Appointment Ranks 22
O'Hara's Appointment in Samarra, the author's first novel, is ranked 22 best novel of 100 novels evaluated in The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels.
James Joyce's Ulysses is No. 1. Among American short story writers, contemporary with O'Hara, are F. Scott Fitzgerald at No. 2 with The Great Gatsby, William Faulkner at No. 6 with The Sound and the Fury, and John Steinbeck at No. 10 with The Grapes of Wrath.
Interestingly, Ernest Hemingway doesn't get mentioned until the No. 45 spot with The Sun Also Rises. J.D. Salinger, with The Catcher in the Rye, settles in, well behind the Squire, at No. 64.