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Top 200 English-Language Novels of the 20th Century

The books are listed in order of ranking - i.e., the top rated book is listed first. This list is a composite of four earlier lists compiled by the Modern Library, the Library Journal, Koen Book Distributors, and students of the Radcliffe Publishing Course. It was compiled by Brian Kunde of Stanford University in hope of arriving at a more comprehensive view of what the 20th century's best fiction actually is.
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
3
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
4
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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Lolita
Lolita
6
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
7
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
8
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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9
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
10
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
12
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
13
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
15
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
17
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
18
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
19
Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
20
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
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21
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
22
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
23
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
24
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
25
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
26
A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
27
My Antonia
My Antonia
28
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
29
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
30
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
31
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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33
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
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The World According to Garp (John Irving)
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
35
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
36
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
37
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
38
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
39
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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