Works of Literature by Plot Description #1

Given a brief description of the plotline of a significant work of literature, name the title. (This series will most likely get harder the farther you get through them)
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Set in rural England in the early 19th century, follows the Bennet family, which includes five very different sisters.
Pride and Prejudice
Dystopian novella which follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of 'the Party', who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler Big Brother.
1984
Nick Carraway moves to New York in the summer of 1922. Nick's neighbor is a mysterious man named Jay, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws parties every Saturday night.
The Great Gatsby
Jane has many obstacles in her life - her cruel and abusive Aunt Reed, the grim conditions at Lowood school, her love for Rochester and Rochester's marriage to Bertha.
Jane Eyre
Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in Saint Petersburg who formulates a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money.
Crime and Punishment
Tells the story of a boy's escape from his alcoholic and abusive father and his adventurous journey down the Mississippi River together with the runaway slave Jim.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Story about Humbert Humbert, a literature professor in his late thirties, obsessed with a twelve-year-old Dolores Haze.
Lolita
Multigenerational story of love and revenge that revolves around the inhabitants of the titular farmhouse and its owner Heathcliff.
Wuthering Heights
About Lennie and George, migrant workers during the Great Depression.
Of Mice and Men
Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the title person.
The Count of Monte Cristo
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This novel examines a futuristic society, called the World State, that revolves around science and efficiency.
Brave New World
The history of the isolated town of Macondo and of the family who founds it, the Buendías.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Centers on an extramarital affair between the title character and dashing cavalry officer Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky that forece them to leave St. Petersburg to Italy to find happiness.
Anna Karenina
A family tragedy centered around a father and his sons. Fyodor, the father, has three sons: Dmitri, Ivan, and Alyosha.
The Brothers Karamazov
This work centres on Captain John Yossarian, an American bombardier stationed on a Mediterranean island during World War II, and chronicles his desperate attempts to stay alive.
Catch-22
Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and set out for California along with thousands of others in search of jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future.
The Grapes of Wrath
An account of Billy Pilgrim's capture and incarceration by the Germans during the last years of World War II.
Slaughterhouse Five
Tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met.
A Tale of Two Cities
Tells the story of a battle between an aging, experienced fisherman, Santiago, and a large marlin.
The Old Man and the Sea
Begins in the Russian city of St. Petersburg in 1805, as fear of Napoleon's ongoing war set in.
War and Peace
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