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The vicar of Wakefield : a tale supposed to be written by himself

by:Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774

Details the romantic intrigues in the family of a country vicar in eighteenth century England.

Editions:3397  Date:1728 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Pastoral fiction

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Little Dorrit

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Little Dorrit grows up in Marshalsea prison, where her father is confined for his debts, and she helps to feed the family with her needlework until her father receives an inheritance when she is in her teens, and more problems ensue.

Editions:1302  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Didactic fiction, Romance fiction

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Slaughterhouse-five : or, The children's crusade, a duty-dance with death

by:Vonnegut, Kurt

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present.

Editions:326  Date:1966 - 2017  Genre(s):War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Science fiction, War fiction


The brethren

by:Grisham, John

In a federal prison, three former judges who call themselves "the brethren" meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their community and make a some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation.

Editions:300  Date:1885 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Detective and mystery fiction, Legal fiction (Literature), Novels, Thrillers (Fiction)


All the pretty horses

by:McCarthy, Cormac

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure.

Editions:172  Date:1964 - 2014  Genre(s):Western fiction, Western stories, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Western stories


Darkness at noon

by:Koestler, Arthur

An aging revolutionary is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. He recalls a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a totalitarian government.

Editions:601  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Legal stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


Moll Flanders

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

The story of Moll Flanders her fortunes and her misfortunes.

Editions:550  Date:1721 - 2019  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders

by:Defoe, Daniel

Moll Flanders has been made into several stage and film versions. It is the story of a girl born to a convicted criminal, who advances herself through a life of multiple marriages, crime, and prostitution, though she ultimately, at age 69, repents of her wicked ways.

Editions:408  Date:0001 - 2015  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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De profundis

by:Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

Text of a petition presented to Parliament on June 7th, 1866. The petition outlines and rebutts common objections to the enfranchisement of women in Great Britain.

Editions:668  Date:0001 - 2019  Genre(s):Records and correspondence, Poetry

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Notes from a dead house

by:Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881

"In 1849 Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years at hard labor in a Siberian prison camp for his participation in a utopian socialist discussion group. The account he wrote after his release, based on notes he smuggled out, was the first book to reveal life inside the Russian penal system. The book not only brought him fame but also founded the tradition of Russian prison writing. Notes from a Dead House (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead) is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments, shocking conditions, feuds and betrayals, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom, but it also describes moments of comedy and acts of kindness. There are grotesque bathhouse and hospital scenes that seem to have come straight from Dante's Inferno, alongside daring escape attempts, doomed acts of defiance, and a theatrical Christmas celebration that draws the entire community together in a temporary suspension of their grim reality. To get past government censors, Dostoevsky made his narrator a common-law criminal rather than a political prisoner, but the perspective is unmistakably his own. His incarceration was a transformative experience that nourished all his later works, particularly Crime and Punishment. Dostoevsky's narrator discovers that even among the most debased criminals there are strong and beautiful souls. His story reveals the prison as a tragedy both for the inmates and for Russia; it is, finally, a profound meditation on freedom: "The prisoner himself knows that he is a prisoner; but no brands, no fetters will make him forget that he is a human being""-- provided by publisher.

Editions:434  Date:1850 - 2018

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