Genre :: Literary Fiction (94 books)

  • Dubliners



    by James Joyce

    (7 Reviews)

    112 Points

    "The Sisters - There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke.An encounter: It was Joe Dillon who introduced the Wild West to us.Araby: North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet..."

  • Gilead



    by Marilynne Robinson

    (2 Reviews)

    107 Points

    "I told you last night that I might be gone sometime and you said, Where, and I said, To be with the Good Lord, and you said, Why, and I said, Because I'm old, and you said, I don't think you're..."

  • Nausea



    by Jean-Paul Sartre

    (5 Reviews)

    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."

  • Cannery Row


    Cannery Row

    by John Steinbeck

    (7 Reviews)

    101 Points

    "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream."

  • Jude the Obscure


    Jude the Obscure

    by Thomas Hardy

    (3 Reviews)

    99 Points

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

  • Dead Souls


    Dead Souls

    by Nikolai Gogol

    (3 Reviews)

    95 Points

    "A small, rather smart, well-sprung four-wheeled carriage with a folding top drove through the gates of an inn of the provincial town of N.; it was the sort of carriage bachelors usually drive in:..."

  • Rabbit, Run


    Rabbit, Run

    by John Updike

    (4 Reviews)

    95 Points

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

  • Crash



    by J. G. Ballard

    (3 Reviews)

    94 Points

    "Vaughan died yesterday in his last car-crash."

  • Winesburg, Ohio


    Winesburg, Ohio

    by Sherwood Anderson

    (2 Reviews)

    91 Points

    "The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the..."

  • Main Street


    Main Street

    by Sinclair Lewis

    (1 Review)

    90 Points

    "Chapter 1: On a hill by the Mississippi where Chippewas camped two generations ago, a girl stood in relief against the cornflower blue of Northern sky."