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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The most famous novel written by Mark Twain, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' is a faithful portrait of the society and the traditions in the south of the United States, with a big view reserved to customs, superstitions...


The mysterious stranger

by Mark Twain

No. 44 The Misteryous Stranger was published posthumously, in 1916. The stranger in Twain's novel is none other than Satan himself. A Satan, in fact, very different from how you might expect . It is chaos emissary,...


The jungle book

by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of stories, published between 1893 and 1894, where adventure, exoticism and friendship are central topics.

Mowgli the “man cub”, the black panther Bagheera...


Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is considered a great American novel of the Romantic Period.

The British edition first appeared in October 1851 as The Whale, while the American edition appeared in November under its definitive title...


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” – from Wuthering Heights Wuthering...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

"Tom was a glittering hero once more. There were some that believed he would be President yet, if he escaped hanging." ? from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, maybe not the best, but...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

“Now, what I want is, Facts. . . . Facts alone are wanted in life." – from Hard Times Like all his other novels, this again is a masterpiece by Charles Dickens, with a delightful and witty narrative showing...


Martin Eden

by Jack London

“One of my motifs, in this book, was an attack on individualism (in the person of the hero). I must have bungled, for not a single reviewer has discovered it.” – in a note by Jack London to Upton Sinclair...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker

"As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me... a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal." – from Dracula You are holding Bram Stoker’s masterpiece,...


Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

“Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.” –from Moby Dick Moby Dick is Herman Melville’s...


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.” –from Great Expectations Great Expectations, a Bildungsroman, believed...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” – From A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens published A Tale of Two Cities,...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” From Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë created with Jane Eyre one of the most delicate novels in Women Literature, questioning...


Kim

by Rudyard Kipling

Kimball O'Hara is a thirteen year old son of a Irish sergeant stationed in India. After the death of his father, the boy begins his wanderings through India during which he will meet a Buddhist monk with whom...


The Iron Heel

by Jack London

Political fiction novel, which tells the rise of a dictatorial oligarchy in the United States and the struggle of the nascent American Socialist Party against injustices, abuses and oppression perpetrated against...


The Old Curiosity Shop

by Charles Dickens

Impoverished, an old antique dealer and his young niece Nell, leave the shop and begin their peregrination to London, which will lead them to encounter numerous bizarre characters and will end in a peaceful...


The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens

Samuel Pickwick and three young friends will be protagonists of numerous adventures during their educational trip in the English countryside.


Shirley

by Charlotte Brontë

Robert tries to save the mill inherited from his father heavily in debt. The only solution seems the marriage with Shirley, a rich heiress, but being in love with her ??best friend the penniless Caroline. Shirley...


Villette

by Charlotte Brontë

When Lucy Snowe obtained the job as nanny in a boarding school for girls in Belgium, for the first time in her life she feel herself lucky. Orphaned and poor, shy and awkward, for the girl is the opportunity...


The Professor

by Charlotte Brontë

Narrated in the first person, William Crimsworth, describes his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls school.