Satire genre books (37)


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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later 19th century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov. Lermotov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.

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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings by Jonathan Swift EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
The political dilemma of Ireland; the state of faith in England; the charms of the Beggar's Opera; the importance of puns . . . This selection gathers together some of Swift's most brilliant prose, from high politics to social gossip, from savage tirades to lighthearted social satire. In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell EN

Rating: 4 (92 votes)
Description:
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.


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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Description:
The graphic novel adaptation of the classic dystopian masterpiece. From Fred Fordham, graphic novelist behind the sensational TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD graphic novel. Originally published in 1932, Brave New World is one of the most revered and profound works of twentieth century literature. Touching on themes of control, humanity, technology, and influence, Aldous Huxley's enduring classic is a reflection and a warning of the age in which it was written, yet remains frighteningly relevant today. With its surreal imagery and otherworldly backdrop, Brave New World adapts beautifully to the graphic n... continue

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Britons Through Negro Spectacles by Merriman-Labor EN

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'We shall therefore confine our walk to Central London where people meet on business during the day, and to West London where they meet for pleasure at night. If you will walk about the first City in the British Empire arm in arm with Merriman-Labor, you are sure to see Britons in merriment and at labour, by night and by day, in West and Central London.' In Britons Through Negro Spectacles Merriman-Labor takes us on a joyous, intoxicating tour of London at the turn of the 20th century. Slyly subverting the colonial gaze usually placed on Africa, he introduces us to the citizens, culture and cu... continue

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Candide by Voltaire EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France

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Cat's Cradle : A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut EN

Rating: 5 (4 votes)
Description:
“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times 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, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and i... continue


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Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Number 4 in the Don Camillo series, beloved by 23 million readers. When Peppone loses out to Don Camillo on a matter of conscience he must accept the battling priest's presence among a group of communist activists on a trip he is organising to Mother Russia. Travelling incognito, Don Camillo becomes the life and soul of the Party and picks off his totalitarian comrades one-by-one in a hilarious riot of shrewd manipulation. But then fate intervenes and the travellers discover a surprise common denominator more radical than any political ideology... 'Those who read The Little World of Don Camill... continue