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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (by George Orwell)

Penguin (03 Jul, 2008)

Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has been recognized as a classic of modern political satire. Fuelled by Orwell's intense disillusionment with Soviet Communism, Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing--both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works.

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Anne of Green Gables (Xist Classics) (by Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Xist Classics (27 Jan, 2015)

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" Anne of Green Gables is one of the world's most beloved young heroines. This coming of age novel is a must read for romantics of all ages. This book tells the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl, age 11 who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to ado ...

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Arctic Wings (Stories from the Golden Age) (by s. Ron Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard)

Galaxy Press (CA) (01 Apr, 2014)

Spring has come to White Bear Landing - and so has the law, in the hands of Royal Mounted policeman Bob Dixon, a man as gruff, tough and good - looking as Russell Crowe. More than once Dixon has meted out justice with hard fists and hot lead, but now the tables have turned. He's been set up as a murder suspect. Dixon's only hope is to let the trust of a good friend and the love of a good woman lead the way ...

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Barchester Towers (Penguin Classics) (by Anthony Trollope)

Penguin Books (24 Nov, 1983)

Barchester Towers is the story of the church war that takes place between Mrs. Proudie, the wife of Barsetshire's newly installed bishop, and Mr. Slope, the sly, scheming chaplain. In the traditional society of Barsetshire, Dr. Grantly, who has hoped to succeed his father as bishop, must suffer the indignity of seeing the post go to the “Low Church” Dr. Proudie at the instigation of the new Whig gove ...

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Before Lunch (VMC) (by Angela Thirkell)

Virago (05 May, 2016)

Jack Middleton likes to imagine himself a country squire. At weekends he retires to Laverings Estate with his wife, Catherine. He may be pompous, and they may seem ill-matched, but the couple are devoted to each other. When Jack's widowed sister, Lilian, and her two stepchildren arrive to spend the summer in the neighbouring house, he dreads the intrusion to his idyll: Daphne, capable and ambitious, is t ...

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Beloved (Vintage Classics) (by Toni Morrison)

Vintage Digital (04 Sep, 2014)

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

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Ben Hur (Wordsworth Classics) (by Lew Wallace)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (01 Jan, 1996)

An immediate best-seller on publication, Ben Hur remains a dazzling achievement by any standards. A thoroughly exhilarating tale of betrayal, revenge and salvation, it is the only novel which ranks with Uncle Tom's Cabin as a genuine American folk possession. Wallace writes with a freshness and immediacy that brings every-action-packed scene to life and illuminates the geography, ethnology and customs o ...

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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (by Evelyn Waugh)

Penguin Classics (30 Mar, 2000)

Tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.

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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (by Evelyn Waugh)

Penguin Classics (28 Aug, 2003)

The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, it looks back on the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege which they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular Sebastian's remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to r ...

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Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics) (by John Steinbeck)

Penguin Classics (07 Sep, 2000)

In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the grocery store owner, is also the proprietor of the Flophouse that a troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora runs the brothel and Doc is the fount of all wisdom. Packed with invention and joie de vivre CANNERY ROW is Steinbeck's tribute to his native Californi ...

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Catch-22 (by Joseph Heller)

Vintage (06 Oct, 1994)

At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indicement of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. It is a tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive. Features a satirical indicement of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. ...

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Daddy-Long-Legs (by Jean Webster)

(30 Mar, 2011)

When Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen-year-old girl living in an orphan asylum, was told that a mysterious millionaire had agreed to pay for her education, it was like a dream come true. For the first time in her life, she had someone she could pretend was "family." But everything was not perfect, for he chose to remain anonymous and asked that she only write him concerning her progress in school. Who was this ...

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