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Watership Down

By: Adams, Richard

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1975

Seller ID: 1501


One of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams's Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns. It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community...and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a ... View more info

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Oroonoko, the Rover, and Other Works

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $4.99

Publisher: London, England, Penguin Books: 1992

Seller ID: 1402


Penguin ClassicsEdited by Janet Todd. When Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn’s visit to Surinam, Oroonoko (1688) reflects the author’s romantic view of Native Amer... View more info

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Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature At Which Books Burn

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1988

Seller ID: 1278


Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires... The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... Along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... Never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were no... View more info

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Tobacco Road

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Shelton, CT, First Edition Library: 1959

Seller ID: 1796


Reproduction of the first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons 1932. Unsentimentally realistic, this classic novel is a reflection of the effects of poverty on tenant farmers in the South during the Great Depression. It focuses on the Lester family, former cotton farmers who continue to live on their ancestors' plantation even though it has long ceased to be prosperous. Jeeter and Ada Lester have 17 children, two of whom still live at home: Ellie May, their on... View more info

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Canterbury Tales

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey

Price: $13.89

Publisher: Garden City, NJ, International Collectors Library:

Seller ID: 1418


Rendered into modern Englilsh by J. U. Nicolson. The face of England has changed much since the late fourteenth century, and the very language in which Chaucer wrote his Canterbury Tales requires some study to understand. But the colorful company of the pilgrims he protrays in this wonderful poem are as warm and human to us today as ever. The pilgrims are on their way to the shrine of Thomas Becket the martyr. Each character spins his tale and in this way Chaucer f... View more info

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Don Quixote

By: De Cervantes, Miguel

Price: $8.99

Publisher: New York, Ecco: 2005

Seller ID: 1417


A new translation by Edith Grossman with an introduction by Harold Bloom. Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've rea... View more info

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Crime and Punishment

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Barnes and Noble Inc: 1994

Seller ID: 1068


Barnes and Noble Classics; One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age. In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief ... View more info

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The Idiot

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books-Imports: 2005

Seller ID: 1298


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Light in August

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1990

Seller ID: 884


Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. View more info

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This Side of Paradise

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1960

Seller ID: 1377


Scribner Library; Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at thirty through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara. View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: a romance

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $4.59

Publisher: New York, N.Y, Penguin Books: 1983

Seller ID: 1401


Notations in text made with pen.Penguin Classics; With an introduction by Nina Baym and notes by Thomas E. ConnollySet in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge ... View more info

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The Iliad of Homer

By: Homer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1961

Seller ID: 348


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Iliad

By: Homer

Price: $4.49

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1995

Seller ID: 1273


"The Iliad" is a classical epic poem about the events during the last year of the Trojan War and the fall of Troy. The tale revolves around the Greek warrior Achilles, and his anger toward the king of Mycenae, Agamemnon. While the poem shows evidence of a long oral tradition and thus most likely multiple authors, the ancient Greek poet Homer is generally attributed as its author. "The Iliad", which is thought to be the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Gree... View more info

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The Odyssey

By: Homer

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Airmont Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 1279


Complete and UnabridgedTranslation and introduction by S. H. Butcher and Andrew LangThis epic poem tells the tale of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. View more info

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Les Miserables

By: Hugo, Victor

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1982

Seller ID: 160


416 pages; Few novels ever swept the world with such overpowering impact as "Les Miserables". Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, "Les Miserables" is not only a superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean Valjean struggles to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance became the gospel of the poor and oppressed. Wit... View more info

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel

By: Hurston, Zora Neale

Price: $3.75

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics:

Seller ID: 1017


An enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is a story of fair-skinned, fiercly independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked in poverty, trials, and purpose. View more info

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel

By: Hurston, Zora Neale

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Harper Perennial Modern Classics: 2006

Seller ID: 1427


An enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is a story of fair-skinned, fiercly independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked in poverty, trials, and purpose. View more info

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Anna Karenina

By: Leo Tolstoy

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Oxford ; New York,

Seller ID: 828


Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude; with an introduction by W. Gareth JonesMany believe Anna Karenina to be the greatest novel ever written. The impossible and destructive triangle of Anna, her husband Karenin, and her lover Vronsky are set against the marriage of Levin and Kitty, thus illuminating the most important questions that face humanity. The second edition uses the acclaimed Louise and Alymer Maude translation, and offers a new introduction and notes which... View more info

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White Fang

By: London, Jack

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 110


Ex-Library; In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, White Fang, a part-dog, part-wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five. In his lonely world, he soon learned to follow the harsh law of the North—kill or be killed. But nothing in his young life prepared him for the cruelty of the bully Beauty Smith, who buys White Fang from his Indian master and turns him into a vicious killer—a pit dog forced to fight for money. Will White ... View more info

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Atonement

By: McEwan, Ian

Price: $3.74

Publisher: New York, Anchor: 2007

Edition: Movie Tie-In Edition

Seller ID: 429


On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century. View more info