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A Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

Classic tale featuring Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

A Doll's House

by Ibsen, Henrik

In perhaps his most famous play, Ibsen is sharply critical of Victorian marriage norms


by Lewis, Sinclair

See long synopsis.

Crime and Punishment

by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor and Garnett, Constance

From inside flap: Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Rostand, Edmond and Thomas, Gladys and Guillemard, Mary F.

Book Description Rostand's masterpiece-and the ultimate triumph of the great French romantic tradition-is the magnificent hero-for-all-seasons, Cyrano de Bergerac.

David Copperfield

by Dickens, Charles

David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist.

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Classic horror story. Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with creating life. His botched creature sets out to destroy Frankenstein, and all he holds dear.

Green Mansions

by Hudson, W. H.

Book Description Modern classic tells the compelling story of Rima, a strange birdlike girl of the jungle, and Abel, the European who falls in love with her.

Gulliver's Travels

by Swift, Jonathan

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by Shakespeare, William

The letter "u" and the letter "v" are switched in this copy, due to an original printing error. Includes editor's note.

Hard Times

by Dickens, Charles

Book Description Woes of Victorian life for the underclass.

Heart of Darkness

by Conrad, Joseph

Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience of rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Jude the Obscure

by Hardy, Thomas

Book Description Hardy's masterpiece traces a poor stonemason's ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin.


by Kipling, Rudyard

It is the tale of an orphaned sahib and the burdensome fate that awaits him when he is unwittingly dragged into the Great Game of Imperialism.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Twain, Mark

Mark Twain's sequel to Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A modern masterpiece of American fiction.

The Call of the Wild

by London, Jack

London's classic tale about a dog's adventures in the North.

The Comedy of Errors

by Shakespeare, William

Book Description The shortest and probably earliest of Shakespeare's comedies, The Comedy of Errors is the story of identical twin brothers who are raised apart-and then mistaken for each other.

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Dumas, Alexandre

From the back cover: Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life tale of wrongful imprisonment was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

The Deerslayer

by Cooper, James Fenimore

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The Iliad

by Lang, Andrew and Homer and Leaf, Walter and Myers, Ernest

Homer's great epic poem.

The Jungle

by Sinclair, Upton

Back cover: Upton Sinclair's unflinching chronicle of crushing poverty and oppression set in Chicago in the early 1900s.


by Sophocles

Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty--between morality and obedience--the play brings the Oedipus Cycle to a conclusion with the story of the tragic hero's eldest daughter Antigone, who courts her own death by defying the edict of Thebes's new ruler, her uncle Kreon.

Great Expectations

by Dickens, Charles

Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's

Jane Eyre

by Brontë, Charlotte

"Come to me-come to me entirely now," said he. "Make my happiness--I will make yours." Born into a poor family and raised by an oppressive aunt, young Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Manor to escape the confines of her life.

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

by Neihardt, John G.

This book provides a look into the beliefs of the North American Plain Indians.

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