American Literature

Great American Writers

  1. Washington Irving (1783-1859)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Rip Van Winkle

  1. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

The Last of the Mohicans

  1. Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Fall of the House of Usher

  1. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

The Scarlet Letter

The House of Seven Gables

  1. Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Moby Dick

Billy Budd

  1. Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Tom Sawyer

Huckleberry Finn

  1. Henry James (1843-1916)

Daisy Miller

The Turn of the Screw

Portrait of a Lady

The Golden Bowl

The American

  1. Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

The House of Mirth

The Age of Innocence

  1. Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

The Red Badge of Courage

Maggie: Girl of the Streets

  1. Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)

Sister Carrie

An American Tragedy

  1. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1961)

The Great Gatsby

This Side of Paradise

The Beautiful and the Damned

Tender Is the Night

  1. Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Main Street


  1. Willa Cather (1873-1947)

O Pioneers

Death Comes for the Archbishop

  1. Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

Winesburg, Ohio

  1. Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

  1. John Dos Passos (1896-1970)

U.S.A. Trilogy

  1. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

The Sun Also Rises
Heroism and Tragedy in The Sun Also Rises

A Farewell to Arms

For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Old Man and the Sea

A Moveable Feast

  1. William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Absalom, Absalom!

The Sound and the Fury

As I Lay Dying

Light in August

  1. Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cat on a Tin Roof

The Glass Menagerie

  1. Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

All My Sons

Death of a Salesman

The Crucible

  1. Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

The Bridge of the San Luis Rey

  1. Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

The Good Earth

  1. Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)

Gone With the Wind

  1. James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Notes of a Native Son

  1. John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

Grapes of Wrath

Of Mice and Men

East of Eden
The Troubling Concept of Timshel in East of Eden

  1. Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

Short Stories

  1. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)

All the King’s Men

  1. Richard Wright (1908-1960)

Native Son

Black Boy

  1. Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Tropic of Cancer

  1. Harper Lee (1926- )

To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. Saul Bellow (1915-2005)

The Adventures of Augie March


Humboldt’s Gift

  1. D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Catcher in the Rye

  1. Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

The Bell Jar

  1. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Mrs Dalloway

To the Lighthouse

  1. Vladimir Nabakov (1899-1977)


  1. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

On The Road

  1. William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Naked Lunch

  1. Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)

Invisible Man

  1. Herman Wouk (1915- )

The Caine Mutiny

  1. Norman Mailer (1923-2007)

The Naked and the Dead

  1. Joseph Heller (1923-1999)


  1. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)

Cat’s Cradle


  1. Walker Percy (1916-1990)

The Moviegoer

  1. Toni Morrison (1931)

Bluest Eye



Song of Solomon

  1. Thomas Pynchon (1937- )

Gravity’s Rainbow

The Crying of Lot 49

  1. Alex Haley (1921-1992)


  1. Alice Walker (1944- )

The Color Purple

  1. John Updike (1932-2009)

Rabbit, Run

Rabbit Redux

Rabbit is Rich

Rabbit at Rest

  1. Cormac McCarthy (1933- )

All the Pretty Horses

Blood Meridian

No Country for Old Men

The Road

  1. Philip Roth (1933- )

American Pastoral

  1. Marilynne Robinson (1943- )



  1. Don Delillo (1936- )

White Noise

  1. Amy Tan (1952- )

The Joy Luck Club

  1. David Foster Wallace (1962-2008)

Infinite Jest

The Pale King

  1. Michael Cunningam (1952- )

The Hours

  1. Edward P. Jones

The Known World

  1. Junot Diaz (1968- )

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  1. Jhumpa Lahiri (1967- )

The Interpreter of Maladies

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