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Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Modern Classics

Literary classifications are arbitrary, in other words. All the books were published after 1950 but are at least 20 years old, so nothing after 1997.
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Excellent Women
Excellent Women
2
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
3
The Crucible
The Crucible
4
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
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5
A Kiss Before Dying
A Kiss Before Dying
6
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
7
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (Barbara Comyns)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (Barbara Comyns)
8
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
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The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley
10
The Fountain Overflows
The Fountain Overflows
11
Night
Night
12
Palace Walk
Palace Walk
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13
The Assistant
The Assistant
14
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Mary McCarthy)
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Mary McCarthy)
15
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
16
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
17
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
18
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
19
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
20
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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21
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
22
Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road
23
Cassandra at the Wedding (Dorothy Baker)
Cassandra at the Wedding (Dorothy Baker)
24
Pale Fire
Pale Fire
25
The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook
26
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
27
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
28
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar)
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar)
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29
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea  - Yukio Mishima
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea - Yukio Mishima
30
A Personal Matter - Kenzaburo Oe
A Personal Matter - Kenzaburo Oe
31
The Woman in the Dunes (Kobo Abe)
The Woman in the Dunes (Kobo Abe)
32
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
33
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
34
The Crying of Lot 49
The Crying of Lot 49
35
Stoner (John Williams)
Stoner (John Williams)
36
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
37
Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea
38
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
39
A Sport and a Pastime
A Sport and a Pastime
40
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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