List of novels considered the greatest

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This is a list of novels considered "the greatest of all time" by multiple experts.[a]

List[edit]

Title Author Year No. of expert(s)
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 1869
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy 1878
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes 1605 and 1615
4
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert 1856
3
Middlemarch George Eliot 187172
Ulysses James Joyce 1922
2
David Copperfield Charles Dickens 1850
Bleak House Charles Dickens 1853
Great Expectations Charles Dickens 1861
Notes from Underground Fyodor Dostoevsky 1864
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky 1866
The Idiot Fyodor Dostoevsky 1869
Demons Fyodor Dostoevsky 1872
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky 1879
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien 1954-55
Moby-Dick Herman Melville 1851
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 1813
Emma Jane Austen 1816
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck 1939
East of Eden John Steinbeck 1952
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov 1955
Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf 1925
Dream of the Red Chamber Cao Xueqin 1791
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll 1816
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These comprise: authors, critics, newspapers, presidents of literature-related organizations and publishing houses

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Translating Cultures: Virginia Woolf On Russian Literature". Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  2. ^ Maugham, W. Somerset (2010). Ten Novels And Their Authors. Random House. ISBN 978-1409058427.
  3. ^ "WAR AND PEACE. A Historical Novel...Translated into French by A Russian Lady and From the French by Clara Bell. Revised and Corrected in the United States". Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b Zane 2010, p. 37.
  5. ^ a b c Telegraph Reporters (28 September 2018). "The 100 greatest novels of all time". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  6. ^ Jacob, Debbie (29 September 2012). "Was Anna Karenina the best book ever written?". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 8 October 2018. If you've been reading our current SAS Book Club choice, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, you are certainly aware that famous authors such as Russian writers Fyodr Dostoevsky and Vladimir Nabokov named this sweeping, Russian classic as the best book ever written.
  7. ^ Zane 2010, p. 38.
  8. ^ = "Don Quixote is the world's best book say the world's top authors". The Guardian.
  9. ^ Zane 2010, p. 39.
  10. ^ Zane 2010, p. 44.
  11. ^ Fournier, Jake (12 December 2008). "The 16 Greatest Books of All Time [1–4]". NYU Local. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  12. ^ Long, Camilla (26 January 2010). "Martin Amis: 'I'm in a funk'". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 10 October 2018. 'They've [women] produced the greatest writer in the English language ever, George Eliot, and arguably the third greatest, Jane Austen, and certainly the greatest novel, Middlemarch [...]'
  13. ^ Zane 2010, p. 41.
  14. ^ "100 Best Novels". Random House. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ Freud, S. (1945-01-01). "Dostoevsky and parricide". The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. 26: 1–8. ISSN 0020-7578. PMID 21006519.

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