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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

So starts A Tale of Two Cities, one of the most celebrated classics of all time. This novel is historical fiction, taking place around the time of the French Revolution. We follow the characters in Paris and London as things go crazy and people’s heads start getting chopped off. Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

In the ruins of the United States, the “Sons of Jacob” revolution starts with a staged terrorist attack that kills the President and most of Congress. The new government suspends the constitution, takes away all women’s rights, and builds a new militaristic and oppressive  society. Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

1984 by George Orwell

As a dystopian novel, 1984 describes an imaginary and frightening world ravaged by constant war, creepily monitored by surveillance cameras everywhere, and dictated by a government that persecutes individualism and independent thinking. Winston Smith lives in Airstrip One, formerly known as Great Britain. Torture, brainwashing, incessant propaganda, and the literal rewriting of history books are daily occurrences.  Continue reading 1984 by George Orwell