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Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly

by:Stowe, Harriet Beecher- 1811-1896

Uncle Tom's Cabin charts the progress from slavery to freedom of fugitives who escape the chains of slavery, and of a martyr who transcends all earthly ties. This edition firmly locates the novel within the context of African-American writing, the issues of race, and the role of women. Its appendices include the most important contemporary African-American literary responses to the glorification of Uncle Tom's Christian resignation as well as excerpts from popular slave narratives, quoted by Stowe in her justification of the dramatization of slavery, Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Editions:2542  Date:1800 - 2025  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Editions:1956  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Fables, Satire, Fables


The jungle

by:Sinclair, Upton

Describes the conditions of the Chicago stockyards through the eyes of a young immigrant struggling in America.

Editions:730  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction

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Brave new world

by:Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

Six hundred years into the future, humans are bred by cloning, and "mother" and "father" are forbidden words. Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.

Editions:1301  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Political fiction, Psychological fiction, Political fiction, Psychological fiction, Dystopias


Fahrenheit 451

by:Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new introduction by the author and a message that is more relevant today than when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than five million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 -- originally published in 1953 -- remains his most acclaimed work. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper burns. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel set in the (perhaps near) future when "firemen" burn books forbidden by a totalitarian "brave new world" regime. The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flesh-and-blood ideas and cry out silently when put to the torch." Today, when libraries and schools in this country and all over the world are still "burning" certain books, Fahrenheit 451 remains a brilliantly readable and suspenseful work of even greater impact and timeliness.

Editions:968  Date:1950 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Science fiction


The charterhouse of Parma

by:Stendhal, 1783-1842

The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring. Set at the beginning of the 19th-century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo. The novel's great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness. This new translation captures Stendhal's narrative verse, while the Introduction explores the novel's reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power. - Amazon (summary for a 2009 edition of this title).

Editions:1739  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Love stories, Historical fiction

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by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

"Conrad's pessimistic worldview colors this novel depicting the brutality of Latin American politics and the tragedies that inevitably ensue."

Editions:858  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Sea stories, Political fiction, Political fiction, Sea stories

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A passage to India

by:Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970

In this hard-hitting novel, first published in 1924, the murky personal relationship between an Englishwoman and an Indian doctor mirrors the troubled politics of colonialism. Adela Quested and her fellow British travelers, eager to experience the "real" India, develop a friendship with the urbane Dr. Aziz. While on a group outing, Adela and Dr. Aziz visit the Marabar caves together. As they emerge, Adela accuses the doctor of assaulting her. While Adela never actually claims she was raped, the decisions she makes ostracize her from both her countrymen and the natives, setting off a complex chain of events that forever changes the lives of all involved. This intense and moving story asks the listener serious questions about preconceptions regarding race, sex, religion, and truth. A political and philosophical masterpiece.

Editions:803  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction


1984 : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

Editions:1057  Date:1900 - 2026  Genre(s):Dystopias, Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction


Barnaby Rudge

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Set at the time of the Gordon anti-Catholic riots of 1780, this is Dickens's powerful, atmospheric novel of madness, murder, and lurid mob violence. It is also a tale of love thwarted by the designs of Geoffrey Haredale and the villain Sir John Chester, and the heroism of Edward Chester in rescuing the innocent Emma.

Editions:1157  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, History, Mystery fiction

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