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Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited (1945)

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Charles Ryder goes to Oxford in the 1930's and falls in love with the wealthy Marchmain family in a house called ___

Brideshead Revisited (1945)

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Brideshead Revisited (1945)

Evelyn Waugh

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Thorton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

Thorton Wilder

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In 1714, an Inca rope bridge "the finest bridge in all Peru" collapses and five people plunge to their deaths, Brother Juniper investigates each story to prove that the accident was God's plan

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

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20th American wrtier of "The Adventures of Augie March", "Henderson the Rain King", "Herzog", "Mr. Sammler's Planet", "Humboldt's Gift"

Saul Bellow

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Virginia Woolf novel that inspired Michael Cunningham's novel "The Hours" (her novel was originally titled this)

Mrs. Dalloway

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William S. Burroughs, grandon of William Burroughs (inventor of the adding machine)

Naked Lunch (1959)

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narrator takes on various aliases from US to Mexico to Tangier and the dreamlike "interzone" featuring random drug-induced experiences

Naked Lunch (1959)

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Naked Lunch (1959)

William S. Burroughs

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Jack Kerouac

On the Road (1957)

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On the Road (1957)

Jack Kerouac

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narrator Sal Paradise and his carefree new friend Dean Moriarty travel around the country participating in jazz, poetry, and drug use, characters represent many key figures in the beat movement

On the Road (1957)

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E.M. Forster

A Passage to India (1924)

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A Passage to India (1924)

E.M. Forster

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a poem by Walt Whitman, a novel by E.M. Forster, a movie directed by David Lean

A Passage to India

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4 characters during a trip to the Marabar Caves, Adela finds herself alone with Dr. Aziz in a cave, panicks, and flees (it's assumed that he assaulted her), Aziz's trial brings out racial tensions during British Raj

A Passage to India (1924)

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Philip Roth

Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

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Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

Philip Roth

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features a humorous monologue to his therapist containing lots of explicity sexuality (including with a model named "The Monkey") including masturbation using various props including a piece of liver, feels guilty

Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

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Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

Muriel Spark

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An Edinburgh teacher dedicates her prime years to teacehing at a girls' school

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

25

John Updike

Rabbit, Run (1960)

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Rabbit, Run (1960)

John Updike

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depicts 5 months in the life of a 26 year old former high school basketball player named Harry '___' Angstrom and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life, 3 other sequels followed

Rabbit, Run (1960)

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E.L. Doctorow

Ragtime (1975)

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Ragtime (1975)

E.L. (Edgar Laurence) Doctorow

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historical fiction during the time between 1900 and WW1 in 1917 featuring Houdini, Emma Goldman, Henry Ford, and Freud and other fictional characters, later a Broadway musical

Ragtime (1975)

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Henry Miller

Tropic of Cancer (1934), Tropic of Capricorn (1939)

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Tropic of Cancer (1934)

Henry Miller

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Tender is the Night (1934)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Night (1934)

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E.M. Forster

Howards End (1910)

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Howards End (1910)

E.M. Forster

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title country house and its influence on the lives of the Schlegels & the Wilcoxes

Howards End (1910)

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Norman Mailer

The Naked and the Dead (1948)

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The Naked and the Dead (1948)

Norman Mailer

40

about a platoon who invades the Japanese-held island of Anopopei during WW2 to observe enemy troops

The Naked and the Dead (1948)

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W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage (1915)

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Of Human Bondage (1915)

W. Somerset Maugham

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Philip Carey, a medical student with a club foot, is obsessed with the vulgar waitress Mildred, based on the author's own experiences in medical school, later a movie starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis

Of Human Bondage (1915)

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A Room with a View (1908)

E.M. Forster

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E.M. Forster

A Room with a View (1908)

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Lucy Honeychurch and her older cousin/chaperone get the wrong room on vacation in Florence, Lucy falls for George, gets engaged to Cecil, weds George

A Room with a View (1908)

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Frank Herbert

Dune (1965)

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Dune (1965)

Frank Herbert

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desert planet of Arrakis is known by its natives as this title name, spawned 5 sequels, world's top selling sci fi novel in history

Dune (1965)

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Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

Robert A. Heinlein

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Robert A. Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

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a human, Valentine Michael Smith, comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on Mars and raised by Martians, title is an allusion to a phrase in Exodus

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

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Robert A. Heinlein

Starship Troopers (1959)

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Starship Troopers (1959)

Robert A. Heinlein

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Juan Rico joins the mobile infantry to fight in the war against the invading alien bugs, made into a 1997 movie

Starship Troopers (1959)

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The World According to Garp (1978)

John Irving

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John Irving

The World According to Garp (1978)

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T.S. ___is the illegitimate son of mother Jenny Fields (she tricked a WW2 brain damaged man known as "Technical Sergeant" ___ into impregnating her), made into a movie with Robin Williams, Glenn Close, and John Lithgow (transexual)

The World According to Garp (1978)

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Arrowsmith (1925)

Sinclair Lewis

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Sinclair Lewis

Arrowsmith (1925)

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Dr. Martin ___ being his practice in North Dakota, but goes to the island of St. Hubert to fight an epidemic, his wife Leora dies of bubonic plague on the island

Arrowsmith (1925)

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Watership Down (1972)

Richard Adams

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Richard Adams

Watership Down (1972)

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story about a small group of rabbits, led by Hazel, who escape the destruction of their home and seek a new place

Watership Down (1972)

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Winnie-the-Pooth (1926), his real-life only son was named Christopher Robin

A.A. Milne

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A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooth (1926)

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Truman Capote

In Cold Blood (1966)

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In Cold Blood (1966)

Truman Capote

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non-fiction book about a murder in Holcomb, Kansas of a framer, his wife, and 2 of their 4 children

In Cold Blood (1966)

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Holly Golightly is a small town girl in the big city (NYC) making a living by socializing with wealthy men (kind of like an American geisha)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)

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J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey (1961)

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Franny and Zooey (1961), first published in the New Yorker

J.D. Salinger

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Ethan Frome (1911)

Edith Wharton

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Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome (1911)

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___ is a New England farmer who falls in love with his wife Zeena's cousin Mattie, they try to commit suicide by running into a tree with a sled, but instead become paralyzed and the wife has to take care of both of them

Ethan Frome (1911)

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Orlando (1928), Orlando is a sex-changing hero-heroine

Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf

Orlando (1928)

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The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

Tom Wolfe

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Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

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bond salesman Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks in movie, also starred Melanie Griffith (love interest) and Bruce Willis (reporter)), Hanks and Griffith accidentally hit-and-run

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

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A Separate Peace (1959)

John Knowles

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John Knowles

A Separate Peace (1959)

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During WW2 Gene and Finny become friends at prep school in New Hampshire

A Separate Peace (1959)

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Rebecca (1938), Hitchcock made a movie

Daphne du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca (1938)

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Look Homeward, Angel (1929), highly autobiographical through the eyes of Eugene Gant

Thomas Wolfe

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Thomas Wolfe

Look Homeward, Angel (1929)

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Thomas Wolfe

You Can't Go Home Again (1940)

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You Can't Go Home Again (1940), published posthumously

Thomas Wolfe

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John Updike

The Witches of Eastwick (1984)

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The Witches of Eastwick (1984)

John Updike

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3 divorced witches in Rhode Island, made into a movie in 1987 with Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, & Cher (and Jack Nicholson as the guy)

The Witches of Eastwick (1984)

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O Pioneers! (1913)

Willa Cather

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Willa Cather

O Pioneers! (1913)

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young adult novel that told struggles of prairie life, a group of immigrants from Sweden settle in Nebraska

O Pioneers! (1913)

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Henry James

The Bostonians (1886)

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The Bostonians (1886)

Henry James

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)

Willa Cather

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Willa Cather

Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)

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The Tin Drum (1959)

Gunter Grass

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Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum (1959)

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Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba the Greek (1946)

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a young Greek intellectual ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious elderly Alexis ___

Zorba the Greek (1946)

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Dead Souls (1842), he burned the second part shortly before he died, convinced it was evil

Nikolai Gogol

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Nikolai Gogol

Dead Souls (1842)

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Book that became a movie about Alan Shepard, Chuck Yeager, and John Glenn about experiment rocket-powered aircraft after WW2, including Chuck Yeager breaking the sound bariier

The Right Stuff (1979)

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19/20th American journalist and essayist for the Baltimore Sun

H.L. Mencken

108

The Elements of Style (1918)

William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White

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William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White

The Elements of Style (1918)

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Rachel Carson

Silent Spring (1962)

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Silent Spring (1962)

Rachel Carson

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launched the environmental protection movement by warning of the dangers of pesticides and herbicides

Silent Spring (1962)