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My Father, the Pornographer
My Father, the Pornographer
By Chris Offutt

After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and ‘80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir... This riveting, evocatively told memoir of a deeply complex father-son relationship proves again why the New York Times Book Review said, “Offut’s obvious kin are Richard Ford, Tobias Wolff, and Ernest Hemingway.”

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(updated 3/19/2017)
Dangerous Games: A Novel
Danielle Steel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters in a riveting tale of ambition and corruption, politics, passion, and ultimate justice, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from Danielle Steel.
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Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.
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George Saunders
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An instant New York Times Bestseller“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful.
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Amor Towles
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The Classics
(updated 4/29/2015)
1984 (Signet Classics)
George Orwell
George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Unabridged Classics)
Jules Verne
Originally published in 1870, Verne’s amazing undersea adventure is one of the earliest science fiction novels ever written.
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2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves.
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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
The celebrated P.
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A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics)
Ernest Hemingway
The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (The New Folger Library Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Catherine Belsey The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.
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A Tale of Two Cities: 150th Anniversary (Signet Classics)
Charles Dickens
150TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION With dramatic eloquence, this story of the French Revolution brings to life a time of terror and treason, and a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime.
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
Betty Smith
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I.
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Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)
Leo Tolstoy
This is an award-winning new translation of the great Russian novel.
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Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics)
Jules Verne
Jules Verne’s career as a novelist began in 1863, when he struck a new vein in fiction—stories that combined popular science and exploration.
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Arrowsmith
Sinclair Lewis
Martin Arrowsmith is a physician who is a seeker of truth after he is forced to give up successive jobs.
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) by Lew Wallace is one of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels.
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Beowulf (Signet Classics)
Anonymous
The epic poemBeowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language— reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death.
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Black Beauty
Anna Sewell
As a young horse, Black Beauty is well-loved and happy.
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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley's tour de force, Brave New World is a darkly satiric vision of a "utopian" future—where humans are genetically bred and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order.
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Catch-22
Joseph Heller
Catch-22 is like no other novel we have ever read.
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Complete Sherlock Holmes (Collector's Library Editions)
Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle
From The Adventure of the Gloria Scott to His Last Bow we follow the illustrious career of this quintessential British hero from his university days to his final case.
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Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
All of the tales by the master of the detective and the macabre story.
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Crime and Punishment (Wordsworth Classics)
Dostoevsky
Introduction and Notes by Dr Keith Carabine, University of Kent at Canterbury Crime and Punishment is one of the greatest and most readable novels ever written.
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David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)
Charles Dickens
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.
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Don Quixote
Miguel De Cervantes
Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece.
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Signet Classics)
Robert Louis Stevenson
The classic nightmare tale in a thrilling new edition Spawned by a nightmare that Stevenson had, this classic tale of the dark, primordial night of the soul remains a masterpiece of the duality of good and evil within us all.
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DR. ZHIVAGO
Boris Pasternak
The Russian Revolution forms the background to this beautiful but heartbreaking tale of four young people, Yury, Tonya, Lara and Pasha, who find love only to lose it again in tragic circumstances.
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Dracula (Enriched Classics Series)
Bram Stoker
A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written.
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Ethan Frome
Edith Wharton
One of Edith Wharton's greatest works, this classic novel is a portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village.
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance.
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Frankenstein (Bantam Classics)
Mary Shelley
"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together.
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From the Earth to the Moon
Jules Verne
Written a century before the Apollo flights, Verne's eerily prophetic adventure classic was a forerunner of today's science fiction.
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Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time.
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Great Expectations (Signet Classics)
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values.
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Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged Classics)
Jonathan Swift
At once satiric and magical, rich in philosophy and astonishing adventure, "Gulliver's Travels" transports children into worlds unknown.
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Hamlet (The New Folger Library Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare
Each edition includes:• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play• Scene-by-scene plot summaries• A key to famous lines and phrases• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare booksEssay by Michael NeillThe Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.
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Iliad (Greek Edition)
Homer Homer
Homer (Ancient Greek: Homeros) is traditionally held to be the author of the ancient Greek epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as of the Homeric Hymns.
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Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life.
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Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life.
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Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics)
Walter Scott
The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps readers into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters.
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Jane Eyre (Signet Classics)
Charlotte Brontë
Featuring an Introduction by Erica Jong, this book stars one of the most unforgettable heroines of all time.
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Enriched Classic)
Jules Verne
A classic of nineteenth-century French literature, this science fiction tale delves into the depths of the Earth, and by so doing, reveals the staggeringly long history of our planet.
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Les Misérables (Signet Classics)
Victor Hugo
In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean--a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert--Hugo achieves the sort of rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.
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Little Women (Signet Classics)
Louisa May Alcott
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.
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Lorna Doone
R. D. Blackmore
The savage and powerful Doone family is feared and hated throughout the land for their marauding ways -- especially by John Ridd, whose father they killed.
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Madame Bovary: 150th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics)
Gustave Flaubert
Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman's gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human stupidity.
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Moby-Dick (Dover Giant Thrift Editions)
Herman Melville
A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him.
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Moll Flanders : The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders : Complete and Unabridged
Daniel Defoe
The novel's official title is quite long and descriptive: "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc.
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My Antonia
Willa Cather
This is a beautiful new edition of Willa Cather's classic novel, "My Antonia.
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Of Human Bondage (Signet Classics)
W. Somerset Maugham
From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge.
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Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
John Steinbeck
Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey
An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world.
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
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Rabbit, Run
John Updike
Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life.
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Rob Roy (Signet Classics)
Walter Scott
Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland.
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Robinson Crusoe (Modern Library Classics)
Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades.
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Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)
William Shakespeare
Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.
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Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
A young Indian mystic, a contemporary of Buddha, sacrifices everything to search for the true meaning of life.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
This is a large (6"x9"), top-quality new edition of Mark Twain's masterpiece.
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The Adventures of Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood
Howard Pyle
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a book written by Howard Pyle.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics)
Mark Twain
On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn.
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The Age of Reason: A Novel
Jean-Paul Sartre
The first novel of Sartre's monumental Roads to Freedom series, The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom.
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The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics)

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries.
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The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time.
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The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
Jack London
First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece.
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The Canterbury Tales (original-spelling Middle English edition) (Penguin Classics) (Middle_english Edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer
One of the greatest and most ambitious works in English literature, The Canterbury Tales depicts a storytelling competition between pilgrims drawn from all ranks of society.
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The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
Ever since it was first published in 1951, this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged.
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The Chronicles of Narnia
C.S. Lewis
All seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia are now available together in a hardcover volume which includes an essay by C.
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The Corsican Brothers
Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas weaves the compelling story of Siamese twins who are separated physically but never in spirit.
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The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
This first of the Leather-Stocking Tales takes us to Lake Otsego in the beginning of the French and Indian Wars.
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The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
John Steinbeck
Forced from their home, the Joad family is lured to California to find work; instead they find disillusionment, exploitation, and hunger.
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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Noted Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J.
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The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIMEBilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort.
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Signet Classics)
Victor Hugo
This extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation.
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The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions)
Upton Sinclair
best-seller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair.
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The Last of the Mohicans (Signet Classics)
James Fenimore Cooper
The classic tale of Hawkeye-Natty Bumppo-the frontier scout who turned his back on "civilization," and his friendship with a Mohican warrior as they escort two sisters through the dangerous wilderness of Indian country in frontier America.
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The Man in the Iron Mask (Tor Classics)
Alexandre Dumas père
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader.
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The Odyssey
Homer
If The Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, then The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life.
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The Pearl: (Centennial Edition)
John Steinbeck
A fisherman finds the great pearl, only to lose it again.
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The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)
Henry James
When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry.
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The Red Badge of Courage (Bantam Classics)
Stephen Crane
Long considered the first great modern novel of war by an American author, this classic work is set in the time of the Civil War and tells a powerful, psychological story of a young soldier's struggle with the horrors--both within and without the war.
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The Scarlet Letter (Bantam Classics)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The familiar characters of Hawthorne's dark tale of pride and guilt in colonial New England are given new and added immediacy in the 24 wood engravings by master illustrator Barry Moser.
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The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.
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The Swiss Family Robinson (Signet Classics)
Johann D. Wyss
With a new introduction by J.
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The Three Musketeers (Signet Classics)
Alexandre Dumas père
This swashbuckling tale, beloved around the world, follows the fortunes of d'Artagnan, a country boy who travels to Paris to join the Musketeers, save his Queen from scandal, and outwit the devious Cardinal Richelieu.
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The Time Machine (Penguin Classics)
H.G. Wells
When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
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Treasure Island (Enriched Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
The epic tale of a young man's quest to capture a hidden treasure on the open seas -- one of the best-loved adventure stories of all time.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
This 1852 novel provides a powerful, historical look at the treatment of slaves in the pre-Civil War South.
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Vanity Fair (movie tie-in)
William Makepeace Thackeray
No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up thesocial ladder.
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War And Peace (Signet Classics)
Leo Tolstoy
Set in the years leading up to and culminating in Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion, this novel focuses upon an entire society torn by conflict and change.
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Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls & Wilson Rawls
First published in 1961, a modern-day classic for children follows the friendship between a boy and his two dogs as they search out adventure along the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country.
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Wuthering Heights (Signet Classics)
Emily Brontë
There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of love than Wuthering Heights.
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