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Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
Jean Rhys's late masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s.
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Orlando
Orlando Virginia Woolf
A playful mock 'biography' of a chameleonic historical figure, written for Virginia Woolf's intimate friend Vita Sackville-West.
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Billy Bathgate
Billy Bathgate E. L. Doctorow
It's 1930s New York and fifteen-year-old streetkid Billy, who can juggle, somersault and run like the wind, has been taken under the wing of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The authorised translation of the restored text by H. T. Willetts
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Burmese Days
Burmese Days George Orwell
But, my dear friend, what lie are you living?'  'Why, of course, the lie that we're here to uplift our poor black brothers instead of to rob them.  I suppose it's a natural enough lie.  But it corrupts us, it corrupts us in ways you can't imagine.
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My Antonia
My Antonia Willa Cather
The final novel in the Great Plains trilogy, this is a celebration of the American midwest with Cather's strongest heroine at its heart.
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