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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:4330  Date:1855 - 2018  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Great expectations

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens' dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire. Raised by a humble blacksmith, Pip is recruited by the wealthy Miss Havisham to be a companion to her ward, the cold but beautiful Estella. There, Pip learns to despise his rough origins as Estella torments him about his low prospects. When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his great expectations. But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune.

Editions:2738  Date:1468 - 2017  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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Little women

by:Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

Editions:3295  Date:1800 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Juvenile works, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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Oliver Twist

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Deals with the adventures of a young orphan boy trying to survive amid greed and poverty in 19th-century London.

Editions:3889  Date:1000 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans

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Emma

by:Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others.

Editions:2389  Date:1800 - 2017  Genre(s):Love stories, Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Romance fiction, Romance 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:1861  Date:1738 - 2017  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans

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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:2789  Date:1841 - 2017  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical 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:1062  Date:1930 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Legal stories, Bildungsromans, Legal fiction (Literature)

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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:1523  Date:1800 - 2017  Genre(s):Love stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Romance fiction

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Bleak house

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

Editions:1350  Date:1051 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans

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