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
602 99
To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

2
260 115
The Old Man and the Sea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

3
242 86
Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Larry McMurtry

4
274 114
The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

5
95 23
The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added John Steinbeck

6
224 114
The Road is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Cormac McCarthy

7
113 52
The Caine Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

8
148 83
The Shipping News is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
E. Annie Proulx

9
176 114
A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
John Kennedy Toole

10
111 59
The Killer Angels: A Novel of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

11
104 70
The Hours is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Michael Cunningham

12
67 20
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Margaret Mitchell

13
77 31
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
139 89
The Amazing Adventures of Kava... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

15
157 90
Beloved is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Toni Morrison

16
80 47
The Executioner's Song is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

17
152 86
Middlesex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Jeffrey Eugenides

18
49 24
The Goldfinch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Donna Tartt

19
35 10
The Age of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
carlybobarly added Edith Wharton

20
80 61
American Pastoral is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

21
94 78
Olive Kitteridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Elizabeth Strout

22
110 71
Empire Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Richard Russo

23
79 51
Tales of the South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels

24
52 54
Ironweed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
William Kennedy

25
28 11
All the King's Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pulitzer Prize Winning Novels
Robert Penn Warren