45 Novels Written in the 19th Century That Deserve a Place on the Modern Bookshelf
The fifty books on this list were all published more than a hundred years ago, and yet remain fresh and exhilarating reads. There's a temptation, of course, to mutter the names Dickens, Tolstoy, and Twain and assume you've covered the 19th century—but a deeper dive proves the novel was alive and well in the 1800s.
avg. score: 14 of 45 (31%)
required scores: 1, 5, 10, 16, 22