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50 Greatest American Novels of the 20th Century Per Goodreads

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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Absalom, Absalom!
Absalom, Absalom!
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O Pioneers!
O Pioneers!
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My Antonia
My Antonia
6
Cannery Row
Cannery Row
7
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
8
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
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9
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
10
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
12
Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
13
The Naked Lunch
The Naked Lunch
14
Ender's Game
Ender's Game
15
The Day of the Locust
The Day of the Locust
16
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
17
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
18
Light in August
Light in August
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
20
The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
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21
Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
22
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
23
East of Eden
East of Eden
24
Angle of Repose
Angle of Repose
25
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
27
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice
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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
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All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
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American Pastoral
American Pastoral
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Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry
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33
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
34
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
35
Native Son
Native Son
36
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
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Company K
Company K
38
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy
39
Rabbit Is Rich
Rabbit Is Rich
40
The 42nd Parallel
The 42nd Parallel
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