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Series:Penguin Classics Ser.
Awards:Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
 
Original, experimental, and unparalleled in their charm, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and... read more

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
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Series:Penguin Classics Ser.
Awards:Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Tolstoy married Sophia Andreevna Behrs, who was 16 years his junior on September 23, 1862. Her family and friends called her Sonya which is the Russian diminutive of Sofia. Tolstoy and Sophia had thirteen children, five of whom did not survive childhood. On the eve ... read more

Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)
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Verne's classic novel of global voyaging
 
One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for ... read more

Around the World in Eighty Days
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

Atlas Shrugged is the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey of five thousand people conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club in 1991.
In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest ... read more

Atlas Shrugged
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 Classics

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Miguel de Cervantes's mock-epic masterwork, Don Quixote was voted the greatest book of all time by the Nobel Institute, and this Penguin Classics edition is translated with an introduction and notes by John Rutherford. Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading romances of chivalr... read more

Don Quixote
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'I am Dracula. And I bid you welcome to my house?He is deathly pale. His fingernails are cut to sharp points. His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath... Yet even Count Dracula?s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the local peasants fail to ... read more

Dracula
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

One of the century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion.
The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformit... read more

Fountainhead
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'Ruth Park . . . that steady glow at the heart of Australian literature.' Ruth CracknellThree of Ruth Park's best loved books - Missus, The Harp in the Southand Poor Man's Orange- are brought together in this volume, tracing t... read more

Harp in the South Novels (Missus, The Harp in the South & Poor Man's Orange)
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Conrad's narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz- dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obses... read more

Heart of Darkness
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Jane EyreBy Charlotte Brontëm grasp my hair and my shoulder: he had closed with a desperate thing. I really saw in him a tyrant, a murderer. I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the time pre... read more

Jane Eyre
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Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
Awards:Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green. The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool. On one side of the river the golden foothill slop... read more

Of Mice and Men
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Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
Reading Level:good
Awards:Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

From the moment Melquiades the Gypsy walks into the jungle settlement of Macondo nothing is ever the same again. He brings to this protected Eden knowledge and the tools of discovery. This is a modern parable told without moralizing, its strength lying in its ability to make us laugh in sympathy.

Nophoto
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