Waterstones Books of the Century | Book awards

Waterstones Books of the Century | Book awards
Waterstones is a bookstore chain with more than 200 stores in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Europe. In January 1997, Waterstones announced the results of its Books of the Century poll to find out what the public considered to be the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century. Over 25, 000 people took part in the poll and the Book of the Century was revealed as J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. (Librarything)
  1. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  4. Ulysses by James Joyce
  5. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  10. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  11. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  14. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  15. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  16. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  17. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  18. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  19. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  20. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  21. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  22. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  23. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  25. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  26. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  27. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  28. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  29. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  30. Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
  31. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  32. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  33. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
  34. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  35. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  36. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  37. Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
  38. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  39. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  40. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  41. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  42. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  43. Love in The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  45. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  46. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  47. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  48. Howards End by E. M. Forster
  49. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  50. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  51. Dune by Frank Herbert
  52. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  53. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  54. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  55. The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
  56. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  57. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  58. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  59. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
  60. The Magus by John Fowles
  61. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  62. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  63. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  64. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
  65. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  66. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernières
  67. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  68. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
  69. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  70. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
  71. It by Stephen King
  72. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  73. The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King
  74. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  75. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
  76. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  77. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  78. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  79. A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
  80. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  81. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  82. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  83. Delia’s Complete Cookery Course by Delia Smith
  84. An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan
  85. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
  86. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  87. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  88. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
  89. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  90. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  91. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  92. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  93. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
  94. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  95. High Fidelity by Nick Horn
  96. The Van by Roddy Doyle
  97. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  98. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
  99. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  100. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans