Classics Summaries

Brave New World

  • Last updated on April 10, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Brave New World image image caption First edition cover author Aldous Huxley country England language English language genre(s) Dystopia, Science Fiction, Social Issues publisher Chatto and Windus release date 1932 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 288 isbn 0060929871 (Paperback) Opening in the year 2495, Brave New World begins by introducing […]

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Last updated on April 8, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Nineteen Eighty-Four image image caption First edition cover author George Orwell country England language English language genre(s) Dystopia, Science Fiction, Social Issues publisher Secker and Warburg release date 1949 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 328 isbn 9780141182957 (Paperback) Winston Smith knows there is something wrong with the world. Surely it […]

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The Catcher in the Rye

  • Last updated on April 8, 2021

  name The Catcher in the Rye image image caption First edition cover author J.D. Salinger country America language English language genre(s) Social issues, bildungsroman publisher Little, Brown release date 1951 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 277 isbn 0316769533 Holden Caufield is a self-proclaimed “excellent liar” who hates “phony” people. He has just recently […]

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Beowulf

  • Last updated on April 8, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Beowulf image image caption Cover of Beowulf: A New Verse Translation author Original author unknown translator Seamus Heaney country Germanic origins language West Saxon dialect of Old English genre Epic poetry publisher W.W. Norton & Company release date Original: 700-1000 A.D. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation: 1999 media type Poetry pages […]

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Hamlet

  • Last updated on April 8, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Hamlet image image caption Cambridge School of Shakespeare Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Shakespearean Tragedy publisher Cambridge University Press release date 1609 media type Play pages 289 isbn 0521618746 Outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark, a ghost has begun haunting the night. The ghost bears a striking resemblance […]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Epic of Gilgamesh image image caption 2006 Penguin Books Edition author Unknown translator N.K. Sandars country Mesopotamia original language Sumerian translated language English language genre(s) Poetry publisher Penguin release date 2100-1200 BCE media type Paperback pages 120 isbn 0141026286 The Epic of Gilgamesh (/ˈɡɪlɡəmɛʃ/) is an epic poem from ancient […]

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Jane Eyre

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Jane Eyre image image caption 2003 Penguin Edition author Charlotte Bronte country England language English language genre(s) Romance publisher Penguin release date 1847 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 532 isbn 0142437204 Charlotte Bronte’s timeless classic follows the story of Jane Eyre, a young orphan raised in cruelty who becomes a […]

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The Betrothed

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Betrothed (in Italian: I promessi sposi) is an Italian historical novel. It is considered the most important novel in the Italian literature and the work which best represents the Italian Unification. The first version was published in 1823, it was then revised by the author himself and published again in its final version between […]

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The Secret Garden

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name The Secret Garden image image caption Children’s Classics hardcover author Frances Hodgson Burnett country U.S.A. language English genre novel publisher Scholastic Inc. release_date 1911 media type Hardback and paperback pages 298 isbn 0517189607 Character Summaries Mary Lennox The main character of the story at first. She is the one who finds the […]

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The Sun Also Rises

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Sun Also Rises is the first major novel by Ernest Hemingway. Published in 1926, the plot centers on a group of expatriate Americans in Europe during the 1920s. The book’s title, selected by Hemingway (at the recommendation of his publisher) is taken from Ecclesiastes 1:5: “the sun also ariseth.” Hemingway’s original title for the […]

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A Doll’s House

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name A Doll’s House original title Et dukkehjem image image caption Student edition author Henrik Ibsen translator Michael Meyer country Norway language Original: Norwegian Translated: English genre(s) Social issues publisher Hard Press release date 1879 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 122 isbn 1406914835 A Doll’s House (literally translated A Doll’s Home, […]

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