1940s Books

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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 206 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.96 — 2,916,202 ratings — published 1945
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1984 1984 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 198 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.19 — 3,370,858 ratings — published 1949
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 146 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.99 — 757,630 ratings — published 1942
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 143 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,920,485 ratings — published 1947
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The Little Prince The Little Prince (Paperback)
by (shelved 120 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.31 — 1,486,563 ratings — published 1943
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 105 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.38 — 1,946,698 ratings — published 2005
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The Plague The Plague (Paperback)
by (shelved 77 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.01 — 188,425 ratings — published 1947
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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 76 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.54 — 194,445 ratings — published 1949
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Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited (Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.00 — 95,982 ratings — published 1945
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Hardcover)
by (shelved 71 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.02 — 271,984 ratings — published 2009
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 68 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.32 — 1,117,562 ratings — published 2014
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Sarah's Key Sarah's Key (Hardcover)
by (shelved 63 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.16 — 433,586 ratings — published 2006
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.98 — 95,492 ratings — published 1940
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For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paperback)
by (shelved 59 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.97 — 256,327 ratings — published 1940
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A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.98 — 268,544 ratings — published 1947
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The Pearl The Pearl (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.49 — 194,902 ratings — published 1947
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.27 — 401,142 ratings — published 1943
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Number the Stars Number the Stars (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.15 — 472,866 ratings — published 1989
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Between Shades of Gray Between Shades of Gray (Hardcover)
by (shelved 47 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.35 — 178,818 ratings — published 2011
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Cannery Row (Cannery Row #1) Cannery Row (Cannery Row #1)
by (shelved 44 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.04 — 115,584 ratings — published 1945
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Code Name Verity Code Name Verity (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.01 — 103,271 ratings — published 2012
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Chess Story Chess Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.29 — 77,616 ratings — published 1942
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Salt to the Sea Salt to the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 41 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.34 — 138,184 ratings — published 2016
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Mudbound Mudbound (Hardcover)
by (shelved 41 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.03 — 63,962 ratings — published 2008
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The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.71 — 115,389 ratings — published 1945
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The Postmistress The Postmistress (Audio CD)
by (shelved 40 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.34 — 41,838 ratings — published 2009
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I Capture the Castle I Capture the Castle (Hardcover)
by (shelved 40 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.00 — 88,177 ratings — published 1948
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Native Son Native Son (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.99 — 93,092 ratings — published 1940
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Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe #2) Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe #2)
by (shelved 38 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.13 — 33,971 ratings — published 1940
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The Invention of Morel The Invention of Morel (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.05 — 17,877 ratings — published 1940
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 36 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.34 — 1,017,442 ratings — published 1956
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The Fountainhead The Fountainhead (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.87 — 302,851 ratings — published 1943
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The Nightingale The Nightingale (Hardcover)
by (shelved 35 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.57 — 782,373 ratings — published 2015
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Ficciones Ficciones (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.44 — 52,226 ratings — published 1944
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The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 33 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.23 — 350,655 ratings — published 1942
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The Alice Network The Alice Network (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.27 — 287,028 ratings — published 2017
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The Heart of the Matter The Heart of the Matter (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.98 — 26,232 ratings — published 1948
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The Lottery and Other Stories The Lottery and Other Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.06 — 65,829 ratings — published 1949
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All the King's Men All the King's Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.06 — 60,401 ratings — published 1946
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Hiroshima Hiroshima (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.99 — 64,456 ratings — published 1946
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Man's Search for Meaning Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.35 — 453,809 ratings — published 1946
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The Razor's Edge The Razor's Edge (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.19 — 37,928 ratings — published 1944
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The Sheltering Sky The Sheltering Sky (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.91 — 25,155 ratings — published 1949
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Under the Volcano Under the Volcano (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as 1940s)
avg rating 3.78 — 22,256 ratings — published 1947
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The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe #4) The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe #4)
by (shelved 29 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.07 — 21,331 ratings — published 1943
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The Lottery The Lottery (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.09 — 61,927 ratings — published 1948
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The Second Sex The Second Sex (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.13 — 33,204 ratings — published 1949
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The High Window (Philip Marlowe #3) The High Window (Philip Marlowe #3)
by (shelved 28 times as 1940s)
avg rating 4.07 — 19,644 ratings — published 1942
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“Billie was hoping to get these two alive but was feeling rapidly less stuck on the idea.”
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Anthony Doerr
“It was hard to live through the early 1940s in France and not have the war be the center from which the rest of your life spiraled.”
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

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