Vladimir Nabokov

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The Radcliffe list is even more preposterous than the Modern
Library's, as LOLITA falls to #11, PALE FIRE off the list entirely.
Nabokov himself would doubtless be indignant over the philistinism of
selections for both lists.
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Radcliffe Students' Top 100 Novels


The 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, as drawn
up by students of the Radcliffe Publishing Course.

1. ``The Great Gatsby,'' F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. ``The Catcher in the Rye,'' J.D. Salinger

3. ``The Grapes of Wrath,'' John Steinbeck

4. ``To Kill a Mockingbird,'' Harper Lee

5. ``The Color Purple,'' Alice Walker

6. ``Ulysses,'' James Joyce

7. ``Beloved,'' Toni Morrison

8. ``The Lord of the Flies,'' William Golding

9. ``1984,'' George Orwell

10. ``The Sound and the Fury,'' William Faulkner

11. ``Lolita,'' Vladmir Nabokov

12. ``Of Mice and Men,'' John Steinbeck

13. ``Charlotte's Web,'' E.B. White

14. ``A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,'' James Joyce

15. ``Catch-22,'' Joseph Heller

16. ``Brave New World,'' Aldous Huxley

17. ``Animal Farm,'' George Orwell

18. ``The Sun Also Rises,'' Ernest Hemingway

19. ``As I Lay Dying,'' William Faulkner

20. ``A Farewell to Arms,'' Ernest Hemingway

21. ``Heart of Darkness,'' Joseph Conrad

22. ``Winnie-the-Pooh,'' AA Milne

23. ``Their Eyes are Watching God,'' Zora Neale Hurston

24. ``Invisible Man,'' Ralph Ellison

25. ``Song of Solomon,'' Toni Morrison

26. ``Gone with the Wind,'' Margaret Mitchell

27. ``Native Son,'' Richard Wright

28. ``One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'' Ken Kesey

29. ``Slaughterhouse Five,'' Kurt Vonnegut

30. ``For Whom the Bell Tolls,'' Ernest Hemingway

31. ``On the Road,'' Jack Kerouac

32. ``The Old Man and the Sea,'' Ernest Hemingway

33. ``The Call of the Wild,'' Jack London

34. ``To the Lighthouse,'' Virginia Woolf

35. ``Portrait of a Lady,'' Henry James

36. ``Go Tell it on the Mountain,'' James Baldwin

37. ``The World According to Garp,'' John Irving

38. ``All the King's Men,'' Robert Penn Warren

39. ``A Room with a View,'' E.M. Forster

40. ``The Lord of the Rings,'' J.R.R. Tolkien

41. ``Schindler's List,'' Thomas Keneally

42. ``The Age of Innocence,'' Edith Wharton

43. ``The Fountainhead,'' Ayn Rand

44. ``Finnegans Wake,'' James Joyce

45. ``The Jungle,'' Upton Sinclair

46. ``Mrs. Dalloway,'' Virginia Woolf

47. ``The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,'' Frank L. Baum

48. ``Lady Chatterley's Lover,'' D.H. Lawrence

49. ``A Clockwork Orange,'' Anthony Burgess

50. ``The Awakening,'' Kate Chopin

51. ``My Antonia,'' Willa Cather

52. ``Howard's End,'' E.M. Forster

53. ``In Cold Blood,'' Truman Capote

54. ``Franny and Zooey,'' J.D. Salinger

55. ``Satanic Verses,'' Salman Rushdie

56. ``Jazz,'' Toni Morrison

57. ``Sophie's Choice,'' William Styron

58. ``Absalom, Absalom!'' William Faulkner

59. ``Passage to India,'' EM Forster

60. ``Ethan Frome,'' Edith Wharton

61. ``A Good Man is Hard to Find,'' Flannery O'Connor

62. ``Tender is the Night,'' F. Scott Fitzgerald

63. ``Orlando,'' Virginia Woolf

64. ``Sons and Lovers,'' D.H. Lawrence

65. ``Bonfire of the Vanities,'' Thomas Wolfe

66. ``Cat's Cradle,'' Kurt Vonnegut

67. ``A Separate Peace,'' John Knowles

68. ``Light in August,'' William Faulkner

69. ``The Wings of the Dove,'' Henry James

70. ``Things Fall Apart,'' Chinua Achebe

71. ``Rebecca,'' Daphne du Maurier

72. ``A Hithchiker's Guide to the Galaxy,'' Douglas Adams

73. ``Naked Lunch,'' William S. Burroughs

74. ``Brideshead Revisited,'' Evelyn Waugh

75. ``Women in Love,'' D.H. Lawrence

76. ``Look Homeward, Angel,'' Thomas Wolfe

77. ``In Our Time,'' Ernest Hemingway

78. ``The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias,'' Gertrude Stein

79. ``The Maltese Falcon,'' Dashiell Hammett

80. ``The Naked and the Dead,'' Norman Mailer

81. ``The Wide Sargasso Sea,'' Jean Rhys

82. ``White Noise,'' Don DeLillo

83. ``O Pioneers!'' Willa Cather

84. ``Tropic of Cancer,'' Henry Miller

85. ``The War of the Worlds,'' HG Wells

86. ``Lord Jim,'' Joseph Conrad

87. ``The Bostonians,'' James Henry

88. ``An American Tragedy,'' Theodore Dreiser

89. ``Death Comes for the Archbishop,'' Willa Cather

90. ``The Wind in the Willows,'' Kenneth Grahame

91. ``This Side of Paradise,'' F. Scott Fitzgerald

92. ``Atlas Shrugged,'' Ayn Rand

93. ``The French Lieutenant's Woman,'' John Fowles

94. ``Babbitt,'' Sinclair Lewis

95. ``Kim,'' Rudyard Kipling

96. ``The Beautiful and the Damned,'' F. Scott Fitzgerald

97. ``Rabbit, Run,'' John Updike

98. ``Where Angels Fear to Tread,'' EM Forster

99. ``Main Street,'' Sinclair Lewis

100. ``Midnight's Children,'' Salman Rushdie