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# Title Year Score
1Mark as read.The Haunting of Hill House19596.03
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 93 (3.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
2Mark as read.The Lottery and Other Stories19494.20
Genre: collection

Google Scholar: 83 (3.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
3Mark as read.Hangsaman19512.78
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 19 (1.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
4Mark as read.The Road Through the Wall19482.08
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 4 (1.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
Shirley Jackson
6.03
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 93 (3.85 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
2Mark as read.The Lottery and Other Stories (1949)
Shirley Jackson
4.20
Genre: collection

Google Scholar: 83 (3.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2 (0.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
3Mark as read.Hangsaman (1951)
Shirley Jackson
2.78
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 19 (1.50 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
4Mark as read.The Road Through the Wall (1948)
Shirley Jackson
2.08
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 4 (1.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 8 (1.03 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)

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N-gram Frequency Correction.

Titles consisting of words or phrases that are exceedingly common in the English language corpus (such as Stephen King's It or Joyce Carol Oates's them) tend to be overrepresented in search results, thus resulting in an articially inflated citation count. To counteract this tendency, Metacanon adjusts the scores for these works accordingly. Scores subjected to n-gram frequency correction are estimates only and are marked with an asterisk. N-gram freqencies are drawn from the Corpus of Contemporary American English, a project created by Mark Davies.


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Non-unique author Correction.

Books by authors with a non-unique name (for example "Winston Churchill," the American novelist) tend to be overrepresented in search results, thus resulting in an articially inflated citation count. To counteract this tendency, Metacanon adjusts the scores for these works accordingly. Scores subjected to non-unique author correction are estimates only and are marked with a dagger.


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