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This booklet is a wealthy choice of writing that has encouraged the 20th century and past. With 100 of the simplest titles totally reviewed and an extra suggested, you’ll fast set out on a trip of discovery. The publication additionally enables you to browse through subject matter and comprises “a reader’s fast-guide to the classics,” earlier award-winners, and e-book membership recommendations.

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Alice’s encounters with the Cheshire Cat and the March Hare, her experiences at the Mad Hatter’s tea party and her attendance at the trial of the knave of hearts for stealing some tarts liberate the reader’s imagination in a way few other works can do. In the years since their publication, they have been subjected to minute examination by critics in search of every kind of interpretation, from psychoanalytical to political, but they remain mysterious and delightfully resistant to ultimate explanation.

My Ántonia is a powerful testament to both the landscape of Nebraska and the people who pioneered its cultivation. It is also a compelling portrait of the enduring friendship between Burden and Ántonia and of Ántonia herself, an apparently ordinary woman who, the novel shows, has extraordinary resilience and determination to make something of her life. Read on Death Comes for the Archbishop; A Lost Lady; O, Pioneers! Ellen Glasgow, Barren Ground; Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs; >> Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome 20 02 100 MR CLASSIC NOVELS 16/10/06 8:04 pm Page 21 MIGUEL DE CERVANTES MIGUEL DE CERVANTES DON QUIXOTE (1547–1616) Spain (1605 and 1615) A middle-aged Spanish gentleman from the region of La Mancha, Don Quixote has befuddled his mind with the tales of knightly derring-do and chivalric deeds that he reads.

However, the work which made his reputation and which remains his finest was the short novel, set in the American Civil War, entitled The Red Badge of Courage. The book focuses on Henry Fleming, a young soldier in the Union Army, who dreams of military glory but finds the reality very different from his dreams. His regiment’s first encounter with the enemy ends in a mass, panicky retreat and Henry is wounded when he attempts to reason with one of the deserters. In his second experience of battle he is so traumatized by fear that he himself turns and flees.

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