100 Best Novels Written in English by The Guardian

Respected literary critic Robert McCrum selects the definitive 100 novels written in English.

  1. Pilgrim's Progress by <a href="/authors/134">John Bunyan</a>

    One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of salvation follows the pilgrim as he travels an obstacle-filled roa...


  2. Robinson Crusoe by <a href="/authors/135">Daniel Defoe</a>

    A shipwreck’s sole escapee, Robinson Crusoe endures 28 years of solitude on a Caribbean island and manages not only to survive but also to prevail. A warm humanity, evocative details of his struggl...


  3. Gulliver's Travels by <a href="/authors/136">Jonathan Swift</a>

    From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the four remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy;...


  4. Clarissa by <a href="/authors/138">Samuel Richardson</a>

    It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is one of the longest novels in the English language.


  5. Tom Jones by <a href="/authors/137">Henry Fielding</a>

    A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neig...


  6. Tristram Shandy by <a href="/authors/139">Laurence Sterne</a>

    As its title suggests, the book is ostensibly Tristram's narration of his life story. But it is one of the central jokes of the novel that he cannot explain anything simply, that he must make expla...


  7. Emma by <a href="/authors/93">Jane Austen</a>

    Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."[1] In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, ...


  8. Nightmare Abbey by <a href="/authors/142">Thomas Love Peacock</a>

    Nightmare Abbey is a topical satire in which the author pokes light-hearted fun at the romantic movement in contemporary English literature, in particular its obsession with morbid subjects, misant...


  9. Frankenstein by <a href="/authors/141">Mary Shelley</a>

    At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the...


  10. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by <a href="/authors/305">Edgar Allan Poe</a>

    The only complete novel written by Edgar Allan Poe which follows life of the young Arthur Gordon Pym aboard a whaling ship called the Grampus. Shipwreck, mutiny, and cannibalism befall Pym, before ...

    - Google

  11. Sybil: Or The Two Nations by <a href="/authors/2094">Benjamin Disraeli</a>

    Sybil was written by Benjamin Disraeli, future Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was greatly concerned with the poverty of the working classes, and this novel, with its in-depth exploration of th...

    - Google

  12. Vanity Fair by <a href="/authors/147">William Makepeace Thackeray</a>

    No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her senti...


  13. Wuthering Heights by <a href="/authors/99">Emily Brontë</a>

    The narrative is non-linear, involving several flashbacks, and two primary narrators: Mr. Lockwood and Ellen "Nelly" Dean. The novel opens in 1801, with Mr. Lockwood arriving at Thrushcross Grange,...


  14. Jane Eyre by <a href="/authors/98">Charlotte Brontë</a>

    Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan. The novel goes through five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at Gateshead...


  15. The Scarlet Letter by <a href="/authors/148">Nathaniel Hawthorne</a>

    Hester Prynne is a beautiful young woman. She is also an outcast. In the eyes of her neighbors she has committed an unforgivable sin. Everyone knows that her little daughter, Pearl, is the product ...


  16. David Copperfield by <a href="/authors/102">Charles Dickens</a>

    The story of the abandoned waif who learns to survive through challenging encounters with distress and misfortune.


  17. Moby Dick by <a href="/authors/149">Herman Melville</a>

    First published in 1851, Melville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white wh...


  18. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by <a href="/authors/152">Lewis Carroll</a>

    In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps th...


  19. Little Women by <a href="/authors/103">Louisa May Alcott</a>

    Written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, it was published in two parts in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Am...


  20. The Moonstone by <a href="/authors/151">Wilkie Collins</a>

    The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialised in Cha...

    - Google

  21. Middlemarch by <a href="/authors/154">George Eliot</a>

    Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, later Marian Evans. It is her seventh novel, begun in 1869 and then put aside during the final i...


  22. The Way We Live Now by <a href="/authors/153">Anthony Trollope</a>

    'Trollope did not write for posterity,' observed Henry James. 'He wrote for the day, the moment; but these are just the writers whom posterity is apt to put into its pocket.' Considered by contempo...


  23. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by <a href="/authors/156">Mark Twain</a>

    Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature. Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic worl...


  24. Kidnapped by <a href="/authors/157">Robert Louis Stevenson</a>

    Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Written as a "boys' novel" and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886, th...


  25. Three Men in a Boat by <a href="/authors/158">Jerome K. Jerome</a>

    Conceived as a fairly serious guide to amateur boating on the Thames in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome's best-known novel ended up as a hilarious account of the misadventures of three friends and a dog as ...


  26. The Sign of Four by <a href="/authors/692">Sir Arthur Conan Doyle</a>

    When an Englishwoman receives mysterious gifts of pearls and a letter promising to right wrongs done to her, she calls upon Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to investigate.

    - Google

  27. The Picture of Dorian Gray by <a href="/authors/159">Oscar Wilde</a>

    Celebrated novel traces the moral degeneration of a handsome young Londoner from an innocent fop into a cruel and reckless pursuer of pleasure and, ultimately, a murderer. As Dorian Gray sinks into...


  28. New Grub Street: A Novel by <a href="/authors/2095">George Gissing</a>

    New Grub Street is a novel by George Gissing published in 1891, which is set in the literary and journalistic circles of 1880s London. Gissing revised and shortened the novel for a French edition o...

    - Google

  29. The Red Badge of Courage by <a href="/authors/675">Stephen Crane</a>

    The Red Badge of Courage is an 1895 war novel by American author Stephen Crane. It is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, a depiction on the cruelty of t...


  30. Jude the Obscure by <a href="/authors/161">Thomas Hardy</a>

    In 1895 Hardy’s final novel, the great tale of Jude the Obscure, sent shock waves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the...


  31. Dracula by <a href="/authors/691">Bram Stoker</a>

    Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including vampire literat...


  32. Heart of Darkness by <a href="/authors/111">Joseph Conrad</a>

    The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. Although Conrad does not specify the name of th...


  33. Sister Carrie by <a href="/authors/92">Theodore Dreiser</a>

    When a girl leaves home at eighteen, she does one of two things. Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse....


  34. Kim by <a href="/authors/132">Rudyard Kipling</a>

    Kim is an orphan, living from hand to mouth in the teeming streets of Lahore. One day he meets a man quite unlike anything in his wide experience, a Tibetan lama on a quest. Kim's life suddenly acq...


  35. The Call of the Wild by <a href="/authors/112">Jack London</a>

    The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous...


  36. The Golden Bowl by <a href="/authors/126">Henry James</a>

    Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelation...


  37. Hadrian the Seventh by <a href="/authors/2096">Frederick Rolfe</a>

    One day George Arthur Rose, hack writer and minor priest, discovers that he has been picked to be Pope. He is hardly surprised and not in the least daunted. "The previous English pontiff was Hadria...

    - Google

  38. The Wind in the Willows by <a href="/authors/101">Kenneth Grahame</a>

    A classic in children's literature The Wind in the Willow is alternately slow moving and fast paced. The book focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. T...


  39. The History of Mr. Polly by <a href="/authors/130">H. G. Wells</a>

    The History of Mr. Polly is a 1910 comic novel by H. G. Wells. The novel's principal conflict is Mr. Polly's struggle with life, told "in the full-blooded Dickens tradition." This moral struggle is...

    - Google

  40. Zuleika Dobson by <a href="/authors/170">Max Beerbohm</a>

    Zuleika Dobson is a highly accomplished and superbly written book whose spirit is farcical," said E. M. Forster. "It is a great work--the most consistent achievement of fantasy in our time . . . so...


  41. The Thirty-Nine Steps by <a href="/authors/183">John Buchan</a>

    In The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), the best-known of his thrillers (made into a popular movie by Alfred Hitchcock), John Buchan introduces his most enduring hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claimin...


  42. The Rainbow by <a href="/authors/119">D. H. Lawrence</a>

    Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern Engla...


  43. The Good Soldier by <a href="/authors/169">Ford Madox Ford</a>

    Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier, the book on which his reputation most surely rests, in deliberate emulation of the nineteenth-century French novels he so admired. In this way he was able to...


  44. Of Human Bondage by <a href="/authors/172">W. Somerset Maugham</a>

    The first and most autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief ...


  45. The Age of Innocence by <a href="/authors/115">Edith Wharton</a>

    The Age of Innocence centers on an upperclass couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assump...


  46. Ulysses by <a href="/authors/108">James Joyce</a>

    Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title parallels and alludes to Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer's Odyss...


  47. Babbitt by <a href="/authors/131">Sinclair Lewis</a>

    When Babbitt was first published in 1922, fans gleefully hailed its scathing portrait of a crass, materialistic nation; critics denounced it as an unfair skewering of the American businessman. Spar...


  48. A Passage to India by <a href="/authors/63">E.M. Forster</a>

    A Passage to India is set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. The story revolves around four characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Cyril Fi...


  49. The Great Gatsby by <a href="/authors/36">F. Scott Fitzgerald</a>

    The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age". Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roar...


  50. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady by <a href="/authors/2097">Anita Loos</a>

    The incomparable adventures of Lorelei Lee, a little girl from Little Rock who takes the world by storm. Anita Loos first published the diaries of the ultimate gold-digging blonde in the flapper da...

    - Google

  51. Mrs. Dalloway by <a href="/authors/55">Virginia Woolf</a>

    Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister", the novel's story is of Clarissa's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. Wit...


  52. Lolly Willowes by <a href="/authors/2098">Sylvia Townsend Warner</a>

    In Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner tells of an aging spinster's struggle to break way from her controlling family—a classic story that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, while addin...

    - Google

  53. The Sun Also Rises by <a href="/authors/78">Ernest Hemingway</a>

    The novel explores the lives and values of the so-called "Lost Generation," chronicling the experiences of Jake Barnes and several acquaintances on their pilgrimage to Pamplona for the annual San F...


  54. The Maltese Falcon by <a href="/authors/70">Dashiell Hammett</a>

    A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, ...


  55. As I Lay Dying by <a href="/authors/44">William Faulkner</a>

    The book is told in stream of consciousness writing style by 15 different narrators in 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest—noble or selfish—to honor he...


  56. Brave New World by <a href="/authors/110">Aldous Huxley</a>

    Set in the London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embod...


  57. Cold Comfort Farm by <a href="/authors/1680">Stella Gibbons</a>

    When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doo...

    - Google

  58. Nineteen Nineteen by <a href="/authors/166">John Dos Passos</a>

    With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume no...

    - Google

  59. Tropic of Cancer by <a href="/authors/82">Henry Miller</a>

    Set in France (primarily Paris) during the 1930s, it is the tale of Miller's life as a struggling writer. Combining fiction and autobiography, some chapters follow a strict narrative and refer to M...


  60. Scoop by <a href="/authors/14">Evelyn Waugh</a>

    In Scoop, surreptitiously dubbed "a newspaper adventure," Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super-jo...


  61. Murphy by <a href="/authors/844">Samuel Beckett</a>

    Edited by J. C. C. Mays Murphy, Samuel Beckett's first novel, was published in 1938. Its work-shy eponymous hero, adrift in London, realises that desire can never be satisfied and withdraws from li...

    - Google

  62. At Swim Two-Birds by <a href="/authors/796">Flann O&#39;Brien</a>

    At Swim-Two-Birds is a 1939 novel by Irish author Brian O'Nolan, writing under the pseudonym Flann O'Brien. It is widely considered to be O'Brien's masterpiece, and one of the most sophisticated ex...


  63. The Big Sleep by <a href="/authors/11">Raymond Chandler</a>

    The Big Sleep (1939) is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and a...


  64. Party Going by <a href="/authors/49">Henry Green</a>

    A group of rich, spoiled and idle young people heading off on a winter holiday are stranded at a railway station when their train is delayed by thick, enclosing fog. PARTY GOING describes their fou...

    - Google

  65. The Grapes of Wrath by <a href="/authors/35">John Steinbeck</a>

    Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a ...


  66. The Catcher in the Rye by <a href="/authors/18">J. D. Salinger</a>

    The Catcher in the Rye is a 1945 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, the novel has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking wo...


  67. All the King's Men by <a href="/authors/2">Robert Penn Warren</a>

    All the King's Men portrays the dramatic political ascent and governorship of Willie Stark, a driven, cynical populist in the American South during the 1930s.


  68. Joy in the Morning by <a href="/authors/1675">P. G. Wodehouse</a>

    “To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben Schott Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, J...

    - Google

  69. Under the Volcano by <a href="/authors/85">Malcolm Lowry</a>

    To describe his perennial theme, Lowry once borrowed the words of the critic Edmund Wilson: "the forces in man which cause him to be terrified of himself." You see exactly what he means in this cor...

    - Time

  70. The Heat of the Day by <a href="/authors/27">Elizabeth Bowen</a>

    Set in war-time London, this book is probably the nearest thing to a novel of suspense that Elizabeth Bowen has written. All the elements of a thriller are here, but what Bowen makes of them is an ...

    - Google

  71. Nineteen Eighty Four by <a href="/authors/4">George Orwell</a>

    The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime's propaganda by falsifying records and political literatur...


  72. The End of the Affair by <a href="/authors/38">Graham Greene</a>

    The End of the Affair (1951) is a novel by British author Graham Greene, as well as the title of two feature films (released in 1955 and 1999) that were adapted for the screen based on the novel. ...


  73. The Adventures of Augie March by <a href="/authors/1">Saul Bellow</a>

    The Adventures of Augie March (1953) is a novel by Saul Bellow. It centers on the eponymous character who grows up during the Great Depression. This picaresque novel is an example of bildungsroman,...


  74. Lord of the Flies by <a href="/authors/47">William Golding</a>

    Lord of the Flies discusses how culture created by man fails, using as an example a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, but with disastrous results....


  75. Lolita by <a href="/authors/46">Vladimir Nabokov</a>

    The book is internationally famous for its innovative style and infamous for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle aged Humbert Humbert, becomes obsessed and se...


  76. On the Road by <a href="/authors/60">Jack Kerouac</a>

    On the Road is a largely autobiographical work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the post...


  77. Voss by <a href="/authors/1794">Patrick White</a>

    Set in nineteenth-century Australia, a sweeping novel about a secret passion between the explorer Voss and the young orphan Laura. As Voss is tested by hardship, mutiny, and betrayal during his cro...

    - Google

  78. To Kill a Mockingbird by <a href="/authors/81">Harper Lee</a>

    As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. Scholars have noted that Lee also addresses is...


  79. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by <a href="/authors/66">Muriel Spark</a>

    A slender novel but far from flimsy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie enrolls the reader at Edinburgh's fictional Marcia Blaine School for Girls under the tutelage of one Jean Brodie, a magnetic, unco...

    - Time

  80. Catch-22 by <a href="/authors/17">Joseph Heller</a>

    Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cite...


  81. The Golden Notebook by <a href="/authors/32">Doris Lessing</a>

    This book, as well as the couple that followed it, enters the realm of what Margaret Drabble in The Oxford Companion to English Literature has called Lessing's "inner space fiction", her work that ...


  82. A Clockwork Orange by <a href="/authors/19">Anthony Burgess</a>

    The title is taken from an old Cockney expression, "as queer as a clockwork orange" and alludes to the prevention of the main character's exercise of his free will through the use of a classical co...


  83. The Bell Jar by <a href="/authors/964">Sylvia Plath</a>

    The Bell Jar is American writer and poet Sylvia Plath's only novel, which was originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963. The novel is semi-autobiographical with the names of...


  84. A Single Man by <a href="/authors/10">Christopher Isherwood</a>

    Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in...

    - Google

  85. In Cold Blood by <a href="/authors/122">Truman Capote</a>

    On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no appar...


  86. Portnoy's Complaint by <a href="/authors/3">Philip Roth</a>

    Of course it's vulgar. How could it not be? The sustained cry of a ferociously perplexed, ferociously lucid New York City Jew—you expected maybe Jane Austen? Roth's barbaric yawp of a book was a li...

    - Time

  87. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by <a href="/authors/189">Elizabeth Taylor</a>

    All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs. Palfrey strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, Ludovic Meyer. Fate brings them together after she has an accident ou...


  88. Rabbit Redux by <a href="/authors/67">John Updike</a>

    Rabbit Redux finds the former high-school basketball star, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, working a dead-end job and approaching middle age in the downtrodden and fictional city of Brewer, Pennsylvania, ...


  89. Song of Solomon by <a href="/authors/9">Toni Morrison</a>

    It follows the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, an African-American male living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood. The main theme in the novel is Milkman's quest for identity as a black man in ...


  90. A Bend in the River by <a href="/authors/176">V. S. Naipaul</a>

    In the "brilliant novel" ("The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man--an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isol...


  91. Housekeeping by <a href="/authors/39">Marilynne Robinson</a>

    Ruth narrates the story of how she and her younger sister Lucille are raised by a succession of relatives in the fictional town of Fingerbone, Idaho (some details are similar to Robinson's hometown...


  92. Midnight's Children by <a href="/authors/52">Salman Rushdie</a>

    Midnight's Children is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partition of India, which took place at midnight on 15 August 1947. The protagonis...


  93. Money by <a href="/authors/53">Martin Amis</a>

    Money tells the story of, and is narrated by, John Self, a successful director of commercials who is invited to New York by Fielding Goodney, a film producer, in order to shoot his first film. Self...


  94. An Artist of the Floating World by <a href="/authors/59">Kazuo Ishiguro</a>

    It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an aging painter, who looks back on his life and how he has lived it. He notices how his once great reputation has faltered since...


  95. The Beginning of Spring by <a href="/authors/403">Penelope Fitzgerald</a>

    The Beginning of Spring is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. Set in Moscow in 1913, it tells the story of a Moscow-born son of a British emigre manufacturer whose Britain-born wife has...


  96. Breathing Lessons by <a href="/authors/248">Anne Tyler</a>

    Breathing Lessons is a 1988 novel by American author Anne Tyler. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1989 and was also Time Magazine's book of the year. It describes joys and pains of the o...


  97. Amongst Women by <a href="/authors/438">John McGahern</a>

    Amongst Women is a novel by the Irish author John McGahern (1934-2006). The novel tells the story of Michael Moran, a bitter, ageing Irish Republican Army (IRA) veteran, and his tyranny over his wi...


  98. Underworld by <a href="/authors/89">Don DeLillo</a>

    Underworld is a postmodern novel written in 1997 by Don DeLillo. It was nominated for the National Book Award, is one of his better-known novels, and was a best-seller.


  99. Disgrace by <a href="/authors/420">J. M. Coetzee</a>

    Disgrace is a 1999 novel by South African-born author J. M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature; the book itself won the Booker Prize in 1999, the year in which it was published. ...


  100. True History of the Kelly Gang by <a href="/authors/197">Peter Carey</a>

    True History of the Kelly Gang is a historical novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was first published in Brisbane by the University of Queensland Press in 2000. It won the 2001 Man Booker P...