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(updated 8/8/2013)
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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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 Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)
John Irving
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire.
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A Separate Peace
John Knowles
Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence.
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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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Animal Farm (Signet Classics)
George Orwell
Orwell's brilliant 1946 satire, chronicling a revolution staged by the animals on Mr.
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Black Beauty
Anna Sewell
As a young horse, Black Beauty is well-loved and happy.
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Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
Jan Needle & Bram Stoker
The story of the notorious vampire Count Dracula, lord of the undead, who rises from his coffin at night to suck the blood of the living is, undoubtedly, the stuff of nightmares.
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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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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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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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East of Eden
John Steinbeck
This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
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Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse.
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FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC
V.C.ANDREWS
"This is the Extroardinary Novel That Has Captured Millions in Its Spell! All across America and around the world, millions of readers have been captivated by this strange, dark, terriifying tale of passion and peril in the lives of four innoocent children, locked away from the world by a selfish mother.
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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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Go Ask Alice
Anonymous
January 24thAfter you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.
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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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Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell
In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea.
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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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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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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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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
It's time to rediscover the wonderful books we all cherish.
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Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
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Tales of Mystery and Terror
Edgar Allan Poe
A selection of 13 stories in the supernatural, horror and suspense genre.
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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 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 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 Count of Monte Cristo (Bantam Classics)
Alexandre Dumas
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic  era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story  is one of the most widely read romantic novels of  all time.
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The Crucible (Penguin Classics)
Arthur Miller
Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
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The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
This centennial edition of The Fountainhead, celebrating the controversial and enduring legacy of its author, features an afterword by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, offering some of Ayn Rand's personal notes on the development of her masterwork, and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy.
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The Giver
Lois Lowry
Jonas's world is perfect.
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The Good Earth (Enriched Classics)
Pearl S. Buck
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPA poignant tale about the life and labors of a Chinese farmer during the sweeping reign of the country¹s last emperor.
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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 (Modern Library Classics)
Victor Hugo
Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s powerful historical romance The Hunchback of Notre-Dame has resonated with succeeding generations ever since its publication in 1837.
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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 Onion Girl (Newford)
Charles de Lint
Now in softcover, Charles de Lints stunning new novel of magic and danger in the modern worldIn novel after novel, and story after story, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life.
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The Outsiders
SE Hinton
Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents' death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves "outsiders.
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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 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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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchiker series.
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The War of the Worlds (Modern Library Classics)
H. G. Wells
“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.
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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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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Dodo Press)
Jules Verne
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre.
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White Fang (Scholastic Classics)
Jack London
With an introduction from award winning K.
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