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The Awakening

by Kate Chopin  (1899)

As the heroine, Edna Pontellier, awakens to her own desires, she begins to question her ideas about marriage, motherhood, society, art, and the nature of love itself.

A milestone in American fiction, The Awakening is an unforgettably poignant story of self-discovery that has inspired generations of readers. It's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature.

 

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Jane Austen  (1813)
Emma
Jane Austen  (1815)
Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1831)
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens (1843)
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë (1847)
David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens (1850)
Hard Times
by Charles Dickens (1854)
Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert (1856)
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens (1859)
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky  (1866)
The Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1867)
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott(1868)
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy  (1869)
The Way We Live Now
by Anthony Trollope (1875)
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy  (1877)
Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. Jerome  (1889)
Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde (1890)
The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins (1889-1890)
Dracula
by Bram Stoker (1897)
The Turn of the Screw
Henry James  (1898)
—20th Century Classics—
Howards End
by E.M. Forster (1910)
Demian
Hermann Hesse  (1919)
Winesburg, Ohio
by Sherwood Anderson (1919)
An American Tragedy
by Theodore Dreiser (1925)
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway  (1926)
A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway (1929)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley  (1932)
Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1934)
It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis  (1935)
In Dubious Battle
by John Steinbeck (1936)
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway  (1940)
Animal Farm
George Orwell  (1945)
1984
George Orwell  (1949)
The Catcher in The Rye
J.D. Salinger  (1951)
The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
  (1952)
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury (1953)
Lord of the Flies
William Golding  (1954)
The Once and Future King
T.H. White (1938-1941; 1958)
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee (1960)
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey (1962)
   
 
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