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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald1
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger2
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck3
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee4
The Color Purple by Alice Walker5
Ulysses by James Joyce6
Beloved by Toni Morrison7
Lord of the Flies by William Golding8
1984 by George Orwell9
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner10
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov11
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck12
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White13
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce14
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller15
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley16
Animal Farm by George Orwell17
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway18
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner19
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway20
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad21
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne22
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston23
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison24
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison25
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell26
Native Son by Richard Wright27
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey28
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut29
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway30
On the Road by Jack Kerouac31
The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway32
The Call of the Wild by Jack London33
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf34
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James35
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin36
The World According to Garp by John Irving37
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren38
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster39
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien40
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally41
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton42
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand43
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce44
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair45
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf46
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum47
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence48
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess49
The Awakening by Kate Chopin50
My Ántonia by Willa Cather51
Howards End by E. M. Forster52
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote53
Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger54
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie55
Jazz by Toni Morrison56
Sophie's Choice by William Styron57
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner58
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster59
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton60
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor61
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald62
Orlando by Virginia Woolf63
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence64
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe65
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut66
A Separate Peace by John Knowles67
Light in August by William Faulkner68
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James69
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe70
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier71
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams72
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs73
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh74
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence75
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe76
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway77
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein78
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett79
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer80
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys81
White Noise by Don DeLillo82
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather83
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller84
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells85
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad86
The Bostonians by Henry James87
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser88
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather89
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame90
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald91
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand92
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles93
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis94
Kim by Rudyard Kipling95
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald96
Rabbit, Run by John Updike97
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster98
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis99
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie100

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On July 21, 1998, the Radcliffe Publishing Course released its own list of the century's top 100 novels. The Radcliffe Publishing Course compiled its list at the request of the Modern Library and formally presented its list to the Modern Library's Board Chairman Christopher Cerf on July 24 in Cambridge.
"Students studying at Radcliffe today will be the leaders of the publishing industry tomorrow," said Cerf. "Their insights and observations give all of us a sneak-preview into the publishing trends of the 21st century."
The 100 Radcliffe publishing students were assigned the task of creating their own list of the 20th century's top 100 novels written in English. Like the Modern Library list, the students' lists were selected from 400 possible titles. Instructors of the course compiled and quantified the students' lists, creating the final Radcliffe Publishing Course list

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