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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo

While confined in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes learns of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte…

Black No More
Black No More

The landmark satire that asks, "What would happen if all black people in America turned white?" 

The Blacker the Berry
The Blacker the Berry

Emma Lou Morgan's skin is so black that it's a source of shame to her not only among the largely white community, but…

Rashomon and Other Stories
Rashomon and Other Stories

"Rashomon" tells the story of a thief scared into honesty by an encounter with a ghoul while "In a Grove," which was the…

Cane
Cane

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. …

The Home and the World
The Home and the World

When Bimala's husband, Nikhil, encourages her to emerge from the traditional female seclusion of purdah, he introduces…

Iola Leroy, Or, Shadows Uplifted
Iola Leroy, Or, Shadows Uplifted

Tells the story of the young daughter of a wealthy Mississippi planter who travels to the North to attend school, only to…

A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man

A semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce depicting the early years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter…

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets…

The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the…

Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart

Tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in…

The God of Small Things

In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the…

The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises

A profile of the Lost Generation captures life among the expatriates on Paris' Left Bank during the 1920s, the brutality…

Half of A Yellow Sun
Half of A Yellow Sun

 As we follow the intertwined lives of five characters through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent…

The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club

In 1949, four Chinese women begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They…

1984
1984

George Orwell's harrowing, cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare continues to remain relevant, and…

Little Women
Little Women

Poor, argumentative, loving, and optimistic, the March sisters struggle to supplement their family's meager income and…

Women in Love
Women in Love

The novel tells of the relationships of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun, in the years before the First World War. Ursula…

Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower

In 2025 California, an eighteen-year-old African American woman, suffering from a hereditary trait that causes her to…

Brave New World

The World Controllers have created the ideal society where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated and…

Persepolis

An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her…

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