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Greatest Novel Ever

"...here is a list of the greatest English-language novels published since the era of Dickens and Eliot....These are my favorites—the best-written, the most provoking and memorable, the titles I am likeliest to reread when stuck between books." (D. G. Myers, A Commonplace Blog)
D. G. Myers was a critic and literary historian at Texas A&M and Ohio State universities.
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)
The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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My Antonia (Willa Cather)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
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American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
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Mr. Sammler's Planet (Saul Bellow)
Mr. Sammler's Planet (Saul Bellow)
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Howard's End (E. M. Forster)
Howard's End (E. M. Forster)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Wife of Martin Guerre (Janet Lewis)
The Wife of Martin Guerre (Janet Lewis)
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The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)
The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)
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The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford)
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A Handful of Dust (Evelyn Waugh)
A Handful of Dust (Evelyn Waugh)
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Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)
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Light in August (William Faulkner)
Light in August (William Faulkner)
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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Lucky Jim (Jim Dixon)
Lucky Jim (Jim Dixon)
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The Siege of Krishnapur (J.G. Farrell)
The Siege of Krishnapur (J.G. Farrell)
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Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
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Chronicles of Narnia Series (C.S. Lewis)
Chronicles of Narnia Series (C.S. Lewis)
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A Mirror for Witches (Esther Forbes)
A Mirror for Witches (Esther Forbes)
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Call It Sleep (Henry Roth)
Call It Sleep (Henry Roth)
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The Soul of Kindness (Elizabeth Taylor)
The Soul of Kindness (Elizabeth Taylor)
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Less Than Angels (Barbara Pym)
Less Than Angels (Barbara Pym)
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The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
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The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
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The Heart of the Matter (Graham Greene)
The Heart of the Matter (Graham Greene)
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Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
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Pictures From an Institution
Pictures From an Institution
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The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
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Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
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Women in Love (D. H. Lawrence)
Women in Love (D. H. Lawrence)
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Lady Into Fox (David Garnett)
Lady Into Fox (David Garnett)
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Goodbye to Berlin (Christopher Isherwood)
Goodbye to Berlin (Christopher Isherwood)
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I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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The Flight From the Enchanter
The Flight From the Enchanter
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Eustace and Hilda (L.P. Hartley)
Eustace and Hilda (L.P. Hartley)
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