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Book awards: Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century

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The Stranger by Albert Camus1
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust2
The Trial by Franz Kafka3
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry4
Man's Fate by Andre Malraux5
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline6
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck7
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway8
Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier9
Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian10
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir11
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett12
Being And Nothingness: An Essay On Phenomenological Ontology by Jean-Paul Sartre13
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco14
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 : an experiment in literary investigation {Volume One, Parts I-II} by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn15
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn15
Paroles by Jacques Prevert16
Alcools by Guillaume Apollinaire17
The Blue Lotus by Hergé18
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank19
Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss20
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley21
1984 by George Orwell22
Asterix the Gaul by René Goscinny23
The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco24
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality by Sigmund Freud25
The Abyss by Marguerite Yourcenar26
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov27
Ulysses by James Joyce28
The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati29
The Counterfeiters by André Gide30
The Horseman on the Roof by Jean Giono31
Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen32
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez33
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner34
Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac35
Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau36
Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. von D. by Stefan Zweig37
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell38
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence39
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann40
Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan41
The Silence of the Sea by Vercors42
Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec43
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle44
Under Satan's Sun by Georges Bernanos45
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald46
The Joke by Milan Kundera47
Contempt by Alberto Moravia48
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie49
Nadja by André Breton50
Aurélien by Louis Aragon51
Le soulier de satin by Paul Claudel52
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello53
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht54
Friday, or, The Other Island by Michel Tournier55
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells56
Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi57
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien58
Les Vrilles de la vigne by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette59
Capital of Pain / L'amour la poésie by Paul Éluard60
Martin Eden by Jack London61
Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea by Hugo Pratt62
Writing Degree Zero by Roland Barthes63
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll64
The Opposing Shore by Julien Gracq65
The order of things: an archaeology of the human sciences by Michel Foucault66
On the Road by Jack Kerouac67
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf68
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf69
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury70
The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras71
The Interrogation by J. M. G. Le Clezio72
Tropisms by Nathalie Sarraute73
The Journal of Jules Renard by Jules Renard74
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad75
Écrits: A Selection by Jacques Lacan76
The Theater and Its Double by Antonin Artaud77
Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos78
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges79
Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars80
The General of the Dead Army by Ismail Kadare81
Sophie's Choice by William Styron82
Gypsy Ballads by Federico García Lorca83
Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon84
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet85
The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil86
Fureur et Mystère by René Char87
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger88
No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase89
Blake & Mortimer - L'Intégrale : Le Secret de l'Espadon by Edgar P. Jacobs90
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke91
La modification by Michel Butor92
Passing Time by Michel Butor92
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt93
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov94
The Rosy Crucifixion: Sexus, Plexus, Nexus by Henry Miller95
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler96
Seamarks by Saint-John Perse97
Gaston, tome 1 by André Franquin98
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry99
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie100

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A poll conducted by the French newspaper Le Monde about the books that best stayed in your memory from the 20th century.

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