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Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.16 — 348,428 ratings — published 1963
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.93 — 3,978,841 ratings — published 1925
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.27 — 3,186,701 ratings — published 1813
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.96 — 2,910,025 ratings — published 1945
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The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.18 — 312,837 ratings — published 1895
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Scoop Scoop (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.83 — 17,933 ratings — published 1938
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Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.86 — 362,699 ratings — published 2013
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A Week in December A Week in December (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.27 — 8,669 ratings — published 2009
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Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.88 — 32,872 ratings — published 2001
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.89 — 502,293 ratings — published 2012
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Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.08 — 986,651 ratings — published 1811
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Vanity Fair Vanity Fair (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.79 — 121,167 ratings — published 1848
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Miss Buncle's Book (Barbara Buncle #1) Miss Buncle's Book (Barbara Buncle #1)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.08 — 8,485 ratings — published 1934
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.82 — 1,175,398 ratings — published 1884
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Gulliver's Travels Gulliver's Travels (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.58 — 239,903 ratings — published 1726
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Beauty Queens Beauty Queens (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.62 — 53,034 ratings — published 2011
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Fight Club Fight Club (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.18 — 516,183 ratings — published 1996
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Good Neighbors Good Neighbors (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.63 — 3,571 ratings — published 2021
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Such a Fun Age Such a Fun Age (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.85 — 268,345 ratings — published 2019
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Dear Committee Members Dear Committee Members (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.76 — 14,942 ratings — published 2014
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The Power The Power (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.80 — 173,398 ratings — published 2016
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The Cunning Man (Toronto Trilogy, #2) The Cunning Man (Toronto Trilogy, #2)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.91 — 2,618 ratings — published 1994
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The Bonfire of the Vanities The Bonfire of the Vanities (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.86 — 74,480 ratings — published 1987
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Look Who's Back Look Who's Back (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.43 — 33,090 ratings — published 2012
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The House of Mirth The House of Mirth (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.95 — 87,576 ratings — published 1905
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Candide Candide (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.77 — 229,001 ratings — published 1759
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A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.99 — 624,098 ratings — published 1962
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Brave New World Brave New World (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,509,621 ratings — published 1932
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.69 — 2,362,243 ratings — published 1954
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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,785,563 ratings — published 1953
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,173,406 ratings — published 1969
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Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.79 — 235,137 ratings — published 1925
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Decline and Fall Decline and Fall (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.85 — 11,944 ratings — published 1928
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Persuasion Persuasion (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.14 — 547,692 ratings — published 1817
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Player Piano Player Piano (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.88 — 47,711 ratings — published 1952
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Love Over Scotland (44 Scotland Street, #3) Love Over Scotland (44 Scotland Street, #3)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 3.99 — 8,992 ratings — published 2006
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The World According to Bertie (44 Scotland Street, #4) The World According to Bertie (44 Scotland Street, #4)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.04 — 8,079 ratings — published 2007
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The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.10 — 37,639 ratings — published 2004
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Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2) Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.14 — 49,912 ratings — published 2002
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The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2) The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.22 — 21,194 ratings — published 1923
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Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4) Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.16 — 32,715 ratings — published 2004
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First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5) First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.02 — 24,818 ratings — published 2007
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Mapp and Lucia (Lucia, #4) Mapp and Lucia (Lucia, #4)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,490 ratings — published 1931
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Miss Mapp (Lucia, #2) Miss Mapp (Lucia, #2)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,053 ratings — published 1922
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Trouble for Lucia (Lucia, #6) Trouble for Lucia (Lucia, #6)
by (shelved 2 times as social-satire)
avg rating 4.30 — 911 ratings — published 1939
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E.F. Benson
“She ran her hands, butterfly fashion, over the keys.

"A little morsel of Stravinski?" she said.

It was in the middle of the morsel that Adele came in and found Lucia playing Stravinski to Mr. Greatorex. The position seemed to be away, away beyond her orbit altogether, and she merely waited with undiminished faith in Lucia, to see what would happen when Lucia became aware to whom she was playing. . . . It was a longish morsel, too: more like a meal than a morsel, and it was also remarkably like a muddle. Finally, Lucia made an optimistic attempt at the double chromatic scale in divergent directions which brought it to an end, and laughed gaily.

"My poor fingers," she said. "Delicious piano, dear Adele. I love a Bechstein; that was a little morsel of Stravinski. Hectic perhaps, do you think? But so true to the modern idea: little feverish excursions: little bits of tunes, and nothing worked out. But I always say that there is something in Stravinski, if you study him. How I worked at that little piece, and I'm afraid it's far from perfect yet."

Lucia played one more little run with her right hand, while she cudgelled her brain to remember where she had seen this man before, and turned round on the music-stool. She felt sure he was an artist of some kind, and she did not want to ask Adele to introduce him, for that would look as if she did not know everybody. She tried pictures next.

"In Art I always think that the Stravinski school is represented by the Post-Cubists," she said. "They give us pattern in lines, just as Stravinski gives us patterns in notes, and the modern poet patterns in words. At Sophy Alingsby's the other night we had a feast of patterns. Dear Sophy--what a curious mixture of tastes! She cares only for the ultra-primitive in music, and the ultra-modern in Art. Just before you came in, Adele, I was trying to remember the first movement of Beethoven's Moonlight, those triplets though they look easy have to be kept so level. And yet Sophy considers Beethoven a positive decadent. I ought to have taken her to Diva's little concert--Diva Dalrymple--for I assure you really that Stravinski sounded classical compared to the rest of the programme. It was very creditably played, too. Mr.--" what was his name?--"Mr Greatorex."

She had actually said the word before her brain made the connection. She gave her little peal of laughter.

"Ah, you wicked people," she cried. "A plot: clearly a plot. Mr. Greatorex, how could you? Adele told you to come in here when she heard me begin my little strummings, and told you to sit down and encourage me. Don't deny it, Adele! I know it was like that. I shall tell everybody how unkind you've been, unless Mr. Greatorex sits down instantly and magically restores to life what I have just murdered."

Adele denied nothing. In fact there was no time to deny anything, for Lucia positively thrust Mr. Greatorex on to the music stood, and instantly put on her rapt musical face, chin in hand, and eyes looking dreamily upwards. There was Nemesis, you would have thought, dealing thrusts at her, but Nemesis was no match for her amazing quickness. She parried and thrust again, and here--what richness of future reminiscence--was Mr. Greatorex playing Stravinski to her, before no audience but herself and Adele who really didn't count, for the only tune she liked was "Land of Hope and Glory". . . . Great was Lucia!”
E.F. Benson, Lucia in London

Alistair McHarg
“In Chestnut Hill money didn't talk, but it drank, and played a lot of golf.”
Alistair McHarg, Moonlit Tours

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