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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: A Novel


Format: Audio CD

Introduction by Frank Conroy
Commentary by William Dean Howells, Athenaeum, The Illustrated London News, and Hartford Christian Secretary

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

This...
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1984

· Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell's 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition.

"Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing...
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A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel

John Irving · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 627
Format: Paperback

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice - not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian...

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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...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

For over 125 years John Tenniel's superb illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carroll's timeless story.

This edition is a wonderful high-quality version, the first to reproduce Tenniel's exquisite drawings from prin

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And Then There Were None: 75th Anniversary Edition

Agatha Christie · William Morrow Paperbacks; Anv edition
Format: Book

The bestselling thriller of all time, now available in a beautiful deluxe edition with French Flaps—a timeless tale of suspense in which ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are mysteriously invited to a mansion on an uninhabited island and killed off, one by one.Ten . . . —Ten strangers...
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Anne of Green Gables

LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY · Macmillan Collector's Library
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

When red-headed orphan Anne arrives at the Cuthberts' home, Green Gables, she feels sure she's found the home she has longed for. They, however, are less certain; their request to the orphanage had been for a boy. But before long Anne's irrepressibly optimistic, loving nature...
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Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand · Signet
Pages: 1075
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.

Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world,...
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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 608
Format: Paperback

DON'T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK'S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Nominated...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Kingfisher Classics)

Mark Twain · Kingfisher
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Tom Sawyer has an eye for adventure and is always getting into scrapes with his friends and partners in crime, Huck Finn and Joe Harper. His escapades often lead him into dangerous and desperate situations, but he always turns these to his advantage.
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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 214
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme--With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children....
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Charlotte's Web

E. B. White · HarperCollins
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Don't miss one of America's top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS's The Great American Read.

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This paper-over-board...

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The Magician's Nephew

C S Lewis · HarperCollins
Pages: 202
Format: Print book

Over 50 years ago, C. S Lewis created a land of wonder and enchantment called Narnia. Since then, over 60 million readers have taken their first steps into Narnia, discovering a world of magic and mystery. Digory let out a scream. "What's happened to Polly?" "Congratulate...
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The Clan of the Cave Bear

Jean M. Auel · Crown Publishing
Pages: 34
Format: Hardcover

This special edition includes the first 2 chapters of The Shelters of Stone.
In 1980, Jean M. Auel's debut novel, The Clan of the Cave Bear, blazed up the bestseller lists and went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. In this first book of the beloved Earth's Children (R) series,...
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The Color Purple: Tenth Anniversary Editon

Alice Walker · Harcourt [u.a.]
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.
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The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas · Penguin Classics
Pages: 1276
Format: Paperback

"On what slender threads do life and fortune hang"

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only...
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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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Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition

Frank Herbert · Ace
Pages: 704
Format: Paperback

Frank Herbert's classic masterpiece - a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides - who would become known as Muad'Dib - and of a great family's ambition...
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Gone with the Wind, 75th Anniversary Edition

Margaret Mitchell · Scribner
Pages: 959
Format: Paperback

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...
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The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck · Penguin Books
Pages: 455
Format: Paperback

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized - and sometimes outraged - millions of readers.First published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story...
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Great Expectations:

Charles Dickens · Penguin Books; Mti edition
Format: Book

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, and Jeremy Irvine as PipA terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes;...
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