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Being there / by Kosinski, Jerzy,1933-1991.;
The story of Chauncey Gardiner--Chance--an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon, a presidential policy advisor, and a media icon.
Subjects: Gardeners; Satire.;
© [1999], c1970., Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West,
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Cat's cradle / by Vonnegut, Kurt.;
A young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. This is an apocalyptic tale of the planet's ultimate fate, featuring a cast of unlikely heroes.
Subjects: Humorous fiction.; Science fiction.; End of the world; Science fiction.; Satire.;
© 2010., Dial Press Trade Paperbacks,
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Hocus pocus / by Vonnegut, Kurt.;
From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse.
Subjects: Satirical fiction.; Satire.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Prisoners;
© 1997, ©1990., Berkley,
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Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday / by Vonnegut, Kurt.;
The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world.
Subjects: Satire.; Humorous fiction.; Science fiction; Trout, Kilgore (Fictitious character); Sexuality; Mental illness;
© 2011., Dial Press Trade Paperbacks,
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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero / by Thackeray, William Makepeace,1811-1863.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxviii-xxix).Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success.
Subjects: Satire.; Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815; British; Female friendship; Social classes; Married women;
© c1991., Knopf,
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A clockwork orange / by Burgess, Anthony,1917-1993.;
Told through a central character, Alex, the disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism. A modern classic of youthful violence and social redemption set in a dismal dystopia whereby a juvenile deliquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior.
Subjects: Satire.; Teenage boys; Criminals; Science fiction.;
© c1986., W.W. Norton,
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A highly unlikely scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza employee's guide to saving the world / by Cantor, Rachel.;
In the not-too-distant future, the world is ruled not by governments but by fast-food delivery companies. Only one disgruntled employee stands between them and the end of civilization-- and a woman who's a librarian--and an anarchist book group--and a little kid who can travel through time--and maybe one or two other people.
Subjects: Science fiction.; Satire.; Fast food restaurants; Librarians; Time travel;
© 2014., Melville House,
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Gulliver's travels / by Swift, Jonathan,1667-1745.;
Subjects: Satire.; Fantasy fiction.; Gulliver, Lemuel (Fictitious character); Voyages, Imaginary; Travelers;
© 1996., Dover Publications,
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / by Twain, Mark,1835-1910.;
"The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen In recent years, neither the persistent effort to "clean up" the racial epithets in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn nor its consistent use in the classroom have diminished, highlighting the novel's wide-ranging influence and its continued importance in American society. An incomparable adventure story, it is a vignette of a turbulent, yet hopeful epoch in American history, defining the experience of a nation in voices often satirical, but always authentic"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-345).
Subjects: Adventure fiction.; Humorous fiction.; Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character); Runaway children; Male friendship; Fugitive slaves; Race relations; Boys;
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The Bostonians : a novel / by James, Henry,1843-1916.; Lansdown, Richard,1961-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi-xxxvi)."Basil Ransom, an attractive young Mississippi lawyer, is on a visit to his cousin Olive, a wealthy feminist, in Boston when he accompanies her to a meeting on the subject of women's emancipation. One of the speakers is Verena Tarrant, and although he disapproves of all she claims to stand for, Basil is immediately captivated by her and sets about 'reforming' her with his traditional views. But Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and soon a battle is under way for exclusive possession of her heart and mind."--P. [4] of cover.
Subjects: Love stories.; Psychological fiction.; Satire.; Triangles (Interpersonal relations); Young women; Feminists; Cousins;
© 2000., Penguin Books,
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