List :: The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

  • The Trial

    #51

    The Trial

    by Franz Kafka

    (9 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 57

    304 points

    "Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.Jemand mußte Josef K. verleumdet haben, denn ohne daß er etwas Böses..."

  • Jane Eyre

    #52

    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Brontë

    (33 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 17

    562 points

    "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined..."

  • The Red Badge of Courage

    #53

    The Red Badge of Courage

    by Stephen Crane

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 187

    104 points

    "The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting."

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    #54

    The Grapes of Wrath

    by John Steinbeck

    (35 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 2

    963 points

    "To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth."

  • Petersburg

    #55

    Petersburg

    by Andrei Bely

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 416

    46 points

    "Your Excellencies, Your Lordships, Your Honors, Citizens!"

  • Things Fall Apart

    #56

    Things Fall Apart

    by Chinua Achebe

    (11 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 67

    255 points

    "Okonkwo was well-known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honour to his village by throwing..."

  • The Princesse de Cleves

    #57

    The Princesse de Cleves

    by Madame de La Fayette

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 426

    44 points

    "La magnificence et la galanterie n'ont jamais paru en France avec tant d'éclat que dans les dernières années du règne de Henri second."

  • The Stranger

    #58

    The Stranger

    by Albert Camus

    (13 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 44

    331 points

    "Mother died today. (Stuart Gilbert translation)Maman died today. (Matthew Ward translation)Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas."

  • My Ántonia

    #59

    My Ántonia

    by Willa Cather

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 121

    159 points

    "I first heard of Ántonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America. I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year,..."

  • The Counterfeiters

    #60

    The Counterfeiters

    by Andre Gide

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 120

    162 points

    "The time has now come for me to hear a step in the passage," said Bernard to himself.