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Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert1880
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James1881
Cruel Tales by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam1883
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans1884
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant1885
Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud1886
Pages from the Goncourt Journal by Edmond de Goncourt1887
Poems by Stéphane Mallarmé1887
The Damned by Joris-Karl Huysmans1891
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry1896
The Awkward Age by Henry James1899
The Immoralist by André Gide1902
Youth by Joseph Conrad1902
The Ambassadors by Henry James1903
Memoirs of My Dead Life by George Moore1906
The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster1907
The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge1907
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad1907
Siren Land by Norman Douglas1911
Alcools by Guillaume Apollinaire1913
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence1913
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust1913
Responsibilities (Dodo Press) by W. B. Yeats1914
Satires of Circumstance by Thomas Hardy1914
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford1915
Lustra of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound1916
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce1916
La jeune Parque by Paul Valéry1917
Prufrock and Other Observations by T. S. Eliot1917
South Wind by Norman Douglas1917
170 Chinese Poems by Arthur Waley1918
Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire1918
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey1918
The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Gerard Manley Hopkins1918
Tarr by Wyndham Lewis1918
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen1920
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound1920
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley1921
Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence1921
Charmes by Paul Valéry1922
The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield1922
Later poems by W. B. Yeats1922
Ulysses by James Joyce1922
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot1922
The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet1923
The Flower Beneath the Foot by Ronald Firbank1923
Harmonium by Wallace Stevens1923
Tulips and Chimneys by E. E. Cummings1923
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway1924
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster1924
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald1925
The Casuarina Tree by W. Somerset Maugham1926
If It Die by André Gide1926
Is 5 by E. E. Cummings1926
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway1926
Turbott Wolfe by William Plomer1926
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf1927
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh1928
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence1928
Nadja by André Breton1928
The Tower by William Butler Yeats1928
Ash Wednesday by T. S. Eliot1929
Brothers and Sisters by Ivy Compton-Burnett1929
Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau1929
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway1929
Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves1929
Living by Henry Green1929
The Winding Stair and Other Poems: A Facsimile Edition by William Butler Yeats1929
The Bridge by Hart Crane1930
Collected Poems by Edith Sitwell1930
A Draft of XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound1930
Axel's Castle: A Study of the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930 by Edmund Wilson1931
Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry1931
Sanctuary by William Faulkner1931
The Waves by Virginia Woolf1931
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley1932
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline1932
The Orators: An English Study by W. H. Auden1932
Selected Essays by T. S. Eliot1932
Man's Fate by Andre Malraux1933
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West1933
18 Poems by Dylan Thomas1934
The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces by Henry James1934
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald1934
Selected Poems by Marianne Moore1935
Ailleurs : Voyage en Grande Garabagne - Au pays de la Magie - Ici, Poddema by Henri Michaux1936
Twenty-five poems by Dylan Thomas1936
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre1938
Autumn journal : a poem by Louis MacNeice1939
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce1939
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood1939
Another Time by W. H. Auden1940
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler1940
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene1940
Au Pays de la Magie (French Poets) by Henri Michaux1941
The Stranger by Albert Camus1941
Ruins and Visions: Poems 1934–1942 by Stephen Spender1942
Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot1943
Animal Farm by George Orwell1945
Deaths and Entrances by Dylan Thomas1946
The Plague by Albert Camus1947
The Pisan Cantos by Ezra Pound1948
Selected Poems by John Betjeman1948
1984 by George Orwell1949

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"In 1965 Cyril Connolly published The Modern Movement, 100 [sic] Key Books from England, France and America, 1880-1950. These books, in his opinion, best illustrated the spirit of the modern movement which "dawned with Flaubert and Baudelaire, reached its zenith early in the century and only became past history in the fifties - if it has become past history." The list is limited to French , English and American literature because, as Connolly put it "without knowing German or Russian, I cannot absolutely judge a book from translation, however perfect...""

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