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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
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Oliver Twist

By: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Lea & Blanchard. (1839)
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Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

Preface: This story was begun, within a few months after the publication of the completed ?Pickwick Papers.? There were, then, a good many cheap Yorkshire schools in existence. There are very few now. Of the monstrous neglect of education in England, and the disregard of it by the State as a means of forming good or bad citizens, and miserable or happy men, private schools long afforded a notable example. Although any man who had proved his unfitness for any other occupa...

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A Christmas Carol

By: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
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The Three Musketeers

By: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Translation of: Les trois mousquetaires

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The Count of Monte Cristo

By: Alexandre Dumas

Marseilles?The Arrival. On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signaled 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.

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Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: Hans Christian Andersen

Excerpt: THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES. Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes, that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go either to the theatre or the chase, except for the opportunities then afforded him for displaying his new clothes. He had a different suit for each hour of the day; and as of any other king or emperor, one is accustomed to say, he is sit...

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The Children of the New Forest

By: Frederick Marryat
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Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas)

By: Clement Clarke Moore

volunteers bring you nine different readings of Clement C. Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas , a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

Poetry, Holiday

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Slovenly Peter

By: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1809-1894; Wister, A. L. (Annis Lee), 1830-1908; Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930, Illustrator
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The Tales of Peter Parley about America : With Engravings

By: Goodrich, Samuel Griswold, 1793-1860
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David Copperfield

By: Charles Dickens

Preface: I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the first sensations of having finished it, to refer to it with the composure which this formal heading would seem to require. My interest in it, is so recent and strong; and my mind is so divided between pleasure and regret - pleasure in the achievement of a long design, regret in the separation from many companions - that I am in danger of wearying the reader whom I love, with personal confi...

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The Wide, Wide World

By: Warner, Susan, 1819-1885
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The King of the Golden River

By: John Ruskin

Preface: ?The King of the Golden River? is a delightful fairy tale told with all Ruskin?s charm of style, his appreciation of mountain scenery, and with his usual insistence upon drawing a moral. None the less, it is quite unlike his other writings.

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A Tale of Two Cities

By: Charles Dickens

Contributor: State Central Library, Hyderabad, India ; Digial Library of India

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The Coral Island

By: R.M. Ballantyne

Excerpt: I was a boy when I went through the wonderful adventures herein set down. With the memory of my boyish feelings strong upon me, I present my book specially to boys, in the earnest hope that they may derive valuable information, much pleasure, great profit, and unbounded amusement from its pages.

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Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hughes, Edited with an Introdu...

By: Thomas Hughes

Excerpt: Chapter One. The BROWN FAMILY ?I'm the Poet of White Horse Vale, sir, With liberal notions under my cap.??Ballad The Browns have become illustrious by the pen of Thackeray and the pencil of Doyle, within the memory of the young gentlemen who are now matriculating at the universities. Notwithstanding the well?merited but late fame which has now fallen upon them, any one at all acquainted with the family must feel that much has yet to be written and said before th...

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Great Expectations

By: Charles Dickens
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The Water-Babies

By: Charles Kingsley

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

By: Jules Verne

CHAPTER 1. My Uncle Makes a Discovery LOOKING back to all that has occurred to me since that eventful day, I am scarcely able to believe in the reality of my adventures. They were truly so wonderful that even now I am bewildered when I think of them. My uncle was a German, having married my mother's sister, an Englishwoman. Being very much attached to his fatherless nephew, he invited me to study under him in his home in the fatherland. This home was in a large town, and...

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