Modern Classics

Classics must resonate with an audience and have continued readership. Modern classics are generally written after WWI. They are also popularly known as "contemporary classics."

To Kill a Mockingbird
1984
The Great Gatsby
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
Fahrenheit 451
Of Mice and Men
The Handmaid's Tale
Brave New World
The Bell Jar
Lolita
Slaughterhouse-Five
A Clockwork Orange
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)

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Steinbeck's Country
42 books — 33 voters
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanGoodbye to All That by Robert GravesThe Pity of War by Niall FergusonA Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Great War in Fiction and Non-Fiction
112 books — 125 voters

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African American Plays
17 books — 23 voters

Lolita by Vladimir NabokovPale Fire by Vladimir NabokovPnin by Vladimir NabokovAda, or Ardor by Vladimir NabokovSpeak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
Best Works of Vladimir Nabokov
28 books — 24 voters
The Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerAs I Lay Dying by William FaulknerLight in August by William FaulknerAbsalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerGo Down, Moses by William Faulkner
Best of William Faulkner
85 books — 54 voters


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Franz Kafka
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