Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read: The Definitive List

  1. Comedy
  2. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  3. Money by Martin Amis
  4. The Information by Martin Amis
  5. The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
  6. According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge
  7. Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
  8. A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
  9. Augustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Howarth Bashford
  10. Molloy by Samuel Beckett
  11. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
  12. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  13. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  14. Queen Lucia by EF Benson
  15. The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman
  16. A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd
  17. The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury
  18. No Bed for Bacon by Caryl Brahms and SJ Simon
  19. Illywhacker by Peter Carey
  20. A Season in Sinji by JL Carr
  21. The Harpole Report by JL Carr
  22. The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
  23. Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary
  24. The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary
  25. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  26. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  27. Just William by Richmal Crompton
  28. The Provincial Lady by EM Delafield
  29. Slouching Towards Kalamazoo by Peter De Vries
  30. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  31. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
  32. Jacques the Fatalist and his Master by Denis Diderot
  33. A Fairy Tale of New York by JP Donleavy
  34. The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
  35. Ennui by Maria Edgeworth
  36. Cheese by Willem Elsschot
  37. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  38. Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
  39. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  40. Caprice by Ronald Firbank
  41. Bouvard et Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert
  42. Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn
  43. The Polygots by William Gerhardie
  44. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  45. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  46. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
  47. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  48. Brewster's Millions by Richard Greaves (George Barr McCutcheon)
  49. Squire Haggard's Journal by Michael Green
  50. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  51. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
  52. Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
  53. The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi
  54. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  55. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  56. Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgkins
  57. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  58. I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
  59. The Lecturer's Tale by James Hynes
  60. Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
  61. The Mighty Walzer Howard by Jacobson
  62. Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell
  63. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  64. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
  65. The Castle by Franz Kafka
  66. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
  67. Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
  68. The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester
  69. L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (Gil Blas) Alain-René Lesage
  70. Changing Places by David Lodge
  71. Nice Work by David Lodge
  72. The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
  73. England, Their England by AG Macdonell
  74. Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie
  75. Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf by David Madsen
  76. Cakes and Ale - Or, the Skeleton in the Cupboard by W Somerset Maugham
  77. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
  78. Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
  79. Puckoon by Spike Milligan
  80. The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
  81. Charade by John Mortimer
  82. Titmuss Regained by John Mortimer
  83. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
  84. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
  85. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  86. Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul
  87. The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin
  88. La Disparition by Georges Perec
  89. Les Revenentes by Georges Perec
  90. La Vie Mode d'Emploi by Georges Perec
  91. My Search for Warren Harding by Robert Plunkett
  92. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
  93. A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
  94. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
  95. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
  96. Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau
  97. Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
  98. Alms for Oblivion by Simon Raven
  99. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
  100. The Westminster Alice by Saki
  101. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  102. Hurrah for St Trinian's by Ronald Searle
  103. Great Apes by Will Self
  104. Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe
  105. Blott on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe
  106. Office Politics by Wilfrid Sheed
  107. Belles Lettres Papers: A Novel by Charles Simmons
  108. Moo by Jane Smiley
  109. Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith
  110. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett
  111. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  112. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett
  113. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett
  114. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  115. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
  116. The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
  117. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
  118. A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark
  119. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
  120. White Man Falling by Mike Stocks
  121. Handley Cross by RS Surtees
  122. A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
  123. Penrod by Booth Tarkington
  124. The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray
  125. Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell
  126. Tropic of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas
  127. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  128. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  129. Venus on the Half-Shell by Kilgore Trout
  130. The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
  131. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  132. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  133. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  134. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
  135. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  136. Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh
  137. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  138. The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
  139. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  140. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon
  141. Tono Bungay by HG Wells
  142. Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
  143. The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams
  144. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson
  145. Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse
  146. Piccadilly Jim by PG Wodehouse
  147. Thank You Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
  148. Heavy Weather by PG Wodehouse
  149. The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse
  150. Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse
  151. Crime
  152. The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  153. Fantomas by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
  154. The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
  155. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
  156. Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler
  157. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  158. Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley
  159. The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
  160. The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
  161. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary E Braddon
  162. The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
  163. The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
  164. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  165. Greenmantle by John Buchan
  166. The Asphalt Jungle by WR Burnett
  167. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
  168. Double Indemnity by James M Cain
  169. True History of the Ned Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  170. The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
  171. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  172. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  173. No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase
  174. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
  175. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  176. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  177. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  178. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  179. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  180. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  181. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  182. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  183. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  184. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  185. The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
  186. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  187. Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
  188. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  189. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  190. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  191. Poetic Justice by Amanda Cross
  192. The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
  193. Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter
  194. The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
  195. Ratking by Michael Dibdin
  196. Dead Lagoon by Michael Dibdin
  197. Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin
  198. A Rich Full Death by Michael Dibdin
  199. Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
  200. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  201. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  202. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  203. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  204. The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  205. The Crime of Father Amado by José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
  206. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  207. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  208. LA Confidential by James Ellroy
  209. The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
  210. A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory
  211. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  212. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  213. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
  214. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
  215. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  216. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  217. A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene
  218. The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
  219. The Third Man by Graham Greene
  220. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
  221. The King of Torts by John Grisham
  222. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
  223. The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
  224. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  225. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
  226. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  227. Fatherland by Robert Harris
  228. Black Sunday by Thomas Harris
  229. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
  230. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
  231. The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins
  232. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  233. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  234. Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill
  235. A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
  236. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg
  237. Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
  238. Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
  239. Silence of the Grave by Arnadur Indridason
  240. Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes
  241. Cover Her Face by PD James
  242. A Taste for Death by PD James
  243. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
  244. Misery by Stephen King
  245. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  246. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  247. The Constant Gardener by John le Carre
  248. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
  249. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
  250. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  251. 52 Pick-up by Elmore Leonard
  252. Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
  253. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
  254. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  255. Cop Hater by Ed McBain
  256. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  257. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  258. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
  259. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  260. The Great Impersonation by E Phillips Oppenheim
  261. The Strange Borders of Palace Crescent by E Phillips Oppenheim
  262. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  263. Toxic Shock by Sara Paretsky
  264. Blacklist by Sara Paretsky
  265. Nineteen Seventy Four by David Peace
  266. Nineteen Seventy Seven by David Peace
  267. The Big Blowdown by George Pelecanos
  268. Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
  269. Lush Life by Richard Price
  270. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  271. V by Thomas Pynchon
  272. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  273. Black and Blue by Ian Rankin
  274. The Hanging Gardens by Ian Rankin
  275. Exit Music by Ian Rankin
  276. Judgment in Stone by Ruth Rendell
  277. Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
  278. Dissolution by CJ Sansom
  279. Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
  280. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Le Sayers
  281. The Madman of Bergerac by Georges Simenon
  282. The Blue Room by Georges Simenon
  283. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
  284. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
  285. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  286. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout
  287. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  288. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  289. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  290. The Getaway by Jim Thompson
  291. Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  292. A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
  293. A Fatal inversion by Barbara Vine
  294. King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine
  295. The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace
  296. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  297. Native Son by Richard Wright
  298. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
  299. Family and self
  300. The Face of Another by Kobo Abe
  301. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  302. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  303. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
  304. Epileptic by David B
  305. Room Temperature by Nicholson Baker
  306. Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  307. Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
  308. The Crow Road by Iain Banks
  309. The L Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
  310. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  311. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
  312. A Legacy by Sybille Bedford
  313. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  314. Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
  315. The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  316. G by John Berger
  317. Extinction by Thomas Bernhard
  318. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
  319. Any Human Heart by William Boyd
  320. The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
  321. Evelina by Fanny Burney
  322. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  323. The Sound of my Voice by Ron Butlin
  324. The Outsider by Albert Camus
  325. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  326. The Professor's House by Willa Cather
  327. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
  328. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  329. Les Enfants Terrible by Jean Cocteau
  330. The Vagabond by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  331. Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett
  332. Being Dead by Jim Crace
  333. Quarantine by Jim Crace
  334. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir
  335. Roxana by Daniel Defoe
  336. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  337. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  338. My New York Diary by Julie Doucet
  339. The Millstone by Margaret Drabble
  340. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  341. Silence by Shusaku Endo
  342. The Gathering by Anne Enright
  343. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  344. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  345. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  346. The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
  347. Howards End by EM Forster
  348. Spies by Michael Frayn
  349. Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
  350. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
  351. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  352. The Immoralist by Andre Gide
  353. The Vatican Cellars by Andre Gide
  354. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
  355. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  356. Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  357. The Shrimp and the Anemone by LP Hartley
  358. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  359. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
  360. Narziss and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
  361. The Three Paradoxes by Paul Hornschemeier
  362. Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
  363. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  364. The Ambassadors by Henry James
  365. Washington Square by Henry James
  366. The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins
  367. The Unfortunates by BS Johnson
  368. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  369. Ulysses by James Joyce
  370. Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
  371. Memet my Hawk by Yasar Kemal
  372. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  373. The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
  374. Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
  375. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  376. Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
  377. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  378. How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  379. Martin Eden by Jack London
  380. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  381. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
  382. Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
  383. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
  384. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  385. The Chateau by William Maxwell
  386. The Rector's Daughter by FM Mayor
  387. The Ordeal of Richard Feverek by George Meredith
  388. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
  389. Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo
  390. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
  391. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  392. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  393. Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro
  394. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
  395. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
  396. A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul
  397. At-Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
  398. Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness by Kezaburo Oe
  399. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  400. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  401. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  402. The Good Companions by JB Priestley
  403. The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx
  404. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  405. A Married Man by Piers Paul Read
  406. Pointed Roofs by Dorothy Richardson
  407. The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney by Henry Handel Richardson
  408. Call it Sleep by Henry Roth
  409. Julie, ou la Nouvelle Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  410. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  411. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  412. Alberta and Jacob by Cora Sandel
  413. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  414. Unless by Carol Shields
  415. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  416. The Three Sisters by May Sinclair
  417. The Family Moskat or The Manor or The Estate by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  418. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  419. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  420. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
  421. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  422. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
  423. Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo
  424. The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  425. Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
  426. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
  427. The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
  428. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
  429. Death in Summer by William Trevor
  430. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  431. Peace in War by Miguel de Unamuno
  432. The Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike
  433. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  434. Jimmy Corrigan, The Smarest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  435. Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
  436. The History of Mr Polly by HG Wells
  437. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West
  438. Frost in May by Antonia White
  439. The Tree of Man by Patrick White
  440. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  441. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  442. I'll Go to Bed at Noon by Gerard Woodward
  443. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  444. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  445. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
  446. Love
  447. Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier
  448. Dom Casmurro Joaquim by Maria Machado de Assis
  449. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  450. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  451. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  452. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  453. Emma by Jane Austen
  454. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  455. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  456. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
  457. The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis by Giorgio Bassani
  458. Love for Lydia by HE Bates
  459. More Die of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow
  460. Lorna Doone by RD Blackmore
  461. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
  462. The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
  463. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  464. Vilette by Charlotte Bronte
  465. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  466. Look At Me by Anita Brookner
  467. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
  468. Possession by AS Byatt
  469. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  470. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  471. A Month in the Country by JL Carr
  472. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  473. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  474. Claudine a l'ecole by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  475. Cheri by Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette
  476. Victory: An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad
  477. The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
  478. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
  479. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  480. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
  481. Adam Bede by George Eliot
  482. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
  483. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  484. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  485. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  486. Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald
  487. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
  488. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  489. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  490. A Room with a View by EM Forster
  491. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
  492. The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
  493. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
  494. Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide
  495. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  496. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  497. Living by Henry Green
  498. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  499. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  500. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  501. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  502. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  503. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
  504. The Go-Between by LP Hartley
  505. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  506. The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
  507. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  508. The Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
  509. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
  510. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
  511. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by WH Hudson
  512. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  513. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
  514. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  515. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  516. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  517. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
  518. Beauty and Saddness by Yasunari Kawabata
  519. The Far Pavillions by Mary Margaret Kaye
  520. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
  521. Moon over Africa by Pamela Kent
  522. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  523. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  524. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos
  525. Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence
  526. The Rainbow by DH Lawrence
  527. Women in Love by DH Lawrence
  528. The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann
  529. The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann
  530. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
  531. Zami by Audre Lorde
  532. Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
  533. Samarkand by Amin Maalouf
  534. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  535. The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini
  536. A Heart So White by Javier Marias
  537. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  538. Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
  539. So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  540. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  541. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  542. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
  543. The Egoist by George Meredith
  544. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  545. Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller
  546. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  547. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  548. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  549. Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante
  550. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  551. Lolita, or the Confessions of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov
  552. The Painter of Signs by RK Narayan
  553. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
  554. All Souls Day by Cees Nooteboom
  555. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  556. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  557. Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost
  558. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  559. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
  560. Pamela by Samuel Richardson
  561. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
  562. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  563. Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan
  564. Ali and Nino by Kurban Said
  565. Light Years by James Salter
  566. A Sport and a Passtime by James Salter
  567. The Reader by Benhardq Schlink
  568. The Reluctant Orphan by Aara Seale
  569. Love Story by Eric Segal
  570. Enemies, a Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  571. At Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
  572. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  573. The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
  574. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  575. Waterland by Graham Swift
  576. Diary of a Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki
  577. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  578. Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
  579. First Love by Ivan Turgenev
  580. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  581. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
  582. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  583. The Graduate by Charles Webb
  584. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  585. The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
  586. East Lynne by Ellen Wood
  587. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  588. Science fiction and fantasy
  589. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  590. Non-Stop by Brian W Aldiss
  591. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  592. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  593. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  594. In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
  595. The Drowned World by JG Ballard
  596. Crash by JG Ballard
  597. Millennium People by JG Ballard
  598. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  599. Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks
  600. Weaveworld by Clive Barker
  601. Darkmans by Nicola Barker
  602. The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
  603. Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
  604. Vathek by William Beckford
  605. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  606. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  607. Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
  608. Wieland by Charles Brockden Brown
  609. Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
  610. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  611. The Coming Race by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
  612. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  613. The End of the World News by Anthony Burgess
  614. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  615. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
  616. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  617. Erewhon by Samuel Butler
  618. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
  619. The Influence by Ramsey Campbell
  620. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  621. Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
  622. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  623. The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
  624. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  625. The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
  626. Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke
  627. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  628. Hello Summer, Goodbye by Michael G Coney
  629. Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
  630. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
  631. Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
  632. The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delaney
  633. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
  634. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
  635. Camp Concentration by Thomas M Disch
  636. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
  637. Under the Skin by Michel Faber
  638. The Magus by John Fowles
  639. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  640. Red Shift by Alan Garner
  641. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  642. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  643. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  644. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  645. Light by M John Harrison
  646. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  647. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
  648. Dune by Frank L Herbert
  649. The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
  650. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
  651. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
  652. Atomised by Michel Houellebecq
  653. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  654. The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
  655. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  656. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  657. The Children of Men by PD James
  658. After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies
  659. Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones
  660. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  661. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  662. The Shining by Stephen King
  663. The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
  664. Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  665. The Earthsea Series by Ursula Le Guin
  666. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
  667. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  668. Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
  669. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  670. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  671. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
  672. The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod
  673. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
  674. Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
  675. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  676. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
  677. The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
  678. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  679. Ascent by Jed Mercurio
  680. The Scar by China Mieville
  681. Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
  682. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr
  683. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  684. Mother London by Michael Moorcock
  685. News from Nowhere by William Morris
  686. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  687. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  688. Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
  689. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  690. Ringworld by Larry Niven
  691. Vurt by Jeff Noon
  692. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
  693. The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  694. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  695. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  696. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
  697. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  698. The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth
  699. A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys
  700. The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
  701. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  702. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  703. Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
  704. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
  705. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
  706. The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
  707. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
  708. Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  709. The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  710. Air by Geoff Ryman
  711. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  712. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  713. How the Dead Live by Will Self
  714. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  715. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  716. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
  717. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  718. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  719. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  720. The Insult by Rupert Thomson
  721. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  722. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  723. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  724. Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  725. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  726. Institute Benjamenta by Robert Walser
  727. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  728. Affinity by Sarah Waters
  729. The Time Machine by HG Wells
  730. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
  731. The Sword in the Stone by TH White
  732. The Old Men at the Zoo by Angus Wilson
  733. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
  734. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  735. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  736. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
  737. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  738. State of the nation
  739. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  740. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
  741. London Fields by Martin Amis
  742. Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
  743. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  744. La Comedie Humaine by Honore de Balzac
  745. They Were Counted by Miklos Banffy
  746. A Kind of Loving by Stan Barstow
  747. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  748. Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn
  749. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett
  750. The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
  751. Room at the Top by John Braine
  752. A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
  753. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  754. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
  755. The Virgin in the Garden by AS Byatt
  756. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
  757. The Plague by Albert Camus
  758. The Kingdom of this World by Alejo Carpentier
  759. What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
  760. Disgrace by JM Coetzee
  761. Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coeztee
  762. Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  763. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  764. Underworld by Don DeLillo
  765. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  766. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  767. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  768. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
  769. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  770. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
  771. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  772. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
  773. Sybil or The Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli
  774. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
  775. The Book of Daniel by EL Doctorow
  776. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  777. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  778. USA by John Dos Passos
  779. Sister Carrie by Theodor Dreiser
  780. Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
  781. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  782. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  783. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  784. Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
  785. Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane
  786. Independence Day by Richard Ford
  787. A Passage to India by EM Forster
  788. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  789. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
  790. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  791. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  792. The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide
  793. The Odd Women by George Gissing
  794. New Grub Street by George Gissing
  795. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
  796. Mother by Maxim Gorky
  797. Lanark by Alastair Gray
  798. Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood
  799. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  800. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
  801. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  802. South Riding by Winifred Holtby
  803. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  804. Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
  805. Chronicle in Stone by Ismael Kadare
  806. How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman
  807. The Leopard by Giuseppi di Lampedusa
  808. A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin
  809. Passing by Nella Larsen
  810. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
  811. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  812. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
  813. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  814. Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes
  815. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  816. Amongst Women by John McGahern
  817. The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  818. Of Love & Hunger by Julian Maclaren-Ross
  819. Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
  820. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  821. The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
  822. Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
  823. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  824. The Time of Indifference by Alberto Moravia
  825. A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul
  826. McTeague by Frank Norris
  827. Personality by Andrew O'Hagan
  828. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  829. The Ragazzi Pier by Paolo Pasolini
  830. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  831. The Moon and the Bonfire by Cesare Pavese
  832. GB84 by David Peace
  833. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock
  834. Afternoon Men by Anthony Powell
  835. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
  836. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
  837. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  838. The Human Stain by Philip Roth
  839. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  840. Shame by Salman Rushdie
  841. To Each his Own by Leonardo Sciascia
  842. Staying On by Paul Scott
  843. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr
  844. The Lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon
  845. God's Bit of Wood by Ousmane Sembene
  846. The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge
  847. Richshaw Boy by Lao She
  848. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
  849. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  850. Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith
  851. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  852. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovtich by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
  853. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  854. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  855. This Sporting Life by David Storey
  856. The Red Room by August Stringberg
  857. The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  858. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  859. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  860. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
  861. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  862. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  863. Couples by John Updike
  864. Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
  865. Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
  866. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  867. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
  868. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  869. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  870. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  871. Germinal by Emile Zola
  872. La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola
  873. War and travel
  874. Silver Stallion by Junghyo Ahn
  875. Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington
  876. Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge
  877. Darkness Falls from the Air by Nigel Balchin
  878. Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard
  879. Regeneration by Pat Barker
  880. A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
  881. Fair Stood the Wind for France by HE Bates
  882. Carrie's War by Nina Bawden
  883. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  884. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
  885. An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd
  886. When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
  887. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  888. Auto-da-Fe by Elias Canetti
  889. One of Ours by Willa Cather
  890. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  891. Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en
  892. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  893. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  894. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  895. Sharpe's Eagle by Bernard Cornwell
  896. The History of Pompey the Little by Francis Coventry
  897. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  898. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  899. Bomber by Len Deighton
  900. Deliverance by James Dickey
  901. Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos
  902. South Wind by Norman Douglas
  903. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  904. Justine by Lawrence Durrell
  905. The Bamboo Bed by William Eastlake
  906. The Siege of Krishnapur by JG Farrell
  907. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  908. Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  909. The African Queen by CS Forester
  910. The Ship by CS Forester
  911. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
  912. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  913. The Beach by Alex Garland
  914. To The Ends of the Earth trilogy by William Golding
  915. Asterix the Gaul by Rene Goscinny
  916. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  917. Count Belisarius by Robert Graves
  918. Life and Fate by Vassily Grossman
  919. De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage
  920. King Solomon's Mines by H Rider Haggard
  921. She: A History of Adventure by H Rider Haggard
  922. The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton
  923. Covenant with Death by John Harris
  924. Enigma by Robert Harris
  925. The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
  926. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  927. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  928. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  929. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
  930. Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
  931. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  932. Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
  933. Confederates by Thomas Keneally
  934. Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
  935. Day by AL Kennedy
  936. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  937. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  938. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
  939. If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi
  940. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  941. The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
  942. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  943. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  944. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
  945. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
  946. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  947. La Condition Humaine by Andre Malraux
  948. Fortunes of War by Olivia Manning
  949. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  950. The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat
  951. Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  952. Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener
  953. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
  954. History by Elsa Morante
  955. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  956. The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
  957. Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
  958. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  959. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  960. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  961. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  962. The Valley of Bones by Anthony Powell
  963. The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell
  964. The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell
  965. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  966. The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolp Erich Raspe
  967. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  968. The Crab with the Golden Claws by Georges Remi Herge
  969. Tintin in Tibet by Georges Remi Herge
  970. The Castafiore Emerald by Georges Remi Herge
  971. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by Joao Guimaraes Rosa
  972. Sacaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
  973. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
  974. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer
  975. The Hunters by James Salter
  976. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  977. The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald
  978. Austerlitz by WG Sebald
  979. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  980. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
  981. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  982. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  983. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
  984. Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson
  985. A Sentimental Journey by Lawrence Sterne
  986. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  987. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  988. A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone
  989. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
  990. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  991. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  992. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  993. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  994. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  995. Williwaw by Gore Vidal
  996. Candide by Voltaire
  997. Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  998. Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh
  999. Men at Arms by Evelyn Waugh
  1000. The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells
  1001. The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall
  1002. Voss by Patrick White
  1003. The Virginian by Owen Wister
  1004. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  1005. The Debacle by Emile Zola
Author Comments: 

Selected by the Guardian's Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels – no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems – from any decade and in any language. Originally published in thematic supplements – love, crime, comedy, family and self, state of the nation, science fiction and fantasy, war and travel – they appear here for the first time in a single list.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jan/23/bestbooks-fiction

Italics are books I've read partially and given up on.