Popular Americana Books

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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 172 times as americana)
avg rating 3.89 — 3,601,866 ratings — published 1925
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 161 times as americana)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,328,036 ratings — published 1960
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 125 times as americana)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,817,153 ratings — published 1951
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 103 times as americana)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,944,234 ratings — published 1937
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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath (Hardcover)
by (shelved 101 times as americana)
avg rating 4.00 — 27,161 ratings — published 1939
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 88 times as americana)
avg rating 3.80 — 1,246,019 ratings — published 1884
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On the Road On the Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as americana)
avg rating 3.65 — 434,233 ratings — published 1955
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 70 times as americana)
avg rating 4.04 — 648,707 ratings — published 1966
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 59 times as americana)
avg rating 3.36 — 736,628 ratings — published 1850
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 56 times as americana)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,364,289 ratings — published 1969
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American Gods American Gods (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 56 times as americana)
avg rating 4.15 — 210,379 ratings — published 2001
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as americana)
avg rating 3.90 — 759,607 ratings — published 1876
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 51 times as americana)
avg rating 4.45 — 2,085,326 ratings — published 2009
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East of Eden East of Eden (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as americana)
avg rating 4.34 — 627,288 ratings — published 1952
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The Corrections The Corrections (Paperback)
by (shelved 50 times as americana)
avg rating 3.78 — 189,759 ratings — published 2001
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as americana)
avg rating 3.44 — 629,107 ratings — published 1851
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American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1) American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 49 times as americana)
avg rating 3.92 — 82,044 ratings — published 1997
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) Little Women (Little Women, #1)
by (shelved 48 times as americana)
avg rating 4.04 — 1,669,882 ratings — published 1862
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 45 times as americana)
avg rating 4.28 — 1,375,331 ratings — published 1936
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The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury (Paperback)
by (shelved 43 times as americana)
avg rating 3.86 — 257,756 ratings — published 1929
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Stoner Stoner (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as americana)
avg rating 4.29 — 88,216 ratings — published 1965
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 41 times as americana)
avg rating 3.95 — 772,696 ratings — published 2006
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as americana)
avg rating 3.98 — 742,737 ratings — published 1963
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 40 times as americana)
avg rating 3.73 — 803,902 ratings — published 1952
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as americana)
avg rating 3.87 — 890,238 ratings — published 1955
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Winesburg, Ohio Winesburg, Ohio (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as americana)
avg rating 3.83 — 38,431 ratings — published 1919
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Franny and Zooey Franny and Zooey (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as americana)
avg rating 3.98 — 238,751 ratings — published 1961
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No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as americana)
avg rating 4.13 — 178,459 ratings — published 2005
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Revolutionary Road Revolutionary Road (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as americana)
avg rating 3.89 — 106,040 ratings — published 1961
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as americana)
avg rating 4.09 — 361,551 ratings — published 1971
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As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as americana)
avg rating 3.71 — 214,116 ratings — published 1930
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White Noise White Noise (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as americana)
avg rating 3.94 — 12,094 ratings — published 1985
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Half Broke Horses Half Broke Horses (Hardcover)
by (shelved 35 times as americana)
avg rating 4.05 — 182,586 ratings — published 2008
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Middlesex Middlesex (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as americana)
avg rating 3.97 — 823,613 ratings — published 2002
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as americana)
avg rating 3.77 — 393,733 ratings — published 1987
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Infinite Jest Infinite Jest (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as americana)
avg rating 4.32 — 216,529 ratings — published 1996
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Underworld Underworld (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as americana)
avg rating 3.92 — 48,451 ratings — published 1997
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Cannery Row Cannery Row (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as americana)
avg rating 4.02 — 129,924 ratings — published 1945
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as americana)
avg rating 3.94 — 831,432 ratings — published 1953
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 31 times as americana)
avg rating 4.39 — 199,992 ratings — published 2015
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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as americana)
avg rating 3.92 — 248,679 ratings — published 1958
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The Secret History The Secret History (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as americana)
avg rating 4.08 — 335,685 ratings — published 1992
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The Color Purple The Color Purple (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as americana)
avg rating 4.17 — 615,042 ratings — published 1982
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All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 30 times as americana)
avg rating 3.97 — 117,674 ratings — published 1992
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Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
by (shelved 30 times as americana)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,089,980 ratings — published 1961
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Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as americana)
avg rating 3.84 — 180,444 ratings — published 1933
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Tom Standage
“You Americans are a very singular people," he later recalled to one of his friends. "I went with my automaton all over my own country—the Germans wondered and said nothing. In France they exclaimed, Magnifique! Merveilleux! Superbe! The English set themselves to prove—one that it could be, and another that it could not be, a mere mechanism acting without a man inside. But I had not been long in your country, before a Yankee came to see me and said, 'Mr Maelzel, would you like another thing like that? I can make you one for five hundred dollars.' I laughed at his proposition. A few months afterwards, the same Yankee came to see me again, and this time he said, 'Mr Maelzel, would you like to buy another thing like that? I have one already made for you.”
Tom Standage, The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine

John Steinbeck
“Someone should write an erudite essay on the moral, physical, and esthetic effect of the Model T Ford on the American nation. Two generations of Americans knew more about the Ford coil than the clitoris, about the planetary system of gears than the solar system of stars. With the Model T, part of the concept of private property disappeared. Pliers ceased to be privately owned and a tire pump belonged to the last man who had picked it up. Most of the babies of the period were conceived in Model T Fords and not a few were born in them. The theory of the Anglo Saxon home became so warped that it never quite recovered.”
John Steinbeck

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