House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

House Made of Dawn is a novel by N. Scott Momaday, widely credited as leading the way for the breakthrough of Native American literature into the mainstream. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. With 198 pages, House Made of Dawn was conceived first as a series of poems, then replanned as stories, and finally shaped into a novel. It is based largely on Momaday's firsthand knowledge of life at Jemez Pueblo. Like Abel, Momaday lived inside and outside of mainstream society, growing up on reservations and later attending school and teaching at major universities. In the novel Momaday combines his personal experiences with his imagination - something his father (Al Momaday) and especially his mother taught him to do, according to his memoir The Names.

The 1532nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  2. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  3. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  4. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
House Made of Dawn Paperback 381228 $10.89 $1.02 2010
CliffsNotes on Momaday's House Made of Dawn Kindle Edition 50880 1999
House Made of Dawn [50th Anniversary Ed]: A Novel (P.S.) Kindle Edition 21178 2018
House Made of Dawn [50th Anniversary Ed]: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback 3914 $8.29 $15.37 2018
House Made of Dawn (Perennial Library) Paperback 294402 $0.05 $0.01
House Made of Dawn (Momaday Collection/N. Scott Momaday) Hardcover 1296871 $227.74 $9.32
House Made of Dawn Audio CD 4218237 $45.00
HOUSE MADE OF DAWN. Hardcover 2693673 $102.00 $4.05
House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics) Paperback 381692 $1.99 $0.01 1999
House Made of Dawn Hardcover 1989684 $0.93
House Made of Dawn Hardcover 2564457 $146.90 $4.79
House Made of Dawn (AUDIOBOOK) [CD] Audio CD 5116831 $45.00
House Made of Dawn 1969 Pulitzer Prize Winner Mass Market Paperback 2349196 $3.94
House Made of Dawn Kindle Edition 30991 $7.99 2011
House Made of Dawn Mass Market Paperback 460263 $9.55 $3.79 1969
House Made of Dawn Paperback 1099191 $6.94 $0.76 2000
House Made of Dawn Mass Market Paperback 8771283 $19.95 2
House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics) Paperback 1390391 $3.91 $1.34 1999
House Made Of Dawn (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Perennial Classics (Prebound)) School & Library Binding 10641137 $4.99 1999