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Americans

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864
1850 : The Scarlet Letter
1851 : The House of Seven Gables
1837 : Twice-Told Tales

Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849
1838 : The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym
1840 : The Grotesque and the Arabesque
1843 : The Tell-Tale Heart
1842 : The Pit and the Pendulum

Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896
1852 : Uncle Tom's Cabin

Herman Melville 1819-1891
1849 : Redburn
1851 : Moby Dick
1853 : Bartleby the Scrivener
1856 : Benito Cereno

Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888
1868-69 : Little Women
1871 : Little Men

Mark Twain 1835-1910
1876 : Tom Sawyer
1881 : The Prince and the Pauper
1884 : Huckleberry Finn
1889 : A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Bret Harte 1836-1902
1868 : The Luck of Roaring Camp
1869 : The Outcasts of Poker Flat
1870 : Plain Language from Truthful James

WD Howells 1837-1920
1881 : A Modern Instance
1885 : The Rise of Silas Lapham

Henry James 1843-1916
1877 : The American
1878 : Daisy Miller
1878 : The Europeans
1880/81 : Washington Square
1880/81 : Portrait of a Lady
1886 : The Bostonians
1896 : The Spoils of Poynton
1898 : The Turn of the Screw
1902 : The Wings of the Dove
1904 : The Golden Bowl

Edith Wharton 1862-1937
1905 : The House of Mirth
1911 : Ethan Frome
1913 : The Custom of the Country
1920 : Age of Innocence
1938 : The Buccaneers

O. Henry 1862-1910
1906 : The Four Million
1907 : The Last Leaf
1910 : The Ransom of Red Chief

Stephen Crane 1871-1900
1893 : Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
1895 : The Red Badge of Courage
1899 : The Monster and Other Stories

Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945
1900 : Sister Carrie
1911 : Jennie Gerhardt
1912 : The Financier
1925 : An American Tragedy

Willa Cather 1873-1947
1913 : O Pioneers!
1915 : The Song of the Lark
1918 : My Antonia
1925 : The Professor's House
1926 : My Mortal Enemy
1927 : Death Comes for the Archbishop
1931 : Shadows on the Rock
1931 : Lucy Gayheart

Gertrude Stein 1874-1946
1909 : Three Lives
1914 : Tender Buttons
1925 : The Making of Americans
1933 : The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
1947 : The Mother of Us All

Jack London 1876-1916
1903 : The Call of the Wild
1904 : The Sea-Wolf
1906 : White Fang

Upton Sinclair 1878-1968
1906 : The Jungle
1917 : King Coal
1927 : Oil!
1940 : World's End

Damon Runyon 1884-1946
1932 : Guys and Dolls
1934 : Blue Plate Special

Sinclair Lewis 1885-1951
1920 : Main Street
1922 : Babbitt
1925 : Arrowsmith
1927 : Elmer Gantry
1929 : Dodsworth

F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940
1920 : This Side of Paradise
1925 : The Great Gatsby
1941 : The Last Tycoon

Thorton Wilder 1897-1975
1927 : The Bridge of San Luis Rey
1938 : Our Town
1942 : The Skin of Our Teeth
1967 : The Eighth Day

William Faulkner 1897-1962
1929 : The Sound and the Fury
1930 : As I Lay Dying
1936 : Absalom, Absalom!

Ernest Hemingway 1898-1961
1926 : The Sun Also Rises
1929 : A Farewell to Arms
1940 : For Whom the Bell Tolls
1952 : The Old Man and the Sea

Thomas Wolfe 1900-1938
1929 : Look Homeward, Angel
1935 : Of Time and the River
1940 : You Can't Go Home Again

Langston Hughes 1902-1967
1921 : "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
1926 : "Dream Variation"
1930 : Not Without Laughter
1931 : Mule Bone
1934 : The Ways of White Folks
1950 : Simple Speaks His Mind
1951 : Harlem

John Steinbeck 1902-1968
1935 : Tortilla Flat
1937 : Of Mice and Men
1937 : The Red Pony
1939 : The Grapes of Wrath
1945 : Cannery Row
1952 : East of Eden

Ayn Rand 1905-1982
1936 : We the Living
1943 : The Fountainhead
1957 : Atlas Shrugged

Robert Penn Warren 1905-1989
1946 : All the King's Men
1950 : World Enough and Time

Richard Wright 1908-1960
1938 : Uncle Tom's Children
1940 : Native Son
1945 : Black Boy

James Agee 1909-1955
1941 : Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
1951 : The African Queen (screenplay)
1957 : A Death in the Family

John Cheever 1912-1982
1964 : "The Swimmer"
1957 : The Wapshot Chronicle
1977 : Falconer

Tennessee Williams 1914-1983
1945 : The Glass Menagerie
1947 : A Streetcar Named Desire
1955 : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1959 : Sweet Bird of Youth
1961 : The Night of the Iguana

Saul Bellow 1915-
1953 : The Adventures of Augie March
1956 : Seize the Day
1964 : Herzog
1975 : Humboldt's Gift

Arthur Miller 1915-
1949 : Death of a Salesman
1953 : The Crucible
1964 : After the Fall

J.D. Salinger 1919-
1951 : Catcher in the Rye
1961 : Franny and Zooey
1963 : Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters

Kurt Vonnegut 1922-
1963 : Cat's Cradle
1969 : Slaughterhouse Five

Jack Kerouac 1922-1969
1957 : On the Road
1958 : The Dharma Bums
1972 : Visions of Cody

Joseph Heller 1923-
1961 : Catch-22
1974 : Something Happened
1984 : Something Happened
1994 : Closing Time

Norman Mailer 1923-
1948 : The Naked and the Dead
1955 : The Deer Park
1979 : The Executioner's Song

James Baldwin 1924-1987
1953 : Go Tell It on the Mountain
1955 : Giovanni's Room
1968 : Tell Me How Long This Train's Been Gone

William Styron 1925-
1951 : Lie Down in Darkness
1967 : The Confessions of Nat Turner
1979 : Sophie's Choice

Maya Angelou 1928-
1970 : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
1990 : I Shall Not Be Moved
1993 : Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey

Toni Morrison 1931-
1970 : The Bluest Eye
1973 : Sula
1977 : Song of Solomon
1981 : Tar Baby
1987 : Beloved
1992 : Jazz
1998 : Paradise

John Updike 1932-
1960 : Rabbit, Run
1962 : Pigeon Feathers
1968 : Couples
1971 : Rabbit Redux
1981 : Rabbit Is Rich
1985 : The Witches of Eastwick
1990 : Rabbit at Rest

Philip Roth 1933-
1959 : Goodbye, Columbus
1969 : Portnoy's Complaint
1981 : Zuckerman Unbound

Ken Kesey 1935-
1962 : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1964 : Sometimes a Great Notion

Esmeralda Santiago 1940- , Puerto Rican-American
1994 : When I Was Puerto Rican
1998 : Almost a Woman

John Irving 1942-
1978 : The World According to Garp
1985 : The Cider House Rules
1989 : A Prayer for Owen Meany

Alice Walker 1944-
1976 : Meridian
1982 : The Color Purple

Stephen King 1947-
1974 : Carrie
1977 : The Shining
1987 : Misery

Amy Tan 1952-
1989 : The Joy Luck Club
1991 : The Kitchen God's Wife

Louise Erdrich 1954-
1984 : Love Medicine
1986 : The Beet Queen
1996 : Tales of Burning Love

British

Jane Austen 1775-1817
1811 : Sense and Sensibility
1813 : Pride and Prejudice
1815 : Emma

Elizabeth Gaskell 1810-1865
1848 : Mary Barton
1853 : Cranford
1864-66 : Wives and Daughters

William Makepeace Thackeray 1811-1863
1844 : Memoirs of Barry Lyndon
1847 : Vanity Fair
1852 : Henry Esmond

Charles Dickens 1812-1870

Anthony Trollope 1815-1882
1855-67 : Chronicles of Barsetshire
1869-80 : Parliamentary Novels

Charlotte Brontë 1816-1855
1847 : Jane Eyre
1853 : Villette

Emily Bronte 1818-1848
1847 : Wuthering Heights

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 1819-1880
1859 : Adam Bede
1860 : The Mill on the Floss
1861 : Silas Marner
1871-72 : Middlemarch

George Meredith 1828-1909
1859 : The Ordeal of Richard Feverel
1879 : The Egoist
1885 : Diana of the Crossways

Lewis Carroll 1832-1898
1865 : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1872 : Through the Looking Glass

Thomas Hardy 1840-1928
1874 : Far from the Madding Crowd
1878 : The Return of the Native
1886 : The Mayor of Casterbridge
1891 : Tess of the D'Urbevilles

Bram Stoker 1847-1912
1897 : Dracula

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
1883 : Treasure Island
1886 : Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1886 : Kidnapped

George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950
1898 : Arms and the Man
1903 : Man and Superman
1914 : Pygmalion
1919 : Heartbreak House

Oscar Wilde 1856-1900
1891 : The Picture of Dorian Gray
1899 : The Importance of Being Earnest

Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930
1892 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1902 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
1912 : The Lost World

Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
1889 : The Man Who Would Be King
1894 : The Jungle Book
1897 : Captains Courageous
1902 : Just So Stories

H.G. Wells 1866-1946
1895 : The Time Machine
1897 : The Invisible Man
1898 : The War of the Worlds

E.M. Forster 1879-1970
1908 : A Room With a View
1910 : Howards End
1924 : A Passage to India

P.G. Wodehouse 1881-1975
1925 : Jeeves
1938 : The Code of the Woosters
1973 : The Plot That Thickened

Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
1925 : Mrs. Dalloway
1927 : To the Lighthouse
1929 : A Room of One's Own
1931 : The Waves

James Joyce 1882-1941
1914 : Dubliners
1916 : A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
1921 : Ulysses
1939 : Finnegans Wake

D.H. Lawrence 1885-1930
1913 : Sons and Lovers
1921 : Women in Love
1928 : Lady Chatterley's Lover

Agatha Christie 1890-1976
1926 : The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
1933 : Murder on the Orient Express
1952 : Mousetrap

Aldous Huxley 1894-1963
1928 : Point Counter Point
1932 : Brave New World

1945 : Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh 1903-1966
1928 : Decline and Fall
1945 : Brideshead Revisited
1948 : The Loved One

George Orwell 1903-1950
1939 : Coming Up for Air
1945 : Animal Farm
1949 : 1984

Graham Greene 1904-1991
1940 : The Power and the Glory
1951 : The End of the Affair
1958 : Our Man in Havana
1966 : The Comedians

William Golding 1911-
1955 : Lord of the Flies
1979 : Darkness Visible
1989 : Fire Down Below

Mervyn Peake 1911-1968
1941 : Shapes and Sounds (poetry)
1946 : Titus Groan
1943 : Gormenghast
1950 : The Glassblowers (poetry)
1959 : Titus Alone

Barbara Pym 1913-1980
1952 : Excellent Women
1978 : Quartet in Autumn
1980 : A Few Green Leaves

Anthony Burgess 1917-1994
1962 : A Clockwork Orange
1976 : Abba Abba
1980 : Earthly Powers

Muriel Spark 1918-
1958 : Memento Mori
1961 : The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1981 : Loitering with Intent

Doris Lessing 1919-
1962 : The Golden Notebook
1980 : The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five
1986 : The Good Terrorist

Kingsley Amis 1922-1995
1954 : Lucky Jim
1986 : The Old Devils

A.S. Byatt 1936-
1990 : Possession: A Romance
1992 : Angels and Insects: Two Novellas

Martin Amis 1949-
1973 : The Rachel Papers
1984 : Money
1991 : Time's Arrow

Other

Alexandre Dumas 1802-1870, French
1844 : The Count of Monte Cristo
1844 : The Three Musketeers

Victor Hugo 1802-1885, French
1827 : Cromwell
1831 : The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1862 : Les Miserables

George Sand 1804-1876, French
1832 : Valentine
1833 : Lelia

Hans Christian Andersen 1804-1875, Danish
1835 : Tales Told for Children
1858-72 : New Fairy Tales and Stories
1863 : In Spain

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky 1821-1881, Russian
1866 : Crime and Punishment
1872 : The Possessed
1879-80 : The Brothers Karamazov

Gustave Flaubert 1821-1880, French
1857 : Madame Bovary
1869 : A Sentimental Education
1874 : The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906, Norwegian
1867 : Peer Gynt
1879 : A Doll's House
1881 : Ghosts
1890 : Hedda Gabler

Count Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910, Russian
1865-69 : War and Peace
1875-77 : Anna Karenina
1886 : The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Jules Verne 1828-1905, French
1869-70 : 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1873 : Around the World in Eighty Days

Emile Zola 1840-1902, French
1867 : Therese Raquin
1871-93 : Les Rougon-Macquart

Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893, French
1883 : Une Vie
1885 : Bel-Ami
1888 : Pierre et Jean

Joseph Conrad 1857-1924, Polish/English
1900 : Lord Jim
1902 : Heart of Darkness
1904 : Nostromo

Luigi Pirandello 1867-1936, Italian
1921 : Six Characters in Search of an Author

Maxim Gorky 1868-1936, Russian
1902 : The Lower Depths
1913-1914 : Childhood

Marcel Proust 1871-1922, French
1912 : A Remembrance of Things Past

Thomas Mann 1875-1965, German
1901 : Buddenbrooks
1912 : Death in Venice
1924 : The Magic Mountain
1947 : Doctor Faustus

Hermann Hesse 1877-1962, German
1922 : Siddhartha
1927 : Steppenwolf
1943 : Magister Ludi: The Glass Bead Game

Franz Kafka 1883-1924, Czech
1915 : The Metamorphosis
1925 : The Trial
1926 : The Castle
1927 : Amerika

Boris Pasternak 1890-1960, Russian
1922 : My Sister, Life
1941 : Childhood
1944 : On Early Trains

Jorge Luis Borges 1899-1986, Argentinian
1967 : The Book of Imaginary Beings
1970 : Dr. Brodie's Report
1975 : The Book of Sand

Alan Paton 1903-1988, South African
1948 : Cry, The Beloved Country
1953 : Too Late the Phalarope
1981 : Ah, But Your Country is Beautiful

Anais Nin 1903-1977, French/American
1931-66 : The Diary of Anais Nin
1936 : House of Incest
1954 : A Spy in the House of Love

Samuel Beckett 1906-1989, Irish
1938: Murphy
1952: Waiting for Godor
1951 : Molloy
1951 : Malone Dies
1957 : Endgame

Simone deBeauvoir 1908-1986, French
1943 : L'Invitee
1954 : Les Mandarins

Albert Camus 1913-1960, Algerian-French
1942 : The Stranger
1947 : The Plague
1956 : The Fall

Nadine Gordimer 1923, South African
1953 : The Lying Days
1979 : Burger's Daughter
1991 : Crimes of Conscience

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1928- , Colombian
1967 : One Hundred Years of Solitude
1985 : Love in the Time of Cholera
1989 : The General in His Labyrinth

Chinua Achebe 1930- , Nigerian
1958 : Things Fall Apart
1960 : No Longer at Ease
1987 : Anthills of the Savannah

V.S. Naipaul 1932- , Trinidadian
1961 : A House for Mr. Biswas
1971 : In a Free State

Kenzaburo Oe 1935 - , Japanese
1958 : The Catch
1964 : A Personal Matter
1977 : Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness

Anita Desai 1937- ,Indian
1963 : Cry, the Peacock
1977 : Fire on the Mountain
1984 : In Custody

Margaret Atwood 1939- , Canadian
1966 : The Circle Game
1972 : Surfacing
1984 : The Handmaid's Tale

Salman Rushdie 1947- , Anglo-Indian
1981 : Midnight's Children
1983 : Shame
1988 : The Satanic Verses

Jamaica Kincaid 1949- , Antiguan
1983 : At the Bottom of the River
1985 : Annie John
1990 : Lucy

Vikram Seth 1952- ,Indian
1986 : The Golden Gate
1993 : A Suitable Boy

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