Books That Are Snapshots in Time and Place

All books are reflective of the times in which they were written. The customs, pastimes, cultural context and overall messages and symbolism are fascinating insights into times and places often far, far away from our reality. All books on this list offer interesting insights into the lives and times of their authors - or, the imaginary world their authors imagined from their own time and place.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
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Agnes Grey (Anne Bronte)
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The Fall of the House of Usher
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)
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The Stepford Wives
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A Wrinkle in Time
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The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle (Hugh Lofting)
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The Iceman Cometh
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The Indian in the Cupboard
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The Glass Menagerie
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The Sun Also Rises
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The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Miss Lonelyhearts
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Sense and Sensibility
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Persuasion (Jane Austen)
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Rip Van Winkle
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The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
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The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe)
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Hunger
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Speak
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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