De ranglijst met het overzicht van de Top 100 beste Engelstalige romans uit de 20e eeuw. Samengesteld door ‘The Board of the Modern Library’

De beste en meest gelezen Engelse Romans. Vaak ook verfilmd. De top 100:


Titel
Auteur
1 Ulysses James Joyce (1922)
2 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
3 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce (1916)
4 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov (1958)
5 Brave New World Aldous Huxley (1932)
6 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner (1929)
7 Catch-22 Joseph Heller (1961)
8 Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler (1941)
9 Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence (1913)
10 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck (1939)
11 Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry (1947)
12 The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler (1903)
13 1984 George Orwell (1949)
14 I, Claudius Robert Graves (1934)
15 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf (1927)
16 An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser (1925)
17 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers (1940)
18 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
19 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison (1952)
20 Native Son Richard Wright (1940)
21 Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow (1959)
22 Appointment in Samarra John O’Hara (1934)
23 U.S.A. (trilogy) John Dos Passos (1937—trilogy completed)
24 Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson (1919)
25 A Passage to India E. M. Forster (1924)
26 The Wings of the Dove Henry James (1902)
27 The Ambassadors Henry James (1903)
28 Tender Is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald (1934)
29 The Studs Lonigan Trilogy James T. Farrell (1935)
30 The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford (1915)
31 Animal Farm George Orwell (1946)
32 The Golden Bowl Henry James (1904)
33 Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser (1900)
34 A Handful of Dust Evelyn Waugh (1934)
35 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner (1930)
36 All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren (1946)
37 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder (1927)
38 Howards End E. M. Forster (1910)
39 Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin (1953)
40 The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene (1948)
41 Lord of the Flies William Golding (1954)
42 Deliverance James Dickey (1969)
43 A Dance to the Music of Time (series) Anthony Powell (1975—series completed)
44 Point Counter Point Aldous Huxley (1928)
45 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway (1926)
46 The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad (1907)
47 Nostromo Joseph Conrad (1904)
48 The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence (1915)
49 Women in Love D. H. Lawrence (1921)
50 Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller (1934)
51 The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer (1948)
52 Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth (1969)
53 Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov (1962)
54 Light in August William Faulkner (1932)
55 On the Road Jack Kerouac (1957)
56 The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett (1930)
57 Parade’s End Ford Madox Ford (1950)
58 The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton (1920)
59 Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm (1911)
60 The Moviegoer Walker Percy (1961)
61 Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather (1927)
62 From Here to Eternity James Jones (1951)
63 The Wapshot Chronicles John Cheever (1957)
64 The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger (1951)
65 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess (1962)
66 Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham (1915)
67 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad (1902)
68 Main Street Sinclair Lewis (1920)
69 The House of Mirth Edith Wharton (1905)
70 The Alexandria Quartet Lawrence Durrell (1960—series completed)
71 A High Wind in Jamaica Richard Hughes (1929)
72 A House for Mr. Biswas V. S. Naipaul (1961)
73 The Day of the Locust Nathanael West (1939)
74 A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway (1929)
75 Scoop Evelyn Waugh (1938)
76 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark (1961)
77 Finnegans Wake James Joyce (1939)
78 Kim Rudyard Kipling (1901)
79 A Room with a View E. M. Forster (1908)
80 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh (1945)
81 The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow (1953)
82 Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner (1971)
83 A Bend in the River V. S. Naipaul (1979)
84 The Death of the Heart Elizabeth Bowen (1938)
85 Lord Jim Joseph Conrad (1900)
86 Ragtime E. L. Doctorow (1975)
87 The Old Wives’ Tale Arnold Bennett (1908)
88 The Call of the Wild Jack London (1903)
89 Loving Henry Green (1945)
90 Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie (1981)
91 Tobacco Road Erskine Caldwell (1933)
92 Ironweed William Kennedy (1983)
93 The Magus John Fowles (1966)
94 Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys (1966)
95 Under the Net Iris Murdoch (1954)
96 Sophie’s Choice William Styron (1979)
97 The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles (1949)
98 The Postman Always Rings Twice James M. Cain (1934)
99 The Ginger Man J. P. Donleavy (1955)
100 The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington (1918)

 

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