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Best British Novels of the 20th Century

There is no doubt about the great influence British writers and books have had on world literature. Formal innovations (think of Virginia Woolf, for example) have been among the most important in the history of novels, and themes and contents of British books have helped shape the world in which we live today.
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To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
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Nostromo
Nostromo
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
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Howards End
Howards End
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The Good Soldier
The Good Soldier
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The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
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The Waves
The Waves
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Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)
Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
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Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
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The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
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The Power and the Glory
The Power and the Glory
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All Passion Spent (Vita Sackville West)
All Passion Spent (Vita Sackville West)
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence)
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I Claudius (Graves)
I Claudius (Graves)
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The Forsyte Saga (John Galsworthy)
The Forsyte Saga (John Galsworthy)
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The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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A Room With a View (E.M. Forster)
A Room With a View (E.M. Forster)
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The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
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A Dance to the Music of Time
A Dance to the Music of Time
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Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
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Animal Farm
Animal Farm
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The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
The End of the Affair (Graham Greene)
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Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
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Lanark (Alasdair Gray)
Lanark (Alasdair Gray)
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The Alexandria Quartet
The Alexandria Quartet
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The Swimming Pool Library (Alan Hollinghurst)
The Swimming Pool Library (Alan Hollinghurst)
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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
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Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
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The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
The Death of the Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)
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Scoop (Evelyn Waugh)
Scoop (Evelyn Waugh)
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A House for Mr. Biswas
A House for Mr. Biswas
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The Heart of the Matter (Graham Greene)
The Heart of the Matter (Graham Greene)
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Of Human Bondage (W Somerset Maugham)
Of Human Bondage (W Somerset Maugham)
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The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald)
The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald)
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