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A thousand acres

by:Smiley, Jane

The time is 1979. Larry Cook, a proud and exacting farmer, whose family has lived on this land for four generations, unexpectedly decides to retire and turn over his valuable holdings to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense - a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out - setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family.

Editions:143  Date:1983 - 2018  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Allegories

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

by:Bach, Richard

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracised by the rest of the flock.

Editions:197  Date:1467 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Allegories, Allegories, Novels, Animal fiction

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The confidence-man: : his masquerade

by:Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

Savage irony and black humor as Melville's Confidence-Man strips away the hypocritical pretenses of fellow passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. Originally published 1857.

Editions:214  Date:1857 - 2017  Genre(s):Allegories, Satire, Satirical literature, Satirical literature

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It can't happen here : a novel

by:Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

A dark satire about the rise of a fascist American dictator.

Editions:177  Date:1935 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Allegories

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Oblomov

by:Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891

Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia's dying aristocracy - a man so lazy that he has given up his job in the Civil Service, neglected his books, insulted his friends and found himself in debt. Too apathetic to do anything about his problems, he lives in a grubby, crumbling apartment, waited on by Zakhar, his equally idle servant. Terrified by the bustle and activity necessary to participate in the real world, Oblomov manages to avoid work and postpone change, and - finally - risks losing the love of his life.

Editions:659  Date:1858 - 2019  Genre(s):Allegories, Black humor (Literature), Black humor

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The garden of Eden

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

An uncompleted final novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman.

Editions:137  Date:1900 - 2013  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction, Allegories, Allegories

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The red badge of courage

by:Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

A young man is compelled to mature during a bloody Civil War battle.

Editions:261  Date:1895 - 2019  Genre(s):History, War stories, Historical fiction, Allegories, Psychological fiction

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Saint maybe

by:Tyler, Anne

Saint Maybe is the rich and absorbing story of a young man's guilt over his brother's death and his struggle to atone for the wrong he feels he has done. On a quiet street in Baltimore in 1965, seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his family in an "ideal, apple-pie household," enjoying the comfort of family traditions and indulging in all the usual dreams of the future. Until one night, when Ian's stinging words to his brother bring tragedy -- and from that careless moment on nothing can ever be the same. Anne Tyler takes us along Ian's painful and poignant quest for forgiveness, from the Church of the Second Chance to Ian's gratifying, solitary work as a carpenter. Raising the three children that are thrust on him, he finds himself amazed, drowning in family and duty. Then, out of the very heart of the domestic clutter, a light begins to flash. From the Hardcover edition.

Editions:111  Date:1991 - 2017  Genre(s):Allegories, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Allegories

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The wayward bus

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

The ambitions, dreams, failings, and innermost thoughts of a diverse group of passengers are revealed as they travel aboard a bus along the backroads of California.

Editions:247  Date:1943 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Western stories

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Silver on the tree

by:Cooper, Susan, 1935-

Conclusion of the tale begun in "over Sea, Under Stone." In the Welsh hills Will Stanton, youngest of the immortal Old Ones, joins forces with Merriman, Bran, and the mortal Drew children in a quest through space and time against the powers of evil known as the Dark.

Editions:84  Date:1977 - 2010  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Allegories, Allegories

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