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20th Century Novels

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The best English language novels of the 20th Century

Rated 36 points - posted 12 years ago by jplamas in category Books.
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald Report Abuse
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Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck Report Abuse
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Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov Report Abuse
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The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger Report Abuse
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To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee Report Abuse
74 points - added 12 years ago by jplamas - 2 comments
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how is this not no. 1
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This is a wonderful book. I still haven't been able to convince my 13 year old granddaughter that she will love this story
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Ulysses, James Joyce Report Abuse
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Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell Report Abuse
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey Report Abuse
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A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess Report Abuse
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Amongst Women, John McGahern Report Abuse
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At Swin-Two-Birds, Flann O'Brien Report Abuse
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Lord of the Flies, William Golding Report Abuse
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That They May Face the Rising Sun, John McGahern Report Abuse
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Animal Farm, George Orwell Report Abuse
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American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis Report Abuse
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The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner Report Abuse
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The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien Report Abuse
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The Ginger Man, J. P. Donleavy Report Abuse
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark Report Abuse
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The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway Report Abuse
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Watership Down, Richard Adams Report Abuse
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Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote Report Abuse
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On the Road, Jack Kerouac Report Abuse
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The Book of Evidence, John Banville Report Abuse
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Margaret Mitchel, Gone with the Wind Report Abuse
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I have a feeling men are the pradominant voters on this list if gone with the wind is this far down the list. This book changed my life.
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The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe Report Abuse
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The Captains and the Kings, Jennifer Johnston Report Abuse
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce Report Abuse
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The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler Report Abuse
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Atonement, Ian McEwan Report Abuse
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The Dark, John McGahern Report Abuse
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The Go-Between, L. P. Hartley Report Abuse
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The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides Report Abuse
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Herzog, Saul Bellow Report Abuse
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Never Let Me Go, Kazao Ishiguro Report Abuse
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Rabbit Run, John Updike Report Abuse
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The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty Report Abuse
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