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By Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives… in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, Robert A Maguire. 2004
Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town, visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer.… He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these souls as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. 2004.
By Sinclair Lewis. 1998
Satire of American middle-class city life. George F. Babbitt is a successful real estate man, a regular fellow, booster, Rotarian,… Elk, and a Republican who moulds his opinions on those of the local newspaper and believes in a sound business administration in Washington. 1998.
By Rebecca West. 1985
By Gabrielle Roy. 1983
Publié en 1945. Un grand classique de la littérature québécoise. Rappelons que "Bonheur d'occasion" raconte l'histoire d'un quartier pauvre de… Montréal, Saint-Henri, et que les principaux personnages en sont une jeune serveuse de restaurant, un ouvrier de fonderie et un conscrit. c1945, 1983.
By Mazo De la Roche. 1958
Traces the activities of the Whiteoak family in the mid-fifties, a period climaxed by the 100th anniversary celebration of the… oldest of the family residences. Sequel to "Variable winds at Jalna". 1973, c1958. (Whiteoaks of Jalna saga ; 16)
By Rumer Godden. 1994
Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the Himalayan mountain people, the Sisters of… Mary are dependent for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. 1994, c1939.
By Noel Streatfeild. 1959
By Aldous Huxley. 1923
By L. M Montgomery. 1931
Over the years, members of the Dark and Penhallow families have married and feuded. When Aunt Becky, the eccentric matriarch… of the Dark and Penhallow families, bequeaths an heirloom, a brown jug, many secrets are revealed. For junior and senior high readers. 1989, c1931.
By Oliver Stallybrass, E. M Forster. 1908
The love of a young British woman named Lucy Honeychurch for a British expatriate living in Italy is condemned by… her stuffy, middle-class guardians, who prefer an eligible man of their own choosing. 1908.
In "Rabbit, run", Harry Angstorm, nicknamed Rabbit, is 26 years old and demonstrating kitchen gadgets. Real life turns out to… be intolerable and Rabbit runs. The Rabbit, of "Rabbit redux" rarely thinks of his bid for freedom and now it is his wife, Janice, who bolts. In "Rabbit is rich", our hero is tasting the delights of the 1980s' abundant materialism. 1990.
By Rudy Henry Wiebe, Robert Kroetsch. 1973
In 1876, Big Bear, a Plains Cree, refused to let the government push his people off their land and onto… a reserve. While courageous, his stand brought starvation to his followers and tore apart the Cree community and eventually his own family. A fictional account of Big Bear's struggle and the culture and history of the Cree Indians. Winner of the 1973 Governor General's Award.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1922
A story of the reckless life of the twenties in which Anthony Patch, grandson and heir apparent to millions, falls… in love with and marries a glamour girl from Kansas City. Because of their extravagant style of living, their marriage fails, and Grandfather Patch decides against the intended inheritance. 1922.
By L. M Montgomery. 1908
A spirited orphan girl wins the hearts of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert although they had expected a young boy. Followed… by "Anne of Avonlea" Grades 5-8. Originally published in 1908. (Anne of Green Gables ; 1)
By Richard Adams. 1972
Only a few rabbits escape with their lives when men destroy their warren. Many dangers have to be faced as… they search for a safe place to establish a new one. Followed by "Tales from Watership Down". Grade 5-8. 1972.
By Hugh MacLennan. 1945
The division between French and English Canadians is dramatically shown in this novel about two families -- one, French landowners… in a small Quebec village; the other, English businessmen from Montreal. Winner of the 1945 Governor General's Award for Fiction.
By L. M Montgomery. 1989
Anne is now 25 and about to be married to Gilbert Blythe, who is setting up in practice 60 miles… away at Four Winds Harbour. He has found the house of her dreams, and the young couple are to meet and love a whole new set of characters. Grades 5-8. 1989. (Anne of Green Gables ; 5)
By A. A Milne. 1992
By D. H Lawrence. 1973
An earthy love story, once banned in the United States, of the affair between Lady Chatterley and her gamekeeper, Mellors.… Married to an impotent, disabled husband, she is attracted to Mellors’s strength and independence from industrial society. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1973.