08/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Best New York Novels (SLIDESHOW,POLL)

As a cultural beacon for the U.S. for over two centuries, New York is known for its artist communities and the works they dedicate to their urban muse. But while Dublin has James Joyce, the debate continues over NYC's greatest chronicler. Is it Henry James' refined character studies, of Tom Wolfe's rough and tumble satire? Are its inhabitants more Jay Gatsby or Holden Caulfield?

What New York novel best evokes the city? Vote in the slideshow below.

New York Novels