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The old man and the sea

by:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

Santiago is a Cuban fisherman who encounters a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream and the battle for his catch becomes one of survival against a band of marauding sharks.

Editions:2636  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans


The trial

by:Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K. for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.'A successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see? Kafka's unfinished novel has been read as a study of.

Editions:2457  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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Lord of the flies

by:Golding, William, 1911-1993

Classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Editions:1260  Date:1854 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Science fiction, Allegories


The Decameron

by:Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375

Revised for the seven hundredth anniversary of the author's birth, this tale of medieval Italian life details how ten young Florentines retreat to the countryside to escape the plague-infested city and entertain themselves by telling stories.

Editions:3162  Date:0992 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Allegories, Frame stories, Frame stories, Allegories

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Eugénie Grandet

by:Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850

The classic novel which follows the money and relationships of Eugénie Grandet, her family, and the French bourgeois.

Editions:2386  Date:1830 - 2017  Genre(s):Allegories

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The sea wolf

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

Life of a Norwegian sealing schooner and a grim picture of a sailor who is a combination of savage superman.

Editions:920  Date:1838 - 2018  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Adventure fiction

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by:Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths.

Editions:1212  Date:1899 - 2018  Genre(s):Religious fiction, Religious fiction, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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The castle

by:Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924

Surrealistic novel whose shadowy characters and obscure events are said to reflect the condition of man in modern society.

Editions:1567  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Detective and mystery fiction


One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

by:Kesey, Ken

An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world.

Editions:614  Date:1962 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Satire


The black tulip

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Overview: Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, who helps him concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. As Robin Buss explains in his informative introduction, Dumas infuses his story with elements from the history of the Dutch Republic (including two brutal murders) and Holland's seventeenth-century "tulipmania" phenomenon.

Editions:1099  Date:1000 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Allegories, Biographical fiction

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