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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)

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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)