The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

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Next on your reading list: something from this list of the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. These are essentially the greatest books of fiction in the history of literature. Are you looking to buy a collection of the best novels of all time? According to the most prestigious prize out there, this list contains every single book deserving of such a title. Men and women can read these Pulitzer Prize winners to bed every night. Some of them are even appropriate for young adults or even younger, such as Harper Lee's famed To Kill A Mockingbird.

Speaking of Mockingbird, you will notice something interesting as you peruse this list of the best Pulitzer Prize-winning novels of all time. So many of these winners for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction have been turned, or are currently being turned into, major motion pictures. It is clear that movie producers in Hollywood know when there is a good story that could garner critical claim with an adapted screenplay.

This list of all novels that won the Pulitzer Prize includes beloved classes like The Color Purple, The Old Man and the Sea, and Lonesome Dove. Other newer titles on the list, like Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Jerry Eugenides's Middlesex are prime examples of modern literature that you should add to your book collection - if you haven't already. This Pulitzer Prize fiction list is guaranteed to keep your turning pages all day long.
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    Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

    Larry McMurtry

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    John Steinbeck

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Cormac McCarthy

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    John Kennedy Toole

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    Richard Russo

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    Jeffrey Eugenides

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    The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

    Alice Walker

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    Herman Wouk

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    Toni Morrison

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    Wallace Stegner

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    Jane Smiley

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    Olive Kitteridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

    Elizabeth Strout

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    The Executioner's Song is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
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    William Faulkner

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    Michael Cunningham

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    William Kennedy

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    The Confessions of Nat Turner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
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    Geraldine Brooks

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    Marilynne Robinson

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    Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr.

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    The Sympathizer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

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    The Orphan Master's Son is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
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    Edward P. Jones

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    Saul Bellow

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    Bernard Malamud

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    William Faulkner

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    John Updike

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    Breathing Lessons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
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    Richard Ford

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    Guard of Honor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

    James Gould Cozzens

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