40 best books to read before you die

Given by The Independent

40 Works 1,244,783 Livros 21,553 Críticas 4.0

Losing yourself in a great novel is one of life’s joys. Here our critics Ceri Radford and Chris Harvey pick the books you need to read.

ObraAno
Frankenstein por Mary Shelley
2022
Americanah por Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2013
Wolf Hall por Hilary Mantel
2009
The God of Small Things por Arundhati Roy
1997
The Secret History por Donna Tartt
1992
Beloved por Toni Morrison
1987
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ por Sue Townsend
1982
Midnight's Children por Salman Rushdie
1981
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? por Philip K. Dick
1968
Cem anos de solidão por Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1967
Dune por Frank Herbert
1965
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory por Roald Dahl
1964
The Bell Jar por Sylvia Plath
1963
A Clockwork Orange por Anthony Burgess
1962
Catch-22 por Joseph Heller
1961
To Kill a Mockingbird por Harper Lee
1960
Jane Eyre por Charlotte Brontë
1960
Things Fall Apart por Chinua Achebe
1958
The Leopard por Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
1958
Lolita por Vladimir Nabokov
1955
Lord of the Flies por William Golding
1954
The Catcher in the Rye por J. D. Salinger
1951
1984 por George Orwell
1949
Brideshead Revisited por Evelyn Waugh
1945
The Big Sleep por Raymond Chandler
1939
Rebecca por Daphne Du Maurier
1938
The Code of the Woosters por P. G. Wodehouse
1938
Cold Comfort Farm por Stella Gibbons
1932
The Trial por Franz Kafka
1925
O grande Gatsby por F. Scott Fitzgerald
1925
Heart of Darkness por Joseph Conrad
1899
Dracula por Bram Stoker
1897
Tess of the D'Urbervilles por Thomas Hardy
1891
Anna Karenina por Leo Tolstoy
1875
Middlemarch por George Eliot
1871
Great Expectations por Charles Dickens
1861
Vanity Fair por William Makepeace Thackeray
1848
Wuthering Heights por Emily Brontë
1847
Pride and Prejudice por Jane Austen
1813
Les Liaisons Dangereuses por Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
1782
* Green text is "calculated" text. Calculated text is provided based on global LibraryThing data.

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