TIME's 100 Best Novels

We all love lists, but even I was surprised by how popular our TIME 100 list of the world's greatest movies turned out to be when it premiered on TIME.com in May. Compiled by our film critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel, the list has been viewed by millions of visitors, drawn cheers (thanks for including Sweet Smell of Success) and jeers (what happened to Gone With the Wind?) and still remains one of TIME.com's most clicked-on special features.

This week we introduce our TIME 100 list of the best novels on TIME.com and I expect the...

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