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1.
The Awakening
by Kate Chopin


Avon/Eos
Mass Market Paperback - 190 pages
Reissue edition (November 1994)

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4 out of 5 stars
From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening, shocked readers in 1899 and the scandal created by the book haunted Kate Chopin for the rest of her life. The Awakening begins at a crisis point in twenty-eight year-old Edna Pontellier's life. Edna is a passionate and artistic woman who finds few... Read more

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The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Bantam Classic and Loveswept
Paperback - 244 pages
Reissue edition (March 1, 1981)

$3.16
$0.79

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3.5 out of 5 stars
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In the early days of Puritan Boston Hester Prynne braves the stigma of adultery by wearing the embroidered scarlet "A" on her clothing. Hill's reading captures the story's pathos and gives the reader empathy for the characters while clarifying Hawthorne's views. Hill distinctly portrays each... Read more

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Moby Dick (Bantam Classic)
by Herman Melville, Charles Child Walcutt (Editor)


Bantam Classic and Loveswept
Paperback - 594 pages
Reissue edition (March 1, 1981)

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4 out of 5 stars
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In this superb abridgment, the richness of Melville's prose pours out like thick cream from an iron pitcher. Haunting phrases and word-painted, wild scenes are mixed with selections of classical music, mostly somber, selected by a skilled producer. Bill Bailey, a British actor, sounds as American as... Read more

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain, John D. Seelye (Editor)


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 336 pages
(January 1986)

$4.76
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4 out of 5 stars
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Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who... Read more

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Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman


Bantam Classic and Loveswept
Paperback - 470 pages
Reissue edition (July 1, 1983)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful gift . .... Read more

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Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe


Doubleday
Hardcover - 832 pages
Reissue edition (November 18, 1966)

$15.36
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history. Read more

7.   Joan of Arc
by Mark Twain, Jean Francois Alden (Translator)


Ignatius Press
Paperback - 455 pages
(June 1990)

$11.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Few people know that Mark Twain wrote a major work on St. Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important but also his best work, spending 12 years in research and many months in France doing archival research. A book to inform and inspire its readers. Read more

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Self-Reliance and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions) [UNABRIDGED]
by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dover Pubns
Paperback - 117 pages
unabrid edition (November 1993)


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4 out of 5 stars
Disco Dan Megee , April 23, 2000 2 out of 5 stars
Self Reliance: Can we really Rely on Waldo!
Not his best book,I Thought Waldo Lost in New York is more authoritive. I mean who honestly belives that someone who is always lost can be trusted to help other people become self reliant, when he can't even rely on himself. Read more

 


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Uncle Tom's Cabin
by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Kazin (Introduction)


Bantam Classic and Loveswept
Paperback - 451 pages
Reissue edition (January 1, 1983)

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4 out of 5 stars
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Classic nineteenth-century literature can be difficult to read and hear. But this production is an exception. Buck Schirner's characters are so vivid, so well enunciated, that we wish Stowe had created more people for Schirner to give voice to. His characters argue about slavery, lament their... Read more

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain


Viking Pr
Paperback
(October 1987)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Parents' Choice®
A captivating version of Mark Twain's classic yarn about an orphan growing up on the Mississippi. The narrator's voice resembles Twain's; he uses Twain's language. The reader for Tom does an exceptional job. A few of the minor characters sound forced, but don't ruin the performance. For all ages. A... Read more

11.   Walden
by Henry David Thoreau


Konemann
Hardcover - 307 pages
(January 1998)
$7.98 + $1.35 special surcharge
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4 out of 5 stars
From Horn Book
Excerpts from the author's work, illustrated by dark, handsome linoleum-cut prints, furnish a simple introduction to a seminal work. -- Copyright © 1991 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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Civil Disobedience and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Henry David Thoreau


Dover Pubns
Paperback - 90 pages
reprint edition (May 1993)
+ $3.35 special surcharge
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4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, January 3, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Timeless Classic
One of the most eloquently written piece of literature I have ever read Read more

 


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Wild Fruits : Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
by Henry David Thoreau, et al


W W Norton & Co
Hardcover - 409 pages
(November 1999)

$20.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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Henry David Thoreau was 44 years old when he died of tuberculosis in the early spring of 1862. He had acquired a measure of notoriety in his lifetime largely for his fervent support of abolitionism and his refusal to pay taxes to support the American war of conquest against Mexico, the subject of... Read more

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Walden
by Henry David Thoreau, et al


Princeton Univ Pr
Paperback
Reprint edition (May 1989)

$6.36
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4 out of 5 stars
From Horn Book
Excerpts from the author's work, illustrated by dark, handsome linoleum-cut prints, furnish a simple introduction to a seminal work. -- Copyright © 1991 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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Letters from the Earth
by Mark Twain, et al


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 320 pages
Reprint edition (November 1991)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you're already familiar with Finn and Sawyer, perhaps this collection of fragments, short stories, and essays--assembled posthumously some few decades ago now, but still fresh--will enhance your sense of Twain's true range. A particular favorite: his essay "The Damned Human Race,"... Read more

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Leaves of Grass (Modern Library)
by Walt Whitman


Modern Library
Hardcover
Death Bed edition (October 1993)

$13.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
In 1855, the first edition of Leaves of Grass appeared, consisting of twelve untitled poems and a preface outlining the author's poetics. An initial commercial failure, this volume was the first stage of a massive, lifelong enterprise. Six editions and some thirty-seven years later, Leaves of Grass... Read more

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving


Tor Books
Mass Market Paperback - 96 pages
Reprint edition (December 1990)

$2.39
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4 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , April 1, 1991
The unabridged text of Washington Irving's classic folktale is illustrated by Gary Kelley's evocative color chalk drawings and b&w gravestone rubbings. 8x13". Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson (Editor)


Little Brown & Co (Pap)
Paperback - 784 pages
(January 1976)

$14.40
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Emily Dickinson proved that brevity can be beautiful. Only now is her complete oeuvre--all 1,775 poems--available in its original form, uncorrupted by editorial revision, in one volume. Thomas H. Johnson, a longtime Dickinson scholar, arranged the poems in chronological order as far as could be... Read more

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Moby Dick or the Whale (Modern Library Series)
by Herman Melville, Rockwell Kent (Illustrator)


Modern Library
Hardcover - 822 pages
Reprint edition (October 1992)
$21.00
$14.70
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4 out of 5 stars
From AudioFile
In this superb abridgment, the richness of Melville's prose pours out like thick cream from an iron pitcher. Haunting phrases and word-painted, wild scenes are mixed with selections of classical music, mostly somber, selected by a skilled producer. Bill Bailey, a British actor, sounds as American as... Read more

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Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson, et al


Outlet
Hardcover - 256 pages
Reprint edition (November 1986)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
In partnership with the New York Public Library, Doubleday is proud to introduce a very special collector's series of literary masterpieces. Lavishly illustrated with rare archival material from the library's extensive resources, including the renowned Berg collection, these editions will bring the... Read more

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The Last of the Mohicans
by James Fenimore Cooper, A. B. Guthrie (Introduction)


Bantam Classic and Loveswept
Mass Market Paperback - 377 pages
Reissue edition (July 1982)

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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Few are not familiar with The Last of the Mohicans. War, "Indians," fight scenes, courage, love and death are all incorporated into this abridgment. While the abridgment is obvious, none of Cooper's rich language is lost. Theodore Bikel is a very suitable narrator for this dramatic work. His deep,... Read more

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe


Vintage Books
Paperback - 1026 pages
(March 1987)

$12.80
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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All of the tales by the master of the detective and the macabre story. 53 of his best-known poems plus essays and criticisms. Read more

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The Bible According to Mark Twain : Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America's Master Satirist
by Mark Twain, et al


Touchstone Books
Paperback
(December 1996)


$2.80

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Behind the humor of these pieces, readers will see Twain's serious thoughts on the relationship between God and Man, biblical inconsistencies, Darwinism, science, and the impact of technology on religious beliefs. "A fascinating panoply of wit, satire, farce, fantasy, lyricism, heresy, the sardonic,... Read more

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The Turn of the Screw [UNABRIDGED]
by Henry James


Tor Books
Mass Market Paperback
unabridged edition (October 1993)

$3.19
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The story starts conventionally enough with friends sharing ghost stories 'round the fire on Christmas Eve. One of the guests tells about a governess at a country house plagued by supernatural visitors. But in the hands of Henry James, the master of nuance, this little tale of terror is an exquisite... Read more

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Illustrated Stories for Children)
by Washington Irving, Arthur Rackham (Illustrator)


Derrydale
Hardcover - 112 pages
(July 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , April 1, 1991
The unabridged text of Washington Irving's classic folktale is illustrated by Gary Kelley's evocative color chalk drawings and b&w gravestone rubbings. 8x13". Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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