The Modern Novel

The Modern Novel

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615)
When Poetry Conquers Philosophy: Reflections on Don Quixote

Francois Rabelias (1483-1553)

The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1564)

John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Pilgrim’s Progress (1678)


Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

Robinson Crusoe (1719)

Moll Flanders (1722)


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712)

Gulliver’s Travels (1726)

A Modest Proposal (1729)


Voltaire (1698-1778)

Candide (1759)


Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)


Laurence Stern (1713-1768)

Tristam Shandy (1759-1767)

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774)

Faust (1808-1831)

Elective Affinities (1809)

Anne Radcliffe (1764-1823)

The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)


Walter Scott (1771-1823)

Waverly (1814)

Ivanhoe (1819)


Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Pride and Prejudice (1813)

Mansfield Park (1814)

Emma (1815)

Northanger Abbey (1818, posthumous)

Persuasion (1818, posthumous)


Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Rip Van Winkle (1819)

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1819)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)


Stendhal (1783-1842)

The Red and the Black (1830)


Brothers Grimm (~1785-1863)

Fairy Tales (1812)


James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

The Leatherstocking Tales

The Deerslayer (1851)

The Last of the Mohicans (1826)

The Pathfinder (1840)

The Pioneer (1823)

The Prairie (1827)


Mary Shelley (1789-1851)

Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus (1823)


Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

La Comedie Humaine (1830)


Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1832)

Les Miserables (1862)


Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-1846)

The Three Musketeers (1844)


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

The Scarlet Letter (1850)

The House of Seven Gables (1851)


Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)

Fairy Tales (1835-1869)


Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)

The Fall of the House of Usher (1840)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)

Poems


Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)


William Makepeace Thackery (1811-1863)

Vanity Fair (1848)


Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

The Pickwick Papers (1836-1837)

Oliver Twist (1837-1839)

Nicholas Nickelby (1838-1839)

A Christmas Carol (1843)

David Copperfield (1849-1850)

Bleak House (1852-1853)

Hard Times (1854)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

Great Expectations (1860-1861)


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Jane Eyre (1847)


Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

Wuthering Heights (1847)


Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)

Fathers and Sons (1862)


Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Typee (1846)

Moby Dick (1851)

Bartelby, the Scrivener (1853)

Billy Budd (1924, posthumous)


George Eliot (1819-1880)

Middlemarch (1871-1872)


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

Notes From Underground (1864)

Crime and Punishment (1866)

The Idiot (1869)

Demons (1872)

The Brothers Karamazov (1880)


Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

Madame Bovary (1856)


Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

A Doll’s House (1879)


Jules Verne (1828-1905)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)


Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

War and Peace (1869)

Anna Karenina (1877)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886)


Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Little Women (1868-1869)


Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Through The Looking Glass (1871)


Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Tom Sawyer (1876)

Huckleberry Finn (1885)


Henry Adams (1838-1918)

The Education of Henry Adams (1919, posthumous)


Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)

The Return of the Native (1878)

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)

Tess of the d’Ubervilles (1891)

Jude the Obscure (1895)


Emile Zola (1840-1902)

Germinal (1894)

J’accuse…! (1898)


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

An Occurrence at Owl Bridge (1890)

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1892)


Henry James (1843-1916)

Daisy Miller (1878)

Portrait of a Lady (1881)

The Turn of the Screw (1898)


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Treasure Island (1883)

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)


Bram Stoker (1847-1912)

Dracula (1897)


Kate Chopin (1850-1904)

The Awakening (1899)


Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

The Secret Garden (1911)


Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) *Nobel Prize Winner (1925)

Pygmalion (1913)


L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Heart of Darkness (1899)


Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

The Wind in the Willows (1908)


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Sherlock Holmes (1891-1927)

The Hound of Baskervilles (1902)


J.M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Peter Pan (1902-1911)


Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Uncle Vanya (1899-1900)

Three Sisters (1901)

The Cherry Orchard (1904)


Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

The House of Mirth (1905)

Ethan Fromme (1911)

The Age of Innocence *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1921)
The Age of Innocence on Trail


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) *Nobel Prize Winner (1907)

The Jungle Book (1894)


H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

The Time Machine (1895)

The Invisible Man (1897)

The War of the Worlds (1897)


Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

Little House on the Prairie (1923-1943)


Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)

The Magnificent Ambersons *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1919)
Thoughts on The Magnificent Ambersons

Alice Adams *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1922)
The Forgettable Alice Adams


Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

In Search of Lost Time (1922-1931)


Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

The Red Badge of Courage (1895)


Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)

Sister Carrie (1900)

An American Tragedy (1925)


Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939)

The Good Soldier (1915)


Willa Cather (1873-1947)

O Pioneers! (1913)
The Harsh But Forgiving Prairie in O Pioneers!

My Ántonia (1918)

One Of Ours (1922)
The Pioneer Spirit in One Of Ours


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Of Human Bondage (1915)


Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Anne of Green Gables (1908)


Thomas Mann (1875-1955) *Nobel Prize Winner (1929)

Buddenbrooks (1901)

Death in Venice (1912)


Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)

Tarzan of the Apes (1912)


Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

Winesburg, Ohio (1919)


Jack London (1876-1916)

The Call of the Wild (1903)

To Build A Fire (1902)

The Sea-Wolf (1904)

White Fang (1906)


Hermann Hess (1877-1976) *Nobel Prize Winner (1946)

Siddhartha (1922)


E.M. Forster (1879-1970)

A Room With A View (1908)

Howards End (1910)

A Passage to India (1924)


Robert Musil (1880-1942)

The Man Without Qualities (1930-1943)


Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Mrs Dalloway (1925)

To the Lighthouse (1927)


James Joyce (1882-1941)

Ulysses (1918-1920)

Dubliners (1914)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)


A. A. Milne (1882-1956)

Winnie the Pooh (1926-1928)


Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

Metamorphosis (1915)


Kahlil Gebron (1883-1931)

The Prophet (1923)


D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Sons and Lovers (1913)

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928)


Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) *Nobel Prize Winner (1930)

Main Street (1920)

Babbitt (1922)

Arrowsmith *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1925)


Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

The Big Sleep (1939)


Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953) *Nobel Prize Winner (1936)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1957)


Boris Pasternek (1890-1960) *Nobel Prize Winner (1958)

Doctor Zhivago (1957)


Agathie Christie (1890-1976)

Murder on the Orient Express (1934)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)


Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)


Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Tropic of Cancer (1934)


Mikail Bulgakov (1891-1940)

The Master and Margarita (1967)


J.R.R. Tolkein (1892-1973)

The Hobbit (1937)

The Lord of the Rings (1954)


Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) *Nobel Prize Winner (1938)

The Good Earth *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1932)


Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)

The Maltese Falcon (1930)

The Thin Man (1934)


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Brave New World (1932)


Robert Graves (1895-1985)

I, Claudius (1934)


F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1961)

This Side of Paradise (1920)

The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)

The Great Gatsby (1925)

Tender Is The Night (1934)


John Dos Passos (1896-1970)

U.S.A. Trilogy (1930-1936)


Betty Smith (1896-1972)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1943)


Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1928)
Brief Thoughts on The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Our Town *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1938)


William Faulkner (1897-1962) *Nobel Prize Winner (1949)

The Sound and the Fury (1929)

As I Lay Dying (1930)

Light In August (1932)

Absalom, Absalom (1936)


Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)


C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956)


E.B. White (1899-1985)

Charlotte’s Web (1952)


Vladimir Nabakov (1899-1977)

Lolita (1955)


Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) *Nobel Prize Winner (1954)

The Torrents of Spring (1926)

The Sun Also Rises (1926)
Heroism and Tragedy in The Sun Also Rises

A Farewell to Arms (1929)

To Have and Have Not (1937)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

Across The River and Into The Trees (1950)

The Old Man and the Sea *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1953)

Short Stories


Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

The Little Prince (1943)


Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)

Gone With the Wind *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1937)


John Steinbeck (1902-1968) *Nobel Prize Winner (1962)

The Pastures of Heaven (1932)

The Red Pony (1933)

To A God Unknown (1933)

Tortilla Flat (1935)

Of Mice and Men (1937)

The Long Valley – Short Story Collection (1938)

Grapes of Wrath *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1940)

Cannery Row (1945)

The Pearl (1947)

A Russian Journal (1948)

Log From The Sea of Cortez (1951)

East of Eden (1952)
The Troubling Concept of Timshel in East of Eden

Once There Was A War (1958)

Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)


George Orwell (1903-1950)

Animal Farm (1945)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)


Alan Paton (1903-1988)

Cry, the Beloved Country (1948)


Graham Greene (1904-1991)

The End of the Affair (1951)

The Quiet American (1955)


Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)

All the King’s Men *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1947)


Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976)

Johnny Got His Gun (1938)


Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) *Nobel Prize Winner (1969)

Waiting for Godot (1953)


T.H. White (1906-1964)

The Once and Future King (1958)


Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989)

Rebecca (1938)


Ian Fleming (1908-1964)

Casino Royale

Live and Let Die

Moonraker

Diamonds Are Forever

From Russia, With Love

Dr. No

Goldfinger

For Your Eyes Only

Thunderball

The Spy Who Loved Me

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

You Only Live Twice

The Man With the Golden Gun

Octopussy and The Living Daylights


Richard Wright (1908-1960)

Native Son (1940)

Black Boy (1945)


Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

The Optimist’s Daughter (1972)


William Golding (1911-1993) *Nobel Prize Winner (1983)

Lord of the Flies (1954)


Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)

A Streetcar Named Desire *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1948)

Cat on a Tin Roof *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1955)

The Glass Menagerie (1944)


Pierre Boulle (1912-1994)

The Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957)


Albert Camus (1913-1960) *Nobel Prize Winner (1957)

The Stranger (1942)

The Plague (1947)


Ralph Ellison (1913-1994)

Invisible Man (1952)


John Hersey (1914-1993)

Hiroshima (1946)


William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Naked Lunch (1959)


Herman Wouk (1915- )

The Caine Mutiny *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1952)


Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

Death of a Salesman *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1949)

The Crucible (1953)


Saul Bellow (1915-2005) *Nobel Prize Winner (1976)

The Adventures of Augie March (1954)

Herzog (1964)

Humboldt’s Gift *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1976)


Carson McCullers (1917-1967)

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (1940)

 

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)

A Clockwork Orange (1962)


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) *Nobel Prize Winner (1970)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)

The Gulag Archipelago (1973)


J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Catcher in the Rye (1951)

 

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

Under the Net (1954)

The Sea, The Sea (1978)


Doris Lessing (1919-2013)

The Golden Notebook (1962)


Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)


Frank Herbert (1920-1986)

Dune (1965)


Mario Puzo (1920-1999)

The Godfather (1969)


Alex Haley (1921-1992)

Roots *Special Pulitzer Prize Winner (1977)


James Clavell (1921-1994)

Shogun (1975)


James Jones (1921-1977)

From Here To Eternity (1951)


Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)

Lucky Jim (1954)


Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

On The Road (1957)

The Dharma Bums (1958)

Big Sur (1962)


Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)

Cat’s Cradle (1963)

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)


Norman Mailer (1923-2007)

The Naked and the Dead (1948)


Joseph Heller (1923-1999)

Catch-22 (1961)


Italo Calvino (1923-1985)

If on a winter’s night a traveler (1979)


Robert Bolt (1924-1995)

A Man For All Seasons (1960)


Truman Capote (1924-1984)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958)

In Cold Blood (1966)


James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Go Tell It On the Mountain (1953)

Notes of a Native Son (1955)


Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

Short Stories


Gore Vidal (1925-2012)

Burr (1973)

Lincoln (1984)


William Styron (1925-2006)

The Confessions of Nat Turner *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1968)


Richard Yates (1926-1992)

Revolutionary Road (1961)


John Knowles (1926-2001)

A Separate Peace (1959)


Harper Lee (1926- )

To Kill a Mockingbird *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1961)


Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) *Nobel Prize Winner (1982)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)


Michael Shaara (1928-1988)

The Killer Angels *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1975)


Elie Weisel (1928-2016)

Night (1960)


Milan Kundera (1929- )

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)


Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

Things Fall Apart (1958)


Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)

A Raisin in the Sun (1959)


John le Carre (1931)

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1963)


Toni Morrison (1931) *Nobel Prize Winner (1993)

Bluest Eye (1970)

Beloved *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1988)

Sula (1973)

Song of Solomon (1977)


Tom Stoppard (1931- )

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1966)


Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

The Bell Jar (1963)


Umberto Eco (1932-2016)

The Name of the Rose (1980)


John Updike (1932-2009)

Rabbit, Run (1960)

Rabbit Redux (1971)

Rabbit is Rich *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1982)

Rabbit at Rest *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1991)


Philip Roth (1933- )

American Pastoral *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1998)


Cormac McCarthy (1933- )

The Orchard Keeper (1965)

Suttree (1979)

All the Pretty Horses (1992)

Blood Meridian (1985)

No Country for Old Men (2005)

The Road *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2007)


Philip Roth (1933- )

American Pastoral (1997)


Ken Kesey (1935-2001)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)


Don Delillo (1936- )

White Noise (1985)


Larry McMurtry (1937- )

Lonesome Dove (1985)


John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969)

A Confederacy of Dunces *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1981)


Thomas Pynchon (1937- )

Gravity’s Rainbow (1973)

The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)


Margaret Atwood (1939- )

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)


J.M. Coetze (1940- ) *Nobel Prize Winner (2003)

Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)

Disgrace (1999)


Mildred D. Taylor (1943- )

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976)


Michael Ondaatje (1943- )

The English Patient (1992)


Marilynne Robinson (1943- )

Housekeeping (1980)

Gilead *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2005)
The Quiet Simplicity of Gilead


Alice Walker (1944- )

The Color Purple *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1983)


Tim O’Brien (1946- )

The Things They Carried (1990)


Salman Rushdie (1947- )

The Satanic Verses (1988)


Steven King (1947- )

Salem’s Lot (1975)

Misery (1987)

The Shining (1977)


Paulo Coelho (1947- )

The Alchemist (1988)


Susan Monk Kidd (1948- )

The Secret Life of Bees (2001)


Ian McEwan (1948- )

Atonement (2001)

Saturday (2005)


Ken Follett (1949- )

Pillars of the World (1989)


Jane Smiley (1949-)

A Thousand Acres (1991)


Edward P. Jones (1950- )

The Known World *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2004)


Charles Frazier (1950- )

Cold Mountain (1997)

Thirteen Moons (2007)

Night Woods (2011)

Varina (2018)


Orson Scott Card (1951- )

Ender’s Game (1985)


Amy Tan (1952- )

The Joy Luck Club (1989)


Michael Cunningam (1952- )

The Hours *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1999)


Louis de Bernieres (1954-)

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994)


Arthur Golden (1956)

Memoirs of a Geisha (1997)


Elizabeth Strout (1956)

Olive Kitteridge *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2009)


David Foster Wallace (1962-2008)

Infinite Jest (1996)

The Pale King (2011)


Khaled Hosseini (1965)

The Kite Runner (2003)


Jhumpa Lahiri (1967- )

The Interpreter of Maladies *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2000)


Junot Diaz (1968- )

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2008)


Colson Whitehead (1969- )

The Underground Railroad (2016) *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2017)


Anthony Doerr (1973- )

All The Light We Cannot See *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2015)


Jonathan Safron Foer (1977- )

Everything Is Illuminated (2002)

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