After she did, she demanded that he give her the rest of the book.

Robert Grimminck is a Canadian freelance writer. Originally published for adults, the novel has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking wo... All the King's Men portrays the dramatic political ascent and governorship of Willie Stark, a driven, cynical populist in the American South during the 1930s.

The book and its message of following one’s dreams has made it a favorite of many famous people. He died in his 40s in 1763. He wrote the book in chapters during the 1750s and he exchanged the chapters with friends and family, often for food or some wine. But please, no e-mails about Ulysses. In May, Time.com posted a similar list, of 100 movies picked by our film critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel.

It re-works the scenario in his earlier short story, Night Surf. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. She suggested it to Madonna, who said that it was life changing. While the story and the pictures are a bit simplistic, the complexity of the emotional impact has resonated with readers for decades. It was a re-reading effort. There's an outside, screwball chance that David Foster Wallace really reveres C.S. An 85-page appendix providing enlightened summaries of all the works mentioned is worth the price of admission all on its own. And then there’s The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Since there are 80 million copies out there, then there is probably a good chance you know that the secret is Jesus Christ had children with Mary Magdalene. It’s rare that a debut novel gets the kind of love and attention that Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, which spanned centuries and continents, received. There's plenty of canon fodder on the lists. (See the top 10 books you were forced to read in school.). The book is narrated in free indirect speech following the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with matters of upbringing, marriage, moral rightness and education in her aristocratic socie... Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers, is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka is a compilation of all Kafka's short stories. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston’s great story of a black woman surviving whatever God and man throws at her, was not part of the required reading list when I was in school. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a communist guerilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.

List reflects works from multiple countries, cultures and time periods. He was able to go back to school when he was 15, but only for a short time before he was forced to drop out again to work as an office boy to help out his family.