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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen (1): Volume 1 (Timeless Classics)

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Another high school English classic, Lord of the Flies recounts the fate of a group of young British boys stranded on a desert island. In this 1949 novel that predicted a dystopian future, political satirist George Orwell introduced the concept of "Big Brother,'' the idea of an all-seeing government that aims to control not only the narrative of the public, but of individuals. Accompanied by an alien author, Dent must now venture into the intergalactic bypass to figure out what’s going on.

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Through her main character, Elizabeth Bennet, the novelist showed for the first time what it meant to be an intelligent woman in a world governed by men. As more trouble arises, David agonizes over who he is, what he wants, and whether it is even possible to obtain it in this world. Set in the opulent inter-war era in England, Brideshead Revisited chronicles the increasingly complex relationship between Oxford student Charles Ryder, his university chum Sebastian, whose noble family they visit at their grand seat of Brideshead.More than just a champagne-soaked story of love, betrayal, and murder, The Great Gatsby has a lot to say about class, identity, and belonging if you scratch its surface.

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Concerned with disconnection and apathy, Schlink’s book grapples with the guilty weight of the past without flinching from the horror of the present. The winner of the Booker prize in 1981, Salman Rushdie’s groundbreaking novel is a triumphant achievement of magical realism. This short novella tells the story of two British men visiting India while the country is a British colony. En route to his wedding, merchant sailor Edmond Dantès is shockingly accused of treason and thrown in prison without cause. While the tragic consequences of their love affair unfold, Kawabata delicately guides us through a world of passion, regret, and exquisite beauty.But these pieces are timeless because they teach morals effortlessly–which leads to a hidden element that makes classic children’s books so timeless.

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Originally published in Italian, The Name of the Rose is one of the bestselling books of all time — and for good reason. Follow along as these four friends work together to save Toad Hall from weasels, encountering various obstacles and challenges. The subjective nature of “sanity,” institutional oppression, and rejection of authority are just a few of the issues tackled in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Both tragic and awe-inspiring, The Grapes of Wrath is widely considered to be Steinbeck's best book and a front-runner for the title of The Great American Novel.

In this collection of Arabic folk tales, the quick-witted storyteller Scheherazade demonstrates the power of a good cliffhanger — on both the king and the reader! This story is set in 1327, when a rich Italian abbey sees some of its Franciscans accused of heresy. Considered by many to be the first modern novel, Don Quixote is undoubtedly the work of a master storyteller.

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In A lice’s Adventures in Wonderland , Alice’s curiosity is what contributes to her timeless characterization.

The resulting list of must-reads is a perfect way to find inspiration to start your classics adventure. The novel follows the history of one family in the fictional town of Macando, giving us a glimpse of Latin America through the history and myths, growth and decay that the book portrays. Having only read this for the first time in the past 5 years, I was amazed at how Orwell envisioned the future—he was stunningly accurate in many aspects. Betty Friedan’s disruptive feminist text sheds light on the midcentury dissatisfaction of homemakers across America.

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