Modern Library, 100 Best Novels - the board's list


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A much-publicized list issued by the editors of Modern Library to establish a definitive list of the best novels of the closing 20th century, it prompted an open readers' poll (also compiled) for the most popular 100 novels. Eight titles are compiled from the board's list, listed below. The complete list is at the link.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 8

Publication: http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html, 1998

  1. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  2. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  3. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five (Delacorte, 1969)
  4. George Orwell, Animal Farm (Secker & Warburg , 1945)
  5. William Golding, Lord of the Flies (Faber and Faber, 1954)
  6. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Heinemann , 1962)
  7. Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (Jonathan Cape, 1981)
  8. John Fowles, The Magus (Little, Brown, 1965)

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