Posted by: bluesyemre | July 4, 2013

The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993

The list, by year:

  • Maggie, Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane (1893)
  • The Country of Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899)
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
  • The Golden Bowl by Henry James (1904)
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905)
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (1906)
  • Three Lives by Gertrude Stein (1909)
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather (1918)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington (1918)
  • Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson (1919)
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
  • Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man by James Weldon Johnson (1921)
  • Cane by Jean Toomer (1923)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dresier (1925)
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1926)
  • The Bridge of the San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (1927)
  • Home to Harlem by Claude McKay (1928)
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929)
  • Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe (1929)
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (1930)
  • Flowering Judas and Other Stories by Katherine Porter (1930)
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (1931)
  • Call It Sleep by Henry Roth (1934)
  • The Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (1934)
  • Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara (1934)
  • The USA Trilogy by John Dos Passos (1936)
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
  • Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West (1939)
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (1939)
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)
  • Native Son by Richard Wright (1940)
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (1940)
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943)
  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (1946)
  • Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener (1947)
  • The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer (1948)
  • The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (1948)
  • The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson (1949)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (1951)
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1952)
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin (1953)
  • The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow (1953)
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)
  • Andersonville by MacKinley Kantor (1955)
  • On the Road by Jack Keroauc (1957)
  • Gimpel the Fool by Isaac Bashevis Singer  (1957)
  • The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever (1957)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1958)
  • The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud (1958)
  • Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth (1959)
  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs (1959)
  • The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley (1959)
  • Browngirl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall (1959)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
  • Rabbit, Run by John Updike (1960)
  • The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth (1960)
  • The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (1961)
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (1961)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (1962)
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (1963)
  • A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter (1967)
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (1967)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick (1968)
  • Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (1969)
  • them by Joyce Carol Oates (1969)
  • The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford (1969)
  • Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion (1970)
  • The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (1971)
  • Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed (1972)
  • Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (1972)
  • Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (1973)
  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow (1975)
  • JR by William Gaddis (1976)
  • Roots by Alex Haley (1976)
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko (1977)
  • The World According to Garp by John Irving (1978)
  • Airships by Barry Hannah (1978)
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (1980)
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1980)
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty (1982)
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982)
  • Cathedral by Raymond Carver (1983)
  • Love Medicine by Lousie Erdrich (1984)
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
  • White Noise by Don Delillo (1985)
  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (1985)
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (1985)
  • City of Glass by Paul Auster (1985)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (1989)
  • The Shawl  by Cynthia Ozick (1989)
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (1990)
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (1991)
  • Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (1992)

Source: http://j.mp/12I17q2


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