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List:  Anthony Burgess : 99 Best Modern Novels (1934-84)


Finnegan's Wake (1939) - James Joyce (1882-1941)  (Grade:F)

1984 (1949) - George Orwell (06/25/1903-1949)  (Grade:A+)

The Gormenghast Novels : Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), Titus Alone (1959) (1959) - Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911-1968)  (Grade:B+)

A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975) - Anthony Powell (1905-2000)  (Grade:B-)

The Aerodrome : A Love Story (1941) - Rex [Ernest] Warner (1905-1986)  (Grade:A+)

1944)   The Horses Mouth (1944) - Joyce Cary (1888-1957)  (Grade:D)

1945)   Brideshead Revisited (1945) - Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)  (Grade:C)

1947)   Under the Volcano (1947) - Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957)  (Grade:C-)

1948)   The Heart of the Matter (1948) - Graham Greene (1904-1991)  (Grade:A)

1948)   The Naked and the Dead (1948) - Norman Mailer (01/31/1923-)  (Grade:D)

1949)   Ape and Essence (1948) - Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)  (Grade:B)

1951)   The Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J. D. Salinger (1919-)  (Grade:A+)

1951)   The Caine Mutiny (1951) - Herman Wouk (1915-)  (Grade:D+)

1952)   Invisible Man (1952) - Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)  (Grade:C)

1952)   The Old Man and the Sea (1952) - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)  (Grade:A+)

1952)   Wise Blood (1952) - Flannery O'Connor (1925-1968)  (Grade:A+)

1961)   Catch-22 (1961) - Joseph Heller (1923-1999)  (Grade:A)

1962)   The Golden Notebook (1962) - Doris Lessing (-)  (Grade:F)

1962)   Pale Fire (1962) - Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)  (Grade:B)

1964)   The Spire (1964) - William Golding (1911-1993)  (Grade:C+)

1966)   The Last Gentleman (1966) - Walker Percy (1916-1990)  (Grade:B)

1969)   Portnoy's Complaint (1969) - Phillip Roth (-)  (Grade:F)

1977)   Staying On (1977) - Paul Scott (1920-1978)  (Grade:A-)

1979)   A Bend in the River (1979) - V.S. Naipaul (1932-)  (Grade:C)

1979)   Sophie's Choice (1979) - William Styron (1925-)  (Grade:C)

1980)   A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) - John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969)  (Grade:B-)