Goodreads' 200 Most Difficult Novels

"Novels that made you work the hardest. Let's assume that you actually finished the book and felt that it was worth the effort."
Source: goodreads.com · Added by hollis frampton
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Avg. score: 25 of 200 (13%)
Required scores: 1, 10, 15, 25, 41   
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1
Ulysses
2
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
3
The Sound and the Fury
4
Moby-Dick
5
Gravity's Rainbow
6
War and Peace
7
One Hundred Years of Solitude
8
Crime and Punishment
9
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
10
Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
11
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
12
Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
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13
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
14
Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
15
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
16
The Name of the Rose
17
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
18
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
19
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
20
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
21
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
22
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
23
Absalom, Absalom!
24
Mrs. Dalloway
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25
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
26
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
27
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
28
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
29
To the Lighthouse
30
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
31
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
32
Wuthering Heights
33
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
34
The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
35
Blood Meridian
36
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
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37
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)
38
The Man Without Qualities
39
The Count of Monte Cristo
40
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
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