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The taming of the shrew

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew. With captions.

Editions:1624  Date:1594 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Drama, Comedy plays

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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:872  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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The winter's tale

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

This romance revolves around a theme that occupied Shakespeare later in life: reconciliation. Wrongs committed by one generation, here a wife unjustly accused of adultery, are made right by the next generation.

Editions:1544  Date:1611 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Tragicomedies, Comedies

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Ulysses

by:Joyce, James, 1882-1941

Serialized first in the Little Review in 1918 and published first in Paris in 1922, although its censorship for obscenity in America and England were not lifted until the mid-1930sIn terms of its story it defies abridgement or explanation except that it all takes place on one day, 16 June 1904, or Bloomsday, which was the anniversary of Joyces first walk with his beloved Nora Barnacle. It (very) loosely follows the episodes of Ulysses from the Odyssey of Homer though in a reordered form, with Stephen Dedalus representing Telemachus, Leopold Bloom Ulysses and Molly Bloom Penelope. The central characters explore various sites and happenings around Dublin such as a newspaper office, a brothel, a funeral, and public houses.

Editions:1778  Date:0919 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Epic fiction

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Ethan Frome

by:Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondrialcal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, and only place she can go is Ethan's farm. An embittered and man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused between the three protagonists.

Editions:687  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction

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The tragedy of Cymbeline

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

A story of Belarius and the kidnapped princes.

Editions:1110  Date:1611 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, History, Tragicomedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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Middlemarch

by:Eliot, George, 1819-1880

A portrait of 19th century English provincial life focusing on Dorothea Brooks and her two marriages, Dr. Lydgate, and the Vincy family.

Editions:796  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Didactic fiction, Love stories

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To the lighthouse

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

The Ramsay family and the one summer spent with their friends in their holiday home in Scotland. Offshore stands the lighthouse; remote, inaccessible, and an external presence in a changing world.

Editions:1016  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Stream of consciousness fiction

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The beautiful and damned

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

Married life of a young wealthy couple, of the '20's.

Editions:379  Date:1874 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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Gone girl : a novel

by:Flynn, Gillian, 1971-

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isnt doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wifes head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge

Editions:215  Date:2012 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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