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Jules Verne
Description: Jules Verne's classic science fiction story Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea tells the great tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. In 1866 a strange and unknown sea monster is sighted by ships and an ocean liner is attacked. An expedition prepares in New York, to find and destroy the menacing creature. The 20,000 of the title refers to an overall distance traveled under the sea, rather than an impossible measure of descent.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Mark Twain
Description: Hank Morgan awakes from a blow to the head only to find that he has been mysteriously transported back in time. It is early medieval England, the time of King Arthur and Hank is taken to the Camelot castle by a Knight of the King's. Ridiculed for his funny manner and dress sense, and sentenced to burn at the stake, Hank recovers through an incredible stroke of luck, and in doing so convinces the superstitious King and his subjects that he possesses great powers.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Description: Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Lewis Carroll
Description: Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Anna Sewell
Description: Black Beauty (1877) is the classic children's book by English author Anna Sewell. A cripple for most of her life, Sewell developed an early love of horses, and the story intended to teach her readers about treating horses (and allegorically all living things) with kindness, patience and sympathy. The story is narrated first-person by Black Beauty, recounting his journey from a farm to the hard life pulling cabs in London to his eventual retirement.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Grace Livingston hill
Description: A spinster by the standards of her era, Julia Cloud has agreed to spend the rest of her days engaged in domestic servitude in the household of her sister. Resigned to a lifetime of loneliness, she's all the more surprised when an unlikely attraction begins to blossom. Cloudy Jewel is a treat for fans of uplifting historical romance.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Description: Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is one of the world's first psychological thrillers. A mesmerizing detective story with an intriguing and multifarious central character, Crime and Punishment hinges on the ethical dilemmas and angst of the student Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov who plans and implements the murder of a ruthless pawnbroker. Rodion convinces himself that in killing her he will both solves his financial problems and divests the world of a wicked leech. But can he commit a murder and escape all consequences?
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Jane Austen
Description: Emma stands a little apart from Jane Austen's other novels. It is perhaps the most self-aware, socially critical and ironic of all her works. Her protagonist, Emma Woodhouse, is a beautiful, rich girl who is also spoiled, proud and blinded by her own situation in life. She begins to understand herself and life a little better when her romantic schemes--charitable good works to those around her--become entangled in tensions of class and of the heart. Austen wrote of Emma, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Description: Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering 'the cause of generation and life' and 'bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, ' Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
J. K Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Description: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Robert Louis Stevenson
Description: In 1751 in Scotland, cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle who has him kidnapped and put on a ship to the Carolinas, seventeen-year-old David Balfour escapes to the Highlands with the help of the Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart and there encounters further danger and intrigue as he attempts to clear his name and regain his property.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Description: This is the first of the delightful fictional adventures featuring Bertie Wooster, vacuous young man about town, and his omnipresent butler Jeeves, to whom Bertie must turn to save him from many errors of judgment and understanding.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Charles Dickens
Description: As a young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But, Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and that true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Thomas Hardy
Description: When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Mark Twain
Description: Jim, a runaway slave, joins Huck Finn, who is fleeing from his cruel father, and together, they journey by raft down the Mississippi River.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Edith Wharton
Description: The Age of Innocence is an intimate portrayal of East Coast American society in the 19th century-- and the human lives that came into conflict with it. Newland Archer is heir to one of New York City's first families, and his bride-to-be is everything he ever hoped. Then his fiancee's older cousin leaves her European husband and appears in New York, where she refuses to conform to society and her family's wishes. Archer is at first angered and then intrigued by her. Their passionate relationship challenges everything he believes and ultimately suffers at the hands of society and family obligation. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize; Wharton was the first woman to win it.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Description: On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers. What they discover is a man trapped in a terror of his own creation, and a chilling reflection of the unsolvable mysteries of their own souls.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Rudyard Kipling
Description: Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Howard Pyle
Description: The adventures of the outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men as they evade the King and overcome many a foe in Sherwood Forest.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Description: At first, the far future looks like an enchanting place to the Time Traveller. The graceful Eloi appear to embody contentment, beauty and peace, and the Eden they live in seems to be free of suffering. But he soon comes to understand that the Eloi are fragile creatures, desperately afraid of the dark, and with good reason. For the Morlocks live in the dark, and the Morlocks are to be feared. And the Time Traveller must venture in to their subterranean world to find his way back to his own era.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Description: The story of Amory Blaine's adolescence and undergraduate days at Princeton, This Side of Paradise captures the essence of an American generation struggling to define itself in the aftermath of World War I and the destruction of "the old order."
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea [Electronic Resource]
Jules Verne
My Man Jeeves [Electronic Resource]. P. G. Wodehouse.
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court [Electronic Resource]. Mark Twain.
Mark Twain
Oliver Twist [Electronic Resource]
Charles Dickens
A Little Princess [Electronic Resource] : Being The Whole Story Of Sara Crewe Now Told For The First Time
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tess Of The D'urbervilles [Electronic Resource]
Thomas Hardy
Alice In Wonderland [Electronic Resource]
Lewis Carroll
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn [Electronic Resource]
Mark Twain
Black Beauty [Electronic Resource] : The Autobiography Of A Horse. Anna Sewell.
Anna Sewell
The Age Of Innocence [Electronic Resource]
Edith Wharton
Cloudy Jewel [Electronic Resource]. Grace Livingston Hill.
Grace Livingston hill
The Invisible Man [Electronic Resource]
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Crime And Punishment [Electronic Resource]. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Jungle Book [Electronic Resource]
Rudyard Kipling
Emma [Electronic Resource]. Jane Austen.
Jane Austen
The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood [Electronic Resource] : Of Great Renown, In Nottinghamshire
Howard Pyle
Frankenstein [Electronic Resource]
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Time Machine [Electronic Resource]
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone [Electronic Resource]
J. K Rowling, Mary GrandPré
This Side Of Paradise [Electronic Resource]
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Kidnapped [Electronic Resource]
Robert Louis Stevenson