13 Best Classic American Literature

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Classic American Literature in 2020


Studies in Classic American Literature (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

Studies in Classic American Literature (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Classics of American Literature

Classics of American Literature
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

American Literature: Classics for Christians Abeka Fourth Edition 4th

American Literature: Classics for Christians Abeka Fourth Edition 4th
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Four Great American Classics

Four Great American Classics
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Classics of American Literature (The Great Courses)

Classics of American Literature (The Great Courses)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

American Classics: More Than 300 Exhaustively Tested Recipes For America's Favorite Dishes

American Classics: More Than 300 Exhaustively Tested Recipes For America's Favorite Dishes
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Studies in Classic American Literature (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)

Studies in Classic American Literature (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

American Literature: Essays and Opinions

American Literature: Essays and Opinions
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories

The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Short Stories
  • Book
  • American literature
  • Literature

The American (Penguin Classics)

The American (Penguin Classics)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Addison Wesley

Classics of American Literature

Classics of American Literature
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Adventures in American Literature (Classic Edition)

Adventures in American Literature (Classic Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

5 of Charlton Heston's Best Films - Historical Epics and More

Charlton Heston portrayed historical figures and classic literature characters like no other actor before or since. This list contains four of his best historic or literary roles as well as one against type performance.

Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur is one of the great masterpieces of epic Hollywood, and it is the only role for which Charlton Heston ever won the Academy Award. The film features Charlton Heston inhabiting a variety of different situations as the title character, Judah Ben-Hur. He begins the movie as a wealthy Jew before being persecuted by his childhood friend and sent to a life of slavery as an oar handler on a Roman ship. Fate is on Judah's side though, and he finds himself free again eventually. Heston is all aspects of Judah Ben-Hur convincingly - from his glorious early life to his sweaty days in the belly of ship and back again.

Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments

Charlton Heston's role as Moses in Cecil B. DeMille's epic masterpiece The Ten Commandments remains the quintessential film depiction of the Biblical figure. Few men in Hollywood outside of Charlton Heston had the commanding presence coupled with the acting ability to fully portray Moses as both a son of Egypt and a man of God.

Charlton Heston in the Agony and the Ecstasy

Charlton Heston's depiction of Michelangelo in the motion picture The Agony and the Ecstasy manages to capture the title emotions of the film perfectly. The movie manages to show the struggle that creating such a magnificent work of art was without being stagnate. A lot of this can be attributed to co-star Rex Harrison as well as to Charlton Heston - both men were perfectly cast.

Charlton Heston in Diamond Head

In the movie Diamond Head Charlton Heston is not a very likeable person as Richard "King" Howland which is quite a departure from having lead the Hebrew people. The fact that Heston was able to play a part so contrary to type and to act bigoted when he was really a champion of racial causes is extraordinary.

Charlton Heston in Khartoum

In the movie Khartoum, Charlton Heston portrays General Charles Gordon, a real life hero of the Sudan. In this film Heston holds his own once again against a powerful co-star, namely Sir Laurence Olivier. When Khartoum is watched, one can feel the intenseness of the situation Charles Gordon encountered in the Sudan and momentarily forget that it is, in fact, only a film adaptation of real life.

These five movies are some of the more interesting portrayals of Charlton Heston in cinema and should be on the watch list of anyone wanting to take a closer look at the career of this legendary actor. Four are great historical epics while the fifth is an interesting "out of type" movie.

Sources:

Charlton Heston. IMDB.com.

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