by Miguel De Cervantes
Publisher: J. W. Clark 1880
Number of pages: 648
Don Quixote is the story of a country gentleman named Alonso Quixano who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight-errant. Together with his earthy squire Sancho Panza he calls himself "Don Quixote de la Mancha" and sets out in search of adventure. Looking for a dragon to slay he spies a windmill in the distance and charges his horse.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Thomas Mann - Archive.org
A symbol-laden story of aestheticism and decadence, Mann's best-known novella exemplifies the author's regard for Sigmund Freud's writings on the unconscious. Gustav von Aschenbach is a revered author whose work is known for its formal perfection.
by Gustave Flaubert - Brentano's
Tragic novel and a great portrayal of infidelity. Gustave Flaubert wrote the story of Emma Bovary, a wife unfulfilled and bored by motherhood and marriage. She embarks upon a number of affairs in search of passion and excitement.
by Marcel Proust - Henry Holt & Co.
A mature man recalls the details of his commonplace existence as a sensitive and intuitive boy in Combray. For a time, the story is narrated through his younger mind in dream-like prose. Considered to be one of the twentieth century's major novels.
by Franz Kafka - Project Gutenberg
Metamorphosis is the story of a man who transformed overnight into a giant insect, becomes an object of disgrace, an alienated man. A harrowing meditation on feelings of guilt, isolation and inadequacy. One of the most influential fiction books.