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The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other famous tales

by:Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

Dr. Jekyll invented a drug that would change him into the ominous Mr. Hyde. His evil nature, however, became the stronger part of him and to his horror, he no longer needed the formula to transform his appearance.

Editions:2191  Date:1457 - 2018  Genre(s):Horror fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories

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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:2484  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans

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The trial

by:Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K. for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.'A successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see? Kafka's unfinished novel has been read as a study of.

Editions:2372  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Allegories

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The Decameron

by:Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375

Revised for the seven hundredth anniversary of the author's birth, this tale of medieval Italian life details how ten young Florentines retreat to the countryside to escape the plague-infested city and entertain themselves by telling stories.

Editions:2212  Date:1353 - 2017  Genre(s):History, Allegories, Frame stories, Frame stories

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Eugénie Grandet

by:Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850

The classic novel which follows the money and relationships of Eugénie Grandet, her family, and the French bourgeois.

Editions:2415  Date:1830 - 2017  Genre(s):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 superman.

Editions:856  Date:1838 - 2016  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Adventure fiction, Allegories, Allegories

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Editions:557  Date:1945 - 2014  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Fables, Allegories


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:641  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Satire


The castle

by:Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

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

Editions:1423  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Allegories, Detective and mystery fiction, Allegories, Allegories


Death comes for the archbishop

by:Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the Southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe.

Editions:429  Date:1926 - 2014  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Christian fiction, Allegories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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