After Dark

After Dark

Wilkie Collins

A collection of short stories including; After Dark; The Traveler’s Story Of A Terribly Strange Bed; The Lawyer’s Story Of A Stolen Letter; The French Governess’s Story Of Sister Rose; The Angler’s Story Of The Lady Of Glenwith Grange; The Nun’s Story Of Gabriel’s Marriage; and, The Professor’s Story Of The Yellow Mask.

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The Aesop for Children

The Aesop for Children

Aesop

Fully illustrated by Milo Winter, this is a collection of 126 of the best-loved fables, including such favorites as “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”, “The Ants and the Grasshopper”, “The Goose and the Golden Egg”, “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” and “The Hare and the Tortoise”.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Twelve Sherlock Holmes stories in one handy book. A Scandal In Bohemia, The Red Headed League, A Case Of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man With The Twisted Lip, The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Engineer’s Thumb, The Noble Bachelor, The Beryl Coronet and The Copper Beeches. Tales of missing jewels, missing people, weird employers, persecuted families and more.

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

C. Collodi

Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, the marionette who becomes a real boy. In between, Pinocchio is a bit of a scamp; not going to school, disobeying his father, etc. It’s also a lot darker than I had previously thought. The talking cricket? Pinocchio kills him. He also bites the head off a cat and depressingly enough, in Chapter 15, he gets hung from a tree. That, apparently, is where the story should have ended. When Pinocchio was first…

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

With over 130 illustrations. Mark Twains classic tale concerns young Huckleberry Finn who runs away from home. He teams up first with Jim, a runaway slave and then later in the story, comes across the ‘Duke’, the ‘Dauphin’, the Grangerfords and the Wilks’. Banned for crudeness by several libraries upon its publication, it is still seen as controversial because of the apparent racism within the book. However, some have pointed out that the book…

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Adventure

Adventure

Jack London

Follows the “Adventure” of a plantation owner in the Solomon islands. Be warned, quite a bit of racism, and it doesn’t seem to have any underlying message about that being a bad thing. Definitely one of those books that is a product of its time.

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A Dissertation upon Roast Pig

A Dissertation upon Roast Pig

Charles Lamb

A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb.

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A Dear Little Girl at School

A Dear Little Girl at School

Amy Ella Blanchard

Edna and Cousin Ben Barker were on the back porch. It was a favorite place, for it was always shady there in summer and out of the wind on cold days. If big Cousin Ben did not always like to be where Edna was, on the other hand Edna invariably sought out Cousin Ben if he were to be found about the premises. On this special afternoon he was doing something to his wheel, getting it in order for a long ride which he had planned for the…

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A Dear Little Girl

A Dear Little Girl

Amy Ella Blanchard

A children’s story. From the first chapter: ‘Edna did not like that word opportunity; it always seemed to her that it meant something unpleasant. She had noticed that when pleasant things came along they were rarely spoken of as “opportunities,” but were just happenings.’

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A Deal in Wheat And Other Stories

A Deal in Wheat And Other Stories

Frank Norris

A collection of short stories. Stories include: A Deal in Wheat; The Wife of Chino; A Bargain with Peg-Leg; The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock; A Memorandum of Sudden Death; Two Hearts That Beat as One; The Dual Personality of Slick Dick Nickerson; The Ship That Saw a Ghost; The Ghost in the Crosstrees; and, The Riding of Felipe.

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