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


Catch-22 (1961) - Joseph Heller (05/01/1923 -12/12/1999)  (Grade:A)

Finnegan's Wake (1939) - James Joyce (2/02/1882 -1/13/1941)  (Grade:F)

1984 (1949) - George Orwell (06/25/1903 -1/21/1949)  (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 Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J. D. Salinger (1/01/1919 -1/27/2010)  (Grade:A+)

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 (10/28/1903 -04/10/1966)  (Grade:C)

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

1948)   The Heart of the Matter (1948) - Graham Greene (10/02/1904 -4/03/1991)  (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 Caine Mutiny (1951) - Herman Wouk (1915-)  (Grade:D+)

1952)   Invisible Man (1952) - Ralph Ellison (3/01/1913 -4/16/1994)  (Grade:C)

1952)   The Old Man and the Sea (1952) - Ernest Hemingway (7/21/1899 -7/02/1961)  (Grade:A+)

1952)   Wise Blood (1952) - Flannery O'Connor (03/25/1925 -08/03/1964)  (Grade:A+)

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

1962)   Pale Fire (1962) - Vladimir Nabokov (4/22/1899 -7/02/1977)  (Grade:B)

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

1966)   The Last Gentleman (1966) - Walker Percy (05/28/1916 -05/10/1990)  (Grade:B)

1969)   Portnoy's Complaint (1969) - Phillip Roth (3/19/1933 -5/22/2018)  (Grade:F)

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

1979)   A Bend in the River (1979) - V.S. Naipaul (8/17/1932 -8/11/2018)  (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-)