Now on display in the library lobby: American classics.
Summertime is the right time to dive in to a classic of American literature. Here is but a sample of the great works by American authors you’ll find @ your campus library. From poetry to prose, Melville to Morrison, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out of these American classics today!
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine, 1996. PS3503.R167 F3 1996There are so many great works out there, so we'll put the question to you: What books what you place on a list of American classics? Enter your picks in the comments section below!
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth. New York: John Day, 1931. PS3503.U198 G6
Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences. New York: Random House, 2002. HV6533.K3 C3 2002
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Leatherstocking Tales. New York: Viking, 1985. PS1402 1985
Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War. New York: Norton, 1982. PS1449.C85 R4 1982
DeLillo, Don. White Noise. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. PS3554.E4425 W48 1986
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. New York: Chelsea House, 1996. PS3555.L625 I5 1996
Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury. New York: Modern Library, 1992. PS3511.A86 S7 1992
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner’s, 1953. PS3511.I9 G7 1953
Franklin, R. W., ed. The Poems of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 1998. PS1541 .A1 1998
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1962. PS1868.A1 1962
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Scribner, 1997. PS3515.E37 F3 1997
Hughes, Ted, ed. The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. PS3566.L27 A17 1981
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper, 2006. PS3515.U789 T5 2006
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. New York: Penguin, 1976. PS3521.E735
Lathem, Edward Connery, ed. The Poetry of Robert Frost. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. PS3511 .R94 1969
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. PS3562.E353 T6 1999
Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. New York: Norton, 2002. PS2384.M6 2002
Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 1987. PS3563.O8749 B4 1987
Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. New York: Penguin, 1993. PS3535.A547
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. New York: Modern Library, 2002. PS3537.I85 J85 2002
Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin, 2002. PS3537.T3234 O2 2002
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. New York: Knopf, 1995. PS2954.U5 1995
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; and, Civil Disobedience. New York: Penguin, 1983. PS3048.A1 1983
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Berkeley: U of California P, 2003. PS1305.A2 F46 2002
Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat's Cradle. New York: Delta, 1998. PS3572.O5 C3 1998
Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence. New York: Collier, 1993. PS3545.H16 A35 1993
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. New York: Paddington, 1976 PS3201 1976
Williams, Tennessee. Collected Stories. New York: New Directions, 1985. PS3545.I5365 A6 1985
Acknowledgments: Thanks to Ruth Bishop and the Office of Student Life for printing assistance, Joie Molden and Eric Cottingham for their compilation of the bibliography, and Joel Bullock for graphic design and display set up.