10 greatest British novels of the 20th century

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Ulysses
1.  Ulysses by James Joyce
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  "Since my list is based on region, Joyce's presence should be explained.  He falls under the "British" category on the grounds that Ireland didn't become independent until the last third of his life."
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Heart of Darkness (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
2.  Heart of Darkness (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by Joseph Conrad
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  "(Of course, this makes Beckett's appearance even more complicated under the Commonwealth)"
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1984 (Signet Classics)
3.  1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell
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The Rainbow: Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
4.  The Rainbow: Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by D. H. Lawrence
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  "As his fans constantly state, this is a masterpiece of literature that has been criminally neglected."
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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
5.  The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by Ford Maddox Ford
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A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement
6.  A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement by Anthony Powell
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A Handful of Dust
7.  A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
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The Remains of the Day
8.  The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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  "Odd that Ishiguro is here, and not under Japan, but he does write in English, so we'll put him here."
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To the Lighthouse
9.  To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Loving; Living; Party Going (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
10.  Loving; Living; Party Going (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Henry Green
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  "One of the finest masters of the gerund."
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