The Observer's 100 Best Novels

Given by The Observer

100 Works 1,597,001 Books 25,932 Reviews ½ 3.9
"Without any reference to the 2003 list, for the next 100 weeks the Observer, in collaboration with the Guardian, and supported by Waterstones, will publish a serial account of the classic English vis mere and American novel, from A to Z, and from the late 17th century to the present day."

The Observer, 22 Sep 2013

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Not to be confused with The Observer's 100 Greatest Novels of all Time published in 2003 which includes translations into English.
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Year Awarded:
2013
VærkOrder Label
Pilegrimmens Vandring fra denne Verden til den tilkommende : fortalt under Lignelsen af en Drøm (1678) af John Bunyan
1
Robinson Crusoe (1719) af Daniel Defoe
2
Gullivers rejser (1727) af Jonathan Swift
3
Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady (1747) af Samuel Richardson
4
Tom Jones (1749) af Henry Fielding
5
Tristram Shandys levned og meninger (1759) af Laurence Sterne
6
Emma (1815) af Jane Austen
7
Frankenstein (1818) af Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
8
Nightmare Abbey (1818) af Thomas Love Peacock
9
Arthur Gordon Pyms hændelser (1833) af Edgar Allan Poe
10
Sybil, or The Two Nations (1845) af Benjamin Disraeli
11
Jane Eyre (1847) af Charlotte Brontë
12
Stormfulde højder (1847) af Emily Brontë
13
Vanity Fair (1848) af William Makepeace Thackeray
14
David Copperfield (1850) af Charles Dickens
15
Det flammende Bogstav (1850) af Nathaniel Hawthorne
16
Moby-Dick eller Hvalen (1851) af Herman Melville
17
Alice i eventyrland (1865) af Lewis Carroll
18
Månestenen (1868) af Wilkie Collins
19
Pigebørn eller Meg, Jo, Beth og Amy (1868) af Louisa May Alcott
20
Middlemarch (1871) af George Eliot
21
The Way We Live Now (1874) af Anthony Trollope
22
Huckleberry Finn (1884) af Mark Twain
23
Kidnappet (1886) af Robert Louis Stevenson
24
Tre mand i en båd (for ikke at tale om hunden) (1889) af Jerome K. Jerome
25
De fires tegn (1890) af Arthur Conan Doyle
26
Dorian Grays billede (1890) af Oscar Wilde
27
New Grub Street (1891) af George Gissing
28
Jude the Obscure (1895) af Thomas Hardy
29
Modets røde kokarde (1894) af Stephen Crane
30
Dracula (1897) af Bram Stoker
31
Mørkets hjerte (1899) af Joseph Conrad
32
Søster Carrie (1900) af Theodore Dreiser
33
Kim / Rudyard Kipling ; på dansk ved Jesper Ewald (1901) af Rudyard Kipling
34
Når naturen kalder (1903) af Jack London
35
The Golden Bowl (1904) af Henry James
36
Hadrian the Seventh (1904) af Frederick Rolfe
37
Vinden i piletræerne (1908) af Kenneth Grahame
38
The History of Mr. Polly (1910) af H. G. Wells
39
Zuleika Dobson (1911) af Max Beerbohm
40
Den gode soldat (1915) af Ford Madox Ford
41
De 39 trin (1915) af John Buchan
42
The Rainbow (1915) af D. H. Lawrence
43
Of Human Bondage (1915) af W. Somerset Maugham
44
The Age of Innocence (1920) af Edith Wharton
45
Ulysses (1922) af James Joyce
46
Babbitt (1922) af Sinclair Lewis
47
Indiske dage (1924) af E. M. Forster
48
Gentlemen foretrækker blondiner (1925) af Anita Loos
49
Mrs. Dalloway : roman (1925) af Virginia Woolf
50
Den store Gatsby (1925) af F. Scott Fitzgerald
51
Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman (1926) af Sylvia Townsend Warner
52
Solen går sin gang (1926) af Ernest Hemingway
53
Ridderfalken (1930) af Dashiell Hammett
54
As I Lay Dying (1930) af William Faulkner
55
Fagre nye verden (1932) af Aldous Huxley
56
Cold Comfort Farm (1932) af Stella Gibbons
57
1919 (1932) af John Dos Passos
58
Krebsens vendekreds (1934) af Henry Miller
59
Scoop (1938) af Evelyn Waugh
60
Murphy (1938) af Samuel Beckett
61
(Big Sleep, The) Det byder man ikke Carmen (1939) af Raymond Chandler
62
Party Going (1939) af Henry Green
63
Sweeny i træerne : roman (1939) af Flann O'Brien
64
Vredens druer (1939) af John Steinbeck
65
Joy in the Morning (1947) af P. G. Wodehouse
66
All the King's Men (1946) af Robert Penn Warren
67
Under vulkanen (1947) af Malcolm Lowry
68
The Heat of the Day (1948) af Elizabeth Bowen
69
1984 (1949) af George Orwell
70
Enden på legen (1951) af Graham Greene
71
Forbandede ungdom (1951) af J. D. Salinger
72
En ung amerikaners eventyr (1953) af Saul Bellow
73
Fluernes herre (1954) af William Golding
74
Lolita (1955) af Vladimir Nabokov
75
Vejene (1957) af Jack Kerouac
76
Voss (1957) af Patrick White
77
Dræb ikke en sangfugl (1960) af Harper Lee
78
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) af Muriel Spark
79
Punkt 22 (1961) af Joseph Heller
80
Den gyldne bog (1962) af Doris Lessing
81
A clockwork orange (1962) af Anthony Burgess
82
Enlig herre (1964) af Christopher Isherwood
83
Med koldt blod (1965) af Truman Capote
84
The Bell Jar (1963) af Sylvia Plath
85
Portnoys genvordigheder (1967) af Philip Roth
86
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (1971) af Elizabeth Taylor
87
Rabbit igen (1971) af John Updike
88
Salomons sang (1977) af Toni Morrison
89
Ved en krumning på floden : roman (1979) af V. S. Naipaul
90
Midnatsbørn (1981) af Salman Rushdie
91
Housekeeping (1980) af Marilynne Robinson
92
Money: A Suicide Note (1984) af Martin Amis
93
Kunstner i den flydende verden (1986) af Kazuo Ishiguro
94
The Beginning of Spring (1988) af Penelope Fitzgerald
95
Åndedrætsøvelser (1988) af Anne Tyler
96
Amongst Women (1990) af John McGahern
97
Underverden : roman (1997) af Don DeLillo
98
Vanære (1999) af J. M. Coetzee
99
Den sande historie om Kelly-banden (2000) af Peter Carey
100

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