Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. It has a distinctive non-chronological style where events are described from different characters' points of view and out of sequence so that the time line develops along with the plot.

The 23rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 5th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 5th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  4. - 6th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  5. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  6. - 7th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  7. - 7th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  8. - 15th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  9. - 16th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  10. - 19th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  11. - 29th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  12. - 33rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  13. - 35th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  14. - 62nd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  15. - 74th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  16. - 77th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  17. - 85th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  18. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  19. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  20. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)
  21. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  22. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  23. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  24. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  25. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  26. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  27. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  28. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  29. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  30. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  31. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  32. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  33. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  34. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  35. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  36. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Catch-22 Paperback 45337 $7.09 $0.01 1989
Catch-22 Mass Market Paperback 101720 $11.19 $0.01
Catch-22 Mass Market Paperback 2565663 $3.47
Closing Time: The Sequel to Catch-22 Paperback 4135948 $7.15 $1.72 1995
Catch-22 (Everyman's Library) by Heller, Joseph (unknown Edition) [Hardcover(1995)] Hardcover 1206813 $18.49 $17.07 1994
Catch-22 Paperback 3012811 $9.37 $1.74 2009
Catch-22 (A Dell book) Mass Market Paperback 1858738 $2.75
Catch 22 Audio CD 6561678 $28.29 $21.83
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Kindle Edition 4346 $9.73 2010
Catch-22 Paperback 19045 $4.00 $0.01 1996
Catch-22 (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 32491 $12.43 $6.92 1995
Catch-22 CD Audio CD 173917 $19.99 $18.79 2007
Closing Time: The Sequel to Catch-22 Kindle Edition 221654 $11.02 2010
Catch-22 (1st Bc/W Author Photo) Hardcover 6511273 $47.50 1961
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback 5599211 $10.85 $9.14 2011
Catch-22 Paperback 1203964 $8.35 $0.01 1994
Trampa 22 (Catch-22) (Bolsillo) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 220632 $25.22 2007
Catch 22 Hardcover 3279262 $19.99
Catch-22 Paperback 9322748 $7.36
Catch-22 Audible Audiobook 966 $26.95 2017
Catch-22 (A Dell book) Mass Market Paperback 684975 $14.20 $2.18
Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Kindle Edition 795303 $36.00 2007
Catch-22 Publisher: Caedmon; Unabridged edition Audio CD 6641519 $37.71 $36.49
Closing Time Paperback 6643293 $1.63
Catch-22 Paperback 3973392 $99.94
Catch-22 Hardcover 363724 $16.49 $1.08
Closing Time Signed Ltd. Ed. Hardcover 6290502 $5.90 1994
Trampa 22 / Catch 22 (Literatura Random House) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2035538 $16.58 $15.39 2020
Catch 22: (*) (Les Cahiers Rouges) (French Edition) Kindle Edition 828475 2004
Catch 22 Mass Market Paperback 3214975 $252.85 $18.75 1985
Closing Time Hardcover 3583582 $0.01
Catch-22 Paperback 1514013 $3.88 $0.01 1996
Closing Time Paperback 10431164 $0.52
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 203891 $16.93 $7.05 2011
Catch 22. Paperback 1732105 $15.78 $18.50 1994
Closing Time Hardcover 5934310 $1.50
Closing Time Hardcover 530929 $4.01 $2.00 1994
Catch-22 Hardcover 4839234 $43.49 $85.86 2011
Catch 22: (*) (Les Cahiers Rouges) (French Edition) Paperback 5387098 $18.81 $15.06 2004
Catch-22 Paperback 16174 $21.82 $2.64 1995
Closing Time Paperback 2782129 $12.00 $1.99 2003
Catch-22: Play (Acting Edition S.) Paperback 1921008 $46.70 $4.65 1971
Catch-22(Dell 1120) Paperback 2643970 $1.37
Catch-22 (Chinese Edition) Paperback 3342146 $15.99 $34.18 2014
Catch-22 (Modern Library of the World's Best Books) Hardcover 3416118 $22.55
Catch-22;: A critical edition Paperback 3719564 $5.07
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback 5425 $4.08 $1.98 2011
Closing Time: The Sequel to Catch-22 Paperback 75206 $10.20 $1.03 1995
Sparknotes: Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Paperback 2424630 $27.12 $1.90 2002
Catch 22 (Le Livre De Poche) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 3759550 $6.59 $7.01 2006