A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events. Here is the list of famous top 10 novels in the world.
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger.
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flaubert’s debut novel. The story focuses on a doctor’s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as one of the central works of world literature.
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, a middle-aged literature professor called Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. “Lolita” is his private nickname for Dolores.
6. Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by English author George Eliot, first published in eight instalments (volumes) during 1871–2. The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch and it comprises several distinct (though intersecting) stories and a large cast of characters.
7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River.
8. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history.
9. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet.
10. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab’s leg at the knee.