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    Cliff Notes are the familiar summaries, Cliff Notes Notes Notes are summaries of the summaries - get it?

    The Jungle - by Upton Sinclair

    A guy immigrates from Lithuania, but is disappointed at American working conditions.

    Metamorphosis - by Franz Kafka

    A guy turns into a cockroach, and upsets his family.

    Grapes of Wrath - by John Steinbeck

    A family of agricultural workers can't get along with their employers.

    Moby Dick - by Herman Melville

    A guy tries to get revenge on a fish, but ends up getting killed instead.
     
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    WAR AND PEACE - By Leo Tolstoy

    It's about Russia.

    The Bible - Compiled by a committee

    God loves mankind. No wait, now God hates mankind. Hey look! ~ God loves mankind again.
     
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    Beowulf - Danish superhero saves English pub.

    The Scarlet Letter - Hot chick knocked up by local preacher. Becomes first Puritan fashion designer.

    Harrison Bergeron - see "No Child Left Behind"
     
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    Ben Hur - by Lew Wallace:

    A guy gets sent to the slave galleys because his sister hit a roman in the head with a roof tile, but it all works out well in the end, because he learns to drive chariots.

    The Old Testament - by various authors:

    God creates man, but then almost everything man does pisses God off.
     
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    Les Misérables - by Victor Hugo

    An ex-thief hires a whore to work in his factory, but then has problems evading a pesky cop.
     
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    Lord of the Flies: A group of British schoolboys land on Gilligan's Island. When they realize there's no Mary Ann or Ginger, they go psycho.

    Macbeth: Scottish king kills friends to improve marital relationship.
     
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    HAH! :D

    drat - ya beat me to it.
     
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    The Great Gatsby: Philandering, privileged, drunk drives off Chappaquidic Bridge, killing girlfriend. Oh wait...

    The Crucible; Sex with a teenaged girl can be fatal.

    Romeo and Juliet: See The Crucible
     
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