List :: Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

  • My Ántonia

    #51

    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,..."

  • Howards End

    #52

    Howards End

    by E. M. Forster

    (6 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 103

    182 points

    "One may as well begin with Helens letters to her sister."

  • In Cold Blood

    #53

    In Cold Blood

    by Truman Capote

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 242

    86 points

    "The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call 'out there'."

  • Franny and Zooey

    #54

    Franny and Zooey

    by J. D. Salinger

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 412

    47 points

    "Though brilliantly sunny, Saturday morning was overcoat weather again, not just topcoat weather, as it had been all week and as everyone had hoped it would stay for the big weekend - the weekend of..."

  • The Satanic Verses

    #55

    The Satanic Verses

    by Salman Rushdie

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 419

    46 points

    "To be born again " sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die."

  • Jazz

    #56

    Jazz

    by Toni Morrison

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 207

    95 points

    "Sth, I know that woman."

  • Sophie's Choice

    #57

    Sophie's Choice

    by William Styron

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 168

    118 points

    "In those days cheap apartments were almost impossible to find in Manhattan, so I had to move to Brooklyn."

  • Absalom, Absalom!

    #58

    Absalom, Absalom!

    by William Faulkner

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 73

    246 points

    "From a little after two o'clock until almost sundown of the long still hot weary dead September afternoon they sat in what Miss Coldfield still called the office because her father had called it..."

  • A Passage to India

    #59

    A Passage to India

    by E. M. Forster

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 24

    469 points

    "Except for the Marabar caves--and they are twenty miles off--the city of Chrandrapore presents nothing extraordinary."

  • Ethan Frome

    #60

    Ethan Frome

    by Edith Wharton

    (6 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 169

    117 points

    "I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. (Author's Introductory Note)The village lay under two feet of snow,..."