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Ethan Frome

By: Edith Wharton
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Moby Dick : Or, The Whale

By: Herman Melville

Excerpt: Chapter i. LOOMINGS Call me Ishmael. Some years ago ? never mind how long precisely ? having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntari...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
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Treasure Island

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894Rhead, Louis, 1857-1926, illus

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a

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The Invisible Man

By: Herbert George Wells

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE Strange Man?s Arrival The stranger came early in February one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his...

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Howards End

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

Knowledge, Theory of

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Gulliver's Travels : A Voyage to Lilliput, A Voyage to Brobdingnag

By: Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745; Kirk, Maria Louise, B. 1860, Illustrator

Illustrated lining-papers; OCLC number: ocm03798894

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The Decameron

By: Giovanni Boccaccio

Excerpt: Gracious Ladies, so often as I consider with my selfe, and observe respectively, how naturally you are enclined to compassion; as many times doe I acknowledge, that this present worke of mine, will (in your judgement) appeare to have but a harsh and offensive beginning, in regard of the mournfull remembrance it beareth at the verie entrance of the last Pestilentiall mortality, universally hurtfull to all that beheld it, or otherwise came to knowledge of it. But ...

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Taras Bulba

By: Gogol, Nikolai Vasilevich, 1809-1852
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The Age of Innocence

By: Edith Wharton
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Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

By: Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908; Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928, Illustrator

Bible

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The Fall of the House of Usher : And Other Tales and Prose Writing...

By: Edgar Allan Poe

Excerpt: ?The Fall of the House of Usher? by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Notes from the Underground

By: Feodor Dostoevsky

Underground: The author of the diary and the diary itself are, of course, imaginary. Nevertheless it is clear that such persons as the writer of these notes not only may, but positively must, exist in our society, when we consider the circumstances in the midst of which our society is formed. I have tried to expose to the view of the public more distinctly than is commonly done, one of the characters of the recent past. He is one of the representatives of a generation st...

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Daniel Deronda

By: George Eliot

Excerpt: Men can do nothing without the make?believe of a beginning. Even Science, the strict measurer, is obliged to start with a make?believe unit, and must fix on a point in the stars? unceasing journey when his sidereal clock shall pretend that time is at Nought. His less accurate grandmother Poetry has always been understood to start in the middle; but on reflection it appears that her proceeding is not very different from his; since Science, too, reckons backwards ...

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The Railway Children

By: Edith Nesbit

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White Fang

By: London, Jack, 1876-1916

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; A wolf becomes a hero and man's best friend when he saves the life of a helpless man

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Beowulf

By: Gummere, Francis B.

Description: The oldest long poem in Old English, written about 1000 AD, Beowulf tells the story of a great warrior in Southern Scandinavia in both youth and maturity. The monster Grendel terrorises the Scyldings of Hrothgar's Danish Kingdom until Beowulf defeats him. As a result he has to face Grendel's enraged mother. Beowulf dies after a battle against a fierce dragon.

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions , but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Ege...

Romance

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Christmas Carol, A (dramatic reading)

By: Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

Holiday, Literature

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Dracula (dramatic reading)

By: Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina join forces with luna...

Horror/Ghost stories

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