"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse is a spiritual novel that follows the journey of a young man named Siddhartha as he seeks enlightenment and discovers the true nature of the self.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Great Gatsby" is a cautionary tale of the excesses and moral decay of the Jazz Age. The novel explores themes such as the corruption of the American Dream, the destructive power of wealth and social status, and the tension between old and new money, all through the tragic story of Jay Gatsby's pursuit of his former love, Daisy Buchanan.
"Scarlett Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel set in Puritan New England that follows the story of Hester Prynne, who is forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" for committing adultery. It explores themes of sin, guilt, and redemption.
"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley is a Gothic novel about a scientist named Victor Frankenstein who creates a creature in his laboratory. The story explores themes of ambition, responsibility, and the consequences of playing God, as the creature seeks revenge on his creator.
"Persuasion" by Jane Austen is a novel about Anne Elliot, a woman who is persuaded to break off her engagement with the man she loves, Captain Wentworth. The novel explores themes of social class, family, and the power of persuasion, as Anne navigates the complexities of love and society.
The Sun Also Rises
"The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway is a novel about a group of expatriates, including the narrator Jake Barnes and his love interest Lady Brett Ashley, who travel from Paris to Pamplona for the annual bullfighting festival, grappling with themes of disillusionment, masculinity, and the lost generation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigating a mysterious supernatural hound that terrorizes the Baskerville family on their estate in Devonshire.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde is a novel about a young man named Dorian Gray, who sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. As he indulges in a life of pleasure and vice, his portrait ages and reflects his moral decay.
"Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka is a novella that tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman who wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a giant insect. It explores themes of alienation, identity, and the absurdity of human existence.
"Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen is a novel that follows the story of Catherine Morland, a young girl who travels to Bath and becomes enamored with Gothic novels. The novel satirizes Gothic literature and explores themes of social class, romance, and self-discovery.
Pride & Prejudice
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen is a novel about the Bennet family, particularly the strong-willed Elizabeth Bennet, who must navigate the societal norms and expectations of 19th century England while finding love and happiness. The novel explores themes of social class, gender roles, and the importance of individual character.
Alice in Wonderland
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a whimsical tale by Lewis Carroll, exploring a young girl's journey through a topsy-turvy world, addressing themes of identity, imagination, absurdity, and the nature of reality.
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Sense and Sensibility
"Sense and Sensibility" is a novel by Jane Austen, portraying the contrasting lives and romantic pursuits of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, highlighting themes of love, societal expectations, and the balance between reason and emotion.