The Greatest American Novel


The Millions “asked nine English scholars to choose one novel as the greatest our country has ever produced.”

The results span a wide range subjects, authors, and time periods.

Most you’ve heard of, a few you haven’t, but all of them dig into the American experience in rich and troubling ways.

Which book would you nominate as the definitive Great American Novel?

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →