Radcliffe’s 100 Best Novel of the 20th Century

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


  3. 1984 by George Orwell


  4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


  5. Animal Farm by George Orwell


  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


  7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


  8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

  9. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


  10. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


  11. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


  12. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


  13. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


  14. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


  15. The Color Purple by Alice Walker


  16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London


  17. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


  18. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh


  19. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


  20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey


  21. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


  22. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne


  23. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


  24. My Ántonia by Willa Cather


  25. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller


  26. Beloved by Toni Morrison


  27. Lord of the Flies by William Golding


  28. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf


  29. The Awakening by Kate Chopin


  30. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


  31. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce


  32. Orlando by Virginia Woolf


  33. Ulysses by James Joyce


  34. Howards End by E.M. Forster


  35. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


  36. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame


  37. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway


  38. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis


  39. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster


  40. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


  41. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner


  42. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James


  43. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells


  44. A Separate Peace by John Knowles


  45. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald


  46. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


  47. Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald


  48. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster


  49. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


  50. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


  51. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


  52. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


  53. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence


  54. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor


  55. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison


  56. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison


  57. The World According to Garp by John Irving


  58. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence


  59. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys


  60. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

  61. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


  62. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway


  63. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner


  64. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather


  65. Rabbit, Run by John Updike


  66. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie


  67. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

  68. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather


  69. Native Son by Richard Wright


  70. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger


  71. On the Road by Jack Kerouac


  72. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser


  73. Kim by Rudyard Kipling


  74. Light in August by William Faulkner


  75. Jazz by Toni Morrison


  76. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs


  77. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer


  78. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


  79. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


  80. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller


  81. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis


  82. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe


  83. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence


  84. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


  85. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles


  86. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

  87. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin


  88. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett


  89. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren


  90. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

  91. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein


  92. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce


  93. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe


  94. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James


  95. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway


  96. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad


  97. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald


  98. The Bostonians by Henry James


  99. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster


  100. White Noise by Don DeLillo