Popular American Literature Books

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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 891 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.86 — 2,926,098 ratings — published 1925
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 665 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 2,312,919 ratings — published 1951
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 653 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.23 — 3,400,402 ratings — published 1960
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 531 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,606,116 ratings — published 1937
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 434 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.68 — 583,454 ratings — published 1952
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 394 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.34 — 606,161 ratings — published 1850
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 351 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 203,461 ratings — published 1939
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 335 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.03 — 1,127,168 ratings — published 1969
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 276 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.41 — 530,725 ratings — published 1851
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The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
by (shelved 267 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.83 — 407,457 ratings — published 1926
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) Little Women (Little Women, #1)
by (shelved 266 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.01 — 1,382,397 ratings — published 1868
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A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms (Paperback)
by (shelved 257 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.79 — 273,480 ratings — published 1929
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 257 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.67 — 363,482 ratings — published 1955
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 256 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.32 — 513,734 ratings — published 1952
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 249 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.96 — 624,868 ratings — published 1963
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The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury (Paperback)
by (shelved 236 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.85 — 214,229 ratings — published 1929
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Catch-22 Catch-22 (Paperback)
by (shelved 234 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 859,967 ratings — published 1955
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For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paperback)
by (shelved 193 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.94 — 316,360 ratings — published 1940
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin (Paperback)
by (shelved 188 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.80 — 206,581 ratings — published 1852
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 183 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.26 — 1,147,138 ratings — published 1936
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As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 180 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 175,013 ratings — published 1930
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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 168 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.46 — 158,093 ratings — published 1949
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 167 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.91 — 191,035 ratings — published 1958
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 167 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.84 — 137,985 ratings — published 1934
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 162 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.52 — 274,875 ratings — published 1953
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The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence (Paperback)
by (shelved 161 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.92 — 166,130 ratings — published 1920
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 158 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.94 — 662,461 ratings — published 2006
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The Pearl The Pearl (Paperback)
by (shelved 154 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.36 — 150,366 ratings — published 1947
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The Awakening The Awakening (Paperback)
by (shelved 153 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.61 — 161,671 ratings — published 1899
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 147 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.03 — 556,873 ratings — published 1965
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Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle (Paperback)
by (shelved 147 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.19 — 344,242 ratings — published 1963
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 145 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.73 — 317,284 ratings — published 1987
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The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 138 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.79 — 258,869 ratings — published 1903
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The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
by (shelved 133 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.33 — 2,485,217 ratings — published 2012
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My Ántonia My Ántonia (Paperback)
by (shelved 133 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.74 — 97,267 ratings — published 1918
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Walden Walden (Paperback)
by (shelved 133 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 174,988 ratings — published 1852
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Ethan Frome Ethan Frome (Paperback)
by (shelved 129 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.31 — 81,753 ratings — published 1911
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Franny and Zooey Franny and Zooey (Paperback)
by (shelved 122 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.98 — 208,285 ratings — published 1961
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A Moveable Feast A Moveable Feast (Paperback)
by (shelved 120 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.04 — 120,345 ratings — published 1964
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 119 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.86 — 747,063 ratings — published 1955
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Invisible Man Invisible Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 116 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.81 — 194,855 ratings — published 1952
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Paperback)
by (shelved 116 times as american-literature)
avg rating 4.22 — 459,404 ratings — published 1940
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Cannery Row Cannery Row (Paperback)
by (shelved 115 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.99 — 101,330 ratings — published 1945
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
by (shelved 114 times as american-literature)
avg rating 3.76 — 1,560,654 ratings — published 2003
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John Fante
“I have seen them stagger out of their movie palaces and blink their empty eyes in the face of reality once more, and stagger home, to read the Times, to find out what's going on in the world. I have vomited at their newspapers, read their literature, observed their customs, eaten their food, desired their women, gaped at their art. But I am poor, and my name ends with a soft vowel, and they hate me and my father, and my father's father, and they would have my blood and put me down, but they are old now, dying in the sun and in the hot dust of the road, and I am young and full of hope and love for my country and my times, and when I say Greaser to you it is not my heart that speaks, but the quivering of an old wound, and I am ashamed of the terrible thing I have done.”
John Fante, Ask the Dust

Mark Twain
“I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.”
Mark Twain

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