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David Copperfield

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

T adds to the charm of this book to remember that it is virtually a picture of the author's own boyhood. It is an excellent picture of the life of a struggling English youth in the middle of the last century. The pictures of Canterbury and London are true pictures and through these pages walk one of Dickens' wonderful processions of characters, quaint and humorous, villainous and tragic. Nobody cares for Dickens heroines, least of all for Dora, but take it all in al, l this book is enjoyed by young people more than any other of the great novelist. After having read this you will wish to read Nicholas Nickleby for its mingling of pathos and humor, Martin Chuzzlewit for its pictures of American life as seen through English eyes, and Pickwick Papers for its crude but boisterous humor.

Editions:3555  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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Little women

by:Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

Editions:2239  Date:1800 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Juvenile works, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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A portrait of the artist as a young man

by:Joyce, James, 1882-1941

The story of the childhood and youth of an Irish poet-scholar, Stephen Dedalus, who questions his Catholic faith as he reaches manhood in turn-of-the century Dublin.

Editions:1301  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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Sons and lovers

by:Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

Because of his domineering mother, Paul is unable to fully love Miriam.

Editions:1207  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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The way of all flesh

by:Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902

Butler's thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in a God-fearing Christian family depicts the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life.

Editions:782  Date:1093 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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On the road

by:Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

Editions:648  Date:1954 - 2018  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Fictional autobiographies, Road fiction, Road fiction



by:Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love.

Editions:1001  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Autobiographical fiction, Romance fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Romance fiction

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The bell jar

by:Plath, Sylvia

Esther Greenwood, a talented college student, finds herself estranged from her family and resigned to a conventional lifestyle and descends into depression and mental illness.

Editions:499  Date:1947 - 2019  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction


Agnes Grey

by:Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849

Drawing directly on her own experiences, Anne Brontë describes the isolation and dark ambiguity of the governes's life as lived by her fictional heroine Agnes Grey. Mature, insightful, and edged with a quiet irony, this first novel by the youngest of the Brontë displays her keen sense of moral responsibility and sharp eye for bourgeois attitudes and behavior.

Editions:579  Date:1846 - 2019  Genre(s):Feminist fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction

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Little house on the prairie

by:Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Editions:348  Date:1932 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Historical fiction, Fictional autobiographies, Autobiographical fiction, Historical fiction


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