Literature 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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611 103
To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
2
266 119
The Old Man and the Sea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
3
249 90
Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Larry McMurtry
4
103 23
The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added John Steinbeck
5
281 115
The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
6
230 116
The Road is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Cormac McCarthy
7
116 54
The Caine Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
8
150 86
The Shipping News is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
E. Annie Proulx
9
180 117
A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
John Kennedy Toole
10
108 70
The Hours is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Michael Cunningham
11
85 34
All the Light We Cannot See is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Anthony Doerr
12
71 23
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Margaret Mitchell
13
112 61
The Killer Angels: A Novel of ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
14
142 93
The Amazing Adventures of Kava... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
15
158 89
Middlesex is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Jeffrey Eugenides
16
160 93
Beloved is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Toni Morrison
17
81 50
The Executioner's Song is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
18
54 27
The Goldfinch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Donna Tartt
19
38 12
The Age of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Edith Wharton
20
82 64
American Pastoral is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
21
97 80
Olive Kitteridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Elizabeth Strout
22
112 74
Empire Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Richard Russo
23
79 53
Tales of the South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
24
52 57
Ironweed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
William Kennedy
25
30 13
All the King's Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Robert Penn Warren