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The Handmaid Tale - Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid Tale - Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood and first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1985. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in...

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962.

The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse

The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse

The Glass Bead Game is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. It was begun in 1931 and published in Switzerland in 1943 after being rejected for publication in Germany due to Hesse's anti-Fascist views. A few years later, in 1946, Hesse went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Spee...

Lolita - Vladimir Naboko

Lolita - Vladimir Naboko

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D.Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D.Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger.A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation.It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages.Around 250,000 copies are sold each year with total sales of more tha...

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (18611865), it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who temporarily escaped slavery during 1856 in Kentucky by fleeing to Ohio, a free state.

The Voyeur - Alain Robbe-Grillet

The Voyeur - Alain Robbe-Grillet

Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French writer and filmmaker. He was, along with Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor and Claude Simon, one of the figures most associated with the Nouveau Roman (new novel) trend. Alain Robbe-Grillet was elected a member of the Acadmie franaise on 25 March 2004, succeeding Maurice Rheims at seat No. 32. He was married to Cath...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel by novelist Muriel Spark, the best known of her works.It first saw publication in The New Yorker magazine and was published as a book by Macmillan in 1961. The character of Miss Jean Brodie brought Spark international fame and brought her into the first rank of contemporary Scottish literature.

The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend...

Rabbit is Rich - John Updike

Rabbit is Rich - John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich is a 1981 novel by John Updike. It is the third novel of the four-part series which begins with Rabbit, Run and Rabbit Redux, and concludes with Rabbit At Rest. There is also a related 2001 novella, Rabbit Remembered. Rabbit Is Rich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1982, as well as...

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