1750 to 1899

  • Thomas Paine (1737–1809). Common Sense. Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776. American Imprint Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (001.00.00)
  • The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution. Vols. 1 and 2. New York: J. and A. McLean, 1788. American Imprint Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (006.01.00)
  • James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851). The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757. Illustrated by Edward Wilson. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (003.00.00)
  • Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805–1844), trans. The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Palmyra, NY: E. B. Grandin, 1830. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (004.00.00)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882). Nature. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1936. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (005.00.00)
  • Herman Melville (1819–1891). Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (006.00.00)
  • Herman Melville (1819–1891). Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Vol. 1. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. General Collections, Library of Congress (006.01.00)
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896). Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. 2 vols. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (007.00.00, 007.01.00)
  • Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862). Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (008.00.00)
  • Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York: [Walt Whitman] and Rome Brothers, 1855. Houghton Whitman Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (009.00.00)
  • Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (010.00.00)
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens, 1835–1910). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1884. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (011.00.00)
  • Kate Chopin (1850–1904). The Awakening. Chicago and New York: H. S. Stone & Company, 1899. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (012.00.00)
  • Kate Chopin (1850–1904). The Awakening. With an Introduction by Deborah L. Williams. New York: Washington Square Press/Pocket Books, 1998. Copyright Paperback Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (012.01.00)

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1900 to 1949

  • L. Frank Baum (1856–1919). The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Chicago and New York: Geo. M. Hill, 1900. Juvenile Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (013.00.00)
  • Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). The Jungle. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1945. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (014.00.00)
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Color lithograph. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1906. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (014.01.00)
  • Willa Cather (1873–1947). My Ántonia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937. Pforzheimer Rogers Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (015.00.00)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940). The Great Gatsby. Armed Services Edition. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (016.00.00)
  • The Great Gatsby. Illustrated by Fred Meyer. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1980. Limited Club Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (016.01.00)
  • Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961). The Sun Also Rises. Collector’s Edition. Illustrated by Richard Powers. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1990. General Collections, Library of Congress (017.00.00)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957). Little House in the Big Woods. Illustrated by Helen Sewell. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (018.00.00)
  • Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949). Gone With the Wind. New York: Macmillan, 1936. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (019.00.00)
  • Gone with the Wind. Color poster for motion picture, ca. 1939. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (066.00.00)
  • Dale Carnegie (1888–1955). How to Win Friends and Influence People. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., and Pocket Books, Inc., 1940. Private Collection (025.00.00)
  • John Steinbeck (1902–1968). Of Mice and Men. With illustrations by Fletcher Martin and an introduction by John T. Winterich. New York: The Limited Edition Club, 1970. Limited Club Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (020.00.00)
  • Napoleon Hill (1883–1970). Think and Grow Rich. Facsimile edition. Hollywood, CA.: Wilshire Book Company, 1997. General Collections Division, Library of Congress (021.00.00)
  • Ayn Rand (1905–1982). Anthem. London: Cassell, 1938. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (022.00.00)
  • John Steinbeck (1902–1968). The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking Press, 1939. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (023.00.00)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism. Third edition. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1976. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (024.00.00)
  • Ayn Rand (1905–1982). The Fountainhead. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1943. Rouben Mamoulian Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (026.01.00)
  • Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989). All the King’s Men. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00)
  • Benjamin Spock (1903–1998). Baby and Child Care. New Revised, Updated and Enlarged Edition. Illustrations by Dorothea Fox. New York: Wallaby Books, 1977. On loan from Stanley Bandong (028.01.00)
  • Arthur Miller (1915–2005). Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and Requiem. New York: The Viking Press, 1949. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (029.00.00)

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1950 to 2009

  • J. D. Salinger (1919–2010). The Catcher in the Rye. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1951. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (030.00.00)
  • Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961). The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (031.00.00)
  • John Steinbeck (1902–1968). East of Eden. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (032.00.00)
  • Arthur Miller (1915–2005). The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Viking Press, 1953. Herman Finkelstein Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (033.00.00)
  • Ray Bradbury (1920–2012). Fahrenheit 451. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (034.00.00)
  • John F. Kennedy (1917–1963). Profiles in Courage. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Rouben Mamoulian Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (038.00.00)
  • Ayn Rand (1905–1982). Atlas Shrugged. New York: Signet Books, 1990. Copyright Paperback Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (035.00.00)
  • Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel, 1904–1991). The Cat in the Hat. New York: Random House, 1957. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (036.00.00)
  • Jack Kerouac (1922–1969). On the Road. New York: Viking Press, 1957. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (037.00.00)
  • Jack Kerouac (1922–1969). On the Road. New York: Signet Books, 1958. Private Collection (037.01.00)
  • Harper Lee (1926–2016). To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (039.00.00)
  • Simone Beck (1904–1991), Louisette Bertholle (1905−1999), and Julia Child (1912−2004). Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Illustrations by Sidonie Coryn. New York: Knopf, 1961. General Collections, Library of Congress (040.00.00)
  • Wilson Rawls (1913–1984). Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy. New York: Bantam Books, 1974. Private Collection (041.00.00)
  • Joseph Heller (1923–1999). Catch-22. London: Jonathan Cape, 1962; New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1968; and New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1973. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (043.00.00, 043.01.00, 043.02.00)
  • Milton Friedman (1912–2006). Capitalism and Freedom. With the assistance of Rose D. Friedman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. Private Collection (042.00.00)
  • Ken Kesey (1935–2001). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. New York: Penguin Books, 1977. General Collections, Library of Congress (044.00.00)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Color poster for Broadway production. New York City: Artcraft Litho. & Ptg. Co. Inc., 1963. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (067.00.00)
  • Rachel Carson (1907–1964). Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (045.00.00)
  • Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007). A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. Juvenile Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (048.00.00)
  • Betty Friedan (1921–2006). The Feminine Mystique. New York: Laurel, 1984. General Collections, Library of Congress (046.00.00)
  • Sylvia Plath (1932–1963). The Bell Jar. New York: Bantam Books, 1975. Private Collection (047.00.00)
  • Shel Silverstein (1930−1999). The Giving Tree. Special Holiday edition. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, [2005?]. General Collections, Library of Congress (049.00.00)
  • Frank Herbert (1920–1986). Dune. New York: Berkley Books, 1984. Private Collection (050.00.00)
  • Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988). The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Berkley Medallion Books, 1968. Private Collection (051.00.00)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007). Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death. United States: A Seymour Lawrence Book/Delacorte Press, 1969. General Collections, Library of Congress (052.00.00)
  • Judy Blume (b. 1938). Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. New York: A Dell Yearling Book/Random House, Inc., 1986. General Collections, Library of Congress (053.00.00)
  • Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005). Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Popular Library edition. New York: Random House, 1976. Private Collection (054.00.00)
  • Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937). Gravity’s Rainbow. New York: Viking Press, 1973. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (055.00.00)
  • Carl Bernstein (b. 1944) and Bob Woodward (b. 1943). All The President’s Men. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1974. Private Collection (056.00.00)
  • Robert Pirsig (b. 1928). Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. 25th Anniversary edition. New York: Quill, 1999. General Collection, Library of Congress (057.00.00)
  • Alex Haley (1921–1992). Roots. New York: DoubleDay & Company, Inc., 1976. Private Collection (058.00.00)
  • Stephen King (b. 1947). The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Version. Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. New York: Doubleday, 1990. Private Collection (059.01.00)
  • John Kennedy Toole (1937–1969). A Confederacy of Dunces. New York: Wings Books, 1994. Private Collection (060.00.00)
  • Howard Zinn (1922–2010). A People’s History of the United States: 1492−2001. New edition. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. Private Collection (061.00.00)
  • Milton (1912–2006) and Rose (1910–2009) Friedman. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement. 1st Harvest/HBJ edition. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. General Collections, Library of Congress (062.00.00)
  • Alice Walker (b. 1944). The Color Purple. 10th Anniversary edition. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (063.00.00)
  • Larry McMurtry (b. 1936). Lonesome Dove. 25th Anniversary edition. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 1985. General Collections, Library of Congress (064.00.00)
  • Tim O’Brien (b. 1946). The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1990. General Collections, Library of Congress (065.00.00)

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