Two list books

Firsts Magazine took three of the lists – the Random House 100 best novels of the century list, the Waterstone’s 100 greatest list and the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century – and combined them, coming up with two separate lists – this one, which is the books that appear in two of the three lists and a separate one of books appearing in all three lists. The good news is that there are more women on this list but, sadly, everyone is anglophone. Interestingly, Firsts Magazine describes the Random House 100 best novels of the century list as a pathetic display of feeblemindedness, the omissions from the Waterstone’s 100 greatest list, which was compiled from a reader survey and not by “experts”, turns out to have the clearest vision, but only for 50 titles or so, and then not in any particular order; the others are strictly from Alice in Wonderland’s list. This is the list of books appearing in two of the three lists.

1Lee, HarperTo Kill a Mockingbird7-411
2Joyce, JamesA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man-31417
3Walker, AliceThe Color Purple18-523
4Faulkner, WilliamThe Sound and the Fury-61925
5Milne, A. A.Winnie-the-Pooh17-2239
6Tolkien, J. R. R.The Lord of the Rings1-4041
7Ellison, RalphInvisible Man-192443
7Morrison, ToniBeloved36-743
9Steinbeck, JohnOf Mice and Men35-1247
9Wright, RichardNative Son-202747
11Mitchell, MargaretGone with the Wind23-2649
12Faulkner, WilliamAs I Lay Dying-351954
13Hemingway, ErnestThe Sun Also Rises-451863
14Warren, Robert PennAll the King's Men-363874
15Baldwin, JamesGo Tell It on the Mountain-393675
16Fitzgerald, F. ScottTender is the Night-286290
17Hemingway, ErnestA Farewell to Arms-742094
18James, HenryThe Wings of the Dove-266995
19Adams, DouglasThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy24-7296
20Wharton, EdithThe Age of Innocence-5842100
21Dreisr, TheodoreAn American Tragedy-1688104
22Grahame, KennethThe Wind in the Willows16-90106
23Graves, RobertI, Claudius9914-113
24Du Maurier, DaphneRebecca44-71115
25Joyce, JamesFinnegan's Work-7744121
25London, JackThe Call of the Wild-7744121
27Faulkner, WilliamLight in August-5468122
28Lawrence, D. H.Women in Love-4975124
29Lawrence, D. H.Lady's Chatterley's Lover81-49130
30Mailer, NormanThe Naked and the Dead-5180131
31Lawrence, D. H.the Rainbow8648-134
31Miller, HenryTropic of Cancer-5084134
33Hammett, DashiellThe Maltese Falcon-5679135
34Wolfe, TomThe Bonfire of the Vanities82-65147
35Cather, WillaDeath Comes for the Archbishop-6189150
36Fowles, JohnThe Magus6093-153
36Styron, WilliamSophie's Choice-9657153
38Fowles, JohnThe French Lieutenant's Woman65-93158
39Durrell, LawrenceThe Alexandria Quartet9370-163
40Lewis, SinclairMain Street-6899167
41Conrad, JosephLord Jim-8586171
42Kipling, RudyardKim-7895173
43Rhys, JeanWide Sargasso Sea-9481175