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Cover of The Real Deal by Paritosh Uttam

Cover of Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam

The Random House Top 100 is the list of top 100 novels in English published in the 20th century, as selected and rated by Random House.

Reading score: 99/100

† Yet to read.

1Ulysses James Joyce
2The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
3A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce
4Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
5Brave New World Aldous Huxley
6The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
7Catch-22 Joseph Heller
8Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler
9Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence
10The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
11Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry
12The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
131984 George Orwell
14I, Claudius Robert Graves
15To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
16An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
17The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
18Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
19Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
20Native Son Richard Wright
21Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow
22Appointment in Samarra John O’Hara
23U.S.A. (trilogy) John Dos Passos
24Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson
25A Passage to India E. M. Forster
26The Wings of the Dove Henry James
27The Ambassadors Henry James
28Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
29The Studs Lonigan Trilogy James T. Farrell
30The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
31Animal Farm George Orwell
32The Golden Bowl Henry James
33Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
34A Handful of Dust Evelyn Waugh
35As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
36All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren
37The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder
38Howards End E. M. Forster
39Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin
40The Heart of the MatterGraham Greene
41Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
42DeliveranceJames Dickey
43A Dance to the Music of TimeAnthony Powell
44Point Counter Point Aldous Huxley
45The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
46The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
47Nostromo Joseph Conrad
48The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence
49Women in Love D. H. Lawrence
50Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
51The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer
52Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
53Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov
54Light in August William Faulkner
55On the Road Jack Kerouac
56The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett
57Parade’s End Ford Madox Ford
58The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
59Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
60The Moviegoer Walker Percy
61Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather
62From Here to Eternity James Jones
63The Wapshot Chronicles John Cheever
64The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
65A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
66Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
67Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
68Main Street Sinclair Lewis
69The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
70The Alexandria Quartet Lawrence Durrell
71A High Wind in Jamaica Richard Hughes
72A House for Mr. Biswas V. S. Naipaul
73The Day of the Locust Nathanael West
74A Farewell To Arms Ernest Hemingway
75ScoopEvelyn Waugh
76The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieMuriel Spark
77Finnegans Wake James Joyce
78Kim Rudyard Kipling
79A Room with a View E. M. Forster
80Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
81The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow
82Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner
83A Bend in the River V. S. Naipaul
84The Death of the HeartElizabeth Bowen
85Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
86Ragtime E. L. Doctorow
87The Old Wives’ Tale Arnold Bennett
88The Call of the Wild Jack London
89Loving Henry Green
90Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
91Tobacco Road Erskine Caldwell
92Ironweed William Kennedy
93The Magus John Fowles
94Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
95Under the Net Iris Murdoch
96Sophie’s Choice William Styron
97The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
98The Postman Always Rings Twice James M. Cain
99The Ginger Man J. P. Donleavy
100The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington