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Works of Literature by Plot Description #3
Given the plot description of a work of literature, name the title of the work.
Last updated: October 26, 2020
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Follows the life of Janie Crawford, a girl of mixed black and white heritage, around the turn of the century...which was not an easy time to be of mixed race.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Follows the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder and his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in the titular Castle.
Ignatius J. Reilly, an obese young man dressed in a hunting cap and other strange attire, waits for his mother, Irene, outside of a department store in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A Confederacy of Dunces
Follows the misfortune of a handful of unnamed characters who are among the first have no sight.
Explores Edna Pontellier's desire to find and live fully within her true self. That purpose causes friction with her friends and family, and also conflicts with the dominant values of her time.
Follows the history of the early Roman Empire, narrated by an elderly Roman Emperor, from the year 24 BC to his death in AD 54.
The bloody adventures of a group of men intent on eradicating the Apaches in Mexico.
The story of the Incandenza family, dysfunctional proprietors of a tennis academy, and the story of the residents of a halfway house for addicts.
The story of Paul, a man who is basically controlled by his mother. The relationship between mother and son becomes more and more unhealthy over time and assumes an Oedipal aspect.
Sons and Lovers
Tells the stories of Jim Burden, and the elder daughter in a family of Bohemian immigrants, who are each brought as children to be pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century.
Dorothea makes a serious error in judgment when she chooses to marry Edward Casaubon. Dorothea hopes to be actively involved in his work, but he wants her to serve as a secretary.
Follows the narrator's recollections of childhood and experiences into adulthood while reflecting on the loss of time and lack of meaning to the world.
In Search of Lost Time
Follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars.
The journey of Lena Grove, a young pregnant white woman from Doane's Mill, Alabama, who is trying to find Lucas Burch, the father of her unborn child.
Light in August
The dramatic and theatrical political rise and governorship of Willie Stark, a cynical, socially liberal socialist in the American South during the 1930s.
All the King's Men
Oskar spends his adolescence and much of his adulthood as a little boy, rejecting the violence, the cruelty, and the chaos that surround him by beating the title instrument.
The Tin Drum
A fictional essay about the works of a fictitious, deceased Irish writer named Herbert Quain.
Centers on Atticus Finch's attempts to prove the innocence of Tom Robinson, a black man who has been wrongly accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The story concerns the tragic fate of the beautiful and well-connected but penniless Lily Bart, who at age 29 lacks a husband to secure her position in society.
The House of Mirth
Novel written by the fictional poet John Shade, with a foreword, lengthy commentary and index written by Shade's neighbor and academic colleague, Charles Kinbote.
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