Publisher SeriesModern Library 100 Best Novels

Ulysses by James Joyce 24,242 copies, 379 reviews1
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 72,666 copies, 1,176 reviews2
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce 21,342 copies, 217 reviews3
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 54,237 copies, 774 reviews5
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner 17,382 copies, 226 reviews6
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 40,212 copies, 529 reviews7
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler 5,414 copies, 101 reviews8
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 9,566 copies, 100 reviews9
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 34,525 copies, 478 reviews10
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry 4,431 copies, 89 reviews11
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 3,616 copies, 42 reviews12
I, Claudius by Robert Graves 9,226 copies, 168 reviews14
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf 17,711 copies, 271 reviews15
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 4,013 copies, 48 reviews16
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers 10,785 copies, 244 reviews17
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 44,245 copies, 709 reviews18
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 16,288 copies, 212 reviews19
Native Son by Richard Wright 7,783 copies, 102 reviews20
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow 2,884 copies, 54 reviews21
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara 1,812 copies, 45 reviews22
U.S.A. by John Dos Passos 1,483 copies, 15 reviews23
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 5,965 copies, 121 reviews24
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster 12,531 copies, 142 reviews25
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James 3,413 copies, 41 reviews26
The Ambassadors by Henry James 3,995 copies, 43 reviews27
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 12,991 copies, 184 reviews28
Studs Lonigan by James T. Farrell 982 copies, 14 reviews29
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 4,815 copies, 116 reviews30
Animal Farm by George Orwell 60,479 copies, 892 reviews31
The Golden Bowl by Henry James 2,769 copies, 27 reviews32
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser 4,061 copies, 61 reviews33
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh 4,421 copies, 92 reviews34
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 14,860 copies, 218 reviews35
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren 7,359 copies, 129 reviews36
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder 4,799 copies, 119 reviews37
Howards End by E. M. Forster 8,827 copies, 134 reviews38
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin 5,806 copies, 112 reviews39
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene 5,099 copies, 84 reviews40
Deliverance by James Dickey 2,593 copies, 59 reviews42
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell 150 copies, 6 reviews43
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley 2,602 copies, 26 reviews44
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 23,068 copies, 339 reviews45
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 6,607 copies, 101 reviews46
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad 4,791 copies, 58 reviews47
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence 4,169 copies, 48 reviews48
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence 6,693 copies, 54 reviews49
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller 8,860 copies, 131 reviews50
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer 4,157 copies, 47 reviews51
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth 7,408 copies, 155 reviews52
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov 7,982 copies, 140 reviews53
Light in August by William Faulkner 9,282 copies, 104 reviews54
On the Road by Jack Kerouac 28,041 copies, 387 reviews55
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 9,202 copies, 280 reviews56
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford 1,769 copies, 26 reviews57
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 13,999 copies, 302 reviews58
Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm 1,693 copies, 37 reviews59
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy 4,713 copies, 93 reviews60
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather 6,005 copies, 147 reviews61
From Here to Eternity by James Jones 2,082 copies, 34 reviews62
The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever 1,584 copies, 19 reviews63
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 26,013 copies, 389 reviews65
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham 8,504 copies, 146 reviews66
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 23,742 copies, 391 reviews67
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 4,137 copies, 75 reviews68
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 9,760 copies, 204 reviews69
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell 2,132 copies, 29 reviews70
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes 2,155 copies, 65 reviews71
A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul 3,467 copies, 69 reviews72
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West 1,867 copies, 49 reviews73
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway 22,560 copies, 245 reviews74
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh 3,836 copies, 84 reviews75
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce 5,361 copies, 60 reviews77
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 9,049 copies, 201 reviews78
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster 11,248 copies, 225 reviews79
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh 12,644 copies, 265 reviews80
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow 3,875 copies, 73 reviews81
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner 5,483 copies, 183 reviews82
A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul 3,204 copies, 57 reviews83
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen 1,700 copies, 39 reviews84
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad 9,099 copies, 115 reviews85
Ragtime: A Novel by E. L. Doctorow 6,283 copies, 125 reviews86
The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett 1,564 copies, 25 reviews87
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 20,324 copies, 324 reviews88
Loving by Henry Green 722 copies, 19 reviews89
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie 13,985 copies, 245 reviews90
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell 1,545 copies, 50 reviews91
Ironweed by William Kennedy 2,456 copies, 51 reviews92
The Magus by John Fowles 1,464 copies, 30 reviews93
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 8,522 copies, 255 reviews94
Under the Net by Iris Murdoch 2,144 copies, 52 reviews95
Sophie's Choice by William Styron 6,023 copies, 87 reviews96
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 4,336 copies, 79 reviews97
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 3,486 copies, 133 reviews98
The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy 1,877 copies, 34 reviews99
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1,643 copies, 50 reviews100

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