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Rose in Bloom: A Sequel to Eight Cousins

by Louisa May Alcott

In this sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the "Aunt Hill" after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them. But before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman. Besides, she suspects that some of her friends like her more for her money than for herself.

Siddhartha: Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse Sherab Chodzin Kohn

This classic of twentieth-century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha--a spiritual journey that has inspired generations of readers. Here is a fresh translation from Sherab Chödzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's flowing, poetic translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hesse's text, paying special attention to the qualities of meditation experience. This edition also includes an introduction exploring Hesse's own spiritual journey as evidenced in his journals and personal letters.

Under the Lilacs: From the Original Publisher

by Louisa May Alcott

Relates the adventures of Ben Brown, his performing poodle Sancho, and the two young girls who feed and care for them after the boy and dog run away from the circus. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer; The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn; Tom Sawyer Abroad; Tom Sawyer, Detective

by Mark Twain R. Kent Rasmussen

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen A consummate prankster with a quick wit, Tom Sawyer dreams of a bigger fate than simply being a "rich boy." Yet through the novel's humorous escapades--from the famous episode of the whitewashed fence to the trial of Injun Joe--Mark Twain explores the deeper themes of the adult world, one of dishonesty and superstition, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery.

The Mark of Zorro

by Johnston Mcculley

This exciting adventure story has achieved immortal fame thanks to the blockbuster film of the same name, starring Douglas Fairbanks-a cinematic triumph that inspired author Johnston McCulley to dedicate it to Fairbanks. It has since seen numerous film and other adaptations, and is even set to become a full-cast audio drama in 2010, produced by renowned audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky and featuring the voice talents of Val Kilmer, Ruth Livier, Elizabeth Pea, Armin Shimmerman, and Meshach Taylor. Set in Mexican California during the 1820s, the tale follows the career of Don Diego Vega, by all appearances just a timid and aristocratic dandy. But apearances can be deceiving, and this is nothing more than a mask to conceal his hidden side as a California Robin Hood known as Zorro, whose swift blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed. The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure and a popular novel to this day.

Jo's Boys: How They Turned Out

by Louisa May Alcott

This sequel to Alcott's "Little Women" and "Little Men" chronicles the return of the classmates of Plumfield, Jo's school for boys. Readers re-encounter Nat, the orphaned street musician, now a conservatory student; restless Dan, back from the gold mines of California; business-minded Tom; and other old friends.

What Katy Did Next: Large Print (What Katy Did #3)

by Susan Coolidge

'Katy speaks with a charm and directness that remains as fresh as when it was written' Amanda CraigEurope beckoned more brilliantly now that they were fairly embarked on their journey. The sun shone, the lake was a beautiful, dazzling blue, and Katy said to herself, "After all, a year is not very long, and how happy I am going to be!"'When Mrs Ashe discovers that her visiting nephew has scarlet fever, she sends her young daughter Amy to stay with the Carr family. There, Amy develops a strong attachment to Katy, who treats her like a little sister. Mrs Ashe, grateful for the kindness Katy has shown, invites her to join them on a year-long trip around Europe. Katy is at first reluctant - a year is a long time to be away from her family - but soon she gets swept up in the adventure, which takes her from the historic (but rainy) London streets to the beautiful cities of Nice, Paris and Naples. And perhaps Katy, now a young woman, will discover love.A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

The Boy Travellers in Australasia

by Thomas W. Knox

Here is humor, especially in many of the illustrations; nostalgia and escapism. The author was one of the most colorful and popular figures on the New York scene at the height of his career in the 1880's. This fine book is just one of his many legacies, and is an invaluable contribution toward a better understanding of our fine friends Down Under.

The Boy Travellers in Australasia

by Thomas W. Knox

Here is humor, especially in many of the illustrations; nostalgia and escapism. The author was one of the most colorful and popular figures on the New York scene at the height of his career in the 1880's. This fine book is just one of his many legacies, and is an invaluable contribution toward a better understanding of our fine friends Down Under.

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories: The Complete Weird Tales Of Robert W. Chambers (Penguin Orange Collection)

by H. P. Lovecraft S. T. Joshi

A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis LouieFrequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical - and visionary - American writer.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sherlock Holmes's Greatest Cases

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

THE GAME IS ON: the greatest adventures of the greatest detective of them all - Sherlock Holmes.The most famous of all fictional detectives in a selection of his most challenging cases, including the stories A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA and THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE and his most famous novel THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.'Arthur Conan Doyle is unique in simultaneously bringing the curtain down on an era and raising one on another, ushering in a genre of writing that, while imitated and expanded, has never been surpassed.' Stephen Fry 'Why do people still read Sherlock Holmes in an age of DNA testing and electron microscopes? It's elementary. Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives.' Alexander McCall Smith 'Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-arsed children sit spellbound at his feet... No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature.' John Le Carre

Far from the Madding Crowd: The 1874 Thomas Hardy's Fourth Novel (Ubspd's World Classics Ser.)

by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy's classic tale of a woman brave enough to defy convention: Now a major motion picture starring Carey Mulligan Spirited, impulsive, and beautiful, Bathsheba Everdene arrives in Wessex to live with her aunt. She strikes up a friendship with a neighbor, Gabriel Oak, and even saves the young shepherd's life. But when he responds by asking for her hand in marriage, she refuses. She cannot sacrifice her independence for a man she does not love. Years later, misfortune has bankrupted Gabriel, while Bathsheba has inherited her uncle's estate and is now a wealthy woman. She hires Gabriel as a shepherd but is interested in William Boldwood, a prosperous farmer whose reticence inspires her to playfully send him a valentine. William, like Gabriel before him, quickly falls in love with Bathsheba and proposes. But it is the dashing Sergeant Francis Troy who finally wins her heart. Despite the warnings of her first two suitors, Bathsheba accepts his proposal--a decision that brings long-buried secrets to the fore and leaves everything for which she has fought so hard hanging in the balance. Published a century and a half ago, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's first major success and introduced the themes he would continue to explore for the rest of his life. A love story wrapped in the cloak of tragedy, it is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the nineteenth century. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, when its author, an impoverished writer living a bohemian life in New York, was only twenty-three. It immediately became a bestseller, and Stephen Crane became famous. Crane set out to create "a psychological portrayal of fear." Henry Fleming, a Union Army volunteer in the Civil War, thinks "that perhaps in a battle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself." And he does run in his first battle, full of fear and then remorse. He encounters a grotesquely rotting corpse propped against a tree, and a column of wounded men, one of whom is a friend who dies horribly in front of him. Fleming receives his own "red badge" when a fellow soldier hits him in the head with a gun. "The idea of falling like heroes on ceremonial battlefields," Ford Madox Ford remarked later, "was gone forever." Shelby Foote, author of The Civil The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford-able hardbound editions of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.From the Hardcover edition.

Tree of Freedom

by Rebecca Caudill

A Newbery Honor Book: During the Revolutionary War, a courageous pioneer girl fights for freedom When thirteen-year-old Stephanie Venable moves with her family from North Carolina to a four-hundred-acre homestead in Kentucky, she knows they're in for a great adventure. The family sells whatever belongings they can't fit in their covered wagon, and begin the long journey west. But Stephanie has brought something special with her, an apple seed from their tree back home, just as her grandmother did when she moved from France to America. In Kentucky, the Venables must fell trees, build a cabin, and prepare the land for crops. Being a pioneer is a lot of work, but it's also very exciting: Stephanie and her family must grow, catch, or hunt everything they need to eat and survive. With the Revolutionary War also moving west, the family faces threats from British sympathizers and American rebels. Will freedom take root in America, like Stephanie's young apple tree, or will the Venable family succumb to the hardships of frontier life?

The Oz Series Volume One: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and Ozma of Oz (The Oz Series)

by L. Frank Baum

The first three books in the timeless children&’s fantasy series—including the basis for the classic film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: When a tornado transports Dorothy Gale from Kansas to the marvelous land of Oz, she must follow the yellow brick road to find the Wizard, who can help her get home. Along the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, each of whom has a wish as important as Dorothy&’s.The Marvelous Land of Oz: The Emerald City—once ruled by the kindly Scarecrow—has been taken over by the mean General Jinjur. Now an orphan boy named Tip joins with Scarecrow to find the only one who can save the city: the last rightful heir to the throne of Oz, a princess who was hidden away long ago.Ozma of Oz: On Dorothy&’s next magical journey, she winds up in the land of Ev, where she meets new friends such as the mechanical man Tik-Tok and the clever chicken Billina. But to save the imprisoned royal family of Ev, Dorothy calls upon her friends from Oz—including the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the new queen of Oz.

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Where the Red Fern Grows: and Related Readings (Literature Connections)

by McDougal Littell Inc.

A textbook reader for young adults features "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls, plus short stories, poems, and essays designed to build reading comprehension.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: First Of The Oz Books (The Land of Oz #1)

by L. Frank Baum

The story that taught the world "there's no place like home".<P><P>In this fairy tale so magical that it seems every child is born knowing it, a tornado transports Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, from the flat prairies of Kansas to the marvelous Land of Oz. <P>A fantastic journey soon follows, as Dorothy travels a yellow brick road in search of a sorcerer with the power to send her home. Joining her are the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, each of whom has a wish just as important as Dorothy's. All of their dreams will come true if they can only make it to the Emerald City and the wonderful Wizard of Oz. <P>One of the most beloved children's books of all time, L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has inspired countless adaptations, including the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland.

In the Days of Queen Victoria

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1903 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'In the Days of Queen Victoria' is a biography of Queen Victoria and details aspects of her school days, her coronation, and her family life. Eva March Tappan was born on 26th December 1854, in Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States. Tappan began her literary career writing about famous characters from history in works such as 'In the Days of William the Conqueror' (1901), and 'In the Days of Queen Elizabeth' (1902). She then developed an interest in children's books, writing her own and publishing collections of classic tales.

Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (Classics With Ruskin Ser. #Vol. 4)

by Lafcadio Hearn

A classic book of ghost stories from one of the world&’s leading nineteenth-century writers, the author of In Ghostly Japan and Japanese Fairy Tales. Published just months before Lafcadio Hearn&’s death in 1904, Kwaidan features several stories and a brief nonfiction study on insects: butterflies, mosquitoes, and ants. The tales included are reworkings of both written and oral Japanese traditions, including folk tales, legends, and superstitions. &“At age thirty-nine, Hearn travelled on a magazine assignment to Japan, and never came back. At a moment when that country, under Emperor Meiji, was weathering the shock and upheaval of forced economic modernization, Hearn fell deeply in love with the nation&’s past. He wrote fourteen books on all manner of Japanese subjects but was especially infatuated with the customs and culture preserved in Japanese folktales—particularly the ghost-story genre known as kaidan. . . . He died in 1904, and, by the time his &‘Japanese tales&’ were translated into Japanese, in the nineteen-twenties, the country&’s transformation was so complete that Hearn was hailed as a kind of guardian of tradition; his kaidan collections are still part of the curriculum in many Japanese schools.&” —The New Yorker

The Orange Fairy Book: Large Print (The Fairy Books of Many Color)

by Andrew Lang

A collection of children&’s fairy tales—including &“The Ugly Duckling&” by Hans Christian Andersen—that captures storytelling traditions from all over the world. Andrew Lang&’s Fairy Books of Many Colors would not be complete without this entry, which includes fairy tales from Rhodesia, Uganda, Finland, Scotland, Scandinavia, France, Spain, and from the folklore of the Punjabis, Jutlanders, and Native Americans. As with the other volumes in this series, The Orange Fairy Book contains the best English translations of the stories within and is rich and wide-ranging in scope. Along with the classic &“The Ugly Duckling&” by Hans Christian Andersen and Madam d&’Aulnoy&’s &“The White Doe,&” this collection features stories such as &“The Fox and the Wolf,&” &“The Two Caskets,&” &“The Three Treasures of the Giants,&” &“The Girl-Fish,&” &“The Clever Cat,&” &“Adventures of an Indian Brave,&” and others. &“The old favorite series on which most of us were brought up—and our parents before us . . . Andrew Lang and his associates managed to break the stranglehold of the pious sentimentality handed out to children by collecting—from all over the world—fairy tales of all people, and bringing out the volumes we all know and love.&” —Kirkus Reviews

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