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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | 25 Books To Read Before You Die

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

While To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite book of pretty much everyone who has read it, it's important to remember that it continues to be subversive and challenging to the status quo. The protagonist is a young girl named Scout and except for her father, all the main characters in the book are marginalized by the power structure of their town — a structure that still exists nearly everywhere — where wealthy white men control the lives of everyone else, and even the members of that group who…

tess of the durbavilles, thomas hardy - important becuz it challenged sexual conventions of its time

10 Amazing Novels That Are Super Long, But Totally Worth It

My book-reading karma isn't excellent. I don't dog-ear pages, and I try to avoid bending a book's spine to the point of creasing it. I am, however, overc...

Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928. (Br.) novelist, poet. The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure.

Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928. (Br.) novelist, poet. The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller | 23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

This is the only book that will make you feel OK about American politics. It's basically a novel version of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

15 Reads For The Non-Conformist

If you're an outcast, life can really suck at times. These books make the fight against popular culture a little easier.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

10 Literary Ladies in Desperate Need of a Gay Friend

Like the rest of the internet, we love Second City’s Sassy Gay Friend video series. The idea of reenacting pivotal scenes from literature that involve a female making bad decisions only to have her gay friend intervene is inspired — and communicates…

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf | 23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

You probably SparkNoted these books before, but now's your chance to read them.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. I love him. I really do.

The Call of the Wild (Full Version)|NOOK Book

Buck is a dog who leads a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley with his owner, a judge Miller, until he is stolen, taken to Alaska, and sold to a

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

100 books every man should read.

9 Book Romances We Wish Had Ended Differently is the article, but I'm pinning this to read some of these classics!

9 Book Romances We Wish Had Ended Differently is the article, but I'm pinning this to read some of these classics!

Cover illustration for Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway

Some Foreign Letters - Cover illustration for Virginia Woolf’s Mrs...

Cover illustration for Virginia Woolf’s Mrs...

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway                                                                                                                                                           Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway                                       ..

Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway Penguin Modern Classics - Harmondsworth, 1976 cover: detail from a portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell

Thomas Hardy, manuscrit de "Tess of the Urbervilles" (1891) - British Library

Thomas Hardy, manuscrit de "Tess of the Urbervilles" (1891) - British Library

Original cover. Love the bold wood-cut print look. I think the artwork is by Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell.

Classic Novels’ First Covers

Ever wonder what your favorite book looked like when it was first published? While many classics — The Great Gatsby, Catch-22 — have retained their iconic, original covers over the year…

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The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

Scribner's, 1926. This is a later printing with a different and more modern dust jacket from the stated first.. Check out the tagline: "Wherein the lost generation that followed the War goes to the devil with a smile on the lip but with despair in its heart." Call NO.: Awaiting to be cataloged.