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    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.  The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious...

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    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century...

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    To the Lighthouse

    To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. The novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To...

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    Don Quixote

    Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric...

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    Mrs Dalloway

    Mrs Dalloway, published on 14 May 1925 is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post–First World War England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs...

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    Les Misérables

    Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of...

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    Heart of Darkness

    Heart of Darkness (1899) is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow’s life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is “a mighty big river, that you could see on the map,...

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    This Crowded Earth

    This Crowded Earth is a science fiction thriller novel by American author Robert Bloch. This Crowded Earth is set on an overpopulated Earth of the future. In the future science has banished war and there's enough food to support everyone. Huge populations are living in...

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    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights is a Victorian romantic novel by Emily Brontë, first published in 1847. The novel's innovative structure somewhat puzzled critics. Wuthering Heights's violence and passion led the Victorian public and many early reviewers to think that it had been...

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    Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. This first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. The...

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    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published 1878. Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel, when he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky...

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    Metamorphosis

    Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect.

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    Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published by Richard Bentley in 1838. The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets...

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    The Waves

    The Waves, first published in 1931, is Virginia Woolf's most experimental novel. It consists of soliloquies spoken by the book's six characters: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis. Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear...

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    Orlando: A Biography

    Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published in 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's partner, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular and...

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    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a Victorian romatic novel by Charlotte Brontë. first published in 1847, under the pen name "Currer Bell." Writing for the Penguin edition, Stevie Davies describes it as an "influential feminist text" because of its in-depth exploration of the main female...

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    War and Peace

    War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered as Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major...

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    Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly instalments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's...

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    The Variable Man

    The Variable Man is a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, first published in 1953. “He fixed things—clocks, refrigerators, vidsenders and destinies. But he had no business in the future, where the calculators could not handle him. He was Earth’s only...

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    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protégé of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be...

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    A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight...

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    The Time Machine

    The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1898. H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to the year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he...

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    Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves...

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    Gullivers Travels

    Gullivers Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels (1726), is a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift,...

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    The Sea Lady

    The Sea Lady is a fantasy novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1902. A mermaid contrives to have herself "rescued from drowning" and adopted by a respectable family on the English coast. Her motive, which she conceals for quite a while, is to win the heart of a...

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    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry...

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    Moby Dick

    Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is the sixth book by American writer Herman Melville. The work is an epic sea story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a sperm whale. A contemporary commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in...

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    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It...

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    The Lady from Nowhere

    The Lady from Nowhere is a detective novel by American author Fergus Hume. A mysterious woman is found murdered in a yellow boudoir.  Who is she and where does she come from?  Detective Absalom Gebb is on the case. One evening in July, the peaceful slumber of the...

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    Mansfield Park

    Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813. It was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a...

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    The Time Traders

    The Time Traders is the first novel in The Time Traders series by Andre Norton. It is part of Norton's Forerunner universe. The Time Traders introduces the series' premise, a confrontation between Western heroes, and the "Reds", and a mysterious alien race that has used...

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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père). Completed in 1844, it is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. The story takes place in France, Italy,...

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    Frankenstein or The modern Prometheus

    Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship...

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    The Turn of the Screw

    The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novel written by Henry James. A nameless governess reports the events of two ghosts who stalk the young children she has charge over. Is she reliable, or an imaginative neurotic? Henry James'...

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    Emma

    Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she...

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    Jacob's Room

    Jacob's Room is the third novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 26 October 1922. The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders and is presented almost entirely through the impressions other characters have of...

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    The Brothers Karamazow

    The Brothers Karamazov, published 1880, is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia. Dostoyevsky composed...

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    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin A. Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its...

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    The Sleeper Awakes

    The Sleeper Awakes is an 1910 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest, he has become the richest man in...

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    Martin Eden

    Martin Eden is a 1909 novel by American author Jack London about a young proletarian autodidact struggling to become a writer. Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an...

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    Tender is the Night

    Tender Is the Night is a novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was his fourth and final completed novel, and was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January–April, 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by...

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    Persuasion

    Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818). Persuasion is widely appreciated as a moving...

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    Red Money

    Red Money is a mystery novel by American author Fergus Hume. Murder occurs at an English country estate following the arrival of a caravan of Gypsies temporarily camping on the grounds.  Greed and lost love collide to create dark secrets. Through twists and turns,...

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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the Town of "St. Petersburg", inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived. Tom Sawyer's best friends include Joe Harper and...

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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written...

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    Quo Vadis

    Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz. The novel tells of a love that develops between a young Christian woman, Lygia, and Marcus Vinicius, a Roman patrician. It takes...

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    The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild is a novel by London published in 1903. The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral...

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    David Copperfield

    David Copperfield is the common name of the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a novel in 1850. Its full title is The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant...

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    Silas Marner

    Silas Marner is a novel George Eliot first published in 1861. Reputed as Eliot’s favourite novel Silas Marner is set in the early years of the 19th century. Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small congregation in Lantern Yard. Betrayed by a beloved friend and accused...

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    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a detective novel by American author Fergus Hume. “The following report appeared in the Argus newspaper of Saturday, the 28th July, 18— “Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took...

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