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Les misérables

by:Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885

Story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.

Editions:2742  Date:1051 - 2018  Genre(s):Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Historical fiction, History

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Ulysses

by:Joyce, James, 1882-1941

Serialized first in the Little Review in 1918 and published first in Paris in 1922, although its censorship for obscenity in America and England were not lifted until the mid-1930sIn terms of its story it defies abridgement or explanation except that it all takes place on one day, 16 June 1904, or Bloomsday, which was the anniversary of Joyces first walk with his beloved Nora Barnacle. It (very) loosely follows the episodes of Ulysses from the Odyssey of Homer though in a reordered form, with Stephen Dedalus representing Telemachus, Leopold Bloom Ulysses and Molly Bloom Penelope. The central characters explore various sites and happenings around Dublin such as a newspaper office, a brothel, a funeral, and public houses.

Editions:1766  Date:0919 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Epic fiction

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Doctor Zhivago

by:Pasternak, Boris Leonidovič

Comprehensive picture of pre revolutionary upper-class Russian society and the revolutionary transition. Deals with the life of an intellectual and his heroic effort to preserve his capacity for reflection.

Editions:1032  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Epic fiction, Didactic fiction, Love stories

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Their eyes were watching God : a novel

by:Hurston, Zora Neale (1891-1960)

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages.

Editions:274  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Epic fiction

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One hundred years of solitude

by:Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family.

Editions:225  Date:1966 - 2018  Genre(s):Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Magic realist fiction, Magic realist fiction

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The Silmarillion

by:Tolkien, J. R. R. (1892-1973)

The story of the creation of the world and of the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. The Silmarillion is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.

Editions:584  Date:1973 - 2019  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction

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The Pillars of the earth

by:Follett, Ken

Set in twelfth-century England, this epic intertwines the lives of kings, clergy, master masons and peasants as a magnificent cathedral is built. In these turbulent days family rivalry, romance and intrigue are all part of its construction.

Editions:454  Date:1987 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Epic fiction, Historical fiction

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Cien años de soledad

by:García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014

The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family.

Editions:1255  Date:1928 - 2018  Genre(s):Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction

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The Clan of the Cave Bear : a novel

by:Auel, Jean M

The Neanderthal world is portrayed reconstructing primordial daily life and beliefs.

Editions:175  Date:1980 - 2017  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction

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A clash of kings

by:Martin, George R. R

"Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon--who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead ... victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky--a comet the color of blood and flame--six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard's son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King's Landing. Robert's two brothers each seek their own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. A Clash of Kings transports us into a magnificent, forgotten land of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare. It is a tale in which maidens cavort with madmen, brother plots against brother, and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ... and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all of the land feels the tremors. Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment--a tale of pure excitement you will never forget." --Amazon.

Editions:219  Date:1996 - 2019  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Science fiction, Epic fiction

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