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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The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)
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Love in the Time of Cholera
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Midnight's Children
44
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
45
Jane Eyre
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Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
48
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
49
Middlemarch
50
Tess of the D'urbervilles
51
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
52
Steppenwolf
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53
Bleak House
54
V.
55
Dhalgren
56
My Name Is Red
57
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
58
The Waves (Virginia Woolf)
59
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
60
Frankenstein
61
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
62
The Magic Mountain
63
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
64
The Sun Also Rises
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65
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
66
The Glass Bead Game
67
The Recognitions (William Gaddis)
68
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
69
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
70
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
71
Against the Day
72
Oliver Twist
73
Dracula
74
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
75
Mason and Dixon
76
Molloy
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77
Vanity Fair
78
Nostromo
79
Gone With the Wind
80
Tropic of Cancer
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