List :: The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

  • The Age of Innocence


    The Age of Innocence

    by Edith Wharton

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 60

    292 points

    "On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York."

  • The Good Soldier


    The Good Soldier

    by Ford Madox Ford

    (6 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 115

    168 points

    "This is the saddest story I have ever heard."

  • The Awakening


    The Awakening

    by Kate Chopin

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 230

    89 points

    "A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside, kept repeating over and over: "Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That's all right!""

  • A Passage to India


    A Passage to India

    by E. M. Forster

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 24

    469 points

    "Except for the Marabar caves--and they are twenty miles off--the city of Chrandrapore presents nothing extraordinary."

  • Herzog



    by Saul Bellow

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 119

    162 points

    "If I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog."

  • Germinal



    by Émile Zola

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 277

    76 points

    "Dans la plaine rase, sous la nuit sans étoiles, d’une obscurité et d’une épaisseur d’encre, un homme suivait seul la grande route de Marchiennes à Montsou, dix kilomètres de pavé coupant tout..."

  • Call it Sleep


    Call it Sleep

    by Henry Roth

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 354

    60 points

  • The 42nd Parallel


    The 42nd Parallel

    by John Dos Passos

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 94

    200 points

    "General Mills with his gaudy uniform and spirited charger was the center for all eyes especially as his steed was extremely restless."

  • Hunger



    by Knut Hamsun

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 256

    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..."

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz


    Berlin Alexanderplatz

    by Alfred Döblin

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 470

    31 points

    "He stood in front of the Tegel Prison gate and was free now."