Genre :: Literary Fiction (94 books)

  • The Black Sheep


    The Black Sheep

    by Honoré de Balzac

    (2 Reviews)

    89 Points

    "In the year 1792 the townsfolk of Issoudun were fortunate enough to have a doctor of the name of Rouget, who had the reputation of being an extremely wily man."

  • The Way of All Flesh


    The Way of All Flesh

    by Samuel Butler

    (2 Reviews)

    89 Points

    "When I was a small boy at the beginning of the century I remember an old man who wore knee-breeches and worsted stockings, and who used to hobble about the street of our village with the help of a..."

  • The Wapshot Chronicle


    The Wapshot Chronicle

    by John Cheever

    (2 Reviews)

    88 Points

    "St. Botolphs was an old place, an old river town."

  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum


    The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    by Heinrich Böll

    (2 Reviews)

    87 Points

    "Für den folgenden Bericht gibt es einige Neben- und drei Hauptquellen, die hier am Anfang einmal genannt, dann aber nicht mehr erwähnt werden."

  • Hunger



    by Knut Hamsun

    (3 Reviews)

    82 Points

    "It was in those days when I wandered about hungry in Kristiania, that strange city which no one leaves before it has set his mark upon him. . .Det var i den tid jeg gikk omkring og sultet i..."

  • Old Goriot


    Old Goriot

    by Honoré de Balzac

    (3 Reviews)

    80 Points

    "Madame Vauquer (nee De Conflans) is an elderly person who for the past forty years has kept a lodging house in the Rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, in the district that lies between the Latin Quarter..."

  • Oscar and Lucinda


    Oscar and Lucinda

    by Peter Carey

    (2 Reviews)

    80 Points

    "If there was a bishop, my mother would have him to tea."

  • Appointment in Samarra


    Appointment in Samarra

    by John O'Hara

    (1 Review)

    79 Points

    "Our story opens in the mind of Luther L. (L. for LeRoy) Fliegler, who is lying in his bed, not thinking of anything, but just aware of sounds, conscious of his own breathing, and sensitive to his..."

  • A House for Mr.Biswas


    A House for Mr.Biswas

    by V. S. Naipaul

    (1 Review)

    79 Points

    "Ten weeks before he died, Mr. Mohun Biswas, a journalist of Sikkim Street, St. James, Port of Spain, was sacked."

  • Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha


    Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    by Roddy Doyle

    (2 Reviews)

    76 Points

    "We were coming down our road. Kevin stopped at a gate and bashed it with a stick. It was Missis Quigley's gate; she was always looking out the window but she never did anything."