PBS GREAT AMERICAN READ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.  

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

 

for more information, check out the website here!

 

 

1984 (Signet Classics) Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
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A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Cover Image
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By Mark Twain, R. Kent Rasmussen (Introduction by), R. Kent Rasmussen (Notes by)
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And Then There Were None Cover Image
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Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables Novel) Cover Image
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Another Country (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
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By Jack London, Melvin Burgess (Introduction by)
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

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By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
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$15.00
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

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By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008

The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One Cover Image
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Heart of Darkness: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
By Joseph Conrad, Adam Hochschild (Introduction by), Maya Jasanoff (Afterword by)
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Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by)
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By Amy Tan
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Little Women (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Elaine Showalter (Editor), Elaine Showalter (Introduction by)
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The Martian Cover Image
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Moby Dick Cover Image
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The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings #1) Cover Image
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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The Notebook Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 1st, 2006

Outlander Cover Image
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Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

The Outsiders (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By S. E. Hinton, Jodi Picoult (Introduction by)
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The Color Purple Cover Image
$14.95
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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, David McDuff (Translator), David McDuff (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Alexandre Dumas Pere, Robin Buss (Translator), Robin Buss (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2003

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

The Da Vinci Code Cover Image
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Don Quixote Cover Image
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Dona Barbara Cover Image
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Dune (Remembering Tomorrow) Cover Image
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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (50 Shades Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger Saga) Cover Image
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Foundation (Foundation Novels) Cover Image
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Frankenstein (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
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Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
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Gilead Cover Image
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The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 1st, 2014

The Godfather Cover Image
By Mario Puzo, Robert Smith Thompson (Introduction by), Anthony Puzo (Introduction by)
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Published: Broadway Books - April 22nd, 2014

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$19.99
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 3rd, 2011

The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert Demott (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2006

Great Expectations (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Charlotte Mitchell (Editor), David Trotter (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141439563
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 1st, 2004

Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Jonathan Swift, Robert DeMaria (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141439495
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2003

The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451222138
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Published: Penguin Books - July 1st, 2010

The Pilgrim's Progress (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By John Bunyan, Roger Pooley (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780141439716
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Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2009

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
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Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2003

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) Cover Image
$12.99
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

Ready Player One Cover Image
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Published: Dial Press - September 4th, 1998

The Stand Cover Image
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Rebecca Cover Image
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Published: Windblown Media - July 1st, 2008

Siddhartha: An Indian Tale (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Cover Image
By Hermann Hesse, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator), Ralph Freedman (Introduction by)
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Published: Penguin Books - January 1st, 1999

The Sun Also Rises Cover Image
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Where the Red Fern Grows Cover Image
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Published: Yearling Books - September 17th, 1996

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor (Introduction by), Lucasta Miller (Preface by)
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

White Teeth (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2001

The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) Cover Image
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Watchers Cover Image
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Tales of the City: A Novel Cover Image
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
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Things Fall Apart Cover Image
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This Present Darkness Cover Image
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To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
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Twilight (Twilight Saga #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316015844
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War and Peace: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs (Translator), Orlando Figes (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780143039990
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Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2006