Classics Summaries

Animal Farm

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“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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Frankenstein

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“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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