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Thomas Pynchon

# Title Year Score
1Mark as read.Gravity's Rainbow197319.38
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 990 (8.10 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 521 (4.68 points) | American Literature: 27 (2.87 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
2Mark as read.The Crying of Lot 49196616.60
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 773 (7.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 374 (4.23 points) | American Literature: 11 (1.98 points) | American Literary History: 10 (2.85 points)
3Mark as read.V196312.03*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 53 (3.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 998 (4.29 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 42 (2.36 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 9 (1.71 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -60.69%
4Mark as read.Vineland199010.79
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 170 (4.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 131 (3.03 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
5Mark as read.Slow Learner19848.97
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 147 (4.49 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 72 (2.47 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
6Mark as read.Mason and Dixon19988.57
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 185 (4.84 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 38 (1.96 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
7Mark as read.Against the Day20067.20
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 110 (4.08 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 61 (2.33 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
8Mark as read.Inherent Vice20095.18
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 40 (2.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 20 (1.53 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.Bleeding Edge20134.80
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 41 (2.88 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
Thomas Pynchon
19.38
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 990 (8.10 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 521 (4.68 points) | American Literature: 27 (2.87 points) | American Literary History: 9 (2.72 points)
2Mark as read.The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)
Thomas Pynchon
16.60
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 773 (7.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 374 (4.23 points) | American Literature: 11 (1.98 points) | American Literary History: 10 (2.85 points)
3Mark as read.V (1963)
Thomas Pynchon
12.03*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 53 (3.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 998 (4.29 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 42 (2.36 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 9 (1.71 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -60.69%
4Mark as read.Vineland (1990)
Thomas Pynchon
10.79
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 170 (4.71 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 131 (3.03 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 4 (1.83 points)
5Mark as read.Slow Learner (1984)
Thomas Pynchon
8.97
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 147 (4.49 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 72 (2.47 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
6Mark as read.Mason and Dixon (1998)
Thomas Pynchon
8.57
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 185 (4.84 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 38 (1.96 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
7Mark as read.Against the Day (2006)
Thomas Pynchon
7.20
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 110 (4.08 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 61 (2.33 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
8Mark as read.Inherent Vice (2009)
Thomas Pynchon
5.18
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 40 (2.86 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 20 (1.53 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.Bleeding Edge (2013)
Thomas Pynchon
4.80
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 41 (2.88 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 3 (0.63 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)

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