My Top 10 American Novels

A Listmania! list by Jack Gunn "Jack" (UK)
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The Grapes of Wrath
1.  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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  "A brutal yet poetic novel. No other book i have ever known has so brillantly portrayed the frailty of society."
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Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises (Arrow Classic)
2.  Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises (Arrow Classic) by Ernest Hemingway
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  "Yet set in France and Spain, this is Hemingway at the heigh of his powers. Though at times hard and unbending this is the most sensitive and passionate of all Hemingways works."
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Bluebeard (Delta Fiction)
3.  Bluebeard (Delta Fiction) by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "America's truly most original novelist. A departure of sorts from his usual universe this is a wonderfully entertaining read full of some of his  most memorable creations. Sheer brillance."
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In Dubious Battle (Penguin Modern Classics)
4.  In Dubious Battle (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck
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  "One of Steinbecks most thrilling novels, this book simmers before reaching its blood thirsty conclusion, A study of man's pursuit ofr equality that is as rtelevant today as it was in 30's America."
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An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
5.  An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Norman Mailer
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  "Imagine Kafka in the body of Hemingway. This is truly a book that never leaves you, powerful stuff."
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Seize the Day (Penguin Modern Classics)
6.  Seize the Day (Penguin Modern Classics) by Saul Bellow
The list author says:
  "The finest novella of the 20th Century no question."
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Breakfast Of Champions (Vintage Classics)
7.  Breakfast Of Champions (Vintage Classics) by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "One of the funniest books i've ever read. Kilgore Trout who hovers in and out of K.Vonnegut's universe is thrust to the fore in this brillant satire of America."
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The Old Man and the Sea
8.  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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  "E. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for this novella of man's battle against not just the elements but himself and the twentieth century. A trully stunning piece of writing."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

The Fixer
9.  The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
The list author says:
  "Full of tradgedy, injustice and human suffering, this novel is a painful though compeling read , brought to life from a true master of emigree literature in America.."
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Winesburg, Ohio (Penguin Twentieth-century Classics)
10.  Winesburg, Ohio (Penguin Twentieth-century Classics) by Sherwood Anderson
The list author says:
  "Small town America at the turn of the century is brought to life in this deceptivly simple yet unforgettable book. A poetic vision of a world long gone."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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