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The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman

by:Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768

Doomed to become the 'sport of fortune' by an interruption at the crucial moment of conception, Tristram Shandy's life lurches from one mishap to another: his nose crushed by the doctor's forceps during birth, christened with the worng name, an unfortunate incident involving a slamming sash window. Though everything occurs between parlor and garden, Tristram's excitable father, bewildered mother, and Uncle Toby provide ample opportunity for the digressions and madcap events that structure this seminal novel.

Editions:1373  Date:1759 - 2018  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, Stream of consciousness fiction, Stream of consciousness fiction

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Finnegans wake

by:Joyce, James, 1882-1941

Presents an experimental novel depicting a dream of world history, with characters from literature and history appearing and disappearing, written in a dream language that is a comical mixture of all the languages of Europe.

Editions:468  Date:1927 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


The waves

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Against the background of the sea, the author presents a group of characters from childhood to old age who speak in sililoquy, and we see them as they appear to themselves and to each other. In the end one of the characters sums up the effect of their lives as a whole.

Editions:510  Date:1931 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


Jacob's room : The waves

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Annotation‡bWidely regarded as one of the most important modernist writers, Virginia Woolf was also one of the most important female authors of the twentieth century. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, is an experimental character study that delves into the life of protagonist Jacob Flanders, largely through the eyes of the friends, acquaintances, family members, and lovers who surround him.

Editions:401  Date:1922 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction

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Three novels

by:Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989

Beckett dispenses with all the customary props of contemporary fiction--including exposition, plot, and increasingly, paragraphs--and turns his attention to consciousness itself. Nobody has ever evoked the pain of existence, or the steady slide toward nonexistence, with such poetic, garrulous accuracy.

Editions:443  Date:1949 - 2016  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, Psychological fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction


Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player

by:Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989

Contains the text to two of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett's greatest works, a single-act play and a single-person mime sketch.

Editions:423  Date:1957 - 2016  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


The art of racing in the rain : a novel

by:Stein, Garth

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

Editions:100  Date:2008 - 2014  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


The private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner, : written by himself, with a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor

by:Hogg, James, 1770-1835

"This now-famous book was given a hostile reception when it first appeared in 1824. It was not reprinted until the late 1830s, when a heavily bowdlerised version was included in a posthumous edition of Hogg's collected Tales and Sketches published by Blackie & Son of Glasgow. Thereafter Confessions of a Justified Sinner attracted little interest until the 1890s, when the unbowdlerised text was printed for the first time since the 1820s. However, the current high reputation of Hogg's novel did not fully begin to establish itself until 1947, when a warmly enthusiastic Introduction by Andre Gide appeared in a new edition of the unbowdlerised text."--Jacket.

Editions:321  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, History

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Mist : a tragicomic novel

by:Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936

"A novel that features Augusto Perez, the pampered son of a recently deceased mother; the deceitful, scheming Eugenia, whom Augusto obsessively idealizes; and, Augusto's dog Orfeo, who gives a funeral oration upon his master's death."

Editions:721  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction

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Pale fire : a novel

by:Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977

Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures in a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade.

Editions:273  Date:1958 - 2018  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, Romantic suspense fiction, Criticism, interpretation, etc


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