Coming of Age and Rite of Passage Fiction

A Listmania! list by Graham Worthington (Toronto, Canada)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
1.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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  "A conceited young nobleman savours his first venture into the wider world, and, to his regret, ignorantly causes the destruction of an inept clergyman."
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Zorn: A Legend of the Days to Come
2.  Zorn: A Legend of the Days to Come by Graham Worthington
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  "Zorn is well stocked with conceit, and feels assured of romantic victory, until a holiday romance reveals that life's sharp teeth may lie behind it's crimson lips. My own work, set in 2035."
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Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Century
3.  Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Century by Studs Terkel
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  "According to this author, modern youth has lost all respect for the lessons learned by their elders in historic times. I don't entirely agree; certain authors in Ancient Rome made this same complaint."
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Wake of the Raven
4.  Wake of the Raven by Graham Worthington
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  "The fifties and sixties were great times for youthful revolt. In 1951, young Tania's flight from authority is unexpectedly helped by a disillusioned soldier, with nearly lethal results."
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The Catcher in the Rye
5.  The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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  "Salinger also saw the fifties as a time for youthful troubles, in this, his 1954 classic of teenage pain and bewilderment. Doubtless it was shocking in its time, but I've always felt it overated."
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To Kill A Mockingbird
6.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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  "The war of 39-45 being over, this 1960 novel uses as its background a conflict that still endured: racism and classism in the southern states of the USA."
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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  ".... as did these Twain's late nineteenth-century stories of soon-to-be mens' struggles with life and injustice in Mississippi."
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies
8.  William Golding's Lord of the Flies by Harold, Ed Bloom
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  "'54 was the publication year for this other classic of tale of men becoming boys, where the loss of authority causes murderous anarchy. Busy times, the fifties and sixties...."
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Rite of Passage
9.  Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin
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  "....but too small a canvas for this writer, who cast his story of a girl's emergence into adulthood in the far, far distant future."
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Xangans: Stories from the World's Greatest Blogging Community
10.  Xangans: Stories from the World's Greatest Blogging Community by Graham Worthington
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  "The overwhelming majority of bloggers are youthful, and Xanga, one of the most popular of blogging communities, is their place of expression. Here thirty of them tell of their struggles with life."
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