List :: The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

  • To the Lighthouse

    #21

    To the Lighthouse

    by Virginia Woolf

    (13 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 14

    642 points

    "Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll have to be up with the lark," she added.

  • Crime and Punishment

    #22

    Crime and Punishment

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (17 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 58

    298 points

    "On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. (Garnett..."

  • The Sound and the Fury

    #23

    The Sound and the Fury

    by William Faulkner

    (16 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 9

    703 points

    "Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting."

  • Vanity Fair

    #24

    Vanity Fair

    by William Makepeace Thackeray

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 105

    181 points

    "While the present century was in its teens, and on one sun-shiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large..."

  • Invisible Man

    #25

    Invisible Man

    by Ralph Ellison

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 15

    640 points

    "I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—...

  • Finnegans Wake

    #26

    Finnegans Wake

    by James Joyce

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 72

    247 points

    "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."

  • The Man Without Qualities

    #27

    The Man Without Qualities

    by Robert Musil

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 233

    89 points

  • Gravity's Rainbow

    #28

    Gravity's Rainbow

    by Thomas Pynchon

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 83

    221 points

    "A screaming comes across the sky."

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    #29

    The Portrait of a Lady

    by Henry James

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 56

    306 points

    "Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. There are circumstances in which, whether you partake of the..."

  • Women in Love

    #30

    Women in Love

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 79

    226 points

    "Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their father’s house in Beldover, working and talking. Ursula was stitching a piece of brightly-coloured embroidery, and Gudrun was..."