New York Times Top 100

Top 100 Novels from The New York Times

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  1. The Adventures of Augie March — Saul Bellow
  2. All the King’s Men — Robert Penn Warren
  3. American Pastoral — Philip Roth
  4. An American Tragedy — Theodore Dreiser
  5. Animal Farm — George Orwell
  6. Appointment in Samarra — John O’Hara
  7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret — Judy Blume
  8. The Assistant — Bernard Malamud
  9. At Swim-Two-Birds — Flann O’Brien
  10. Atonement — Ian McEwan
  11. Beloved — Toni Morrison
  12. The Berlin Stories — Christopher Isherwood
  13. The Big Sleep — Raymond Chandler
  14. The Blind Assassin — Margaret Atwood
  15. Blood Meridian — Cormac McCarthy
  16. Brideshead Revisited — Evelyn Waugh
  17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey — Thornton Wilder
  18. Call It Sleep — Henry Roth
  19. Catch-22 — Joseph Heller
  20. The Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger
  21. A Clockwork Orange — Anthony Burgess
  22. The Confessions of Nat Turner — William Styron
  23. The Corrections — Jonathan Franzen
  24. The Crying of Lot 49 — Thomas Pynchon
  25. A Dance to the Music of Time — Anthony Powell
  26. The Day of the Locust — Nathanael West
  27. Death Comes for the Archbishop — Willa Cather
  28. A Death in the Family — James Agee
  29. The Death of the Heart — Elizabeth Bowen
  30. Deliverance — James Dickey
  31. Dog Soldiers — Robert Stone
  32. Falconer — John Cheever
  33. The French Lieutenant’s Woman — John Fowles
  34. The Golden Notebook — Doris Lessing
  35. Go Tell it on the Mountain — James Baldwin
  36. Gone With the Wind — Margaret Mitchell
  37. The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck
  38. Gravity’s Rainbow — Thomas Pynchon
  39. The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  40. A Handful of Dust — Evelyn Waugh
  41. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter — Carson McCullers
  42. The Heart of the Matter — Graham Greene
  43. Herzog — Saul Bellow
  44. Housekeeping — Marilynne Robinson
  45. A House for Mr. Biswas — V.S. Naipaul
  46. I, Claudius — Robert Graves
  47. Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace
  48. Invisible Man — Ralph Ellison
  49. Light in August — William Faulkner
  50. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe — C.S. Lewis
  51. Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov
  52. Lord of the Flies — William Golding
  53. The Lord of the Rings — J.R.R. Tolkien
  54. Loving — Henry Green
  55. Lucky Jim — Kingsley Amis
  56. The Man Who Loved Children — Christina Stead
  57. Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie
  58. Money — Martin Amis
  59. The Moviegoer — Walker Percy
  60. Mrs. Dalloway — Virginia Woolf
  61. Naked Lunch — William Burroughs
  62. Native Son — Richard Wright
  63. Neuromancer — William Gibson
  64. Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro
  65. 1984 — George Orwell
  66. On the Road — Jack Kerouac
  67. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Ken Kesey
  68. The Painted Bird — Jerzy Kosinski
  69. Pale Fire — Vladimir Nabokov
  70. A Passage to India — E.M. Forster
  71. Play It As It Lays — Joan Didion
  72. Portnoy’s Complaint — Philip Roth
  73. Possession — A.S. Byatt
  74. The Power and the Glory — Graham Greene
  75. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie — Muriel Spark
  76. Rabbit, Run — John Updike
  77. Ragtime — E.L. Doctorow
  78. The Recognitions — William Gaddis
  79. Red Harvest — Dashiell Hammett
  80. Revolutionary Road — Richard Yates
  81. The Sheltering Sky — Paul Bowles
  82. Slaughterhouse-Five — Kurt Vonnegut
  83. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson
  84. The Sot-Weed Factor — John Barth
  85. The Sound and the Fury — William Faulkner
  86. The Sportswriter — Richard Ford
  87. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold — John le Carre
  88. The Sun Also Rises — Ernest Hemingway
  89. Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston
  90. Things Fall Apart — Chinua Achebe
  91. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
  92. To the Lighthouse — Virginia Woolf
  93. Tropic of Cancer — Henry Miller
  94. Ubik — Philip K. Dick
  95. Under the Net — Iris Murdoch
  96. Under the Volcano — Malcolm Lowry
  97. Watchmen — Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  98. White Noise — Don DeLillo
  99. White Teeth — Zadie Smith
  100. Wide Sargasso Sea — Jean Rhys

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