Anthony Burgess's List of the Best 99 Novels Books
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Anthony Burgess's List of the Best 99 Novels

A list of the best 99 novels of all time between 1939 and 1983 compiled by Anthony Burgess, one of the greatest literary critics of all time. Anthony Burgess is well known for reviewing over 350 books in just over two years, and that was just at the start of his career. In the 1980's, when Anthony was asked to list his favorite books, this is the list he made. Being ninety-nine novels, this list is entirely comprised of fictional stories, but beyond that, all genres have been included. If you're new to reading, or an old bibliophile, this list of the best 99 novels should help you decide what to add next to your bookshelf or e-reader.
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  1. V.S. Naipaul More
    #136 on the original list
    Published in 1979.
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    A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight

    Published in 1951.
  3. John Kennedy Toole More
    Published in 1980.
  4. Anthony Powell More
    Published in 1951.
  5. Chinua Achebe More
    Published in 1966.
  6. Christopher Isherwood More
    Published in 1964.
  7. Aldous Huxley More
    Published in 1939.
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    Pamela Hansford Johnson More
    Published in 1962.
  9. Norman Mailer More
    Published in 1983.
  10. James Baldwin More
    Published in 1962.
  11. Aldous Huxley More
    Published in 1948.
  12. Brian O'Nolan More
    Published in 1939.
  13. Len Deighton More
    Published in 1970.
  14. Evelyn Waugh More
    #162 on the original list
    Published in 1945.
  15. Joseph Heller More
    #20 on the original list
    Published in 1961.
  16. Mordecai Richler More
    Published in 1968.
  17. Gore Vidal More
    Published in 1981.
  18. Alexander Theroux More
    Published in 1981.
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    Dubin's lives

    Bernard Malamud More
    Published in 1979.
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    L. P. Hartley More
    Published in 1960.
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    Robert Nye More
    Published in 1976.
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    James Plunkett More
    Published in 1977.
  23. James Joyce More
    #86 on the original list
    Published in 1939.
  24. Ernest Hemingway More
    #46 on the original list
    Published in 1940.
  25. John Barth More
    Published in 1966.

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