The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals who exist at the fringes of the movie industry.

The 429th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 51st on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  2. - 56th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  3. - 73rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 84th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  7. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Day of the Locust Paperback 1200565 $19.93 $5.15
The Day of the Locust (The New Classics Series) Hardcover 4373036 $17.50
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust Paperback 469075 $3.73 $0.01
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust Mass Market Paperback 998071 $10.99 $2.60
Day of the Locust Paperback 2287008 $24.95 $0.01
The Day of the Locust (Chinese Edition) Paperback 7728035 $19.95 $58.94 2010
The Day of the Locust and His Other Novels Hardcover 5347849 $0.97
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (New Directions Paperbook) Kindle Edition 72377 $9.39 2009
Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust (Modern Library) Hardcover 2226686 $50.38 $6.45 1998
The Day of the Locust Hardcover 255909 $11.96 $9.40 1997
Nathanael West : Novels and Other Writings : The Dream Life of Balso Snell / Miss Lonelyhearts / A Cool Million / The Day of the Locust / Letters (Library of America) Hardcover 711093 $27.52 $3.57 1997
Day of the Locust (Penguin Classics) Paperback 3107087 $5.12 $4.84 2009
The Day of the Locust Audible Audio Edition 44873 $5.95 2009
"Miss Lonelyhearts" and "The Day of the Locust" Hardcover 10768800 $45.00
The Day of the Locust (The Penguin English Library) Paperback 878082 $5.40 $6.93 2018
The Day of the Locust (Roads Classics) Paperback 1822973 $8.59 $7.94 2014
The Day of the Locust Paperback 507397 $8.95 $2.85 2013
The Day of the Locust (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 663442 $7.94 $0.15 1983
The Day of the Locust Paperback 949509 $7.47 $14.54 2018
The Day of the Locust Hardcover 1900755 $29.29 $14.44 2010
Day of the Locust (Penguin Classics) Mass Market Paperback 486522 $10.34 $3.92 2011
Day of the Locust Hardcover 5802101 $43.82 1983
By Nathanael West Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust Paperback 896710 $980.68 $7.28 1969
Miss Lonelyhearts And The Day Of The Locust. Hardcover 3516584 $2.90
The Day of the Locust (New Directions Paperbook) Kindle Edition 104868 2015
The Day of the Locust (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback 1796062 $4.26 $3.68 2015
Miss Lonelyhearts &The Day of the Locust Hardcover 4177150 $49.99 1962
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust Paperback 1925742 $5.85
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust Hardcover 4500841 $49.95 $30.00
Miss Lonelyhearts And The Day Of The Locust (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Hardcover 5019193 $34.88 1969
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback 79523 $6.00 $0.35 2009
The Day of the Locust Paperback 635327 $13.53 $3.57 2011
The Day of the Locust (Signet classics) Mass Market Paperback 2717378 $12.00 $4.16 1983
The Day Of The Locust (Signet/New American Library Paperback 1983, Red Cover With Oscer Statue & Locust) Paperback 4162885 $22.55 $18.00
The day of the locust (Time reading program special edition) Paperback 2704995 $12.07 $1.05
The Collected Works of Nathanael West: The Day of the Locust ; The Dream Life of Balso Snell ; Miss Lonelyhearts ; A Cool Million Paperback 5428988 $25.17 $47.29 2009
The Day of the Locust & Miss Lonelyhearts Paperback 2601275 $11.79 $10.10 2012