Praise for the previous edition:
"...provides interesting introductions to these great works..."—American Reference Books Annual
"Fiction lovers...will be delighted...provoke[s] debate over literary values and encourage[s] deep reading of literature...Highly recommended..."—Library Journal
Which novels are truly great, and why? The Novel 100, Revised Edition is a unique reference that profiles great novels drawn from all cultures and periods of literature. Each entry provides a plot summary and assessment of a particular novel, with an emphasis on facts about the novel's creation, critical reception, and contribution to literary history.
For this revised edition, Daniel S. Burt has reevaluated the original list and added entries on 25 additional novels, including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Jane Austen's Persuasion, Charles Dickens's David Copperfield, Philip Roth's American Pastoral, and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Featuring an index and a helpful bibliography, The Novel 100, Revised Edition is sure to engage readers in a spirited discussion of literary values.
Among the works selected are:
- Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)
- The Dream of the Red Chamber (Cao Xuequin)
- The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
- In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
- Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
- One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
- Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
- The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
- The Stranger (Albert Camus)
- Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
- Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
- Ulysses (James Joyce)
- War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
- Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë).