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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+good+earth '''The Good Earth'''] by Pearl S. Buck
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+good+earth '''The Good Earth'''] by Pearl S. Buck
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:Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize, this book chronicles several years in the life of a Chinese farming family during the early 20th century.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fahrenheit+451 '''Fahrenheit 451'''] by Ray Bradbury
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fahrenheit+451 '''Fahrenheit 451'''] by Ray Bradbury
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:In the future, firemen don't put out fires, they create them to burn books. This is a good example of dystopian literature.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?jane+eyre '''Jane Eyre'''] by Charlotte Bronte
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?jane+eyre '''Jane Eyre'''] by Charlotte Bronte
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+great+gatsby '''The Great Gatsby'''] by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+great+gatsby '''The Great Gatsby'''] by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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:Fitzgerald's novel observes the lives of society folks on Long Island during the Roaring 20's.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?room+with+a+view '''A Room With a View'''] by E.M. Forster
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?room+with+a+view '''A Room With a View'''] by E.M. Forster
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:Lucy Honeychurch begins to see the world differently after meeting some other English travelers while staying at a pensione in Florence, Italy.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?diary+of+a+young+girl '''Diary of A Young Girl'''] by Anne Frank
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?diary+of+a+young+girl '''Diary of A Young Girl'''] by Anne Frank
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?their+eyes+were+watching+god '''Their Eyes Were Watching God'''] by Zora Neale Hurston
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?their+eyes+were+watching+god '''Their Eyes Were Watching God'''] by Zora Neale Hurston
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:Janie Crawford reflects on the relationships she's had with different men in her life in Florida during the early part of the 20th century.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?brave+new+world '''A Brave New World'''] by Aldous Huxley
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?brave+new+world '''A Brave New World'''] by Aldous Huxley
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?to+kill+a+mockingbird '''To Kill a Mockingbird'''] by Harper Lee
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?to+kill+a+mockingbird '''To Kill a Mockingbird'''] by Harper Lee
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:Three children during the 1930's observe the goings-on in their Mississippi town, including their reclusive neighbor and the trial of a black man accused of rape.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+call+of+the+wild '''The Call of the Wild'''] by Jack London
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+call+of+the+wild '''The Call of the Wild'''] by Jack London
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?gone+with+the+wind '''Gone With the Wind'''] by Margaret Mitchell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?gone+with+the+wind '''Gone With the Wind'''] by Margaret Mitchell
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:Epic story of Scarlett O'Hara's life and loves in Georgia during the American Civil War and postwar years.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beloved+morrison '''Beloved'''] by Toni Morrison
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beloved+morrison '''Beloved'''] by Toni Morrison
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+grapes+of+wrath '''The Grapes of Wrath'''] by John Steinbeck
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?the+grapes+of+wrath '''The Grapes of Wrath'''] by John Steinbeck
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:The Joad family travels to California to search for work and a better life during the Great Depression.
  
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?uncle+toms+cabin '''Uncle Tom's Cabin'''] by Harriet Beecher Stowe
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?uncle+toms+cabin '''Uncle Tom's Cabin'''] by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Revision as of 22:04, 21 November 2011

Article in Adult Fiction, and Historical categories.

Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize, this book chronicles several years in the life of a Chinese farming family during the early 20th century.
In the future, firemen don't put out fires, they create them to burn books. This is a good example of dystopian literature.
Fitzgerald's novel observes the lives of society folks on Long Island during the Roaring 20's.
Lucy Honeychurch begins to see the world differently after meeting some other English travelers while staying at a pensione in Florence, Italy.
Janie Crawford reflects on the relationships she's had with different men in her life in Florida during the early part of the 20th century.
Three children during the 1930's observe the goings-on in their Mississippi town, including their reclusive neighbor and the trial of a black man accused of rape.
Epic story of Scarlett O'Hara's life and loves in Georgia during the American Civil War and postwar years.
  • 1984 by George Orwell
The Joad family travels to California to search for work and a better life during the Great Depression.