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David Copperfield

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

T adds to the charm of this book to remember that it is virtually a picture of the author's own boyhood. It is an excellent picture of the life of a struggling English youth in the middle of the last century. The pictures of Canterbury and London are true pictures and through these pages walk one of Dickens' wonderful processions of characters, quaint and humorous, villainous and tragic. Nobody cares for Dickens heroines, least of all for Dora, but take it all in al, l this book is enjoyed by young people more than any other of the great novelist. After having read this you will wish to read Nicholas Nickleby for its mingling of pathos and humor, Martin Chuzzlewit for its pictures of American life as seen through English eyes, and Pickwick Papers for its crude but boisterous humor.

Editions:3563  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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Great expectations

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

The adventures of an orphaned young man in Victorian England who is given a great deal of money by an unknown benefactor to enable him to live as a gentleman, pursuing a good education and fulfilling great expectations.

Editions:2535  Date:1468 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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Little women

by:Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

Editions:2643  Date:1798 - 2020  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Juvenile works, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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Oliver Twist

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Deals with the adventures of a young orphan boy trying to survive amid greed and poverty in 19th-century London.

Editions:3473  Date:1000 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Historical fiction

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To kill a mockingbird

by:Lee, Harper

The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

Editions:1032  Date:1930 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Legal fiction (Literature)

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A portrait of the artist as a young man

by:Joyce, James, 1882-1941

The story of the childhood and youth of an Irish poet-scholar, Stephen Dedalus, who questions his Catholic faith as he reaches manhood in turn-of-the century Dublin.

Editions:1469  Date:1191 - 2020  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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Bleak house

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

Editions:1567  Date:1051 - 2020  Genre(s):Legal stories, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The history of Tom Jones, a foundling

by:Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!

Editions:1088  Date:1700 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction

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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

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Sons and lovers

by:Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

Because of his domineering mother, Paul is unable to fully love Miriam.

Editions:1197  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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