The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Ac
The hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy h
The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work, George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have some land of their own Eventually they find
A nineteenth century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer s aunt who mistakes him for Tom.
The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readers First published in 1939, Steinbeck s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma far
Delve into The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne s meditation on human alienation and its effect on the soul in this story set in seventeenth century Massachusetts and be dazzled by literature In Nathaniel Hawthorne s dark novel, The Scarlet Letter, a single sinful act ruins the lives of three pe
The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream Using the sim
Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women Here are talented tomboy and author to be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devot
An adventure story for children, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a fun filled book that shows life along the Mississippi River in the 1840s Written by Mark Twain, the book shows masterfully done satire, racism, childhood, and the importance of loyalty and courage no matter the cost.
Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions th
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden the first book, and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth Set in the rich farmland of California s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families the
When Jack Kerouac s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American
Margaret Mitchell s monumental epic of the South won a Pulitzer Prize, gave rise to the most popular motion picture of our time, and inspired a sequel that became the fastest selling novel of the century It is one of the most popular books ever written than 28 million copies of the book have
A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield the weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto the profound s
The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The