Classics Summaries

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

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“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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The Cask of Amontillado

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Cask of Amontillado image image caption BookSurge Classics cover author Edgar Allen Poe country America language English genre Gothic publisher BookSurge Classics release date 1846 media type Short Story, Paperback pages 20 isbn 1594561869 “The Cask of Amontillado” (sometimes spelled “The Casque of Amontillado”) is a short story written by Edgar Allan […]

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The Last Days of Socrates

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“infobox Book “ name The Last Days of Socrates original title Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, Φαίδων image image caption Penguin Classics cover author Plato Translator Hugh Tedennick, Harold Tarrant country Ancient Greece language Ancient Greek (original) English language (translated) genre(s) Philosophy publisher Penguin release date <400 BC media type Paperback pages 256 isbn 0140449280 The […]

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Tale of Two Cities

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Can a wasted life be redeemed by one final act of selflessness? According to Charles Dickens, the answer is a resounding “Yes”! Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens tells a tale of love and redemption as Sidney Carton, a hard drinking London Barrister, gives his life to save the life of the husband […]

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Wuthering Heights

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“infobox Book “ name Wuthering Heights image image caption Cover of Penguin Popular Classics edition author Emily Bronte country England language English language genre(s) tragedy, Gothic publisher Penguin release date 1847 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 279 isbn 0140620125 Against the wild stormy background of the Northern English Moors, the passion of Heathcliff and […]

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The Crucible

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“infobox Book “ name The Crucible image image caption Penguin Classics edition author Arthur Miller country America language English language genre(s) Social issues publisher Penguin release date 1953 media type Paperback pages 143 isbn 0142437336 The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play written in 1953 during the time of McCarthyism, when the US government blacklisted accused […]

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The Odyssey

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“infobox Book” name The Odyssey image image caption Cover of the Fagles translation orig title Ὀδύσσεια author Homer translator Robert Fagles country Greece language Original: Ancient Greece Translated: English genre(s) Epic Poem publisher Penguin release date Original: <800 BC Translation: 1990 media type Epic poem pages 541 isbn 0143039954 The epic poem of Odysseus begins […]

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Pride and Prejudice

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Pride and Prejudice image image caption Cover of 2000 Modern Library Edition author Jane Austen (originally published anonymously) country United Kingdom language English genre Romance publisher Modern Library Classics release date 1813 media type Print (Hardback and Paperback) pages 279 isbn 9780679783268 preceded by Sense and Sensibility followed by Mansfield Park […]

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