The Logos 20th Century Books Project is an exploration of books as instruments of ethical and intellectual change. It started in 1994 when the editor asked the forty-odd members of the LOGOS International Advisory Board to answer the question: "Which books, published in the 20th century have had the most influence over the development of the century?" The aim was to compile a selection of outstanding books that could be seen, in retrospect, to have influenced significantly the course of history for better or worse. The resultant list was published in 1995.


Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
James Baldwin Another Country
Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex
Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot
Bertolt Brecht Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder
Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange
James Burnham The Managerial Revolution
Albert Camus L'etranger
Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People
Rachel Carson Silent Spring
Anton Chekhov The Three Sisters
Winston Churchill The Second World War
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim
Marie Sklodowska Curie Treatise on Relativity
Peter F. Drucker Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose
Albert Einstein The Principle of Relativity
T.S. Eliot The Waste Land
Havelock Ellis Studies in the Psychology of Sex
William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury
F, Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl
Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique
John K. Galbraith The Affluent Society
Mohondas K. Gandhi Indian Home Rule
Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
William Golding Lord of the Flies
E.H. Gombrich The Story of Art
Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows
Gunter Grass The Tin Drum
Graham Greene The Power and the Glory
Germaine Greer The Female Eunuch
Jaroslaw Hasek The Good Soldier Schweik
Stphen Hawking A Brief History of Time
Frederic Hayek The Road to Serfdom
Joseph Heller Catch-22
Ernest Hemmingway A Farewell to Arms
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf
Richard Hoggart The Uses of Literacy
Aldous Huxley Brave New World
James Joyce Ulysses
Carl Gustav Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Franz Kafka Der Prozess
Jack Kerouac On the Road
John Maynard Keynes A General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
Alfred C. Kinsey Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
Arthur Koestler Darkness at Noon
Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being
D.H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers
T.E. Lawrence The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Le Corbusier Toward a New Architecture
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin What Is to Be Done?
Claude Levi-Strauss Savage Mind
Claude Levi-Strauss Tristes Tropiques
Andre Malraux La Condition Humaine
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain
Mao Ze Dong The Thoughts of Chairman Mao
Marshall McLuhan The Medium Is the Message
William McNeill The Rise of the West
Margaret Mead Coming of Age in Samoa
A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh
Ludwig von Mises Human Action
Mor Satya Anvesanar Kahini Gujarti
Desmond Morris The Naked Ape
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita
Eugene O'Neill Long Day's Journey into Night
George Orwell Animal Farm
Vance Packard The Hidden Persuaders
C. Norcote Parkinson Parkinson's Law
Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago
Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country
Karl Popper The Open Society and Its Enemies
Marcel Proust A la recherche du temps perdu
Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front
Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses
J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye
Jean-Paul Sartre L'Etre et le Neant
Jean-Paul Sartre Humanisme
Jean-Paul Sartre La Nausee
E.F. Schumacher Small Is Beautiful
C.P. Snow The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Life of Ivan Denisovich
Benjamin Spock The Common-Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath
Marie Stopes Married Love
Frederick Winslow Taylor The Principles of Scientific Management
Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood
J.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
U.S. Surgeon General Smoking and Health
United Nations The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
James D. Watson The Double Helix
Max Weber The Propestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Alfred North Whitehead & Bertrand Russell Principia Mathematica
Robert Weiner Cybernetics
Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations
Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse
Richard Wright Native Son