Recommended Reading – American Literature      Must Reads” are in Bold


¨     Sherwood Anderson               Winesburg, Ohio

¨     James Baldwin                       Go Tell It on the Mountain

¨     Willa Cather                           Death Comes for the Archbishop

¨     Kate Chopin                           The Awakening

¨     Stephen Crane                       The Red Badge of Courage

¨     Emily Dickinson                      Collected Poems

¨     John Dos Passos                    USA Trilogy

¨     Theodore Dreiser                   An American Tragedy / The Financier

¨     Ralph Ellison                          Invisible Man

¨     Ralph Waldo Emerson            Representative Men

¨     William Faulkner                     The Sound and the Fury / The Bear

¨     F. Scott Fitzgerald                  The Great Gatsby

¨     Robert Frost                          Collected Poems

¨     Hamlin Garland                       Main-Travelled Roads

¨     Nathaniel Hawthorne               The Scarlet Letter / The Blithedale Romance

¨     Ernest Hemingway                  A Farewell to Arms / The Old Man and the Sea

                                                  The Sun Also Rises / For Whom the Bell Tolls

¨     William Dean Howells              The Rise of Silas Lapham 

                                                  A Traveler from Altruria

¨     Henry James                          The American / The Turn of the Screw 

                                                  Daisy Miller

¨     Sarah Orne Jewett                 The Country of the Pointed Firs

¨     Sinclair Lewis                         Babbitt / Main Street

¨     Bernard Malamud                   The Assistant / The Fixer

¨     Carson McCullers                   The Member of the Wedding

¨     Herman Melville                      Billy Budd / Moby Dick

¨     H. L. Mencken                        Prejudices / The American Language

¨     Arthur Miller                           Death of a Salesman / The Crucible

¨     Flannery O’Connor                  Collected Stories

¨     Eugene O’Neill                        Long Day’s Journey Into Night

¨     Katherine Anne Porter             Ship of Fools

¨     Philip Roth                              Goodbye, Columbus

¨     J.D. Salinger                          Nine Stories / Catcher in the Rye

¨     John Steinbeck                       The Grapes of Wrath / Of Mice and Men 

                                                  The Pearl / The Red Pony / Cannery Row

                                                  Travels with Charley

¨     Henry David Thoreau              Walden

¨     James Thurber                       My Life and Hard Times / The Thurber Carnival

¨     Mark Twain                            Huckleberry Finn / Pudd’nhead Wilson

¨     Anne Tyler                             Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

¨     Edith Wharton                        Ethan Frome / The Age of Innocence 

                                                  Old New York

¨     Walt Whitman                         Leaves of Grass

¨     Thomas Wolfe                        Look Homeward, Angel / The Lost Boy

¨     Richard Wright                       Native Son