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The Stranger
The Stranger
by Albert Camus
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Since it was first published in English, in 1946, Albert Camus's extraordinary first novel, The Stranger (L'Etranger), has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Through this story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a... (read more)

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Bell Jar
Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under--maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity... (read more)

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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger
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Ever since it was first published in 1951, this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged. Read and cherished by generations, the story of Holden Caulfield is truly one of America's literary treasures.... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions
by Kurt Vonnegut
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After Slaughterhouse Five came out in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut entered a long period of depression and swore he would never write another novel. Fortunately he was lying, and in 1973, out came Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye Blue Monday (the subtitle... (read more)

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Jitterbug Perfume
Jitterbug Perfume
by Tom Robbins
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Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesnt conclude until nine oclock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing... (read more)

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Cat's Cradle
Cat's Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer... (read more)

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How To Go To College Almost for Free
How To Go To College Almost for Free
by Benjamin R. Kaplan
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Hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship prizes are waiting to be won. 23 year-old Ben Kaplan has won many of them, paying nearly $90,000 toward his Harvard education. Ben then wrote and self-published his story and methodology in How To Go To... (read more)

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics)
by Ken Kesey
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A visually arresting deluxe edition of Ken Kesey's counterculture classic Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
by Allen Ginsberg
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"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."... (read more)

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Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf
by Hermann Hesse
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With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesses best-known and most autobiographical work is one of literatures most poetic evocations of the souls journey to liberation Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual... (read more)

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The Second Sex
The Second Sex
by Simone De Beauvoir
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Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long... (read more)

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On the Road
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
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On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and... (read more)

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Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
by Margaret Atwood
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This is my favorite out of all Margaret Atwood's books. It tells the story so convincingly of the cruelty and competition between young girls as viewed by the now older narrator Elaine. Complex and disturbing, Cat's Eye is a momentous book from one of... (read more)

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Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
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Ayn Rand's epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Was he a destroyer or the... (read more)

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Beating the College Blues
Beating the College Blues
by Paul Grayson
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Beating the College Blues deals with many potential collegiate pitfalls with insightful, timely, and compassionate support. Topics covered include changing family relationships; sex, date rape, and sexual harassment; coping with anxiety, depression, and... (read more)

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Truth and Existence
Truth and Existence
by Jean Paul Sartre
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Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This concise and engaging text not... (read more)

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100 Successful College Application Essays (2ND 02 - Old Edition)
100 Successful College Application Essays (2ND 02 - Old Edition)
by Harvard Independent Staff
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The Largest Collection of Successful College Application Essays Available in One Volume   These are the essays that helped their authors gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Wellesley, Pomona, and other outstanding schools—... (read more)

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Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League To the College That Is Best for You
Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League To the College That Is Best for You
by Jay Mathews
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Smarten Up—It's Time to Choose the Right College Think that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true. Written by, yes, a Harvard grad... (read more)

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