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Go Tell It on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, an unsurpassed portrayal of human beings caught up in dramatic struggles while society confronts changes.

Gone with the Wind

by Conroy, Pat and Mitchell, Margaret

An anniversary edition of Margaret Mitchell's timeless classic.

Gravity's Rainbow

by Pynchon, Thomas

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award "A screaming comes across the sky. . .

Herzog

by Bellow, Saul

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, Herzog is the story of Moses Herzog, great sufferer, joker and moaner, cuckold, charmer, a man of our time.

Housekeeping

by Robinson, Marilynne

Novel about love, loneliness, and loss

I, Claudius

by Graves, Robert

Considered to be the best fictional reconstruction of Rome ever written, this is an 'autobiography' of Claudius, who was despised as a weakling and considered an idiot. Historical fiction.

Infinite Jest

by Wallace, David Foster

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores

Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood", and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.

Light in August

by Faulkner, William

"Read, read, read. Read everything--trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out.

Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) When it was published in 1955, "Lolita" immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist.

Lord of the Flies

by Golding, William

A group of English school boys, marooned on a desert island, attempt to establish something they can call civilization.

Loving, Living, Party Going

by Green, Henry

3 stories that explore British class distinctions through the medium of love, by one of the most admired writers of his time

Lucky Jim

by Amis, Kingsley and Gessen, Keith

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954.

Midnight's Children

by Rushdie, Salman and Desai, Anita

Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and finds himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence...

Money: A Suicide Note

by Amis, Martin

A biting, hilarious look at one man's relentless pursuit of pleasure in the fast lane, an audacious and frightening picture of Reagan's America and Thatcher's England.

Mrs. Dalloway

by Woolf, Virginia

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Mrs.

Naked Lunch

by Burroughs, William S.

Delirious, nonlinear ravings of a junkie in hell. Also includes excerpts from the Boston trial where it was declared not obscene in 1966.

Native Son

by Wright, Richard

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape.

Neuromancer

by Gibson, William

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K.

Never Let Me Go

by Ishiguro, Kazuo

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.

On the Road

by Kerouac, Jack

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Kesey, Ken

An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s.

Pale Fire

by Nabokov, Vladimir

In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr.

Play It as It Lays

by Didion, Joan

A profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

Portnoy's Complaint

by Roth, Philip

Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature.

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