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Famous Anthology Books and Novels

Updated June 8, 2017 13 votes 6 voters 17.2k views827 items

List of famous anthology books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular anthology books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best anthology novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This list below has a variety of books, like The Canterbury Tales and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, in it.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best anthology books?" and "What are the most famous anthology books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable anthology titles on Amazon with just one click.
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  • 1

    First Published2007-12

    SubjectsFairy tale

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Anthology, Children's literature

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of children's stories by British author J. K. Rowling. It purports to be the storybook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the...  more
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  • 2

    First Published1997-10-28

    SubjectsMarianne Moore, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Anthology

    The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore is a book by Marianne Moore....
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  • 3

    First Published2003

    SubjectsArt

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Anthology

    The Burlington Magazine: A Centenary Anthology is a book by Michael Levey....  more
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  • 4

    First Published1994

    Genres (Book)Anthology

    We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories is a book by Achy Obejas....
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  • 5

    First Published1959

    SubjectsTechnology, Europe, France, Home economics, Regional

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Anthology

    Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris is a book by A. J. Liebling....  more
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    First Published2008-03

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Fiction

    Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories is a book by Tobias Wolff....
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  • 7

    First Published1993

    SubjectsUnited States of America, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Anthology

    Forty-Three Septembers: Essays is a book written by Jewelle Gomez....
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  • 8

    First Published1992

    SubjectsSocial science, Homosexuality, Human sexuality, Family, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Anthology

    Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University is a book written by John D'Emilio....  more
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  • 9

    First Published1992

    Genres (Book)Anthology

    A Perilous Advantage: The Best of Natalie Clifford Barney is a book edited by Anna Livia....
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  • 10

    First Published1985

    SubjectsWestern United States, Wyoming

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Anthology, Essay

    The Solace of Open Spaces is a book by Gretel Ehrlich....
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    Virginia Hamilton
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    First Published1985

    SubjectsMythology, Literature, Classics, African American studies, Slavery

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Children's literature

    The People Could Fly is a book by Virginia Hamilton....  more
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  • 12

    First Published2004

    SubjectsLiterary, 20th century, Literary criticism

    Genres (Book)Anthology

    Love, Amy: The Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt is a book by Amy Clampitt and edited by Willard Spiegelman....  more
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    Realms of the Dragons II is a book published in 2005 that was written by Erin Tettensor, Rosemary Jones et al. and edited by Philip Athans....
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    James Thurber
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    SubjectsHumour, United States of America, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Essay, Fiction, Short story

    The Thurber Carnival is a book by James Thurber....  more
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    First Published2004

    SubjectsMusic, Literature, United States of America, Jazz

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Anthology

    American Music Is is a book by Nat Hentoff....  more
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  • 16

    First Published2006

    SubjectsUnited States of America

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Fiction

    The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel is a book by Amy Hempel....  more
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    Lorrie Moore
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    First Published1998

    SubjectsBoredom, United States of America, 20th century, Angst

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Short story

    Birds of America: Stories is a book by Lorrie Moore....  more
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  • 18

    First Published1996

    SubjectsChina, Military, History

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Fiction

    Ocean of Words: Army Stories is a book written by Ha Jin....  more
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    Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters Of Eleanor Roosevelt And Lorena Hickok is a book edited by Rodger Streitmatter....
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  • 20

    First Published1998

    SubjectsSocial science, Gender studies, Human sexuality, Family, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Sociology

    Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue is a book written by Leslie Feinberg....  more
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  • 21

    First Published2001

    SubjectsLiterature of the 20th century, British literature

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Essay, Literary criticism

    The War Against Cliché is an anthology of essays, book reviews and literary criticism from the British author Martin Amis. The collection received the National Book Critics Circle award in 2001....  more
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  • 22

    First Published2002

    SubjectsPoetry, Memory

    Genres (Book)Poetry, Anthology

    Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems is a book by B. H. Fairchild....  more
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  • 23

    First Published1998

    SubjectsCultural studies, International, Money, Economics

    Genres (Book)Humour, Anthology

    Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics is a book by P. J. O'Rourke....  more
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  • 24

    First Published2003

    SubjectsEssay

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Essay

    As of This Writing: The Essential Essays, 1968-2002 is a book by Clive James....  more
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    First Published1992

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Fiction

    Lost in the City is a book written by Edward P. Jones....
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