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Great American Novels

Description: From Wikipedia: The "Great American Novel" is the concept of a novel that is distinguished in both craft and theme as being the most accurate representation of the spirit of the age in the United States at the time of its writing or in the time it is set. It is presumed to be written by an American author who is knowledgeable about the state, culture, and perspective of the common American citizen. The author uses the literary work to identify and exhibit the language used by the American people of the time and to capture the unique American experience, especially as it is perceived for the time. Keywords: American literature, American fiction, American classics, American novels

Based on tag: Great American Novel

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32,115 members, 446 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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29,580 members, 540 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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Score: 44.17

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sturlington (10): East of Eden instead

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54,674 members, 917 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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Score: 47.1

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56,617 members, 909 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (3), griffinas (4), ro155 (5), Brando26 (6), ahef1963 (6), magnumpigg (6), enrique_molinero (6), FranzK72 (8), thecoroner (8), barney67 (8), skavlanj (9)6 more, kageeh (9), sturlington (15), roby72 (19), meredk (19), Bretzky1 (29), eromsted (30)

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Score: 35.82

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12,000 members, 157 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (4), griffinas (5), sjmccreary (7), birder4106 (12), kiwiflowa (14), Bretzky1 (17), LisaMaria_C (17), thecoroner (39), skavlanj (72)

Score: 19.09

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26,557 members, 368 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (4), lahochstetler (5), griffinas (6), birder4106 (6), Bretzky1 (7), sturlington (8), kara.shamy (8), aulsmith (8), sjmccreary (9), eromsted (10), skavlanj (12)3 more, FranzK72 (13), roby72 (20), thecoroner (26)

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Score: 28.69

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22,661 members, 260 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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Score: 35.84

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sturlington (0): I would place Huck Finn over this one.

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17,039 members, 309 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (6), griffinas (8), Dilara86 (9), Brando26 (10), ahef1963 (11), meredk (12), skavlanj (13), LisaMaria_C (14), kiwiflowa (15), FranzK72 (26), eromsted (26)1 more, thecoroner (36)

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Score: 23.22

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18,402 members, 379 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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Score: 18.42

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15,416 members, 286 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: magnumpigg (3), birder4106 (3), griffinas (10), meredk (15), skavlanj (31), barbharper (31)

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Score: 11.75

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14,968 members, 269 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), lahochstetler (10), griffinas (11), kara.shamy (12), ahef1963 (13), Dilara86 (13), skavlanj (21), eromsted (29), thecoroner (40)

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Score: 16.67

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13,313 members, 174 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: birder4106 (9), meredk (11), griffinas (12), amanda4242 (17), skavlanj (39), ahef1963 (40)

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Score: 7.82

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22,904 members, 314 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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Score: 22.45

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13,136 members, 232 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: enrique_molinero (3), sjmccreary (14), griffinas (14), LisaMaria_C (16), Bretzky1 (28), skavlanj (30), barbharper (32)

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Score: 6.31

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9,849 members, 155 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), barbharper (9), griffinas (15)

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Score: 2.72

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9,210 members, 88 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: griffinas (16), eromsted (18), barbharper (22), thecoroner (24), Brando26 (25), skavlanj (37), roby72 (40)

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Score: 10.6

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14,302 members, 309 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: griffinas (17), roby72 (21), FranzK72 (23), thecoroner (28), Brando26 (37), skavlanj (51)

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Score: 4.52

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5,182 members, 111 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: griffinas (18), kara.shamy (20), ahef1963 (32), skavlanj (75)

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Score: 0.87

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