1984

1984Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff s

Animal Farm

Animal FarmLibrarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here n nA farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality Thus the stage is set for one of th

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the RyeThe hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy h

The Great Gatsby

The Great GatsbyAlternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565 n nThe Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the FliesAt the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want Anything They attempt to forge their own society,

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden n nMontag never questions t

The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)

The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes h

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and MenThe compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world n nDrifters in search of work, George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have some land of their own Eventually they

The Bell Jar

The Bell JarSylvia Plath s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity n nEsther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under maybe for the last time In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath b

Brave New World

Brave New WorldBrave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932 Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproduct

Lolita

LolitaHumbert Humbert scholar, aesthete and romantic has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady s gum snapping, silky skinned twelve year old daughter Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance bu

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-FiveSelected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse Five, an American classic, is one of the world s great antiwar books Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944 It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces B 25 bombardier Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy T

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork OrangeIn Anthony Burgess s influential nightmare vision of the future, criminals take over after dark Teen gang leader Alex narrates in fantastically inventive slang that echoes the violent intensity of youth rebelling against society Dazzling and transgressive, A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable

Deception

DeceptionTHE PERFECT GIFT for fans of Roald Dahl n nThink you know Dahl Think again There s still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults n n n The cruelest lies are often told in silence n n nWhy do we lie Why do we deceive those we lo

Fame

FameGood b.o means good box office You can smell it from a mile away n nThe legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol s hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty n nPenguin Modern fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Pen