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Greatest and Most Influential Works of American Literature

This list should not be confused as what I think are the best American literature. I believe Faulkner, Hemingway, and McCarthy are all bad authors. However they are major and influential, which earns them a spot on this list.
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The Education of Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (James Agee)
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (James Agee)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott,)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott,)
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Ragged Dick (Horatio Alger, Jr.)
Ragged Dick (Horatio Alger, Jr.)
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Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (Ralph Ketcham)
The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (Ralph Ketcham)
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Collected Poems of W.H. Auden
Collected Poems of W.H. Auden
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
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The Sot-Weed Factor (John Barth)
The Sot-Weed Factor (John Barth)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
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Herzog (Saul Bellow)
Herzog (Saul Bellow)
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John Brown's Body (Stephen Vincent Benet)
John Brown's Body (Stephen Vincent Benet)
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What Are People For?
What Are People For?
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The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce (Bierce)
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce (Bierce)
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Sheppard Lee (Robert Montgomery Bird)
Sheppard Lee (Robert Montgomery Bird)
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Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
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Modern Chivalry (Hugh Henry Brackenridge)
Modern Chivalry (Hugh Henry Brackenridge)
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Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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Works of Anne Bradstreet (Bradstreet, Anne)
Works of Anne Bradstreet (Bradstreet, Anne)
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Wieland (Charles Brocken Brown)
Wieland (Charles Brocken Brown)
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The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
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The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
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Kindred (Octavia Butler)
Kindred (Octavia Butler)
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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
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THE POWER BROKER by Robert A. Caro
THE POWER BROKER by Robert A. Caro
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Silent Spring
Silent Spring
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O Pioneers (Willa Cather)
O Pioneers (Willa Cather)
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My Antonia (Willa Cather)
My Antonia (Willa Cather)
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
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The Stories of John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever
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The Short Fiction
The Short Fiction
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The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
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Body and Soul (Frank Conroy)
Body and Soul (Frank Conroy)
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The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers (Various Authors)
The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers (Various Authors)
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The Deerslayer, James Fenimore Cooper
The Deerslayer, James Fenimore Cooper
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The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
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The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (Hart Crane)
The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (Hart Crane)
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