55 Books Recommended by Fran Lebowitz


Frances Ann “Fran” Lebowitz is an American author and public speaker. Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities.

1. 1984 by George Orwell


2. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov


3. A Nest of Ninnies by John Ashbery


4. A Time To Be Born by Dawn Powell


5. Against Nature (A Rebours) by Joris-Karl Huysmans


6. Angels on Toast by Dawn Powell


7. Count D’Orgel’s Ball by Raymond Radiguet


8. Drown by Junot Diaz


9. Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943–1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright by Steven Millhauser


10. Endless Love by Scott Spencer


11. Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes


12. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger


13. Gorilla, My Love (Vintage Contemporaries) by Toni Cade Bambara


14. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift


15. Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford


16. Howards End by E. M. Forster


17. Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Beauty Supply District by Ben Katchor


18. Light Years by James Salter


19. Lolita (50th Anniversary Edition) by Vladimir Nabokov


20. Love by Toni Morrison


21. Madame Bovary: Provincial Ways by Gustave Flaubert


22. Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar


23. Middlemarch by George Eliot


24. Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell


25. Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano


26. Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy by Randall Jarrell


27. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


28. Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth


29. Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov


30. Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme


31. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain


32. The Awkward Age by Henry James


33. The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark


34. The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg


35. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman


36. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


37. The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories by Mavis Gallant


38. The Custom of the Country (Bantam Classics) by Edith Wharton


39. The Fran Lebowitz Reader by Fran Lebowitz


40. The Gallery by John Horne Burns


41. The Instrument by John O’Hara


42. The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa


43. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst


44. The Locusts Have No King by Dawn Powell


45. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead


46. The Man Without Qualities, Volume 2 by Robert Musil


47. The Man Without Qualities: A Sort of Introduction Pseudoreality Prevails in the Millennium (Volume 1) by Robert Musil


48. The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford


49. The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon


50. The Portable Dorothy Parker (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Dorothy Parker


51. The Portable Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde


52. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford


53. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth


54. The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever


55. The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber


Source: http://www.strandbooks.com/

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