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The Decameron

by:Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375

Stories of humor with a touch of satire.

Editions:3317  Date:0992 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Allegories, Frame stories, Frame stories

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The trial

by:Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge.

Editions:2481  Date:1900 - 2099  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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Lord of the flies

by:Golding, William, 1911-1993

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Editions:1201  Date:1854 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Science fiction, Allegories


The old man and the sea

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

Santiago is a Cuban fisherman who encounters a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream and the battle for his catch becomes one of survival against a band of marauding sharks.

Editions:1654  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans



by:Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths.

Editions:1603  Date:1899 - 2021  Genre(s):Religious fiction, Religious fiction, Allegories, Allegories

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The sea-wolf

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

Life of a Norwegian sealing schooner and a grim picture of a sailor who is a combination of savage and superman.

Editions:854  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Sea stories, Allegories, Allegories

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Eugenie Grandet

by:Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850

A daughter inherits her father's miserliness, which stifles her relationship with her cousin, making love an unsatisfying experience. As with Balzac's other work, his characters in Eugenie Grandet are fully and realistically portrayed. Balzac began to conceive his great work The Human Comedy whilst writing this novel, and the characters herein are reworked in his comedy.

Editions:2014  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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The castle

by:Kafka, Franz

Surrealistic novel whose shadowy characters and obscure events are said to reflect the condition of man in modern society.

Editions:1571  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Detective and mystery fiction


One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

by:Kesey, Ken

An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world.

Editions:560  Date:1962 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Medical fiction


Their eyes were watching God : a novel

by:Hurston, Zora Neale

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her 3 marriages.

Editions:329  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories


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