Popular 1950s Books

Popular 1950s Books (showing 1-50 of 2,867)
The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 83 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.77 — 1,943,499 ratings — published 1951
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Hardcover)
by (shelved 69 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.98 — 337,933 ratings — published 1953
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 68 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.60 — 1,526,944 ratings — published 1954
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.67 — 305,712 ratings — published 1957
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 54 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.84 — 621,678 ratings — published 1955
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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
by (shelved 45 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.29 — 1,410,540 ratings — published 1954
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 44 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.64 — 418,611 ratings — published 1952
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Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.11 — 793,127 ratings — published 1952
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The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
by (shelved 35 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.48 — 418,931 ratings — published 1954
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Naked Lunch Naked Lunch (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.49 — 86,903 ratings — published 1959
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The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
by (shelved 31 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.39 — 421,607 ratings — published 1954
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The Martian Chronicles The Martian Chronicles (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.09 — 134,670 ratings — published 1950
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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 30 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.55 — 205,328 ratings — published 1958
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The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
by (shelved 29 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.42 — 360,284 ratings — published 1954
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
by (shelved 29 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.79 — 119,178 ratings — published 2009
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Invisible Man Invisible Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.80 — 148,922 ratings — published 1952
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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4) The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
by (shelved 28 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.92 — 152,260 ratings — published 1953
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
by (shelved 28 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.94 — 225,985 ratings — published 1951
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.31 — 421,689 ratings — published 1952
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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
by (shelved 26 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.98 — 239,779 ratings — published 1955
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 25 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.26 — 612,162 ratings — published 1958
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Foundation (Foundation, #1) Foundation (Foundation, #1)
by (shelved 25 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.05 — 297,477 ratings — published 1951
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.91 — 155,192 ratings — published 1958
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.49 — 217,330 ratings — published 1953
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Nine Stories Nine Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.20 — 128,075 ratings — published 1953
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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
by (shelved 22 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.01 — 142,911 ratings — published 1955
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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5) The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
by (shelved 22 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.87 — 166,002 ratings — published 1954
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A Separate Peace A Separate Peace (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.54 — 164,037 ratings — published 1959
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The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.92 — 73,530 ratings — published 1959
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Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
by (shelved 21 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.71 — 38,392 ratings — published 1953
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Revolutionary Road Revolutionary Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.86 — 75,094 ratings — published 1961
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Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.97 — 293,584 ratings — published 1959
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1) The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.95 — 11,616 ratings — published 1955
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I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
by (shelved 20 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.13 — 191,815 ratings — published 1950
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Starship Troopers Starship Troopers (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.97 — 120,817 ratings — published 1959
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The Sirens of Titan The Sirens of Titan (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.14 — 74,353 ratings — published 1959
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The Tin Drum (The Danzig Trilogy, #1) The Tin Drum (The Danzig Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 19 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.96 — 32,888 ratings — published 1959
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The Quiet American The Quiet American (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.95 — 34,676 ratings — published 1955
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Lucky Jim Lucky Jim (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.82 — 23,871 ratings — published 1953
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Doctor Zhivago Doctor Zhivago (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.04 — 83,021 ratings — published 1957
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The Day of the Triffids The Day of the Triffids (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.97 — 65,512 ratings — published 1951
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The Fall The Fall (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.05 — 55,591 ratings — published 1956
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The End of the Affair The End of the Affair (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.96 — 32,221 ratings — published 1951
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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4) I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)
by (shelved 15 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.08 — 20,669 ratings — published 2011
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Henderson the Rain King Henderson the Rain King (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.80 — 13,711 ratings — published 1959
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Childhood's End Childhood's End (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.07 — 84,307 ratings — published 1953
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Giovanni's Room Giovanni's Room (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.17 — 27,951 ratings — published 1956
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Atlas Shrugged Atlas Shrugged (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.66 — 362,635 ratings — published 1957
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Katharine Hepburn
“The country is like a great sponge—it finally absorbs you. Eventually you will get malaria or you will get dysentery and whatever you do, if you don't keep doing it, the jungle will grow over you. Black or white, you've got to fight it every minute of the day.”
Katharine Hepburn, The Making of The African Queen, or: How I went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind

“ ... family men, Claude."

"Then why aren't they home with their families?"

"You haven't been listening to me, Claude. It takes lots of honey to raise a family these days..." No, it isn't even that, these teddy bears don't like honey as much as they think they do. They think they're supposed to like it, the way they're supposed to like women and children. They think they're supposed to act like real grizzlies, but they don't feel it. You can't blame them, they just don't have it inside them. What they have, what they love most, is their memories: how the Coach used to shout niceworkpal whenever they caught the big ball or somehow hit the little one, how Dad used to wink when they caught one of his jokes, how when they repeated them he almost died laughing, so they told them and told them - if they told one really well he might do it. They memorized all the conversations verbatim, that about the pussies and the coons, the homers and the balls, the cams and the bearings. They're still memorizing. You can see them almost anytime you're out driving, there in the slow car just ahead, the young man at the wheel, the old man talking, the young man leaning a little to the right in order to hear better, the old man pointing out the properties, the young man looking and listening earnestly, straining to catch the old man's last word, the last joke verbatim, the last bit of know-how about the deals and the properties and the honey. When he thinks he's learned all he can from the old man, he'll shove him out of the car. You watch, next time you're out driving. "...these
are the cream, Claude." These are the all-American fairies.”
Douglas Woolf, Wall to Wall

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