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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:1596  Date:1749 - 2019  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction

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Divergent

by:Roth, Veronica

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue -- Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is -- she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are -- and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves, or it might destroy her. Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series -- dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. - Jacket flap.

Editions:163  Date:2011 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Dystopias, Dystopian fiction

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Jacob have I loved

by:Paterson, Katherine

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.

Editions:107  Date:1941 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works

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Insurgent

by:Roth, Veronica

One choice can transform you -- or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves -- and herself -- while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable -- and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. - Jacket flap.

Editions:139  Date:2012 - 2017  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Young adult works

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The waves

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Against the background of the sea, the author presents a group of characters from childhood to old age who speak in sililoquy, and we see them as they appear to themselves and to each other. In the end one of the characters sums up the effect of their lives as a whole.

Editions:498  Date:1931 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction

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The unbearable lightness of being

by:Kundera, Milan

Interweaves story and dream, past and present, and philosophy and poetry in a sardonic and erotic tale of two couples--Tomas and Teresa, and Sabina and her Swiss lover, Gerhart.

Editions:455  Date:1980 - 2018  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Romance fiction, History, Love stories, Psychological fiction

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The light in the forest

by:Richter, Conrad, 1890-1968

As part of an agreement to keep peace, whites are insisting that captives who have been living with the Indians be returned to their white settlements. True Son, fifteen years old, has lived with the Delaware tribe since being captured as a baby.

Editions:164  Date:1953 - 2953  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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Fairest

by:Levine, Gail Carson

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to appreciate her unconventional appearance and her unusual but magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.

Editions:29  Date:2006 - 2014  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fairy tales, Fantasy fiction, Young adult works

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The importance of being earnest

by:Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

"First published 1899 in the United Kingdom. Drawing room comedy exposing quirks and foibles of Victorian society with plot revolving around amorous pursuits of two men who face social obstacles when they woo young ladies of quality. This play 'is noted for its witty lines, its clever situations, and its satire on the British nobility and clergy.'" Reader's Ency 4th ed.

Editions:537  Date:1890 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Movie novels

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The lacuna : a novel

by:Kingsolver, Barbara

"The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events"--Provided by publisher.

Editions:67  Date:2009 - 2014  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Epistolary fiction

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