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Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when swee...
Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Moby Dick

Herman Melville
Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique - but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain A...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin...

Mark Twain
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates an entertaining adventure of Middle America in the 1800's - afloat on a raft on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes his civilized life when he ...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersbur...
The Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann David Wyss
The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays "the right stuff" and builds a charming colony that later, they do ...
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit i...
Aesops Fables, Aesop

Aesop's Fables

Aesop
Volume 1 (Fables 1-25). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop ...
The Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy

The Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy
Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of chance ...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, ...
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith’s apprentice and then learns that he has “great expectations&rdq...
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can’t help but love. Despite her “tragic...
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson
A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the m...
Dracula, Bram Stoker

Dracula

Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper art...
Uncle Tomrsquos Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Among the most “banned” books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central t...
The Odyssey, Homer

The Odyssey

Homer
The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a seq...
Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Walden

Henry David Thoreau
Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the sh...
Gulliverrsquos Travels, Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift
Gulliver’s Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the &ldquo...
The 911 Commission Report, The 911 Commission

The 9-11 Commission Report

The 9-11 Commission
The 9/11 Commission Report, formally named Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official report of the events leading up to the September 11, 2001...
Beowulf, Unknown

Beowulf

Unknown
This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the ter...
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...

Jules Verne
Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and engi...
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of...
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens
The story is about an orphan Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, lea...
The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an En...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum
The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are re...
Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie
In both the play and the novel, Peter often visits the real world of London to listen in on bedtime stories told by Mary Darling to her children. One night, Peter is spotted, and while trying to escape...
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Fra...

Benjamin Franklin
Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work Americas first How to S...
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries tow...
The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It recounts the adventures of a young man named dArtagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. DArtagnan is not one of the musketeers of the t...
The Adventures of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi
Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a pupp...
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and e...
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe
Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoes hard-luck character is still the standard for "growing where youre planted." Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adve...
Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs' exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although ...
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, Jules Verne

A Journey to the Interior of the ...

Jules Verne
Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre de la Terre). The story involves a professor who leads his nep...
The Invisible Man, H. G. Wells

The Invisible Man

H. G. Wells
Terrifically popular science fiction novel by renowned writer HG Wells, about a scientist discovering how to achieve invisibility. But, in his case, being out of sight evidently does NOT mean out of mi...
The Colors of Space, Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Colors of Space

Marion Zimmer Bradley
In "The Colors of Space," Marion Zimmer Bradley tells the story of Bart Steele, a human being who is disguised as a member of an alien species in order to discover the secrets of their space travel. Th...
The Gods of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Gods of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Burroughs' second book in the classic Barsoom series, The Gods of Mars is a scientific fiction novel following the adventures of John Carter as he returns to Mars after a ten year hiatus in the hope of...
A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Burroughs' first published book, as well as the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars is a science fiction novel following the adventures of the heroic John Carter, after he is mysteriou...
Candide, Voltaire

Candide

Voltaire
A picaresque novel written by French satirical polemicist and philosopher Voltaire, Candide blatantly attacks the ideology of philosopher Leibniz. Candide follows the series of unfortunate events encou...
Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne
Jules Verne is the master of classic adventure tales. Around the World in Eighty Days is just more proof that his excellent writing skills put the readers right in the book with Phileas Fogg and Passep...
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian's picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes...
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell
The original title page reads: Black Beauty: Translated from the original Equine by Anna Sewell and this gives the reader an instant glimpse into what the book will be about. As an autobiography writte...
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thought he had finished forever with his immortal sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler, Dr Watson. Exhausted and bored with the Holmes saga, he wanted to turn to more seriou...
The Adventures of Reddy Fox, Thornton W. Burgess

The Adventures of Reddy Fox

Thornton W. Burgess
In this charmingly illustrated volume, Reddy Fox, the young hero is sent to stay with his grandma. Grandmother Fox is the "wisest, slyest and smartest fox in all the country around" and she takes it up...
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll An...

Robert Louis Stevenson
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderl...
Through the LookingGlass, Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll
If you've read and loved Alice in Wonderland, you wouldn't want to miss reading about her further adventures, the strange and fantastical creatures she meets and the delightful style and word-play that...
The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux
The Phantom of the Opera was translated from the original French by Alexander de Mattos. A tale of fatal obsession, it owes its inspiration to classic fairytales like The Beauty and The Beast, where ph...
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Frank Baum

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Frank Baum
In this novel, Dorothy visits her Uncle Henry in his California ranch. She, her friends, her cousins and a few pets are traveling in a buggy when the earth suddenly splits open and the entire lot falls...
As a Man Thinketh, James Allen

As a Man Thinketh

James Allen
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts, is one of the quotes from James Allen's classic self help books, As a Man Thinketh. Published in 1902, it pr...
Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi

Mark Twain
A river memoir documenting Twain's early days as an apprentice steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. Reminiscing about his happy experiences as a young man under the i...
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo's Les Misrables is a novel which tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his struggles and eventual redemption. It's hailed by many critics as not just Victor Hugo's finest work but als...
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