The Greatest Novels

Overviews of (our selection of) the world’s greatest novels
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Articles in this section

  • (Our selection of) The World’s Greatest Novels

    by Ray

    There are no doubt some novels missing from this compendium - albeit not very many, in my humble opinion (the jury is still out on the works of Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert, and Zola) - but there can be no doubt that these 73 masterpieces from Albania, Austria (3), China, the Czech Republic, (...)

  • More of the World’s Greatest Novels

    by Ray

    None of these 94 novels - from Albania (2), Austria (4), Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt (4), England (27), Egypt (2), Finland, France (18), Germany (4), Hungary, India, Italy, Japan (9), Mexico (3), Peru (4), Poland, Portugal, Russia (3), Scotland, South Africa (2) and the U.S.A (6) - were (...)

  • German novels and novellas - a personal overview

    by Ray

    An overview of the German-language novels and novellas [1] by German, Austrian and Swiss authors that we can recommend to one and all, in chronological order of publication, with synopses and comments. No. Author German Title English translation Genre Date (...)

  • Charles Dickens Books

    by Ray

    The Pickwick Papers (1837)
    Dickens’s first and funniest novel, published when he was only 25, was a huge worldwide hit which had people lining up on the wharfs in Sydney and New York when the boats came in with the latest instalment, and which went through 100 English and American editions (...)