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Maus

A memoir of Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to…

War and Peace
War and Peace

At once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study and a celebration of the Russian spirit. 

The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he…

Pride and Prejudice

In early 19th century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, and the romantic…

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights

The passionate love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors.

North And South
North And South

Margaret Hale, the middle-class southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, is torn between her…

Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera

The story of a fantastic wedding, the return of the bride to her parents in disgrace, her brothers' resolve to seek…

Jane Eyre

In early 19th century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love…

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Born into a weak family, seduced by an unscrupulous admirer, and beset by a series of tragic coincidences, courageous…

Mrs. Dalloway

Emotions and thoughts of a woman, on the day she meets the man she loved, but did not marry.

Middlemarch

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial…

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town…

The Color Purple

An eloquent portrait of black women's lives that are sustained by faith, love, and trust in the face of brutality,…

Beloved

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as…

To Kill A Mockingbird

Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and…

Their Eyes Were Watching God

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages.

Invisible Man

The nameless protagonist grows up in the South, attends a Negro college, moves to New York and becomes the spokesman of…

The Grapes of Wrath

Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joad family as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the…

Catch-22

A contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World…

The Age of Innocence

An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in the highest circles of New York social life during the 1870's.

Animal Farm

A satire on totalitarianism features farm animals that overthrow their human owner and set up their own government, only…

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