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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism

by:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Huck tells of his adventures travelling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud.

Editions:4003  Date:1855 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction, Juvenile works, Action and adventure fiction, Humorous fiction

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The history of Tom Jones, a foundling

by:Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!

Editions:1609  Date:1738 - 2016  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque fiction

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To kill a mockingbird

by:Lee, Harper

The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

Editions:987  Date:1930 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Legal fiction (Literature), Bildungsromans


David Copperfield

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Ì have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is DAVID COPPERFIELD, ' wrote Dickens of what is the most personal, certainly one of the most popular, of all his novels. Dickens wrote the book after the completion of a fragment of autobiography recalling his employment as a child in a London warehouse, and in the first-person narrative, a new departure for him, realized marvellously the workings of memory. The embodiment of his boyhood experience in the novel involved a c̀omplicated interweaving of truth and fiction', at its most subtle in the portrait of his father as Mr Micawber.

Editions:2418  Date:1841 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works

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Mansfield Park

by:Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

When a poor cousin, Fannie Price, comes to live at the estate of the sophisticated Bertram family, she suffers from the condescension of her haughty relatives and from the hopeless love she bears for their youngest son. life becomes even more complicated when she is forced into a rivalry with a charming and vivacious newcomer. Fannie will have to question her most cherished beliefs about herself and her world as she struggles to make a home for herself. Displaying Austen's characteristic irony and perception, Mansfield Park delivers a scathing attack on social conventions that earned it a reputation as her most controversial novel.

Editions:1432  Date:1800 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Romance fiction, Romance 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:1474  Date:1191 - 2977  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Fictional autobiographies, Autobiographical fiction

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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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Jane Eyre

by:Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

Despite her plainness, Jane captures the heart of her enigmatic employer, Edward Rochester, but soon discovers he has a secret that could jeopardize any hope of happiness between them.

Editions:821  Date:1847 - 2014  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Novels, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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This side of paradise

by:Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

The exciting story of the excellent youth of a young man named Amory Blain.

Editions:500  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The ruins of Gorlan

by:Flanagan, John (John Anthony)

Will is forced to overcome his fear of Wargals, the foot soldiers of rebel warlord Morgarath, as Araluen's army prepares to battle Morgarath's forces.

Editions:152  Date:2001 - 2015  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Bildungsromans


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