Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
An English orphan rises to wealth, deserts his true friends, and becomes humbled by his own arrogance.
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom is an elderly slave. Despite being meek and obedient, his master sells him.
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Charlie Marlow recounts his adventures of his early life as a ferry boat captain transporting ivory down the Congo river.
The Time Machine - H. G. Wells
The Time Traveller demonstrates his latest invention and travels into the future where he encounters the Eloi and Morlocks.