Favourite novels of the 20th Century

A Listmania! list by "wwwkeephappy444"
 
Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  Ulysses (Oxford World's Classics) by James Joyce
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  "This book is a hymn to the beauties of language and literary style and their tempestous relation to life and shows that it is possible to make beautiful even the most humdrum of existences with words"
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In Search of Lost Time
2.  In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
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  "As well as capturing the glories of French high society in the late 19th Century, this huge but perfectly contained novel sets out to describe a life story in fabulous detail"
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Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Penguin Modern Classics)
3.  Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Penguin Modern Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
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  "Its even better than Lolita and has to rate as one of the most deliciously written books in the world. Revel in its high vaunting playfulness"
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A Glastonbury Romance
4.  A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys
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  "Reading like a modern version of Morte D'Arthur set in small town England, this contains a stunning  blend of realism and myth and full of passion, wit, darkness and intrigue"
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Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics)
5.  Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics) by Henry Miller
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  "The second of Henry Miller's Tropic novels gives us a high charged portrait of America in the early 20th Century and its main character, Full to the brim with humour, sex, evocations and epiphanies"
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The Master and Margarita (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  The Master and Margarita (Penguin Modern Classics) by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
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  "A dazzling comic work this combines a madcap, surrealist comic book story set in modern Russia and a poignant and realistic seeming Biblical tale. An utter joy to read"
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Death on the Installment Plan (ND Paperbook)
7.  Death on the Installment Plan (ND Paperbook) by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The list author says:
  "Coming across like David Copperfield on acid DOTIP is a horrifying funny account of growing up written in a deliriously engrossing style"
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin ELT Simplified Readers: Level 4: 1700 Headwords: Intermediate)
8.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin ELT Simplified Readers: Level 4: 1700 Headwords: Intermediate) by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "Possibly the best political novel of the century, 1984 is a deeply shocking read that amongst many other things shows how little the world has changed since the days of the Inquisition"
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Lady Chatterley's Lover
9.  Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
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  "Its fairly trashy, a mixture of the most cliched romantic story you will ever read and a pretentious series of lectures but it does have an undeniable power despite or maybe because of this"
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Lord Jim
10.  Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
The list author says:
  "Rating as one of the most powerful works Conrad ever wrote, this is a beautiful tale of heroic redemption and can also be read as a stupendous adventure story or as a commentary upon the whole genre"
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