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1984

by Orwell, George

In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions.

A Passage to India

by Forster, E. M.

A novel set against the back drop of the clash between cultures during British rule in India.

A Prayer for Owen Meany

by Irving, John

Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument; he is. This is John Irving's most comic novel, yet Owen Meany is Mr. Irving's most heartbreaking character.

A Room of One's Own

by Woolf, Virginia

An essay written on the topic of society, women, and fiction.

A Separate Peace

by Knowles, John

Gene reflects back to his experience fifteen years ago when he and his best friend were roommates in boarding school as World War II exploded.

A Tale of Two Cities

by Dickens, Charles

Love's Labours Lost

by Shakespeare, William

Book description: Love's Labours Lost is the story of Ferdinand, King of Navarre, who declares that his court will be devoted to ascetic study for three years and that women should be sworn off by the men in his court.

Macbeth

by Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare's master tragedy.

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave and Marx-Aveling, Eleanor

From inside flap: Flaubert's devastatingly realized tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams

Moby Dick

by Melville, Herman

The classic tale

Moll Flanders

by Defoe, Daniel

Moll Flanders, Defoe's 18th Century classic novel, was "marketed" in its day in much the same way that a modern commercial novel might be - its title page promised the racy details of a woman's life spent in thievery and whoredom.

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

by Hamilton, Edith

A survey of classical Greek, Roman and Norse mythology based on the original writings.

Night

by Wiesel, Elie and Rodway, Stella

A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family.

Notes from the Underground

by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

Description: The passionate confessions of a suffering soul; the brutal self-loathing of a tormented man; the scathing scorn of an alienated antihero who has become one of the greatest figures in all literature.

O Pioneers!

by Cather, Willa

Book Description A timeless tale of a strong pioneer woman facing great challenges.

Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles

Classical Greek tragedy.

Of Mice and Men

by Steinbeck, John

John Steinbeck tells the story of two friends who longed for a piece of land of their own.

Oliver Twist

by Dickens, Charles

Dicken's classic tale of orphan Oliver who escapes from the workhouse and finds himself among a den of thieves. Set in 19th century London.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Kesey, Ken

[BACK COVER] "BRILLIANT!"--Times In this classic novel of the 1960's Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hos

Othello

by Shakespeare, William

Tragedy by Shakespeare revolving around themes of racism, jealousy, and betrayal.

Pentimento

by Hellman, Lillian

Lillian Hellman, a renowned playwright, looks back and recounts the people who have affected her life.

Pygmalion

by Shaw, George Bernard

Speech professor Henry Higgins successfully teaches Eliza Doolittle to speak and act like a duchess, but she adamantly refuses to be his creation.

Rabbit, Run

by Updike, John

Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman.

Richard III

by Shakespeare, William

One of Shakespeare's histories. Last of a four-play series, with Henry VI Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Romeo and Juliet

by Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare's famous story of "star-crossed lovers" whose families are engaged in a bitter feud.

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