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TOP NOVEL LISTS: VOTE ON YOUR PICKS
Here's your chance to tell us which American novel you would choose as your favorite. THE GREAT GATSBY, HUCK FINN, MOBY-DICK, THE SCARLET LETTER, and THE INVISIBLE MAN are among our experts' top 50 picks. Which of the 50 selected would get your vote as the top American novel? Cast your vote, and see which books are tops with other viewers.
Gregory Peck as Ahab in the 1956 film MOBY DICK.

Ernest Hemingway and a friend in the Florida Keys.

Jack London

Ayn Rand sits during House Un-American Affairs committee hearings
Gregory Peck in the 1956 film MOBY-DICK, Ernest Hemingway in the Florida Keys, Jack London outdoors and Ayn Rand during a House Un-American Affairs committee hearing.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NOVEL?
THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
AMERICAN PASTORAL
THE ANGLE OF REPOSE
AS I LAY DYING
ATLAS SHRUGGED
BILLY BUDD
BLOOD MERIDIAN
BOY'S LIFE
BURR
CATCH-22
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
CLOCKERS
THE COLOR PURPLE
THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP
DEMOCRACY
A FAREWELL TO ARMS
FOUNDATION
THE FOUNTAINHEAD
GHOST STORY
GILEAD
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
GRAVITY'S RAINBOW
THE GREAT GATSBY
THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
INVISIBLE MAN
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
LADY
LOLITA
LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL
MATING
MOBY-DICK
MY ANTONIA
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
PALE FIRE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
THE SCARLET LETTER
SISTER CARRIE
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION
THE SOUND AND THE FURY
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
THE SUN ALSO RISES
THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
USA TRILOGY
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

Scene from the 1974 film version of THE GREAT GATSBY.

Canada Lee and Anne Burr starred in the Broadway production of NATIVE SON, adapated from Richard Wright's novel.

Norman Mailer during his bid for mayor of New York City

Henry Miller in Paris
The 1974 film version of THE GREAT GATSBY, cast from the Broadway production of "Native Son," Norman Mailer during his bid for mayor of New York City and Henry Miller in Paris.
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