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Possession

by Byatt, A. S.

Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story.

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.

Ragtime

by Doctorow, E. L.

Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.

Revolutionary Road

by Yates, Richard

With a new introduction by Richard Ford " A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic. " --William Styron From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking c...

Slaughterhouse Five or the Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

by Vonnegut Jr., Kurt

Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great anti-war books.

Snow Crash

by Stephenson, Neal

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison -- a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world.

The Adventures of Augie March

by Bellow, Saul

A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny.

The Assistant

by Malamud, Bernard

A story of crime and punishment, of love and redemption, that is startling and timeless, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author

The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris/Goodbye to Berlin

by Isherwood, Christopher

Two stories, The Last of Mr. Norris and Goodbye to Berlin, that showcase 1931 Berlin, the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power.

The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion.

The Blind Assassin

by Atwood, Margaret

"Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." These words are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton

The breaking of a bridge causes the death of five people. Brother Juniper investigates their past lives to shed light on the reasons of their deaths.

The Catcher in the Rye

by Salinger, J. D.

The Catcher in Rye is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school.

The Confessions of Nat Turner

by Styron, William

Historical novel depicting slavery.

The Corrections

by Franzen, Jonathan

Novel about the old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition colliding with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, and globalized greed.

The Crying of Lot 49

by Pynchon, Thomas

Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, The Crying of Lot 49 opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she haas been made executrix of a former lover's estate.

The Day of the Locust

by West, Nathanael

Hollywood of the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of artist and set designer Tod Hackett

The Death of the Heart

by Bowen, Elizabeth

A piercing story of innocence betrayed, as Portia, the product of a blithe itinerant childhood, meets Eddie, a brash, handsome, charming cad.

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Book 1)

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

The French Lieutenant's Woman

by Fowles, John

Perhaps the most beloved of Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

The Golden Notebook

by Lessing, Doris

This brilliant uncompromising novel probes the nature of woman's sexuality and dares to question the value of marriage and the conventions of sex morality.

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John and Demott, Robert

First published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads-driven from their homestead and forced to travel west

The Great Gatsby

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S.

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

by Mccullers, Carson

With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation.

The Heart of the Matter

by Greene, Graham

Scobie, a policeman in a West African colony, is above reproach, but he's forced to borrow money to send his wife on holiday. While she's gone, he falls in love...

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