LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

A group of very ordinary small boys are marooned on a coral island. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world […]

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WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his […]

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THE END OF THE AFFAIR by Graham Greene

“This is a record of hate far more than of love,” writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair, and it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles. Now, a year after Sarah’s death, Bendrix seeks to exorcise […]

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THE HOBBIT by J.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the […]

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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT by Mark Twain

Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur’s England, facing a world whose idyllic surface masks fear, injustice, and ignorance. Related Posts:A QUEST OF HEROES by Morgan RiceTHE QUEEN’S POISONER by Jeff WheelerRED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

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GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchelle

A novel of love and war, written about the Civil War and its aftermath. Taking us into the burning fields and cities of the American South, we meet the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, who survive under the harshest of circumstances, and become two of the most famous lovers since Romeo and Juliet. Related Posts:THE THIRTEENTH […]

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THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession”. Related Posts:AUSTENLAND by Shannon HaleLORD OF THE FLIES by William GoldingTHE LAST OF THE […]

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THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien

If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such […]

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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde

As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. Related Posts:THE GRAY MAN by Mark GreaneyWARM BODIES by Isaac MarionSOWER OF DREAMS […]

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