In this novel, author Margaret Atwood retells
the story of Grace Marks, a real nineteenth-century Canadian
woman who was accused of and spent thirty years in jail for the
murder of two people.
Margaret Eleanor 19 Canadian Yes N/N/N
Bride Price, The
When Aku-nna's father dies, the
tribe demands that she, her mother, and brother go
to live with her uncle, a situation that conflicts with
the views she holds in the 1950s.
Emecheta, Buchi 12 Nigerian Yes N/N/N
Brothers Karamazov, The
Three sons of an old
drunkard search for faith in God.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor 8 Russian Yes N/N/N
The story of Candide, a naive youth who is
conscripted, shipwrecked, robbed, and tortured by the
Inquisition without losing his will to live.
Voltaire 7 French Yes Y/N/N
Count of Monte Cristo, The
escapes from prison, he is obsessed with gaining revenge
against those who betrayed him, as well as rewarding those
who remained loyal to him.
Dumas, Alexandre 19 French Yes N/N/N
Crime and Punishment
Raskolnikoff murders an old
moneylender and her sister, and after a lengthy investigation a
saintly prostitute Sonya convinces him to confess.
Dostoyesvky, Fyodor 3 Russian Yes Y/N/N/
Cry, the Beloved Country
A Zulu country parson
arrives in Johannesburg and finds that his sister has become a
prostitute and his son a murderer.
Paton, Alan 3
African Yes N/Y/Y
Daughter of Fortune
One of Allende's main themes is
that of patriarchy, which makes reference to a society in which
men make all the rules, thus having authority over women and
Allende, Isabel 18 Chilean Yes Y/N/N