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I'll start off by listing works related to coal mining:
1. King Coal by Upton Sinclair
2. Germinal by Emile Zola
3. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
4. Marching Men by Sherwood Anderson
5. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
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Awww...come on you guys. You can do it. I know you can. Here is another example.
Here are five works related to WW I:
1. One of Ours by Willa Cather
2. A Son at the Front by Edith Wharton
3. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
4. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
5. Goodbye to All of That by Robert Graves
Five works related to the American Civil War:
The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara
Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
A Stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton
The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks
Andersonville, by MacKinlay Kantor
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Okay, okay. I thought of some
Five books related to pioneer/frontier life
Awesome...now we're rolling. Here are 5 books related to Academia:
1. Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
2. Stoner by John Williams
3. Pnin by Vladimir Nabakov
4. Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
5. Moo by Jane Smiley
5 books related to the French Revolution:
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette - Carolly Erickson
The Days of the French Revolution - Christopher Hibbert
Five stories, plays, or novels featuring sociallly "trapped" or confused Women
I am sure the list could go on for miles, but these are the first to pop into my head.
A minor nit pick, but Les Miserables doesn't have anything to do with the French Revolution.
Five novels about theater (at least to some extent)
To clarify, French Revolution can be categorized in many ways:
Hugo's masterpiece covers a large portion of Revolutionary French history. The battle of Waterloo, the revolving-door of governments, and the numerous street barricade rebellions of the city of Paris during the 1830s all serve as a background for the story.
The French Revolution brought about great changes in the society and government of France. The revolution, which lasted from 1789 to 1799, also had far-reaching effects on the rest of Europe. "It introduced democratic ideals to France but did not make the nation a democracy. However, it ended supreme rule by French kings and strengthened the middle class." (Durant, 12) After the revolution began, no European kings, nobles, or other members of the aristocracy could take their powers for granted or ignore the ideals of liberty and equality.
The streets of Paris saw numerous riots when the people felt that King Louis Philippe was unable to end political corruption. Students and radical republicans joined forces with discontented workers to built barricades in the poorest quarters of the city. The men, most of them unemployed, built their barricades with iron grillwork, paving stones, overturned carriages and furniture. They also cut down the trees lining the streets. Between 1827 and 1849 the streets of Paris saw barricades eight times, always in the city's eastern half. Three times these barricades were a prelude to revolution.
Amidst the redemption story, the love story, the bravery and heroism story, the setting for Les Misérables is the Parisian underworld. The novel depicts the living conditions and political problems of France and Paris during the French revolutions of 1830, 1832, and 1848. In doing so, Hugo portrays the life of the revolutionary middle class.
Five books set in Africa:
1. Prester John by John Buchan
2. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
3. Red Strangers by Elspeth Huxley
4. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
5. The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner
5 great classic novels about crimes and their aftermath:
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
5 RELATED TO PRIESTS OR CLERGY:
1. The Sin of Father Mouret - Emile Zola
2. Morte D'Urban - J. F. Powers
3. The Monk - Matthew Lewis
4. Hadrian the VII - Frederick Baron Corvo (Fr.Rolfe)
5. Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather
Books with Knitting
5 examples of epistolary novels:
1. Letters from Russia - Astolphe de Custine
2. Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis - Ugo Foscolo
3. Clarissa - Samuel Richardson
4. The Screwtape Letters - C. S. Lewis
5. The Black Robe - Wilkie Collins
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The real good books with some sort of vampires in them
1, Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice ( and all other of her books)
2. Salem's Lot by Stephen King (intresting =])
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker ( The amaizng classic)
4, The Becoming (Anna Strong Chronicles, Bk 1) ( really good series)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Planet of the Apes - Pierre Boulle
Is there a doctor in the house? How 'bout in these books, then?
I am sure you can name more. Be my guest.
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Pieces o' eight and other assorted bilge.
'It was capital!"
"I say, what a capital fellow he is."
"We had a capital time"
Books that use the term capital meaning first rate:
Okay so #5 is a short story. But it's a good one!
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1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
2. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
4. Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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