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1984 Nineteen eighty-four [electronic resource] Cover
George Orwell
Orwell authored this dystopian book in 1948 as a prophecy of the world to come, with a striking resemblance of the world as we know it.
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Aug 26, 2013
A tale of two cities Cover
Charles Dickens
Rafaello Busoni
Dickens' compelling portrait of the results of terror and treason, love and supreme sacrifice set during the French Revolution
FIC Dic
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Aug 26, 2013
A tree grows in Brooklyn Cover
Betty Smith
Anna Fields
Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century
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Aug 26, 2013
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts Cover
undefined Tolstoy
Richard Pevear
Larissa Volokhonsky
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come
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Aug 26, 2013
Don Quixote Cover
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Edith Grossman
The 17th century Spanish masterpiece, one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th century Spain
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Aug 26, 2013
Frankenstein Cover
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
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Aug 23, 2013
Great Expectations Cover
Charles Dickens
Humbled, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day he finds himself in possession of "great expectations."
FIC Dic
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Aug 23, 2013
Jane Eyre Cover
Charlotte Brontë
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
FIC Bro
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Aug 23, 2013
Little Women Cover
Louisa May Alcott
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.
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Aug 23, 2013
Moby Dick, or, The whale Cover
Herman Melville
This thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him.
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Aug 23, 2013
Pride and prejudice [electronic resource] Cover
Jane Austen
Josephine Bailey
Human foibles and 19th-century manners are satirized in this romantic tale of English country family life as Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters are forced to marry well to keep the Bennet estate in their family. The civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darby and the prejudiced Elizabeth produces a charming repartee.
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Aug 26, 2013
The Count of Monte Cristo Cover
Alexandre Dumas
Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge.
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Aug 23, 2013
The grapes of wrath Cover
John Steinbeck
Chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads-driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.
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Aug 23, 2013
The Great Gatsby Cover
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
This is the story of young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, which follows a cast of characters on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.
FIC Fit
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Aug 23, 2013
The hobbit ; or, There and back again Cover
J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien
The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
FIC Tol
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Aug 26, 2013
The Odyssey Cover
undefined Homer
Robert Fagles
The story of Odysseus, whose name means “trouble” in Greek, and his journey home after the Trojan war where he learns life lessons through temptation, disguise, identity and exile.
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Aug 26, 2013
The scarlet letter Cover
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Donada Peters
Set in the staunchly Puritan world of 1600s Boston Hester Prynne has committed adultery and given birth to an illegitimate daughter, Pearl, while her elder husband is away. Refusing to reveal Pearl's father Hester is punished and scorned by the community and forced to wear a red letter "A". Over seven years Hester, Pearl's father, and Hester's estranged husband Roger Chillingworth, suffer the consequences of betrayal, guilt revenge, and humiliation
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Aug 26, 2013
To kill a mockingbird Cover
Harper Lee
Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him
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Aug 26, 2013
Treasure Island Cover
Robert Louis Stevenson
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.
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Aug 23, 2013
Wuthering Heights Cover
Emily Brontë
The passionate attachment between a headstrong young girl and a foundling boy brought up by her father causes disaster for them and many others, even in the next generation.
FIC Bro
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Aug 23, 2013
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George Orwell
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Jane Austen
Josephine Bailey
Charles Dickens
Rafaello Busoni
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Alexandre Dumas
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Betty Smith
Anna Fields
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John Steinbeck
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undefined Tolstoy
Richard Pevear
Larissa Volokhonsky
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F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Edith Grossman
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J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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undefined Homer
Robert Fagles
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Charles Dickens
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Donada Peters
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Charlotte Brontë
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Harper Lee
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Louisa May Alcott
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Robert Louis Stevenson
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Herman Melville
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Emily Brontë
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