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# Title Year Score
1Mark as read.Wonderland19717.66
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 135 (3.06 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
2Mark as read.Blonde20007.07
Genre: novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 49 (3.08 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 126 (2.99 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
3Mark as read.Expensive People19686.23
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 52 (2.20 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
4Mark as read.A Garden of Earthly Delights19675.05
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 8 (1.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 42 (2.04 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.What I Lived For19944.97
Genre: novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
6Mark as read.You Must Remember This19874.78
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 26 (1.70 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
7Mark as read.Zombie19954.69
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 47 (2.12 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.We Were the Mulvaneys19964.59
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 32 (2.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 17 (1.43 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
9Mark as read.Black Water19924.58
Genre: novella

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 19 (2.14 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 37 (1.94 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.With Shuddering Fall19644.41
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 39 (1.98 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
11Mark as read.Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart19894.40
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
12Mark as read.them19694.35
Genre: novel

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 14 (0.18 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2488 (2.23 points) | American Literature: 47 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 19 (0.40 points)
13Mark as read.American Appetites19893.65
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 18 (1.47 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
14Mark as read.The Falls20043.40
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 10 (1.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.The Gravedigger's Daughter20072.47
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
16Mark as read.Faithless20091.88
Genre: collection

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 34 (1.88 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
17Mark as read.Lovely, Dark, Deep20141.21
Genre: collection

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.Wonderland (1971)
Joyce Carol Oates
7.66
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 15 (1.94 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 135 (3.06 points) | American Literature: 5 (1.37 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
2Mark as read.Blonde (2000)
Joyce Carol Oates
7.07
Genre: novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 49 (3.08 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 126 (2.99 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
3Mark as read.Expensive People (1968)
Joyce Carol Oates
6.23
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 23 (2.31 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 52 (2.20 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
4Mark as read.A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967)
Joyce Carol Oates
5.05
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 8 (1.47 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 42 (2.04 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.What I Lived For (1994)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.97
Genre: novel

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
6Mark as read.You Must Remember This (1987)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.78
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 12 (1.77 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 26 (1.70 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
7Mark as read.Zombie (1995)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.69
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 17 (2.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 47 (2.12 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.We Were the Mulvaneys (1996)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.59
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 32 (2.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 17 (1.43 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
9Mark as read.Black Water (1992)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.58
Genre: novella

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 19 (2.14 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 37 (1.94 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.With Shuddering Fall (1964)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.41
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 39 (1.98 points) | American Literature: 3 (1.04 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
11Mark as read.Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (1989)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.40
Genre: novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 21 (2.23 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 25 (1.67 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
12Mark as read.them (1969)
Joyce Carol Oates
4.35
Genre: novel

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 14 (0.18 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 2488 (2.23 points) | American Literature: 47 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 19 (0.40 points)
13Mark as read.American Appetites (1989)
Joyce Carol Oates
3.65
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 20 (2.19 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 18 (1.47 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
14Mark as read.The Falls (2004)
Joyce Carol Oates
3.40
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 10 (1.63 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 29 (1.77 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
15Mark as read.The Gravedigger's Daughter (2007)
Joyce Carol Oates
2.47
Genre: novel

Google Scholar: 7 (1.38 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 9 (1.09 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
16Mark as read.Faithless (2009)
Joyce Carol Oates
1.88
Genre: collection

Google Scholar: 0 (0.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 34 (1.88 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
17Mark as read.Lovely, Dark, Deep (2014)
Joyce Carol Oates
1.21
Genre: collection

Pulitzer Prize Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 2 (0.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 0 (0.00 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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