The Catcher in the Rye

27 February 2020 | By J.D. Salinger | Filed in: the united states of america.

The 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

To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)

27 February 2020 | By Harper Lee | Filed in: the united states of america.

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an

Of Mice and Men

27 February 2020 | By John Steinbeck | Filed in: the united states of america.

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters 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 Old Man and the Sea

27 February 2020 | By Ernest Hemingway | Filed in: the united states of america.

This short novel, already a modern classic, is the superbly told, tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream and the giant Marlin he kills and loses specifically referred to in the citation accompanying the author s Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.

Fahrenheit 451

27 February 2020 | By Ray Bradbury | Filed in: the united states of america.

Guy 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 Montag never questions

On the Road

27 February 2020 | By Jack Kerouac | Filed in: the united states of america.

When Jack Kerouac s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American

The Grapes of Wrath

27 February 2020 | By John Steinbeck | Filed in: the united states of america.

The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readers First published in 1939, Steinbeck s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma

The Bell Jar

27 February 2020 | By Sylvia Plath | Filed in: the united states of america.

Sylvia Plath s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther 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

The Help

27 February 2020 | By Kathryn Stockett | Filed in: the united states of america.

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step Twenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger Skeeter would normally find

The Road

27 February 2020 | By Cormac McCarthy | Filed in: the united states of america.

A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy s masterpiece A father and his son walk alone through burned America Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray The sky is dark Their

Slaughterhouse-Five

27 February 2020 | By Kurt Vonnegut Jr. | Filed in: the united states of america.

Selected 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

Gone Girl

27 February 2020 | By Gillian Flynn | Filed in: the united states of america.

Marriage can be a real killer On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.