 323
The Joke Milan Kundera 323
High Fidelity Nick Hornby 323
The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan 324
Notes from a small island Bill Bryson 324
Beloved Toni Morrison 324
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey 325
The 42nd Parallel John Dos Passos 326
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 326
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 326
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 328
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce 329
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett 331
Nostromo Joseph Conrad 336
A Bend in the River V. S. Naipaul 336
Ragtime E. L. Doctorow 336
Orlando: A Biography Virginia Woolf 336
The Warden Anthony Trollope 336
The Color of Water James McBride 336
The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver 336
Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy 336
The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers 336
Song of Solomon Toni Morrison 337
Kim Rudyard Kipling 338
The Black Sheep Honoré de Balzac 339
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz 340
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling 341
The Franchiser Stanley Elkin 342
In Cold Blood Truman Capote 343
Trainspotting Irvine Welsh 344
Goodbye to All That Robert Graves 347
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis 348
Love in The Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez 348
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy 351
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh 351
Atonement Ian McEwan 351
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien 351
The House of Mirth Edith Wharton 352
The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles 352
Dream of the Red Chamber Tsao Hsueh-Chin 352
Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow 352
The Ginger Man J. P. Donleavy 352
Manhattan Transfer John Dos Passos 352
Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome 352
I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith 352
Confessions Saint Augustine 352
The Shipping News Annie Proulx 352
Mountains Beyond Mountains Tracy Kidder 352
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me Richard Fariña 352
The Killer Angels Michael Shaara 355
Life of Pi Yann Martel 356
Das Kapital Karl Marx 356
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert 358
A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute 359
The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov 360
Jayber Crow Wendell Berry 363
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 368
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford 368
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers 368
The Wapshot Chronicle John Cheever 368
Man’s Fate Andre Malraux 368
A Wild Sheep Chase Haruki Murakami 368
You Shall Know Our Velocity Dave Eggers 368
Old Goriot Honoré de Balzac 370
Herzog Saul Bellow 371
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini 371
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley 371
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 372
A Passage to India E. M. Forster 376
Silent Spring Rachel Carson 378
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré 379
Petersburg Andrei Bely 384
Guards! Guards! Terry Pratchett 384
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins 384
King Lear William Shakespeare 384
Popol Vuh Anonymous 384
The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck 385
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences Michel Foucault 387
Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns 391
Money Martin Amis 394
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 394
Emma Jane Austen 396
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer 396
If This Is a Man and The Truce Primo Levi 398
Women in Love D. H. Lawrence 400
Lady Chatterley’s Lover D. H. Lawrence 400
Time and Again Jack Finney 400
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Haruki Murakami 400
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle 400
Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder 403
Watchmen Alan Moore 408
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen 409
Sybil Benjamin Disraeli 412
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Neil Gaiman 412
Austerlitz W.G. Sebald 415
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis 416
Tristes Tropiques Claude Lévi-Strauss 417
My Name is Red Orhan Pamuk 417
The Death of the Heart Elizabeth Bowen 418
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money John Maynard Keynes 419
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 420
The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald 422
American Pastoral Philip Roth 423
Schindler’s List Thomas Keneally 429
The Horseman on the Roof Jean Giono 430
Berlin Alexanderplatz Alfred Döblin 430
Suite Française Irene Nemirovsky 431
The Rifles William Vollmann 432
Skinny Legs and All Tom Robbins 432
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez 432
Point Counter Point Aldous Huxley 432
Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt 432
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 433
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden 434
Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Céline 435
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling 435
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernières 436
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe 438
All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren 438
Oblomov Ivan Goncharov 443
Mulligan Stew Gilbert Sorrentino 445
Main Street Sinclair Lewis 448
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 448
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 448
The Godfather Mario Puzo 448
The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende 448
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 449
The Bone People Keri Hulme 450
The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans 451
Catch-22 Joseph Heller 453
Paradise Lost John Milton 453
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad 455
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck 455
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson 460
Native Son Richard Wright 462
Call it Sleep Henry Roth 462
Sixty Stories Donald Barthelme 464
Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol 464
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë 464
The Counterfeiters Andre Gide 467
I, Claudius Robert Graves 468
The French Lieutenant’s Woman John Fowles 470
London Fields Martin Amis 470
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway 474
Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman 479
Libra Don DeLillo 480
Martin Eden Jack London 480
L. A. Confidential James Ellroy 480
Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy 480
Night Watch Terry Pratchett 480
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton 480
Birdsong Sebastian Faulks 483
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón 487
Dracula Bram Stoker 488
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 489
Waverley Walter Scott 491
Watership Down Richard Adams 494
The Sea, the Sea Iris Murdoch 495
The Bostonians Henry James 496
The Alienist Caleb Carr 498
Katherine Anya Seton 500
Soulier De Satin Paul Claudel 501
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer 504
The Sonnets William Shakespeare 504
Great Expectations Charles Dickens 505
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë 507
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell 509
The Interpretation of Dreams Sigmund Freud 510
The Abyss Marguerite Yourcenar 511
Light in August William Faulkner 512
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 512
Gormenghast Mervyn Peake 512
The Clan of the Cave Bear Jean M. Auel 512
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X 512
Oscar and Lucinda Peter Carey 515
The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger 518
The Varieties of Religious Experience William James 519
The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt 527
The Ambassadors Henry James 528
The Moonstone Wilkie Collins 528
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 528
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith 528
Molloy; Malone Dies; The Unnamable Samuel Beckett 528
Lookout cartridge Joseph McElroy 531
Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh 533
Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin 534
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco 536
The Jungle Upton Sinclair 540
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig 540
The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence 544
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Jung Chang 544
Baudolino Umberto Eco 544
The Shell Seekers Rosamunde Pilcher 544
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens 554
Possession A.S. Byatt 555
The Glass Bead Game Hermann Hesse 558
The Secret History Donna Tartt 559
The Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal 560
Lanark Alasdair Gray 560
The Odyssey Homer 560
The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie 561
A House for Mr.Biswas V. S. Naipaul 562
Sophie’s Choice William Styron 562
Little, Big John Crowley 562
The Old Wives’ Tale Arnold Bennett 565
The Tin Drum Günter Grass 567
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner 569
The Complete Stories Flannery O’Connor 576
The Savage Detectives Roberto Bolaño 577
Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser 580
Life Georges Perec 581
The Faraway Tree Stories Enid Blyton 583
The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow 586
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Laurence Sterne 588
The Golden Bowl Henry James 591
Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy 592
Germinal Émile Zola 592
Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak 592
Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer 592
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown 597
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas 598
A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry 603
The Red and the Black Stendhal 607
Dune Frank Herbert 608
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell 608
The World According to Garp John Irving 609
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami 611
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman 624
Moby-Dick Herman Melville 625
The Rosy Crucifixion Henry Miller 628
You Bright & Risen Angels William Vollmann 635
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon 636
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving 637
The Golden Notebook Doris Lessing 640
Cities of Salt Abdelrahman Munif 640
Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course Delia Smith 640
Sometimes a Great Notion Ken Kesey 640
Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe 644
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky 644
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie 647
History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 648
Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess 649
The Tunnel William H. Gass 652
Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence 654
The Magus John Fowles 656
The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe 656
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James 656
The Woman in White Wilkie Collins 672
Being and Nothingness Jean-Paul Sartre 688
Testament of Youth Vera Brittain 688
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy 688
The Thornbirds Colleen McCullough 692
Magician Raymond E. Feist 694
On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin 703
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham 704
The Magic Mountain Thomas Mann 706
The Histories Herodotus 716
The Betrothed Alessandro Manzoni 720
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand 720
The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer 721
Darconville’s Cat Alexander Theroux 728
A Dance to the Music of Time Anthony Powell 732
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling 734
Leviathan Thomas Hobbes 736
The Wings of the Dove Henry James 741
The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir 746
The Sot-Weed Factor John Barth 768
A People’s History of the United States Howard Zinn 768
The Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis 768
Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon 776
The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope 776
Ulysses James Joyce 783
Buddenbrooks Thomas Mann 784
The Good Soldier Svejk Jaroslav Hasek 784
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky 796
Daniel Deronda George Eliot 796
Commedia Dante Alighieri 798
Bible: King James Version KJV 800
Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany 801
The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens 801
Aurélien Louis Aragon 811
From Here to Eternity James Jones 816
An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser 859
Parade’s End Ford Madox Ford 864
Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray 867
Écrits Jacques Lacan 878
The Alexandria Quartet Lawrence Durrell 884
Middlemarch George Eliot 904
The Last Chronicle of Barset Anthony Trollope 928
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy 940
Hawaii James A. Michener 960
David Copperfield Charles Dickens 974
The Recognitions William Gaddis 976
The Pillars of The Earth Ken Follett 976
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes 982
Democracy in America; and Two essays on America Alexis de Tocqueville 992
Bleak House Charles Dickens 1017
Tom Jones Henry Fielding 1024
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 1037
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights Richard Burton 1049
The Executioner’s Song Norman Mailer 1056
War and Remembrance Herman Wouk 1056
Centennial James A. Michener 1056
Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace 1079
His Dark Materials Philip Pullman 1088
It Stephen King 1090
Belle Du Seigneur Albert Cohen 1110
The Man Without Qualities Robert Musil 1130
The Stand Stephen King 1152
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 1168
The Tale of Genji Murasaki Shikibu 1182
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas 1243
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare 1248
The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien 1285
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street Naguib Mahfouz 1368
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 1392
Les Misérables Victor Hugo 1463
A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth 1488
Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady Samuel Richardson 1534
In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust 4211
The Second World War Winston S. Churchill 4532