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

by:Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eludes the hired slave catchers and is aided by the undeground railroad. Another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale and ultimately endures a martyr's death under the whips of Simon Legree's overseers.

Editions:3358  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Satire on dictatorship.

Editions:2234  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Fables, Satire, Fables


The jungle

by:Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

Story of Jurgis Rudkus, a young immigrant who comes to America for a better life. Instead, he is confronted with the horrors of the Chicago slaughterhouses, barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, disease, and despair.

Editions:831  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:1885  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Dystopias, Science fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Political fiction


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:1043  Date:1950 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Science fiction


1984 : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Eternal warfare is the price of bleak prosperity in this satire of totalitarian barbarism.

Editions:712  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Dystopias, Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction



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:850  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:905  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political 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:1172  Date:1700 - 2017  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, History, Mystery fiction

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Cry, the beloved country: : a story of comfort in desolation

by:Paton, Alan

Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo travels to Johannesburg on an errand for a friend and to visit his son, Absalom, only to learn Absalom has been accused of murdering white city engineer and social activist Arthur Jarvis and stands very little chance of receiving mercy.

Editions:667  Date:1944 - 2015  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Fictional Works


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