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    Tolstoy, Leo
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    The third and final novel in Tolstoy's Autobiographical Trilogy, following Childhood and Boyhood. In Youth, Leo Tolstoy's protagonist-now a fervent sixteen-year-old-eagerly prepares to strike out on his own. And as he does so...

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    Asimov, Isaac
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    Two young boys find some very unusual new pets in this short story from a Grand Master of Science Fiction. Tagging along while his astronomer father visits an industrialist at his vast estate, young Slim is lucky enough to make fast...

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    Gaskell, Elizabeth
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    Secrets and scandals steer a young woman's life as she comes of age and finds love in Victorian England. Seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson has grown up under the watchful eye of her widowed father, the doctor Mr. Gibson. After one of...

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    Thackeray, William Makepeace
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    This classic story of two nineteenth-century social climbers is the basis for countless films and TV series, and one of the UK's "Best-Loved Novels." Before the Real Housewives, there were Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley. Ruthless and...

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    Conrad, Joseph
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    This is the story of a young man unwittingly caught in the political turmoil of pre-revolutionary czarist Russia. When a bomb kills a hated Russian minister of police, along with several innocent bystanders, a young student named...

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    Steinbeck, John
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    In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads,...

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    Lawrence, D. H.
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    In a claustrophobic household, oppressed by her blind, toad-like grandmother and a cowardly, conventional father, Yvette's exuberance seems doomed to suppression. But meeting a gypsy awakens unfamiliar emotions in her, making her...

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    Edwards, Martin
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    This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the...

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    Wells, H. G.
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    This frighteningly prophetic tale from the progenitor of modern science fiction remains as powerful today as when it was written-more than a century ago. Firebrand activist Graham falls into a drug-induced sleep in 1897 London-and is...

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    In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur - whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals,...

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    Sims, George
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    "The small man standing on the narrow ledge stared fixedly forward with eyes made wide and blank by terror." At 2pm on a Monday in 1966, Ned Balfour wakes in Corsica beside a beautiful woman. In the same instant, back in London, fellow...

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    Austen-Leigh, Lois
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    Prince's College, Cambridge, is a peaceful and scholarly community, enlivened by Prudence Pinsent, the Master's daughter. Spirited, beautiful, and thoroughly unconventional, Prudence is a remarkable young woman. One fine...

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    Norton, Andre
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    A battle for survival begins and ends in the human mind in the thrilling novel from the Time Traders series. The latest gambit by the Western powers to outmaneuver the Russians was Operation Cochise-which launched Travis Fox and his...

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    Bellairs, George
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    With an Introduction by Martin Edwards Two classic cases featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn. In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. Twenty-three years earlier, the...

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    Jewett, Sarah Orne
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    A classic collection of American short stories about the lives of the late-nineteenth-century citizens of Maine. Sarah Orne Jewett's masterpiece, The Country of Pointed Firs is a short story sequence that celebrates what the author...

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    Calvino, Italo
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    Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the...

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    Dickens, Charles
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    Three of Dickens's most compelling orphan protagonists'Oliver Twist, Pip, and Esther Summerson'in three of his greatest novels. Perhaps no writer in the English language is more closely associated with orphaned characters than Charles...

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    Hunter, Evan
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    The "shocking" and "suspense-packed" bestseller about one teacher's stand against student violence, and the basis for the Academy Award-nominated film (The New York Times Book Review). After serving his country...

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    Baldwin, James
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    Between Leo Proudhammer's childhood and his arrival into the world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. There are love affairs with both a man and a woman. And everywhere exists the anguish of being black...

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    Masters, Edgar Lee
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    From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak the truths about their lives. Some speak of hardships and sordid affairs, while others speak of their simple, honest, happy lives. Some are elderly and others are...

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