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I need Christmas Present ideas for a great American novel

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LaurieScaryCake Fri 06-Nov-09 08:26:35

My dh's uncle has done a Phd in American literature and we would like to get a nice edition of one of the great american novels.

Any ideas?

FlyingMonkey Fri 06-Nov-09 14:58:11

Hmmm, my knowledge of American lit is not great but what about the Rabbit series by John Updike?

Or if you are looking for something less modern, a Henry James? I've only read The Turn of the Screw and The Portrait of a Lady so would be hard pressed to recommend one in particular.

squeaver Fri 06-Nov-09 15:00:53

Great Gatsby - or other FSF.

Hemingway - any of them

John Updike or Philip Roth maybe (depends on his taste)

LaurieScaryCake Fri 06-Nov-09 16:05:24

Thanks muchly - off to amazon some of those authors and then do a search for a fancy edition smile

LaurieScaryCake Fri 06-Nov-09 16:17:19

I've gone for "The Witches of Eastwick" a first edition from 1984

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