CLIFTON FADIMAN'S 
TEN BEST BOOKS OF FICTION


 
 

FEDOR DOSTOEVSKY

HERMAN MELVILLE

In 1977, David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace published The Book of Lists. It contained a number of literary lists some of which like the one below, were prepared exclusively for the book. Clifton Fadiman, editor of the New Yorker, a regular on the radio program Information Please, author of a number of books and an editorial board member of the Encyclopedia Britannica prepared the following list.

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1 Henry Fielding Tom Jones
2 James Joyce Ulysses
3 Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain 
4 Francois Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel
5 Marcel Proust Remembrance of Things Past
6 Herman Melville Moby Dick
7 Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn
8 Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote
9 Fedor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov
10 Leo Tolstoy War and Peace

 
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