Books Tagged ‘Literature’

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Subject: Plays

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His plays are constantly studied, performed an...

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Candide

Subject: Fiction

Candide, ou l’Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is livi...

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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Subject: Fiction

Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the ti...

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Sense and Sensibility

Subject: Fiction

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor (age 19) and Marianne (age 16½) as they come of age. They ...

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The Divine Comedy

Subject: Poetry

The Divine Comedy is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered to be the pr...

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The Jungle

Subject: Fiction

The Jungle is a 1906 novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). The novel portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the U...

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David Copperfield

Subject: Fiction

David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. The novel features the character David Copperfield, and is written in the first person, as a description of his life un...

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Wuthering Heights

Subject: Fiction

Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847 under her pseudonym “Ellis Bell”. It is her only finished novel. Wuthering Heights and Anne BrontëR...

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Don Quixote

Subject: Fiction

Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. A founding work of Western literature, it is often labeled “the fir...

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Les Misérables

Subject: Fiction

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 cul...

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