One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
After days spent wandering the jungle, Jose Buendia founds the city of Macondo (the metaphoric Colombia) on the banks of a river. Marquez’s epic tale uses magical realism to tell this multi-generational story.
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Faulkner’s second novel is set on a cruise ship, the Nausikaa, where a pesky (hence the title) class of people set sail from New Orleans with "all the jollity of departure under a perfect day, heatridden city behind, and a breeze too steady for the darn things to light on you."
"Maybe there is a beast….maybe it’s only us." Goldring’s must-read high school staple, set on a deserted island, follows the disastrous undoing of a group of British schoolboys who attempt to govern themselves.
Rhys’s post-colonial prequel to Jane Eyre breathes life-and humanity-into Rochester’s infamous first wife, the mad woman in the attic.
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