Friday, March 2, 2012

The Observer's 100 Greatest Novel List

I am currently reading through the list of the Observer's 100 Greatest Novels.  I've talked about this in previous posts, but since I reference it so often, I want to keep a list here to update.  Books makes me  happy.  I love to read until I fall asleep, then dream about the people and places in the stories.  I can't help but to be inspired by them.  Many of the ideas I've had for art projects were sparked by what I was reading about at the time.

Here is my list.  The titles of books I've read are in bold font along with the blogposts they inspired:

1. Don Quixote, Miguel De Cervantes
2. Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
3. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe 
4. Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift 
5. Tom Jones, Henry Fielding 
6. Clarissa, Samuel Richardson
7. Tristram Shandy, Laurence Sterne 
8. Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos De Laclos 
9. Emma, Jane Austen
10. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley 
11. Nightmare Abbey, Thomas Love Peacock
12. The Black Sheep, Honore De Balzac 
13. The Charterhouse of Parma, Stendhal
14. The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas 
15. Sybil, Benjamin Disraeli )
16. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
17. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte 
18. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (Feather Hair Clips)
19. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray 
20. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne 
21. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
22. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert 
23. The Woman in White ,Wilkie Collins 
24. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (Painting the Roses Red)
25. Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott (Pencils)
26. The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope
27. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy 
28. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot 
29. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky 
30. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James (Secret Book Safe)
31. Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain 
32. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson 
33. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome 
34. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (Picture Frame Hair Combs)
35. The Diary of a Nobody, George Grossmith 
36. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy 
37. The Riddle of the Sands, Erskine Childers
38. The Call of the Wild, Jack London (Arm Cuff)
39. Nostromo, Joseph Conrad 
40. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame 
41. In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust 
42. The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence 
43. The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford 
44. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan 
45. Ulysses, James Joyce 
46. Mrs Dalloway,Virginia Woolf 
47. A Passage to India, E. M. Forster
48. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald 
49. The Trial, Franz Kafka 
50. Men Without Women, Ernest Hemingway 
51. Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Celine 
52. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner 
53. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley 
54. Scoop, Evelyn Waugh 
55. USA, John Dos Passos 
56. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler 
57. The Pursuit Of Love, Nancy Mitford 
58. The Plague, Albert Camus 
59. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell 
60. Malone Dies, Samuel Beckett 
61. Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger 
62. Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor 
63. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White 
64. The Lord Of The Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
65. Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis 
66. Lord of the Flies, William Golding 
67. The Quiet American, Graham Greene 
68 On the Road, Jack Kerouac 
69. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov 
70. The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass 
71. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe 
72. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
73. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
74. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
75. Herzog, Saul Bellow
76. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
77. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, Elizabeth Taylor 
78. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John Le Carre 
79. Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison 
80. The Bottle Factory Outing, Beryl Bainbridge 
81. The Executioner's Song, Norman Mailer 
82. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino
83. A Bend in the River, V. S. Naipaul 
84. Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee 
85. Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
86. Lanark, Alasdair Gray
87. The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster 
88. The BFG, Roald Dahl (Glow in the Dark Dream Necklace)
89. The Periodic Table, Primo Levi 
90. Money, Martin Amis)
91. An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
92. Oscar And Lucinda, Peter Carey 
93. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera 
94. Haroun and the Sea af Stories, Salman Rushdie
95. La Confidential, James Ellroy 
96. Wise Children, Angela Carter
97. Atonement, Ian McEwan 
98. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman 
99. American Pastoral, Philip Roth 
100. Austerlitz, W. G. Sebald 

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