Updated February 19, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best American Literature Books

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Nine Stories
The Sound And The Fury

This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2018. If you love to read and are not afraid of a little challenge, then you'll appreciate the American Literature books on our list. This selection represents the finest that any US-born author has put forth, and while it was tremendously difficult to whittle this down to just 10 titles, we're confident there's something here you'll enjoy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best american literature book on Amazon.

10. The Bell Jar

9. Leaves Of Grass

8. The Sound And The Fury

7. Moby Dick

6. For Whom The Bell Tolls

5. Norton Anthology Shorter Ninth Edition

4. Nine Stories

3. Invisible Man

2. On The Road: The Original Scroll

1. Blood Meridian: Or The Evening Redness In The West

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 19, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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