7 Best American Literature Books Of All Time

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," is an unforgettable story set in a sleepy Southern town, exploring the crisis of conscience that rocked it. Since its publication in 1960, it has become a classic, both as a bestseller and an Academy Award-winning film.

To Kill a Mockingbird

F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is a classic tale of a young man, newly rich, trying to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite her marriage. This novel, set in the Jazz Age, is a critical exploration of the American Dream and its inherent flaws.

The Great Gatsby

J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" is a seminal work that captures the angst and alienation of teenage rebellion. The hero-narrator, Holden Caulfield, leaves his prep school and spends three days in New York City, providing a raw and honest depiction of his struggles.

The Catcher in the Rye

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning epic that chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s. It tells the story of the Joad family, who are driven from their Oklahoma farm and forced to travel to California in search of a better life.

The Grapes of Wrath

Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" is a seemingly simple fable that represents the mature Hemingway at his best. This Nobel Prize-winning story of an old man's struggle against the sea is a profound narrative about endurance and resilience.

The Old Man and the Sea

John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" is a compelling story of two drifters, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie, who dream of owning a piece of land. Their hopes are dashed as they face extreme cruelty and misunderstanding.

Of Mice and Men

Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a cornerstone of American literature, known for its rich vernacular and sharp societal observations.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn