Novels you must read

Novels you must readNovels you must read

A language learner should try to learn and absorb useful information from anything at all that they come across. But the reason we emphasize on reading novels in order to learn the language is that when you read a novel you create a world of your own and you picture things from your point of view.  In just one novel you come across many different settings, different situations, different characters, etc. You get to learn what to speak colloquially if you are in the same situation as one of the characters of the novel you are reading. Given below is the list of  Novels You Must Read  in order to learn, improve and practice English Language.


     Novels you must read


  1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)

  2. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1759)

  3. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)

  4. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726)

  5. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)

  6. Emma by Jane Austen (1816)

  7. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (1748)

  8. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (1749)

  9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)

  10. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock (1818)

  11. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray (1848)

  12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850)

  13. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe (1838)

  14. Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli (1845)

  15. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)

  16. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)

  17. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)

  18. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)

  19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

  20. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884/5)

  21. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868)

  22. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)

  23. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868-9)

  24. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871-2)

  25. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (1875)

  26. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)

  27. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome (1889)

  28. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (1895)

  29. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1891)

  30. New Grub Street by George Gissing (1891)

  31. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (1895)

  32. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)

  33. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1899)

  34. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (1900)

  35. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1901)

  36. The Golden Bowl by Henry James (1904)

  37. Hadrian the Seventh by Frederick Rolfe (1904)

  38. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908)

  39. The History of Mr Polly by HG Wells (1910)

  40. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm (1911)

  41. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (1915)

  42. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (1915)

  43. The Rainbow by DH Lawrence (1915)

  44. Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham (1915)

  45. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)

  46. Ulysses by James Joyce (1922)

  47. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1922)

  48. A Passage to India by EM Forster (1924)

  49. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (1925)

  50. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)

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