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Gulliver's travels

by:Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745

Ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver's mishaps and adventures just get stranger and stranger! This work takes readers to Lillput and beyond.

Editions:3894  Date:1700 - 2021  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Satire, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Satirical literature

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The First Part of the Delightful History of the Most Ingenious Knight Don Quixote of the Mancha

by:Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

Although published nearly 400 years ago in Spanish, this parody of the chivalrous life remains amazingly familiar in translation today-perhaps from the extensive influence it has played on novelists, playwrights and even composers over the centuries, or perhaps from its eternal story of the childlike and comic view of a decayed world by a madman stuck in a golden past.

Editions:7987  Date:1400 - 2022  Genre(s):Picaresque literature

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Don Quixote

by:Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--Jacket.

Editions:617  Date:1605 - 2017  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Picaresque literature, Picaresque fiction

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Candide

by:Voltaire, 1694-1778

"In this new translation of Voltaire's Candide, distinguished translator Burton Raffel captures the French novel's irreverent spirit and offers a vivid, contemporary version of the 250-year-old text. Raffel casts the novel in an English idiom that - had Voltaire been a twenty-first-century American - he might himself have employed. The translation is immediate and unencumbered, and for the first time makes Voltaire the satirist a wicked pleasure for English-speaking readers."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Editions:1479  Date:1749 - 2021  Genre(s):Satirical literature, Historical fiction

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Vanity fair

by:Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements.

Editions:1554  Date:1678 - 2021  Genre(s):Satire, Satirical literature, History

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Our mutual friend

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

John Harmon returns to England as his father's heir. Believed drowned under suspicious circumstances--a situation convenient to his wish for anonymity--John evaluates Bella Wilfer whom he must marry to secure his inheritance. The story is filled with colorful Victorian characters and incidents -- the faded aristocrats and parvenus gathered at the Veneering's dinner table, Betty Higden and her terror of the workhouse and the greedy plottings of Silas Wegg.

Editions:1181  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Love stories, Satire, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Satirical literature

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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions

by:Abbott, Edwin Abbott, 1838-1926

Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered.

Editions:522  Date:1873 - 2021  Genre(s):Satirical literature, Mathematical fiction, Mathematical fiction, Science fiction, Novellas

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Madeline

by:Bemelmans, Ludwig

Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

Editions:285  Date:1939 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Stories in rhyme, Stories in rhyme, Picture books, Juvenile Literature

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The adventures of Roderick Random

by:Smollett, Tobias

Famed Scottish satirist Tobias Smollett effortlessly blends humor and adventure in The Adventures of Roderick Random. Based on Smollett's own experiences in the military and heavily influenced by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this book is a hilarious romp that takes the title character on a series of misadventures around the globe.

Editions:675  Date:1748 - 2020  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Sea stories

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Erewhon, or, Over the range

by:Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902

In the strange country of Erewhon, sick people are imprisoned while criminals are treated for sickness. Machines are are considered too dangerous to use. This subtle satire of Victorian society is still as thought-provoking and entertaining as when it was first written.-PaperbackSwap.com.

Editions:686  Date:1872 - 2022  Genre(s):Satire, Satirical literature, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Satirical literature

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