List :: 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    #31

    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..."

  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    #32

    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    by Robert Louis Stevenson

    (12 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 181

    107 points

    "Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet..."

  • Three Men in a Boat

    #33

    Three Men in a Boat

    by Jerome K. Jerome

    (6 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 317

    68 points

    "There were four of us - George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency."

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    #34

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    by Oscar Wilde

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 330

    67 points

    "The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amid the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of lilac, or the more..."

  • The Diary of a Nobody

    #35

    The Diary of a Nobody

    by George Grossmith

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 332

    66 points

    "My dear wife Carrie and I have just been a week in our new house, "The Laurels," Brickfield Terrace, Holloway -- a nice six-roomed residence, not counting basement, with a front breakfast-parlour."

  • Jude the Obscure

    #36

    Jude the Obscure

    by Thomas Hardy

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 196

    99 points

    "The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry."

  • The Riddle of the Sands

    #37

    The Riddle of the Sands

    by Erskine Childers

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 346

    64 points

    "I have read of men who, when forced by their calling to live for long periods in utter solitude - save for a few black faces - have made it a rule to dress regularly for dinner in order to maintain..."

  • The Call of the Wild

    #38

    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..."

  • Nostromo

    #39

    Nostromo

    by Joseph Conrad

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 112

    173 points

    "In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco—the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquity—had never been commercially anything more..."

  • The Wind in the Willows

    #40

    The Wind in the Willows

    by Kenneth Grahame

    (16 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 49

    318 points

    "The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring- cleaning his little home. "