100 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

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