The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's TaleOffred 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

Animal Farm

Animal FarmA 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 most telling satiric fables ever penned a razor edged fairy tale for grown ups that reco

The Alchemist

The AlchemistPaulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure His quest will lead him to riches far different and far satisfying than he ever imagined Santiago s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of

1984

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Fahrenheit 451

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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were NoneFirst, 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

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceAlternate 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

The Great Gatsby

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the SeaThe last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream Using the sim

The Metamorphosis

The MetamorphosisAlternate cover edition of ISBN 0553213695 9780553213690 As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect He was laying on his hard, as it were armor plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike bro

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and MenThe 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

Frankenstein

FrankensteinMary 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

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceAlternate 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

The Great Gatsby

The Great GatsbyAlternate 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