Great Books of the 20th Century

Published at the end of the millennium, this larger, trade-sized series collects twenty of the best books published from 1901-1999. Rather than using a standard numbering system, the books are organized by the year they were originally published.

1902  Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
1913  Swann’s Way Marcel Proust
1915  The Metamorphosis and Other Stories Franz Kafka
1915  The Good Soldier Ford Maddox Ford
1916  Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
1918  My Antonia Willa Cather
1920  Women In Love D.H. Lawrence
1920  The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
1939  Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
1948  The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene
1953  The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow
1954  Lord of the Flies William Golding
1957  On The Road Jack Kerouac
1962  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
1973  Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
1980  Waiting for the Barbarians J.M. Coetzee
1981  Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
1985  White Noise Don Delillo
1985  Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1987  Beloved Toni Morrison

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