The 1001 Books to Read Before You Die

The 1001 Books to Read Before You Die
The 1001 Books to Read Before You Die

Pre 1700

Aesop’s Fables by Aeosopus

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Chaireas and Kallirhoe by Chariton

Aithiopika by Heliodorus

The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius

The Thousand and One Nights by Anonymous

Gargantua abd Pantagruel by François Rabelais

Eupheus: The Anatomy of Wit by John Lyly

The Unfortunate Traveller by Thomas Nashe

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Princess of Clèves by Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne

Oroonoko by Aphra Benn


A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Roxanna by Daniel Defoe

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding

Memoirs of a Martinus Scriblerus by A. Pope

Pamela by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

Roderick Random by Tobias George Smollett

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

Fanny Hill by John Cleland

Peregrine Pickle by Tobias George Smollett

Amelia by Henry Fielding

The Femal Quizote by Charlotte Lennox

Candide by Voltaire

Rasselas by Samuel Johnson

Julie by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot

Émile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Vicar of Wakenfield by Oliver Goldsmith

Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

The Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie

Humphry Clinker by Tobias George Smollett

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Evelina by Fanny Burney

Reveries of a Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Cecilia by Fanny Burney

The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

Vathek by William Beckford

Justine by Marquis de Sade

The Adventures of Caleb Williams by William Godwin

The Interesting Narrative by Olaudah Equiano

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

William Meister’s Apprenticeship by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

The Monk by M. G. Lewis

Camilla by Fanny Burney

Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot

The Nun by Denis Diderot

Hyperion by Friedrich Hölderlin


Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth

Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott

Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

The Monastery by Sir Walter Scott

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin

The Albigenses by Charles Robert Maturin

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justifies Sinner by James Hogg

Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

The Btrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

The Red and the Black by Stendhal

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac

Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

The Nose by Nikolay Gogol

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Dead Souls by Nikolay Gogol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Lost Illusions by Honoré de Balzac

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The House of the Seven Gabels by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Adam Bede by George Eliot

Oblomovka by Ivan Goncharov

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Max Havelaar by Multatuli

The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

On the Eye by Ivan Turgenev

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Les Misérable by Victor Hugo

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Uncle Silas by Sheridan Le Fanu

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

The Last Chronicles of Barset by Anthony Trollope

Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola 

Little Women by Luisa May Alcott

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont 

Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope

King Lear of the Steppes by Ivan Turgenev

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Spring Torrents by Ivan Turgenev

Erewhon by Samuel Butler

The Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

The Enchanted Wanderer by Nicolai Leskov

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert

The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

Virgin Soil by Ivan Turgenev

Drunkard by Émile Zola

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The Red Room by August Strindberg

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nana by Émile Zola

Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga

Treasure Island by Robert Louis-Stevenson

A Woman’s Life by Guy de Maupassant

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Lao Tolstoy

Against the Grain by Joris-Karl Huysmans

Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Germinal by Émile Zola

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

She by H. Rider Haggard

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The People of Hemsö by August Strindberg

Fortuna and Jacinta by Benito Pérez-Galdós

Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant

The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

By the Open Sea by August Strindberg

La Bête Humaine by Émile Zola

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Gösta Berling’s Saga by Selma Lagerlöf

New Grub Street by George Gissing

News from Nowhere by William Morris

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grosssmith

The Yellow Wallpaper by Cahrlotte Perkins Gilman

The Real Charlotte by Somerville & Ross

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells 

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells 

Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewwicz

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Fruits of the Earth by André Gide 

What Maisie Knew by Henry James

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells 

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Stechlin by Theodore Fontane

Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross


Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Wings of thew Dove by Henry James

The Immortalist by André Gide

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

The Ambassadors by Henry James

The Golden Bowl by Henry James

Hadrian the Seventh by Frederick Rolfe

Nostromo by Joseph Conrad

Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster

Professor Unrat by Heinrich Mann

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

Young Törless by Robert Musil

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Mother by Maxim Gorky

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennet

The Iron Heel by Jack London

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

The Inferno by Henri Barbusse

Tono-Bungay by H. G. Wells

Strait is the Gate by André Gide

Martin Eden by Jack London

Three Lives by Gertrude Stein

Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel

Howards End by E. M. Forster

Fantômas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

The Charwoman’s Daughter by James Stephens

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rosshalde by Harmann Hesse

Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Rashomon by Akutagawa Ryunosuke

Under Fire by Henri Barbusse

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

Summer by Edith Wharton

The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

Tarr by Wyndham Lewis

Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

Women in Love by D. H. Laewrence

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Ulysses by James Joyce

Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The Last Days of Humanity by Karl Kraus

Life and Death of Harriet Frean by May Sinclair

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf

The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings

The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield

Amok by Stefan Zweig

Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley

Cane by Jean Toomer

Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo

The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Green Hat by Michael Arlen

Billy Budd, Foretopman by Herman Melville

The Professor’s House by Willa Cather

The Artamonov Business by Maxim Gorky

The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Counterfeiters by André Gide

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Manhattan Transfer by Dos Passos

The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

One, None and a Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello

The Plumed Serpent by D. H Lawrence

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek

The Castle by Franz Kafka

Blindness by Henry Green

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Amerika by Franz Kafka 

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Nadja by André Breton

Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford

Quicksand by Nella Larsen

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

Quartet by Jean Rhys

The Childermass by Wyndham Lewis

The Well of Lonlieness by Radclyffe Hall

Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Harriet Hume by Rebecca West

The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Time of Indifference by Alberto Moravia

Living by Henry Green

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Passing by Nella Larsen

Hebdomeros by Giorgio de Chirico

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Vile Bodies by Evelyn WaughHer Privates We by Frederic Manning

The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis

Cakes and Ale by William Somerset Maughn

The Glass key by Dashiell Hammett

The Waves by Virginia Woolf

The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

To the North by Elizabeth Bowne

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

A Day Off by Storm Jameson

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

The Autobiography of Alice B. Tolkas by Gertrude Stein

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers

Miss Lonely Hearts by Nathanael West

Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

Novel with Cocaine by M. Ageyev

Threepenny Novel by Bertolt Brecht

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

Burmese Days by George Orwell

England Made Me by Graham Greene

The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Horace McCoy

The Last of Mr. Norris by Christopher Isherwood

Auto-da-Fé by Elias Canetti

Independent People by Halldór Laxness

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

At the Mountain of Madness by H. P Lovecraft

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Wild Harbour by Ian McPherson

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Thinking Reed by Rebecca West

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

Summer Will Show by Sylivia Townsend Warner

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

The Revenge for Love by Wyndham Lewis 

In Parenthesis by David Jones

The Years by Virginia Woolf

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tokein

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zors Neale Hurston

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Murphy by Samuel Beckett

U.S.A by Dos Passos

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Cause for Alarm by Eric Ambler

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

After the Death of Don Juan by Sylivia Townsend

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller

Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood

Coming up for Air by George Orwell

At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien

Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Party Going by Henry Green

The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Native Son by Richard Wright

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

The Hamlet by Richard Faulkner

Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf

Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton

The Living and the Dead by Patrick White

The Poor Mouth by Flann O’Brien

In Sicily by Elio Vittorini

The Outsider by Albert Camus

Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner

Embers by Sandor Marai

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

Caught by Henry Green

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Dangling Man by Saul Bellow

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

Transit by Anna Seghers

The Razor’s Edge by William Somerset Maughn

Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

Arcanum 17 by André Breton

Loving by Henry Green

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The Bridge on the Drina by Avo Andrić

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peak

Back by Henry Green

The Plague by Albert Camus

The Path to the Nest of Spiders by Italo Calvinio

Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

If This is a Man by Primo Levi

Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau

The Victim by Saul Bellow

Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

Death Sentence by Maurice Blanchot

Disobedience by Alberto Moravia

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

Kingdom of this world by Alejo Carpentier

The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen

The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

The Garden Where the Brass Band Played by Simon Vestdijk

The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peak

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

The Third Man by Graham Greene

The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz

The Abbot C by Georges Bataille

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Molloy by Samuel Beckett

The Rebel by Albert Camus

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

The Opposing Shore by Julien Gracq

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham 

Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett

Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Judge and His Hangman by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

Junkie by William Burroughs

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Watt by Samuel Beckett

The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley

Under the Net by Irish Murdoch

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

A Ghost at Noon by Alberto Moravia

The Story of O by Pauline Réage

Self Condemned by Wyndham Lewis

I’m Not Stiller by Max Frisch

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

The Ragazzi by Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Recognitions by William Gaddis

The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzákis

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Trusting and the Maimed by James Plunkett

A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Floating Opera by John Barth

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon 

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

The Wonderful ‘O’ by James Thurber

Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Homo Faber by Max Frisch

Blue of the Noon by George Bataille

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 

Voss by Patrick White

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

The Bell by Irish Murdoch

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

The End of the Road by John Barth

Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan

Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The Bitter Glass by Eilis Dillon

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring by Kenzaburo Oe

The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Billiards at Half-Past Nine by Heinrich Böll

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow

Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

The Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

Promise at Dawn by Roamin Gary

Rabbit, Run by John Updike

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien

Our Ancestors by Italo Calvino

How It Is by Samuel Beckett

The Violent Bear it Away by Flannery O’Connor 

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

A Severed Head by Irish Murdoch

Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

The Garden of the Finzi Continis by Giorgio Bassani

Girl with the Green Eyes by Edna O’Brien

Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Collector by John Fowles

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Inside Mr. Enderby by Anthony Burgess

The Girl of Slender Means by Muriel Spark

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré

Manon de Sources by Marcel Pagnol

The Graduate by Charles Webb

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

V. by Thomas Pynchon

Herzog by Saul Bellow

The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein

Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe

Albert Angelo by B. S. Johnson

Come Back, Dr Caligari by Donald Berthelme

Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

The Passing According to G. H. by Clarice Lispector

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

August is a Wicked Month by Edna O’Brien

The River Between bu Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Things by Georges Perec

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

The Vice-Consul by Marguerite Duras

The Magus by John Fowles

In Cold Bloody by Truman Capote

Trawl by B. S. Johnson

The Birds fall Down by Reebecca West

A Man Asleep by Georges Perec

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

No Laughing Matter by Angus Wilson

The Joke by Milan Kundera 

Pilgrimage by Dorothy Richardson

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez

The Cubs and Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Chocky by John Wyndham 

The Quest for Christa T.

A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan

The German Lesson by Siegfriewd Lenz

Darks as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid by Malcolm Lowry

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phhilip K. Dick

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

The First Circle by Aleksandr Isayevick Solzhenitsyn

Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Isayevick Solzhenitsyn

Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen

The Nice and the Good by Irish Murdoch

Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal

Eva Trout by Elizabeth Bowen

A Void/ Avoid by Georges Perec

Them by Joyce Carol Oates

Ada by Vladimir Nabokov

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

The Green Man by Kingsley Amis

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Blind man with a Pistol by Vhester Himes

Pricksongs and Descants by Robert Coover

Tent of Miracles by Jorge Amado

The Atrocity Exhibition by J. G. Ballard

Jahrestage by Uwe Johnson

Troubles by J. G. Farrell

Mercier et Camier by Samuel Beckett

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Goalies Anxiety at the Penalty Kick by Peter Handke

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Ogre by Michel Tournier

The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark

The Sea of Fertility by Yukio Mishima

Rabbit Redux by John Updike

The Wild Boys by William Burroughs

Group Portrait with a Lady by Heinrich Böll

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

The Book of Daniel by E. L. Doctorow

In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

G by John Berger

The Summer Book by Trove Jansson

The Breast by Philip Roth

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Sula by Toni Morrison

The Black Prince by Irish Murdoch

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

Crash by J. G. Ballard

The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino

The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell

A Question of Power by Bessie Head

Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré

The Lost Honour of Katrina Blum by Heinrich Böll

Dusklands by J. M. Coetzee

The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle 

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Correction by Thomas Bernhard

Dead Babies by Martin Amis

Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow

High Rise by J. G. Ballard

Willard and His Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan

Fateless by Imre Kertész

The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme

Grimus by Salman Rushdie

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

W, or the Memory of Childhood

Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Patterns of Childhood by Christa Wolf

Amateurs by Donald Barthelme 

Cutter and Bone by Newtown Thornburg

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

The Public Burning by Robert Coover

Ratner’s Star by Don DeLillo

The Left-Handed Woman by Peter Handke

The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Petals of Blood by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

Dispatches by Michael Herr

The Shining by Stephen King

Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin

The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter

In the Heart of the Country by J. M. Coetzee

The Virgin in the Gasrden by A. S. Byatt

Yes by Thomas Bernhard

The Singapore Grip by J. G Farrell

The Sea, the Sea by Irish Murdoch

Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec

The World According to Garp by John Irving

The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy by Dougas Adams

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

The Safety Net by Heinrich Böll

Burger’s Daughjter by Nadine Gordimer

A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul

Shikasta by Doris Lessing

Smiley’s People by John Le Carré

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

City Primeval by Elmore Leonard

Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Rituals by Cees Nooteboom

Rites of Passage by William Golding

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee

Broken April by Ismail Kadare

Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin

July’s People by Nadime Gordimer

The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan

Lanark: A Life in Four Books by Alasadir Gray

Rabbit is Rich by John Updike

The Names by Don DeLillo

Concrete by Thiomas Bernhard

On the Black HIll by Bruce Chatwin

The Newton Letter by John Banville

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

Wittgenstein’s Mephew by Thomas Bernhard

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi

The Sorrow of Belgium by Hugo Claus

The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

The Diary of Jane Somers by Doris Lessing

The Life and Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee

Waterland by Graham Swift

LaBrava by Elmore Leonard

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor

Worstward Ho Samuel Beckett

Shame by Salman Rushdie

Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis

Flaubert’s Parot by Julian Barnes

Neuroamcer by William Gibson

Blood and Guts in HIgh School by Kathy Acker

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Nights at The Circus by Angela Carter

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

The Year of Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago

The Bus Conductor Hines by James Kelman

Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić

Legend by David Gemmel

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

Queer by William Burroughs

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Old Masters by Patrick Süskind

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Contact by Carl Sagan

Less Than Zero Bret Easton Ellis

A Maggot by John Fowles

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Parable of the Blind by Gert Hofmann

Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel

The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi

Foe by J. M. Coetzee

Extinction by Thomas Bernhard

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt

The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates

Matigari by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

Anagrams by Lorrie Moore

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Tabek Mountains by Jo Jung-Rae

Enigma of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul World’s End by T. Coraghessan Boyle

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

Cigarettes by Harry Matthews 

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind

The Passion by Jeanettee Winterson

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

The Afternoon of a Writer by Peter Handke

The Radiant Way by Margaret Drabble

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

Libra by Don DeLillo

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Holinghurst

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson

The Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmunde White

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

The Book of Evidence by John Banville

London Fields by Martin Amis

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago

The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway

The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Billy Bathgate E. L. Doctorow

Moon Palace by Paul Auster

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

A Disaffection by James Kelman

The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle 

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

Posession by A. S. Byatt

Like Life by Lorrie Moore

A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

Stone Junction by Jim Dodge

Vertigo by W.G. Sebald

Vineland by Thomas Pynchon 

Amongst Women by John McGahern

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis de Bernières

Downriver by Iain Sinclair

Regenration by Pat Barker

Typical by Padgett Powell

Mao II by Don DeLillo

Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Arcadia by Jim Crace

Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud

Black Dogs by Ian McEwan

Asphodel by Hilda Doolittle

The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín

Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates

The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe

Smilla’s Sense of Sorrow by Peter Høeg

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Jazz by Toni Morrison

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

The Crow Road by Iain Banks

Indigo by Marina Warner

Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

A Heart so White by Javier Marías

The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch

Life is a Caravanserai by Emine Özdamar

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

The House of Doctor Dee by Peter Ackroyd

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

A Suitbale Boy by Vikram Seth

What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe 

On Love by Alain de Botoon

Complicity by Iain Banks

Operation Shylock by Philip Roth

Looking for the Possible Dance by A. L. Kennedy

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

The Invention of Curried Sausage by Uwe Timm

Disappearance by David Dabydeen

Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernièrres

How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman

City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol

Pereira Declares: A Testimony by Antonio Tabucchi

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Mater of Petersburg by J. M. Coetzee

Land by Pasrk Kyong-ni

Whatever by Michel Houellebecq

The Folding Star by Alan Holinghurst

Mr Vertigo by Paul Auster

The End of the Story by Lydia Davis

Love’s Work by Gillian Rose

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

The Reader by Bernard Schlink

The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald

Sabbath’s Theatre by Philip Roth

The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie

The Information by Martin Amis

Morvern Callar by Alan Warner The Unconsoled

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The Clay Machine-Gun by Victor Pelevin

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Forever a Stranger by Hella Haasse

The Ghost Road by Pat Barker

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker

Cocaine Nights by J. G. Ballard

Silk by Alessandro Baricco

The Untouchable by John Banville

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin

Jack Maggs by Peter Carey

Underworld by Don DeLillo

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

Great Apes by Will Self

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Mason and Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

The Hours by Michael Cuningham

Another World by Pat Barker

Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis

The Posionwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

The Talk of the Town by Ardal O’Hanlon

All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom

Cloudsplitter by Russel Banks

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi

Elementary Partciles by Michel Houellebecq

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Disgrace by J. M. Coetzoee

The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie

Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb

Everything You Need by A. L. Kennedy

As If I Am Not There by Slavenka Drakulić

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

The Romantics by Pankak Mishra

Timbuktu by Paul Aster


Pastoralia by George Saunders

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Super-Cannes by J. G. Ballard

Small Remedies by Shashi Deshpande

After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 

The Human Satin by Philip Roth

How the Dead Live by Will Self

City of God by E. L. Doctorow

Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy

Nineteen Seventy-Seven by David Peace

Ignorance by Milan Kundera

Under the Skin by Michael Faber 

The Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Spring Flowers, Spring Frost by Ismail Kadare

The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

An Obedient Gather by Akhil Sharma

The Feats of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llossa

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Choke by Chuck Palahnuik 

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill

Fury by Salman Rushdie

The Body Artist by Don DeLillo

Don’t Move by Margaret Mazzantini

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Attonement by Ian McEwan

Schooling by Heather McGowan

Platform by Kichael Houellebecq

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

Gabriel’s Gift by Hanif Kureshi

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon

Dead Air by Iain Banks

Youth by J. M. Coetzee

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Shroud by John Banville

In the Forest by Edna O’Brien

That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

Kafaka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Unless by Carol Shields

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer

The Double by José Saramago

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

London Orbital by Iain Sinclair

Elizabeth Costelloe by J. M. Coetzee

Islands by Dan Sleigh

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt

The Light of Day by Graham Swift

Thursbitch by Alan Garner

The Colour by Rose Tremain

Drop City by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Dining on Stones by Iain Sinclair

The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd

Vanishing Point by David Markson

The Master by Colm Tóibin

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

The Sea by John Banvillew

Adjunct: An Undigest by Peter Manson

Slow Man by J. M. Coetzee

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Saturday by Ian McEwan