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Book awards: New York Public Library's Books of the Century

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The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue by W. H. AudenLandmarks of Modern Literature
Fictions by Jorge Luis BorgesLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck03 ∙ Protest & Progress
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldLandmarks of Modern Literature
Gypsy Ballads by Federico García LorcaLandmarks of Modern Literature
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustLandmarks of Modern Literature
Invisible Man by Ralph EllisonLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl09 ∙ Utopias & Dystopias
Lolita by Vladimir NabokovLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Magic Mountain by Thomas MannLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories [Dover] by Franz KafkaLandmarks of Modern Literature
Native Son by Richard WrightLandmarks of Modern Literature
On the Road by Jack KerouacLandmarks of Modern Literature
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Portable Faulkner by William FaulknerLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Portable Faulkner: Revised and Expanded Edition by William FaulknerLandmarks of Modern Literature
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip RothLandmarks of Modern Literature
Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent MillayLandmarks of Modern Literature
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi PirandelloLandmarks of Modern Literature
Song of Solomon by Toni MorrisonLandmarks of Modern Literature
Tender Buttons by Gertrude SteinLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Three Sisters by Anton ChekhovLandmarks of Modern Literature
To the Lighthouse by Virginia WoolfLandmarks of Modern Literature
Ulysses by James JoyceLandmarks of Modern Literature
Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel BeckettLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Waste Land by T. S. EliotLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler YeatsLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Diversity of Life by Edward O. WilsonNature's Realm
The Double Helix by James D. WatsonNature's Realm
Eastern Birds (Peterson Field Guides) by Roger Tory PetersonNature's Realm
King Solomon's Ring: New Light on Animals' Ways by Konrad LorenzNature's Realm
The Life of the Bee by Maurice MaeterlinckNature's Realm
The Meaning of Relativity by Albert EinsteinNature's Realm
Radioactive Substances by Marie CurieNature's Realm
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldNature's Realm
Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonNature's Realm
Smoking and Health A Report of the Surgeon General by United States Department of AgricultureNature's Realm
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy ShiltsProtest & Progress
The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens by Lincoln SteffensProtest & Progress
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XProtest & Progress
The Battle with the Slum by Jacob A. RiisProtest & Progress
The Fire Next Time by James BaldwinProtest & Progress
Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society by Paul GoodmanProtest & Progress
The House on Henry Street by Lillian D. WaldProtest & Progress
The Jungle by Upton SinclairProtest & Progress
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James AgeeProtest & Progress
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du BoisProtest & Progress
Strange Fruit by Lillian SmithProtest & Progress
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America by Alex KotlowitzProtest & Progress
Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane AddamsProtest & Progress
U.S.A. by John Dos PassosProtest & Progress
The Bride Price by Buchi EmechetaColonialism & Its Aftermath
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice by United NationsColonialism & Its Aftermath
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan PatonColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard KapuścińskiColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Family of Man by Edward SteichenColonialism & Its Aftermath
Guerrillas by V. S. NaipaulColonialism & Its Aftermath
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman In Guatemala by Rigoberta MenchuColonialism & Its Aftermath
Kim by Rudyard KiplingColonialism & Its Aftermath
Lord Jim by Joseph ConradColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Lover by Marguerite DurasColonialism & Its Aftermath
Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha) by M. K. GandhiColonialism & Its Aftermath
A Passage to India by E. M. ForsterColonialism & Its Aftermath
Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb SalihColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Stranger by Albert CamusColonialism & Its Aftermath
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeColonialism & Its Aftermath
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean RhysColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz FanonColonialism & Its Aftermath
Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology by Jean-Paul SartreMind & Spirit
Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret MeadMind & Spirit
The Courage to Be by Paul TillichMind & Spirit
Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care by Benjamin SpockMind & Spirit
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) by ZondervanMind & Spirit
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund FreudMind & Spirit
On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-RossMind & Spirit
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyMind & Spirit
The Politics of Ecstasy (Leary, Timothy) by Timothy LearyMind & Spirit
The Prophet by Kahlil GibranMind & Spirit
Studies in the psychology of sex by Havelock EllisMind & Spirit
Suicide by Emile DurkheimMind & Spirit
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno BettelheimMind & Spirit
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William JamesMind & Spirit
Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand RussellMind & Spirit
Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim BoutonPopular Culture
The Big Sleep by Raymond ChandlerPopular Culture
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom WolfePopular Culture
Carrie by Stephen KingPopular Culture
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussPopular Culture
Catch-22 by Joseph HellerPopular Culture
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael WestPopular Culture
Dracula by Bram StokerPopular Culture
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellPopular Culture
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoylePopular Culture
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale CarnegiePopular Culture
In Cold Blood by Truman CapotePopular Culture
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha ChristiePopular Culture
Peyton Place by Grace MetaliousPopular Culture
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane GreyPopular Culture
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. HeinleinPopular Culture
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice BurroughsPopular Culture
The Turn of the Screw by Henry JamesPopular Culture
Against Our Will: Men, Women And Rape by Susan BrownmillerWomen Rise
The Age of Innocence by Edith WhartonWomen Rise
The Color Purple by Alice Walker Women Rise
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale HurstonWomen Rise
The Feminine Mystique by Betty FriedanWomen Rise
The Golden Notebook by Doris LessingWomen Rise
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouWomen Rise
My Fight for Birth Control by Margaret SangerWomen Rise
The Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirWomen Rise
Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement by Robin MorganWomen Rise
Woman suffrage and politics; the inner story of the suffrage movement by Carrie Chapman CattWomen Rise
The Affluent Society by John Kenneth GalbraithEconomics & Technology
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsEconomics & Technology
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry AdamsEconomics & Technology
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard KeynesEconomics & Technology
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max WeberEconomics & Technology
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. HayekEconomics & Technology
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. SchumacherEconomics & Technology
Superhighway-Superhoax by Helen LeavittEconomics & Technology
Theory of the Consumption Function (National Bureau of Economic Research) by Milton FriedmanEconomics & Technology
The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein VeblenEconomics & Technology
Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog by Ed KrolEconomics & Technology
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn RandUtopias & Dystopias
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Utopias & Dystopias
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessUtopias & Dystopias
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyUtopias & Dystopias
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodUtopias & Dystopias
Herland by Charlotte Perkins GilmanUtopias & Dystopias
Lost Horizon by James HiltonUtopias & Dystopias
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George OrwellUtopias & Dystopias
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. BarrieUtopias & Dystopias
The Time Machine by H. G. WellsUtopias & Dystopias
Walden Two by B. F. SkinnerUtopias & Dystopias
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumUtopias & Dystopias
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueTotalitarianism
Armenian atrocities, the murder of a nation by Arnold Joseph ToynbeeWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Cancer Ward by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Darkness at Noon by Arthur KoestlerWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne FrankWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Dispatches by Michael HerrWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Gathering Storm by Winston S. ChurchillWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav HašekWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Hiroshima by John HerseyWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Maus by Art SpiegelmanTotalitarianism
Mein Kampf by Adolf HitlerWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Night by Elie WieselWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-TungWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Requiem by Anna AkhmatovaWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Ten Days that Shook the World by John ReedWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon by Siegfried SassoonWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Best of Simple by Langston HughesOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The complete poems, 1927–1979 by Elizabeth BishopOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne JewettOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Etiquette by Emily PostOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Hobbit by J. R. R. TolkienOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. WodehouseOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Joy of Cooking [1931]: A Facsimile of the First Edition 1931 by Irma S. RombauerOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Platero and I: An Andalusian Elegy by Juan Ramón JiménezOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Pygmalion by George Bernard ShawOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Shadows On The Rock by Willa CatherOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Story of My Life by Helen KellerOptimism, Joy, Gentility
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGentility
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. MilneOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. SalingerFavorites of Childhood and Youth
Charlotte's Web by E B WhiteFavorites of Childhood and Youth
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. LewisFavorites of Childhood and Youth
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlanFavorites of Childhood and Youth
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsFavorites of Childhood and Youth
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterFavorites of Childhood and Youth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty SmithFavorites of Childhood and Youth
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakFavorites of Childhood and Youth

Award description

The following is a complete list of the titles included in the exhibition Books of the Century at The New York Public Library's Center for the Humanities, May 20, 1995-July 13, 1996, and in The New York Public Library's Books of the Century, published by Oxford University Press. Find the Book!


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