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The Observer's list of the 100 best novels of all-time. For the full article go to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2003/oct/12/features.fiction. What constitutes as a good book is subjective, but The Observer has chosen their top 100 books with specific requirements and achievements in mind, and I think they've done well with their selection.
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Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Miguel de Cervantes

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The Pilgrim's Progress is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books

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Robinson Crusoe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Daniel Defoe

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Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Jonathan Swift

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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Stafford Hildred

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Clarissa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Samuel Richardson

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The Life and Opinions of Trist... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books

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Les Liaisons dangereuses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

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Emma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Jane Austen

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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Mary Shelley

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Nightmare Abbey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Thomas Love Peacock

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The Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Bruce Gamble

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The Charterhouse of Parma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books

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The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

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Sybil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Flora Rheta Schreiber

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David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Charles Dickens

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Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Emily Brontë

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Charlotte Brontë

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Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
William Makepeace Thackeray

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Herman Melville

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Madame Bovary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Gustave Flaubert

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The Woman in White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Wilkie Collins

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Louisa May Alcott

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The Way We Live Now is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Anthony Trollope

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Leo Tolstoy

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Daniel Deronda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
George Eliot

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The Brothers Karamazov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The Portrait of a Lady is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Nancy Kilpatrick

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Three Men in a Boat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Jerome K. Jerome

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books

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The diary of a nobody is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
George Grossmith

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Jude the Obscure is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Thomas Hardy

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The Riddle of the Sands is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Robert Erskine Childers

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The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Jack London

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Nostromo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Joseph Conrad

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The Wind in the Willows is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Kenneth Grahame

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In Search of Lost Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Marcel Proust

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The Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
D. H. Lawrence

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The Good Soldier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Ford Madox Ford

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The Thirty-nine Steps is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
James Joyce

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Mrs. Dalloway is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
David Dowling

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A Passage to India is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
E. M. Forster

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Trial is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Franz Kafka

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Men Without Women is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Observer's 100 Greatest Books
Ernest Hemingway