Classic literature

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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.
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. This was a Big Read Selection in 2007. Typically Gatsby
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. Their Eyes Were Watching God was a Big Read selection in 2009.
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. To Kill a Mockingbird was the Big Read selection in 2008.
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.