List :: Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

  • Rebecca



    by Daphne du Maurier

    (12 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 43

    333 points

    "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by Douglas Adams

    (28 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 40

    344 points

    "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million..."

  • Naked Lunch


    Naked Lunch

    by William S. Burroughs

    (6 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 427

    44 points

    "I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves, setting up their devil-doll stool pigeons, crooning over my spoon and dropper I throw away at Washington Square station,..."

  • Brideshead Revisited


    Brideshead Revisited

    by Evelyn Waugh

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 64

    269 points

    "When I reached C Company lines, which were at the top of the hill, I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the grey mist of early morning."

  • Women in Love


    Women in Love

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (5 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 79

    226 points

    "Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their father’s house in Beldover, working and talking. Ursula was stitching a piece of brightly-coloured embroidery, and Gudrun was..."

  • Look Homeward, Angel


    Look Homeward, Angel

    by Thomas Wolfe

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 472

    31 points

    "A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the..."

  • In Our Time


    In Our Time

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 194

    99 points

    "The strange thing was, he said, how they screamed every night at midnight."

  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas


    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

    by Gertrude Stein

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 510

    23 points

    "I was born in San Francisco, California."

  • The Maltese Falcon


    The Maltese Falcon

    by Dashiell Hammett

    (9 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 248

    85 points

    "Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth."

  • The Naked and the Dead


    The Naked and the Dead

    by Norman Mailer

    (1 Review)

    Overall Rank: 254

    83 points

    "Nobody could sleep. When morning came, assult craft would be lowered and a first wave of troops would ride through the surf and charge ashore on he beach at Anopopei. All over the ship, all through..."