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Post  LyxisMorgan on Wed 22 Aug 2012 - 13:39

Top 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read:

Selected by the Guardian's Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels – no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems – from any decade and in any language. Published in thematic supplements – love, crime, comedy, family and self, state of the nation, science fiction and fantasy, war and travel. ( )

The are 141 books in this section. How many of them have you read? how many have you started but not finished?

Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier

Dom Casmurro Joaquim by Maria Machado de Assis

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis by Giorgio Bassani

Love for Lydia by HE Bates

More Die of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow

Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore

The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Vilette by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Look At Me by Anita Brookner

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Possession by AS Byatt

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

A Month in the Country by JL Carr

My Antonia by Willa Cather

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

Claudine a l'ecole by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Cheri by Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette

Victory: An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad

The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette

The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

Adam Bede by George Eliot

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

A Room with a View by EM Forster

The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Living by Henry Green

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The Go-Between by LP Hartley

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

The Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer

Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer

The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by WH Hudson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

Beauty and Saddness by Yasunari Kawabata

The Far Pavillions by Mary Margaret Kaye

Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Moon over Africa by Pamela Kent

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos

Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence

Women in Love by DH Lawrence

The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann

The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Zami by Audre Lorde

Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

Samarkand by Amin Maalouf

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini

A Heart So White by Javier Marias

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham

So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

The Egoist by George Meredith

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Lolita, or the Confessions of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov

The Painter of Signs by RK Narayan

Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Pamela by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

Ali and Nino by Kurban Said

Light Years by James Salter

A Sport and a Passtime by James Salter

The Reader by Benhardq Schlink

The Reluctant Orphan by Aara Seale

Love Story by Eric Segal

Enemies, a Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

At Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Waterland by Graham Swift

Diary of a Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Music and Silence by Rose Tremain

First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

The Graduate by Charles Webb

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

East Lynne by Ellen Wood

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

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