List :: The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

  • Emma

    #11

    Emma

    by Jane Austen

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 54

    310 points

    "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the..."

  • Bleak House

    #12

    Bleak House

    by Charles Dickens

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 98

    189 points

    "London. Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall."

  • Anna Karenina

    #13

    Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (22 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 22

    505 points

    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (C. Garnett, 1946) and (J. Carmichael, 1960)All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy..."

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    #14

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    by Mark Twain

    (25 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 66

    263 points

    "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter.You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The..."

  • Tom Jones

    #15

    Tom Jones

    by Henry Fielding

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 68

    255 points

    "An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money."

  • Great Expectations

    #16

    Great Expectations

    by Charles Dickens

    (20 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 41

    337 points

    "My father's family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be..."

  • Absalom, Absalom!

    #17

    Absalom, Absalom!

    by William Faulkner

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 73

    246 points

    "From a little after two o'clock until almost sundown of the long still hot weary dead September afternoon they sat in what Miss Coldfield still called the office because her father had called it..."

  • The Ambassadors

    #18

    The Ambassadors

    by Henry James

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 76

    235 points

    "Strether's first question, when he reached the hotel, was about his friend; yet on his learning that Waymarsh was apparently not to arrive till evening he was not wholly disconcerted."

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    #19

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    by Gabriel García Márquez

    (23 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 12

    667 points

    "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de..."

  • The Great Gatsby

    #20

    The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    (94 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 1

    994 points

    "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."