She is best known for her novel Good Earth which is the first volume of the trilogy The House of Earth. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He has written 27 books and is famous for his Pultizer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden. Also recommended: Falconer, John Cheever; A Book of Common Prayer, Joan Didion; A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Jones This startling, complex novel tackles an oft-ignored topic: the world of black slave owners in antebellum Virginia. Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left in his solitude.
Buck House in October, 1998, the U. He has received more than 100 awards and honors. Also recommended: Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? She was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize. He was elected halfway through the Second World War, and was the biggest strength for Britishers and Allies all around the world. The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood.
Electronic advancements, particularly the use of the Internet, caused an information burst and changed the whole scenario. He was one of the most well-known writers of the 20th century admired for has famous works: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion. Buck Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, better known as Pearl S. He died in Calcutta on August 7, 1941 at the age of 80 years. A stunning novel by one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
Nelson Mandela A former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician Nelson Mandela. She has received many award for this book and it has been extremely influential in the literary world because of the topic that it deals with and the skill with which it was written. For Brother Juniper, a humble monk who witnesses the catastrophe, the question in inescapable. Her books received vast amounts of praise and criticism, but were commercially successful, nonetheless. James Joyce — 194 4. Helen Keller, born in 1880, lost her sight and hearing in 1882.
Rebecca has been dead for several months, but her sinister influence is still very much alive at Manderley, as Maxim de Winter's second wife soon comes to realize. The classic does a great job of depicting adolescence and loss of innocence despite its somewhat controversial content. Browse further to get a list of famous writers of the 20th century. Shelley pushed the boundaries of traditional Romanticism and Gothic fiction when she developed her own brand of the artistic movement that criticized individualism and challenged the traditional 18th century school of thought. This landmark work is Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that also won the American Book Award and established her as a major voice in modern fiction.
Suddenly, Brother Juniper is committed to discover what manner of lives they led-- and whether it was divine intervention or a capricious fate that took their lives. . It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. Annie Proulx is an understated master, and her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel, a darkly funny treatise on the American family, bubbling with unforgettable characters, is good evidence. A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet. Mary Shelley A British writer best known for the widely-read Gothic novel Frankenstein.
Her death from a drug overdose in 1962 at age 36 is still the stuff of legend. Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone in 1932. Margaret Mitchell Best known for writing the American classic Gone With the Wind. For so many young people, this book was a revelation, and it will probably remain a cultural touchstone for all time. Accustomed to living in a sod house and toiling alongside the men in the fields, she is unprepared for the lecherous reaction her lush sensuality provokes when she moves to the city.
It is the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged. Harper Lee Harper Lee is famous for the only book she ever wrote, To Kill a Mockingbird. Pa Ingalls decides to sell the little loghouse, and the family sets out for Indian country! This was the best novel of the decade. Books have the ability to be very influential as they can greatly influence how people act and think. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the estate, the locals are convinced the ghost dog is responsible, and Holmes is called in.
For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. Flagging a list will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. Marilyn Monroe needs no introduction. Smart and mean, this is the book that makes Martin Amis, Martin Amis. Also recommended: Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami; The Little Friend, Donna Tartt; Train Dreams, Denis Johnson 2003 — , Edward P.
Not only is Infinite Jest challenging, hilarious, frustrating, and heartbreaking, but as the years go on, it only seems more prescient, more appropriate, more dangerous. Edith Wharton Edith Wharton was an American novelist and short story writer, who is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Age of Innocence. To Winston Smith, a young man who works in the Ministry of Truth Minitru for short , come two people who transform his life completely. A powerful, moving American mainstay. The adventures of an unusual dog, part St.