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Ninety-Nine Novels: compiled by Anthony Burgess

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Aldous Huxley, 1939
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Henry Green, 1939
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Finnegans Wake - James Joyce
James Joyce, 1939
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Flann O'Brien, 1939
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Graham Greene, 1940
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For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemmingway, 1940
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C.P. Snow, 1940

-Listed as Strangers and Brothers, which is a series of eleven novels published between 1940-1970. The Masters is the fourth book in the series, published in 1951.
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Rex Warner, 1941
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Joyce Cary, 1944
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The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham
W. Somerset Maugham, 1944
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Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Evelyn Waugh, 1945
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Mervyn Peake, 1946
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Saul Bellow, 1947
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Malcolm Lowry, 1947
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The Heart of the Matter - Graham Greene_I
Graham Greene, 1948
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Ape and Essence - Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley, 1948
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Nevil Shute, 1948
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Norman Mailer, 1948
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Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
George Orwell, 1949
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William Sansom, 1949
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Elizabeth Bowen, 1949
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William Cooper, 1950
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The Disenchanted - Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg, 1950
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Anthony Powell, 1951

-Listed as 'A Dance to the Music of Time', which is a series of twelve novels, published between 1951-1975.
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The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger, 1951
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Henry Williamson, 1951

-Listed as 'Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight', which is a series of fifteen books written between 1951-1969. "A Fox Under My Cloak" is the fifth book in the series, published in 1955.
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The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk
Herman Wouk, 1951
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Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Ralph Ellison, 1952
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The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway, 1952
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Mary McCarthy, 1952
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Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor, 1952
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Evelyn Waugh, 1952

-Listed as Sword of Honour, which is the collective name for the novels Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955) and Unconditional Surrender (1961).
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The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler, 1953
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Kingsley Amis, 1954
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Room At The Top - John Braine
John Braine, 1957
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The Alexandria Quartet - Lawrence Durrell
Lawrence Durrell, 1957

-Listed as The Alexandria Quartet, a tetralogy of novels published between 1957-1960: Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive(1958), Clea(1960)

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Colin MacInnes, 1957

-An omnibus of three of Colin MacInnes' works.
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The Assistant - Bernard Malamud
Bernard Malamud, 1957
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The Bell - Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch, 1958
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Alan Sillitoe, 1958
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The Once and Future King - T. H. White
T. H. White, 1958
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William Faulkner, 1959
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Ian Fleming, 1959
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L.P. Hartley, 1960
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Olivia Manning, 1960

-Listed as 'The Balkan Trilogy', the collective name for the novels "The Great Fortune", "The Spoilt City" and "Friends And Heroes".
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Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1961
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Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller, 1961
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Richard Hughes, 1961
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Patrick White, 1961
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From his book Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 — A Personal Choice (Allison & Busby, 1984)

"Burgess was a prolific reader, in his early career reviewing more than 350 novels in just over two years for the Yorkshire Post. In the course of his career he wrote over thirty novels.

The list represents his personal choices."

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Posted: 4 years ago at Apr 18 5:30
I've only even read 2 of these, how disgusting and terrible of me! I feel extremely illiterate right now. Plus I haven't even read A Clockwork Orange yet, so that's an added shame.
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Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 11 17:22
Just finished reading 'Party Going' by Henry Green (number 2 on the list). Interesting style. Not read anything quite like it before. Highly recommended.

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