Popular 1950s Books

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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 155 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,776,938 ratings — published 1951
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 117 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.64 — 2,137,357 ratings — published 1954
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 116 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.94 — 808,438 ratings — published 1953
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 106 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.87 — 880,885 ratings — published 1955
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 90 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.66 — 429,169 ratings — published 1955
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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 89 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.81 — 176,989 ratings — published 2009
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 79 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.73 — 787,832 ratings — published 1952
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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 75 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.33 — 2,205,483 ratings — published 1954
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Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web (Paperback)
by (shelved 61 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.15 — 1,399,778 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 59 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.51 — 627,428 ratings — published 1955
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Invisible Man Invisible Man (Paperback)
by (shelved 57 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.83 — 246,640 ratings — published 1952
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The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
by (shelved 57 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.42 — 644,989 ratings — published 1954
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.34 — 618,820 ratings — published 1952
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.92 — 243,725 ratings — published 1958
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Go Set a Watchman Go Set a Watchman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 53 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.28 — 423,540 ratings — published 2015
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Brooklyn Brooklyn (Hardcover)
by (shelved 52 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.62 — 99,973 ratings — published 2009
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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 52 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.60 — 313,559 ratings — published 1958
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The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.91 — 128,510 ratings — published 1959
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.54 — 336,638 ratings — published 1953
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Revolutionary Road Revolutionary Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.89 — 104,853 ratings — published 1961
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The Martian Chronicles The Martian Chronicles (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.12 — 227,256 ratings — published 1950
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Night (The Night Trilogy #1) Night (The Night Trilogy #1)
by (shelved 44 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.30 — 975,248 ratings — published 1958
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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
by (shelved 44 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.02 — 366,481 ratings — published 1955
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Foundation (Foundation #1) Foundation (Foundation #1)
by (shelved 44 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.13 — 446,001 ratings — published 1951
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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4) The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
by (shelved 43 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.95 — 238,307 ratings — published 1953
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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 41 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.46 — 550,275 ratings — published 1955
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The Quiet American The Quiet American (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.96 — 56,892 ratings — published 1955
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
by (shelved 40 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.99 — 49,582 ratings — published 2010
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
by (shelved 40 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.97 — 328,846 ratings — published 1951
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Nine Stories Nine Stories (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.20 — 164,524 ratings — published 1953
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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
by (shelved 39 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.04 — 223,990 ratings — published 1956
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Giovanni's Room Giovanni's Room (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.22 — 59,981 ratings — published 1956
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Naked Lunch Naked Lunch (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.47 — 125,900 ratings — published 1959
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Waiting for Godot Waiting for Godot (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.81 — 157,565 ratings — published 1952
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I, Robot (Robot #0.1) I, Robot (Robot #0.1)
by (shelved 37 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.18 — 316,621 ratings — published 1950
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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5) The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
by (shelved 36 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.91 — 258,409 ratings — published 1954
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Flowers for Algernon Flowers for Algernon (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.05 — 481,301 ratings — published 1966
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1) The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1)
by (shelved 35 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.97 — 37,242 ratings — published 1955
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A Separate Peace A Separate Peace (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.56 — 224,530 ratings — published 1959
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The End of the Affair The End of the Affair (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.96 — 57,576 ratings — published 1951
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.93 — 64,647 ratings — published 2006
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The Day of the Triffids The Day of the Triffids (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.99 — 96,004 ratings — published 1951
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A Canticle for Leibowitz A Canticle for Leibowitz (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.98 — 118,700 ratings — published 1959
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Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
by (shelved 30 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.74 — 64,049 ratings — published 1953
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The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4) The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
by (shelved 29 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.08 — 146,058 ratings — published 1958
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In the Unlikely Event In the Unlikely Event (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as 1950s)
avg rating 3.48 — 113,225 ratings — published 2015
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The Sirens of Titan The Sirens of Titan (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as 1950s)
avg rating 4.17 — 124,759 ratings — published 1959
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Martha Gellhorn
“A dock worker from East Ham also spoke of freedom. "You'll never find the English going Communist" he said. "We don't like it. It's not true Communism, it dictatorial. We want to say what we think. I'm a republican myself and I don't like the Royal Family. They all look as if a good day's work would kill them".”
Martha Gellhorn, The View from the Ground

“It was like hundreds of roads he'd driven over - no different - a stretch of tar, lusterless, scaley, humping toward the center. On both sides were telephone poles, tilted this way and that, up a little, down...

Billboards - down farther an increasing clutter of them. Some road signs. A tottering barn in a waste field, the Mail Pouch ad half weathered away. Other fields. A large wood - almost leafless now - the bare branches netting darkly against the sky. Then down, where the road curved away, a big white farmhouse, trees on the lawn, neat fences - and above it all, way up, a television aerial, struck by the sun, shooting out bars of glare like neon. ("Thompson")”
George A. Zorn, Shock!

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