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The Handmaid's Tale

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes h

Carmilla

A classic Victorian vampire novella, which influenced Bram Stoker s later treatment of the vampire mythos in Dracula.

The Haunting of Hill House

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House Dr Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting Theo

Animal Farm

Librarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality Thus the stage is set for one of the

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried

Frankenstein

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 an

And Then There Were None

First, there were ten a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they re unwilling to reveal and a se

1984

Alternate cover edition of ASIN B003JTHWKU For previous cover edition see here Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell

The Shining (The Shining, #1)

Jack Torrance s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start As the off season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location f

The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of

Pride and Prejudice

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a cre

Fahrenheit 451

Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions th

The Great Gatsby

Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565 The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby a

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886 The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or simply Jekyll Hyde It is

Of Mice and Men

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work, George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have some land of their own Eventually they find

Pride and Prejudice

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a cre

To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Ac

The Great Gatsby

Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565 The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby a

Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls i