List :: Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

  • On the Road

    #31

    On the Road

    by Jack Kerouac

    (14 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 18

    543 points

    "I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."

  • The Old Man and the Sea

    #32

    The Old Man and the Sea

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (25 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 86

    215 points

    "He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."

  • The Call of the Wild

    #33

    The Call of the Wild

    by Jack London

    (18 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 92

    203 points

    "Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound..."

  • To the Lighthouse

    #34

    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.

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    #35

    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..."

  • Go Tell It on the Mountain

    #36

    Go Tell It on the Mountain

    by James Baldwin

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 89

    208 points

    "Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father."

  • The World According to Garp

    #37

    The World According to Garp

    by John Irving

    (11 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 110

    177 points

    "Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater."

  • All the King's Men

    #38

    All the King's Men

    by Robert Penn Warren

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 90

    207 points

    "MASON CITY. To get there you follow Highway 58, going northeast out of the city, and it is a good highway and new. Or was new, that day we went up it."

  • A Room with a View

    #39

    A Room with a View

    by E. M. Forster

    (6 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 123

    156 points

    "The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...

  • The Lord of the Rings

    #40

    The Lord of the Rings

    by J. R. R. Tolkien

    (36 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 11

    691 points

    "When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."