"The Independent" list of one hundred "Best Books of the Century".

1 The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien

2 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

3 Animal Farm George Orwell

4 Ulysses James Joyce

5 Catch-22 Joseph Heller

6 The Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger

7 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

8 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabrelle Garcia Marquez

9 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

10 Trainspotting Irvine Welsh

11 Wild Swans Jung Chang

12 The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald

13 Lord of the Flies William Golding

14 On the Road Jack Kerouac

15 Brave New World Aldous Huxley

16 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame

17 Winnie the Pooh AA Milne

18 Color Purple Alice Walker

19 The Hobbit JRR Tolkein

20 The Outsider Albert Camus

21 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis

22 The Trail Franz Kafka

23 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

24 The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams

25 Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie

26 The Diary of Anne Frank

27 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess

28 Sons and Lovers DH Lawrence

29 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf

30 If This is a Man Primo Levi

31 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

32 The Wasp Factory Iain Banks

33 Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust

34 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

35 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

36 Beloved Toni Morrison

37 Possession AS Byatt

38 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad

39 A Passage to India EM Forster

40 Watership Down Richard Adams

41 Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder

42 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco

43 Love in the time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier

45 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro

46 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera

47 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks

48 Howards End EM Forster

49 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh

50 A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth

51 Dune Frank Herbert

52 A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving

53 Perfume Patrick Suskind

54 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternack

55 The Gormenghast trilogy Mervyn Peake

56 Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee

57 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

58 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood

59 Testament of Youth Vera Brittain

60 The Magus John Fowles

61 Brighton Rock Graham Greene

62 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell

63 The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov

64 Tales of the City Armistead Maupin

65 The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles

66 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernieres

67 Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut

68 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert Pirsig

69 A Room with a View EM Forster

70 Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis

71 It Stephen King

72 The Power and the Glory Graham Greene

73 The Stand Stephen King

74 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

75 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Boyle

76 Matilda Roald Dahl

77 American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis

78 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S Thompson

79 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking

80 James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl

81 Lady Chatterley's Lover DH Lawrence

82 The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe

83 The Complete Cookery Course Delia Smith

84 An Evil Cradling Brian Keenan

85 The Rainbow DH Lawrence

86 Down and Out in Paris and London George Orwell

87 2001 - A Space Odyssey Arthur C Clarke

88 The Tin Drum Gunter Grass

89 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn

90 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela

91 The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins

92 Jurassic Park Michael Crichton

93 The Alexandria Quartet Lawrence Durrell

94 Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton

95 High Fidelity Nick Hornby

96 The Van Roddy Doyle

97 The BFG Roald Dahl

98 Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess

99 I, Claudius Robert Graves

100 The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans