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David Copperfield

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

A classic tale of an orphan growing up in the 1800's of England. Intimately rooted in the author's own biography and written as a first-person narrative, "David Copperfield" charts a young man's progress through a difficult childhood in Victorian England to ultimate success as a novelist, finding true love along the way. Jeremy Tambling's provocative Introduction reveals subtle themes relevant today in Dickens' favorite work.

Editions:3576  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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Little women

by:Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

Editions:2343  Date:1800 - 2021  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Juvenile works, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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A portrait of the artist as a young man

by:Joyce, James, 1882-1941

The story of the childhood and youth of an Irish poet-scholar, Stephen Dedalus, who questions his Catholic faith as he reaches manhood in turn-of-the century Dublin.

Editions:1424  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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Sons and lovers

by:Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

Widely regarded as D.H. Lawrence's masterpiece, Sons and Lovers is a sprawling, multi-generational look at family relationships, class dynamics, and the intimate ties with others that pull young adults toward independence. This largely autobiographical novel made Lawrence's reputation as a writer -- it's a must read for fans of classic literary fiction.

Editions:1290  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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Way of all flesh

by:Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902

Butler's thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in a God-fearing Christian family depicts the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life.

Editions:821  Date:1093 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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by:Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as strikingly modern psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness.

Editions:1084  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Love stories, Autobiographical fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Autobiographical fiction

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On the road

by:Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

Editions:706  Date:1954 - 2022  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


The bell jar

by:Plath, Sylvia

Esther Greenwood, a talented college student, finds herself estranged from her family and resigned to a conventional lifestyle and descends into depression and mental illness.

Editions:537  Date:1947 - 2019  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction


Agnes Grey

by:Brontë, Anne

The story of a rector's daughter who has to earn her living as a governess. Drawing directly from her own experiences, Anne Bronte set out to describe the immense pressures that the governess's life involved: the frustration, the isolation, and the insensitve and cruel treatment on the part of employers and their families.

Editions:646  Date:1846 - 2021  Genre(s):Feminist fiction, Autobiographical fiction

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Remembrance of things past

by:Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922

(Vol 1) Swann's way / Within a budding grove / The Guermantes way (Vol 2) Cities of the plain / The captive / The sweet cheat gone / The past recaptured.

Editions:1190  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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