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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Huck tells of his adventures travelling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud.

Editions:3570  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Humorous fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Bildungsromans, Action and adventure fiction

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Jane Eyre

by:Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret.

Editions:4512  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Bildungsromans, Romance fiction, Bildungsromans, Romance fiction

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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:3555  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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Great expectations

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens' dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire. Raised by a humble blacksmith, Pip is recruited by the wealthy Miss Havisham to be a companion to her ward, the cold but beautiful Estella. There, Pip learns to despise his rough origins as Estella torments him about his low prospects. When Pip is informed that an unknown benefactor expects to make him his heir, he sets off to London to realize his great expectations. But true gentleman stature, he will find, is a matter of character, not fortune.

Editions:2502  Date:1468 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, 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:3532  Date:1000 - 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 women in nineteenth-century New England.

Editions:2239  Date:1800 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Juvenile works, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans

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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:974  Date:1930 - 2020  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Legal fiction (Literature), 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:1596  Date:1749 - 2019  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction, Bildungsromans, Humorous fiction

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Mansfield Park

by:Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

When a poor cousin, Fannie Price, comes to live at the estate of the sophisticated Bertram family, she suffers from the condescension of her haughty relatives and from the hopeless love she bears for their youngest son. Life becomes even more complicated when she is forced into a rivalry with a charming and vivacious newcomer. Fannie will have to question her most cherished beliefs about herself and her world as she struggles to make a home for herself. Displaying Austen's characteristic irony and perception, Mansfield Park delivers a scathing attack on social conventions that earned it a reputation as her most controversial novel.

Editions:1610  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Love stories, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Romance fiction

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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:1301  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction

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