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Forward the Foundation

Isaac Asimov · Doubleday
Pages: 415
Format: Hardcover

A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax -- the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon,...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain · Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages: 225
Format: Paperback

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable...
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Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra · Penguin Classics
Pages: 1023
Format: Paperback

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadDon Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful...
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Jurassic Park: A Novel

Michael Crichton · Ballantine Books
Pages: 399
Format: eBook

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Wonderful . . . powerful." - The Washington Post Book World An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur...
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Foundation and Earth

Isaac Asimov · Doubleday
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation, searches for the lost planet, Earth, in hopes of finding the answer for future Galactic development
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Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell · Scribner
Pages: 1048
Format: Hardcover

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind - winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time - has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film...
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Beloved

Toni Morrison · Vintage
Pages: 275
Format: Paperback

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadStaring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped...
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The Color Purple

Alice Walker · Mariner Books
Pages: 294
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal...
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Wuthering Heights

Jack Sullivan · Readers Digest Assn
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover

Discover a passionate tale of love lost, found, and avenged in Wuthering Heights. Lockwood, a wealthy man from England, rents a house from an eccentric gentleman named Heathcliff, who is the tortured master of Wuthering Heights. Through Lockwood and the housekeeper, Nelly, the story of Heathcliff's...
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Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 174
Format: Mass Market Paperback

This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life...
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The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck · Penguin Classics
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized - and sometimes outraged - millions of readers. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read First published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great...
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House Atreides

Brian Herbert · Bantam Spectra
Pages: 604
Format: Hardcover

THE EPIC PREQUEL TO DUNE"DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES is a terrific prequel, but it is also a first-rate adventure on its own. Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision." - Dean KoontzFrank Herbert's Dune chronicles became an enduring classic...
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Frankenstein: Or The Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley · Puffin Books
Pages: 282
Format: Paperback

One of the best known horror stories ever. Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, has a great ambition: to create intelligent life. But when his creature first stirs, he realizes he has made a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone who sees it, follows...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel

Zora Neale Hurston · Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly." - Zadie SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth...
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The Days of Anna Madrigal: A Novel

Armistead Maupin · Harper
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching ninth novel in Armistead Maupin's bestselling "Tales of the City" series, follows one of modern literature's most unforgettable and enduring characters - Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary...
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The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald · Scribner
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number...
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James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on a Mountain / Giovanni's Room / Another Country / Going to Meet the Man

James Baldwin · Library of America
Pages: 992
Format: Hardcover

Here, in a Library of America volume edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is the fiction that established James Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) , tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's...
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Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra · Penguin Classics
Pages: 1023
Format: Paperback

Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray- he tilts at windmills, imagining...
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Moby Dick

Herman Melville · Oxford University Press
Pages: 602
Format: Paperback

This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discuss the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire

Jack London · Modern Library
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The Call of the Wild - Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeTo this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement,...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde · Vintage
Pages: 194
Format: Paperback

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's enduringly popular story of a beautiful and corrupt man and the portrait that reveals all his secrets. Entranced by the perfection of his recently painted portrait, the youthful Dorian Gray expresses a wish that the figure on the canvas could...
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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy, graf · Modern Library
Pages: 1386
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork.War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain · Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages: 225
Format: Paperback

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable...
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Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift · Simon & Brown
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

Historical materials, annotation, and a new introduction make this iconic but challenging text accessible to students.
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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens · Modern Library
Pages: 452
Format: Paperback

Introduction by George Bernard Shaw * Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations - until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor....
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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

J R R Tolkien · Mariner Books
Pages: 398
Format: Paperback

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him....
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A Separate Peace

John Knowles · Scribner
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II.Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate...
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The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway · Scribner
Pages: 251
Format: Paperback

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's...
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The Two Towers

J R R Tolkien · Mariner Books
Pages: 725
Format: Paperback

The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." -- C. S. Lewis"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion...
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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky · Penguin Classics
Pages: 671
Format: Paperback

Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous...
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The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition

Stephen King · Doubleday
Pages: 1152
Format: Hardcover

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent...
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Alchemist, The 25th Anniversary

Paulo Coelho · HarperOne
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around...
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Bless Me, Ultima

Rudolfo A Anaya · Warner Books
Pages: 290
Format: Paperback

With exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling, this coming of age classic follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs in family, religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture.Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera,...
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Smith Betty · Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages: 528
Format: Paperback

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern...
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee · Harper
Pages: 323
Format: Hardcover

At the age of eight, Scout Finch is an entrenched free-thinker. She can accept her father's warning that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because mockingbirds harm no one and give great pleasure. The benefits said to be gained from going to school and keeping her temper elude her.The...
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The Return of the King

J R R Tolkien · Mariner Books
Pages: 1137
Format: Paperback

The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings"An extraordinary work -- pure excitement." -- New York Times Book Review"A triumphant close...a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force."...
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The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown · Doubleday
Pages: 454
Format: Hardcover

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned...
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Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier · Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Rebecca is widely regarded as Daphne du Maurier's finest novel. It tells the story of Manderley - an exquisite house with gardens down to the sea, its owner Max de Winter and his new young wife...and of course Rebecca. Abridged.
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