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Cover art for "The Time Machine"

The Time Machine

Science Fiction

The narrator recounts the Time Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension and demonstrates a tabletop model machine for travelling throu...

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The Great Gatsby

Tragedy

In Spring 1922, Nick Carraway — a Yale alumnus from the Midwest and a World War I veteran — journeys to New York City to obtain employment as a bond salesman. He rents a bungal...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Fantasy

Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog, Toto, on a farm on the Kansas prairie. One day, she and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits them...

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Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus

Horror

During a voyage to the North Pole, Captain Robert Walton spotted a dog sled driven by a gigantic figure. A few hours later, the crew rescues a nearly frozen and emaciated man named...

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Heart of Darkness

Novella

Aboard the Nellie, anchored in the River Thames near Gravesend, Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors how he became captain of a river steamboat for an ivory trading company. As ...

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Peter Pan

Fantasy

Peter Pan makes night-time calls on the Darlings' house, listening in on Mrs. Mary Darling's bedtime stories by the open window. One night Peter is spotted and, while trying to esc...

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Crime/Detective

Dr James Mortimer calls on Sherlock Holmes in London for advice after his friend Sir Charles Baskerville was found dead in the yew alley of his manor on Dartmoor in Devon. The deat...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Fantasy

Alice, a seven-year-old girl, is feeling bored and drowsy while sitting on the riverbank with her elder sister. She notices a talking, clothed white rabbit with a pocket watch run ...

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The Metamorphosis

Absurdism

Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous vermin. He initially considers the transformation to be temporary and slowly ponders the consequences...

Cover art for "Pride and Prejudice"

Pride and Prejudice

Romance

The Bennets have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is desperate to see them all married. At a ball, one of the daughters, Jane, is noticed by Mr. Bingley, a recently-arrive...