Books are said to be our best friends that does not demand anything but gives us a lot of learning’s in our daily lives. There are thousands of novels that have been written from late 50’s and 60’s that inspire us in our life and make our thoughts very positive. Though every novel has some or other thing good about it but in this article we will be talking about the most loved novels of all times.
1. ULYSSES by James Joyce
ULYSSES is one of the best novel of all time and was written by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of Modernist literature, and has been called “a demonstration and summation of the entire movement”. The novel is approximately 265,000 words in length, uses a lexicon of 30,030 words and is divided in to eighteen episodes. ULYSSES was published on 2 February 1922.
2. ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand wrote ATLAS SHRUGGED and it was her fourth and last novel. The novel was published on October 10, 1957 and the one she considered being her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. The book explores a dystopian United States where many of society’s wealthiest citizens refuse to pay increasingly high taxes, reject government regulations, and disappear, shutting down their vital industries.
3. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby was written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story is primarily about the concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its narrative.
4. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
Written by the Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, Battlefield Earth was published in 1982. Battlefield Earth was a science fiction novel and was a massive work (over 750 pages in hardcover, 1000+ in paperback).
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Published in 1955 in Paris and 1958 in New York, Lolita was an english novel written by Vladimir Nabokov. The novel got very famous doe to its controversial subject and was also notable for its writing style. Lolita is the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America.
6. The Lord of the rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
English philologist and J. R. R. Tolkien who was a professor in University of Oxford wrote this novel. The lord of the rings is an epic high fantasy novel and is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World novel is written by Aldous Huxley in 1931 and got published in 1932. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.
8. 1984 by George Orwell
Published on June 8, 1949, 1984 is a english novel written by George Orwell. 1984 is set in Oceania, which includes the United Kingdom, where the story is set, known as Airstrip One. It is possibly the definitive dystopian novel, set in a world beyond our imagining.
9. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury is a english novel written by William Faulkner that was published in 1929. The novel became commercially successful, and Faulkner began to receive critical attention. The Sound and the Fury is a greatest Southern novel and a total family drama ever written.
10. CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller
It is a satirical novel written by the American author Joseph Heller and was published in 1961. The novel Catch-22 was the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. Catch-22 is a general critique of bureaucratic operation and reasoning.
We would have shared more novels with you all but these above listed the best novels of all times. These novels can hugely inspire you and may impact your thoughts. Reading these top class novels from iconic writers will certainly give a idea about their writing and thinking.