A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... " With these famous words, Dickens plunges the reader into one of history's most explosive eras - the French Revolution. From the storming of the Bastille to the relentless drop of the guillotine, Dickens vividly captures the terror and upheaval of that tumultuous period. At the center is the novel's hero, Sydney Carton, a lazy...
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who has graduated from Yale and fought in World War I, has returned home to begin a career. He is restless and has decided to move to New York to learn the bond business. The novel opens early in the summer of 1922 in West Egg, Long Island, where Nick has rented a house next to the mansion of Jay Gatsby, the mysterious host of regular, extravagant parties.