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A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possesse...

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Main Author: Pessl, Marisha (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Viking, [2006]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Othello, William Shakespeare ; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce ; Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë ; The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins ; Brave New World, Aldous Huxley ; Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos ; Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert ; Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw ; The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie
  • Part 2. Moby Dick, Herman Melville ; A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway ; Women in Love, D.H. Lawrence ; "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill", John Cheever ; Sweet Bird of Youth, Tennessee Williams ; Laughter in the Dark, Vladimir Nabokov ; The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ; A Room with a View, E.M. Forster
  • Part 3. Howl and other poems, Allen Ginsberg ; The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare ; Deliverance, James Dickey ; Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad ; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey ; One Hundred Years of solitude, Gabriel García Márquez ; Bleak House, Charles Dickens ; The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler ; Justine, Marquis de Sade ; Quer Pasticciaccio Brutto de via Merulana, Carlo Emilio Gadda ; Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe ; The Nocturnal Conspiracy, Smoke Wyannoch Harvey ; Che Guevara Talks to Young People, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna ; "Good Country People," Flannery O'Connor ; The Trial, Franz Kafka ; Paradise Lost, John Milton ; The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett ; Metamorphoses, Ovid
  • Final exam.