List :: The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

  • Don Quixote

    #1

    Don Quixote

    by Miguel de Cervantes

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 61

    291 points

    "Idle reader, you can believe without any oath of mine that I would wish this book, as the child of my brain, to be the most beautiful, the liveliest and the cleverest imaginable.Prologue: Idle..."

  • War and Peace

    #2

    War and Peace

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 35

    357 points

    "Well, Prince, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family."Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes. (Maude/Maude)

  • Ulysses

    #3

    Ulysses

    by James Joyce

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 4

    925 points

    "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."

  • In Search of Lost Time

    #4

    In Search of Lost Time

    by Marcel Proust

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 25

    455 points

    "For a long time, I would go to bed early. [Fr., Longtemps, je me suis couche de bonne heure.]"

  • The Brothers Karamazov

    #5

    The Brothers Karamazov

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 114

    168 points

    "Alexey Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his tragic and obscure..."

  • Moby-Dick

    #6

    Moby-Dick

    by Herman Melville

    (13 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 37

    348 points

    "Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see..."

  • Madame Bovary

    #7

    Madame Bovary

    by Gustave Flaubert

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 48

    322 points

    "Nous étions à l'Etude, quand le Proviseur entra suivi d'un "nouveau" habillé en bourgeois et d'un garçon de classe qui portait un grand pupitre.We were in study hall when the headmaster walked in,..."

  • Middlemarch

    #8

    Middlemarch

    by George Eliot

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 21

    519 points

    "Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not..."

  • The Magic Mountain

    #9

    The Magic Mountain

    by Thomas Mann

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 91

    203 points

    "Die Geschichte Hans Castorps, die wir erzählen wollen, - nicht um seinetwillen (denn der Leser wird einen einfachen, wenn auch ansprechenden jungen Mann in ihm kennenlernen), sondern um der..."

  • The Tale of Genji

    #10

    The Tale of Genji

    by Murasaki Shikibu

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 191

    101 points

    "In a certain reign (whose can it have been?) someone of no very great rank, among all His Magesty's Consorts and Intimates, enjoyed exceptional favor."