Publisher SeriesModern Library 100 Best Novels

Ulysses by James Joyce 22,866 copies, 328 reviews1
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 67,941 copies, 1,104 reviews2
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce 20,301 copies, 201 reviews3
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 30,393 copies, 536 reviews4
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 51,172 copies, 741 reviews5
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner 16,456 copies, 221 reviews6
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 38,273 copies, 503 reviews7
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler 5,138 copies, 94 reviews8
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 9,157 copies, 93 reviews9
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 32,478 copies, 458 reviews10
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry 4,184 copies, 81 reviews11
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 3,423 copies, 37 reviews12
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 77,245 copies, 1,223 reviews13
I, Claudius by Robert Graves 8,771 copies, 163 reviews14
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf 16,601 copies, 248 reviews15
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 3,826 copies, 47 reviews16
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers 10,292 copies, 237 reviews17
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 42,116 copies, 666 reviews18
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 15,377 copies, 199 reviews19
Native Son by Richard Wright 7,340 copies, 94 reviews20
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow 2,781 copies, 52 reviews21
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara 1,710 copies, 42 reviews22
U.S.A. by John Dos Passos 1,411 copies, 14 reviews23
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 5,702 copies, 118 reviews24
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 11,833 copies, 130 reviews25
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James 3,271 copies, 38 reviews26
The Ambassadors by Henry James 3,791 copies, 42 reviews27
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 12,320 copies, 178 reviews28
Studs Lonigan by James T. Farrell 940 copies, 13 reviews29
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,597 copies, 100 reviews30
Animal Farm by George Orwell 56,442 copies, 839 reviews31
The Golden Bowl by Henry James 2,622 copies, 29 reviews32
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser 3,855 copies, 58 reviews33
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh 4,218 copies, 90 reviews34
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 14,078 copies, 209 reviews35
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren 6,978 copies, 123 reviews36
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder 4,537 copies, 114 reviews37
Howards End by E. M. Forster 8,437 copies, 125 reviews38
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin 5,369 copies, 107 reviews39
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene 4,862 copies, 84 reviews40
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 46,921 copies, 718 reviews41
Deliverance by James Dickey 2,468 copies, 54 reviews42
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell 144 copies, 6 reviews43
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley 2,467 copies, 25 reviews44
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 21,932 copies, 319 reviews45
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 6,268 copies, 99 reviews46
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad 4,546 copies, 53 reviews47
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence 3,956 copies, 45 reviews48
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence 6,708 copies, 49 reviews49
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller 8,469 copies, 125 reviews50
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer 3,991 copies, 44 reviews51
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth 7,130 copies, 145 reviews52
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov 7,551 copies, 130 reviews53
Light in August by William Faulkner 8,802 copies, 103 reviews54
On the Road by Jack Kerouac 26,865 copies, 369 reviews55
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 8,759 copies, 270 reviews56
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford 1,661 copies, 27 reviews57
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 13,198 copies, 295 reviews58
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm 1,628 copies, 34 reviews59
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy 4,522 copies, 94 reviews60
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather 5,600 copies, 139 reviews61
From Here to Eternity by James Jones 1,928 copies, 33 reviews62
The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever 1,535 copies, 18 reviews63
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 66,489 copies, 1,047 reviews64
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 24,755 copies, 375 reviews65
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham 8,078 copies, 138 reviews66
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 22,355 copies, 367 reviews67
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 3,907 copies, 70 reviews68
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 9,294 copies, 192 reviews69
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell 2,034 copies, 27 reviews70
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes 2,026 copies, 65 reviews71
A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul 3,300 copies, 64 reviews72
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West 1,779 copies, 47 reviews73
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway 21,277 copies, 233 reviews74
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh 3,630 copies, 80 reviews75
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark 4,959 copies, 162 reviews76
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce 5,042 copies, 54 reviews77
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 8,497 copies, 191 reviews78
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster 10,636 copies, 211 reviews79
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh 11,979 copies, 254 reviews80
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow 3,694 copies, 71 reviews81
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner 5,274 copies, 178 reviews82
A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul 3,089 copies, 57 reviews83
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen 1,611 copies, 36 reviews84
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 8,603 copies, 112 reviews85
Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 6,004 copies, 118 reviews86
The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett 1,512 copies, 26 reviews87
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 18,503 copies, 303 reviews88
Loving by Henry Green 687 copies, 18 reviews89
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie 13,329 copies, 239 reviews90
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell 1,470 copies, 47 reviews91
Ironweed by William J. Kennedy 2,368 copies, 48 reviews92
The Magus by John Fowles 1,383 copies, 28 reviews93
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 8,001 copies, 237 reviews94
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch 2,036 copies, 47 reviews95
Sophie's Choice by William Styron 5,776 copies, 85 reviews96
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 4,137 copies, 76 reviews97
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 3,276 copies, 118 reviews98
The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy 1,796 copies, 31 reviews99
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,572 copies, 48 reviews100


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