Joe’s World Top 10 Novels of All Time

From the defunct Joe’s World (Joe Gates) site, with voting by readers.

1. George Orwell: 1984
2. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings
3. Herman Melville: Moby Dick
4. Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
5. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment
6. Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
7. Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
8. Catch-22. Joseph Heller
9. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
10. James Joyce: Ulysses
11. Victor Hugo: Les Miserables
12. F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
13. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
14. Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities
15. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
16. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. : Slaughterhouse-Five
17. J.D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
18. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
19. John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
20. Jack Kerouac: On the Road
21. Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
22. Marcel Proust: Remembrance of Things Past
23. H.G. Wells: War of the Worlds
24. Arthur C. Clarke: 2001: A Space Odyssey
25. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
26. Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead
27. Franz Kafka: The Trial
28. William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury
29. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
30. John Irving: The World According to Garp
31. Bram Stoker: Dracula
32. Isaac Asimov: Foundation Series
33. George Eliot: Middlemarch
34. James Fenimore Cooper: The Last of the Mohicans
35. Robert A. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
36. Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man
37. Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind
38. Albert Camus: The Stranger
39. Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe
40. Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
41. Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage
42. Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicles
43. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlett Letter
44. Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island
45. Ann Rice: Interview With the Vampire
46. Upton Sinclair: The Jungle
47. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
48. Francois Rabelais: Gargantua and Pentagruel
49. Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove
50. Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
51. Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles
52. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamozov
53. Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim
54. Richard Wright: Native Son
55. Alice Walker: The Color Purple
56. Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse
57. Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon
58. Kate Chopin: The Awakening
59. Stendhal: The Red and the Black
60. William Thackeray: Vanity Fair
61. Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
62. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbitt
63. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
64. William Styron: Sophie’s Choice
65. Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary
66. D.H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers
67. William Golding: Lord of the Flies
68. Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
69. William S. Burroughs: Naked Lunch
70. Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged
71. Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure
72. E. M. Forster: Howard’s End
73. Agatha Christie: Curtain
74. Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club
75. Stephen King: The Stand
76. Lady Murasaki: The Tale of the Genji
77. Bernard Malamud: The Fixer
78. Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy
79. Alexander Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo
80. Toni Morrison: Beloved
81. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
82. Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer
83. Albert Camus: The Fall
84. James Joyce: Finnegan’s Wake
85. Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury
86. Terry Pratchett: Small Gods
87. Terry Pratchett: Pyramids
88. Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange
89. Boris Pasternak: Dr. Zhivago
90. Frank Herbert: Dune
91. Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy
92. Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera
93. Henry Fielding: Tom Jones
94. D.H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterly’s Lover
95. Samuel Beckett: Molloy
96. Jack Kerouac: Visions of Cody
97. Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
98. Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
99. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
100. Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady
101. Thomas Mann: Buddenbrooks
102. Tom Clancy: The Hunt for Red October
103. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Idiot
104. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: Cat’s Cradle
105. Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls
106. Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums
107. Salman Rushdie: Midnight’s Children
108. Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
109. Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence
110. Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
111. John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany
112. Robert Musil: The Man Without Qualities
113. D.H. Lawrence: Women in Love
114. Jean Paul Sartre: Nausea
115. Gunter Grass: The Tin Drum
116. Robert Stone: The Dog Soldiers
117. Voltaire: Candide
118. Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol
119. John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
120. Jane Austen: Emma
121. John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces
122. James Michener: The Source
123. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist
124. Dean Koontz: Strangers
125. Robert Penn Warren: All the King’s Men
126. Terry Pratchett: Soul Music
127. Terry Pratchett: Good Omens
128. David Eddings: The Belgariad
129. Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone
130. Arthur C. Clarke: Childhood’s End
131. Robert Silverberg: Dying Inside
132. Pohl and Kornbluth: The Space Merchants
133. William Goldman: The Princess Bride
134. David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest
135. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: Breakfast of Champions
136. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
137. Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
138. Willa Cather: Death Comes for the Archbishop
139. Alexander Dumas: The Three Muskateers
140. W. Somerset Maugham: Of Human Bondage
141. Tsao Hsueh: The Dream of the Red Chamber
142. John Dos Passos: U.S.A.
143. Samuel Butler: The Way of All Flesh
144. Adams: Watership Down
145. Ann Rice: The Vampire Lestat