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Top 50 English-Language Novels of the 20th Century (MALE Authors)

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
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Ulysses
Ulysses
7
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
8
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
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9
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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
Invisible Man
13
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
16
Native Son
Native Son
17
On the Road
On the Road
18
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
19
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
20
A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
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21
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
22
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
23
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
24
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
25
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
26
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
27
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
28
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
29
Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)
30
Tender Is the Night
Tender Is the Night
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Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
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A Passage to India (E. M. Forster)
A Passage to India (E. M. Forster)
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33
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
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All the King's Men
All the King's Men
35
Howards End
Howards End
36
Sons and Lovers
Sons and Lovers
37
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
38
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover
39
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
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I, Claudius
I, Claudius
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