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Wuthering Heights

by:Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848

Against a background of English moors in the eighteenth century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff.

Editions:3294  Date:1460 - 3992  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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Great expectations

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving.

Editions:2645  Date:1468 - 2021  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The taming of the shrew

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

In one of Shakespeares bawdier comedies, contemporary audiences still take great pleasure in the rapid-fire verbal battles between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, determined to subdue Katharinas legendary temper and win her dowry.

Editions:1844  Date:1594 - 2021  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Drama, Comedy plays

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.

Editions:2018  Date:1891 - 2021  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Pastoral fiction

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The great Gatsby

by:Fitzgerald, Francis Scott, 1896-1940

Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule.

Editions:1722  Date:1925 - 2022  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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Persuasion

by:Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died, unmarried, in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love.

Editions:1587  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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The age of innocence

by:Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence.

Editions:970  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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Vanity fair

by:Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements.

Editions:1554  Date:1678 - 2021  Genre(s):Satire, Satirical literature, History

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The handmaid's tale

by:Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that o the two men on which her future hangs. [source : 4e de couv.].

Editions:559  Date:1983 - 2021  Genre(s):Dystopias, Dystopian fiction, Dystopian fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction

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John Thomas and Lady Jane (the second version of Lady Chatterley's lover)

by:Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

A seductive and beautiful love story about an aristocrat, Sir Clifford Chatterley, who has come home from the war paralyzed from the waist down. His wife devotes herself to his care, but her husband's bitter arrogance soon makes her life a nightmare. Selfishly he suggests that she produce an heir. He never dreams that she will break all the rules, and forgetting her social class, take their gamekeeper as her lover.

Editions:1208  Date:1000 - 2021  Genre(s):Erotic fiction, Erotic fiction, Erotic fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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