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Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
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The Coming of Age
Simone de Beauvoir
“Old age is an island surrounded by death,” the nineteenth-century Ecuadorean essayist Juan Montalvo wrote. In her impassioned book, which spans a thousand years and a variety of nations and cultures, Simone de Beauvoir asserts that all too often the inhabitants of that island are left to their own ...show more
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The Diary of a Country Priest
Georges Bernanos
One of the most intuitive and inspired explorations of religious faith in modern literature, Georges Bernanos’s 1936 novel is a portrait of a humble and uncertain priest going quietly about the most significant business. The uncertainty of Bernanos’s protagonist—an unnamed cleric in a village in rur...show more
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume
Narrated by Margaret Simon, an almost twelve-year-old who moves from New York City to the Jersey suburbs, Blume’s novel for young readers engages, with directness and a strong dose of appropriate preteen bewilderment, themes seldom treated so familiarly at the time. Top of the list is the perplexity...show more
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The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
Published in 1931, while Modernism was turning fiction artfully on its ear, Buck’s simple, plot-driven tale of the shifting fortunes of Chinese peasants Wang Lung and O-Lan was innovative in its own way, marking the introduction of Asian characters into mainstream Western literature. In its pages, r...show more
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True History of the Kelly Gang
Peter Carey
The son of an Irish convict father, Ned Kelly stole horses as a child, murdered policemen, robbed banks, and took up as a “bushranger”—the Australian term for runaway convicts who evaded British authorities in the open continent. His notoriety grew until Kelly became a Robin Hood–like symbol of Iris...show more
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The Songlines
Bruce Chatwin
Dashing, prodigiously talented, with a mysterious knack for alighting upon alluring geographical and literary destinations, Bruce Chatwin passed through the crowded city of travel writing with a spectral, Keats-like splendor; he even died before his time, but left behind at least two masterpieces, I...show more
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