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Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    The Merchant of Venice

    William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is a richly complicated and, to some, a deeply disturbing work. Several... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Macbeth

    Macbeth is William Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven to pursue a murderous plot by his ambitio... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Ken Kesey's debut novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" uses an innovative structure and unique characters to tell a m... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird: Updated Edition

    Published in 1960, and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, ""To Kill a Mockingbird"" is required reading for many middle... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's ""The Scarlet Letter

    An allegorical tale of passion, adultery, guilt, and social repression, Nathaniel Hawthorne's ""The Scarlet Letter"" int... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Charles Dickens's ""A Tale of Two Cities

    Written for serial publication in 1859, Charles Dickens' ""A Tale of Two Cities"" is a historical novel that takes place... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Mark Twain's ""The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Hailed by writers and critics alike as one of the most important American novels ever published, Mark Twain's quintessen... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"

    Focuses on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This book includes critical essays on the text, discussing topics such a... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Pride and Prejudice Jane Austin

    Jane Austen's ""Pride and Prejudice"", perhaps her most recognizable work, is a story of manners, courtship, and marriag... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings

    One of Tolkien's most cherished and heralded works, ""The Lord of the Rings"" is the story of the struggle between good ... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Alice Walker's "The Color Purple

    Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ""The Color Purple"" is the story of Celie, a poor, black woman who overcom... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    "Slaughterhouse Five" - Kurt Vonnegut

    Captured by Germans after the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, soldier Kurt Vonnegut and other prisoners of war were... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

    "Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations" series considers Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" through a selection of critic... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Cry, the Beloved Country

    Alan Paton's striking novel set in pre-apartheid South Africa puts forth the possibility of the existence of goodness in... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Brave New World

    In Shakespeare's powerful drama of destiny and revenge, Hamlet, the troubled prince of Denmark, must overcome his own se... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Chinua Achebe's ""Things Fall Apart

    Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby: New Edition

    Self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby epitomizes the decadence of the 1920s Jazz Age in this tale of mobility and decline, to... More

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