Jun 07 2007
British survey finds Orwell's 1984 the definitive book of the 20th century. The public voted online at the Guardian newspaper's website, choosing from a list of 50 era-defining books selected by a professional panel. Orwell's novel came top garnering 22% of the vote.
The 10 books which the public felt best defined the 20th century, in order of publication, were:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
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