All items are shelved in the fiction section alphabetically by the author’s last name unless otherwise indicated.
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Elizabeth Bennet is vivacious, strong-willed, and unmarried. Mr. Darcy is rich, handsome, unbearably arrogant, and also unmarried. They each fight against the love they feel with fierce pride and willful prejudice.
by Charlotte Bronte
After becoming a governess in Edward Rochester’s home and falling in love with him, Jane begins to suspect that Thornfield Hall is haunted by a dreadful secret.
by Emily Bronte
The story of a savage, tormented foundling, Heathcliff, who falls in love with Catherine Earnshaw, daughter of his benefactor, and the violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for each other.
Canterbury Tales (821.1)
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Related short stories taking place in Medieval England.
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (J FICTION DEFOE)
by Daniel Defoe
An Englishman's great resourcefulness enables him to survive for almost thirty years on the desert island where he is shipwrecked.
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
The classic tale of the young Englishman who gives up his life during the French Revolution to save the husband of the woman he loves.
by Daphne Du Maurier
Cornish estate owner Maximilian de Winter's second wife – also the nameless narrator – is haunted by the housekeeper's oppressive worship of her predecessor, Rebecca.
by George Eliot
In 19th-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings.
The Waste Land (821.912)
by T. S. Eliot
Eliot's vision of dystopia became a literary landmark, and introduced new techniques to the modern poet.
A Passage to India
by E. M. Forster
Three English newcomers to Chandrapore eagerly form a friendship with an educated Indian, Dr. Aziz, but jeopardize international relations when one of them accuses him of sexual assault.
by Robert Graves
The fictional lost autobiography of Emperor Tiberius Claudius reveals his intelligence and political savvy, amidst a decadent, cruel and superficial society that thinks him a stuttering idiot.
The Heart of the Matter
by Graham Greene
Disaster looms in British West Africa when a scrupulously honest native police official jeopardizes his honor for the love of a woman.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy
While working for her wealthy cousin, Tess succumbs to his sexual advances. Will she bear alone the shame of childbirth and condemnation of the man she loves?
by James Joyce
Both social critique and loving portrait of the everyday lives of urban dwellers at the dawn of the last century, these stories reflect the inherent self-sufficiency and strength of the Irish people.
Sons and Lovers
by D. H. Lawrence
Torn between his passion for two women and his abiding attachment to his mother, young Paul Morel struggles with his desire to please everyone--particularly himself. Autobiographical fiction.
Of Human Bondage
by W. Somerset Maugham
Philip Casey’s search for freedom and self-actualization goes tragically awry when his dreams and his heart are shattered by a destructive sexual obsession.
by George Orwell
The animals on Mr. Jones's farm stage a successful revolution and take the place over. Their hopes, their plans, and their achievements form the subject of Animal Farm. In the first flush of enthusiasm there is set up a great commandment, All animals are equal, but unfortunately leadership devolves almost automatically on the pigs, who are on a higher intellectual level than the rest.
The Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys
Inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, this is the story of the childhood and marriage of the first Mrs. Rochester, the West Indian Creole heiress who went insane.
by Walter Scott
While the dastardly King John threatens to usurp King Richard’s throne, Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to team up with Robin Hood to defeat the Normans.
by William Shakespeare
The play, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering the old King Hamlet (Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father) and then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude (the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet).
Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Fascinated by the quest for eternal life, Victor’s unnatural experiments with cadavers bring forth a new being into the world. He then rejects his own creation, with horrifying results.
by Jonathan Swift
The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
by William Makepeace Thackeray
Social vanity and inequity are on full display as the lives of 5 Victorians are contrasted and compared.
by Anthony Trollope
With wry humor and quirky characters, the author reveals the dangers of evangelical infighting as an incompetent new bishop and a slimy curate struggle for control of the diocese.
by Evelyn Waugh
While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates.
by Virginia Woolf
One day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares to host a society party, proves to be fertile ground for fond remembrances, recriminations and musings on life’s splendid futility.