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The Best Tom Wolfe Books

Updated June 14, 2019 641 votes 212 voters 9.6k views16 items

List RulesBoth his novels and his nonfiction works, as well as collections of smaller works, are eligible

List of the best Tom Wolfe books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. Tom Wolfe is the rare writer who is equally adept with fiction and nonfiction, and has had bestsellers in both. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Tom Wolfe is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Some of his novels have even been made into hit films as well. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Tom Wolfe who want to know which novels they should start reading first, as well as fans of Wolfe's writing who want to weigh in on their favorites. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List of books include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and many more. What are Tom Wolfe's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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  • 1

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 2

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsSocial science, Hippie, Beat Generation, Popular culture, Literature

    Genres (Book)Creative nonfiction, Sociology

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 3

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsTechnology, Aeronautics, Astronautics, Military, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Mathematics, Children's literature, Biography, Autobiography, Science

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 4

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsLiterary, New York City, Social class

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel, Political fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #57 of 169 Books You'll Never Finish Reading#435 of 704 Books That Changed Your Life#8 of 20 20 Books That Deserve Much Better Adaptations Than They Got

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    1998-11-12
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    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsSocial dynamics, Legal, Atlanta

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 6

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsPopular culture, Social status, United States of America, History of the United States

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Essay

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsAdolescence, Dating

    Genres (Book)Anthology

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  • 8

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 9

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsVisual arts, Bauhaus, United States of America, Architecture, 20th century

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 10

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsPopular culture, Literature, Classics, United States of America, History of the United States

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 11

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsArt, Visual arts, Painting, 20th century, History

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 12

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 13

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsUnited States of America, New Journalism, Journalism

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 14

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    SubjectsPopular culture, Literature, Classics, United States of America, History of the United States

    Genres (Book)Sociology

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 15

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 16

    AuthorTom Wolfe

    Genres (Book)Anthology, Biography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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List Rules: Both his novels and his nonfiction works, as well as collections of smaller works, are eligible