Radcliffe Publishing Course, 100 Best Novels


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This list of titles was assembled in response to Modern Library's list, and includes 18 titles compiled here, by Adams, Baum, Rand, Tolkien, and others.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 20

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

  1. Toni Morrison, Beloved (Knopf, 1987)
  2. William Golding, Lord of the Flies (Faber and Faber, 1954)
  3. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  4. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  5. George Orwell, Animal Farm (Secker & Warburg , 1945)
  6. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five (Delacorte, 1969)
  7. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (series, 1954-1955)
  8. Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead ( Bobbs Merrill, 1943)
  9. L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (George Hill , 1900)
  10. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Heinemann , 1962)
  11. Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Harcourt, Brace, 1955)
  12. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Cat's Cradle (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963)
  13. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan, 1979)
  14. William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (Olympia Press , 1959)
  15. Don DeLillo, White Noise (Viking, 1985)
  16. H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (Heinemann, 1898)
  17. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (Thames Methuen, 1908)
  18. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (Random House , 1957)

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