Popular American Classics Books

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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 263 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.90 — 3,136,061 ratings — published 1925
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 262 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.26 — 3,737,179 ratings — published 1960
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 196 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.80 — 2,336,772 ratings — published 1951
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 167 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.85 — 1,660,112 ratings — published 1937
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 155 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,057,581 ratings — published 1884
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 145 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.94 — 616,859 ratings — published 1939
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 121 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.39 — 614,195 ratings — published 1850
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Little Women Little Women (Paperback)
by (shelved 104 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.05 — 1,428,106 ratings — published 1868
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 100 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.75 — 664,148 ratings — published 1952
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Paperback)
by (shelved 95 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.90 — 655,521 ratings — published 1876
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 94 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,321,153 ratings — published 1953
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 86 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.36 — 367,166 ratings — published 1952
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 84 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.29 — 967,892 ratings — published 1936
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A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms (Paperback)
by (shelved 83 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.79 — 226,887 ratings — published 1929
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 82 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.63 — 300,372 ratings — published 1955
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 78 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.48 — 430,357 ratings — published 1851
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The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
by (shelved 74 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.82 — 327,087 ratings — published 1926
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 70 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.07 — 976,001 ratings — published 1969
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Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
by (shelved 66 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.98 — 637,791 ratings — published 1961
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For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.96 — 222,500 ratings — published 1940
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The Crucible The Crucible (Paperback)
by (shelved 63 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.56 — 276,418 ratings — published 1953
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin (Paperback)
by (shelved 58 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.85 — 171,863 ratings — published 1852
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.99 — 490,377 ratings — published 1963
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The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.94 — 124,223 ratings — published 1920
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The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.86 — 142,560 ratings — published 1929
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 53 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.19 — 440,636 ratings — published 1982
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Paperback)
by (shelved 52 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.25 — 333,449 ratings — published 1943
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Ethan Frome Ethan Frome (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.38 — 95,101 ratings — published 1911
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The Awakening The Awakening (Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.64 — 151,957 ratings — published 1899
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The House of Mirth The House of Mirth (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.95 — 72,612 ratings — published 1905
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The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.84 — 276,397 ratings — published 1903
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My Ántonia (Great Plains Trilogy, #3) My Ántonia (Great Plains Trilogy, #3)
by (shelved 46 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.77 — 108,566 ratings — published 1918
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Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (Hardcover)
by (shelved 45 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.50 — 158,327 ratings — published 1949
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.83 — 97,122 ratings — published 1934
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.06 — 445,142 ratings — published 1966
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.89 — 183,685 ratings — published 1958
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As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.72 — 119,851 ratings — published 1930
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The Jungle The Jungle (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.73 — 116,727 ratings — published 1906
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The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.22 — 80,124 ratings — published 1895
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Walden Walden (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.79 — 131,914 ratings — published 1854
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The Pearl The Pearl (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.44 — 162,639 ratings — published 1947
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.80 — 268,357 ratings — published 1987
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.90 — 2,232,230 ratings — published 1945
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A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.98 — 238,123 ratings — published 1947
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This Side of Paradise This Side of Paradise (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as american-classics)
avg rating 3.68 — 52,031 ratings — published 1920
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1984 1984 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 32 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,417,437 ratings — published 1949
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A Moveable Feast A Moveable Feast (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as american-classics)
avg rating 4.04 — 99,909 ratings — published 1964
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Sinclair Lewis
“I came trusting them. They beat me with rods of dullness. They don't know, they don't understand how agonizing their complacent dullness is. Like ants and August sun on a wound." - Carol Kennicott”
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Smedley D. Butler
“Victory or defeat will be determined by the skill and ingenuity of our scientists. If we put them to work making poison gas and more and more fiendish mechanical and explosive instruments of destruction, they will have no time for the constructive job of creating greater prosperity for all peoples.”
Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

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