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This page lists books and their authors – the ones that aren't included in any of the other "Authors" categories.  These categories are listed in the Authors Index.

These books are all novels, unless otherwise stated.

This page is different from most other pages on this website in that it is neither a complete list (how could it be?) nor a collection of titles that I happen to have heard asked in quizzes. Rather, it's something in between; I've tried to give a representative selection for each author – the ones that I think are most likely to come up. Of course there is a large degree of guesswork and subjectivity involved.

My aim is to put each author's best-known works into their proper context – are they the only things that he or she wrote, or are they the cream of a copious crop?

Where I've listed several of an author's works but there are some that I think are more likely to come up than others, I've identified those ones in bold type. If you ask questions about any of these authors, I would suggest that you should mention at least one of the ones in bold. (This too is obviously subject to guesswork and subjectivity.)

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987), The Long Dark Tea–Time of the Soul (1988), The Salmon of Doubt (2002, unfinished) – all featuring Dirk Gently. See also Authors: Sci–Fi Click to show or hide the answer
Watership Down (1972), Shardik (1974), The Plague Dogs (1977), The Girl in a Swing (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
The White Tiger (Booker Prize 2008) Click to show or hide the answer
Brick Lane (2003), Alentejo Blue (2006), In the Kitchen (2009), Untold Story (2011) Click to show or hide the answer
Lucky Jim (1954), That Uncertain Feeling (1955), Take a Girl like You (1960), The Green Man (1969), The Alteration (1976), Jake's Thing (1978), The Old Devils (Booker Prize 1986); Colonel Sun: a James Bond adventure (1968, under the pseudonym Robert Markham) Click to show or hide the answer
The Rachel Papers (1973), Money (1984), London Fields (1989), The Information (1995), The Pregnant Widow (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1976), Shall We Tell the President? (1977), Kane and Abel (1979), The Prodigal Daughter (1982), First Among Equals (1984), A Matter of Honour (1986), As the Crow Flies (1991), Honour Among Thieves (1993), The Fourth Estate (1996), The Eleventh Commandment (1998), Sons of Fortune (2002), False Impression (2005), The Gospel According to Judas (2007), A Prisoner of Birth (2008), Paths of Glory: a novel about Mallory of Everest (2009) Click to show or hide the answer
Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995), Human Croquet (1997), Emotionally Weird (2000), Life After Life (2013); and a series of crime novels featuring former police inspector Jackson Brodie: Case Histories (2004), One Good Turn (2006), When Will There Be Good News? (2008), Started Early, Took My Dog (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid's Tale (1985), Cat's Eye (1988), The Robber Bride (1993), Alias Grace (1996), The Blind Assassin (Booker Prize 2000), Oryx and Crake (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
Lady Susan (epistolary novelette, written in 1794 but only published in 1871); The Watsons (1804, unfinished), Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Northanger Abbey (1818), Persuasion (1818 – last completed), Sanditon (1817 – unfinished last) Click to show or hide the answer
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
National Velvet (1935) Click to show or hide the answer
The Dressmaker (1973 – US title The Secret Glass), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), Sweet William (1975), Injury Time (1977), Young Adolf (1978), Filthy Lucre (written in 1946 but only published in 1986), An Awfully Big Adventure (1989), The Birthday Boys (1991), Every Man for Himself (1997), Master Georgie (1998), According to Queeney (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953), Another Country (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
The Coral Island (1858), The Gorilla Hunters (1861), The Eagle Cliff (1889) Click to show or hide the answer
The Drowned World (1962), The Burning World (1964), The Crystal World (1966), The Atrocity Exhibition (1970), Crash (1973), Empire of the Sun (1984), Cocaine Nights (1996) Click to show or hide the answer
The Wasp Factory (1st, 1984), The Bridge (1986), Espedair Street (1987), The Crow Road (1992), Complicity (1993), The Quarry (2013 – published shortly after his death) Click to show or hide the answer
A Kind of Loving (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
My Uncle Silas (1939), Fair Stood the Wind for France (1944), Love for Lydia (1952), The Darling Buds of May (1958) Click to show or hide the answer
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) Click to show or hide the answer
Whistle Down the Wind (1961) Click to show or hide the answer
Jaws (1974), The Deep (1976), The Island (1979), The Girl of the Sea of Cortez (1982), Beast (1991), White Shark (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
A Man from the North (1898), The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902), Anna of the Five Towns (1902), The Old Wives' Tale (1908), The Card (1911), Clayhanger (1910), Hilda Lessways (1911), These Twain (1916) Click to show or hide the answer
Light a Penny Candle (1982), The Lilac Bus (stories, 1984), Echoes (1985), Firefly Summer (1987), Circle of Friends (1990), The Copper Beech (1992), The Glass Lake (1994), Evening Class (1996), Tara Road (1998), Scarlet Feather (2000), Quentins (2002), Nights of Rain and Stars (2004), Whitethorn Woods (2006), Heart and Soul (2008), Minding Frankie (2010), A Week in Winter (2012), Chestnut Street (stories, published posthumously 2014) Click to show or hide the answer
Clara Vaughan (1864), Lorna Doone (1869) Click to show or hide the answer
Psycho (1959) Click to show or hide the answer
A Gentle Occupation (1980), Voices in the Garden (1981), West of Sunset (1984), Jericho (1991), A Period of Adjustment (1994), Closing Ranks (1997) Click to show or hide the answer
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006 best–seller) Click to show or hide the answer
Eating People is Wrong (1959), The History Man (1975) Click to show or hide the answer
A Woman of Substance (1979), Hold the Dream (1985), Act of Will (1986), To Be the Best (1988), Everything to Gain (1994), A Sudden Change of Heart (1998), Three Weeks in Paris (2002), Emma's Secret (2003), Unexpected Blessings (2004), The Ravenscar Dynasty (2006), A Secret Affair (2006), Just Rewards (2006), Breaking the Rules (2009), Letter from a Stranger (2011), Cavendon Hall (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
Room at the Top (1957), Life at the Top (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
Destry Rides Again (1930) Click to show or hide the answer
Agnes Grey (1847), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) Click to show or hide the answer
Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1849), Villette (1853), The Professor (posthumously, in 1857) Click to show or hide the answer
Wuthering Heights (1847 – simultaneously with Anne's Agnes Grey – after Charlotte's Jane Eyre) Click to show or hide the answer
Digital Fortress (1998), Deception Point (2001); see also Authors: Series Click to show or hide the answer
Prester John (1910), The Thirty–Nine Steps (1915), Greenmantle (1916), The Power House (1916), Mr. Standfast (1918), Huntingtower (1922), The Three Hostages (1924), John McNab (1925), Witch Wood (1927), Castle Gay (1930), The House of the Four Winds (1935), The Island of Sheep (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
The Last Days of Pompeii (1834 novel) Click to show or hide the answer
The Master and Margarita (Soviet satire – written 1928–40, published 1967) Click to show or hide the answer
A Clockwork Orange (1962), Earthly Powers (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
Erewhon (sic) (1872 – a satire on Victorian society) Click to show or hide the answer
Possession (1990), Still Life (1985), Babel Tower (1996), A Whistling Woman (2002), The Children's Book (2009), Angels and Insects (1992), The Virgin in the Garden (1978), Ragnarok (2011) Click to show or hide the answer
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), Mildred Pierce (1941), Double Indemnity (1943) Click to show or hide the answer
Tobacco Road (1932), God's Little Acre (1933) Click to show or hide the answer
Swan (1994 – supermodel, officially credited, although it is common knowledge that the book was "ghostwritten") Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella, 1958), In Cold Blood (1966 – "true crime novel") Click to show or hide the answer
The Big Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The High Window (1942), The Lady in the Lake (1943), The Little Sister (1949), The Long Good–Bye (1953), Playback (1958) Click to show or hide the answer
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939), An Ace Up My Sleeve (1974), A Coffin from Hong Kong (1962), The Vulture is a Patient Bird (1969), Hit and Run (1958), Like a Hole in the Head (1971), Tiger by the Tail (1954), Just a Matter of Time (1972), Knock, Knock! Who's There? (1973), I'll Bury My Dead (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) Click to show or hide the answer
The Riddle of the Sands (1903) – see Writers Click to show or hide the answer
Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania (published in serial form 1899, book form 1900; his only novel). Not to be confused with the American novelist of the same name (1871–1947) Click to show or hide the answer
The Hunt for Red October (1984), Red Storm Rising (1986), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), Debt of Honor (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
King Rat (1962), Taipan (1966), Shogun (1975), Noble House (1981), Whirlwind (1986), Gai–jin (1993); died 1994 Click to show or hide the answer
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748) Click to show or hide the answer
What a Carve Up! (1994), The Rotters' Club (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Terminal Man (1972), Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Jurassic Park (1990), Disclosure (1994), The Lost World (1995), Airframe (1996), Timeline (1999), State of Fear (2004), Next (2006) Click to show or hide the answer
Paths of Glory (1935 – title comes from Gray's Elegy) Click to show or hide the answer
Dangerous Lady (1992), The Jump (1995) – both adapted for TV Click to show or hide the answer
The World is Full of Married Men (1968), The Stud (1969), The Bitch (1979), Hollywood Wives (1983), Hollywood Husbands (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Prime Time (1988), Too Damn Famous (1995) Click to show or hide the answer
The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) The Moonstone (1888) Click to show or hide the answer
Micah Clarke (1889), The White Company (1891), The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (short stories in Strand magazine, principally 1894–5 and 1902–3), The Lost World (1912), The Poison Belt (1913), The Land of Mist (1926) – the last three featuring Professor Challenger (Note: the Sherlock Holmes stories appeared from 1887 to 1927) Click to show or hide the answer
The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897), Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), The Secret Agent (1907), The Secert Sharer (1910), Under Western Eyes (1911), The Shadow–Line (1915), Victory (1915), The Rover (1923) Click to show or hide the answer
Lace (1982, and 1985 sequel), Savages (1987) Click to show or hide the answer
Kate Hannigan (1950), The Fifteen Streets (1952), The Glass Virgin (1969), The Black Velvet Gown (1954), The Cinder Path (1978), Tilly Trotter (1989), The Black Candle (1989), The Rag Nymph (1991), The Tinker's Girl (1994) – author of over 80 novels, died 1998 aged 91 Click to show or hide the answer
The Spy (1821), The Red Rover (1828). See also Series Click to show or hide the answer
The Red Badge of Courage (1895) – the story of a young Union soldier in the American Civil War Click to show or hide the answer
Hatter's Castle (1931), The Stars Look Down (1935), The Citadel (1937) Click to show or hide the answer
A Parliamentary Affair (1994), A Woman's Place (1996), She's Leaving Home (1997), The Ambassador (1999), Chasing Men (2000), This Honourable House (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
Kid Andrew Cody and Julie Sparrow (1977 – a novel!) Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Robinson Crusoe (1719), Moll Flanders (1722), A Journal of the Plague Year (1722 – a fictionalised account of the events of 1665) Click to show or hide the answer
The Ipcress File (1962), Funeral in Berlin (1964), Billion–Dollar Brain (1966), An Expensive Place to Die (1967), Only When I Larf (1968), Bomber (1970), Close–up (1972), Spy Story (1974), SS–GB (1978), Goodbye, Mickey Mouse (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
The Memoirs of a Midget (1921) Click to show or hide the answer
Test Kill (former England cricket captain – co–written with Clifford Makins, 1976) Click to show or hide the answer
The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) Click to show or hide the answer
Vivian Grey (1826), Henrietta Temple (1837), Coningsby (1844), Sybil (1845), Tancred (1847), Endymion (1880), Falconet (1881, unfinished) Click to show or hide the answer
House of Cards (1989), To Play the King (1992), Final Cut (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
The Ginger Man (1955), A Singular Man (1963), The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B (1968), A Fairy Tale of New York (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) Click to show or hide the answer
Three Soldiers (1921), Manhattan Transfer (1925) Click to show or hide the answer
The Commitments (1987), The Snapper (1990), The Van (1991), Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Booker Prize 1993), The Woman who Walked into Doors (1996), A Star Called Henry (1999) Click to show or hide the answer
A Summer Birdcage (1963), The Garrick Year (1964), The Millstone (1965), Jerusalem the Golden (1967), The Waterfall (1969), The Realms of Gold (1975), The Witch of Exmoor (1996), The Pepered Moth (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
The Loving Spirit (1931), Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938), Frenchman's Creek (1941), My Cousin Rachel (1951), The Scapegoat (1957), The House on the Strand (1988); The Birds, Don't Look Now (short stories) Click to show or hide the answer
Up the Junction (short story collection, 1964), Poor Cow (1967), Tear His Head Off His Shoulders (1974) Click to show or hide the answer
Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1863), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–2), Daniel Deronda (1876) Click to show or hide the answer
American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Stark (1989), Gridlock (1991), This Other Eden (1993), Popcorn (1996), Blast from the Past (1998), Inconceivable (1999), Dead Famous (2001), High Society (2002), Past Mortem (2004), THe First Casualty (2005), Chart Throb (2006), Blind Faith (2007), Meltdown (2010), Two Brothers (2012), Time and Time Again (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
The Wig My Father Wore (1995), What Are You Like? (2000), The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (2002), The Gathering (Booker Prize 2007), The Forgotten Waltz (2011), The Green Road (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
The Horse Whisperer (1995), The Loop (1998), The Smoke Jumper (2001), The Divide (2005), The Brave (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
Two Valleys (1933), The Last Frontier (1941), Citizen Tom Paine (1943), Freedom Road (1944), My Glorious Brothers (1948), Spartacus (1951), The Proud and the Free (1960), April Morning (1961), Power (1962), The Crossing (1971), The Hessian (1972), The Immigrants (1977), Second Generation (1978), Max (1982), An Independent Woman (1997), Redemption (1999) – and over 30 other novels Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Sound and the Fury (1929), A Rose for Emily (1930), As I Lay Dying (1930), Light in August (1931), Sanctuary (1931), Absalom, Absalom! (1936), The Unvanquished (1938), The Hamlet (1940), Go Down, Moses (1942), Intruder in the Dust (1948), A Fable (1955), The Town (1957), The Mansion (1959) Click to show or hide the answer
A Trick of the Light (1984), The Girl at the Lion d'Or (1989), A Fool's Alphabet (1992), Birdsong (1993), The Fatal Englishman (1996), Charlotte Gray (1998), On Green Dolphin Street (2001), Human Traces (2005), Pistache (2006), Engleby (2007), Devil May Care (James Bond story, 2008 – published on the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth), A Week in December (2009), A Possible Life (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bridget Jones diaries: Bridget Jones's Diary (1996), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999), Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (2013); also Cause Celeb (1994), Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his Friend, Mr. Abraham Abrams (1742), The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749) Click to show or hide the answer
This Side of Paradise (1920), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (short story, 1922), The Beautiful and Damned (1922), The Great Gatsby (1925), Tender is the Night (1934), The Last Tycoon (unfinished, published posthumously in 1941; republished in 1993 as The Love of the Last Tycoon, which many believe was the author's intended title) Click to show or hide the answer
Sharp Objects (2006), Dark Places (2009), Gone Girl (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
The Good Soldier (1915) – see also Series Click to show or hide the answer
Payment Deferred (1926), Death to the French (1932), The Gun (1933), The African Queen (1935), The General (1936), The Captain from Connecticut (1941), The Ship (1943), The Good Shepherd (1955) – see also Series Click to show or hide the answer
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908), Howard's End (1910), A Passage to India (1924); Maurice (written 1913–14, published posthumously 1971) Click to show or hide the answer
The Day of the Jackal (1971), The Odessa File (1972), The Dogs of War (1974), The Fourth Protocol (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
The Collector (1963), The Magus (1966), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969), Daniel Martin (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Night Sky (1983), Deceit (1993), Homeland (2006) Click to show or hide the answer
Dead Cert (his first novel, 1962), Trial Run (1978), Whip Hand (1979), Twice Shy (1981), Field of 13 (short stories, 1998), Under Orders (2006), Crossfire (2010) – died 2010 Click to show or hide the answer
Cold Mountain (1997), Thirteen Moons (2007), Nightwoods (2011) Click to show or hide the answer
The Women's Room (1977) – feminist novel (d. 2009) Click to show or hide the answer
The Liar (1991 – semi–autobiographical), The Hippopotamus (1994), Making History (1997), The Stars' Tennis Balls (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Sophie's World (1991 – a novel about philosophy); The Christmas Mystery (1992) Click to show or hide the answer
The Snow Goose (1941), The Poseidon Adventure (1969) Click to show or hide the answer
Death Wish (1972, as Paul Benjamin), Death Sentence (1975, also as Paul Benjamin), Hopscotch (1975) – and over 50 other novels, many written under the pseudonym Frank Wynne (among others); includes eight featuring Marshall Jeremy Six, written as Brian Wynne Click to show or hide the answer
The Beach (1996), The Tesseract (1998), The Coma (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Barton (1848), Cranford (1851–3), Ruth (1853), North and South (1854–5), Sylvia's Lovers (1863), Wives and Daughters: an Everyday Story (1865) Click to show or hide the answer
Cold Comfort Farm (comic novel, 1932) Click to show or hide the answer
Lord of the Flies (1954 – his first and most successful novel), Pincher Martin (1956), The Spire (1964), Rites of Passage (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) Click to show or hide the answer
The Danzig Trilogy: The Tin Drum (1959), Cat and Mouse (1961), Dog Years (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
I, Claudius (1934), Claudius the God (1935) Click to show or hide the answer
Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) Click to show or hide the answer
The Fault in Our Stars (2012 best–seller) Click to show or hide the answer
The Man Within (first, 1929); Stamboul Train (1932), England Made Me (1935), Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Heart of the Matter (1948), The Third Man (novel and screenplay, 1949), The Quiet American (1955), Our Man in Havana (1958), A Burnt–out Case (1960), The Comedians (1966), Travels with my Aunt (1969), The Honorary Consul (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
Love on the Dole (1933) Click to show or hide the answer
A Time to Kill (1989), The Firm (1991), The Pelican Brief (1992), The Client (1993), The Chamber (1994), The Rainmaker (1995), The Runaway Jury (1996), Skipping Christmas (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
The Diary of a Nobody (1892) Click to show or hide the answer
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–Time (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
King Solomon's Mines (1885), She: A History of Adventure (1886), Allan Quartermain (1887), Nada the Lily (1892) Click to show or hide the answer
Runway Zero–Eight (1958), The Final Diagnosis (1959), In High Places (1962), Hotel (1965), Airport (1968), Wheels (1971), The Moneychangers (1975), Overload (1979), Strong Medicine (1984), The Evening News (1990), Detective (1997). NoteRunway Zero–Eight (Hailey's first novel) started as the 1956 Canadian TV movie Flight into Danger, then became the 1957 film Zero Hour!. The spoof comedy film Airplane! (1980) is based on the same story. Click to show or hide the answer
Roots: the Saga of an American Family (1976) Click to show or hide the answer
Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Glass Key (1931), The Thin Man (1934) Click to show or hide the answer
The Poor Man and the Lady (1867 – unpublished and lost), Desperate Remedies (1871), Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873), Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Hand of Ethelberta (1876), The Return of the Native (1878), The Trumpet–Major (1880), A Laodicean (1881), Two on a Tower (1882), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), The Woodlanders (1887), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891–2), The Well–Beloved (1892), Jude the Obscure (1895) Click to show or hide the answer
Chocolat (1999), Five Quarters of the Orange (2001), Gentlemen and Players (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
The Go–Between (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) Click to show or hide the answer
Catch–22 (1961), Something Happened (1974), Good as Gold (1979), Closing Time (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Everything You Know (1999), Notes on a Scandal (2003), The Believers (2008) Click to show or hide the answer
The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), To Have and Have Not (1937), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), The Old Man and the Sea (1952), Islands in the Stream (posthumously, 1970). Short story collections include Men Without Women (1927), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
The Eagle has Landed (1975), Night of the Fox (1986), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), The Eagle has Flown (1991), Thunder Point (1993), Angel of Death (1995), Flight of Eagles (1998), Day of Reckoning (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Strangers on a Train (first novel, 1950), The Price of Salt (1952, as Claire Morgan), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955, and 4 sequels); and 15 other novels, the last being Small g: A Summer Idyll (1995, published posthumously) Click to show or hide the answer
I'm the King of the Castle (1970), The Woman in Black (1983 novella), Strange Meeting, The Mist in the Mirror (1992), Mrs. De Winter (1993 – sequel to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca); creator of detective Simon Serralier (first appeared in The Various Haunts of Men, 2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Catherine Herself (1920), And Now Goodbye (1931), Murder at School (1931), Lost Horizon (1933), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934), We Are Not Alone (1937), Random Harvest (1941), The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944), So Well Remembered (1945) Click to show or hide the answer
A Kestrel for a Knave (1968 – filmed in 1969 as Kes) Click to show or hide the answer
South Riding (posthumous, 1936) Click to show or hide the answer
The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), Rupert of Hentzau (1898) Click to show or hide the answer
High Fidelity (1995), About a Boy (1998), How to be Good (2001), A Long Way Down (2005), Slam (2007), Juliet, Naked (2009), Funny Girl (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
The Kite Runner (2003), A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007), And the Mountains Echoed (2013) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857), Tom Brown at Oxford (1861) Click to show or hide the answer
The Evil Sleep! (1952), Don't Crowd Me (1953), The Blackboard Jungle (1954), Second Ending (1956), Strangers When We Meet (1958), A Matter of Conviction (1959) ... etc., etc. See also Series and Authors: Children's Click to show or hide the answer
Chrome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923), Point Counter Point (1928), Brave New World (1932), Eyeless in Gaza (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
Sangre y arena (Blood and Sand, 1908), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916), Entre naranjos (1900), La Tierra de Todos (1922) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Doppelganger (1937), The Lonely Skier (1947 – filmed in 1948 as Snowbound), The White South (1949 – filmed in 1954 as Hell Below Zero), Campbell's Kingdom (1952 – filmed in 1957), The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1956 – filmed in 1959), The Doomed Oasis (1960 – serialised on BBC Radio 4 Extra), The Strode Venturer (1965 – dramatised on BBC Radio 4, 1974), Levkas Man (1971 – serialised on Australian TV), Golden Soak (1973 – serialised on Australian TV), Delta Connection (1996) – and over 20 other adventure thrillers Click to show or hide the answer
Setting Free the Bears (1968), The Water–Method Man (1972), The 158–Pound Marriage (1974), The World According to Garp (1978), The Hotel New Hampshire (1981), The Cider House Rules (1985), A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989), A Son of the Circus (1994), A Widow for One Year (1998), The Fourth Hand (2001), Until I Find You (2005), Last Night in Twisted River (2009), In One Person (2012), Avenue of Mysteries (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
Rip van Winkle (1819), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) – short stories, published in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. Norris Changes Trains (1935), Goodbye to Berlin (1939) – the latter, and possibly partly the former, providing the inspiration for John Van Druten's play I am a Camera, on which the musical Cabaret was based Click to show or hide the answer
A Pale View of Hills (1982), An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day (1989), The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005), The Buried Giant (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
The Finkler Question (Booker Prize 2010) Click to show or hide the answer
Fifty Shades of Grey (2011), Fifty shades Darker (2012), Fifty Shades Freed (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
Watch and Ward (1871), Roderick Hudson (1875), The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Confidence (1979), Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Reverberator (1888), The Aspern Papers (1888 novella), The Tragic Muse (1890), The Other House (1896), The spoils of Poynton (1897), What Maisie Knew (1897), The Turn of the Screw (1898 novella), The Awkward Age (1899), The Sacred Fount (1901), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), The Golden Bowl (1904), The Whole Family (1908), The Outcry (1911), The Ivory Tower (1917), The Sense of the Past (1917) Click to show or hide the answer
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886 – collection of humorous essays, and 1898 sequel), Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog) (1889), Three Men on the Bummel (1900) Click to show or hide the answer
Fear of Flying (1973 – a story of female sexual emancipation) Click to show or hide the answer
From Here to Eternity (1951), Some Came Running (1957), The Pistol (1959), The Thin Red Line (1962), Go to the Widow–Maker (1967), The Merry Month of May (1971), A Touch of Danger (1973), Viet Journal (1974), Whistle (1978) Click to show or hide the answer
Dubliners (1914 – short stories), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), Finnegan's Wake (1939) Click to show or hide the answer
The Far Pavilions (1978) Click to show or hide the answer
Zorba the Geeek (1946), The Greek Passion (1954), Freedom or Death (1954 – a.k.a. Christ Recrucified), The Last Temptation (of Christ) (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Lake Wobegon Days (1985 – based on a radio series about life in a fictitious small town in the American heartland) Click to show or hide the answer
Schindler's Ark (his 17th novel – Booker Prize 1982 – source for Spielberg's film Schindler's List) Click to show or hide the answer
On the Road (written 1947–51, published 1957), The Dharma Bums (1958), Big Sur (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
Different Seasons (1982) – a collection of four novellas: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: Hope Springs Eternal (filmed in 1994 as The Shawshank Redemption), Apt Pupil: Summer of Curruption (filmed in 1998 with same title), The Body: Fall from Innocence (filmed in 1986 as Stand By Me), The Breathing Method: A Winter's Tale (not filmed yet!) Click to show or hide the answer
Westward Ho! (1855), The Water Babies (1863), Hereward the Wake: "Last of the English" (1866) Click to show or hide the answer
The Man who Would be King (short story, 1888), Plain Tales from the Hills (short stories, 1888), The Light that Failed (1891), Captains Courageous (1896), Stalky & Co. (short stories, 1899); see also Children's authors, Poets Click to show or hide the answer
Invitation to Life (1934), Song on Your Bugles (1936), You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up (1938), This Above All (1941 – "considered one of the significant novels of the Second World War" – Wikipedia), Lassie Come–Home (1940) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Gladiators (1933), Darkness at Noon (1940) Click to show or hide the answer
Star Quest (1968), The Flesh in the Furnace (1972), Demon Seed (1973), Shattered (1973), Whispers (1980), Phantoms (1983), Intensity (1987), Watchers (1987), Lightning (1988), Midnight (1989), The Bad Place (1990), Hideaway (1992), False Memory (1999), Velocity (2005), The Husband (2006) – and over 100 other novels, including the Odd Thomas and Frankenstein series, many under a variety of pseudonyms Click to show or hide the answer
Scruples (1978 and 1990 sequel), Princess Daisy (1980), Mistral's Daughter (1982), I'll Take Manhattan (1986), Till We Meet Again (1988), Dazzle (1990), Torch Song (1993) Click to show or hide the answer
The Joke (1967), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Immortality (1990) Click to show or hide the answer
The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), The Black Album (1995), Intimacy (1998), Gabriel's Gift (2001), The Body (2003), Something to Tell You (2008), The Last Word (2014) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Anna and the King of Siam (1944 – source for The King and I), Never Dies the Dream (1949) Click to show or hide the answer
The White Peacock (1911), Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), Aaron's Rod (1920), Kangaroo (1923), The Plumed Serpent (1926), Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928); The Virgin and the Gypsy (short story or novella, published posthumously in 1930) Click to show or hide the answer
Call for the Dead (1961 – filmed in 1966 as The Deadly Affair), A Murder of Quality (1962), The Spy who Came In from the Cold (1963), The Looking Glass War (1965), A Small Town in Germany (1968), The Naive and Sentimental Lover (1971), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974), The Honourable Schoolboy (1977), Smiley's People (1979), The Little Drummer Girl (1983), A Perfect Spy (1986), The Russia House (1989), The Secret Pilgrim (1990), The Night Manager (1993), Our Game (1995), The Tailor of Panama (1996), Single & Single (1999), The Constant Gardener (2001), Absolute Friends (2003), The Mission Song (2006), A Most Wanted Man (2008), Our Kind of Traitor (2010), A Delicate Truth (2013), A Legacy of Spies (2017) Click to show or hide the answer
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), Go Set a Watchman (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
In His Own Write (1964), A Spaniard in the Works (1965) – two collections of nonsensical stories, poems and cartoons Click to show or hide the answer
The Grass is Singing (1950), The Golden Notebook (1962), Memoirs of a Survivor (1974), The Good Terrorist (1985), The Fifth Child (1988), Ben, in the World (2000), The Sweetest Dream (2001), The Cleft (2007), Alfred and Emily (2008) Click to show or hide the answer
 A Kiss before Dying (1953), Rosemary's Baby (1953), This Perfect Day (1970), The Stepford Wives (1972), The Boys from Brazil (1976), Silver (1991) Click to show or hide the answer
The Pilgrim's Regress (1933), The Screwtape Letters (1942), Till We Have Faces (1956), Screwtape Proposes a Toast (1959) Click to show or hide the answer
Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), Dodsworth (1929), It Can't Happen Here (1935), Gideon Parrish (1943), Cass Timberlane (1945), Kingsblood Royal (1947) Nobel prize for literature 1930 Click to show or hide the answer
How Green was My Valley (1939), None but the Lonely Heart (1943), Green, Green My Valley Now (1975) Click to show or hide the answer
The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea–Wolf (1904), White Fang (1906), Before Adam (1907), The Iron Heel (1908), Martin Eden (1909) Click to show or hide the answer
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925), But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1927) Click to show or hide the answer
Under the Volcano (semi–autobiographical novel, 1947 – filmed by John Huston in 1984) Click to show or hide the answer
Sinister Street (1913–14), The Altar Steps (1922), The Parson's Progress (1923), The Heavenly Ladder (1924), The Monarch of the Glen (1941), Whisky Galore (1947), Thin Ice (1956). See also Series Click to show or hide the answer
HMS Ulysses (1955), The Guns of Navarone (1957), South by Java Head (1958), Fear is the Key (1961), Ice Station Zebra (1963), When Eight Bells Toll (1966), Where Eagles Dare (1967), Force 10 from Navarone (1968), Puppet on a Chain (1969), Caravan to Vaccarès (1970), Bear Island (1971), Breakheart Pass (1974) Click to show or hide the answer
The Naked and the Dead (1948), An American Dream (1965 – semi–autobiographical), The Executioner's Song (1979 – "faction" account of the execution of Gary Gilmore in 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Le Morte d'Arthur (1485 – a classic compilation of Arthurian tales, first published by William Caxton) Click to show or hide the answer
Fludd (1989), A Place of Greater Safety (1992), An Experiment in Love (1995), Beyond Black (2005), Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies (Booker Prize 2009 and 2012 respectively) Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836) Click to show or hide the answer
Bhowani Junction (1954 – filmed in 1956 starring Ava Gardner and Stewart Granger) Click to show or hide the answer
Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs. Craddock (1902), The Magician (1908), Of Human Bondage (1915), The Moon and Sixpence (1919), The Painted Veil (1925), The Casuarina Tree (short stories, 1926), Ashenden (1928), Cakes and Ale (1930), The Summing Up (1938), Up at the Villa (1941), The Razor's Edge (1944), Then and Now (1946), Catalina (1948) Click to show or hide the answer
Tim (1974 – filmed in 1979 starring Piper Laurie and Mel Gibson), The Thorn Birds (family saga novel, first published 1977, turned into a TV miniseries in 1983), An Indecent Obsession (1981), The Ladies of Missalonghi (1987), Morgan's Run (2000), The Touch (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
The Cement Garden (1978), The Comfort of Strangers (1981), The Child in Time (1987), The Innocent (1990), Black Dogs (1992), Enduring Love (1997), Amsterdam (Booker Prize 1998), Atonement (2001), Saturday (2005), On Chesil Beach (2007), Solar (2010), Sweet Tooth (2012), The Children Act (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
Typee (1846, romantic adventure), and sequels Omoo (1847), Mardi (1849); Moby Dick (1851 – published first in Britain as The Whale, and 27 days later in the US as Moby–Dick); Billy Budd (posthumous novella, 1924) Click to show or hide the answer
The Shaving of Shagpat (1856), The Egoist (1879) Click to show or hide the answer
Peyton Place (1956), The Tight White Collar (1961), No Adam in Eden (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939), The Colossus of Maroussi (1941), Sexus (1949), Plexus (1953), Quiet Days in Clichy (1956), Nexus (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
Gone with the Wind (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
Highland Fling (1931), Christmas Pudding (1932), Wigs on the Green (1935), Pigeon Pie (1940), The Pursuit of Love (1945), Love in a Cold Climate (1946), The Blessing (1951), Don't Tell Alfred (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
H. M. Corvette (1942), East Coast Corvette (1943), Corvette Command (1944), H. M. Frigate (1946), H. M. S. Marlborough will Enter Harbour (1947), The Cruel Sea (1951), The Story of Esther Costello (1952), The Ship that Died of Shame (1952 short story), The Tribe that Lost its Head (1956), The Nylon Pirates (1960), Something to Hide (1963), A Fair Day's Work (1964), Richer than All his Tribe (1968), The Kapillan of Malta (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
Utopia (completed in 1516, not published in English until 1551 – 16 years after the author's death; depicts a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs) Click to show or hide the answer
Judith Hearne (1955), The Feast of Lupercal (1957), The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1960), An Answer from Limbo (1962), The Emperor of Ice–Cream (1965), I Am Mary Dunne (1968), Fergus (1970), The Revolution Script (1971), Catholics (1972), The Great Victorian Collection (1975), The Doctor's Wife (1976), The Mangan Inheritance (1979), The Temptation of Eileen Hughes (1981), Cold Heaven (1983), Black Robe (1985), The Colour of Blood (1987), Lies of Silence (1990), No Other Life (1993), The Statement (1995), The Magician's Wife (1997) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Tar Baby (1981), Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992), Paradise (1997), Love (2003), A Mercy (2008), Home (2012), God Help the Child (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
Paradise Postponed (1985), Summer's Lease (1988), Titmuss Regained (1990) Click to show or hide the answer
Under the Net (1954), The Bell (1958), A Severed Head (1961), An Unofficial Rose (1962), The Unicorn (1963), The Black Prince (1973), The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (1974), The Sea, The Sea (Booker Prize 1978), Jackson's Dilemma (1995) – and 15 other novels Click to show or hide the answer
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941), Bend Sinister (1947), Lolita (1955), Pnin (1957), Pale Fire (1962), Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969), Transparent Things (1972), Look at the Harlequins! (1974), The Original of Laura (controversially published posthumously from an incomplete original, 2009) Click to show or hide the answer
A House for Mr. Biswas (1961), In a Free State (Booker Prize 1971), A Bend in the River (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
The Time Traveler's Wife (2003), Her Fearful Symmetry (2009), Raven Girl (2013) Click to show or hide the answer
August is a Wicked Month (1965), Casualties of Peace (1966), A Pagan Place (1970), Wild Decembers (1999) Click to show or hide the answer
The Famished Road (Booker Prize 1991), Dangerous Love (1996), Starbook (2007) Click to show or hide the answer
Coming Through Slaughter (1976), In the Skin of a Lion (1987), The English Patient (Booker Prize 1992), Anil's Ghost (2000), Divisadero (2007), The Cat's Table (2011) Click to show or hide the answer
Burmese Days (1934), A Clergyman's Daughter (1935), Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936), Coming Up For Air (1939), Animal Farm (1945), Nineteen Eighty–Four (1949) – see also Authors: Non–Fiction Click to show or hide the answer
Hemingway's Lot (1995), The Truth (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
Laments for the Living (1930), After Such Pleasures (1933) – short story collections Click to show or hide the answer
Man and Boy (1999), One For My Baby (2001), Man and Wife (2003), The Family Way (2004), Stories We Could Tell (2006), My Favourite Wife (2007), Starting Over (2009), Men From the Boys (2010), The Murder Bag (2014), The Slaughter Man (2015) – British (former) music journalist Click to show or hide the answer
Cry, the Beloved Country (1948), Too Late the Phalarope (1953), Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful (1981) Click to show or hide the answer
After Me Comes the Flood (2014), The Essex Serpent (2016) Click to show or hide the answer
The End of Summer (1971), Snow in April (1972), The Day of the Storm (1975), Wild Mountain Thyme (1978), The Carousel (1982), The Shell Seekers (1987), Voices in Summer (1984), September (1990), Coming Home (1995), Winter Solstice (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974), Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991) Click to show or hide the answer
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), The Masque of the Red Death (1842), The Pit and the Pendulum (1842) – stories; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838 – his only completed novel) Click to show or hide the answer
The Good Companions (1929), Angel Pavement (1930), Let the People Sing (1939), Bright Day (1946), Jenny Villiers (1947), The Other Place (1952 – short stories), The Magicians (1954) Click to show or hide the answer
Postcards (1992), The Shipping News (1993), Accordion Crimes (1996), That Old Ace in the Hole (2002) Click to show or hide the answer
Stella Dallas (1922), Now Voyager (1941 – title comes from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass; Bette Davis won an Oscar for the 1942 film) Click to show or hide the answer
The Dark Arena (1955), The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965), The Godfather (1969), Fools Die (1978), The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), The Last Don (1996), Omerta (2000), The Family (2001 – finished by his partner Carol Gino) Click to show or hide the answer
V. (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravity's Rainbow (1973), Vineland (1990), Mason & Dixon (1997), Against the Day (2006), Inherent Vice (2009) Click to show or hide the answer
The L–Shaped Room (1960), The Backward Shadow (1970), Two is Lonely (1974) Click to show or hide the answer
A Demon In My View (1976), A Judgement in Stone (1977), Live Flesh (1986), The Bridesmaid (1989), The Crocodile Bird (1993), A Sight for Sore Eyes (1998), Thirteen Steps Down (2004), The Water's Lovely (2006), Portobello (2008), The Girl Next Door (2014), Dark Corners (published posthumously, 2015); in total 24 Wexford novels, 28 standalone novels (plus 14 written as Barbara Vine), 3 novellas, and 7 short story collections Click to show or hide the answer
The Dice Man (1971), Adventures of Wim (1986), The Search for the Dice Man (1993) – pen name of George Cockcroft) Click to show or hide the answer
Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748), The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753) Click to show or hide the answer
Who's That Lady in the President's Bed (1972), Charleston (1981), On Leaving Charleston (1984), The Time Returns (1985), New Orleans Legacy (1987), Scarlett (1991 sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind), From Fields of Gold (1994), A Love Divine (1997) Click to show or hide the answer
Never Love a Stranger (1948), The Dream Merchants (1949), A Stone for Danny Fisher (1952 – source for Elvis Presley's film King Creole), Never Leave Me (1953), 79 Park Avenue (1955), Stiletto (1960), The Carpetbaggers (1961), Where Love Has Gone (1962), The Adventurers (1966), The Betsy (1971), The Pirate (1974), The Lonely Lady (1976), Dreams Die First (1978), Memories of Another Day (1979), Goodbye, Janette (1981), Spellbinder (1982), Tycoon (1997) Click to show or hide the answer
Northwest Passage (1937) Click to show or hide the answer
Goodbye, Columbus (1959), Portnoy's Complaint (1969), The Great American Novel (1973), The Ghost Writer (1979), The Anatomy Lesson (1983), American Pastoral (Pulitzer Prize 1998), I Married a Communist (1998), The Human Stain (2000), The Plot Against America (2004), Everyman (2006), Nemesis (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
The Casual Vacancy (2012 – her first novel for adult readers; made into a BBC TV series in 2015) Click to show or hide the answer
Grimus (1975), Midnight's Children (Booker Prize 1981, Booker of Bookers 1993, Best of the Booker 2009), Shame (1983), The Satanic Verses (1988), The Moor's Last Sigh (1995), The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999), Fury (2001), Shalimar the Clown (2005), The Enchantress of Florence (2008), Two Years Eight Months and Twenty–Eight Nights (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
The Catcher in the Rye (1951), A Perfect Day for Bananafish, For Esmé – with Love and Squalor (short stories, 1953), Franny and Zooey (1961 – separately in the New Yorker, Franny 1955 and Zooey 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Whose Body? (1923), Clouds of Witness (1926), Unnatural Death (1927), The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928), Strong Poison (1930), The Documents in the Case (1930), The Five Red Herrings (1931), Have His Carcase (1932), Murder Must Advertise (1933), The Nine Tailors (1934), Gaudy Night (1935) – all except The Documents in the Case featuring Lord Peter Wimsey Click to show or hide the answer
Lucky (1999), The Lovely Bones (2002), The Almost Moon (2007) Click to show or hide the answer
The Golden Gate (1986), A Suitable Boy (1993), An Equal Music (1999), A Suitable Girl (2016) Click to show or hide the answer
Riotous Assembly (1971), Indecent Exposure (1973), Porterhouse Blue (1974), Blott on the Landscape (1975), Wilt (1976), The Great Pursuit (1977), The Throwback (1978), The Wilt Alternative (1979), Ancestral Vices (1980), Vintage Stuff (1982), The Midden (1996), The Gropes (2009), Wilt On High (1984), Grantchester Grind (1995), Wilt in Nowhere (2004), The Wilt Inheritance (2010) Click to show or hide the answer
The Young Lions (1948), The Troubled Air (1951), Lucy Crown (1956), Two Weeks in another Town (1960), Voices of a Summer Day (1965), Rich Man, Poor Man (1970), Evening in Byzantium (1973), Nightwork (1975), Beggarman, Thief (1977), The Top of the Hill (1979), Bread Upon the Waters (1981), Acceptable Losses (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
The Naked Face (1970), The Other Side of Midnight (1973), A Stranger in the Mirror (1976), Bloodline (1977), Rage of Angels (1980), Master of the Game (1982), If Tomorrow Comes (1985), Windmills of the Gods (1987), The Sands of Time (1988), Memories of Midnight (1990), The Doomsday Conspiracy (1991), The Stars Shine Down (1992), Nothing Lasts Forever (1994), Morning, Noon and Night (1995), The Best Laid Plans (1997), Tell Me Your Dreams (1998), The Sky is Falling (2001), Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2004) – the 7th best selling fiction author of all time, died 2007 Click to show or hide the answer
Stephen Morris (1923, published 1961), Marazan (1926), Ruined City (1938), An Old Captivity (1940), Pied Piper (1942), Pastoral (1944), Most Secret (1945), The Chequer Board (1948), No Highway (1947), A Town like Alice (1950), Round the Bend (1951), The Far Country (1952), In the Wet (1953), Requiem for a Wren (1955), Beyond the Black Stump (1956), On the Beach (1957), Round the Bend, Trustee from the Toolroom (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (short story, 1959), Key to the Door (1960), The Ragman's Daughter (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
The Dark of the Sun (1965), The Sound of Thunder (1966), Shout at the Devil (1968), Gold Mine (1970), The Diamond Hunters (1971), The Sunbird (1972), Eagle in the Sky (1974), The Eye of the Tiger (1975), Cry Wolf (1976), Hungry as the Sea (1978), Wild Justice (1979) – see also Series Click to show or hide the answer
White Teeth (2000), The Autograph Man (2002), On Beauty (2005), NW (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
The Adventures of Roderick Random (published anonymously, 1748), The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (published anonymously, 1751), The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771) Click to show or hide the answer
Memento Mori (1959), The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Girls of Slender Means (1963), The Public Image (1968), Loitering with Intent (1981), Aiding and Abetting (2000), The Finishing School (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Fame is the Spur (1940) Click to show or hide the answer
Going Home (1973), The Promise (1977), Now and Forever (1978), Summer's End (1979), The Ring (1980), Palomino (1981), Remembrance (1981), To Love Again (1981), Crossings (1982), Once in a Lifetime (1982), Changes (1983), A Perfect Stranger (1983), Full Circle (1984), Family Album (1985), Secrets (1985), No Greater Love (1989), Wanderlust (1986), Fine Things (1987), Kaleidoscope (1987), Zoya (1988), Daddy (1989), Sisters (1989), Star (1989), Message from Nam (1990), Heartbeat (1991), No Greater Love (1991), Jewels (1992), Mixed Blessings (1992), Vanished (1993), Accident (1994), The Gift (1994), Five Days In Paris (1995), Silent Honor (1996), The Ghost (1997), Special Delivery (1997), His Bright Light (1998), Bittersweet (1999), The Klone and I (1998), The Long Road Home (1998), The House on Hope Street (2000), The Wedding (2000), The Kiss (2001), Leap of Faith (2001), Answered Prayers (2002), Johnny Angel (2003), Safe Harbour (2003), The House (2006), Big Girl (2010), Hotel Vendome (2011), Friends Forever (2012), Until the End of Time (2013), Winners (2013), Power Play (2014), A Perfect Life (2014), Pegasus (2014), Prodigal Son (2015), Undercover (2015)

Only William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie and Barbara Cartland have sold more books than Danielle Steel. She has published almost 100 novels, of which the above have been among the most successful. Those in bold type have been adapted for television or video.
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Cup of Gold (1929), To a God Unknown (1933), Tortilla Flat (1935), In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (1937), The Grapes of Wrath (1939), The Moon is Down (1942), Cannery Row (1945), The Wayward Bus (1947), East of Eden (1952), Sweet Thursday (1954), The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fascination (1957), The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) Click to show or hide the answer
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (9 vols, 1759–67), A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768) Click to show or hide the answer
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886); Weir of Hermiston (unfinished at the time of the author's sudden death in 1894, published as such posthumously in 1896); see also Children's books Click to show or hide the answer
Lust for Life (1934 – Van Gogh), Adversary in the House (1947 – US socialist leader Eugene V. Debs), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1961 – Michelangelo), Those Who Love (1965 – John Adams), The Passions of the Mind (1971 – Sigmund Freud), The Origin (1980 – Darwin) Click to show or hide the answer
This Sporting Life (1960), Flight into Camden (1961), Home (1970), The Changing Room (1971), Pasmore (1972), Saville (Booker Prize 1976) Click to show or hide the answer
Lie Down in Darkness (1951), The Long March (1956), Set This House on Fire (1960), The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), Sophie's Choice (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Every Night, Josephine! (1963), Valley of the Dolls (1966), The Love Machine (1969), Once is Not Enough (1973), Dolores (1976), Yargo (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985) Click to show or hide the answer
The Sweet–Shop Owner (1980), Shuttlecock (1981), Waterland (1983), Last Orders (Booker Prize 1996), Tomorrow (2007), Wish You Were Here (2011) Click to show or hide the answer
A Tale of a Tub (1704), Gulliver's Travels (1726) Click to show or hide the answer
The Gentleman from Indiana (1899), Monsieur Beaucaire (1900), The Two Vanrevels (1902), Penrod (1914), Seventeen (1916), The Magnificent Ambersons (1918), Alice Adams (1921), Gentle Julia (1922) Click to show or hide the answer
The Secret History (1992), The Little Friend (2002), The Goldfinch (2013) Click to show or hide the answer
The Accident (2014), The Lie (2015), The Missing (2016) Click to show or hide the answer
The Hustler (1959), The Man who Fell to Earth (1963), Mockingbird (1980), The Steps of the Sun (1983), The Queen's Gambit (1983), The Color of Money (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
Catherine (1839–40), The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), Mrs. Perkins's Ball (1846 – published under the pseudonym "M. A. Titmarsh"), The Book of Snobs (1848 – a collection of pieces, which popularised the modern usage of the word "snob")Vanity Fair (1848), Pendennis (1848–50), Men's Wives (1852), The History of Henry Esmond (1852), The Newcomes (1855), The Rose and the Ring (1855), The Virginians (1857–9), The Adventures of Philip ... (1862) Click to show or hide the answer
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (short stories, 1940) Click to show or hide the answer
The Virgin Soldiers (1966), Tropic of Ruislip (1974), Dangerous Davies, the Last Detective (1976), The Magic Army (1981) Click to show or hide the answer
Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941), Candleford Green (1943) – published together as Lark Rise to Candleford (1945); Still Glides the Stream (published posthumously in 1948) Click to show or hide the answer
Hell's Angels (1967), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971), The Curse of Lono (1980), The Rum Diary (written in the early 1960s, published 1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Whistling for the Elephants (1999), Flying Under Bridges (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
A Confederacy of Dunces (completed 1964, published in 1980, 11 years after the author's suicide); The Neon Bible (written in 1954, aged 16; published 1989) Click to show or hide the answer
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (published in German in 1927, English 1935) Click to show or hide the answer
The Ragged–Trousered Philanthropists (published posthumously in 1914) Click to show or hide the answer
The McDermots of Ballyclovan (1847), The Kellys and the O'Kellys (1848), The Three Clerks (1858), Castle Richmond (1860), Orley Farm (1862), Rachel Ray (1863), The Belton Estate (1866), The Claverings (1867), He Knew He Was Right (1869), The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870), Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite (1871), Ralph the Heir (1871), Lady Anna (1874), The Way We Live Now (1875), The American Senator (1877), An Eye for an Eye (1879), Cousin Henry (1879), Ayala's Angel (1881), Doctor Wortle's School (1881), The Fixed Period (1882), Kept in the Dark (1882). See also Series Click to show or hide the answer
Eliza Stanhope (1978), Parson Harding's Daughter (1979), Leaves from the Valley (1980), The City of Gems (1981), The Steps of the Sun (1983), The Taverner's Place (1986), The Choir (1988), A Village Affair (1989), The Rector's Wife (1991), ... , The Other Family (2010), Daughters–in–Law (2011), The Soldier's Wife (2012), Balancing Act (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), The Prince and the Pauper (1882), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889), The American Claimant (1892), The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896), A Double Barrelled Detective Story (1902, short story – Sherlock Holmes in the Wild West), A Dog's Tale, A Horse's Tale (1904 and 1907 – short stories), The Mysterious Stranger (unfinished), Hellfire Hotchkiss (unfinished) Click to show or hide the answer
Couples (1968), The Witches of Eastwick (1984), The Centaur (1964), Bech, a Book (1965, and sequels in 1982 and 1998) – see also Series Click to show or hide the answer
Battle Cry (1953), The Angry Hills (1955), Exodus (1958), Mila 18 (1961), Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin (1963), Topaz (1967), QB VII (1970),  Trinity (1976), The Haj (1984), Mitla Pass (1988), Redemption (1995), A God in Ruins (1999) Click to show or hide the answer
Williwaw (1946), The City and the Pillar (1948), The Best Man (1960), Julian (1964), Myra Breckenridge (1968), Kalki (1978), Creation (1981), Duluth (1983), Live from Golgotha (1992) – see also Series Click to show or hide the answer
Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse Five (1969), Breakfast of Champions (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), Meridian (1976), The Color Purple (1982), In Search or Our Mother's Garden (1983), To Hell with Dying (1988), The Temple of My Familiar (1989), Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) Click to show or hide the answer
The Four Just Men (1905), The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1918), Kate Plus Ten (1919), The Daffodil Mystery (1920), Angel of Terror (1922), The Crimson Circle (1922), The Valley of Ghosts (1922), The Clue of the New Pin (1923), The Dark Eyes of Lnodon (1924), The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder (short stories, 1925), The Terrible People (1926), Terror Keep (1926), Big Foot (1927), The Calendar (1930); was involved in the creation of King Kong, but died before the film was released (1932) Click to show or hide the answer
Ben–Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) Click to show or hide the answer
The Castle of Otranto (1764) – son of a famous prime minister Click to show or hide the answer
The Ice House (1992), The Sculptress (1993), The Scold's Bridle (1994), The Dark Room (1995), The Echo (1997), The Tinder Box (1999), The Shape of Snakes (2000), Acid Row (2001), Fox Evil (2002), Disordered Minds (2003), The Devil's Feather (2005), The Chameleon's Shadow (2007) – first five books adapted by BBC TV, 1996–9 Click to show or hide the answer
Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), Scoop (1938), Put Out More Flags (1942), Brideshead Revisited (1945), The Loved One (1948), Helena (1950), Love Among the Ruins (1953), The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (1957) Click to show or hide the answer
The Fat Woman's Joke (1967), Puffball (1980), The Life and Loves of a She–Devil (1983), The Heart of the Country (2007), The Cloning of Joanna May (1989), Worst Fears (1996), The Bulgari Connection (2001), She May not Leave (2005), Kehua! – A Ghost Story (2010), Habits of the House (2012), The New Countess (2013)
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The Time Machine (1895), The Wonderful Visit (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Wheels of Chance (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), War of the Worlds (1898), Love and Mr. Lewisham (1899), When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), The First Men in the Moon (1901), The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth (1904), Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul (1905), In the Days of the Comet (1906), The History of Mr. Polly (1910), The Shape of Things to Come (1933) Click to show or hide the answer
Trainspotting (1993), The Acid House (1994 – short story collection), Marabou Stork Nightmares (1995), Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance (1996 – novellas), Filth (1998), Glue (2001), Porno (2002), The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs (2006), Crime (2008), Skagboys (2012), The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
Jumping the Queue (1983 – first adult novel, aged 71), The Camomile Lawn (1984), Harnessing Peacocks (1985), The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1986), Not That Sort of Girl (1987), Second Fiddle (1988), A Sensible Life (1990), A Dubious Legacy (1992), An Imaginative Experience (1994), Part of the Furniture (1997) – died 2002 aged 90 Click to show or hide the answer
The Dream Life of Balso Snell (1931), Miss Lonelyhearts (1933), A Cool Million (1934), The Day of the Locust (1939) Click to show or hide the answer
The Touchstone (1900), The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), The Reef (1912), The Custom of the Country (1913), Summer 1917), The Age of Innocence (1920), The Children (1928), The Buccaneers (1939, unfinished) Click to show or hide the answer
The Canterville Ghost (short story, 1887 – included in Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, 1891), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891 – his only novel) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927), The Woman of Andros (1930), Ides of March (1948), The Eighth Day (1967), Theophilus North (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
Tarka the Otter (1927), Salar the Salmon (1935) Click to show or hide the answer
Hemlock and After 91952), Anglo–Saxon Attitudes (1956), The Middle Age Of Mrs. Elliot (1958), The Old Men at the Zoo (1961), Late Call (1964) Late Call Click to show or hide the answer
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (1985 – fictionalised autobiography), Sexing the Cherry (1989), Gut Symmetries (1997), The World and Other Places (1998 – short story collection), The Stone Gods (2007) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987), A Man in Full (1998), I Am Charlotte Simmons (2004), Back to Blood (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
The Voyage Out (first novel, 1915), Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), Orlando (1928), The Waves (1931), The Years (1937), Between the Acts (1941) Click to show or hide the answer
The Caine Mutiny (1951), Marjorie Morningstar (1955), The Winds of War (1971), The Hope (1993), The Glory (1994), War and Remembrance (1978) Click to show or hide the answer
Beau Geste (1924) Click to show or hide the answer

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