One novel on the list:
War and Peace by Leo TolstoyRead about all ten floggings on Mullan's list.
Corporal punishment commonly epitomises the collapse of humanity in Tolstoy's fiction. Kind, peaceable Pierre comes upon a flogging of a French cook in a Moscow square. Accused of being a spy, the Frenchman is flogged. A crowd of "officials, burghers, shopkeepers, peasants and women in cloaks and in pelisses" looks on in satisfaction.
War and Peace also appears on Niall Ferguson's 5 most important books list and Norman Mailer's top ten works of literature list.
Michael Jubien had some quality insights on War and Peace at Writers Read.