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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James. It was published in parts in 1880-1881. It was published as a book in the United States by Houghton, Mifflin in 1881. It tells the story of a rich young American woman, Isabel Archer. She is explo ...

                                               

James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish writer and poet of the modernist movement. He was from Dublin, Ireland. He wore an eyepatch, because of eye damage. He could not see well. His books are written in a special style. At first he wrote in ...

                                               

Dubliners

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, an Irish writer. It was his first book and was first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were supposed to describe very well the life of Irish people living in and around Dublin in ...

                                               

Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake is the last book written by the Irish writer James Joyce. It was published in 1939. He started to work on this book in 1924 and published parts of it under the titles "A New Unnamed Work" and "Work in Progress". He did not complete ...

                                               

A Painful Case

"A Painful Case" is a short story, written by James Joyce, an Irish author. This short story is one of the series which was published in his 1914 series.

                                               

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel written by the Irish writer James Joyce. It was first printed as a book in 1916. It tells the story of Stephen Dedalus, a young man who is trying to be a writer in Dublin. The story begins from h ...

                                               

Ulysses (novel)

Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce. The complete book was first published in 1922, although parts of it had appeared earlier. It was an early example of "stream of consciousness" writing. This attempts to give the written equivalent of the charact ...

                                               

American Vampire

American Vampire is an Eisner Award-winning comic book series. It was created by writer Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque. In the series, the vampire population is made up of many different species. Most people do not know vampires exist. The s ...

                                               

Carrie (novel)

Carrie is a novel by Stephen King. It was published in 1974. It was Kings first published novel, although the fourth he had actually written. In the book, Carrie White is a shy 17-year-old girl with psychic powers. When she gets angry, Carrie use ...

                                               

It (novel)

It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the lives of seven children as they are terrorized by the demonic clown being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunt ...

                                               

The Language of the Night

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction is a collection of essays written by Ursula K. Le Guin. Susan Wood edited the book. It was first published in 1979. A new and different edition was published in 1992. The 24 essays ...

                                               

The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters is a book written by author and Christian scholar C. S. Lewis. It appeared in installments in The Guardian newspaper and was later published as a book in 1942. It is a series of letters written by a devil named Screwtape to ...

                                               

Animal Farm

Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell. It was written during World War II and published in 1945. It is about a group of farm animals who rebel against their farmer. They hope to create a place where the animals can be equal, free, and hap ...

                                               

Burmese Days

George Orwell worked as a policeman in Burma for five years. He thought the way people were treated in parts of the British Empire was unfair and he used some of his own experiences as ideas. For example, he based the fictional town of Kyauktada ...

                                               

A Clergymans Daughter

A Clergymans Daughter is a novel by George Orwell. It was published in 1935. It tells the story of a young woman called Dorothy Hare who loses her memory and finds herself lost in London.

                                               

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London is a written expose. It was written by George Orwell. Its target audience was the middle and upper class members of society. It exposes the poverty existing in two prosperous cities: Paris and London. The author t ...

                                               

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia is a book by George Orwell. It was published in 1938. In the book, the author talks about his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. He explains what he saw and what happened to him.

                                               

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel written by George Orwell in 1948. The book is about what Orwell thought the world could have looked like in the year 1984. It describes a terrifying world where governments control and watch everyones lives. The ma ...

                                               

The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier is a book by George Orwell. It was published in 1937. The first part of the book is about poverty in Lancashire and Yorkshire. It describes how people lived with very little money. In the second part of the book, the writer ...

                                               

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat is a childrens book written by Dr. Seuss and was first published in 1957. Seuss wrote the book after being challenged to write a story beginning readers would love. He was given a list of 438 words beginning readers were expect ...

                                               

Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham is a book by Dr. Seuss. It was first published in 1960. Publishers Weekly says that it had sold fourth-most copies of any childrens book ever as of 2001. In this story, Sam-I-Am pesters Guy-Am-I to eat green eggs and ham. Howev ...

                                               

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a childrens story. It was written by Dr. Seuss. It is written in rhymed verse. Dr. Seuss drew the pictures. It was published in 1957 as a book by Random House. It was also published in a magazine called Redbook. ...

                                               

The Lorax

The Lorax is a childrens book. It was written by Dr. Seuss. It was first published in 1971. The Lorax is a small orange creature. He speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler. The book is a fable about industrialized society and the danger ...

                                               

Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward is a semi-autobiographical novel by Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It was first published in 1967, and banned in the Soviet Union in 1968. The novel tells the story of a small group of cancer patients in Uzbekistan in 1955. Th ...

                                               

The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago is a book in three volumes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The gulags were the forced labour camps in the Soviet Union from the 1930s to the 1950s. The narrative relies on accounts from people who experienced the events, includin ...

                                               

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, first published in November 1962 in the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir. Set in a Soviet labour camp in the 1950s, and describes a single day of an ordinary pr ...

                                               

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a book by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was published in 1886. The book has been adapted to movies, comic books, and other media.

                                               

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a book by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was published in 1883. It is about pirates and a treasure hunt on a tropical isle. Famous characters include Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, and Ben Gunn. The book has been adapted to movies, ...

                                               

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina, also Anglicised as Anna Karenin, is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy considered this book his first true novel.

                                               

War and Peace

War and Peace is a famous novel written by Leo Tolstoy, a Russian writer. It is about four families of noblemen in Russia during the wars with Napoleon, and how they deal with the war and with one another. Tolstoy described War and Peace as "not ...

                                               

Autobiography of Mark Twain

The Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography is a book by Mark Twain. It has many stories about his life in it. Twain did not write and publish the book in the usual way. He told the stories and they were written down for him. Th ...

                                               

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court is a novel. It was written by Mark Twain. It was published in 1889. It is one of the first stories about time travel.

                                               

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air is a novel by George Orwell. It was published in 1939, just before the beginning of World War II. It tells the story of a man called George Bowling who sees the world changing around him.

                                               

Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon is a book written by Daniel Keyes in 1960. The main character of the book is Charlie Gordon, an unintelligent but lovable person. Charlie is used in part of a new experiment to triple his IQ. He becomes intelligent, and learn ...

                                               

Hitopadesha

Hitopadesa is a collection of short stories. It was originally written in Sanskrit. It is very similar to another Sanskrit book named Panchatantra. It contains fables with both animal and human characters. The book was written many centuries befo ...

                                               

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a novel by George Orwell. It was published in 1936 and it was Orwells third book. It tells the story of a man who does not want to focus on money and tries to live a different life.

                                               

On the Edge of Magellanic Clouds

On the Edge of Magellanic Clouds is a fiction book, published in 1998. It includes three stories: "On the Edge of Magellanic Clouds" by Andrei Gusev, "Nights after" by Sergei Aman and "Silent abode" by Oleg Birukov. These are stories from Russian ...

                                               

Pulp fiction

Pulp fiction is a kind of literature. It gets its name from the cheap, wood pulp paper it was printed on. Pulp fiction covered several genres: romance, western, science fiction, horror, detective, adventure, etc. It was most popular in the United ...

                                               

Areopagitica

Areopagitica is a book written by English poet John Milton in 1644. He wrote it to protest against censorship. Its full title is Areopagitica: A speech of Mr. John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England. Today, ...

                                               

The Art of War

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military text. It was written by Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and Taoist philosopher. The text contains 13 chapters. Each chapter covers one aspect of warfare. The book was written over ...

                                               

Aslak Brekke og visune hans

Aslak Brekke og visune hans is a Norwegian / English book that has in it a collection of stev and Norwegian folk songs. They were performed or sung / recited by Aslak Brekke, a master of the artists of "kveding" the art of performing stev

                                               

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a book written by Lynne Truss. It explains how careful writing and punctuation helps writers communicate clearly. One example is the difference between the statements "eats, shoots and leaves" and "eats shoots and leaves. ...

                                               

Getica

Getica) is the main work of Jordanes. It was written in 551. He made a summary of a larger work by Cassiodoriius called Libri XII De Rebus Gestis Gothorum. As the Libri XII have not survived, his work is the only surviving account that was writte ...

                                               

Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is a reference book published each year. It has a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book series ...

                                               

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book. It was written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936. It is one of the best selling self-help books ever published. Since 1936, over 15 million copies have been sold worldwide.

                                               

A Key to Uncle Toms Cabin

A Key to Uncle Toms Cabin is a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, the writer of Uncle Toms Cabin. She was trying to show that the stories she wrote about slaves in Uncle Toms Cabin were true. However, later studies showed that Stowe had actua ...

                                               

Mektig og avmektig

Mektig og avmektig: Tore Tonne, media og maktspillet bak kulissene is a book written by Ivar Hippe, a Norwegian. The book is about the Tore Tonne case.

                                               

Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is a series of annual guide books published by the French company Michelin for over a century. It lists good restaurants and hotels. The term normally refers to the Michelin Red Guide, the oldest and best-known European hotel a ...

                                               

Non-Nuclear Futures

Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy is a 1975 book by Amory B. Lovins and John H. Price. The book says that the nuclear power debate is not about technical disputes but relates to different personal views. The personal va ...

                                               

Nuclear Nebraska

Nuclear Nebraska: The Remarkable Story of the Little County That Couldn’t Be Bought is a 2007 book by Susan Cragin which follows the controversy about a proposed low level nuclear waste dump which was planned for Boyd County, Nebraska. In 1989, t ...

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