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The prophet —Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931, author.

"In Kahlil Gibran's inspirational masterpiece--the most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century--a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after twelve years in e...

The plague —Camus, Albert, 1913-1960, author.

The people of Oran are in the grip of a virulent plague. Cut off from the rest of the world, they each respond in their own way to the challenge of the deadly bacillus. It is through the eyes of Dr. Rieux that we witness...

A tale of two cities —Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

Presents Dickens' classic tale of love, courage, and sacrifice set against the cataclysmic events of the French Revolution.

The turn of the screw and other ghost stories —James, Henry, 1843-1916, author.

"In The turn of the screw, one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, a governess becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. It is accompanied here by several mo...

Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts —Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of s...

Picnic at Hanging Rock —Lindsay, Joan Weigall, Lady, author.

"A 50th-anniversary edition of the haunting novel about the disappearance of three boarding school girls that inspired the acclaimed film--featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed It was a clo...

Moby-Dick : or, The whale —Melville, Herman, 1819-1891, author.

Looking for adventure and a new life, Ishmael, the story's narrator, decides to find work on a whaling boat. On arriving at the Massachusetts harbour to begin his search, the only bed available is already half occupied b...

Lord of the flies —Golding, William, 1911-1993, author.

"William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, and even a vision of th...

Wuthering Heights —Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848, author.

As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. There he will come to learn about Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and...

The Stonewall reader

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader presents a collection of...

Twelve years a slave —Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?

"Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next twelve harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time h...

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