To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)

17 November 2019 | By Harper Lee | Filed in: the united states of america.

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Ac

The Catcher in the Rye

17 November 2019 | By J.D. Salinger | Filed in: the united states of america.

The hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy h

Of Mice and Men

17 November 2019 | By John Steinbeck | Filed in: the united states of america.

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work, George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have some land of their own Eventually they find

The Old Man and the Sea

17 November 2019 | By Ernest Hemingway | Filed in: the united states of america.

The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream Using the sim

Fahrenheit 451

17 November 2019 | By Ray Bradbury | Filed in: the united states of america.

Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions th

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

17 November 2019 | By Mark Twain | Filed in: the united states of america.

A nineteenth century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer s aunt who mistakes him for Tom.

On the Road

17 November 2019 | By Jack Kerouac | Filed in: the united states of america.

When Jack Kerouac s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American

The Grapes of Wrath

17 November 2019 | By John Steinbeck | Filed in: the united states of america.

The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readers First published in 1939, Steinbeck s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma far

The Help

17 November 2019 | By Kathryn Stockett | Filed in: the united states of america.

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step Twenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger Skeeter would normally find so

The Road

17 November 2019 | By Cormac McCarthy | Filed in: the united states of america.

A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy s masterpiece A father and his son walk alone through burned America Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray The sky is dark Their de

The Bell Jar

17 November 2019 | By Sylvia Plath | Filed in: the united states of america.

Sylvia Plath s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under maybe for the last time In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath bri

Slaughterhouse-Five

17 November 2019 | By Kurt Vonnegut | Filed in: the united states of america.

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse Five, an American classic, is one of the world s great antiwar books Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives

Gone Girl

17 November 2019 | By Gillian Flynn | Filed in: the united states of america.

Marriage can be a real killer On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

17 November 2019 | By Mark Twain | Filed in: the united states of america.

An adventure story for children, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a fun filled book that shows life along the Mississippi River in the 1840s Written by Mark Twain, the book shows masterfully done satire, racism, childhood, and the importance of loyalty and courage no matter the cost.