The best novels of all times

in the German language

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Franz Kafka (1883): "Der Prozess/ The Trial" (1915) +++
  2. Thomas Mann (1875): "Buddenbrooks" (1901) +++
  3. Robert Musil (1880): "Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften/Man Without Qualities" (1933) ++
  4. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749): "Wilhelm Meister" (1796) ++
  5. Franz Kafka (1883): "Das Schloss/ Castle" (1922) ++
  6. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749): "Die Wahlverwandtschaften" (1809) ++
  7. Hermann Broch (1886): "Der Tod des Vergil" (1945) ++
  8. Thomas Mann (1875): "Doktor Faustus" (1947) ++
  9. Theodor Fontane (1819): "Effi Briest" (1895) ++
  10. Joseph Roth (1894): "Radetskymarsch" (1932) ++
  11. Thomas Mann (1875): "Der Zauberberg" (1924) ++
  12. Elias Canetti (1905): "Die Blendung/ Auto Da Fe" (1935) ++
  13. Franz Kafka (1883): "Amerika" (1910) ++
  14. Ernst Hoffmann (1776): "Die Elexiere des Teufels" (1815) ++
  15. Heinrich Kleist (1777): "Die Marquise von O" (1808) ++
  16. Uwe Johnson (1934): "Jahrestage/ Anniversaries" (1983) ++
  17. Arthur Schnitzler (1862): "Traumnovelle" (1925) ++
  18. Theodor Fontane (1819): "Der Stechlin" (1899) ++
  19. Elfriede Jelinek (1946): "Die Ausgesperrten/ Wonderful Times" (1980) ++
  20. Wilhelm Raabe (1831): "Stopfkuchen" (1891) ++
  21. Thomas Bernhard (1931): "Korrektur/ Correction" (1975) ++
  22. Guenter Grass (1927): "Die Blechtrommel" (1959) +
  23. Adolf Wolfli (1864): "Autobiography" (1930) +

Chronological

See the Chronology of German Literature