List :: The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

  • Pride and Prejudice

    #41

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

    (29 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 19

    540 points

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

  • The Scarlet Letter

    #42

    The Scarlet Letter

    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    (18 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 100

    187 points

    "A throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the..."

  • Fathers and Sons

    #43

    Fathers and Sons

    by Ivan Turgenev

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 364

    58 points

    "Well, Piotr, not in sight yet?" was the question asked on May the 20th, 1859, by a gentleman of a little over forty, in a dusty coat and checked trousers, who came out without his hat on to the...

  • Nostromo

    #44

    Nostromo

    by Joseph Conrad

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 112

    173 points

    "In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco—the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquity—had never been commercially anything more..."

  • Beloved

    #45

    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 8

    719 points

    "124 was spiteful. Full of baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children."

  • An American Tragedy

    #46

    An American Tragedy

    by Theodore Dreiser

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 108

    179 points

    "Dusk - of a summer night."

  • Lolita

    #47

    Lolita

    by Vladimir Nabokov

    (36 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 5

    856 points

    "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palette to tap, at three, on the teeth."

  • The Golden Notebook

    #48

    The Golden Notebook

    by Doris Lessing

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 65

    266 points

    "The two women were alone in the London flat."

  • Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady

    #49

    Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady

    by Samuel Richardson

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 85

    215 points

    "I am extremely concerned, my dearest friend, for the disturbances that have happened in your family."

  • Dream of the Red Chamber

    #50

    Dream of the Red Chamber

    by Tsao Hsueh-Chin

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 262

    81 points

    "When the Goddess Nugua undertook to repair the Dome of Heaven, she fashioned at the Great Mythical Mountain under the Nonesuch Bluff 36,501 pieces of stone, each 120 feet high and 240 feet around...."