Classics Summaries

Frankenstein

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Frankenstein image image caption 2003 Penguin edition author Mary Shelley country England language English language genre(s) Science-fiction, Gothic horror publisher Penguin release date 1818 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 273 isbn 0141439475 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic tale of a man-made monster seeking acceptance from society in light of […]

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Canterbury Tales

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:Incomplete Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a Middle-English text, which Chaucer was thought to have begun at around 1387. The book is comprised of several smaller tales, as fictional pilgrims in linking “prologue” pieces each take a turn in telling their own story. Thus, the main body of the text follows the structure of […]

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Inferno

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“infobox Book “ name Inferno original title Inferno translator Anthony Esolen image image caption Anthony Esolen translation author Dante Alighieri country Italy language Medieval Italian vernacular series The Divine Comedy genre Epic poem, religious allegory, fantasy publisher Modern Library release date 1314 media type Paperback pages 490 isbn 0812970063 followed_by Purgatorio   Plot Overview Inferno […]

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Fahrenheit 451

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“infobox Book “ name Fahrenheit 451 image image caption First Edition cover author Ray Bradbury country America language English language genre(s) Dystopia, Science Fiction, Social Issues publisher Ballantine Books release date 1953 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 173 isbn 0345342968 (Paperback) Guy Montag is a fireman whose job it is to start fires – […]

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Lord of the Flies

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“Infobox Book” name Lord of the Flies image image caption Penguin Classics edition author William Golding country England language English subject Social commentary genre Allegorical novel publisher Penguin Ltd release date 1954 media type Paperback pages 313 isbn 0399533370 William Golding’s adventurous tale about a group of boys marooned on an island is more than […]

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Of Mice and Men

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“infobox Book “ name Of Mice and Men image image caption Steinbeck Centennial Edition author John Steinbeck country America language English language genre(s) Social Issues publisher Penguin release date 1937 media type Paperback and hardback pages 103 isbn 0142000671 Set in the Salinas Valley of central California during the Great Depression, John Steinbeck’s novella, Of […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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“infobox Book “ name To Kill A Mockingbird image image_caption Hardcover 40th Anniversary Edition author Harper Lee country United States language English language genre Historical novel, Social Issues publisher HarperCollins release_date 1960 media_type Print (Hardcover & Paperback) pages 336 (Hardcover 40th Anniversary Edition) isbn 0060194995 (Hardcover 40th Anniversary Edition) Scout and Jem Finch are growing […]

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