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100 Best Novels of the 20th century

Five Stars

1 Fitzgerald, F Scott  -  The Great Gatsby (1925)
2 Foster, E M - A Passage to India (1924)
3 Golding, William-  The Lord of the Flies (1954)
4 Huxley, Aldous, - Brave New World (1932)
5 Nabokov, Vladimir -  Lolita (1958)
6 Orwell, George - Animal Farm (1946)
7 Rushdie, Salman - Midnight's Children (1981)
8 Salinger, J D - The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
9 Steinbeck, John -  The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
10 Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse (1927)

Four stars

11 Burgess, Anthony -  A Clockwork Orange (1962)
12 Conrad, Joseph - The Heart of Darkness (1902)
13 Faulkner, William - Light in August (1932)

14 Heller, Joseph Catch-22 (1961)
15 Hemingway, Ernest -  The Sun Also Rises (1926)
16 Joyce, James - Ulysses (1922)
17 Kerouac, Jack On the Road (1957)
18 Lawrence, D H - Sons and Lovers (1913)
19 Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mocking Bird (19xx)
20 Morrison, Toni -  Beloved (19xx)
21 Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
22 Waugh, Evelyn - Brideshead Revisited (1945)

Three stars

23 Amis, Kingsley - Lucky Jim (19xx)
24 Anderson, Sherwood - Winesburg, Ohio (1924)
25 Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)
26 Burroughs, William Rice - The Naked Lunch ( 1959)
27 Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
28 Dickey, James-  Deliverance (1949)
29 Dreisner, Theodore - An American Tragedy (1925)
30 Du Maurrier, Daphne -  Rebecca (19xx)
31 Elison, Ralph -  Invisible Man (1952)
32 Fowles, John - The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969)
33 Graves, Robert I, Claudius (1934)
34 Hammett, Dashiel The Maltese Falcon (1930)
35 Ishiguri,Kazuo The Remains of the Day (19xx)
36 Kesey, Ken One Flies Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)
37 Miller, Henry Tropic of Cancer (1934)
38 O'Hara, John -  Appointment in Samarra (1934)
39 Rhys, Jean - Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)
40 Roth, Philip -  Portnoy's Complaint (1959)
41 Styron, William - Sophie's Choice (1979)
42 Tolkien JJ R - Lord of the Rings (19xx)
43 Warren, Robert Penn - All the King's Men (1946)
44 West, Nathaniel - The Day of the Locust (1939)
45 Wright, Richard -  Native Son (1960)

Two Stars

46 Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart (1959)
47 Amis, Martin Money (1984)
48 Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
49 Bowen, Elizabeth The Death of the Heart (1938)
50 Byatt, A S Possession (1990)
51 Chandler, Raymond -  The Big Sleep (1939)
52 De Lillo, Don - White Noise (1985)
53 Doctorow, E L Ragtime (1975)
54 Donleavy, J P - The Ginger Man (1955)
55 Dos Passos, John U S A (1937)
56 Ellis, Brett Easton - American Psycho (19xx)
57 Faulkes, Sebastian - Birdsong (19xx)
58 Ford, Richard - The Sportswriter (1986)
59 Graham, Kenneth - The Wind in the Willows
60 Green, Henry - Loving (1945)
61 Greene, Graham The Heart of the Matter (1948)
62 Hurston, Zora Neal - Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
63 Kennedy, William -  Ironweed (1983)
64 Kipling, Rudyard -  Kim (1901)
65 LeCarré, John - The Spy Who Came From the Cold (1964)
66 Lewis, Cecil Day - The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe
67 Lewis, Sinclair - Main Street (1920)
68 London, Jack - The Call of the Wild (1903)
69 Lowry, Malcolm - Under the Volcano (1947)
70 Madox Ford, Ford  - The Good Soldier (1915)
71 Mailer, Norman The Naked and the Dead (1948)
72 McCarthy, Cormac - Blood Meridian (1986)
73 McCullers, Carson - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)
74 Murdoch, Iris - Under the Net (1954)
75 Naipal, V S - A House for Mr Biswas (1961)
76 Percy, Walker The Moviegoer (1961)
77 Persig, Robert Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
78 Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar
79 Powell, Anthony A Dance to the Music Of Time (1975)
80 Sinclair, Upton - The Jungle (19xx)
81 Somerset Maughham, W Of Human Bondage (1916)
82 Spark, Muriel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)
83 Stegner, Wallace - Angel of Repose (1971)
84 Thompson, Hunter Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (19xx)
85 Updike, John Rabbit, Run (1960)
86 Walker, Alice - The Colour Purple (19xx)
87 White, E B Charlotte's Web
88 Wilder, Thorton - The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)
89 Wolfe, Tom - The Bonfire of the Vanities (19xx)

One star

90 Butler, Samuel  - Twice (1934)
91 Capote, Truman - In Cold Blood (19xx)
92 Doyle, Roddy - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (19xx)
93 King, Stephen - It (19xx)
94 Pynchon, Thomas -  The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)
95 Wolfe, Thomas -  Look Homeward, Angel (19xx)
96 Wouk, Herman - The Caine Mutiny (19x)
97 Durrell, Lawrence, The Alexandria Quartet (1960)
98 Keneally, Thomas - Schindler's List (19xx)
99 Lessing, Doris - The Golden Notebook (1962)
100 Caldwell, Erskine - Tobacco Road (1933)