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All the King's Men
All the King's Men by
Willie Stark, a well-intentioned idealistic back-country lawyer is unable to resist greed, power, and lust for politics during his rise and fall as an American demagogue.
Anna Karenina by
In nineteenth-century Russia, the wife of an important government official loses her family and social status when she chooses the love of Count Vronsky over a passionless marriage.
The Good Earth
The Good Earth by
Wang Lung, a peasant in China in the 1920s, becomes a prosperous landowner with the help of his humble wife, O'Lan, with whom he shares a devotion to duty, land, and survival.
The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits by
Presents a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country and describes the struggles, passions, and secrets of the Trueba family that spans three generations.
The Awakening by
Fleeing from three strangers one dark and rainy midsummer's eve, terrified Francesca races through the streets and ends up drawn to a brightly lighted yellow Victorian that seems strangely out of place. She suddenly realizes that it is the House that locals have been whispering about, and once she enters it, she will never be the same. Mystical and mesmerizing, this magical story of a lonely, frightened woman who finds healing, purpose, and love in a place out of time is a gentle, surreal fantasy romance that readers won't soon forget.
Cold Mountain by
Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated and determines to walk home to his sweetheart Ada, only to find the land and the girl he remembers as changed by the war as he.
David Copperfield by
A young boy in 19th-century London runs away from an unhappy home, finds employment in a wine factory, and becomes acquainted with a wide variety of characters in the city streets.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
The Death of Ivan Ilych by
Contains the story in which the life of a peaceful public official is permanently changed by a mysterious illness.
Don Quixote by
Don Quixote, a Spanish man obsessed with medieval chivalry, decides to become a knight himself and embarks on a grand adventure with his squire, Sancho Panza. Includes explanatory notes, an introduction, a Cervantes chronology, and a further reading list.
Invisible Man by
In the course of his wanderings from a Southern college to New York's Harlem, an African-American man becomes involved in a series of adventures.
Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a warrior just returned from the Crusades, embarks on adventures both treacherous and romantic in his quest to foil Prince John's plan to take Richard the Lion-Hearted's throne.
Kaffir Boy by
Recreates the author's boyhood experiences in South Africa.
The Mastor of Go
The Master of Go by
The Mayor of Casterbridge
The Mayor of Casterbridge by
Michael Henchard, an unemployed farmhand, gets drunk and sells his wife and baby daughter. Years later, when he is the Mayor of Casterbridge, his past is brought back to haunt him and he reverts to drinking.
Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha by
Nitta Sayuri, a young Japanese woman who was taken from her home at the age of nine and sold into slavery as a geisha, discovers a rare opportunity for freedom when the outbreak of World War II forces an end to the only life she has ever known.
The Metamorphosis by
A young man wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a giant beetle-like insect. He becomes an object of disgrace to his family and an alienated man.
Moby Dick by
Captain Ahab's determination to find and kill the great white whale becomes an obsession driving him to disaster.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by
Chronicles the power struggle between a head nurse and a male patient in a mental institution.
A Passage to India
A Passage to India by
A classic account of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century revealing the menace lurking just under the surface of ordinary misunderstanding.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray by
A remarkably handsome youth, Dorian Gray, meets Lord Henry Wotton and is corrupted into a life of terrible evil.
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice by
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters. Vivacious Elizabeth Bennet is fascinated and repelled by the arrogant Mr. Darcy. Their spirited courtship is conducted against a background of assembly-ball flirtations and drawing-room intrigues.
The Plague by
A coastal city in Algeria is struck by bubonic plague and is shut off from the world for months.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man by
An autobiographical novel depicting the childhood, adolescence, and early manhood of Stephen Dedalus.
The Return of the Native
The Return of the Native by
Clym Yeobright, tired of Paris city life, returns to Egdon Heath to open a school. There he marries a pleasure-loving girl and tragedy follows.
Silas Marner by
Embittered by a false accusation and disappointed in friendship and love, the weaver Silas Marner retreats into a life alone with his loom and his gold. 'Fate steals his gold and replaces it with a golden-haired foundling child.
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon by
Follows the life of Macon Dead, Jr., the son of the richest black family in a midwestern town, as he leaves home on a quest for personal freedom.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by
Presents Thomas Hardy's novel about a young woman who attempts to restore her family's fortunes, is seduced by a heartless aristocrat, and is punished by society's double standards when she gets a chance at real love; and includes an introduction and explanatory notes.
Wuthering Heights by
When Mr. Lockwood has an encounter with the spirit of Catherine Linton at the home of the unsociable Heathcliff, he hears the story of the tempestuous love affair between Catherine and Heathcliff.