Browse Topics

Services

Programs

Best Books
From Random House's Modern Library Board

1. ULYSSES
James Joyce

2. THE GREAT GATSBY
F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
James Joyce

4. LOLITA
Vladimir Nabokov

5. BRAVE NEW WORLD
Aldous Huxley

6. THE SOUND AND THE FURY
William Faulkner

7. CATCH-22
Joseph Heller

8. DARKNESS AT NOON
Arthur Koestler

9. SONS AND LOVERS
D.H. Lawrence

10. THE GRAPES OF WRATH
John Steinbeck

11. UNDER THE VOLCANO
Malcolm Lowry

12. THE WAY OF ALL FLESH
Samuel Butler

13. 1984
George Orwell

14. I, CLAUDIUS
Robert Graves

15. TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
Virginia Woolf

16. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Theodore Dreiser

17. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
Carson McCullers

18. SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE
Kurt Vonnegut

19. INVISIBLE MAN
Ralph Ellison

20. NATIVE SON
Richard Wright

21. HENDERSON THE RAIN KING
Saul Bellow

22. APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
John O'Hara

23. U.S.A. (trilogy)
John Dos Passos

24. WINESBURG, OHIO
Sherwood Anderson

25. A PASSAGE TO INDIA
E.M. Forster

26. THE WINGS OF THE DOVE
Henry James

27. THE AMBASSADORS
Henry James

28. TENDER IS THE NIGHT
F. Scott Fitzgerald

29. THE STUDS LONIGAN TRILOGY
James T. Farrell

30. THE GOOD SOLDIER
Ford Madox Ford

31. ANIMAL FARM
George Orwell

32. THE GOLDEN BOWL
Henry James

33. SISTER CARRIE
Theodore Dreiser

34. A HANDFUL OF DUST
Evelyn Waugh

35. AS I LAY DYING
William Faulkner

36. ALL THE KING'S MEN
Robert Penn Warren

37. THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY
Thornton Wilder

38. HOWARDS END
E.M. Forster

39. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
James Baldwin

40. THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Graham Greene

41. LORD OF THE FLIES
William Golding

42. DELIVERANCE
James Dickey

43. A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME (series)
Anthony Powell

44. POINT COUNTER POINT
Aldous Huxley

45. THE SUN ALSO RISES
Ernest Hemingway

46. THE SECRET AGENT
Joseph Conrad

47. NOSTROMO
Joseph Conrad

48. THE RAINBOW
D.H. Lawrence

49. WOMEN IN LOVE
D.H. Lawrence

50. TROPIC OF CANCER
Henry Miller
51. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
Norman Mailer

52. PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT
Philip Roth

53. PALE FIRE
Vladimir Nabokov

54. LIGHT IN AUGUST
William Faulkner

55. ON THE ROAD
Jack Kerouac

56. THE MALTESE FALCON
Dashiell Hammett

57. PARADE'S END
Ford Madox Ford

58. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Edith Wharton

59. ZULEIKA DOBSON
Max Beerbohm

60. THE MOVIEGOER
Walker Percy

61. DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP
Willa Cather

62. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
James Jones

63. THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLES
John Cheever

64. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
J.D. Salinger

65. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Anthony Burgess

66. OF HUMAN BONDAGE
W. Somerset Maugham

67. HEART OF DARKNESS
Joseph Conrad

68. MAIN STREET
Sinclair Lewis

69. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
Edith Wharton

70. THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET
Lawrence Durell

71. A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA
Richard Hughes

72. A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS
V.S. Naipaul

73. THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
Nathanael West

74. A FAREWELL TO ARMS
Ernest Hemingway

75. SCOOP
Evelyn Waugh

76. THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Muriel Spark

77. FINNEGANS WAKE
James Joyce

78. KIM
Rudyard Kipling

79. A ROOM WITH A VIEW
E.M. Forster

80. BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
Evelyn Waugh

81. THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
Saul Bellow

82. ANGLE OF REPOSE
Wallace Stegner

83. A BEND IN THE RIVER
V.S. Naipaul

84. THE DEATH OF THE HEART
Elizabeth Bowen

85. LORD JIM
Joseph Conrad

86. RAGTIME
E.L. Doctorow

87. THE OLD WIVES' TALE
Arnold Bennett

88. THE CALL OF THE WILD
Jack London

89. LOVING
Henry Green

90. MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN
Salman Rushdie

91. TOBACCO ROAD
Erskine Caldwell

92. IRONWEED
William Kennedy

93. THE MAGUS
John Fowles

94. WIDE SARGASSO SEA
Jean Rhys

95. UNDER THE NET
Iris Murdoch

96. SOPHIE'S CHOICE
William Styron

97. THE SHELTERING SKY
Paul Bowles

98. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
James M. Cain

99. THE GINGER MAN
J.P. Donleavy

100. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
Booth Tarkington