Time 100

ALL-TIME 100 BEST NOVELS SINCE 1923

  • 1984 | George Orwell
  • The Adventures of Augie March | Saul Bellow
  • All the King’s Men | Robert Penn Warren
  • American Pastoral | Philip Roth*
  • An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
  • Animal Farm | George Orwell
  • Appointment in Samarra | John O'Hara
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret | Judy Blume
  • The Assistant | Bernard Malamud
  • At Swim-Two-Birds | Flann O'Brien
  • Atonement | Ian McEwan
  • Beloved | Toni Morrison
  • The Berlin Stories | Christopher Isherwood
  • The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler
  • The Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood
  • Blood Meridian | Cormac McCarthy
  • Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey | Thornton Wilder
  • Call It Sleep | Henry Roth
  • Catch-22 | Joseph Heller
  • The Catcher in the Rye | JD Salinger
  • A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner | William Styron
  • The Corrections | Jonathan Franzen
  • The Crying of Lot 49 | Thomas Pynchon
  • A Dance to the Music of Time | Anthony Powell
  • The Day of the Locust | Nathanael West
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop | Willa Cather
  • A Death in the Family | James Agee*
  • The Death of the Heart | Elizabeth Bowen
  • Deliverance | James Dickey
  • Dog Soldiers | Robert Stone
  • Falconer | John Cheever
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman | John Fowles
  • The Golden Notebook | Doris Lessing*
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain | James Baldwin
  • Gone With the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
  • The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
  • Gravity’s Rainbow | Thomas Pynchon
  • The Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
  • A Handful of Dust | Evelyn Waugh
  • The Heart is A Lonely Hunter | Carson McCullers*
  • The Heart of the Matter | Graham Greene*
  • Herzog | Saul Bellow
  • Housekeeping | Marilynne Robinson*
  • A House for Mr. Biswas | V.S. Naipaul
  • I, Claudius | Robert Graves
  • Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
  • Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
  • Light in August | William Faulkner
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe | C.S. Lewis
  • Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
  • Lord of the Flies | William Golding
  • The Lord of the Rings | J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Loving | Henry Green
  • The Moviegoer | Walker Percy
  • Lucky Jim | Kingsley Amis
  • The Man Who Loved Children | Christina Stead
  • Midnight’s Children | Salman Rushdie
  • Money | Martin Amis
  • Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
  • Naked Lunch | William Burroughs
  • Native Son | Richard Wright
  • Neuromancer | William Gibson
  • Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
  • On the Road | Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest | Ken Kesey
  • The Painted Bird | Jerzy Kosinski
  • Pale Fire | Vladimir Nabokov
  • A Passage to India | E.M. Forster
  • Play It As It Lays | Joan Didion
  • Portnoy’s Complaint | Philip Roth
  • Possession | A.S. Byatt*
  • The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie | Muriel Spark
  • Rabbit, Run | John Updike
  • Ragtime | E.L. Doctorow
  • The Recognitions | William Gaddis
  • Red Harvest | Dashiell Hammett
  • Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
  • The Sheltering Sky | Paul Bowles
  • Slaughterhouse Five | Kurt Vonnegu t
  • Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
  • The Sot-Weed Factor | John Barth
  • The Sound and the Fury | William Faulkner
  • The Sportswriter | Richard For
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold | John LeCarre
  • The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
  • To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee
  • To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
  • Tropic of Cancer | Henry Miller
  • Ubik | Philip K. Dick
  • Under the Net | Iris Murdoch
  • Under the Volcano | Malcom Lowry
  • Watchmen | Alan Moore
  • White Noise | Don DeLillo*
  • White Teeth | Zadie Smith
  • Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys 4/5

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