All Time 100 Novels

All Time 100 Novels (Time)

I’ve read thirty of these, which is embarrassing for an English professor, but when I remind myself that my literary specialty is plays, I feel less guilty. Plenty of contemporary ones I’ve heard of but never got to.

Especially because of the confusing “all time” in the title, I wonder why they chose 1923 as the starting point, Is that because all works from 1922 and before are no longer protected by copyright?