Greatest Books of the 20th Century

Franklin Library Greatest Books of the 20th Century

The Franklin Library leather bound collection: Greatest Books of the 20th Century consists of 50 leather bound volumes and was published to members from 1978 to 1982. All volumes of the Greatest Books of the 20th Century were bound in genuine leather with 22k gold accents, gilt page edges, silk moire end papers, and a sewn-in bookmark.

This Franklin Library series includes some exceptional volumes that belong in every quality book collection, including The Great Gatsby, Gone with the Wind, The Sound and the Fury, and of course Ulysses, considered by many to be the greatest book written in the English language.

As Franklin Library closed in 2000, all titles in the Greatest Books of the 20th Century  series are out of print and only available from secondary aftermarket sources, primarily collectible booksellers and direct sales such as ebay.

List of Books in the Franklin Library Greatest Books of the 20th Century Collection

 

  • Winesburg Ohio – Sherwood Anderson – 1978
  • The Poetry of Robert Frost – 1978
  • Ulysses – James Joyce – 1978
  • The Trial – Franz Kafka – 1978
  • Collected Poems – W. H. Auden – 1978
  • Their Finest Hour – Winston S. Churchill – 1978
  • Four Plays – Bernard Shaw – 1978
  • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck – 1978
  • Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak – 1978
  • Collected Poems – T. S. Eliot – 1979
  • The Counterfeiters – Andre Gide – 1979
  • The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway – 1979
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald – 1979
  • A Passage to India – E. M. Forster – 1979
  • The Ambassadors – Henry James – 1979
  • Dubliners – James Joyce – 1979
  • The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann – 1979
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov – 1979
  • Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh – 1979
  • Science and the Modern World – Alfred North Whitehead – 1979
  • Three Plays – Thornton Wilder – 1979
  • Collected Poems – William Butler Yeats – 1979
  • The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford – 1980
  • Man’s Fate – Andre Malraux – 1980
  • Six Plays – Sean O’Casey – 1980
  • Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges – 1980
  • Two Plays – Anton Chekhov – 1980
  • The Sound and The Fury – William Faulkner – 1980
  • Personae: A Draft of XXX Cantos – Ezra Pound – 1980
  • Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust – 1980
  • Bread and Wine – Ignazio Silone – 1980
  • All the King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren – 1980
  • To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf – 1980
  • Sons and Lovers – D. H. Lawrence – 1981
  • Three Plays – Samuel Beckett – 1981
  • Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard – Joseph Conrad – 1981
  • The Meaning of Relativity: the 5th edition – Albert Einstein – 1981
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 1981
  • Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell – 1981
  • Collected Poems – Wallace Stevens – 1981
  • Look Homeward Angel – Thomas Wolfe – 1981
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories – Flannery O’Connor – 1981
  • Abraham Lincoln – Carl Sandberg – 1981
  • The Education of Henry Adams – Henry Adams – 1982
  • The Golden Bough: Study in Magic and Religion – James George Frazer – 1982
  • Basic Works – Sigmund Freud – 1982
  • Four Plays – Eugene O’Neill – 1982
  • Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus – Rainer Maria Rilke – 1982
  • The Man of Property – John Galsworthy – 1982
  • The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton – 1982

     

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