List :: 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    #41

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    (17 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 166

    119 points

    "Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and..."

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    #42

    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..."

  • Rabbit, Run

    #43

    Rabbit, Run

    by John Updike

    (4 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 209

    95 points

    "Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it. "

  • Nausea

    #44

    Nausea

    by Jean-Paul Sartre

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 184

    107 points

    "These notebooks were found among the papers of Antoine Roquentin. ("Editors' Note")The best thing would be to write down events from day to day."

  • The Voyeur

    #45

    The Voyeur

    by Alain Robbe-Grillet

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 372

    56 points

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    #46

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    by Muriel Spark

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 180

    109 points

    "The boys, as they talked to the girls from Marcia Blaine School, stood on the far side of their bicycles holding the handlebars, which established a protective fence of bicycle between the sexes,..."

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    #47

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    by Milan Kundera

    (9 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 160

    126 points

    "La idea del eterno retorno es misteriosa y con ella Nietzsche dejó perplejo a los demás filósofos...The idea of eternal return is a mysterious one, and Nietzsche has often perplexed other..."

  • Go Tell It on the Mountain

    #48

    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 Grapes of Wrath

    #49

    The Grapes of Wrath

    by John Steinbeck

    (35 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 2

    963 points

    "To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth."

  • Beloved

    #50

    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison

    (15 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 8

    719 points

    "124 was spiteful. Full of baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children."