99 by Anthony Burgess

Burgess's list of the best 99 novels published in English from 1939 to 1984

Achebe, Chinua - A Man of the People - (1966)

Aldiss, Brian - Life in the West (1980)

Amis, Kingsley - Lucky Jim (1954)

Amis, Kingsley - The Anti-Death League (1966)

Baldwin, James - Another Country (1962)

Ballard, J.G. - The Unlimited Dream Company (1979)

Barth, John - Giles Goat-Boy (1966)

Bellow, Saul - The Victim (1947)

Bellow, Saul - Humboldt's Gift (1975)

Bowen, Elizabeth - The Heat of the Day (1949)

Bradbury, Malcolm - The History Man (1975)

Braine, John - Room at the Top (1957)

Cary, Joyce - The Horse's Mouth (1944)

Chandler, Raymond - The Long Goodbye (1953)

Compton-Burnett, Ivy - The Mighty and Their Fall (1961)

Cooper, William - Scenes from Provincial Life (1950)

Davies, Robertson - The Rebel Angels (1982)

Deighton, Len - Bomber (1970)

Durrell, Lawrence - The Alexandria Quartet (1957)

Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man (1952)

Faulkner, William - The Mansion (1959)

Fleming, Ian - Goldfinger (1959)

Fowles, John - The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969)

Frayn, Michael - Sweet Dreams (1973)

Golding, William - The Spire (1964)

Gordimer, Nadine - The Late Bourgeois World (1966)

Gray, Alasdair - Lanark (1981)

Green, Henry - Party Going (1939)

Greene, Graham - The Power and the Glory (1940)

Greene, Graham - The Heart of the Matter (1948)

Harris, Wilson - Heartland (1964)

Hartley, L.P. - Facial Justice (1960)

Heller, Joseph -  Catch-22 (1961)

Hemingway, Ernest - For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)

Hemingway, Ernest - Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Hoban, Russell - Riddley Walker (1980)

Hughes, Richard - The Fox in the Attic (1961)

Huxley, Aldous - After Many a Summer (1939)

Huxley, Aldous - Ape and Essence (1948)

Huxley, Aldous - Island (1962)

Isherwood, Christopher - A Single Man (1964)

Johnson, Pamela Hansford - An Error of Judgement (1962)

Jong, Erica - How to Save Your Own Life (1977)

Joyce, James - Finnegans Wake (1939)

Lessing, Doris - The Golden Notebook (1962)

Lodge, David - How Far Can You Go? (1980)

Lowry, Malcolm - Under the Volcano (1947)

MacInnes, Colin - The London Novels (1957)

Mailer, Norman - The Naked and the Dead (1948)

Mailer, Norman - Ancient Evenings (1983)

Malamud, Bernard - The Assistant (1957)

Malamud, Bernard - Dubin's Lives (1979)

Manning, Olivia - The Balkans Trilogy (1960)

Maugham, Somerset - The Razor's Edge (1944)

McCarthy, Mary - The Groves of Academe (1952)

Moore, Brian - The Doctor's Wife (1976)

Murdoch, Iris - The Bell (1958)

Nabokov, Vladimir - Pale Fire (1962)

Nabokov, Vladimir - The Defence (1964)

Naipaul, V.S. - A Bend in the River (1979)

Narayan, R.K. - The Vendor of Sweets (1967)

Nye, Robert - Falstaff (1976)

O'Brien, Flann - At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)

O'Connor, Flannery - Wise Blood (1952)

O'Hara, John - The Lockwood Concern (1965)

Orwell, George - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Peake, Mervyn - Titus Groan (1946)

Percy, Walker - The Last Gentleman (1966)

Plunkett, James - Farewell Companions (1977)

Powell, Anthony - A Dance to the Music of Time (1951)

Priestley,  J.B. - The Image Men (1968)

Pynchon, Thomas - Gravity's Rainbow (1973)

Richler, Mordecai - Cocksure (1968)

Roberts, Keith - Pavane (1968)

Roth, Phillip - Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

Sansom, William - The Body (1949)

Schulberg, Budd - The Disenchanted (1950)

Scott, Paul - Staying On (1977)

Shute, Nevil - No Highway (1948)

Sillitoe, Alan - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)

Snow, C.P. - Strangers and Brothers (1940)

Spark, Muriel - The Girls of Slender Means (1963)

Spark, Muriel - The Mandelbaum Gate (1965)

Styron, William - Sophie's Choice (1979)

Theroux, Alexander - Darconville's Cat (1981)

Theroux, Paul - The Mosquito Coast (1981)

Toole, John Kennedy - A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)

Updike, John - The Coup (1978)

Vidal, Gore - Creation (1981)

Warner, Rex - The Aerodrome (1941)

Waugh, Evelyn - Brideshead Revisited (1945)

Waugh, Evelyn - Sword of Honor (1952)

White, T.H. - The Once and Future King (1958)

White, Patrick - Riders in the Chariot (1961)

Williamson, Henry - A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight (1951)

Wilson, Angus - The Old Men at the Zoo (1961)

Wilson, Angus - Late Call (1964)

Wouk, Herman - The Caine Mutiny (1951)

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