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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come

by:Bunyan, John, 1628-1688

The pilgrim Christian forsakes the world in order to undertake the dangerous journey to the Celestial City, experiencing numerous crises and temptations along the way.

Editions:2905  Date:0001 - 2020  Genre(s):Christian fiction, Christian fiction, Allegories, Allegories

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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:2048  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans, 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:2198  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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Lord of the flies

by:Golding, William, 1911-1993

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

Editions:1146  Date:1854 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Allegories, Science fiction


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 and superman.

Editions:827  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Sea stories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Eugénie Grandet

by:Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850

"The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugénie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel."--Back cover.

Editions:2136  Date:1832 - 2020  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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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:1042  Date:1899 - 2020  Genre(s):Religious fiction, Allegories, Religious fiction, 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:1326  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Detective and mystery fiction


One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

by:Kesey, Ken

The struggle for power between a head nurse and a male patient in a mental institution leads to a climax of hate, violence and death.

Editions:523  Date:1962 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Medical fiction


Their eyes were watching God : a novel

by:Hurston, Zora Neale

Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance.

Editions:293  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories


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