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Early 20th Century American Literature

Early 20th Century American Literature



Books* = Highly Recommended

Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson
The Nazarene,*Sholom Asch
Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin
The Floating Opera*, John Barth
The Sot-Weed Factory, John Barth
Giles Goat-Boy, John Barth
Farenheit 451*, Ray Bradbury
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote
Deliverance, James Dickey
Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
The Book of Daniel, E.L. Doctorow
Welcome to Hard Times, E.L. Doctorow
The March, E.L. Doctorow
USA, John Dos Passos
The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Absalom, Absalom!*, William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
Go Down, Moses*William Faulkner
Knight’s Gambit, William Faulkner
The Hamlet*, William Faulkner
The Mansion*, William Faulkner
The Town*, William Faulkner
Intruder in the Dust, William Faulkner
Light in August, William Faulkner
Mosquitoes, William Faulkner
Pylon, William Faulkner
The Reivers, William Faulkner
Requiem For a Nun, William Faulkner
Sanctuary, William Faulkner
Sartoris, William Faulkner
Soldier’s Pay, William Faulkner
The Sound and Fury*, William Faulkner
The Unvanquished*, William Faulkner
_The Great Gatsby*, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
The Sun Also Rises*, Earnest Hemmingway
A Farewell to Arms, Earnest Hemmingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Earnest Hemmingway
The Old Man and the Sea*, Earnest Hemmingway
A Bell for Adano, John Hershey
The World According to Garp, John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany*, John Irving
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
, Ken Kesey
A Separate Peace*, John Knowles
Indian Summer, John Knowles
The Painted Bird, Jerzy Kosinski
To Kill a Mocking Bird*, Harper Lee
Main Street, Sinclair Lewis
Babbit, Sinclair Lewis
The Call of the Wild, Jack London
White Fang, Jack London
The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
The Natural, Bernard Malamud
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers
Lonesome Dove, Larry Mc Murty
Centennial, James Michener
Chesapeake, James Michener
Them, Joyce Carol Oates
All the Kings Men, Robert Penn Warren
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
Paper Lion, George Plimpton
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
The Carpetbaggers, Harold Robbins
Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth
Catcher in the Rye, James Salinger
Rich Man, Poor Man, Irwin Shaw
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck
Exodus, Leon Uris
Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five*,by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Day of the Locust, Nathaniel West
Miss Lonelyhearts, Nathaniel West
You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe
The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
Native Son, Richard Wright