19 Apr 2020

20th Century English Literature Famous Books & Writers List

English Literature in 20th Century List of Famous Authors with Their Works - Check here the list of famous/great authors and books of English Literature in the twentieth century. This list includes all sections of English literature - novel, short story, poetry, drama, poetic play, biography, autobiography, criticism, fiction, non-fiction prose, etc.

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The list also includes writers/authors, poet and dramatists who belong to British Literature, American Literature, African Literature, Anglo-Indian Literature, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, and Commonwealth Literature in 20th century.

English Literature in 20th Century: List of Major Works and Writers


There are many questions that come in our mind when we talk about it - Who is the greatest writer of the 20th century? What is the greatest novel of the 20th century? Who is the greatest English writer? Who is the greatest poet of the 20th century? What is the famous book of the 20th century?

But we have prepared this list on the ground that who have contributed English literature in 20th century with their work. So, there is no comparison between the authors/writers or the books they had written during the period. Here is a compiled list of works and their authors belong to English literature in the 20th century.

20th Century English Literature List of Famous Authors & Books
Year
Book
Author
1900
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
1901
Kim
Rudyard Kipling
1902
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
1903
The Ambassadors
Henry James
1904
John Bull’s Other Island (play)
George Bernard Shaw
1905
Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
1906
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
J. M. Barrie
1907
The Playboy of the Western World
J. M. Synge
1908
The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
1909
Tono-Bungay
H. G. Wells
1910
Howards End
E. M. Forster
1911
Under Western Eyes
Joseph Conrad
1912
The Trespasser
D. H. Lawrence
1913
Sons and Lovers
D. H. Lawrence
1913
Gitanjali (Song Offering) (poetry)
Rabindranath Tagore
1914
North of Boston (poetry)
Robert Frost
1915
Of Human Bondage
Somerset Maugham
1916
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce
1917
Prufrock and Other Observations
T. S. Eliot
1918
Eminent Victorians (biography)
Lytton Strachey
1919
Winesburg, Ohio (the first ‘lost generation’ novel)
Sherwood Anderson
1920
Anna Christie (play)
Eugene O’Neill
1921
The Forsyte Saga
John Galsworthy
1922
Ulysses
James Joyce
1922
The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot
1923
Three Soldiers
John Dos Passos
1924
A Passage to India
E. M. Forster
1925
Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf
1925
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1926
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
T. E. Lawrence
1927
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
1928
Sailing to Byzantium (The Tower) (poetry)
W. B. Yeats
1928
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (banned until 1963)
D. H. Lawrence
1929
A Farewell to Arms
Earnest Hemingway
1930
As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner
1931
The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
1932
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
1933
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Gertrude Stein
1934
Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller
1935
Eyeless in Gaza (published in 1936)
Aldous Huxley
1936
Coolie
Mulkraj Anand
1936
Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner
1937
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
1938
Brighton Rock
Graham Greene
1939
The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
1940
Native Son
Richard Wright
1940
The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene
1941
China Sky
Pearl S. Buck
1942
Put Out More Flags
Evelyn Waugh
1943
Caught
Henry Green
1944
Love in Idleness (play)
Terence Rattigan
1945
Animal Farm
George Orwell
1946
Deaths and Entrances (poetry)
Dylan Thomas
1947
A Streetcar Named Desire (play)
Tennessee Williams
1948
The Heart of the Matter
Graham Greene
1949
Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
1949
Death of A Salesman
Arthur Miller
1950
Nothing
Henry Green
1951
The Old Man and the Sea (published in 1952)
Earnest Hemingway
1952
Invisible Man
Raloh Ellison
1953
Waiting for Godot (play premiered in English in 1955)
Samuel Beckett
1954
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
1954
Lucky Jim (the most famous ‘angry young man’ novel)
Kingsley Amis
1955
Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
1956
Look Back in Anger (the first ‘angry young man’ play)
John Osborne
1957
The Birthday Party (published in 1959)
Harold Pinter
1958
The Guide
R. K. Narayan
1958
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
1959
Goodbye, Columbus
Philip Roth
1960
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
1961
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
1962
The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing
1963
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
1964
Herzog
Saul Bellow
1965
An American Dream
Norman Mailer
1966
Valley of the Dolls
Jacqueline Susann
1967
A Grain of Wheat
Ngugi wa Thiongo
1968
The Public Image
Muriel Spark
1969
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
John Fowles
1970
One Hundred Years of Solitude (in Spanish 1967)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1971
In a Free State
V. S. Naipaul
1972
G
John Berger
1973
Season of Anomy
Wole Soyinka
1974
If Beale Street Could Talk
James Baldwin
1975
Humboldt’s Gift
Saul Bellow
1976
Death and the King’s Horseman
Wole Soyinka
1977
Song of Solomon
Toni Morrision
1978
The Sea, the Sea
Iris Murdoch
1979
The Unlimited Dream Company
J. G. Ballard
1980
Earthly Powers
Anthony Burgess
1981
Midnight’s Children
Salman Rushdie
1982
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
1983
The Name of the Rose (translated in English in 1983)
Umberto Eco
1983
Waterland
Graham Swift
1984
Money
Martin Amis
1985
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Jeanette WInterson
1986
The Old Devils
Kingsley Amis
1987
The Alchemist (published in English 1993)
Paulo Coelho
1988
Oscar and Lucinda
Peter Carey
1988
The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie
1989
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
1990
The Buddha of Suburbia
Hanif Kureishi
1990
Possession
A. S. Byatt
1991
Generation X : Tales for an Accelerated Culture
Douglas Coupland
1992
The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
1993
The Client
John Grisham
1993
A Suitable Boy
Vikram Seth
1994
How Late It Was, How Late
James Kelman
1995
The Calcutta Chromosome
Amitav Ghosh
1996
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
1997
Underworld
Don DeLillo
1997
The God of Small Things
Arundhati Roy
1998
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Kiran Desai
1999
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Salman Rushdie
2000
Riding the Bullet (world’s first mass market e-book)
Stephen King

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