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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:2272  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Allegories, Allegories, Bildungsromans, Allegories


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:1333  Date:1854 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Science fiction, Allegories


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:2302  Date:1900 - 9818  Genre(s):Allegories, Allegories, Allegories

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The Decameron

by:Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375

Stories of humor with a touch of satire.

Editions:2936  Date:0992 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Allegories, Frame stories, Frame stories, 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 and superman.

Editions:926  Date:1838 - 2018  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Action and adventure fiction, Allegories, 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:2129  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:1170  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:1513  Date:1900 - 2019  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:622  Date:1962 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Satire


Their eyes were watching God : a novel

by:Hurston, Zora Neale

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her 3 marriages.

Editions:286  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Epic fiction, Allegories, Novels


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