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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949 - Page 3

Who will win Round 7 ? Asphlex2 or Tommood or a new contender?
This is the 7th instalment of my chronology of American fiction. It is a list of novels & short story collections by American authors published in 1940-1949. There are 8 Pulitzer Prize winners & the first two National Book Award winners as well as works by Nobel Prize winners Bellow, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Sinclair Lewis.
Click on the link to go to the previous instalment, which covers 1950-1959.
The source is "The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times" by Daniel S. Burt (2004).
The books by year are are:
1940: 1-31
1941: 32-60
1942: 61-80
1943: 81-103
1944: 104-120
1945: 121-141
1946: 142-172
1947: 174-201
1948: 202-235
1949: 236-265
Just an observation (?warning): the paperback covers of this era seem to bear little relationship to the book's actual content or seriousness.
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The Forest and the Fort (Hervey Allen)
The Forest and the Fort (Hervey Allen)
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Two Serious Ladies (Jane Bowles)
Two Serious Ladies (Jane Bowles)
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The Arm and the Darkness (Taylor Caldwell)
The Arm and the Darkness (Taylor Caldwell)
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The Lady in the Lake (Raymond Chandler)
The Lady in the Lake (Raymond Chandler)
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The Way Some People Live (John Cheever)
The Way Some People Live (John Cheever)
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Number One (John Dos Passos)
Number One (John Dos Passos)
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Citizen Tom Paine (Howard Fast)
Citizen Tom Paine (Howard Fast)
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Darkness and the Deep (Vardis Fisher)
Darkness and the Deep (Vardis Fisher)
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89
Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin
Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin
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Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain
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Gideon Planish (Sinclair Lewis)
Gideon Planish (Sinclair Lewis)
92
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
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So Little Time (John P. Marquand)
So Little Time (John P. Marquand)
94
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
95
The Human Comedy
The Human Comedy
96
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
97
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
98
Taps for Private Tussie (Jesse Stuart)
Taps for Private Tussie (Jesse Stuart)
99
Kate Fennigate (Booth Tarkington)
Kate Fennigate (Booth Tarkington)
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Yankee Lawyer: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tutt (Arthur Cheney Train)
Yankee Lawyer: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tutt (Arthur Cheney Train)
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101
At Heaven'S Gate (Robert Penn Warren)
At Heaven'S Gate (Robert Penn Warren)
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The Wide Net and Other Stories (Eudora Welty)
The Wide Net and Other Stories (Eudora Welty)
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Tucker's People Aka the Underworld (Ira Wolfert)
Tucker's People Aka the Underworld (Ira Wolfert)
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Dangling Man (Saul Bellow)
Dangling Man (Saul Bellow)
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A Walk in the Sun (Brown)
A Walk in the Sun (Brown)
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Tragic Ground (Erskine Caldwell)
Tragic Ground (Erskine Caldwell)
107
Freedom Road (Howard Fast)
Freedom Road (Howard Fast)
108
The Women on the Porch (Caroline Gordon)
The Women on the Porch (Caroline Gordon)
109
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
110
The Lost Weekend (Charles Jackson)
The Lost Weekend (Charles Jackson)
111
The Steep Ascent (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
The Steep Ascent (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
112
The Golden Bowl (Frederick Manfred)
The Golden Bowl (Frederick Manfred)
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113
Under a Glass Bell (Anaïs Nin)
Under a Glass Bell (Anaïs Nin)
114
The History of Rome Hanks (Joseph Pennell)
The History of Rome Hanks (Joseph Pennell)
115
The Leaning Tower and Other Stories (Katherine Anne Porter)
The Leaning Tower and Other Stories (Katherine Anne Porter)
116
My Home Is Far Away (Dawn Powell)
My Home Is Far Away (Dawn Powell)
117
Strange Fruit (Lillian Smith)
Strange Fruit (Lillian Smith)
118
Boston Adventure (Jean Stafford)
Boston Adventure (Jean Stafford)
119
Immortal Wife (Irving Stone)
Immortal Wife (Irving Stone)
120
Forever Amber (Kathleen Winsor)
Forever Amber (Kathleen Winsor)
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