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    Modern Libary's Top 100 Books (this century)

 
    Book
Author
Year
 
1  
Ulysses

James Joyce

1922



2  
The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1925

3  
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

1916



4  
Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

1958

5  
Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

1932

6  
The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

1924

7  
Catch-22

Joseph Heller

1961



8  
Darkness at Noon

Arthur Koestler

1940



9  
Sons and Lovers

D.H. Lawrence

1913



10  
The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

1939

11  
Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry

1947



12  
The Way of All Flesh

Samuel Butler

1903



13  
1984

George Orwell

1949

14  
I Claudius

Robert Graves

1934

15  
To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

1927



16  
An American Tragedy

Theodore Dreiser

1925

17  
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers

1940

18  
Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

1969

19  
Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

1952

20  
Native Son

Richard Wright

1940



21  
Henderson the Rain King

Saul Bellow

1959



22  
Appointment in Samarra

John O’Hara

1934



23  
USA (trilogy)

John Dos Passos

1930



24  
Winesburg Ohio

Sherwood Anderson

1919



25  
A Passage to India

E.M. Forster

1924



26  
The Wings of the Dove

Henry James

1902



27  
The Ambassadors

Henry James

1903



28  
Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1934



29  
Studs Lonigan Trilogy

James T. Farrell

1932



30  
The Good Soldier

Ford Madox Ford

1915



31  
Animal Farm

George Orwell

1945

32  
The Golden Bowl

Henry James

1904



33  
Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser

1960



34  
A Handful of Dust

Evelyn Waugh

1934

35  
As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

1930

36  
All the King’s Men

Robert Penn Warren

1946



37  
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Thornton Wilder

1927



38  
Howards End

E.M. Forster

1910

39  
Go Tell It on the Mountain

James Baldwin

1953



40  
The Heart of the Matter

Graham Greene

1948



41  
Lord of the Flies

William Golding

1954



42  
Deliverance

James Dickey

1970



43  
A Dance to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell

1951



44  
Point Counter Point

Aldous Huxley

1928



45  
The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

1926

46  
The Secret Agent

Joseph Conrad

1907



47  
Nostromo

Joseph Conrad

1904



48  
The Rainbow

D.H. Lawrence

1915



49  
Women in Love

D.H. Lawrence

1921



50  
Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller

1934



51  
The Naked and the Dead

Norman Mailer

1948



52  
Portnoy’s Complaint

Philip Roth

1969

53  
Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov

1962

54  
Light in August

William Faulkner

1932

55  
On the Road

Jack Kerouac

1957



56  
The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

1930



57  
Parade’s End

Ford Madox Ford

1924



58  
The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

1920



59  
Zuleika Dobson

Max Beerbohm

1911



60  
The Moviegoer

Walker Percy

1961



61  
Death Comes for the Archbishop

Willa Cather

1927



62  
From Here to Eternity

James Jones

1951



63  
The Wapshot Chronicle

John Cheever

1957



64  
The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

1951

65  
A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

1962



66  
Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham

1915



67  
Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

1902



68  
Main Street

Sinclair Lewis

1920



69  
The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

1905



70  
The Alexandria Quartet

Lawrence Durrell

1957



71  
A High Wind in Jamaica

Richard Hughes

1929



72  
A House for Mr. Biswas

V.S. Naipaul

1961



73  
The Day of the Locust

Nathanael West

1939



74  
A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

1929

75  
Scoop

Evelyn Waugh

1938



76  
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

1961



77  
Finnegans Wake

James Joyce

1939



78  
Kim

Rudyard Kipling

1901



79  
A Room with a View

E.M. Forster

1908



80  
Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh

1945

81  
The Adventures of Augie March

Saul Bellow

1953



82  
Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner

1971



83  
A Bend in the River

V.S. Naipaul

1979



84  
The Death of the Heart

Elizabeth Bowen

1938



85  
Lord Jim

Joseph Conrad

1900



86  
Ragtime

E.L. Doctorow

1975



87  
The Old Wives’ Tale

Arnold Bennett

1908



88  
The Call of the Wild

Jack London

1903

89  
Loving

Henry Green

1945



90  
Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

1981



91  
Tobacco Road

Erskine Caldwell

1932



92  
Ironweed

William Kennedy

1987



93  
The Magus

John Fowles

1966



94  
The Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys

1966



95  
Under the Net

Iris Murdoch

1954



96  
Sophie’s Choice

William Styron

1979

97  
The Sheltering Sky

Paul Bowles

1948

98  
The Postman Always Rings Twice

James M. Cain

1934

99  
The Ginger Man

J.P. Donleavy

1955

100  
The Magnificent Ambersons

Booth Tarkington

1918

 
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