5 novels to read and reread.
These 5 novels by American authors are masterpieces, with the particular style of their author, the authenticity of the stories and the full of adventure.
American literature is a picturesque collection of adventure novels, detective stories, autobiography, stories... it includes authors who produced most of their works in America.
Indeed, the first American novels were published at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. These first novels were mostly female productions for a female audience. One of the earliest novels was Susanna Rowson's Charlotte Temple.
An impressive ranking
1- To Kill a Mockingbird
At the top of this ranking is naturally the novel by Harper Lee has delighted many people. The subject of around 900 reviews, this book has been a great success since its release and continues to interest many readers.
2- The Great Gatsby
You will have recognized it by the title. This novel has broken records for popularity. With an adaptation of its character in the cinema and even in the theater. This novel is one of the best successes of its author Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
3- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
This novel published in 1900 in the United States by Lyman Frank Baum is known by almost everyone. Originally written for young people, many adults have read it and enjoyed it very much.
4- For Whom the Bell Tolls
Great success of this dear Ernest Hemingway, this novel was adapted to the cinema and the theater. The novel recounts the adventures of an American professor Robert Jordan who was sent on a mission to Castile. His mission was to destroy a bridge to prevent enemy forces from entering their territory. Will he succeed in this mission? You'll have to read it to find out.
5- The Grapes of Wrath
Published in 2021 by John Steinbeck, this novel follows the adventures of the Joads who are forced to leave Oklahoma because of the degrading living conditions.