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  • Author:
    Ahern, Cecelia
    Summary:

    From the no. 1 bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes an enchanting novel about two childhood friends whom fate and destiny can't help toying with... From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by...

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    Woolf, Virginia
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    Just before the First World War, the Ramsay family go to their holiday home in the Hebrides, bringing several guests with them. While they are there, one of the children wants to visit a lighthouse. After a ten year gap, during which...

  • Author:
    Vonnegut, Kurt
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    The Sirens of Titan (1959), Vonnegut's second novel, was on the Hugo final ballot along with Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers and lost in what Harlan Ellison called a monumental injustice. Malachi Constant is a feckless but...

  • Author:
    Bulgakov, Mikhail
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    The Devil comes to Moscow; but he isn't all bad. Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn...

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    Doyle, Arthur Conan
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    Written by the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World is one of the best-selling adventure stories of all time. A scientific expedition headed by Professor George Edward Challenger-Doyle's favorite fictional character-...

  • Author:
    Fielding, Henry
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    A foundling of mysterious parentage, Tom Jones is brought up by the benevolent and wealthy Squire Allworthy as his own son. Tom falls in love with the beautiful and unattainable Sophia Western, a neighbor's daughter, whose marriage...

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    Stacpoole, H. de Vere
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    Two young children, cousins Dicky and Emmeline Lestrange, and a galley cook survive a shipwreck in the South Pacific and are stranded on a lush tropical island. The cook, kindly old salt Paddy Button, assumes the responsibility for...

  • Author:
    Sabatini, Rafael
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    With swordfights and romance, adventure and treachery set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this is the book that made Sabatini famous. Andre-Louis Moreau has good prospects as a young lawyer, but an unfair duel with the...

  • Author:
    Philipe, Gérard
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    Le narrateur est un aviateur qui, à la suite d'une panne de moteur, a dû se poser en catastrophe dans le désert du Sahara et tente seul de réparer son avion. Le lendemain de son atterrissage forcé, il est réveillé par une petite voix...

  • Author:
    Scott, Walter
    Summary:

    Set in England during Richard I's reign, Sir Walter Scott's fanciful, vivid reinterpretation of medieval life is a successful blend of fact, myth, and romance.

    Upon returning from the Crusades, where he served with King Richard I...

  • Author:
    Bellow, Saul
    Summary:

    Saul Bellow evokes all the rich colors and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this acclaimed comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe....

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    richardson, Samuel
    Summary:

    A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardson's epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich...

  • Author:
    Joseph, Heller
    Summary:

    This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.

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  • Author:
    Kipling, Rudyard
    Summary:

    This wonderful classic combines three unbeatable elements: a sea story, lively and dynamic characters, and a protagonist who undergoes a transformation. Harvey Cheyne is the pampered son of a multimillionaire who falls off an ocean...

  • Author:
    Voltaire
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    Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss. In the course of his travels in Europe...

  • Author:
    Verne, Jules
    Summary:

    Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet...

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