Time's List of the 100 Best Novels

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Time's List of the 100 Best Novels is an unranked list of the 100 best novels—and ten best graphic novels—published in the English language between 1923 and 2005. The list was compiled by Time Magazine critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo.[1]

The list only includes works between 1923 (when Time was first published) and 2005 (when the list was compiled). As a result, notable books such as Ulysses by James Joyce—published before 1923—were ineligible for inclusion.[1][2]

Watchmen (1986) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons appears on both the 100 Best Novels and 10 Best Graphic Novels lists, giving the combined lists 109 entries.


  1. ^ a b Kelly, James; Lev Grossman; Richard Lacayo (October 16, 2005). "Time's List of the 100 Best Novels (1923–2005)". Time. 
  2. ^ Richard Lacayo, "How We Picked the List", Time, January 6, 2010.

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