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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:4097  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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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 ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

Editions:3295  Date:1800 - 2018  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:1681  Date:1191 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, 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:1434  Date:1900 - 2017  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. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy.

Editions:832  Date:1954 - 2018  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Road 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:774  Date:1093 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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Villette

by:Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as strikingly modern psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness.

Editions:986  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Autobiographical fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Psychological 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 - 2016  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction

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Remembrance of things past

by:Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922

(Vol 1) Swann's way / Within a budding grove / The Guermantes way (Vol 2) Cities of the plain / The captive / The sweet cheat gone / The past recaptured.

Editions:988  Date:1901 - 2018  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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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:534  Date:1846 - 2018  Genre(s):Feminist fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction

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