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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
Flann O'Brien, 1939
Graham Greene, 1940
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For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemmingway, 1940
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.
Rex Warner, 1941
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
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 9.2 IMDB Rating 0
Mervyn Peake, 1946
Saul Bellow, 1947
Malcolm Lowry, 1947
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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
Norman Mailer, 1948
People who added this item 267 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
George Orwell, 1949
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William Sansom, 1949
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Elizabeth Bowen, 1949
William Cooper, 1950
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The Disenchanted - Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg, 1950
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
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
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
Mary McCarthy, 1952
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Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor, 1952
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).
People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
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
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.7 IMDB Rating 0
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
Alan Sillitoe, 1958
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The Once and Future King - T. H. White
T. H. White, 1958
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The Mansion (1965)
William Faulkner, 1959
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Ian Fleming, 1959
L.P. Hartley, 1960
Olivia Manning, 1960

-Listed as 'The Balkan Trilogy', the collective name for the novels "The Great Fortune", "The Spoilt City" and "Friends And Heroes".
Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1961
People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller, 1961
Richard Hughes, 1961
Patrick White, 1961
Angus Wilson, 1961
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From his book Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 โ€” 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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