Best Books of the 20th Century

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The Top Ten

1 1984 - George Orwell

From the first word until the last one, this book simply holds you in awe.
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2 Watership Down - Richard Adams
3 Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
4 The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
5 The Year of the Hare - Arto Paasilinna

A great satirical look on man's relationship with society and nature.

6 The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
7 Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
8 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
9 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
10 The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank

The Contenders

11 The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
12 The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara
13 Disgrace - J. M. Coetzee
14 The Egyptian - Mika Waltari
15 Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
16 Obasan - Joy Kogawa
17 The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
18 Peter Pan - James M. Barrie
19 Animal Farm - George Orwell
20 Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang - Mordecai Richler
21 Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maude Montgomery
22 Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
23 Zeno's Conscience - Italo Svevo
24 If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
25 If This Is a Man - Primo Levi
26 The Shape of Water - Andrea Camilleri
27 Ragtime - E. L. Doctorow
28 The Piano - Jane Campion
29 Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
30 F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
31 The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
32 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
33 Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
34 The Trial - Franz Kafka
35 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
36 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
37 The Joke - Milan Kundera
38 On the Road - Jack Kerouac
39 Thousand Cranes - Yasunari Kawabata
40 Berlin Alexanderplatz - Alfred Döblin
41 The Tin Drum - Günter Grass
42 The Brothers Lionheart - Astrid Lindgren
43 The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
44 The Death of Artemio Cruz - Carlos Fuentes
45 Neuromancer - William Gibson
46 Beloved - Toni Morrison
47 Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
48 Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
49 The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder
50 Rabbit, Run - John Updike
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