Books in the genre Classics

Books in the Genre classics:
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  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Book: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Jules Verne
Summary: A huge sea monster has attacked and wrecked several ships from beneath the sea. Professor Arronax bravely joins a mission to hunt down the beast. // He goes aboard the Nautilus, a secret submarine helmed by the mysterious Captain Nemo. At first, the mission is exciting, as Nemo takes Arronax on a voyage around the underwater world. But when things start to go wrong, Arronax finds there's no escape from the Nautilus. He is now Captain Nemo's captive--20,000 leagues under the sea! // Trapped aboard the fantastic ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Crime and Punishment

Book: Crime and Punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Summary: The Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), is one of the biggest novelist of the history an contributed with some of the bases for the modern novels. // Crime and Punishment is one of the best known works by Dostoevsky and one of the most important novels of universal literature. // Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, and impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft. He is desperate for money, ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Journey to the Center of the Earth

Book: Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne
Summary: An impetuous German geologist discovers an encoded manuscript in which a sixteenth-century explorer claims to have found a passageway to the center of the earth. // The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. // In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist, together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans, discovers an astonishing ... (prices) (complete summary)

  Michael Strogoff

Book: Michael Strogoff

Author: Jules Verne
Summary: A classic tale of adventure and intrigue in the Russian Empire. // Someone must warn the Governor-General of Siberia that the fierce Feofar-Khan is pouring his men into Siberia and fomenting rebellion. Only one of the Czar Alexander II couriers, Michael Strogoff, is capable of handling this mission. // Jules Verne presents a narrative about the determination and courage of the protagonist who is sent out to deliver the secret message. He will find almost insurmountable obstacles as he carries it from Moscow to ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The Little Prince

Book: The Little Prince

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Summary: Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. // On one level it is the story of an aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert and encounters a little prince from a small planet, who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. // The Little Prince's journey from planet to planet takes him to tiny worlds populated by a single ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The Metamorphosis

Book: The Metamorphosis

Author: Franz Kafka
Summary: Virtually unknown during his lifetime, Franz Kafka is now one of the world’s most widely read and discussed authors. His nightmarish novels and short stories have come to symbolize modern man’s anxiety and alienation in a bizarre, hostile, and dehumanized world. // This vision is most fully realized in Kafka’s masterpiece The Metamorphosis, a story that is both harrowing and amusing, and a landmark of modern literature. In this, his most famous story, Franz Kafka explores the notions of alienation and human ... (prices) (complete summary)