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/

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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