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The Corrections
The Corrections
Books

The Corrections is a 2001 novel by American author Jonathan Franzen. It revolves around the troubles of an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children, tracing their lives from...

A Handful of Dust
A Handful of Dust
Books

A Handful of Dust is a novel by Evelyn Waugh published in 1934. It is included in Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Novels, and Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from...

The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer
Books

The Moviegoer is a 1961 novel by Walker Percy. It won a National Book Award in 1962. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. The...

Money
Money
Books

Money is a 1984 novel by Martin Amis. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Money tells the story of, and...

Invisible Man
Invisible Man
Books

Invisible Man, a novel written by Ralph Waldo Ellison. It was the only novel that Ellison published during his lifetime, and it won him the National Book Award in 1953. The novel addresses...

The Day of the Locust
The Day of the Locust
Books

The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate...

White Teeth
White Teeth
Books

White Teeth is a 2000 novel by the British author Zadie Smith. It focuses on the later lives of two wartime friends - the Bangladeshi Samad Iqbal and the Englishman Archie Jones, and their...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Books

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novella by Muriel Spark, by far the best known of her works. It first saw publication in The New Yorker magazine and was published as a book by Macmillan...

Pale Fire
Pale Fire
Books

Pale Fire is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is presented as a poem titled "Pale Fire" by John Shade, a fictional author, with an introduction and commentary by a fictional friend of...

Red Harvest
Red Harvest
Books

Red Harvest is a novel by Dashiell Hammett. The story is narrated by The Continental Op, a frequent character in Hammett's fiction. Hammett based the story on his own experiences in...

Join Me
Join Me
Books

Join Me is the name given to a movement started in London by British writer Danny Wallace in 2002, and to a book by him which documents the movement's formation. Members of the movement are...

Beloved
Beloved
Books

Beloved is a 1987 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. The novel, her fifth, is loosely based on the life and legal case of the slave Margaret Garner, about whom...

I, Claudius
I, Claudius
Books

I, Claudius is a novel by English writer Robert Graves, first published in 1934, that deals sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and cynically with the history of the...

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Movies, Books

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is the debut 1940 novel by American author Carson McCullers. It is about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in the...

Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
Books

Gravity's Rainbow is an epic postmodern novel written by Thomas Pynchon and first published on February 28, 1973. The narrative is set primarily in Europe at the end of World War II and...

White Noise
White Noise
Books

White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, and is an example of postmodern literature. Widely considered his "breakout" work, the book won the National Book Award in 1985 and brought...

Rabbit, Run
Rabbit, Run
Books

Rabbit, Run is a 1960 novel by John Updike. It depicts three months in the life of a 26-year-old former high school basketball player named Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, and his attempts to...

The Man Who Loved Children
The Man Who Loved Children
Books

The Man Who Loved Children is a 1940 novel by Australian writer Christina Stead. Although the novel was published decades earlier, it wasn't until a reissue edition in 1965 that it found...

Ragtime
Ragtime
Books

Ragtime is a 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow. This work of historical fiction is mostly set in New York City from about 1900 until the United States entry into World War I in 1917. A unique...

The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky
Books

The Sheltering Sky is a 1949 novel by Paul Bowles. The story centers on Port and Kit Moresby, a married couple originally from New York who travel to the North African desert accompanied by...

The French Lieutenant's Woman
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Books

The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1969 novel by John Fowles. The book was inspired by the 1823 novel Ourika by Claire de Duras, which Fowles translated to English in 1977 . Fowles...

Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Books

Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by the English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. Waugh wrote that the novel "deals with...

A Passage to India
A Passage to India
Books

A Passage to India is a novel by E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works...

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Books

Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. It discusses how culture created by man fails, using as an example a group of British school-boys...

A House for Mr Biswas
A House for Mr Biswas
Books

A House for Mr. Biswas is a 1961 novel by V. S. Naipaul, significant as Naipaul's first work to achieve acclaim worldwide. It is the story of Mr Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian who...

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