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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:2413  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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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:420  Date:1926 - 2014  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, History, Allegories, Allegories


Watership Down

by:Adams, Richard, 1920-2016

Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren so that they can live in peace.

Editions:187  Date:1900 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Juvenile works


The master and Margarita

by:Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940

A translation of a classic on a writer's pact with the devil in Stalinist Russia. He wants to obtain publication of a novel about the police state of Pontius Pilate which the censor has banned.

Editions:1096  Date:1928 - 2016  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Allegories, Allegories, Satire


The satanic verses

by:Rushdie, Salman

A hijacked jumbo jet blows apart high above the English Channel. Two figures, Gibreel and Saladin, are washed up on an English beach. Soon curious changes occur -Gibreel seems to have acquired a halo, while Saladin grows hooves and bumps at his temples.

Editions:279  Date:1889 - 2016  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Allegories, Allegories


The garden of Eden

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

An uncompleted final novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman.

Editions:167  Date:1900 - 2015  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Allegories, Allegories


Ship of fools

by:Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980

The 48 first-class passengers and the 900 Spaniards in steerage on a passenger-freighter crossing from Mexico to Germany in 1931 are traveling on a voyage of life.

Editions:206  Date:1932 - 2015  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Allegories



by:Coelho, Paulo

Aleph marks a return to the author's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self discovery. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal, the woman he loved 500 years before, an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself. Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life.

Editions:142  Date:2010 - 2016  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction


Bastard out of Carolina

by:Allison, Dorothy

Bone, an illegitimate child in a family of social outcasts, sees her mother's happiness with her new husband and will not tell when the stepfather begins abusing her in the 1950s.

Editions:41  Date:1992 - 2012  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


The complete stories

by:Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

Portrays a dreamlike world in which parables are even more obscure than the novels.

Editions:47  Date:1971 - 2014  Genre(s):Short stories, Short stories, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Allegories


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