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Dice Lit DT

All Literature for Dice Literature DT

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Lolita (1955) -Written by Vladimir Nabokov -About and narrator Humbert Humbert a pedophile -Sexually attracted to 12-year-old Dolores Haze, his stepdaughter -His teenage sweetheart dies -Marries Charlotte Haze to get closer to Dolores
Siddhartha (1922) -Written by Hermann Hesse -Set in India -Title character hears Buddha speak -Parallels life of Buddha -About journey of enlightenment
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) -Written by James Joyce -Stephen Dedalus is the main character -The story tells the story of an artist’s view of the world -Dedalus wants to leave Dublin
The Great Gatsby (1925) -Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald -Namesake hosts parties to get closer to Daisy Buchanan -Narrated by Nick Carraway -Takes place in West Egg -Daisy is Tom’s wife -Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, is killed by Daisy in namesakes’s car -George kills namesake
Ulysses (1922) -Written by James Joyce -Molly and Leopold Bloom reunite at the end -Molly gives a rambling soliloquy -Takes place in Dublin -Based on Homer’s the Odyssey -18 episodes named after events in the Odyssey - Stephen Dedalus is another protagonist
Animal Farm (1945) -Written by George Orwell -Stalinist allegory of Russian communism -Pigs Napoleon and Snowball are the main characters -7 commandments are painted on the wall -“4 legs are good, 2 legs are bad”
1984 (1949) -Written by George Orwell -Oceania is a state in airstrip 1 -Winston Smith works at the Ministry of Truth -Describes experiences with Big Brother -O’Brien tortures Smith who is later brainwashed -O’Brien gives Smith a Goldstein book -Julia likes sex
A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975) -Written by Andy Powell -Narrator is Nick Jenkins -Based off a painting by Poussin -12 book series
Deliverance (1970) -Written by James Dickey -Narrated by Ed Gentry a graphic artist -Story is a canoe trip on the Cahulawassee river
Lord of the Flies (1954) -Written by William Golding -Piggy and Ralph are stranded on an island -Ends with them getting rescued by British ship -Pig head is called namesake -Analogy for human evil
Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953) -Written by James Baldwin -Tells the story of John Grimes, a smart teen in Harlem -John doesn't know his father -This novel is semi-autobiographical -This novel expresses religious and negro spirit
Howard's End (1910) -Written by E.M. Forster -Revolves around 3 families in England -Wilcox, Schlegel, and the Basts families -A lot of cheating and love problems in this novel
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) -Written by Thornton Wilder -About collapsed Inca bridge in Peru -Discusses fate and direction of life -Tells the story how the people who died on the bridge got there
All the King's Men (1946) -Written by Robert Penn Warren -Tells the story of the political power of Willie Stark in South America -Narrated by Jack Burden a political reporter who Stark hired during the book -Title is based on Humpty Dumpty -Stark is assassinated by Stanton
As I Lay Dying (1930) -Written by William Faulkner -Title is based on the Odyssey -Written between 12-4 am -The story of the death of Addie Bundren, a poor rural mother -Bundren wants to be buried in Jefferson, Mississippi
A Handful of Dust (1934) -Written by Evelyn Waugh -Tony Last joins an expedition to Brazil -Tony is captured by Mr. Todd -Todd drugs him, hides him, and tells the search party that Tony is dead -Tony reads Dickens works to Todd
The Rivals (1775) -Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan -Satirical play -Lydia Languish mimics her life to a romantic fiction in this play -It ends with Lydia and Jack reconciling and Julia and Faulkland reconciling
The Duchess of Malfi (1613) -Written by John Webster -The namesake character loves Antonio Bologna -Namesake's brother that is a cardinal finds out they're in love and exiles them -At the end, everyone dies except for the children
All for Love (The World Well Lost) (1677) -John Dryden -Cleopatra and Mark Antony the Roman are in love -Alexas lies and tells Antony that Cleopatra killed herself -Antony killed himself because he thought Cleopatra is dead -Cleopatra killed herself with a snake because Antony died
She Stoops to Conquer (The Mistakes of a Night) (1773) -Written by Oliver Goldsmith -In this comedy, Charles Marlow visits the Hardcastle family -Marlow and Kate Hardcastle are forced to marry -Tony refuses his arranged marriage when he discovers he's an adult
The Jew of Malta (1589) -Written by Christopher Marlowe -Barabas, the main character, gets riches taken by the governor -Barabas helps Turks take over his old country. -Barabas is then named the governor of the country but decides to identify with old country so he is killed
(The Tragical History of the Life and Death of) Doctor Faustus (1593) -Written by Christopher Marlowe -Valdes and Cornelius teach namesake character to summon a demon -The namesake character then signs his soul to Lucifer -He is healthy for 24 years but doesn't pray so he gets dragged to hell after those years
Every Man in his Humour (1598) -Written by Ben Johnson -Knowell an old gentleman worries about his son Edward and his involvement with the wellbred. -Based in London -A sequel was written
Volpone (1605) -Written by Ben Johnson -Every character is based off of an animal -Namesake character is the sole heir -Character is later punished for wrongdoings in disguise -Ends with namesake character asking the audience to applaud
The Spanish Tragedy (Hieronimo is Mad Again) (1585) -Written by Thomas Kyd -Takes place during Spain-Portugal war -Has a play within a play -At the end, people go to hell
Tom Wolfe Jr. (1931-) -Wrote The Right Stuff -Wrote The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test -Wrote The Bonfire of the Vanities -Pioneer of New Journalism
Stephen King (1947-) -Wrote The Shining -Wrote The Dark Tower series -Wrote IT -Horror author
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) -Wrote “The Whisperer in Darkness” -Wrote “the Call of Cthulhu” about an octopus like monster -Wrote “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” -Wrote “At the Mountains of Madness” -Many of his stories are based in Arkham, Massachusetts
Harlan Ellison (1934-) -Wrote “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” -Created the super-evil computer AM -Wrote Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever”
Long John Silver -Character in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson -One legged cook -Leader of Pirates who are the antagonist in the book -Was the quartermaster to Captain Flint for some time -His Parrot said “Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!”
The Golden Bowl (1904) -Written by Henry James -Maggie Verver buys the title flawed disk -Charlotte Stant and Adam Verver have an affair -At the end of the novel, all the prince can see is Maggie
Catch-22 (1961) -Written by Joseph Heller -Yossarian is a pilot in the 256 squadron -They send pilots to their death -Yossarian pledges to follow Orr to Sweden -Set in the island of Pianosa -Milo Minderbinder bombs their squadron -Snowden’s guts fall out from wound
The Grapes of Wrath (1939) -Written by John Steinbeck -The Joad family travels to California from Oklahoma during the great depression and the dust bowl -Casy becomes a labor organizer -Rose of Sharon saves starving people with her breast milk
Sister Carrie (1900) -Written by Theodore Dreiser -Focusing on Caroline Meeber -Money gets stolen from a salon by George Hurstwood -Charles Drouet is met on a train to Chicago -Meeber and Hurstwood flee to Canada but Meeber drives Hurstwood to bankruptcy and suicide
An American Tragedy (1925) -Written by Theodore Dreiser -Natural novel about the execution of Clyde Griffith -Griffiths is a bellhop, then a factory worker, then a supervisor -Griffith kills Roberta Alden with a camera
Darkness at Noon (1940) -Written by Arthur Koestler -About Rubashov and his morals -Taps against the wall to talk with 402 after he is in jail for crimes against number 1 -Lies and confesses his crimes in a show trial in the stalinist purges -Number 1 is a communist party
Native Son (1940) -Written by Richard Wright -Takes place in Chicago -Bigger Thomas kills Mary Dalton -About the rage and murder charges against African-American Bigger Thomas
Brave New World (1932) -Written by Aldous Huxley -John the Savage participates in an Indian religious ritual -Bernard Marx and John are friends -Ends with John hanging himself and Marx being exiled
Winesburg, Ohio (1919) -Written by Sherwood Anderson -22 short stories with 4 parts in each -George Willard is a reporter -Wing Biddlebaum is a gay child molestor
Tender is the Night (1934) -F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final novel -Semi-autobiographical novel about Nicole and Dick Diver -Psychoanalyst is married to a former patient and schizophrenic
The Wings of the Dove (1902) -Written by Henry James -English couple tries to swindle the American Milly Theale -Relationship problems between everybody
Invisible Man (1952) -Written by Ralph Ellison -Nameless narrator is unperceived due to his race -Narrator is expelled from college by Dr. Bledsoe -Narrator takes Mr. Norton to a black brothel -Narrator is involved in the paint industry
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