Great Books of the 20th Century (Easton Press)

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"It was the century of Hemingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner – American authors of worldwide fame. It was also the era of Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, pasternak, and Kafka – of the greatest international writers and storytellers who ever lived.

The 20th century was a time of upheaval and world wars – of The grapes of wrath and Catch-22. It was a time of decadence, of growth and change – of The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

These are the stories, the experiences, the novels, that tell us who we are, what is important to us. They show us what we have done and learned, and predict where we might go in the years ahead.

This collection includes fifty of the 20th century’s literary masterpieces, chosen by the Editorial Advisory Board of Easton Press."

  1. 1.
    The Age of Innocence
    by Edith Wharton

  2. 2.
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    by Erich Maria Remarque

  3. 3.
    All the King's Men (A Bantam Classic)
    by Robert Penn Warren

  4. 4.
    The Ambassadors
    by Henry James

  5. 5.
    Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Sinclair Lewis

  6. 6.
    The Bell Jar
    by Sylvia Plath

  7. 7.
    Beloved
    by Toni Morrison

  8. 8.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  9. 9.
    Brideshead Revisited
    by Evelyn Waugh

  10. 10.
    The Call of the Wild (Scribner Classics)
    by Jack London

  11. 11.
    Catch-22
    by Joseph Heller

  12. 12.
    A Clockwork Orange (Essential.penguin)
    by Anthony Burgess

  13. 13.
    The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker

  14. 14.
    Darkness at Noon
    by Arthur Koestler

  15. 15.

  16. 16.
    Dr. Zhivago
    by Boris Pasternak

  17. 17.
    Fahrenheit 451
    by Ray Bradbury

  18. 18.
    Ficciones (Spanish Edition)
    by Jorge Luis Borges

  19. 19.
    The Fountainhead (Centennial Edition Hardcover)
    by Ayn Rand

  20. 20.
    Go Tell It on the Mountain
    by James Baldwin

  21. 21.
    Gone with the Wind
    by Margaret Mitchell

  22. 22.
    The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

  23. 23.
    The Great Gatsby
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  24. 24.
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    by Carson McCullers

  25. 25.
    In Cold Blood
    by Truman Capote

  26. 26.
    Invisible Man: A Novel
    by Ralph Ellison

  27. 27.
    Light in August (The Corrected Text)
    by William Faulkner

  28. 28.
    Lolita
    by Vladimir Nabokov

  29. 29.
    The Magic Mountain
    by Thomas Mann

  30. 30.
    Native Son (Perennial Classics)
    by Richard Wright

  31. 31.
    Night
    by Elie Wiesel

  32. 32.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by George Orwell

  33. 33.
    Of Human Bondage
    by W. Somerset Maugham

  34. 34.
    On the Road (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
    by Jack Kerouac

  35. 35.
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel
    by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  36. 36.
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    by Ken Kesey

  37. 37.
    One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.)
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  38. 38.
    A Passage to India (Penguin Classics)
    by E. M. Forster

  39. 39.
    Portnoy's Complaint
    by Philip Roth

  40. 40.
    The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics)
    by Graham Greene

  41. 41.
    Rabbit, Run
    by John Updike

  42. 42.

  43. 43.
    The Stranger
    by Albert Camus

  44. 44.
    The Sun Also Rises (Scribner Classics)
    by Ernest Hemingway

  45. 45.
    Swann's Way (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcel Proust

  46. 46.
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    by Harper Lee

  47. 47.
    To the Lighthouse (Annotated)
    by Virginia Woolf

  48. 48.
    The Trial
    by Franz Kafka

  49. 49.
    Ulysses
    by James Joyce

  50. 50.
    Women in Love
    by D. H. Lawrence

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