Classics Summaries

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

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“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

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“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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Animal Farm

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“infobox Book “ name Animal Farm image image caption First edition cover author George Orwell country England language English language genre(s) Allegorical, social issues publisher Secker and Warburg release date 1945 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 148 isbn 0451526341 (paperback) Animal Farm is an allegory of the 1917 Russian Revolution and stems from George […]

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The Scarlet Letter

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“infobox Book “ name The Scarlet Letter image image caption Penguin Classics Edition author Nathaniel Hawthorne country United States language English genre Fiction publisher Penguin release date 1850 media type Print (Hardback & Paperback) pages 279 pages isbn 0142437263 The novel begins with the narrator, a Custom House official, who happens to find a scarlet […]

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The Great Gatsby

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“infobox Book “ name The Great Gatsby image image caption Scribner cover author F. Scott Fitzgerald country United States language English genre Novel publisher Scribner release date April 10, 1925 media type Hardback & Paperback pages 240 isbn ISBN 0-7432-7356-7 (Paperback) The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First […]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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“Book” Title The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Link http://www.enotes.com/adventures-of-huckleberry-finn Author Twain, Mark   Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain’s masterpiece. The book is humorous and the author shines a revealing light on traditions that the South still followed at the time of its publication, which was after the Civil War. Huckleberry Finn is the main […]

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