13 Ways Challenge - List 1

This list is not a “Hundred Greatest,” Jane Smiley is quick to stipulate, “only a list of individual novels that would illuminate the whole concept of the novel.” (There are actually more than 100 listed, as some list more than one work by the author)

A list in Google docs that can be downloaded/printed here
  1. The Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
  2. Egilssaga - Snorri Sturluson
  3. The Saga of the People of Laxardal - Author unknown
  4. The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio
  5. Lazarillo de Tormes - Anonymous
  6. The Heptameron - Marguerite de Navarre
  7. Don Quijote, vols. 1 and 2 - Miguel de Cervantes
  8. The Princess of Cleves - Madame de La Fayette
  9. Oroonoko and "The Fair Jilt" - Aphra Behn
  10. Robinson Cruose - Daniel Defoe
  11. Roxana - Daniel Defoe
  12. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded - Samuel Richardson
  13. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling - Henry Fielding
  14. The Female Quixote - Charlotte Lennox
  15. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Laurence Stern
  16. Candide - Voltaire
  17. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - Tobias Smollett
  18. Les Liaisons dangereuses - Choderlos de Laclos
  19. Justine - The Marquis de Sade
  20. The Tale of Old Mortality - Sir Walter Scott
  21. The Bride of Lammermoor - Sir Walter Scott
  22. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  23. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  24. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg
  25. The Red and the Black - Stendhal
  26. Taras Bulba - Nikolai Gogol
  27. A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
  28. Cousin Pons - Honore de Balzac
  29. Cousin Bette - Honore de Balzac
  30. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  31. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  32. Vanity Fair - William Makepeaces Thackeray
  33. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  34. Moby Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville 
  35. The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  36. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  37. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  38. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  39. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
  40. Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev
  41. Therese Raquin - Emile Zola
  42. The Last Chronicle of Barset - Anthony Trollope
  43. The Eustace Diamonds - Anthony Trollope
  44. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  45. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  46. Middlemarch - George Eliot
  47. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  48. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
  49. The Awkward Age - Henry James
  50. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  51. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  52. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  53. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  54. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  55. The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
  56. The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson, or an Oxford Love Story - Max Beerbohm
  57. The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford
  58. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
  59. Kristin Lavransdatter, vol. 1, The Wreath - Sigrid Undset
  60. Ulysses - James Joyce
  61. Zeno's Conscience - Italo Svevo
  62. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
  63. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  64. The Trial - Franz Kafka
  65. The Sleepwalkers - Hermann Broch
  66. In Search of Lost Time - Marcel Proust
  67. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
  68. Orlando - Virginia Woolf
  69. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
  70. The Man without Qualities, vol. 1 - Robert Musil
  71. And Quiet Flows the Don - Mikhail Sholokhov
  72. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
  73. The Death of the Heart - Elizabeth Bowen
  74. The Return of Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
  75. Bertie Wooster Sees It Through - P.G. Wodehouse
  76. Spring Fever- P.G. Wodehouse
  77. The Butler Did It - P.G. Wodehouse
  78. The Once and Future King - T.H. White
  79. The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead
  80. The Makioka Sisters - Junichiro Tanizaki
  81. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 
  82. The Fountain Overflows - Rebecca West
  83. The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford
  84. Love in a Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
  85. Don't Tell Alfred - Nancy Mitford
  86. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  87. The Moonflower Vine - Jetta Carleton
  88. The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima
  89. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
  90. Grendel - John Gardner
  91. Lives of Girls and Women - Alice Munro
  92. The Harafish - Naguib Mahfouz
  93. The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch
  94. How Far Can You Go? - David Lodge
  95. Loitering with Intent - Muriel Spark
  96. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
  97. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  98. Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid
  99. Foe - J.M. Coetzee
  100. Beloved - Toni Morrison
  101. Possession - A.S. Byatt
  102. Vox - Nicholson Baker
  103. WLT: A Radio Romance - Garrison Keillor
  104. Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson
  105. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  106. Guided Tours of Hell - Francine Prose
  107. A Gesture Life - Chang-rae Lee
  108. Lovely Green Eyes - Arnost Lustig
  109. White Teeth - Zadie Smioth
  110. The Complete Henry Book - John Updike
  111. Atonement - Ian McEwan
  112. Look at Me - Jennifer Egan

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