Editor's top 10 modern classics

1.  J B PriestleyThe Good Companions

2.  Somerset MaughamOf Human Bondage

3.  Muriel SparkThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

4.  Robert Tressell: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

5.  Arnold Bennett: Anna of the Five Towns

6.  Graham GreeneThe End of the Affair

7.  Compton McKenzie: Sinister Street

8.  J P Donleavy: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

9.  Jack KerouacOn the Road

10. A J Cronin: Hatter's Castle