I have been trying to get my hands on a copy of Cyril Connolly’s Book, 100 Key Books (1965/1986), for quite some time now. That time has now arrived.
For all the bibliophiles out there, it’s a great list to both read and collect (especially first editions). The list that Connolly put together includes some of the best literary works from authors like Henry James, E.M.Forster, T.E. Eliot, D.H Lawrence and of course, Ernest Hemingway. The books that made the top 100 were published between 1880 and 1950. Hemingway’s works included In Our Time (1924) and The Sun Also Rises (1926), listed in part II: The Twenties section. Hemingway would most likely had a third book, Old Man and the Sea (published September 1, 1952) if Connolly had decided to go beyond the year 1950.