List :: Top 100 Books by Newsweek

  • Othello

    #51

    Othello

    by William Shakespeare

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 398

    50 points

    "Never tell me; I take it much unkindly That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this."

  • The Sonnets

    #52

    The Sonnets

    by William Shakespeare

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 404

    49 points

    "From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decrease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine..."

  • Leaves of Grass

    #53

    Leaves of Grass

    by Walt Whitman

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 403

    49 points

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    #54

    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..."

  • Kim

    #55

    Kim

    by Rudyard Kipling

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 161

    125 points

    "He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher - the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum."

  • Frankenstein

    #56

    Frankenstein

    by Mary Shelley

    (26 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 84

    219 points

    "You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.The event on which this fiction is founded has been..."

  • Song of Solomon

    #57

    Song of Solomon

    by Toni Morrison

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 70

    250 points

    "The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance agent promised to fly from Mercy to the other side of Lake Superior at three o'clock."

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    #58

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    by Ken Kesey

    (12 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 163

    122 points

    "They're out there. Black boys in white suits up before me to commit sex acts in the hall and get it mopped up before I can catch them."They're out there.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    #59

    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 46

    322 points

    "He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees."

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    #60

    Slaughterhouse-Five

    by Kurt Vonnegut

    (26 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 34

    358 points

    "All this happened, more or less."