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Bookriot's 100 Must-Read Modern Classics

'...here are my arbitrary rules for what a modern classic is: all the books below were published after 1950 but are at least 20 years old, so nothing after 1997. This list is my best guess about the books that matter from a period of not-quite 50 years in the second half of the twentieth century. Somebody else... read more
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Excellent Women
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Invisible Man
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The Crucible
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Fahrenheit 451
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A Kiss Before Dying
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Waiting for Godot
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Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (Barbara Comyns)
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
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The Talented Mr. Ripley
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The Fountain Overflows
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Night
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Palace Walk
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13
The Assistant
14
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Mary McCarthy)
15
On the Road
16
Things Fall Apart
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The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
18
A Raisin in the Sun
19
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
20
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
21
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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Revolutionary Road
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Cassandra at the Wedding (Dorothy Baker)
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The Golden Notebook
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25
Pale Fire
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
27
The Fire Next Time
28
Hopscotch
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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea
30
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
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A Personal Matter
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The Woman in the Dunes (Kobo Abe)
33
Autobiography of Malcom X (Malcom X, Alex Haley)
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The Crying of Lot 49
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Stoner (Williams)
36
In Cold Blood
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37
Wide Sargasso Sea
38
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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A Sport and a Pastime
40
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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