The Modern Library: the 200 best novels in English since 1950

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Based on the book by Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín, published by Picador (1999). See the list of books on the Clare County Library's website. This list is not associated with the publisher Modern

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The list has 202 items; Callil and Tóibín could not agree on the best work of V.S. Naipaul, and of Saul Bellow, so each of their choices was included for those two authors. In addition the first edition stopped short of 200 (at 194) and invited readers to send in suggestions for the final six; these were included in subsequent editions. These six are annotated on their listing below.
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Year Awarded:
1999
ObraEtiqueta de Ordem
A Murder Is Announced (1950) por Agatha Christie
1950
Nothing (1950) por Henry Green
1950
Power Without Glory (1950) por Frank Hardy
1950
The Grand Sophy (1950) por Georgette Heyer
1950
December Bride (1951) por Sam Hanna Bell
1951
My Cousin Rachel (1951) por Daphne Du Maurier
1951
The West Pier (1953) por Patrick Hamilton
1951
The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories (1943) por Carson McCullers
1951
A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement, Spring (1962) por Anthony Powell
1951–75
1951
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) por J. D. Salinger
1951
Invisible Man (1952) por Ralph Ellison
1952
The Old Man and the Sea (1950) por Ernest Hemingway
1952
The Natural (1952) por Bernard Malamud
1952
The Financial Expert (1953) por R. K. Narayan
1952
Wise Blood (1952) por Flannery O'Connor
1952
East of Eden (1952) por John Steinbeck
1952
The Sword of Honour Trilogy (1952) por Evelyn Waugh
1952–61
1952
Private Life of an Indian Prince (1953) por Mulk Raj Anand
1953
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) por James Baldwin
1953
The Adventures of Augie March (1953) por Saul Bellow
1953
The Long Goodbye (1953) por Raymond Chandler
1953
The Go-Between (1953) por L. P. Hartley
1953
The Echoing Grove (1953) por Rosamond Lehmann
1953
The Palm-Wine Drinkard and his Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' Town (1952) por Amos Tutuola
1953
Lucky Jim (1954) por Kingsley Amis
1954
Lord of the Flies (1954) por William Golding
1954
The Tortoise and the Hare (1954) por Elizabeth Jenkins
1954
The Flint Anchor (1954) por Sylvia Townsend Warner
1954
Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable (1951) por Samuel Beckett
1955–58
1955
The Recognitions (1955) por William Gaddis
1955
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) por Patricia Highsmith
1955
Lolita (1955) por Vladimir Nabokov
1955
A Legacy (1956) por Sybille Bedford
1956
Train to Pakistan (1956) por Khushwant Singh
1956
Owls Do Cry (1957) por Janet Frame
1957
On the Road (1957) por Jack Kerouac
1957
Angel (1957) por Elizabeth Taylor
1957
The Fountain Overflows (1956) por Rebecca West
1957
Things Fall Apart (1958) por Chinua Achebe
1958
Babette's Feast and Other Anecdotes of Destiny (1958) por Isak Dinesen
1958
From the Terrace (1958) por John O'Hara
1958
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) por Alan Sillitoe
1958
Naked Lunch (1962) por William S. Burroughs
1959
A Heritage and its History (1959) por Ivy Compton-Burnett
1959
The Little Disturbances of Man (1959) por Grace Paley
1959
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) por Harper Lee
1960
The Balkan Trilogy (1960) por Olivia Manning
1960–65
1960
Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy (1995) por John Updike
1960–90
1960
Jeeves in the Offing (1960) por P. G. Wodehouse
US: How Right You Are, Jeeves
1960
Catch-22 (1961) por Joseph Heller
1961
A House for Mr Biswas (1961) por V. S. Naipaul
1961
O apogeu de Miss Jean Brodie (1961) por Muriel Spark
1961
Riders in the Chariot (1961) por Patrick White
1961
That's How It Was (1962) por Maureen Duffy
1962
The Reivers (1962) por William Faulkner
1962
The Golden Notebook (1962) por Doris Lessing
1962
Girl with Green Eyes (1962) por Edna O'Brien
The Lonely Girl, renamed Girl with Green Eyes 1964
1962
A nave dos loucos (1962) por Katherine Anne Porter
1962
The Little Girls (1964) por Elizabeth Bowen
1963
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963) por John le Carré
1963
The Group (1963) por Mary McCarthy
1963
The Bell Jar (1963) por Sylvia Plath
1963
Herzog (1964) por Saul Bellow
1964
Heartland (1964) por Wilson Harris
1964
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) por Hubert Selby Jr.
1964
Memoirs of a Peon (1965) por Frank Sargeson
1965
Interpreters (1965) por Wole Soyinka
1965
The Magus (1965) por John Fowles
3rd of 6 additions by the editors for the first paperback edition
1966
A Jest of God (1966) por Margaret Laurence
1966
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) por Jean Rhys
1966
The Jewel in the Crown (1966) por Paul Scott
1966
Cotters' England (1966) por Christina Stead
US: Dark Places of the Heart 1967
1966
The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) por William Styron
1967
A Grain of Wheat (1967) por Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
1967
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country & Other Stories (1968) por William H. Gass
1968
The Nice and the Good (1968) por Iris Murdoch
1968
The Unfortunates (1969) por B. S. Johnson
1969
Happiness and Other Stories (1969) por Mary Lavin
1969
The Godfather (1969) por Mario Puzo
1969
Fifth Business (1970) por Robertson Davies
1970
Master and Commander (1969) por Patrick O'Brian
1970
The Day of the Jackal (1971) por Frederick Forsyth
1971
St. Urbain's Horseman (1971) por Mordecai Richler
1971
Black List, Section H (1971) por Francis Stuart
1971
The Optimist's Daughter (1972) por Eudora Welty
1972
The Siege of Krishnapur (1973) por J. G. Farrell
1973
Gravity's Rainbow (1973) por Thomas Pynchon
1973
Ragtime (1975) por E. L. Doctorow
1975
Heat and Dust (1975) por Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
1975
Changing Places (1975) por David Lodge
1975
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood (1988) por Alistair MacLeod
1976
Interview with the Vampire (1976) por Anne Rice
1976
Saville (1976) por David Storey
1976
Injury Time (1977) por Beryl Bainbridge
1977
Falconer (1977) por John Cheever
1977
A Book of Common Prayer (1977) por Joan Didion
1977
The Ice Age (1977) por Margaret Drabble
1977
Tirra Lirra by the River (1978) por Jessica Anderson
1978
Plumb (1978) por Maurice Gee
1978
The Human Factor (1978) por Graham Greene
1978
The Murderer (1978) por Roy Heath
1978
The Cement Garden (1978) por Ian McEwan
1978
The Year of the French (1979) por Thomas Flanagan
1979
From the Fifteenth District (1979) por Mavis Gallant
1979
Burger's Daughter (1979) por Nadine Gordimer
1979
Sleepless Nights (1979) por Elizabeth Hardwick
1979
The Executioner's Song (1979) por Norman Mailer
1979
A Bend in the River (1979) por V. S. Naipaul
1979
Earthly Powers (1980) por Anthony Burgess
1980
The Transit of Venus (1980) por Shirley Hazzard
1980
Riddley Walker (1980) por Russell Hoban
1980
Lamb (1980) por Bernard MacLaverty
1980
So Long, See You Tomorrow (1979) por William Maxwell
5th of 6 additions by the editors for the first paperback edition
1980
Housekeeping (1980) por Marilynne Robinson
1980
A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) por John Kennedy Toole
1980
Puffball (1980) por Fay Weldon
1980
Lanark (1981) por Alasdair Gray
1981
Red Dragon (1981) por Thomas Harris
1981
Midnight's Children (1981) por Salman Rushdie
1981
A Flag for Sunrise (1981) por Robert Stone
1981
On the Black Hill (1982) por Bruce Chatwin
1982
Schindler's Ark (1982) por Thomas Keneally
US: Schindler's List
1982
The Color Purple (1982) por Alice Walker
1982
A Boy's Own Story (1982) por Edmund White
1982
Money: A Suicide Note (1984) por Martin Amis
1984
Empire of the Sun (1984) por J. G. Ballard
1984
Flaubert's Parrot (1984) por Julian Barnes
1984
In Custody (1984) por Anita Desai
1984
The Children's Bach (1984) por Helen Garner
6th of 6 additions by the editors for the first paperback edition
1984
Nation of Fools: Scenes from Indian Life (1984) por Balraj Khanna
1984
Machine Dreams (1984) por Jayne Anne Phillips
1984
Family and Friends (1985) por Anita Brookner
1985
Blood Meridian (1985) por Cormac McCarthy
1985
Lonesome Dove (1985) por Larry McMurtry
1985
Black Robe (1985) por Brian Moore
1985
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985) por Jeanette Winterson
1985
The Sportswriter (1986) por Richard Ford
1986
An Artist of the Floating World (1986) por Kazuo Ishiguro
1986
A Summons to Memphis (1986) por Peter Taylor
1986
A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986) por Barbara Vine
1986
Ellen Foster (1987) por Kaye Gibbons
1987
Double Whammy (1987) por Carl Hiaasen
1987
Misery (1987) por Stephen King
1987
Beloved (1987) por Toni Morrison
1987
In the Skin of a Lion (1987) por Michael Ondaatje
1987
The Other Garden (1987) por Francis Wyndham
1987
Oscar and Lucinda (1988) por Peter Carey
1988
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories (1988) por Raymond Carver
1988
Paris Trout (1988) por Pete Dexter
1988
The Sugar Mother (1988) por Elizabeth Jolley
1988
Forty-seventeen (1988) por Frank Moorhouse
1988
Cracking India (1988) por Bapsi Sidhwa
1988
Exercícios de respiraçâo (1988) por Anne Tyler
1988
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) por Tom Wolfe
1988
The Book of Evidence (1989) por John Banville
1989
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989) por Oscar Hijuelos
1989
The Joy Luck Club (1989) por Amy Tan
1989
Possession (1990) por A.S. Byatt
1990
Age of Iron (1990) por J. M. Coetzee
1990
A Home at the End of the World (1990) por Michael Cunningham
1990
The Snapper (1990) por Roddy Doyle
1990
Get Shorty (1990) por Elmore Leonard
1990
The Great World (1990) por David Malouf
1990
Amongst Women (1990) por John McGahern
1990
Friend of My Youth: Stories (1990) por Alice Munro
1990
The Regeneration Trilogy (1991) por Pat Barker
1991–95
1991
Wise Children (1991) por Angela Carter
1991
A Strange and Sublime Address (1600) por Amit Chaudhuri
1991
American Psycho (1991) por Bret Easton Ellis
1991
The Redundancy of Courage (1991) por Timothy Mo
1991
Mating (1991) por Norman Rush
1991
Downriver (1991) por Iain Sinclair
1991
A Thousand Acres (1991) por Jane Smiley
1991
Reading Turgenev (1991) por William Trevor
1991
Cloudstreet (1991) por Tim Winton
1991
Death and Nightingales (1992) por Eugene McCabe
1992
The Butcher Boy (1992) por Patrick McCabe
1992
The Secret History (1992) por Donna Tartt
1992
The Virgin Suicides (1993) por Jeffrey Eugenides
1993
Birdsong (1993) por Sebastian Faulks
1st of 6 additions by the editors for the first paperback edition
1993
A River Sutra (1993) por Gita Mehta
1993
The Shipping News (1993) por E. Annie Proulx
1993
My Idea of Fun (1993) por Will Self
1993
A Suitable Boy (1993) por Vikram Seth
4th of 6 additions by the editors for the first paperback edition
1993
Trainspotting (1993) por Irvine Welsh
1993
What a Carve Up! (1994) por Jonathan Coe
US: The Winshaw Legacy
1994
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1993) por Louis De Bernières
US: Corelli's Mandolin
1994
The Folding Star (1994) por Alan Hollinghurst
1994
Original Sin (1994) por P. D. James
1994
How Late It Was, How Late (1994) por James Kelman
1994
The Tortilla Curtain (1995) por T. Coraghessan Boyle
1995
The Blue Flower (1995) por Penelope Fitzgerald
1995
A Fine Balance (1995) por Rohinton Mistry
1995
Alias Grace (1996) por Margaret Atwood
1996
Asylum (1997) por Patrick McGrath
1996
Last Orders (1996) por Graham Swift
1996
The Night in Question: Stories (1996) por Tobias Wolff
1996
Quarantine (1997) por Jim Crace
1997
Underworld (1997) por Don DeLillo
1997
Cold Mountain (1997) por Charles Frazier
2nd of 6 additions by the editors for the first paperback edition
1997
American Pastoral (1997) por Philip Roth
1997
The Lady from Guatemala (1997) por V. S. Pritchett
1998

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