Siddhartha grew up with his respected Brahmin father in India and enjoys a privileged existence alongside his friend, Govinda but becomes disillusioned with his life and sets out to become an ascetic. Although at home he performs all the rituals his religion, he does not think it will ultimately bring him inner peace. He believes that his father and the other Brahmins will not achieve enlightenment and sets out on a long and painful journey to find it.
c s lewis
Four children were sent to live in the country during World War II. On exploring the house Lucy finds a wardrobe, steps inside and finds herself in a strange, snowy wood whereshe meets the faun Tumnus. Tumnus tells Lucy that she has entered Narnia, a different world. Aslan the lion frees all the prisoners who have been turned to stone by the wicked witch and they all join the battle to defeat the witch's troops.
Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed into a large insect. He attempts to roll over, only to discover that he cannot due to his new body. Gregor's transformation into a disgusting parasite is often viewed as an expression of Kafka's feelings of isolation and inferiority. When his sister pleads with her parents that the embarrassment of Gregor must end or they will all be ruined, Gregor dies.
Old Major, the prize-winning boar, gathers the animals of Manor Farm for a meeting and tells them that no humans should oppress or control them. The animals greet his vision with great enthusiasm at first and Animal Farm prospers, but the pigs become more and more like humans. Eventually, the seven principles of Animalism become reduced to a single principle: all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The situation facing Arthur Dent is that Earth is about to be destroyed in order to build an intergalactic highway. Ford Prefect first takes him to the local pub for a few pints of beer before both Arthur and Ford are thrust into a series of crazy adventures that Arthur is totally unprepared for. Arthur meets Slartibartfast, who gets him to follow him into the planet Magrathea where they build planets and where Earth is being remade.
My Man Jeeves
p g wodehouse
Deliciously amusing, Bertie Wooster's is forever falling in love with a variety of women and it is up to Bertie, with the aid of his valet Jeeves to prevent these romances. My Man Jeeves is a pleasure for anyone with a taste for aristocratic slapstick, pithy buffoonery, idiotic misunderstanding and gaffes where the reader is introduced to the Jeeves, "the brains of the establishment" as Bertie often admits, he offers sage advice and is generally infallible.