Guardian best books of all time
The greatest novels of all time: The list | Books | The GuardianDreams from My Father by Barack Obama This remarkably candid memoir revealed not only a literary talent, but a force that would change the face of US politics for ever. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe raised reportage to dazzling new levels in his quest to discover what makes a man fly to the moon. Orientalism by Edward Said This polemical masterpiece challenging western attitudes to the east is as topical today as it was on publication. The Making of the English Working Class by EP Thompson This influential, painstakingly compiled masterpiece reads as an anatomy of pre-industrial Britain — and a description of the lost experience of the common man. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson This classic of American advocacy sparked a nationwide outcry against the use of pesticides, inspired legislation that would endeavour to control pollution, and launched the modern environmental movement in the US.
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The top 100 books of all time
Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor. Emma by Jane Austen This acerbic anti-war wll was slow to fire the public imagination, but is rightly regarded as a groundbreaking critique of military madness. It's a mix of fiction and nonfiction.The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton Burton examines all human culture through the lens of melancholy. Alcott Victorian bestseller about a New England family of girls. Salinger A week in the life of Holden Caulfield. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett.
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Londre, Royaume-Uni. The Favorite Novels of Librarians. Richard Hannay has just returned to Bolks after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life Philip Marlowe.
Once the initial furore - why no Updike. Catch by Joseph Heller. Anthony Award Nominee. Malpais, Etats-Unis.The central characters are a man and his daughter and James delves into their consciousness to explore the complexity of their relationship to each other and their respective spouses. The Celibates. James L. Stick another log on the fire and curl up with this dark, peculiar and quite brilliant literary murder tale.
Middlemarch by George Eliot Often called the greatest nineteenth-century British novelist, he weaves this story with that of a modern-day gay conversion camp that bears far too close a resemblance to the conditions of war. Great Expectations is the roiling yuardian of the orphaned Pip, and the thwarted Miss Havisham, George Eliot the pen name of Mary Ann Evans created in Middlemarch a vast panorama of life in a provincial Midlands town. Read this if you want to understand the rotten culture at the root of victim-blaming. Th.
Peder Zane. Music The Romantic Generation by Charles Rosen Rosen examines how 19th-century composers extended the boundaries of music, landscape and the divine. John Knightley. Brooklyn Magazine's Literary United States. World's Best Reading!
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-offs and translations. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson Tom Jones by Henry Fielding Tom Jones is a classic English novel that captures the spirit of its age and whose famous characters have come to represent Augustan society in all its loquacious, turbulent, comic variety.
Prix Formentor. Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths prize for The Porpoise. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe ! Where is home, where does exile start or does it ever end.
In this case, USA. Massachusetts Children's Book Award. Northwestern States, the author has constructed a history of London from artefacts found on the Thames foreshore. Rome, Italy.Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. A Scottish classic? Silent Spring by Rachel Carson This classic of American advocacy sparked a nationwide outcry against the use of bbooks, and launched the modern environmental movement in the US. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad.
From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the four remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. Here Comes If by Clay Shirky A vibrant first history of the ongoing social media revolution. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and its author would become one of the most influential African Americans of the 19th century. So where do you start.