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In the nearly years since the essay was written, the argument over the Great American Novel—what it is, what it should be, do we have one, do we need one, why so many white men—has gone on and on. It is, in other words, a creature that quite a few people—not all of them certifiably crazy, some of them bearing impressive documentation—claim to have seen. Which ones? Who said it? Does it matter? Is this map accurate?
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And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," these 25 titles are worth your time listed here in alphabetical order. An avid reader and lover of penny candy, Francie is a sweet and lovable narrator who must also face the horrors of life — battling sexual assault, extreme loneliness, and lost love — in an effort to survive and prosper despite her environment. Considered to be one of the great American novels, " The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn " follows Huck Finn and his friend Tom Sawyer as they travel along the Mississippi River and through the 19th century antebellum South with a freed slave named Jim. It was the first book written in vernacular English, and though it's frequently challenged for use in the U. One of the most boundary-pushing and feminist novels of its era, Kate Chopin tells the story of a Louisiana housewife who loses herself in an extramarital affair and yearns for independence from her husband and children. Originally thought too provocative by the 19th century critics who panned the book, Chopin's realism, depiction of female sexuality and questioning of societal expectations in " The Awakening " is why it remains a moving novel to this day.
The 10 best food and drink books of all time. The 15 best comedy books of all time. Fathoms deep in allusion and nautical nomenclature. Buy Moby-Dick from the Telegraph Bookshop. Caught between her entitled taste for luxury and her yearning for true love, Lily Bart, the beautiful and intelligent heroine of this acutely observed novel slowly slithers down the rungs of superficial New York society to a tragic end. It was the main reason he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Buy Independence Day from the Telegraph Bookshop.