The Books of the Century, 1920–1929

Best Books by Decade: 2010-20192000-20091990-19991980-19891970-19791960-19691950-19591940-19491930-19391920-19291910-19191900-1909

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (‘The
  2. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse (‘Steppenwolf'
  3. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (‘Siddhartha'
  4. Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1) by A.A. Milne (‘Winnie-the-Pooh
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (‘All
  6. Being and Time by Martin Heidegger (‘Being
  7. The Trial by Franz Kafka (‘The
  8. Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke (‘Duino
  9. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (‘The
  10. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (‘The
  11. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (‘Letters
  12. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (‘To
  13. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (‘The
  14. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (‘The
  15. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (‘Mrs.
  16. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (‘A
  17. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot (‘The
  18. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (‘A
  19. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (‘A
  20. Ulysses by James Joyce (‘Ulysses'
  21. Orlando by Virginia Woolf (‘Orlando'
  22. Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke (‘Sonnets
  23. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco (‘The
  24. Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4) by Marcel Proust (‘Sodom
  25. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie (‘The
  26. The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler (‘The
  27. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (‘The
  28. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie (‘The
  29. The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (‘The
  30. The Guermantes Way (In Search of Lost Time, #3) by Marcel Proust (‘The
  31. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (‘Lady
  32. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (‘This
  33. Time Regained (In Search of Lost Time, #7) by Marcel Proust (‘Time
  34. Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (‘Saint
  35. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (‘We'
  36. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (‘Death
  37. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (‘The
  38. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (‘The
  39. Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3) by P.G. Wodehouse (‘Carry
  40. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald (‘The
  41. The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2) by A.A. Milne (‘The
  42. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (‘Babbitt'
  43. The Captive & The Fugitive (In Search of Lost Time, #5-6) by Marcel Proust (‘The
  44. Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers (‘Whose
  45. Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8) by L.M. Montgomery (‘Rilla
  46. Women in Love (Brangwen Family, #2) by D.H. Lawrence (‘Women
  47. The Castle by Franz Kafka (‘The
  48. The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield (‘The
  49. Bambi by Felix Salten (‘Bambi'
  50. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume II – The Guermantes Way & Cities of the
    by Marcel Proust (‘Remembrance
  51. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (‘Main
  52. When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3) by A.A. Milne (‘When
  53. Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey, #2) by Dorothy L. Sayers (‘Clouds
  54. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (‘An
  55. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim (‘The
  56. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (‘In
  57. Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh, #4) by A.A. Milne (‘Now
  58. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh (‘Decline
  59. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (‘The
  60. Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler (‘Dream
  61. The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1) by Agatha Christie (‘The
  62. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot (‘The
  63. The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2) by P.G. Wodehouse (‘The
  64. The Forsyte Saga (The Forsyte Chronicles, #1-3) by John Galsworthy (‘The
  65. The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle, #1) by Hugh Lofting (‘The
  66. Kristin Lavransdatter (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1-3) by Sigrid Undset (‘Kristin
  67. The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht (‘The
  68. Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey, #3) by Dorothy L. Sayers (‘Unnatural
  69. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett (‘Red
  70. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle, #2) by Hugh Lofting (‘The
  71. Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello (‘Six
  72. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey, #5) by Dorothy L. Sayers (‘The
  73. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (‘The
  74. The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot #2) by Agatha Christie (‘The
  75. Nadja by André Breton (‘Nadja'
  76. Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars (‘Moravagine'
  77. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald (‘The
  78. Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves (‘Goodbye
  79. Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo (‘Zeno's
  80. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (‘Gentlemen
  81. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe (‘Look
  82. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (‘The
  83. Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner (‘Emil
  84. In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu #1-7) by Marcel Proust (‘In
  85. Cane by Jean Toomer (‘Cane'
  86. The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle, #1) by Agatha Christie (‘The
  87. The Counterfeiters by André Gide (‘The
  88. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin (‘Berlin
  89. Amerika by Franz Kafka (‘Amerika'
  90. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (‘Elmer
  91. Miss Mapp (Lucia, #2) by E.F. Benson (‘Miss
  92. Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence #2) by Agatha Christie (‘Partners
  93. The Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald (‘The
  94. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren (‘Beau
  95. Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos (‘Manhattan
  96. Emily Climbs (Emily, #2) by L.M. Montgomery (‘Emily
  97. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (‘Arrowsmith'
  98. Emily’s Quest (Emily, #3) by L.M. Montgomery (‘Emily's
  99. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (‘Captain
  100. Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville (‘Billy



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