Top 100 Most Difficult Novels

From Goodreads - '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 ·
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Avg. score: 17 of 100 (17%)
Required scores: 1, 7, 12, 17, 26   
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1
Ulysses
2
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
3
The Sound and the Fury
4
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
5
Gravity's Rainbow
6
War and Peace
7
One Hundred Years of Solitude
8
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9
Heart of Darkness
10
Infinite Jest
11
Anna Karenina
12
The Naked Lunch
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13
The Brothers Karamazov
14
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
15
Lolita
16
Atlas Shrugged
17
The Name of the Rose
18
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
19
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
20
Absalom, Absalom!
21
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
22
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
23
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
24
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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25
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
26
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
27
Great Expectations
28
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
29
Don Quixote
30
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
31
To the Lighthouse
32
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
33
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
34
The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
35
Wuthering Heights
36
Blood Meridian
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37
Count of Monte Cristo
38
The Man Without Qualities
39
Love in the Time of Cholera
40
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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