솔트레이크시티 공공도서관이 뽑은 좋은 소설 100권

미국에 와서 살면서 주로 이론서나 논문만 보고 살았다. 소설을 볼 엄두도 못냈다. 최근에 미국소설에 관심을 가지기는 했지만, 무슨 소설을 봐야할지 영 감이 안왔다. 이런 추천 소설 목록은 새로운 영역을 개척하는데 도움이 된다.

솔트레이크시티 공공도서관에 선정한 좋은 소설 100권 대한 목록이다. 얼마나 많은 사람이 뽑았는지, 어떤 선정의 기준이 있었는지 정확히 알 수는 없다. 도서관 직원과 일반인 투표로 선정한 것이라고만 적혀 있다. 이 동네의 지역 특성이 어느 정도 반영되어 있겠지만, 일반적으로 명작 소설이라고 할만한 작품들이다. 뉴욕이나 시카고 같은 대도시 공공도서관에서 나온 목록이 있으면 비교해 보는 것도 재밌을 거 같다.

솔트레이크시티 도서관은 이런 가이드 목록을 만드는데 은근히 열심이다. 좋은 도서관이 되기 위해서 책을 많이 구비하는 것도 중요하지만, 책을 안내하고 권하는 일이 더 필요하다. 이런 도우미가 없다면 엄청난 정보의 홍수에 허덕이게 될 것이 뻔하다.

영어 소설에 관심이 있으신 분은 참고하세요 🙂

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
3. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
5. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
11. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
12. Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
13. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
14. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
15. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
16. The World According to Garp by John Irving
17. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
18. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
19. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
20. My Antonia by Willa Cather
21. Native Son by Richard Wright
22. 1984 by George Orwell
23. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
24. Dune by Frank Herbert
25. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
26. Beloved by Toni Morrison
27. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
28. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
29. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
30. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
31. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
32. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
33. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
34. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
35. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
36. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
37. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
38. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
39. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
40. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
41. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
42. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
43 The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
44. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
45. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
46. Animal Farm by George Orwell
47. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
48. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
49. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
50. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
51. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
52. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
53. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
54. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
55. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
56. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
57. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
58. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
59. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
60. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
61. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
62. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
63. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
64. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
65. Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
66. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
67. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
68. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
69 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
70. Lust for Life by Irving Stone
71. The Magus by John Fowles
72. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
73. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
74. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
75. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
76. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
77. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
78. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
79. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
80. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
81. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
82. The Shining by Stephen King
83. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
84. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
85. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
86. Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
87. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
88. Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
89. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
90. Ulysses by James Joyce
91. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
92. Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
93 The All of It by Jeannette Haien
94. The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
95. Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
96. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
97. Possession by A. S. Byatt
98. A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
99. Stone Junction: An Alchemical Potboiler by Jim Dodge
100. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

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