Travel Movies Books Food Other
Sign In
Trending
New
Popular
type to search

Firsts Magazine's Top 100 Omitted From Modern Library List

Firsts, the book collecting magazine, solicited reader's suggestions for books omitted from the Modern Library's 100 best novels of the century. These are the top 15 by votes counted and then the remaining 85 of the top 100 in alphabetical order by title.
"Note that thirteen of the top fifteen are American and virtually all of the top 100, barring a few English and Canadian writers. Note also that the Modern Library 100 best novels of the century was novels and several works here are not novels." List sourced from November, 1999 issue of Firsts.
1,279 users · 1,650 views
 
made by Markd9528
avg. score: 14 of 100 (14%)
required scores: 1, 6, 9, 14, 21 

How many have you read?

Page 1 of 3
1
Lonesome Dove (Larry Mcmurtry)
Lonesome Dove (Larry Mcmurtry)
2
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
3
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
4
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
5
Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
6
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
7
The Caine Mutiny (Herman Wouk)
The Caine Mutiny (Herman Wouk)
8
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
9
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
10
The Razor's Edge (Somerset Maugham)
The Razor's Edge (Somerset Maugham)
11
The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)
The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)
12
The Natural (Bernard Malamud)
The Natural (Bernard Malamud)
ADVERTISEMENT
13
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
14
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
15
Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
16
And Then Were None (Agatha Cristie)
And Then Were None (Agatha Cristie)
17
Ask the Dust (John Fante)
Ask the Dust (John Fante)
18
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Wallace Stegner)
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Wallace Stegner)
19
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
20
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
21
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)
22
Call It Sleep (Henry Roth)
Call It Sleep (Henry Roth)
23
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
24
The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
ADVERTISEMENT
25
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
26
The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
27
The Confessions of Nat Turner (William Styron)
The Confessions of Nat Turner (William Styron)
28
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
29
Desert Solitaire (Edward Abbey)
Desert Solitaire (Edward Abbey)
30
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Anne Tyler)
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Anne Tyler)
31
Dog Soldiers (Robert Stone)
Dog Soldiers (Robert Stone)
32
Dubliners (James Joyce)
Dubliners (James Joyce)
33
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
34
Elmer Gantry (Sinclair Lewis)
Elmer Gantry (Sinclair Lewis)
35
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
36
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
ADVERTISEMENT
37
Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)
Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)
38
Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
39
The Friendly Persuasion (Jessamyn West)
The Friendly Persuasion (Jessamyn West)
40
From Russia With Love (Ian Fleming)
From Russia With Love (Ian Fleming)
Page 1 of 3
Click books you've read