Amazon.com, Amazon Best of Millennium Poll


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Amazon conducted a readers' poll for not just the favorite books of the 20th century, but of the entire second millennium. 33 titles from the list are compiled here. The original list at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/features/c/century/best-of-millennium.html is no longer available.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 32

Publication: Amazon.com, 2000

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (series, 1954-1955)
  2. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Bloomsbury, 1997)
  3. Stephen King, The Stand (Doubleday, 1978)
  4. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (Random House , 1957)
  5. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  6. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (Allen & Unwin , 1937)
  7. Frank Herbert, Dune (Chilton, 1965)
  8. Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead ( Bobbs Merrill, 1943)
  9. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan, 1979)
  10. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (In Spanish, 1967; Harper & Row, 1970)
  11. Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire (Knopf , 1976)
  12. Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (Putnam, 1961)
  13. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (Tor, 1985)
  14. Stephen King, It (Viking, 1986)
  15. Toni Morrison, Beloved (Knopf, 1987)
  16. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  17. George Orwell, Animal Farm (Secker & Warburg , 1945)
  18. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five (Delacorte, 1969)
  19. Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park (Knopf, 1990)
  20. Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon (Knopf, 1983)
  21. Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Gnome, 1951)
  22. Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (Viking , 1973)
  23. Stephen King, Bag of Bones (Hodder & Stoughton, 1998)
  24. Stephen King, The Shining (Doubleday , 1977)
  25. William Golding, Lord of the Flies (Faber and Faber, 1954)
  26. Richard Adams, Watership Down (Rex Collings, 1972)
  27. William Gibson, Neuromancer (Ace Special, 1984)
  28. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Heinemann , 1962)
  29. Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Macmillan, 1865)
  30. Stephen King, The Green Mile (Signet, 1996)
  31. Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World (Tor, 1990)
  32. Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (Jonathan Cape, 1981)

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