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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:2257  Date:1900 - 2019  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:1079  Date:1854 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Science fiction, Allegories


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:1626  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans, Allegories


The Decameron

by:Boccaccio, Giovanni

Stories of humor with a touch of satire.

Editions:2957  Date:0992 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Allegories, Frame stories, Frame stories, Allegories

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The sea wolf

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

A deranged and abusive sea captain perpetrates a shipboard atmosphere of increasing violence that ultimately boils over into mutiny in this 1904 maritime classic.

Editions:787  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction

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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:1884  Date:1832 - 2019  Genre(s):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:997  Date:1899 - 2019  Genre(s):Religious fiction, Religious fiction, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

by:Kesey, Ken (1935-2001)

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

Editions:517  Date:1962 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Satire


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:1183  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Detective and mystery fiction


Their eyes were watching God : a novel

by:Hurston, Zora Neale (1891-1960)

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages.

Editions:274  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Allegories, Epic fiction


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