Erica Jong's Top 100 20th Century Novels by Women

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Work
The House of the Spirits (1982) by Isabel Allende
Bastard Out of Carolina (1992) by Dorothy Allison
The Dollmaker (1954) by Harriette Arnow
The Ghost Road (1995) by Pat Barker
Nightwood (1936) by Djuna Barnes
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1976) by Ann Beattie
The Death of the Heart (1938) by Elizabeth Bowen
Hotel du Lac (1984) by Anita Brookner
Rubyfruit Jungle (1973) by Rita Mae Brown
Civil Wars (1984) by Rosellen Brown
Possession (1990) by A. S. Byatt
Nights at the Circus (1984) by Angela Carter
My √Āntonia (1918) by Willa Cather
Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories (1985) by Rebecca Harding Davis
Clear Light of Day (1980) by Anita Desai
A Book of Common Prayer (1977) by Joan Didion
Play It As It Lays (1970) by Joan Didion
Stones for Ibarra (1984) by Harriet Doerr
The Realms of Gold (1975) by Margaret Drabble
The Waterfall (1969) by Margaret Drabble
Rebecca (1938) by Daphne Du Maurier
Geek Love (1989) by Katherine Dunn
The Beet Queen (1986) by Louise Erdrich
The Blue Flower (1995) by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Women's Room (1977) by Marilyn French
Cold Comfort Farm (1932) by Stella Gibbons
The Mind-Body Problem (1983) by Rebecca Goldstein
Burger's Daughter (1979) by Nadine Gordimer
The Well of Loneliness (1928) by Radclyffe Hall
Stones from the River (1994) by Ursula Hegi
The Drowning Season (1979) by Alice Hoffman
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston
Progress of Stories (1982) by Laura Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) by Shirley Jackson
The Children of Men (1992) by P. D. James
Heat and Dust (1975) by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones (1980) by Erica Jong
Fear of Flying (1973) by Erica Jong
Annie John (1985) by Jamaica Kincaid
Obasan (1981) by Joy Kogawa
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee
The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Fifth Child (1988) by Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing
The Grass Is Singing (1950) by Doris Lessing
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (1945) by Katherine Mansfield
Stories (1991) by Katherine Mansfield
The Company She Keeps (1943) by Mary McCarthy
The Group (1963) by Mary McCarthy
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) by Carson McCullers
Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell
Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon (1977) by Toni Morrison
The Pumpkin Eater (1962) by Penelope Mortimer
A Severed Head (1961) by Iris Murdoch
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue (1987) by Edna O'Brien
Wise Blood (1952) by Flannery O'Connor
Tell Me a Riddle (1961) by Tillie Olsen
Trust (1977) by Cynthia Ozick
The Little Disturbances of Man (1959) by Grace Paley
Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) by Marge Piercy
The Bell Jar (1963) by Sylvia Plath
Ship of Fools (1962) by Katherine Anne Porter
The Locusts Have No King (1948) by Dawn Powell
The Shipping News (1993) by E. Annie Proulx
Excellent Women (1952) by Barbara Pym
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by Jean Rhys
Interview with the Vampire (1976) by Anne Rice
Anya (1974) by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Disturbances in the Field (1983) by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Her First American (1985) by Lore Segal
The Stone Diaries (1993) by Carol Shields
Ceremony (1977) by Leslie Marmon Silko
Anywhere but Here (1986) by Mona Simpson
A Thousand Acres (1991) by Jane Smiley
Novel on Yellow Paper (1936) by Stevie Smith
Memento Mori (1959) by Muriel Spark
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) by Muriel Spark
The Mountain Lion (1947) by Jean Stafford
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) by Gertrude Stein
The Joy Luck Club (1989) by Amy Tan
The Kitchen God's Wife (1991) by Amy Tan
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (1982) by Sue Townsend
The Accidental Tourist (1985) by Anne Tyler
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982) by Anne Tyler
The Color Purple (1982) by Alice Walker
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) by Alice Walker
Mr. Fortune's Maggot (1927) by Sylvia Townsend Warner
The Life and Loves of a She Devil (1983) by Fay Weldon
The Optimist's Daughter (1972) by Eudora Welty
The Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome (1911) by Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth (1905) by Edith Wharton
Things Invisible to See (1984) by Nancy Willard
Sexing the Cherry (1989) by Jeanette Winterson
Mrs. Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf
Orlando: A Biography (1928) by Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf
The Waves (1931) by Virginia Woolf
The Mists of Avalon (1982) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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