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A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess (1962)
Cover of A Clockwork Orange

A dystopian horror, a black comedy, an exploration of choice, A Clockwork Orange by English writer Anthony Burgess, is also a work of exuberant invention which created a new language for its characters.

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A Jest of God

Margaret Laurence (1966)
Cover of A Jest of God

A Jest of God — which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 1966 — depicts the unhappy life of an elementary schoolteacher in small-town Manitoba.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain (1884)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This novel by Mark Twain is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist over 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

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Ani Croche

Bertrand Gauthier (1985)
Cover of the book Ani Croche

A book for youngsters written by a multiple prize-winning author.

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Sophocles (Circa 441 BC)
Cover of Antigone

An Ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles. The play tells the story of a woman who gives her brother a proper burial in defiance of a tyrant’s edict.

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Baby Be-Bop

Francesco Lia Block (1995)
Cover of Baby Be-Bop

A book that includes homosexual characters and situations.

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