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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (ISBN 0-7893-1370-7) is a literary reference book compiled by over one hundred literary critics worldwide and edited by Peter Boxall; with an introduction by Peter Ackroyd. Each title is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique explaining quickly why the book was chosen, some with pictures.

Contents

The List

The list contains 1001 books but while generally approved has received criticism for overlisting certain authors like J.M. Coetzee (Ten Entries) and Ian McEwan (Eight Entries) while overlooking many such as Watership Down, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, and other "classics". One of the biggest protests of the list has been the exclusion of the Bible and the exclusion of Shakespeare despite the works of Shakespeare being plays and not novels.

The list is made up of novels, short stories, and short story collections; as well as one pamphlet (A Modest Proposal), and one book of collected text (Adjunct: An Undigest), and one graphic novel (Watchmen).

Notably absent from this list are

Notably absent from this list are: Guillaume Apollinaire - Charles Bukowski - Jean Genet - W.F. Hermans - E.T.A. Hoffmann - Pierre Klossowski - Gaston Leroux - Pierre Louÿs - Norman Mailer - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch - Octave Mirbeau - Thomas De Quincey - Alexander Trocchi - Boris Vian - Edgar Wallace - Colin Wilson


1 - 100

  1. Never Let Me GoKazuo Ishiguro
  2. SaturdayIan McEwan
  3. On BeautyZadie Smith
  4. Slow ManJ.M. Coetzee
  5. Adjunct: An UndigestPeter Manson
  6. The SeaJohn Banville
  7. The Red QueenMargaret Drabble
  8. The Plot Against AmericaPhilip Roth
  9. The MasterColm Tóibín
 10. Vanishing PointDavid Markson
 11. The Lambs of LondonPeter Ackroyd
 12. Dining on StonesIain Sinclair
 13. Cloud AtlasDavid Mitchell
 14. Drop CityT. Coraghessan Boyle
 15. The ColourRose Tremain
 16. ThursbitchAlan Garner
 17. The Light of DayGraham Swift
 18. What I LovedSiri Hustvedt
 19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeMark Haddon
 20. IslandsDan Sleigh
 21. Elizabeth CostelloJ.M. Coetzee
 22. London OrbitalIain Sinclair
 23. Family MattersRohinton Mistry
 24. FingersmithSarah Waters
 25. The DoubleJosé Saramago
 26. Everything Is IlluminatedJonathan Safran Foer
 27. UnlessCarol Shields
 28. Kafka on the ShoreHaruki Murakami
 29. The Story of Lucy GaultWilliam Trevor
 30. That They May Face the Rising SunJohn McGahern
 31. In the ForestEdna O'Brien
 32. ShroudJohn Banville
 33. MiddlesexJeffrey Eugenides
 34. YouthJ.M. Coetzee
 35. Dead AirIain Banks
 36. Nowhere ManAleksandar Hemon
 37. The Book of IllusionsPaul Auster
 38. Gabriel’s GiftHanif Kureishi
 39. AusterlitzW.G. Sebald
 40. PlatformMichel Houellebecq
 41. SchoolingHeather McGowan
 42. AtonementIan McEwan
 43. The CorrectionsJonathan Franzen
 44. Don’t MoveMargaret Mazzantini
 45. The Body ArtistDon DeLillo
 46. FurySalman Rushdie
 47. At Swim, Two BoysJamie O'Neill
 48. ChokeChuck Palahniuk
 49. Life of PiYann Martel
 50. The Feast of the GoatMario Vargos Llosa
 51. An Obedient FatherAkhil Sharma
 52. The Devil and Miss PrymPaulo Coelho
 53. Spring Flowers, Spring FrostIsmail Kadare
 54. White TeethZadie Smith
 55. The Heart of RednessZakes Mda
 56. Under the SkinMichel Faber
 57. IgnoranceMilan Kundera
 58. Nineteen Seventy SevenDavid Peace
 59. Celestial HarmoniesPéter Esterházy
 60. City of GodE.L. Doctorow
 61. How the Dead LiveWill Self
 62. The Human StainPhilip Roth
 63. The Blind AssassinMargaret Atwood
 64. After the QuakeHaruki Murakami
 65. Small RemediesShashi Deshpande
 66. Super-CannesJ.G. Ballard
 67. House of LeavesMark Z. Danielewski
 68. BlondeJoyce Carol Oates
 69. PastoraliaGeorge Saunders
 70. TimbuktuPaul Auster
 71. The RomanticsPankaj Mishra
 72. CryptonomiconNeal Stephenson
 73. As If I Am Not ThereSlavenka Drakuli?
 74. Everything You NeedA.L. Kennedy
 75. Fear and TremblingAmélie Nothomb
 76. The Ground Beneath Her FeetSalman Rushdie
 77. DisgraceJ.M. Coetzee
 78. Sputnik SweetheartHaruki Murakami
 79. Elementary ParticlesMichel Houellebecq
 80. IntimacyHanif Kureishi
 81. AmsterdamIan McEwan
 82. CloudsplitterRussell Banks
 83. All Souls DayCees Nooteboom
 84. The Talk of the TownArdal O'Hanlon
 85. Tipping the VelvetSarah Waters
 86. The Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolver
 87. GlamoramaBret Easton Ellis
 88. Another WorldPat Barker
 89. The HoursMichael Cunningham
 90. Veronika Decides to DiePaulo Coelho
 91. Mason & DixonThomas Pynchon
 92. The God of Small ThingsArundhati Roy
 93. Memoirs of a GeishaArthur Golden
 94. Great ApesWill Self
 95. Enduring LoveIan McEwan
 96. UnderworldDon DeLillo
 97. Jack MaggsPeter Carey
 98. The Life of InsectsVictor Pelevin
 99. American PastoralPhilip Roth

100 - 199

100. The UntouchableJohn Banville
101. SilkAlessandro Baricco
102. Cocaine NightsJ.G. Ballard
103. Hallucinating FoucaultPatricia Duncker
104. Fugitive PiecesAnne Michaels
105. The Ghost RoadPat Barker
106. Forever a StrangerHella Haasse
107. Infinite JestDavid Foster Wallace
108. The Clay Machine-GunVictor Pelevin
109. Alias GraceMargaret Atwood
110. The UnconsoledKazuo Ishiguro
111. Morvern CallarAlan Warner
112. The InformationMartin Amis
113. The Moor's Last SighSalman Rushdie
114. Sabbath's TheaterPhilip Roth
115. The Rings of SaturnW.G. Sebald
116. The ReaderBernhard Schlink
117. A Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry
118. Love's WorkGillian Rose
119. The End of the StoryLydia Davis
120. Mr. VertigoPaul Auster
121. The Folding StarAlan Hollinghurst
122. WhateverMichel Houellebecq
123. LandPark Kyong-ni
124. The Master of PetersburgJ.M. Coetzee
125. The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleHaruki Murakami
126. Pereira Declares: A TestimonyAntonio Tabucchi
127. City Sister SilverJàchym Topol
128. How Late It Was, How LateJames Kelman
129. Captain Corelli's MandolinLouis de Bernieres
130. Felicia’s JourneyWilliam Trevor
131. DisappearanceDavid Dabydeen
132. The Invention of Curried SausageUwe Timm
133. The Shipping NewsE. Annie Proulx
134. TrainspottingIrvine Welsh
135. BirdsongSebastian Faulks
136. Looking for the Possible DanceA.L. Kennedy
137. Operation ShylockPhilip Roth
138. ComplicityIain Banks
139. On LoveAlain de Botton
140. What a Carve Up!Jonathan Coe
141. A Suitable BoyVikram Seth
142. The Stone DiariesCarol Shields
143. The Virgin SuicidesJeffrey Eugenides
144. The House of Doctor DeePeter Ackroyd
145. The Robber BrideMargaret Atwood
146. The EmigrantsW.G. Sebald
147. The Secret HistoryDonna Tartt
148. Life is a CaravanseraiEmine Özdamar
149. The Discovery of HeavenHarry Mulisch
150. A Heart So WhiteJavier Marias
151. Possessing the Secret of JoyAlice Walker
152. IndigoMarina Warner
153. The Crow RoadIain Banks
154. Written on the BodyJeanette Winterson
155. JazzToni Morrison
156. The English PatientMichael Ondaatje
157. Smilla's Sense of SnowPeter Høeg
158. The Butcher BoyPatrick McCabe
159. Black WaterJoyce Carol Oates
160. The Heather BlazingColm Tóibín
161. AsphodelH.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
162. Black DogsIan McEwan
163. Hideous KinkyEsther Freud
164. ArcadiaJim Crace
165. Wild SwansJung Chang
166. American PsychoBret Easton Ellis
167. Time's ArrowMartin Amis
168. Mao IIDon DeLillo
169. TypicalPadgett Powell
170. RegenerationPat Barker
171. DownriverIain Sinclair
172. Señor Vivo and the Coca LordLouis de Bernieres
173. Wise ChildrenAngela Carter
174. Get ShortyElmore Leonard
175. Amongst WomenJohn McGahern
176. VinelandThomas Pynchon
177. VertigoW.G. Sebald
178. Stone JunctionJim Dodge
179. The Music of ChancePaul Auster
180. The Things They CarriedTim O’Brien
181. A Home at the End of the WorldMichael Cunningham
182. Like LifeLorrie Moore
183. PossessionA.S. Byatt
184. The Buddha of SuburbiaHanif Kureishi
185. The Midnight ExaminerWilliam Kotzwinkle
186. A DisaffectionJames Kelman
187. Sexing the CherryJeanette Winterson
188. Moon PalacePaul Auster
189. Billy BathgateE.L. Doctorow
190. Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro
191. The Melancholy of ResistanceLászló Krasznahorkai
192. The Temple of My FamiliarAlice Walker
193. The Trick is to Keep BreathingJanice Galloway
194. The History of the Siege of LisbonJosé Saramago
195. Like Water for ChocolateLaura Esquivel
196. A Prayer for Owen MeanyJohn Irving
197. London FieldsMartin Amis
198. The Book of EvidenceJohn Banville
199. Cat's EyeMargaret Atwood

200 - 299

200. Foucault's PendulumUmberto Eco
201. The Beautiful Room is EmptyEdmund White
202. Wittgenstein's MistressDavid Markson
203. The Satanic VersesSalman Rushdie
204. The Swimming Pool LibraryAlan Hollinghurst
205. Oscar and LucindaPeter Carey
206. LibraDon DeLillo
207. The Player of GamesIain M. Banks
208. Nervous ConditionsTsitsi Dangarembga
209. The Long Dark Teatime of the SoulDouglas Adams
210. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyDouglas Adams
211. The Radiant WayMargaret Drabble
212. The Afternoon of a WriterPeter Handke
213. The Black DahliaJames Ellroy
214. The PassionJeanette Winterson
215. The PigeonPatrick Süskind
216. The Child in TimeIan McEwan
217. CigarettesHarry Mathews
218. The Bonfire of the VanitiesTom Wolfe
219. The New York TrilogyPaul Auster
220. World's EndT. Coraghessan Boyle
221. Enigma of ArrivalV.S. Naipaul
222. The Taebek MountainsJo Jung-rae
223. BelovedToni Morrison
224. AnagramsLorrie Moore
225. MatigariNgugi Wa Thiong'o
226. MaryaJoyce Carol Oates
227. WatchmenAlan Moore & David Gibbons
228. The Old DevilsKingsley Amis
229. Lost Language of CranesDavid Leavitt
230. An Artist of the Floating WorldKazuo Ishiguro
231. ExtinctionThomas Bernhard
232. FoeJ.M. Coetzee
233. The Drowned and the SavedPrimo Levi
234. Reasons to LiveAmy Hempel
235. The Parable of the BlindGert Hofmann
236. Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel García Márquez
237. Oranges Are Not the Only FruitJeanette Winterson
238. The Cider House RulesJohn Irving
239. A MaggotJohn Fowles
240. Less Than ZeroBret Easton Ellis
241. ContactCarl Sagan
242. The Handmaid's TaleMargaret Atwood
243. PerfumePatrick Süskind
244. Old MastersThomas Bernhard
245. White NoiseDon DeLillo
246. QueerWilliam Burroughs
247. HawksmoorPeter Ackroyd
248. LegendDavid Gemmell
249. Dictionary of the KhazarsMilorad Pavić
250. The Bus Conductor HinesJames Kelman
251. The Year of the Death of Ricardo ReisJosé Saramago
252. The LoverMarguerite Duras
253. Empire of the Sun – [[J.G. Ballard
254. The Wasp FactoryIain Banks
255. Nights at the CircusAngela Carter
256. The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kundera
257. Blood and Guts in High SchoolKathy Acker
258. NeuromancerWilliam Gibson
259. Flaubert's ParrotJulian Barnes
260. Money: A Suicide NoteMartin Amis
261. ShameSalman Rushdie
262. Worstward HoSamuel Beckett
263. Fools of FortuneWilliam Trevor
264. La BravaElmore Leonard
265. WaterlandGraham Swift
266. The Life and Times of Michael KJ.M. Coetzee
267. The Diary of Jane SomersDoris Lessing
268. The Piano TeacherElfriede Jelinek
269. The Sorrow of BelgiumHugo Claus
270. If Not Now, When?Primo Levi
271. A Boy’s Own StoryEdmund White
272. The Color PurpleAlice Walker
273. Wittgenstein's NephewThomas Bernhard
274. A Pale View of HillsKazuo Ishiguro
275. Schindler’s ArkThomas Keneally
276. The House of the SpiritsIsabel Allende
277. The Newton LetterJohn Banville
278. On the Black HillBruce Chatwin
279. ConcreteThomas Bernhard
280. The NamesDon DeLillo
281. Rabbit is RichJohn Updike
282. Lanark: A Life in Four BooksAlasdair Gray
283. The Comfort of StrangersIan McEwan
284. July's PeopleNadine Gordimer
285. Summer in Baden-BadenLeonid Tsypkin
286. Broken AprilIsmail Kadare
287. Waiting for the BarbariansJ.M. Coetzee
288. Midnight's ChildrenSalman Rushdie
289. Rites of PassageWilliam Golding
290. RitualsCees Nooteboom
291. Confederacy of DuncesJohn Kennedy Toole
292. City PrimevalElmore Leonard
293. The Name of the RoseUmberto Eco
294. The Book of Laughter and ForgettingMilan Kundera
295. Smiley’s PeopleJohn Le Carré
296. ShikastaDoris Lessing
297. A Bend in the RiverV.S. Naipaul
298. Burger's Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
299. The Safety NetHeinrich Böll

300 - 399

300. If On a Winter's Night a TravelerItalo Calvino
301. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams
302. The Cement GardenIan McEwan
303. The World According to GarpJohn Irving
304. Life: A User’s ManualGeorges Perec
305. The Sea, The SeaIris Murdoch
306. The Singapore GripJ.G. Farrell
307. YesThomas Bernhard
308. The Virgin in the GardenA.S. Byatt
309. In the Heart of the CountryJ.M. Coetzee
310. The Passion of New EveAngela Carter
311. Delta of VenusAnaïs Nin
312. The ShiningStephen King
313. DispatchesMichael Herr
314. Petals of BloodNgugi Wa Thiong’o
315. Song of SolomonToni Morrison
316. The Hour of the StarClarice Lispector
317. The Left-Handed WomanPeter Handke
318. Ratner’s StarDon DeLillo
319. The Public BurningRobert Coover
320. Interview With the VampireAnne Rice
321. Cutter and BoneNewton Thornburg
322. AmateursDonald Barthelme
323. Patterns of ChildhoodChrista Wolf
324. Autumn of the PatriarchGabriel García Márquez
325. W, or the Memory of childhoodGeorges Perec
326. A Dance to the Music of TimeAnthony Powell
327. GrimusSalman Rushdie
328. The Dead FatherDonald Barthelme
329. FatelessImre Kertész
330. Willard and His Bowling TrophiesRichard Brautigan
331. High RiseJ.G. Ballard
332. Humboldt’s GiftSaul Bellow
333. Dead BabiesMartin Amis
334. CorrectionThomas Bernhard
335. RagtimeE.L. Doctorow
336. The Fan ManWilliam Kotzwinkle
337. DusklandsJ.M. Coetzee
338. The Lost Honor of Katharina BlumHeinrich Böll
339. Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyJohn Le Carré
340. Breakfast of ChampionsKurt Vonnegut, Jr.
341. Fear of FlyingErica Jong
342. A Question of PowerBessie Head
343. The Siege of KrishnapurJ.G. Farrell
344. The Castle of Crossed DestiniesItalo Calvino
345. CrashJ.G. Ballard
346. The Honorary ConsulGraham Greene
347. Gravity’s RainbowThomas Pynchon
348. The Black PrinceIris Murdoch
349. SulaToni Morrison
350. Invisible CitiesItalo Calvino
351. The BreastPhilip Roth
352. The Summer BookTove Jansson
353. GJohn Berger
354. SurfacingMargaret Atwood
355. House Mother NormalB.S. Johnson
356. In A Free StateV.S. Naipaul
357. The Book of DanielE.L. Doctorow
358. Fear and Loathing in Las VegasHunter S. Thompson
359. Group Portrait With LadyHeinrich Böll
360. The Wild BoysWilliam Burroughs
361. Rabbit ReduxJohn Updike
362. The Sea of FertilityYukio Mishima
363. The Driver’s SeatMuriel Spark
364. The OgreMichel Tournier
365. The Bluest EyeToni Morrison
366. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty KickPeter Handke
367. I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya Angelou
368. Mercier et CamierSamuel Beckett
369. TroublesJ.G. Farrell
370. JahrestageUwe Johnson
371. The Atrocity ExhibitionJ.G. Ballard
372. Tent of MiraclesJorge Amado
373. Pricksongs and DescantsRobert Coover
374. Blind Man With a PistolChester Himes
375. Slaughterhouse FiveKurt Vonnegut, Jr.
376. The French Lieutenant's WomanJohn Fowles
377. The Green ManKingsley Amis
378. Portnoy’s ComplaintPhilip Roth
379. The GodfatherMario Puzo
380. AdaVladimir Nabokov
381. ThemJoyce Carol Oates
382. A Void/AvoidGeorges Perec
383. Eva TroutElizabeth Bowen
384. Myra BreckinridgeGore Vidal
385. The Nice and the GoodIris Murdoch
386. Belle du SeigneurAlbert Cohen
387. Cancer WardAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
388. The First CircleAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – [[Arthur C. Clarke
390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Philip K. Dick
391. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is LaidMalcolm Lowry
392. The German LessonSiegfried Lenz
393. In Watermelon SugarRichard Brautigan
394. A Kestrel for a KnaveBarry Hines
395. The Quest for Christa T.Christa Wolf
396. ChockyJohn Wyndham
397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid TestTom Wolfe
398. The Cubs and Other StoriesMario Vargas Llosa
399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

400 - 499

400. The Master and MargaritaMikhail Bulgakov
401. PilgrimageDorothy Richardson
402. The JokeMilan Kundera
403. No Laughing MatterAngus Wilson
404. The Third PolicemanFlann O'Brien
405. A Man AsleepGeorges Perec
406. The Birds Fall DownRebecca West
407. TrawlB.S. Johnson
408. In Cold BloodTruman Capote
409. The MagusJohn Fowles
410. The Vice-ConsulMarguerite Duras
411. Wide Sargasso SeaJean Rhys
412. Giles Goat-BoyJohn Barth
413. The Crying of Lot 49Thomas Pynchon
414. Things: A Story of the SixtiesGeorges Perec
415. The River BetweenNgugi wa Thiong'o
416. August is a Wicked MonthEdna O'Brien
417. God Bless You, Mr. RosewaterKurt Vonnegut
418. Everything That Rises Must ConvergeFlannery O'Connor
419. The Passion According to G.H.Clarice Lispector
420. Sometimes a Great NotionKen Kesey
421. Come Back, Dr. CaligariDonald Barthelme
422. Albert AngeloB.S. Johnson
423. Arrow of GodChinua Achebe
424. The Ravishing of Lol V. SteinMarguerite Duras
425. HerzogSaul Bellow
426. V.Thomas Pynchon
427. Cat's CradleKurt Vonnegut
428. The GraduateCharles Webb
429. Manon des SourcesMarcel Pagnol
430. The Spy Who Came in from the ColdJohn Le Carré
431. The Girls of Slender MeansMuriel Spark
432. Inside Mr. EnderbyAnthony Burgess
433. The Bell JarSylvia Plath
434. One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
435. The CollectorJohn Fowles
436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestKen Kesey
437. A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess
438. Pale FireVladimir Nabokov
439. The Drowned WorldJ.G. Ballard
440. The Golden NotebookDoris Lessing
441. LabyrinthsJorge Luis Borges
442. Girl With Green EyesEdna O'Brien
443. The Garden of the Finzi-ContinisGiorgio Bassani
444. Stranger in a Strange LandRobert A. Heinlein
445. Franny and ZooeyJ.D. Salinger
446. A Severed HeadIris Murdoch
447. Faces in the WaterJanet Frame
448. SolarisStanislaw Lem
449. Cat and MouseGünter Grass
450. The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark
451. Catch-22Joseph Heller
452. The Violent Bear it AwayFlannery O'Connor
453. How It IsSamuel Beckett
454. Our AncestorsItalo Calvino
455. The Country GirlsEdna O'Brien
456. To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
457. Rabbit, RunJohn Updike
458. Promise at DawnRomain Gary
459. Cider With RosieLaurie Lee
460. Billy LiarKeith Waterhouse
461. Naked LunchWilliam Burroughs
462. The Tin DrumGünter Grass
463. Absolute BeginnersColin MacInnes
464. Henderson the Rain KingSaul Bellow
465. Memento MoriMuriel Spark
466. Billiards at Half-Past NineHeinrich Böll
467. Breakfast at Tiffany'sTruman Capote
468. The LeopardGiuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
469. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the OffspringKenzaburo Oe
470. A Town Like AliceNevil Shute
471. The Bitter GlassEilís Dillon 
472. Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe
473. Saturday Night and Sunday MorningAlan Sillitoe
474. Mrs. 'Arris Goes to ParisPaul Gallico
475. Borstal BoyBrendan Behan
476. The End of the RoadJohn Barth
477. The Once and Future KingT.H. White
478. The BellIris Murdoch
479. JealousyAlain Robbe-Grillet
480. VossPatrick White
481. The Midwich CuckoosJohn Wyndham
482. Blue of NoonGeorges Bataille
483. Homo FaberMax Frisch
484. On the RoadJack Kerouac
485. PninVladimir Nabokov
486. Doctor ZhivagoBoris Pasternak
487. The Wonderful "O"James Thurber
488. JustineLawrence Durrell
489. Giovanni's RoomJames Baldwin
490. The Lonely LondonersSam Selvon
491. The Roots of HeavenRomain Gary
492. Seize the DaySaul Bellow
493. The Floating OperaJohn Barth
494. The Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. Tolkien
495. The Talented Mr. RipleyPatricia Highsmith
496. LolitaVladimir Nabokov
497. A World of LoveElizabeth Bowen
498. The Trusting and the MaimedJames Plunkett
499. The Quiet AmericanGraham Greene

500 - 599

500. The Last Temptation of ChristNikos Kazantzakis
501. The RecognitionsWilliam Gaddis
502. The RagazziPier Paolo Pasolini
503. Bonjour TristesseFrançoise Sagan
504. I'm Not StillerMax Frisch
505. Self CondemnedWyndham Lewis
506. The Story of OPauline Réage
507. A Ghost at NoonAlberto Moravia
508. Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
509. Under the NetIris Murdoch
510. The Go-BetweenL.P. Hartley
511. The Long GoodbyeRaymond Chandler
512. The UnnamableSamuel Beckett
513. WattSamuel Beckett
514. Lucky JimKingsley Amis
515. JunkieWilliam Burroughs
516. The Adventures of Augie MarchSaul Bellow
517. Go Tell It on the MountainJames Baldwin
518. Casino RoyaleIan Fleming
519. The Judge and His HangmanFriedrich Dürrenmatt
520. Invisible ManRalph Ellison
521. The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway
522. Wise BloodFlannery O'Connor
523. The Killer Inside MeJim Thompson
524. Memoirs of HadrianMarguerite Yourcenar
525. Malone DiesSamuel Beckett
526. Day of the TriffidsJohn Wyndham
527. FoundationIsaac Asimov
528. The Opposing ShoreJulien Gracq
529. The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
530. The RebelAlbert Camus
531. MolloySamuel Beckett
532. The End of the AffairGraham Greene
533. The Abbot CGeorges Bataille
534. The Labyrinth of SolitudeOctavio Paz
535. The Third ManGraham Greene
536. The 13 ClocksJames Thurber
537. GormenghastMervyn Peake
538. The Grass is SingingDoris Lessing
539. I, RobotIsaac Asimov
540. The Moon and the BonfiresCesare Pavese
541. The Garden Where the Brass Band PlayedSimon Vestdijk
542. Love in a Cold ClimateNancy Mitford
543. The Case of Comrade TulayevVictor Serge
544. The Heat of the DayElizabeth Bowen
545. Kingdom of This WorldAlejo Carpentier
546. The Man With the Golden ArmNelson Algren
547. Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
548. All About H. HatterrG.V. Desani
549. DisobedienceAlberto Moravia
550. Death SentenceMaurice Blanchot
551. The Heart of the MatterGraham Greene
552. Cry, the Beloved CountryAlan Paton
553. Doctor FaustusThomas Mann
554. The VictimSaul Bellow
555. Exercises in StyleRaymond Queneau
556. If This Is a ManPrimo Levi
557. Under the VolcanoMalcolm Lowry
558. The Path to the Nest of SpidersItalo Calvino
559. The PlagueAlbert Camus
560. BackHenry Green
561. Titus GroanMervyn Peake
562. The Bridge on the DrinaIvo Andrić
563. Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
564. Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
565. Cannery RowJohn Steinbeck
566. The Pursuit of LoveNancy Mitford
567. LovingHenry Green
568. Arcanum 17André Breton
569. Christ Stopped at EboliCarlo Levi
570. The Razor's EdgeWilliam Somerset Maugham
571. TransitAnna Seghers
572. FiccionesJorge Luis Borges
573. Dangling ManSaul Bellow
574. The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint-Exupéry
575. CaughtHenry Green
576. The Glass Bead GameHerman Hesse
577. EmbersSandor Marai
578. Go Down, MosesWilliam Faulkner
579. The OutsiderAlbert Camus
580. In SicilyElio Vittorini
581. The Poor MouthFlann O’Brien
582. The Living and the DeadPatrick White
583. Hangover SquarePatrick Hamilton
584. Between the ActsVirginia Woolf
585. The HamletWilliam Faulkner
586. Farewell My LovelyRaymond Chandler
587. For Whom the Bell TollsErnest Hemingway
588. Native SonRichard Wright
589. The Power and the GloryGraham Greene
590. The Tartar SteppeDino Buzzati
591. Party GoingHenry Green
592. The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck
593. Finnegans WakeJames Joyce
594. At Swim-Two-BirdsFlann O'Brien
595. Coming Up for AirGeorge Orwell
596. Goodbye to BerlinChristopher Isherwood
597. Tropic of CapricornHenry Miller
598. Good Morning, MidnightJean Rhys
599. The Big SleepRaymond Chandler

600 - 699

600. After the Death of Don JuanSylvia Townsend Warner
601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a DayWinifred Watson
602. NauseaJean-Paul Sartre
603. RebeccaDaphne du Maurier
604. Cause for AlarmEric Ambler
605. Brighton RockGraham Greene
606. U.S.A.John Dos Passos
607. MurphySamuel Beckett
608. Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck
609. Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neale Hurston
610. The HobbitJ.R.R. Tolkien
611. The YearsVirginia Woolf
612. In ParenthesisDavid Jones
613. The Revenge for LoveWyndham Lewis
614. Out of AfricaKaren Blixen
615. To Have and Have NotErnest Hemingway
616. Summer Will ShowSylvia Townsend Warner
617. Eyeless in GazaAldous Huxley
618. The Thinking ReedRebecca West
619. Gone With the WindMargaret Mitchell
620. Keep the Aspidistra FlyingGeorge Orwell
621. Wild HarbourIan MacPherson
622. Absalom, Absalom!William Faulkner
623. At the Mountains of MadnessH.P. Lovecraft
624. NightwoodDjuna Barnes
625. Independent PeopleHalldór Laxness
626. Auto de feElias Canetti
627. The Last of Mr. NorrisChristopher Isherwood
628. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?Horace McCoy
629. The House in ParisElizabeth Bowen
630. England Made MeGraham Greene
631. Burmese DaysGeorge Orwell
632. The Nine TailorsDorothy L. Sayers
633. Threepenny NovelBertolt Brecht
634. Novel With CocaineM. Ageyev
635. The Postman Always Rings TwiceJames M. Cain
636. Tropic of CancerHenry Miller
637. A Handful of DustEvelyn Waugh
638. Tender is the NightF. Scott Fitzgerald
639. Thank You, JeevesP.G. Wodehouse
640. Call it SleepHenry Roth
641. Miss LonelyheartsNathanael West
642. Murder Must AdvertiseDorothy L. Sayers
643. The Autobiography of Alice B. ToklasGertrude Stein
644. Testament of YouthVera Brittain
645. A Day OffStorm Jameson
646. The Man Without QualitiesRobert Musil
647. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song)Lewis Grassic Gibbon
648. Journey to the End of the NightLouis-Ferdinand Céline
649. Brave New WorldAldous Huxley
650. Cold Comfort FarmStella Gibbons
651. To the NorthElizabeth Bowen
652. The Thin ManDashiell Hammett
653. The Radetzky MarchJoseph Roth
654. The WavesVirginia Woolf
655. The Glass KeyDashiell Hammett
656. Cakes and AleW. Somerset Maugham
657. The Apes of GodWyndham Lewis
658. Her Privates WeFrederic Manning
659. Vile BodiesEvelyn Waugh
660. The Maltese FalconDashiell Hammett
661. HebdomerosGiorgio de Chirico
662. PassingNella Larsen
663. A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway
664. Red HarvestDashiell Hammett
665. LivingHenry Green
666. The Time of IndifferenceAlberto Moravia
667. All Quiet on the Western FrontErich Maria Remarque
668. Berlin AlexanderplatzAlfred Döblin
669. The Last SeptemberElizabeth Bowen
670. Harriet HumeRebecca West
671. The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
672. Les Enfants TerriblesJean Cocteau
673. Look Homeward, AngelThomas Wolfe
674. Story of the EyeGeorges Bataille
675. OrlandoVirginia Woolf
676. Lady Chatterley's LoverD.H. Lawrence
677. The Well of LonelinessRadclyffe Hall
678. The ChildermassWyndham Lewis
679. QuartetJean Rhys
680. Decline and FallEvelyn Waugh
681. QuicksandNella Larsen
682. Parade's EndFord Madox Ford
683. NadjaAndré Breton
684. SteppenwolfHerman Hesse
685. Remembrance of Things PastMarcel Proust
686. To The LighthouseVirginia Woolf
687. Tarka the OtterHenry Williamson
688. AmerikaFranz Kafka
689. The Sun Also RisesErnest Hemingway
690. BlindnessHenry Green
691. The CastleFranz Kafka
692. The Good Soldier ŠvejkJaroslav Hašek
693. The Plumed SerpentD.H. Lawrence
694. One, None and a Hundred ThousandLuigi Pirandello
695. The Murder of Roger AckroydAgatha Christie
696. The Making of AmericansGertrude Stein
697. Manhattan TransferJohn Dos Passos
698. Mrs. DallowayVirginia Woolf
699. The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald

700 - 799

700. The CounterfeitersAndré Gide
701. The TrialFranz Kafka
702. The Artamonov BusinessMaxim Gorky
703. The Professor’s HouseWilla Cather
704. Billy Budd, ForetopmanHerman Melville
705. The Green HatMichael Arlen
706. The Magic MountainThomas Mann
707. WeYevgeny Zamyatin
708. A Passage to IndiaE.M. Forster
709. The Devil in the FleshRaymond Radiguet
710. Zeno’s ConscienceItalo Svevo
711. CaneJean Toomer
712. Antic HayAldous Huxley
713. AmokStefan Zweig
714. The Garden PartyKatherine Mansfield
715. The Enormous RoomE.E. Cummings
716. Jacob’s RoomVirginia Woolf
717. SiddharthaHerman Hesse
718. The Glimpses of the MoonEdith Wharton
719. Life and Death of Harriett FreanMay Sinclair
720. The Last Days of HumanityKarl Kraus
721. Aaron’s RodD.H. Lawrence
722. BabbittSinclair Lewis
723. UlyssesJames Joyce
724. The FoxD.H. Lawrence
725. Crome YellowAldous Huxley
726. The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton
727. Main StreetSinclair Lewis
728. Women in LoveD.H. Lawrence
729. Night and DayVirginia Woolf
730. TarrWyndham Lewis
731. The Return of the SoldierRebecca West
732. The Shadow LineJoseph Conrad
733. SummerEdith Wharton
734. Growth of the SoilKnut Hamsun
735. Bunner SistersEdith Wharton
736. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce
737. Under FireHenri Barbusse
738. RashomonAkutagawa Ryunosuke
739. The Good SoldierFord Madox Ford
740. The Voyage OutVirginia Woolf
741. Of Human BondageWilliam Somerset Maugham
742. The RainbowD.H. Lawrence
743. The Thirty-Nine StepsJohn Buchan
744. KokoroNatsume Soseki
745. Locus SolusRaymond Roussel
746. RosshaldeHerman Hesse
747. Tarzan of the ApesEdgar Rice Burroughs
748. The Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsRobert Tressell
749. Sons and LoversD.H. Lawrence
750. Death in VeniceThomas Mann
751. The Charwoman’s DaughterJames Stephens
752. Ethan FromeEdith Wharton
753. FantômasMarcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
754. Howards EndE.M. Forster
755. Impressions of AfricaRaymond Roussel
756. Three LivesGertrude Stein
757. Martin EdenJack London
758. Strait is the GateAndré Gide
759. Tono-BungayH.G. Wells
760. The InfernoHenri Barbusse
761. A Room With a ViewE.M. Forster
762. The Iron HeelJack London
763. The Old Wives’ TaleArnold Bennett
764. The House on the BorderlandWilliam Hope Hodgson
765. The MotherMaxim Gorky
766. The Secret AgentJoseph Conrad
767. The JungleUpton Sinclair
768. Young TörlessRobert Musil
769. The Forsyte SageJohn Galsworthy
770. The House of MirthEdith Wharton
771. Professor UnratHeinrich Mann
772. Where Angels Fear to TreadE.M. Forster
773. NostromoJoseph Conrad
774. Hadrian the SeventhFrederick Rolfe
775. The Golden BowlHenry James
776. The AmbassadorsHenry James
777. The Riddle of the SandsErskine Childers
778. The ImmoralistAndré Gide
779. The Wings of the DoveHenry James
780. Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad
781. The Hound of the BaskervillesSir Arthur Conan Doyle
782. BuddenbrooksThomas Mann
783. KimRudyard Kipling
784. Sister CarrieTheodore Dreiser
785. Lord JimJoseph Conrad
19th century literature
786. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.Somerville and Ross
787. The StechlinTheodore Fontane
788. The AwakeningKate Chopin
789. The Turn of the ScrewHenry James
790. The War of the WorldsH.G. Wells
791. The Invisible ManH.G. Wells
792. What Maisie KnewHenry James
793. Fruits of the EarthAndré Gide
794. DraculaBram Stoker
795. Quo VadisHenryk Sienkiewicz
796. The Island of Dr. MoreauH.G. Wells
797. The Time MachineH.G. Wells
798. Effi BriestTheodore Fontane
799. Jude the ObscureThomas Hardy

800 - 899

800. The Real CharlotteSomerville and Ross
801. The Yellow WallpaperCharlotte Perkins Gilman
802. Born in ExileGeorge Gissing
803. Diary of a NobodyGeorge & Weedon Grossmith
804. The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan Doyle
805. News from NowhereWilliam Morris
806. New Grub StreetGeorge Gissing
807. Gösta Berling's SagaSelma Lagerlöf
808. Tess of the D'UrbervillesThomas Hardy
809. The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde
810. The Kreutzer SonataLeo Tolstoy
811. La Bête HumaineÉmile Zola
812. By the Open SeaAugust Strindberg
813. HungerKnut Hamsun
814. The Master of BallantraeRobert Louis Stevenson
815. Pierre and JeanGuy de Maupassant
816. Fortunata and JacintaBenito Pérez Galdés
817. The People of HemsöAugust Strindberg
818. The WoodlandersThomas Hardy
819. SheH. Rider Haggard
820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson
821. The Mayor of CasterbridgeThomas Hardy
822. KidnappedRobert Louis Stevenson
823. King Solomon's MinesH. Rider Haggard
824. GerminalÉmile Zola
825. The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain
826. Bel-AmiGuy de Maupassant
827. Marius the EpicureanWalter Pater
828. Against the GrainJoris-Karl Huysmans
829. The Death of Ivan IlyichLeo Tolstoy
830. A Woman's LifeGuy de Maupassant
831. Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
832. The House by the Medlar TreeGiovanni Verga
833. The Portrait of a LadyHenry James
834. Bouvard and PécuchetGustave Flaubert
835. Ben-HurLew Wallace
836. NanaÉmile Zola
837. The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoevsky
838. The Red RoomAugust Strindberg
839. Return of the NativeThomas Hardy
840. Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
841. L'AssommoirÉmile Zola
842. Virgin SoilIvan Turgenev
843. Daniel DerondaGeorge Eliot
844. The Hand of EthelbertaThomas Hardy
845. The Temptation of Saint AnthonyGustave Flaubert
846. Far from the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy
847. The Enchanted WandererNikolai Leskov
848. Around the World in Eighty DaysJules Verne
849. In a Glass DarklySheridan Le Fanu
850. The DevilsFyodor Dostoevsky
851. ErewhonSamuel Butler
852. Spring TorrentsIvan Turgenev
853. MiddlemarchGeorge Eliot
854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found ThereLewis Carroll
855. King Lear of the SteppesIvan Turgenev
856. He Knew He Was RightAnthony Trollope
857. War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy
858. Sentimental EducationGustave Flaubert
859. Phineas FinnAnthony Trollope
860. MaldororComte de Lautréamont
861. The IdiotFyodor Dostoevsky
862. The MoonstoneWilkie Collins
863. Little WomenLouisa May Alcott
864. Thérèse RaquinÉmile Zola
865. The Last Chronicle of BarsetAnthony Trollope
866. Journey to the Centre of the EarthJules Verne
867. Crime and PunishmentFyodor Dostoevsky
868. Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carroll
869. Our Mutual FriendCharles Dickens
870. Uncle SilasSheridan Le Fanu
871. Notes from the UndergroundFyodor Dostoevsky
872. The Water-BabiesCharles Kingsley
873. Les MisérablesVictor Hugo
874. Fathers and SonsIvan Turgenev
875. Silas MarnerGeorge Eliot
876. Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens
877. On the EveIvan Turgenev
878. Castle RichmondAnthony Trollope
879. The Mill on the FlossGeorge Eliot
880. The Woman in WhiteWilkie Collins
881. The Marble FaunNathaniel Hawthorne
882. Max HavelaarMultatuli
883. A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens
884. OblomovIvan Goncharov
885. Adam BedeGeorge Eliot
886. Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert
887. North and SouthElizabeth Gaskell
888. Hard TimesCharles Dickens
889. WaldenHenry David Thoreau
890. Bleak HouseCharles Dickens
891. VilletteCharlotte Brontë
892. CranfordElizabeth Gaskell
893. Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher Stowe
894. The Blithedale RomanceNathaniel Hawthorne
895. The House of the Seven GablesNathaniel Hawthorne
896. Moby-DickHerman Melville
897. The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne
898. David CopperfieldCharles Dickens
899. ShirleyCharlotte Brontë

900 - 999

900. Mary BartonElizabeth Gaskell
901. The Tenant of Wildfell HallAnne Brontë
902. Wuthering HeightsEmily Brontë
903. Agnes GreyAnne Brontë
904. Jane EyreCharlotte Brontë
905. Vanity FairWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
906. The Count of Monte-CristoAlexandre Dumas
907. La Reine MargotAlexandre Dumas
908. The Three MusketeersAlexandre Dumas
909. The Purloined LetterEdgar Allan Poe
910. Martin ChuzzlewitCharles Dickens
911. The Pit and the PendulumEdgar Allan Poe
912. Lost IllusionsHonoré de Balzac
913. A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens
914. Dead SoulsNikolay Gogol
915. The Charterhouse of ParmaStendhal
916. The Fall of the House of UsherEdgar Allan Poe
917. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyCharles Dickens
918. Oliver TwistCharles Dickens
919. The NoseNikolay Gogol
920. Le Père GoriotHonoré de Balzac
921. Eugénie GrandetHonoré de Balzac
922. The Hunchback of Notre DameVictor Hugo
923. The Red and the BlackStendhal
924. The BetrothedAlessandro Manzoni
925. Last of the MohicansJames Fenimore Cooper
926. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified SinnerJames Hogg
927. The AlbigensesCharles Robert Maturin
928. Melmoth the WandererCharles Robert Maturin
929. The MonasterySir Walter Scott
930. IvanhoeSir Walter Scott
931. FrankensteinMary Wollstonecraft Shelley
932. Northanger AbbeyJane Austen
933. PersuasionJane Austen
934. OrmondMaria Edgeworth
935. Rob RoySir Walter Scott
936. EmmaJane Austen
937. Mansfield ParkJane Austen
938. Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen
939. The AbsenteeMaria Edgeworth
940. Sense and SensibilityJane Austen
941. Elective AffinitiesJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
942. Castle RackrentMaria Edgeworth

1700s

943. HyperionFriedrich Hölderlin
944. The NunDenis Diderot
945. CamillaFanny Burney
946. The MonkMatthew Gregory Lewis
947. Wilhelm Meister’s ApprenticeshipJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
948. The Mysteries of UdolphoAnn Radcliffe
949. The Interesting NarrativeOlaudah Equiano
950. The Adventures of Caleb WilliamsWilliam Godwin
951. JustineMarquis de Sade
952. VathekWilliam Beckford
953. The 120 Days of SodomMarquis de Sade
954. CeciliaFanny Burney
955. ConfessionsJean-Jacques Rousseau
956. Dangerous LiaisonsPierre Choderlos de Laclos
957. Reveries of a Solitary WalkerJean-Jacques Rousseau
958. EvelinaFanny Burney
959. The Sorrows of Young WertherJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
960. Humphrey ClinkerTobias George Smollett
961. The Man of FeelingHenry Mackenzie
962. A Sentimental JourneyLaurence Sterne
963. Tristram ShandyLaurence Sterne
964. The Vicar of WakefieldOliver Goldsmith
965. The Castle of OtrantoHorace Walpole
966. Émile; or, On EducationJean-Jacques Rousseau
967. Rameau’s NephewDenis Diderot
968. Julie; or, the New EloiseJean-Jacques Rousseau
969. RasselasSamuel Johnson
970. CandideVoltaire
971. The Female QuixoteCharlotte Lennox
972. AmeliaHenry Fielding
973. Peregrine PickleTobias George Smollett
974. Fanny HillJohn Cleland
975. Tom JonesHenry Fielding
976. Roderick RandomTobias George Smollett
977. ClarissaSamuel Richardson
978. PamelaSamuel Richardson
979. Jacques the FatalistDenis Diderot
980. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – [[John Arbuthnot|J. [[Arbuthnot, J. [[Gay, T. [[Parnell, A. [[Pope, J. Swift
981. Joseph AndrewsHenry Fielding
982. A Modest ProposalJonathan Swift
983. Gulliver’s TravelsJonathan Swift
984. RoxanaDaniel Defoe
985. Moll FlandersDaniel Defoe
986. Love in ExcessEliza Haywood
987. Robinson CrusoeDaniel Defoe
988. A Tale of a TubJonathan Swift
 Pre-1700
989. OroonokoAphra Behn
990. [[La Princesse de Clèves]] – Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette
991. The Pilgrim’s ProgressJohn Bunyan
992. Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes Saavedra
993. [[The Unfortunate Traveller]] – Thomas Nashe
994. Euphues: The Anatomy of WitJohn Lyly
995. Gargantua and PantagruelFrançois Rabelais
996. [[The Thousand and One Nights]] – Anonymous
997. The Golden AssLucius Apuleius
998. AithiopikaHeliodorus
999. Chaireas and KallirhoeChariton
1000. MetamorphosesOvid
1001. Aesop's FablesAesop





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