List :: Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

  • A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

    #61

    A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

    by Flannery O'Connor

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 440

    40 points

    "The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. "

  • Tender is the Night

    #62

    Tender is the Night

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 131

    147 points

    "The hotel and its bright, tan prayer rug of a beach were one.On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud,..."

  • Orlando: A Biography

    #63

    Orlando: A Biography

    by Virginia Woolf

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 255

    82 points

    "He - for there could be no doubt of his sex, though the fashion of the time did something to disguise it - was in the act of slicing at the head of a Moor which swung from the rafters."

  • Sons and Lovers

    #64

    Sons and Lovers

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 77

    232 points

    "The Bottoms" succeeded to "Hell Row."

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    #65

    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    by Tom Wolfe

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 376

    55 points

    "And then say what?" (Prologue)At that very moment, in the very sort of Park Avenue co-op apartment that so obsessed the Mayor ... twelve-foot ceilings ... two wings, one for the white Anglo-Saxon...

  • Cat's Cradle

    #66

    Cat's Cradle

    by Kurt Vonnegut

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 202

    97 points

    "Call me Jonah."

  • A Separate Peace

    #67

    A Separate Peace

    by John Knowles

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 460

    34 points

    "I went back to Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before."

  • Light in August

    #68

    Light in August

    by William Faulkner

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 99

    188 points

    "Sitting beside the road, watching the wagon mount the hill toward her, Lena thinks, 'I have come from Alabama: a fur piece.'"

  • The Wings of the Dove

    #69

    The Wings of the Dove

    by Henry James

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 185

    107 points

    "She waited, Kate Croy, for her father to come in, but he kept her unconscionably, and there were moments at which she showed herself, in the glass over the mantel, a face postiively pale with the..."

  • Things Fall Apart

    #70

    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..."