Fiction 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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1
589 96
To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

2
252 114
The Old Man and the Sea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

3
236 82
Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Larry McMurtry

4
271 108
The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

5
221 112
The Road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Cormac McCarthy

6
87 21
The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added John Steinbeck

7
109 50
The Caine Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

8
145 80
The Shipping News is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
E. Annie Proulx

9
176 108
A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
John Kennedy Toole

10
110 57
The Killer Angels: A Novel of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

11
101 68
The Hours is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Michael Cunningham

12
62 18
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Margaret Mitchell

13
74 29
All the Light We Cannot See is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Anthony Doerr

14
137 87
The Amazing Adventures of Kava... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

15
155 85
Beloved is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Toni Morrison

16
78 44
The Executioner's Song is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

17
151 84
Middlesex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Jeffrey Eugenides

18
47 22
The Goldfinch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Donna Tartt

19
33 9
The Age of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Edith Wharton

20
78 59
American Pastoral is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

21
93 76
Olive Kitteridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Elizabeth Strout

22
109 68
Empire Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Richard Russo

23
76 50
Tales of the South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

24
50 53
Ironweed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
William Kennedy

25
73 61
Interpreter of Maladies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels