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The Modern Library: 100 Best
The Modern Library: 100 Best - The Modern Library Board has selected and what it considers to be the best novels published in the English language since 1900. We're taking a survey and would love to know what you think of this list. Our E-mail address is at the bottom of this and every page in our site. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Ulysses - James Joyce
  2. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
  4. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  5. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  6. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
  7. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  8. Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler
  9. Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
  10. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  11. Under the Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
  12. The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler
  13. 1984 - George Orwell
  14. I, Claudius - Robert Graves
  15. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  16. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
  17. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
  18. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  19. Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
  20. Native Son - Richard Wright
  21. Henderson the Rain King - Saul Bellow
  22. Appointment in Samarra - John O'Hara
  23. U.S.A. (trilogy) - John Dos Passos
  24. Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson
  25. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
  26. The Wings of the Dove - Henry James
  27. The Ambassadors - Henry James
  28. Tender Is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  29. The Studs Lonigan Trilogy - James T. Farrell
  30. The Good Soldier Ford - Madox Ford
  31. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  32. The Golden Bowl - Henry James
  33. Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser
  34. A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
  35. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
  36. All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
  37. The Bridge of San Luis - Rey Thornton Wilder
  38. Howards End - E.M. Forster
  39. Go Tell it on the Mountain - James Baldwin
  40. The Heart of the Matter - Graham Greene
  41. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  42. Deliverance James Dickey
  43. A Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell
  44. Point Counter Point - Aldous Huxley
  45. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
  46. The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
  47. Nostromo - Joseph Conrad
  48. The Rainbow - D.H. Lawrence
  49. Women in Love - D.H. Lawrence
  50. Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
  1. The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer
  2. Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
  3. Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Light in August - William Faulkner
  5. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  6. The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
  7. Parade's End Ford - Madox Ford
  8. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
  9. Zuleika Dobson - Max Beerbohm
  10. The Moviegoer - Walker Percy
  11. Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather
  12. From Here to Eternity - James Jones
  13. The Wapshot Chronicles - John Cheever
  14. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  15. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  16. Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
  17. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  18. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
  19. The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
  20. The Alexandria Quartet - Lawrence Durell
  21. A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes
  22. A House for Mr Biswas - V.S. Naipaul
  23. The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West
  24. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
  25. Scoop - Evelyn Waugh
  26. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
  27. Finnegans Wake - James Joyce
  28. Kim - Rudyard Kipling
  29. A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
  30. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  31. The Adventures of Augie March - Saul Bellow
  32. Angle of Repose - Wallace Stegner
  33. A Bend in the River - V.S. Naipaul
  34. The Death of the Heart - Elizabeth Bowen
  35. Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
  36. Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow
  37. The Old Wives Tale - Arnold Bennett
  38. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  39. Loving - Henry Green
  40. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
  41. Tobacco Road - Erskine Caldwell
  42. Ironweed - William Kennedy
  43. The Magus - John Fowles
  44. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
  45. Under the Net - Iris Murdoch
  46. Sophie's Choice William Styron
  47. The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
  48. Postman Always Rings Twice - James M. Cain
  49. The Ginger Man - J.P. Donleavy
  50. The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington

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