I need to pick out two novels by the same author to write a comparison essay about. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What have you read and what are you interested in? Have you read "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood and the newly published sequel, "Testaments"? Maybe you like thrillers, and John Grisham is an author your have read.

    Does it need to be the same genre as well as the same author? Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is different than "The Happy Prince". Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" is a different genre than "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

    What do you need to compare? Writing style? Growth of the main character through a series? The first and a subsequent Harry Potter or Twilight book might work.

    Ask your teacher to clarify the parameters of the essay and what you are uncertain about. That's better than guessing or asking here and getting it wrong.

    • Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      good answer & suggestion; also, Dumas Michener Burroughs Clavell

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Journey to the End of the Night" and "Death on Credit" by Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

    "Any Human Heart" and "Restless" by William Boyd.

    "Ham on Rye" and "Factotum" by Charles Bukowski.

    "The Stranger" and "The Plague" by Albert Camus.

    "The Big Sleep" and "Farewell, My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler.

    "Victory" and "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad.

    "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.

    "Crime and Punishment" and "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

    "Brighton Rock" and "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene.

    "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway.

    "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish" by S.E. Hinton.

    "Ultramarine" and "Under the Volcano" by Malcolm Lowry.

    "Blood Meridian" and "No County for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy.

    "Typee" and "Omoo" by Herman Melville.

    "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" and "A Wild Sheep Chase" by Haruki Murakami.

    "Lolita" and "Pale-Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov.

  • 1 month ago

    Ideally they would be books that you've already read. Wouldn't that be easier and more efficient?

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      You don't need to know 'many'. Surely you must have read at least ONE good book? So simply find another book by the same author.

  • 1 month ago

    The first and last Harry Potter books.

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  • Sharon
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Tom Sawyer vs. Huckleberry Finn

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Stephen King. Seriously, compare something early, like Carrie, to something more recent like Gerald's Game.

  • 1 month ago

    Jane Austen- Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility.

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Wouldn't it be more sensible for you to think of the authors you have *read* and choose two books from their work to write your essay about?

  • Roger
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    • "Tortilla Flat" and "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck • "This Side of Paradise" and "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald  • "Lord of the Flies" and "The Inheritors" by William Golding • "Animal Farm" and "1984" by George Orwell • "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy

    • catrin l
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Love the Tolstoy suggestions. Hope the essay doesn’t have to be givin in for a week or two.

  • Brian
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Anything by Proust.

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