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Wuthering Heights

by:Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848

Against a background of English moors in the 18th century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff.

Editions:3023  Date:1460 - 3992  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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The scarlet letter

by:Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

Set in an early New England colony, this novel explores the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne, the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale, and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.

Editions:2628  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction

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Great expectations

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens' dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire. Raised by a humble blacksmith, Pip is recruited by the wealthy Miss Havisham to be a companion to her ward, the cold but beautiful Estella. There, Pip learns to despise his rough origins as Estella torments him about his low prospects. When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his great expectations. But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune.

Editions:2502  Date:1468 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The Count of Monte Cristo

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If on a false political charge. After staging a dramatic escape, he finds the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo which makes him wealthy. He then sets upon the course of revenge against his old enemies.

Editions:1963  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Adventure fiction, Historical fiction

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The great Gatsby

by:Fitzgerald, F. Scott (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. Bathtub gin, flappers and house parties that last all week enliven Fitzgerald's classic tale, a startling portrait of Gatsby's search for meaning in his opulent world.

Editions:1564  Date:1925 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Biographical information and critical essays accompany Shakespeare's play about a prince's wavering determination to avenge his father's murder.

Editions:2347  Date:1602 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Tragedies, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama), Drama

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The Duchess of Malfi

by:Webster, John, 1580?-1625?

More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the Revels Plays text, the notes have been augmented to cast further light both on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its imagery and dramatic action. From its well-documented early performances to the two productions seen in the West End of London in the 1995-96 season, a stage history gives an account of the play in performance. Students, actors, directors and theatre-goers will all find here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the greatest age of English theatre, which highlights why it has lived on stage with renewed force in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Editions:407  Date:1623 - 2019  Genre(s):Tragedies, Drama, Tragedies (Drama), Tragedies (Drama)

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A time to kill

by:Grisham, John

Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

Editions:240  Date:1989 - 9189  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature), Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

by:Dahl, Roald

Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.

Editions:288  Date:1020 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works

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Chronicle of a death foretold

by:García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014

The narrator of this story studies a murder which takes place shortly after a wedding and explores the mass community complicity that allowed it to happen.

Editions:647  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction

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