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Uncle Tom's cabin or, Life among the lowly

by:Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eludes the hirded slave catchers and is aided by the underground railroad. Another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale and ultimately endures a martyr's death under the whips of Simon Legree's overseers.

Editions:3694  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Fueled by Orwell's intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing, both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works. When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust their drunken human master and take over management of the land, all are awash in collectivist zeal.

Editions:2093  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Satire, Political fiction, Political fiction, Fables, Fables


The jungle

by:Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

Describes the conditions of the Chicago stockyards through the eyes of a young immigrant struggling in America.

Editions:803  Date:1900 - 2022  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Novels, Novels, Social problem fiction

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Hard times

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Whimsy, imagination, and sentiment have been banned in the Gradgrinds' upper-class household, but in Coketown, whose working class inhabitants fight for their very survival, the ban becomes a merciless creed. There, all that matters are the grinding wheels of production. Hard Times reflects a harsh world of grueling labor and pitiless relationships. But it is also a story of hope, of something elemental in the human spirit that rises above its bleak surroundings.

Editions:1552  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Political fiction, Domestic fiction, Political fiction

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Fahrenheit 451

by:Bradbury, Ray, 1920-

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

Editions:1076  Date:1901 - 2021  Genre(s):Science fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Science fiction


Brave new world

by:Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

Six hundred years into the future, humans are bred by cloning, and "mother" and "father" are forbidden words. Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.

Editions:1404  Date:1900 - 2022  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias


La chartreuse de parme

by:Stendhal, 1783-1842

The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring, of prisons and heroic escape, of political chicanery and sublime personal courage. Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, amidst the golden landscapes of northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo, and of his incomparable aunt Gina, her suitor Prime Minister Mosca, and Clelia, a heroine of ethereal beauty and earthly passion. The great achievement of The Charterhouse of Parma is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness, nor the humour and patient irony with which these must be viewed.

Editions:1868  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Love stories, Historical fiction

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Nostromo : a tale of the seaboard

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. This edition offers new insights into Conrad's masterpiece. - ;'I have heard no end of tales of his strength, his audacity, his fidelity ... incorruptible! It is indeed a name of honour for the Capataz of the Cargadores of Sulaco.'. One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo enacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Paci.

Editions:928  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Sea stories, Political fiction, Political fiction, Sea stories

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A passage to India

by:Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970

In this hard-hitting novel, first published in 1924, the murky personal relationship between an Englishwoman and an Indian doctor mirrors the troubled politics of colonialism. Adela Quested and her fellow British travelers, eager to experience the "real" India, develop a friendship with the urbane Dr. Aziz. While on a group outing, Adela and Dr. Aziz visit the Marabar caves together. As they emerge, Adela accuses the doctor of assaulting her. While Adela never actually claims she was raped, the decisions she makes ostracize her from both her countrymen and the natives, setting off a complex chain of events that forever changes the lives of all involved. This intense and moving story asks the listener serious questions about preconceptions regarding race, sex, religion, and truth. A political and philosophical masterpiece.

Editions:907  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction

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Barnaby rudge

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Renowned storyteller Charles Dickens takes on the historical novel in.

Editions:1289  Date:1700 - 2020  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, History, Mystery fiction

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