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 英国小説のベスト100を世界の批評家が選出した記事。

 よくありそうなリストだが、英国以外の国の批評家が選んだという点がおもしろい。英国小説の専門家とこのリストについて話し合ったところ、英国の批評家が選べば違うリストになるだろうと。当然か。しかし、おもしろい。元の記事は BBC Culture の記事。 

 この100選は100位から1位へとカウントダウン方式で並ぶ。やや、読みにくいので、1位から並べなおしてみる。何といっても目を引くのがベスト3を女性作家が独占していることだろう。

1. Middlemarch (George Eliot, 1874)
2. To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf, 1927)
3. Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf, 1925)
4. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)
5. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë, 1847)
6. Bleak House (Charles Dickens, 1853)
7. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
8. David Copperfield (Charles Dickens, 1850)
9. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, 1818)
10. Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1848)
11. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen, 1813)
12. Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell, 1949)
13. The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford, 1915)
14. Clarissa (Samuel Richardson,1748)
15. Atonement (Ian McEwan, 2001)
16. The Waves (Virginia Woolf, 1931)
17. Howards End (EM Forster, 1910)
18. Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989)
19. Emma (Jane Austen, 1815)
20. Persuasion (Jane Austen, 1817)
21. Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad, 1899)
22. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (Henry Fielding, 1749)
23. Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy, 1895)
24. The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing, 1962)
25. White Teeth (Zadie Smith, 2000)
26. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien, 1954)
27. Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe, 1719)
28. Villette (Charlotte Brontë, 1853)
29. Brick Lane (Monica Ali, 2003)
30. Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe, 1722)
31. The End of the Affair (Graham Greene, 1951)
32. A Room with a View (EM Forster, 1908)
33. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
34. Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro, 2005)
35. Remainder (Tom McCarthy, 2005)
36. A Dance to the Music of Time (Anthony Powell, 1951-1975)
37. Decline and Fall (Evelyn Waugh, 1928)
38. The Passion (Jeanette Winterson, 1987)
39.  The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes, 2011)
40. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
41. Dombey and Son (Charles Dickens, 1848)
42. Brighton Rock (Graham Greene, 1938)
43. The Swimming Pool Library (Alan Hollinghurst, 1988)
44. Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel, 2009)
45. The Little Stranger  (Sarah Waters, 2009)
46. Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie, 1981)
47. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne, 1759)
48. Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis, 1954)
49. Possession (AS Byatt, 1990)
50. A Passage to India (EM Forster, 1924)
51. Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy, 1891)
52. New Grub Street (George Gissing, 1891)
53. Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys, 1966)
54. NW (Zadie Smith, 2012)
55. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift, 1726)
56. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson, 1985)
57. Parade’s End (Ford Madox Ford, 1924-1928)
58. Loving (Henry Green, 1945)
59. The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst, 2004)
60. Sons and Lovers (DH Lawrence, 1913)
61. The Sea, The Sea (Iris Murdoch, 1978)
62. Animal Farm (George Orwell, 1945)
63. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark, 1961)
64. The Way We Live Now (Anthony Trollope, 1875)
65. Orlando (Virginia Woolf, 1928)
66. Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen, 1811)
67. Crash (JG  Ballard 1973)
68. A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess, 1962)
69. Nostromo (Joseph Conrad, 1904)
70. Daniel Deronda (George Eliot, 1876)
71. Old Filth (Jane Gardam, 2004)
72. The Heart of the Matter (Graham Greene, 1948)
73. The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald, 1995)
74. The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy, 1886)
75. Women in Love (DH Lawrence, 1920)
76. Small Island (Andrea Levy, 2004)
77. Of Human Bondage (W Somerset Maugham, 1915)
78. A House for Mr Biswas (VS Naipaul, 1961)
79. His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman, 1995-2000)
80. Excellent Women (Barbara Pym, 1952)
81. The Jewel in the Crown (Paul Scott, 1966)
82. The Patrick Melrose Novels (Edward St Aubyn, 1992-2012)
83. Barchester Towers (Anthony Trollope, 1857)
84. Scoop (Evelyn Waugh, 1938)
85. Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker, 1991-1995)
86. A Legacy (Sybille Bedford, 1956)
87. The Old Wives’ Tale (Arnold Bennett,1908)
88. The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen, 1938)
89. The Horse’s Mouth (Joyce Cary, 1944)
90. The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins, 1859)
91. The Forsyte Saga (John Galsworthy, 1922)
92. Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons, 1932)
93. Lord of the Flies (William Golding, 1954)
94. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (James Hogg, 1824)
95. The Buddha of Suburbia (Hanif Kureishi, 1990)
96. Memoirs of a Survivor (Doris Lessing, 1974)
97. The Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis, 1949-1954)
98. Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry,1947)

99. There but for the (Ali Smith, 2011)

100. The Code of the Woosters (PG Wodehouse, 1938)

 

 

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