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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Radcliffe's List *100 Best Books of The Century


 On July 21, 1998, the Radcliffe Publishing Course compiled and released its own list of the century’s top 100 novels, at the request of the Modern Library editorial board.

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  6. Ulysses by James Joyce
  7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  8. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  9. 1984 by George Orwell
  10. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  11. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
  12. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  13. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  14. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  15. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  16. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  17. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  18. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  19. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  20. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  21. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  22. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
  23. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  24. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  25. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  26. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  27. Native Son by Richard Wright
  28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  29. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  30. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  31. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  32. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  34. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  35. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  36. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  37. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  38. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  39. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
  40. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  41. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
  42. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  43. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  44. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
  45. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  46. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  47. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  48. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  49. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  50. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  51. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  52. Howards End by E.M. Forster
  53. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  54. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  55. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  56. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  57. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  58. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  59. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  60. A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  61. Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  62. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  63. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  64. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  65. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  66. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  67. Light in August by William Faulkner
  68. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  69. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  70. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  71. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  72. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  73. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  74. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
  75. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
  76. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
  77. The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
  78. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  79. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  80. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  81. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  82. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
  83. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  84. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  85. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  86. The Bostonians by Henry James
  87. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  88. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  89. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  90. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  91. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  92. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  93. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  94. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  95. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  96. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  97. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
  98. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  99. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

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