Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century

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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 show more 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 show less
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The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger
2
The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck
3
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee
4
The Color Purple (1982) by Alice Walker
5
Ulysses (1922) by James Joyce
6
Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison
7
Lord of the Flies (1954) by William Golding
8
1984 (1949) by George Orwell
9
The Sound and the Fury (1929) by William Faulkner
10
Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov
11
Of Mice and Men (1937) by John Steinbeck
12
Charlotte's Web (1952) by E. B. White
13
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) by James Joyce
14
Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller
15
Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley
16
Animal Farm (1945) by George Orwell
17
The Sun Also Rises (1926) by Ernest Hemingway
18
As I Lay Dying (1930) by William Faulkner
19
A Farewell to Arms (1929) by Ernest Hemingway
20
Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad
21
Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) by A. A. Milne
22
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston
23
Invisible Man (1952) by Ralph Ellison
24
Song of Solomon (1977) by Toni Morrison
25
Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell
26
Native Son (1940) by Richard Wright
27
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey
28
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
29
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) by Ernest Hemingway
30
On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac
31
The Old Man and the Sea (1950) by Ernest Hemingway
32
The Call of the Wild (1903) by Jack London
33
To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf
34
The Portrait of a Lady (1908) by Henry James
35
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) by James Baldwin
36
The World According to Garp (1978) by John Irving
37
All the King's Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren
38
A Room with a View (1908) by E. M. Forster
39
The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien
40
Schindler's Ark (1982) by Thomas Keneally
41
The Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton
42
The Fountainhead (1943) by Ayn Rand
43
Finnegans Wake (1939) by James Joyce
44
The Jungle (1906) by Upton Sinclair
45
Mrs. Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf
46
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum
47
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1960) by D. H. Lawrence
48
A Clockwork Orange (1962) by Anthony Burgess
49
The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin
50
My √Āntonia (1918) by Willa Cather
51
Howards End (1910) by E. M. Forster
52
In Cold Blood (1965) by Truman Capote
53
Franny and Zooey (1955) by J. D. Salinger
54
The Satanic Verses (1988) by Salman Rushdie
55
Jazz (1992) by Toni Morrison
56
Sophie's Choice (1979) by William Styron
57
Absalom, Absalom! (1936) by William Faulkner
58
A Passage to India (1924) by E. M. Forster
59
Ethan Frome (1911) by Edith Wharton
60
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (1955) by Flannery O'Connor
61
Tender is the Night (1934) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
62
Orlando: A Biography (1928) by Virginia Woolf
63
Sons And Lovers (1913) by D. H. Lawrence
64
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) by Tom Wolfe
65
Cat's Cradle (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut
66
A Separate Peace (1959) by John Knowles
67
Light in August (1932) by William Faulkner
68
The Wings of the Dove (1902) by Henry James
69
Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe
70
Rebecca (1938) by Daphne Du Maurier
71
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams
72
Naked Lunch (1962) by William S. Burroughs
73
Brideshead Revisited (1945) by Evelyn Waugh
74
Women in Love (1920) by D. H. Lawrence
75
Look Homeward, Angel (1929) by Thomas Wolfe
76
In Our Time (1925) by Ernest Hemingway
77
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) by Gertrude Stein
78
The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiell Hammett
79
The Naked and the Dead (1948) by Norman Mailer
80
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by Jean Rhys
81
White Noise (1984) by Don DeLillo
82
O Pioneers! (1913) by Willa Cather
83
Tropic of Cancer (1934) by Henry Miller
84
The War of the Worlds (1897) by H. G. Wells
85
Lord Jim (1900) by Joseph Conrad
86
The Bostonians (1886) by Henry James
87
An American Tragedy (1925) by Theodore Dreiser
88
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) by Willa Cather
89
The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame
90
This Side of Paradise (1920) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
91
Atlas Shrugged (1957) by Ayn Rand
92
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969) by John Fowles
93
Babbitt (1922) by Sinclair Lewis
94
Kim (1901) by Rudyard Kipling
95
The Beautiful and Damned (1922) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
96
Rabbit, Run (1960) by John Updike
97
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) by E. M. Forster
98
Main Street (1920) by Sinclair Lewis
99
Midnight's Children (1981) by Salman Rushdie
100

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