1950s > 1954

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    I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth . . . but he is not alone. An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him. By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn....

Year: 1954
Genre: HorrorVampires

    The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter

After serving his country in World War II, Richard Dadier decides to become an English teacher--and for the sin of wanting to make a difference, he's hired at North Manual Trades High School. A tough vocational school in the East Bronx, Manual Trades is home to angry, unruly teenagers exiled from New York City's regular public schools. On his first day, Dadier endures relentless mockery and ridicule and makes an enemy of the student body by rescuing a female colleague from a vicious attack.

Year: 1954
Genre: Crime Fiction

    The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

Two classic complete books-The Doors of Perception (originally published in 1954) and Heaven and Hell (originally published in 1956)-in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, explores, as only he can, the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness.

Year: 1954
Genre: Non-fiction

    The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

Year: 1954
Genre: Epic Fantasy

    The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

Year: 1954
Genre: Epic Fantasy




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1954A Swell-Looking Babe by Jim Thompson Crime Fiction, Noir Fiction
1954Area of Suspicion by John D. MacDonald Crime Fiction, Suspense
1954Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov Science Fiction, Asimov's Robots
1954Contrary Pleasure by John D. MacDonald Family Secrets
1954Cut Me In by Ed McBain Murder Mystery, Stolen Goods
1954Find a Victim by Ross Macdonald Private Eye, Lew Archer
1954I Am Legend by Richard Matheson Horror, Vampires
1954Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1954Roughneck by Jim Thompson Biography, Non-fiction
1954The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter Crime Fiction
1954The Blonde on the Street Corner by David Goodis Crime Fiction
1954The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley Non-fiction
1954The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien Epic Fantasy, Lord of the Rings
1954The Searchers by Alan Le May Westerns
1954The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Coming of Age, Heinlein's Juveniles
1954The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien Epic Fantasy, Lord of the Rings





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