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

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Death in Venice, and seven other stories

by:Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955

These short stories, originally published in the 1930s in various German collections, present Mann's belief that "a story must tell itself." -- adapted from back cover.

Editions:1059  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Short stories, Parables, 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:147  Date:1466 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction



by:Bellow, Saul

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

Editions:606  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, College stories



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:255  Date:1955 - 2018  Genre(s):Erotic fiction, Erotic fiction, Erotic fiction, Romance fiction, Love stories


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


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


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


The annotated Lolita

by:Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977

Presents the degeneration which results from a middle-aged professor's desperate obsession with a precocious, callous teenager whose mother he marries just to be near the young girl.

Editions:809  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Erotic fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Drama


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 on to move to a more comfortable home, something in him rebels.

Editions:175  Date:1923 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Frame stories, Frame stories


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