Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp — a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife.
The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, a classic in literature, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time - focusing on the war of the Greek siege of Troy and what led up to it.
Read the epic classic The Odyssey by Homer online. The Odyssey is a classical epic poem about the events following the fall of Troy and the end of the Trojan War. The book is thought to have been written at the end of the 8th century BC.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a book about a group of animals who take control of the farm they live on. The animals get fed up of their master, Farmer Jones, so they kick him out. However, trouble brews as the pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, fight for the hearts and minds of the other animals on the farm.
Read Blindsight by Peter Watts online, a science fiction book first published in 2006. Who do you send to meet aliens when the alien doesn't want to meet? Blindsight tells the story of a group of scientists and military personal sent out from earth to meet aliens for the first time in the late 21st century.