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Time's List of the 100 Best Novels 1923 to 2005 (2005)

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  • A - B
  • The Adventures of Augie March
  • All the King’s Men
  • American Pastoral
  • An American Tragedy
  • Animal Farm
  • Appointment in Samarra
  • Are You There God?

Radcliffe Publishing Course's 100 Best Novels (1998)

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  • The Great Gatsby
  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • by J.D. Salinger
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • by John Steinbeck
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • by Harper Lee
  • The Color Purple
  • by Alice Walker
  • Ulysses
  • by James Joyce
  • Beloved
  • by Toni Morrison
  • The Lord of the Flies
  • by William GOLDING
  • 1984
  • by George Orwell
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • by William Faulkner
  • Lolita
  • by Vladmir Nabokov
  • Of Mice and Men
  • by John Steinbeck
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • by E.B.

Modern Library 100 Best Novels (1999)

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  • The following is the Board's list:
  • ULYSSES
  • by James Joyce
  • THE GREAT GATSBY
  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
  • by James Joyce
  • LOLITA
  • by Vladimir Nabokov
  • BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
  • THE SOUND AND THE FURY
  • by William Faulkner
  • CATCH-22
  • by Joseph Heller
  • DARKNESS AT NOON
  • by Arthur Koestler
  • SONS AND LOVERS
  • by D.H.

Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction (1998)

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  • The following is the Board's list:
  • THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS
  • by Henry Adams
  • THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
  • by William James
  • UP FROM SLAVERY
  • by Booker T. Washington
  • A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN
  • by Virginia Woolf
  • SILENT SPRING
  • by Rachel Carson
  • SELECTED ESSAYS, 1917-1932
  • by T. S. Eliot
  • THE DOUBLE HELIX
  • by James D. Watson
  • SPEAK, MEMORY
  • by Vladimir Nabokov
  • THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE
  • by H. L.

Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 — A Personal Choice by Anthony Burgess (1984)

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  • 1930s[edit]
  • 1939 – Henry Green – Party Going (1939)
  • 1939 – Aldous Huxley – After Many a Summer (1939)
  • 1939 – James Joyce – Finnegans Wake (1939)
  • 1939 – Flann O'Brien – At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
  • 1940s[edit]
  • 1940 – Graham Greene – The Power and the Glory (1940)
  • 1940 – Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
  • 1940 – C. P. Snow – Strangers and Brothers (1940)
  • 1941 – Rex Warner – The Aerodrome (1941)
  • 1944 – Joyce Cary – The Horse's Mouth (1944)
  • 1944 – W.

The 20th Century’s Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction by Larry McCaffery

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  • 1. Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov, 1962
  • 2. Ulysses, James Joyce, 1922
  • 3. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon, 1973
  • 4. The Public Burning , Robert Coover, 1977
  • 5. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner, 1929
  • 6. Trilogy (Molloy [1953] , Malone Dies [1956], The Unnamable [1957]), Samuel Beckett
  • 7. The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein, 1925
  • 8. Nova Trilogy (The Soft Machine [1962], Nova Express [1964], The Ticket that Exploded, [1967]), William S. Burroughs
  • 9. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955
  • 10. Finnegans’ Wake, James Joyce, 1941
  • 11.

Horror: The 100 Best Books edited by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (November 1988)

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  • Christopher Marlowe - The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
  • William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • John Webster - The White Devil
  • William Godwin - Things As They Are; or: The Adventures of Caleb Williams
  • Matthew Gregory Lewis - The Monk: A Romance
  • E.T.A.

Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books by H.R.F. Keating (1987)

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  • Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  • Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone
  • Charles Dickens - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • E. W. Hornung - The Amateur Cracksman
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Jacques Futrelle - The Thinking Machine
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart - The Circular Staircase
  • G. K. Chesterton - The Innocence of Father Brown
  • Melville Davisson Post - Uncle Abner
  • Edgar Wallace - The Mind of J. G. Reeder
  • Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Dashiell Hammett - Red Harvest
  • C. H. B.

Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1949-1984 by David Pringle (1985)

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  • George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • George R. Stewart - Earth Abides
  • Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles
  • Robert A. Heinlein - The Puppet Masters
  • John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids
  • Bernard Wolfe - Limbo
  • Alfred Bester - The Demolished Man
  • Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
  • Arthur C. Clarke - Childhood's End
  • Charles L. Harness - The Paradox men
  • Ward Moore - Bring the Jubilee
  • Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth - The Space Merchants
  • Clifford D.

Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1946-1987 by David Pringle (1988, UK)

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  • Mervyn Peake Titus Groan. 1946
  • A. E. van Vogt The Book of Ptath. 1947
  • Fletcher Pratt The Well of the Unocorn. 1948
  • Jack Williamson Darker Than You. 1948
  • Robert Graves Seven Days in New Crete
  • John Myers Myers Silverlock
  • L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt The Castle of Iron. 1950
  • Robert E. Howard Conan the Conqueror. 1950
  • C. S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 1950
  • Mervyn Peake Gormenghast
  • Jack Vance The Dying Earth. 1950
  • Sarban The Sound of his Horn. 1952
  • Fritz Leiber Conjure Wife. 1953
  • Fritz Leiber The Sinful Ones.