100 Books for 100 Years of the 20th-Century

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100 WORKS OF FICTION 1900-2000

  • 1900 The Interpretion of Dreams - Sigmund Freud
  • 1901 Kim - Rudyard Kipling
  • 1902 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • 1903 The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  • 1904 The Napoleon of Notting Hill - G.K. Chesterton
  • 1905 Hadrian the Seventh - Baron Corvo
  • 1906 The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
  • 1907 The Ghost Sonata - August Strindberg
  • 1908 Hell - Henri Barbusse
  • 1909 The Blue Bird - Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1909 Tono-Bungay - H.G. Wells
  • 1910 Howard’s End - E.M. Forster
  • 1911 Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
  • 1912 Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
  • 1912 Psychology of the Unconscious - Carl Jung
  • 1913 Petersburg - Andrei Belei
  • 1913 My Childhood - Maxim Gorky
  • 1914 The Golem - Gustav Meyrink
  • 1914 The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
  • 1915 The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
  • 1915 Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
  • 1915 The Last Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot
  • 1916 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
  • 1917 Walpurgis Night - Gustav Meyrink
  • 1918 Eminent Victorians - Lytton Strachey
  • 1919 Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson
  • 1920 We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • 1921 Back To Methuselah - George Bernard Shaw
  • 1921 Mileposts - Marina Tsvetaeva
  • 1922 Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
  • 1922 Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T.E. Lawrence
  • 1922 Ulysses - James Joyce
  • 1923 The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek
  • 1924 The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
  • 1924 A Passage To India - E.M. Forster
  • 1925 The Trial - Franz Kafka
  • 1925 Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler
  • 1925 Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
  • 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T.E. Lawrence
  • 1927 To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  • 1927 Being and Time - Martin Heideger
  • 1927 (The Petrified Forest - Bette Davis)
  • 1928 Story of the Eye - Georges Bataille
  • 1929 The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
  • 1929 Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Marie Rilke
  • 1930 The Apes of God - Wyndham Lewis
  • 1931 Night Flight - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • 1932 Journey To The End Of The Night - Celine
  • 1932 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • 1932 Radetzky March - Joseph Roth
  • 1933 Miss Lonelyhearts - Nathanael West
  • 1933 Love on the Dole - Walter Greenwood
  • 1933 Down and Out in London and Paris - George Orwell
  • 1934 Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
  • 1935 Godaan - Premchard
  • 1935 (A Night At The Opera - Marx Brothers)
  • 1936 U.S.A. - John Dos Passos
  • 1937 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • 1938 Nausea - J.P. Sartre
  • 1939 The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West
  • 1940 The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
  • 1940 The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
  • 1941 Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton
  • 1941 Mother Courage - Berthold Brecht
  • 1942 Our Lady of the Flowers - Jean Genet
  • 1943 Myth of Sisyphus / The Stranger - Albert Camus
  • 1944 Ficciones - Jose Luis Borges
  • 1945 Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • 1946 Existentialism and Humanism - Jean Paul Sartre
  • 1947 Under The Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
  • 1948 The City and the Pillar - Gore Vidal
  • 1948 The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir
  • 1949 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
  • 1950 Scenes from Provincial Life - William Cooper
  • 1951 Catcher In The Rye - Salinger
  • 1952 Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
  • 1953 Waiting For Godot - Samuel Beckett
  • 1953 (Second Variety - Philip K. Dick)
  • 1954 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 1955 Against the Fall of Night - Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1955 (Rebel Without A Cause - James Dean)
  • 1956 The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley
  • 1956 Howl - Allen Ginsberg
  • 1956 Look Back in Anger - John Osbourne
  • 1957 On the Road - Kerouac
  • 1957 The Outsider - Camus
  • 1957 Mythologies - Roland Barthes
  • 1958 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Alan Sillitoe
  • 1959 Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
  • 1959 The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass
  • 1959 Billy Liar - Keith Waterhouse
  • 1960 Hiroshima Mon Amour - Margaret Duras
  • 1960 Homage To Clio - W.H. Auden
  • 1961 Catch-22 - Joseph Heller Solaris - Stanislav Lem
  • 1962 A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  • 1962 (Once Upon A Time In The West - Sergio Leoni)
  • 1963 Night of the Iguana - Tennessee Williams
  • 1963 The Girls of Slender Means - Muriel Spark
  • 1964 A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood
  • 1964 The Whitsun Weddings - Philip Larkin
  • 1965 The Painted Bird - Jerry Kosinski
  • 1966 Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
  • 1967 Society of the Spectacle - Guy Dubord
  • 1967 A Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • 1967 Speech and Phenomena - Jaques Derrida
  • 1968 Belle du Seigneur - Albert Cohen
  • 1969 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angeloi
  • 1969 Cancer Ward - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  • 1969 (Easy Rider - Fonda/Hopper)
  • 1970 Female Eunuch - Germaine Greer
  • 1971 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • 1972 Winter Trees - Sylvia Plath
  • 1973 The Eye of the Storm - Patrick White
  • 1974 Myra Breckinridge - Gore Vidal
  • 1975 Factotum - Charles Bukowski
  • 1975 A Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell
  • 1976 The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
  • 1977 The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 1978 Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard
  • 1979 If on a winter’s night a traveller - Italo Calvino
  • 1979 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • 1980 The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
  • 1981 The White Hotel - D.M. Thomas
  • 1981 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
  • 1982 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  • 1983 The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
  • 1984 Neuromancer - William Gibson
  • 1984 (Time of the Gypsies - Emir Kusturica)
  • 1985 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterton
  • 1985 (Back to the Future - Robert Zemekis)
  • 1986 An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 1986 Soul Mountain - Gao Xinjian
  • 1987 The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • 1988 The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
  • 1989 Balthasar and Bluminda - Jose Saramago
  • 1990 The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanief Kureishi
  • 1990 (Nightfall - Isaac Asimov) (Underground - Emir Kusturica)
  • 1991 Sophie’s World - Jostein Gaarder
  • 1991 Wild Swans - Jung Chang
  • 1992 The Emigrants - W.G. Sebald
  • 1993 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth Vurt - Jeff Noon
  • 1994 Trainspotting - Irvine Welch
  • 1995 The Ghost Road - Pat Barker
  • 1995 Rings of Saturn - W.G. Sebald
  • 1996 Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
  • 1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - J.K. Rowling
  • 1998 Atomised - Michel Houllebecq
  • 1999 Isabel Allende - Daughter of Fortune
  • 1999 Kushun Takame - Battle Royale
  • 2000 London: A Biography - Peter Aykroyd
  • 2000 Persepolis - Marjane Darrell