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Emma

By: Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

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The Count of Monte Cristo

By: Pere Alexandre Dumas

Excerpt: Chapter 1. Marseilles ? The Arrival. On the 24th of February, 1810, the look?out at Notre?Dame de la Garde signalled the three?master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint?Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to com...

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The Jungle Book

By: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936; Detmold, Edward Julius, 1883-1957, Illustrator; Detmold, Maurice, Ill
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A Passage to India

By: Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
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Anna Karenina

By: Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

Excerpt: Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys? house. The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same house with him. This position of affairs had now lasted two days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and the household, were painfully conscious of it. Al...

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The Three Musketeers

By: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Translation of: Les trois mousquetaires

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain
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The Time Machine

By: Herbert George Wells

Excerpt: THE Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that lu...

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The Turn of the Screw

By: Henry James

Excerpt: I. I remember the whole beginning as a succession of flights and drops, a little seesaw of the right throbs and the wrong. After rising, in town, to meet his appeal, I had at all events a couple of very bad days ? found myself doubtful again, felt indeed sure I had made a mistake. In this state of mind I spent the long hours of bumping, swinging coach that carried me to the stopping place at which I was to be met by a vehicle from the house. This convenience, I ...

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Mansfield Park

By: Jane Austen, Charles Edmund Brock, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature

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Madame Bovary

By: Gustave Flaubert

Excerpt: Part 1. Chapter One. We were in class when the head?master came in, followed by a ?new fellow,? not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk. Those who had been asleep woke up, and every one rose as if just surprised at his work. The head?master made a sign to us to sit down. Then, turning to the class?master, he said to him in a low voice ? ?Monsieur Roger, here is a pupil whom I recommend to your care; he'll be in the second. If h...

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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

By: George Eliot
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Don Quixote

By: Miquel De Cervantes

Excerpt: THE AUTHOR?S Preface Idle reader: thou mayest believe me without any oath that I would this book, as it is the child of my brain, were the fairest, gayest, and cleverest that could be imagined. But I could not counteract Nature?s law that everything shall beget its like; and what, then, could this sterile, illtilled wit of mine beget but the story of a dry, shrivelled, whimsical offspring, full of thoughts of all sorts and such as never came into any other imagi...

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The Mill on the Floss

By: Eliot, George, 1819-1880; Dorey, J. Milnor (Joseph Milnor), 1876- Ed

Additional Subjects: Brothers and sisters; Loss (Psychology); Young women

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Persuasion

By: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

1st ed. published 1818

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Northanger Abbey

By: Jane Austen
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The Trial

By: Franz Kafka

Excerpt: Chapter One. Arrest?Conversation with Mrs. Grubach?Then Miss Borstner Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested. Every day at eight in the morning he was brought his breakfast by Mrs. Grubach?s cook?Mrs. Grubach was his landlady?but today she didn?t come. That had never happened before. K. waited a little while, looked from his pillow at the old woman who lived opposite and who was wat...

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Hard Times

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: Chapter One. THE ONE THING NEEDFUL. ?NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children.

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The Importance of Being Earnest : A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

By: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

Clark Library copy: 4 p.l., 181, [1] p

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