Statistics for 100 Greatest British Novels - BBC Culture Poll

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AuthorNovel% Correct
George Orwell1949Nineteen Eighty-Four
87%
Jane Austen1813Pride and Prejudice
87%
George Orwell1945Animal Farm
80%
Jane Austen1815Emma
79%
Charles Dickens1861Great Expectations
77%
Emily Bronte1847Wuthering Heights
77%
Lewis Carroll1865Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
76%
J R R Tolkien1954The Lord of the Rings
76%
William Golding1954Lord of the Flies
75%
Mary Shelley1818Frankenstein
74%
C S Lewis1949-54The Chronicles of Narnia
74%
Charlotte Bronte1847Jane Eyre
69%
Jane Austen1811Sense and Sensibility
69%
Charles Dickens1850David Copperfield
62%
Daniel Defoe1719Robinson Crusoe
61%
Jonathan Swift1726Gulliver's Travels
60%
Thomas Hardy1891Tess of the d'Urbervilles
60%
Joseph Conrad1899Heart of Darkness
56%
Virginia Woolf1927To The Lighthouse
54%
George Eliot1874Middlemarch
53%
William Makepeace Thackeray1848Vanity Fair
51%
Virginia Woolf1925Mrs Dalloway
50%
D H Lawrence1913Sons and Lovers
50%
Kenneth Grahame1908The Wind in the Willows
50%
E M Forster1924A Passage to India
49%
Anthony Burgess1962A Clockwork Orange
48%
Ian McEwan2001Atonement
48%
Wilkie Collins1859The Woman in White
48%
Charles Dickens1853Bleak House
47%
E M Forster1908A Room with a View
46%
Salman Rushdie1981Midnight's Children
46%
Jane Austen1817Persuasion
44%
Thomas Hardy1895Jude the Obscure
43%
Philip Pullman1995-2000His Dark Materials
42%
Zadie Smith2000White Teeth
41%
Hilary Mantel2009Wolf Hall
40%
Graham Greene1938Brighton Rock
35%
E M Forster1910Howards End
35%
Kazuo Ishiguro1989Remains of the Day
34%
Stella Gibbons1932Cold Comfort Farm
33%
Kingsley Amis1954Lucky Jim
33%
Henry Fielding1749The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
32%
Thomas Hardy1886The Mayor of Casterbridge
31%
Muriel Spark1961The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
31%
D H Lawrence1920Women in Love
31%
Jeanette Winterson1985Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
29%
Laurence Stern1759The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
27%
Virginia Woolf1928Orlando
25%
Evelyn Waugh1938Scoop
25%
Jean Rhys1966Wide Sargasso Sea
25%
Kazuo Ishiguro2005Never Let Me Go
24%
Daniel Defoe1722Moll Flanders
22%
Monica Ali2003Brick Lane
21%
A S Byatt1990Possession
21%
Joseph Conrad1904Nostromo
20%
Doris Lessing1962The Golden Notebook
20%
W Somerset Maugham1915Of Human Bondage
19%
Charlotte Bronte1853Villette
19%
John Galsworthy1922The Forsyte Saga
18%
George Eliot1876Daniel Deronda
17%
Anthony Trollope1857Barchester Towers
16%
J G Ballard1973Crash
16%
Malcolm Lowry1947Under the Volcano
16%
Iris Murdoch1978The Sea, The Sea
15%
Virginia Woolf1931The Waves
15%
Anthony Powell1951-75A Dance to the Music of Time
14%
Samuel Richardson1748Clarissa
13%
Graham Greene1948The Heart of the Matter
13%
Graham Greene1951The End of the Affair
12%
Ford Madox Ford1915The Good Soldier
12%
Evelyn Waugh1928Decline and Fall
11%
Charles Dickens1848Dombey and Son
11%
Paul Scott1966The Jewel in the Crown
11%
V S Naipaul1961A House for Mr Biswas
10%
Ford Madox Ford1924-28Parade's End
9%
Alan Hollinghurst2004The Line of Beauty
9%
Zadie Smith2012NW
8%
Pat Barker1991-95Regeneration Trilogy
8%
Andrea Levy2004Small Island
8%
Hanif Kureishi1990The Buddha of Suburbia
8%
Julian Barnes2011The Sense of an Ending
8%
Anthony Trollope1875The Way We Live Now
7%
Alan Hollinghurst1988The Swimming Pool Library
6%
Henry Green1945Loving
5%
P G Wodehouse1938The Code of the Woosters
5%
Elizabeth Bowen1938The Death of the Heart
5%
Sarah Waters2009The Little Stranger
5%
George Gissing1891New Grub Street
4%
Penelope Fitzgerald1995The Blue Flower
4%
Arnold Bennett1908The Old Wives Tale
4%
Jeanette Winterson1987The Passion
4%
Joyce Cary1944The Horse's Mouth
3%
Edward St Aubyn1992-2012The Patrick Melrose Novels
3%
James Hogg1824The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
3%
Ali Smith2011There but for the
3%
Sybille Bedford1956A Legacy
2%
Barbara Pym1952Excellent Women
2%
Doris Lessing1974Memoirs of a Survivor
2%
Jane Gardam2004Old Filth
1%
Tom McCarthy2005Remainder
1%

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