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Greatest Novels of All Time

Greatest Novels of All Time

If you are thinking of starting your own little library, then the books mentioned in this article should be a definite part of your collection. Read on to uncover some of the greatest novels ever written, in the following article.
Penlighten Staff
"I learned little save that most of the deeds, good and bad both, incurring opprobrium or plaudits or reward either, within the scope of man's abilities, had already been performed and were to be learned about only from books." - William Faulkner (Absalom, Absalom!)
There are many books that one can continue to read for very long without feeling tired or getting bored. The greatest treasures in the world are books. Books are immortal souls that help you relive stories. Everyone has a specific taste in books. A few love to read thrillers and a few are die-hard romance fans. A few love to get lost in the magical worlds of Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings and still others love the painful romance of Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. Some of the best novels offer something for everyone.
Best-selling Novels
100 Best Novels Ever Author name
White Fang Jack London
A Message to Garcia Elbert Hubbard
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Angels and Demons Dan Brown
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions:
The autobiography of a horse
Anna Sewell
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web E.B. White
Dream of the Red Chamber Cao Xueqin
Dune Frank Herbert
Eye of the Needle Ken Follett
Fear of Flying Erica Jong
Follow Your Heart Susanna Tamaro
God's Little Acre Erskine Caldwell
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling
Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning Johanna Spyri
How the Steel Was Tempered Nikolai Ostrovsky
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie
In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? Charles M. Sheldon
Jaws Peter Benchley
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach
Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer
The Adventures of Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
Love Story Erich Segal
Love You Forever Robert Munsch
Moby Dick Herman Melville
Night Elie Wiesel
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
No Longer Human Osamu Dazai
Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami
On the Three Representations Jiang Zemin
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez
Perfume Patrick Süskind
Peyton Place Grace Metalious
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Santa Evita Tomás Eloy Martínez
She: A History of Adventure H. Rider Haggard
Shōgun James Clavell
Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder
Steps to Christ Ellen G. White
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care Dr. Benjamin Spock
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Diary of a Young Girl/The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
The Exorcist William Peter Blatty
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
The Godfather Mario Puzo
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson
The Happy Hooker: My Own Story Xaviera Hollander
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
The Hite Report Shere Hite
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien
The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
The Late, Great Planet Earth Hal Lindsey, C. C. Carlson
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
The Naked Ape Desmond Morris
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
The Plague Albert Camus
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Prophet Khalil Gibran
The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren
The Revolt of Mamie Stover William Bradford Huie
The Secret Rhonda Byrne
The Shack William P. Young
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Women's Room Marilyn French
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Nelson Bolles
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
Wild Swans Jung Chang
Wolf Totem Jiang Rong
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
You Can Heal Your Life Louise Hay
Best Novels of the 20th Century
100 Greatest Novels of All Time Author name
2001 - A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle
The Adventures of Hucleberry Finn Mark Twain
Perfume Patrick Suskind
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
Possession A.S. Byatt
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
A Passage to India E.M. Forster
Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving
Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut
A Room with a View E.M. Forster
Sons and Lovers D.H. Lawrence
A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth
Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder
All Quiet On The Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
Tales of the City Armistead Maupin
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis
Testament of Youth Vera Brittain
An Evil Cradling Brian Keenan
The Alexandria Quartet Lawrence Durrell
Animal Farm George Orwell
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
Beloved Toni Morrison
The BFG Roald Dahl
Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
The Color Purple Alice Walker
Brighton Rock Graham Greene
The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernières
The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
Complete Cookery Course Delia Smith
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternack
The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans
Down and Out in Paris and London George Orwell
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
Dune Frank Herbert
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess
The Magus John Fowles
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
Gormenghaste Mervyn Peake
The Outsider Albert Camus
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
The Power and the Glory Graham Greene
High Fidelity Nick Hornby
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropist Robert Tressel
Howards End E.M. Forster
The Rainbow D.H. Lawrence
I, Claudius Robert Graves
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
If This Is a Man Primo Levi
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
It Stephen King
The Stand Stephen King
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
The Tin Drum Gunter Grass
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton
The Trial Franz Kafka
Lady Chatterley's Lover D.H. Lawrence
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera
Lolita Vladimir Nabosky
The Van Roddy Doyle
Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela
The Wasp Factory Iain Banks
Lord of the Flies William Golding
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Marquez
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Matilda Roald Dahl
Trainspotting Irvine Walsh
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
Ulysses James Joyce
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
Watership Down Richard Adams
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Wild Swans Jung Chang
On the Road Jack Kerouac
Winnie-The-Pooh A.A. Milne
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Marquez
Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance Robert Pirsig

Reading books is not only the best way to spend time, but it is also an excellent learning experience. They have the ability to teach life's biggest lessons in a subtle and impressive way. Once you pick up the best books, you won't be able to put them down till you read every single page. Hope you find your favorite novels mentioned in the above list. The question is, how many have you read till date?