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Babbitt

by:Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

George F. Babbitt is a hustling, prosperous real estate broker in a city of about 350,000. Back of his business and clubs and 100% activities is a wistful wonder as to what this business of living is all about.

Editions:765  Date:0001 - 2018  Genre(s):Satire, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction

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Lolita

by:Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Editions:829  Date:1953 - 2018  Genre(s):Erotic fiction, Erotic fiction, Erotic fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction

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Death in Venice

by:Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955

A story about a writer of world renown and his slow spiral to a degrading sensuality and eventual death.

Editions:957  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Short stories, Short stories

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The wedding

by:Sparks, Nicholas

After more than twenty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife Jane's heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him again.

Editions:149  Date:1466 - 2017  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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Herzog

by:Bellow, Saul

A multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, a man struggling with the complexity of existence and longing for redemption.

Editions:581  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, College stories

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Saturday : [a novel]

by:McEwan, Ian

From the pen of a master-the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement-comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him-with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.

Editions:158  Date:2004 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Suspense fiction

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The sense of an ending

by:Barnes, Julian

Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world.

Editions:131  Date:2011 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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Rabbit at rest

by:Updike, John

"Ex-basketball player Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo and a second grandchild. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically and his wife, Janice, decides in mid-life to become a working girl. As, through the winter, spring and summer of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live."

Editions:135  Date:1990 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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Special delivery

by:Steel, Danielle

Second chance at love for Hollywood actress Amanda Kingston and haute couture merchant Jack Watson, both in their 50s. Amanda's daughter is married to Jack's son, but Amanda does not like Jack who is a womanizer. When Amanada's husband dies, however, she becomes lonely and a romance develops. By the author of Five Days in Paris.

Editions:141  Date:1997 - 2016  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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The professor's house

by:Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

A study in emotional dislocation and renewal--Professor Godfrey St. Peter, a man in his 50's has achieved what would seem to be remarkable success. When called to move to a moree comfortable home, something in him rebels.

Editions:184  Date:1923 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Frame stories, Frame stories

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