American Literature & Other Great Literature

Great American Literature and Other Great Literature

Francois Rabelais (1483-1553)

Gargatua and Pantagruel

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

Don Quixote de la Mancha

Moliere (1622-1673)


The Misanthrope

John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Pilgrim’s Progress

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

Robinson Crusoe

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Gulliver’s Travels

Voltaire (1698-1778)


Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Tom Jones

Laurence Stern (1713-1768)

Tristam Shandy

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


Walter Scott (1771-1823)


Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Mansfield Park


Northanger Abbey


Washington Irving (1783-1859)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Rip Van Winkle

Stendhal (1783-1842)

The Red and the Black

Brothers Grimm (~1785-1863)

Fairy Tales

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

The Last of the Mohicans

Mary Shelley (1789-1851)


Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

La Comedie Humaine

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Les Miserables

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Three Musketeers

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

The Scarlet Letter

The House of Seven Gables

Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)

Fairy Tales

Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Fall of the House of Usher

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

William Makepeace Thackery (1811-1863)

Vanity Fair

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

The Pickwick Papers

Oliver Twist

Nicholas Nickelby

A Christmas Carol

David Copperfield

Bleak House

Hard Times

A Tale of Two Cities

Great Expectations

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Jane Eyre

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

Wuthering Heights

Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)

Fathers and Sons

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Moby Dick

George Eliot (1819-1880)


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

Notes From Underground

Crime and Punishment

The Brothers Karamazov

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

Madame Bovary

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

A Doll’s House

Jules Verne (1828-1905)

Journey to the Center of the Earth

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Around the World in Eighty Days

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

War and Peace

Anna Karenina

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Little Women

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Tom Sawyer

Huckleberry Finn

Henry Adams (1838-1918)

The Education of Henry Adams

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Far From the Madding Crowd

Emile Zola (1840-1902)


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

An Occurrence at Owl Bridge

Henry James (1843-1916)

Daisy Miller

The Turn of the Screw

Portrait of a Lady

Bram Stoker (1847-1912)


Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

The Secret Garden

Kate Chopin (1850-1904)

The Awakening

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Treasure Island

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The Picture of Dorian Gray

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) *Nobel Prize Winner (1925)


L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Heart of Darkness

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

The Wind in the Willows

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Sherlock Holmes

J.M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Peter Pan

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Uncle Vanya

The Cherry Orchard

Three Sisters

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

The Age of Innocence *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1921)
The Age of Innocence on Trail

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) *Nobel Prize Winner (1907)

The Jungle Book

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

The Time Machine

The Invisible Man

The War of the Worlds

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

Little House on the Prairie 

Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)

The Magnificent Ambersons *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1919)
Thoughts on The Magnificent Ambersons

Alice Adams

Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

In Search of Lost Time

Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

The Red Badge of Courage

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)

Sister Carrie

An American Tragedy

Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939)

The Good Soldier

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

O Pioneers!

My Antonia

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Of Human Bondage

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Anne of Green Gables

Thomas Mann (1875-1955) *Nobel Prize Winner (1929)


Death in Venice

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)

Tarzan of the Apes

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

Winesburg, Ohio

Jack London (1876-1916)

The Call of the Wild

Hermann Hess (1877-1976) *Nobel Prize Winner (1946)


E.M. Forster (1879-1970)

A Room With A View

Howards End

A Passage to India

Robert Musil (1880-1942)

The Man Without Qualities

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Mrs Dalloway

To the Lighthouse

James Joyce (1882-1941)



A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A. A. Milne (1882-1956)

Winnie the Pooh

Franz Kafka (1883-1924)


Kahlil Gebron (1883-1931)

The Prophet

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Sons and Lovers

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) *Nobel Prize Winner (1930)

Main Street


Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

The Big Sleep

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953) *Nobel Prize Winner (1936)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1957)

Boris Pasternek (1890-1960) *Nobel Prize Winner (1958)

Doctor Zhivago (1957)

Agathie Christie (1890-1976)

Murder on the Orient Express

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Tropic of Cancer

Mikail Bulgakov (1891-1940)

The Master and Margarita

J.R.R. Tolkein (1892-1973)

The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) *Nobel Prize Winner (1938)

The Good Earth *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1932)

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)

The Maltese Falcon

The Thin Man

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Brave New World

Robert Graves (1895-1985)

I, Claudius

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1961)

The Great Gatsby

John Dos Passos (1896-1970)

U.S.A. Trilogy

Betty Smith (1896-1972)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1928)
Brief Thoughts on The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Our Town *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1938)

William Faulkner (1897-1962) *Nobel Prize Winner (1949)

The Sound and the Fury

As I Lay Dying

Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970)

All Quiet on the Western Front

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

The Chronicles of Narnia

E.B. White (1899-1985)

Charlotte’s Web

Vladimir Nabakov (1899-1977)


Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) *Nobel Prize Winner (1954)

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 *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1953)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

The Little Prince

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)

Gone With the Wind *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1937)

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) *Nobel Prize Winner (1962)

Grapes of Wrath *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1940)

Of Mice and Men

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

George Orwell (1903-1950)

Animal Farm

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Alan Paton (1903-1988)

Cry, the Beloved Country

Graham Greene (1904-1991)

The End of the Affair

The Quiet American

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)

All the King’s Men *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1947)

Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976)

Johnny Got His Gun

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) *Nobel Prize Winner (1969)

Waiting for Godot

T.H. White (1906-1964)

The Once and Future King

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989)


Ian Fleming (1908-1964)

Casino Royale

Live and Let Die


Diamonds Are Forever

From Russia, With Love

Dr. No


For Your Eyes Only


The Spy Who Loved Me

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

You Only Live Twice

The Man With the Golden Gun

Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Richard Wright (1908-1960)

Native Son

Black Boy

Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

The Optimist’s Daughter

William Golding (1911-1993) *Nobel Prize Winner (1983)

Lord of the Flies

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)

A Streetcar Named Desire *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1948)

Cat on a Tin Roof *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1955)

The Glass Menagerie

Pierre Boulle (1912-1994)

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

Albert Camus (1913-1960) *Nobel Prize Winner (1957)

The Stranger

Ralph Ellison (1913-1994)

Invisible Man

John Hersey (1914-1993)


William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Naked Lunch

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)

Invisible Man

Herman Wouk (1915- )

The Caine Mutiny *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1952)

Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

Death of a Salesman *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1949)

The Crucible

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) *Nobel Prize Winner (1976)

The Adventures of Augie March


Humboldt’s Gift *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1976)

Carson McCullers (1917-1967)

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

2001: A Space Odyssey

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)

A Clockwork Orange

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) *Nobel Prize Winner (1970)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

The Gulag Archipelago

J.D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Catcher in the Rye

Doris Lessing (1919-2013)

The Golden Notebook

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Fahrenheit 451

Frank Herbert (1920-1986)


Mario Puzo (1920-1999)

The Godfather

Alex Haley (1921-1992)

Roots *Special Pulitzer Prize Winner (1977)

James Clavell (1921-1994)


Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)

Lucky Jim

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

On The Road

Big Sur

The Dharma Bums

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)

Cat’s Cradle


Norman Mailer (1923-2007)

The Naked and the Dead

Joseph Heller (1923-1999)


Italo Calvino (1923-1985)

If on a winter’s night a traveler

Robert Bolt (1924-1995)

A Man For All Seasons

Truman Capote (1924-1984)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In Cold Blood

James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Notes of a Native Son

Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

Short Stories

Gore Vidal (1925-2012)



William Styron (1925-2006)

The Confessions of Nat Turner *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1968)

Richard Yates (1926-1992)

Revolutionary Road

John Knowles (1926-2001)

A Separate Peace

Harper Lee (1926- )

To Kill a Mockingbird *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1961)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) *Nobel Prize Winner (1982)

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Love in the Time of Cholera

Michael Shaara (1928-1988)

The Killer Angels *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1975)

Elie Weisel (1928-2016)


Milan Kundera (1929- )

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

Things Fall Apart

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)

A Raisin in the Sun

John le Carre (1931)

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Toni Morrison (1931) *Nobel Prize Winner (1993)

Bluest Eye

Beloved *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1988)


Song of Solomon

Tom Stoppard (1931- )

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

The Bell Jar

Umberto Eco (1932-2016)

The Name of the Rose

John Updike (1932-2009)

Rabbit, Run

Rabbit Redux

Rabbit is Rich *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1982)

Rabbit at Rest *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1991)

Philip Roth (1933- )

American Pastoral *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1998)

Cormac McCarthy (1933- )

All the Pretty Horses

Blood Meridian

No Country for Old Men

The Road *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2007)

Philip Roth (1933- )

American Pastoral

Ken Kesey (1935-2001)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Don Delillo (1936- )

White Noise

Larry McMurtry (1937- )

Lonesome Dove

John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969)

A Confederacy of Dunces *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1981)

Thomas Pynchon (1937- )

Gravity’s Rainbow

The Crying of Lot 49

Margaret Atwood (1939-)

The Handmaid’s Tale

J.M. Coetze (1940- ) *Nobel Prize Winner (2003)

Waiting for the Barbarians


Mildred D. Taylor (1943-)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Michael Ondaatje (1943-)

The English Patient

Marilynne Robinson (1943- )


Gilead *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2005)
The Quiet Simplicity of Gilead

Alice Walker (1944- )

The Color Purple *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1983)

Tim O’Brien (1946-)

The Things They Carried

Salman Rushdie (1947- )

The Satanic Verses

Steven King (1947-)

Salem’s Lot 


The Shining

Paulo Coelho (1947-)

The Alchemist

Susan Monk Kidd (1948-)

The Secret Life of Bees

Ian McEwan (1948-)



Ken Follett (1949-)

Pillars of the World

Jane Smiley (1949-)

A Thousand Acres

Edward P. Jones (1950- )

The Known World *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2004)

Charles Frazier (1950- )

Cold Mountain

Thirteen Moons

Night Woods


Orson Scott Card (1951-)

Ender’s Game

Amy Tan (1952- )

The Joy Luck Club

Michael Cunningam (1952- )

The Hours *Pulitzer Prize Winner (1999)

Louis de Bernieres (1954-)

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Barbara Kingsolver (1955-)

The Secret Life of Bees

Arthur Golden (1956)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Elizabeth Strout (1956)

Olive Kitteridge *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2009)

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008)

Infinite Jest

The Pale King

Khaled Hosseini (1965)

The Kite Runner

Jhumpa Lahiri (1967- )

The Interpreter of Maladies *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2000)

Junot Diaz (1968- )

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2008)

Colson Whitehead (1969)

The Underground Railroad (2016) *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2017)

Anthony Doerr (1973)

All The Light We Cannot See *Pulitzer Prize Winner (2015)

Jonathan Safron Foer (1977-)

Everything Is Illuminated

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