The Modern Library, a division of Random House, was founded in 1917 by Albert Boni[?] and Horace Liveright[?]. It was bought in 1925 by Bennett Cerf[?]. Random House began in 1927 as a subsidary of the Modern Library, but eventually became the parent company. The Modern Library identified itself as "The Modern Library of the World's Best Books". In keeping with that identity, they identified the 100 best novels and non-fiction books of the 20th century and conducted a Web poll to gather public opinion on the same. The top ten books from both lists in each category are shown below.