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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz »

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. It was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago in 1900...

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Brave New World »

Brave New World is a 1932 novel by Aldous Huxley. Set in the London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, biological engineering, and sleep-learning that combine to change society. Huxley answers this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final work, a novel titled Island (1962), both summarized below.


The Godfather »

The Godfather is a [[crime novel written by American author Mario Puzo, originally published in wikipedia:1969| 1969]] by G. P. Putnam's Sons. It details the story of a fictitious Sicilian Mafia family based in New York City (and Long Beach, NY) and headed by Don Vito Corleone, who became synonymous with the Italian Mafia. The novel covers the years 1945 to 1955, and also provides the backstory of Vito Corleone from early childhood to adulthood.

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Gone with the Wind »

Gone with the Wind is a 1936 American novel by Margaret Mitchell set in the Old South during the American Civil War and Reconstruction.


The Hobbit »

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien was first published on September 21, 1937 by George Allen & Unwin in the United Kingdom. It's original print run was a mere 1,500 copies, which sold out by the end of 1937 due to enthusiastic reviews. The first edition was published in green cloth and was illustrated in black and white by Tolkien, who designed the dust jacket as well.

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Atlas Shrugged »

Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States. It was Rand's last work of fiction before concentrating her writings exclusively on philosophy, politics and cultural criticism. At over one thousand pages in length, she considered it her magnum opus. Also, at approximately 645,000 words, Atlas Shrugged is one of the...

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Killing Floor »

Killing Floor's first edition, first print run was 50,000 copies. Lee Child, the pen name of Jim Grant, a British national, would go on to write 17 Jack Reacher-themed books, sell over 50 million copies, and inspire a movie starring Tom Cruise.

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All the King's Men »

All the King's Men is a novel by Robert Penn Warren first published in 1946. Its title is drawn from the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. In 1947 Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for All the King's Men.

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Murder is Easy »

Murder is Easy is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 5 June 1939 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in September of the same year under the title of Easy to Kill. Christie's recurring character, Superintendent Battle, has a cameo appearance at the end, but plays no part in either the solution of the mystery or the apprehension of the criminal. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00.