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Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

by Thomas Hardy

When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D'Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D'Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall?With a beautiful cover by David Dean.

Frankenstein (PDF)

by Mary Shelley

This timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

The story of orphaned Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves. Plunged into a dark criminal underworld of vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and kind-hearted Nancy - Oliver struggles to survive and find his real family. A rich, powerful look at London poverty from Charles Dickens.

Oliver Twist (PDF)

by Charles Dickens

The story of orphaned Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves. Plunged into a dark criminal underworld of vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and kind-hearted Nancy - Oliver struggles to survive and find his real family. A rich, powerful look at London poverty from Charles Dickens.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Scholastic Classics (PDF)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

"Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. " The mysterious association between respectable Dr Henry Jekyll and despicable lowlife Edward Hyde is a puzzle to Dr Jekyll's friends, including his lawyer Gabriel Utterson. Where Jekyll is sociable, hardworking and pious, Hyde is a violent criminal, a wild hedonist. When Hyde beats a member of Parliament to death, Utterson is determined to discover the ties that bind the two men together. . . Robert Louis Stevenson's account of man's capacity for evil is as powerful today as it was on first publication in 1886. 1407164260 | 9781407164267

In the High Valley (Katy #5)

by Susan Coolidge

The final book in the Katy series focuses on Clover and Elsie as they make their homes in the High valley in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Follow their simple life that brings joy to all who visit! This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles (PDF)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

One of the most iconic and memorable of all the Sherlock Holmes stories. A terrible beast, a house wreathed in fog, treacherous moorland and a cold-blooded murder - these are the things Sherlock and his faithful assistant Dr Watson are up against. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES gripped readers when it was first published and continues to endure today.

In the Days of Queen Victoria

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1903 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'In the Days of Queen Victoria' is a biography of Queen Victoria and details aspects of her school days, her coronation, and her family life. Eva March Tappan was born on 26th December 1854, in Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States. Tappan began her literary career writing about famous characters from history in works such as 'In the Days of William the Conqueror' (1901), and 'In the Days of Queen Elizabeth' (1902). She then developed an interest in children's books, writing her own and publishing collections of classic tales.

Album For The Young: Op. 39; 24 Easy Pieces (PDF)

by Pyotr Il'Yich Tchaikovsky A. Ruthardt

Album For The Young

Secret Seven (PDF)

by Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels. It's their first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery! The gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow. . . First published in 1949, this anniversary edition features the original text as well as extra stories, a quiz, additional artwork and insights into Blyton's life and writing process. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Tony Ross in 2013.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (PDF)

by Alan Garner

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time. When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. He takes them into the caves of Fundindelve, where he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights. But the heart of the magic that binds them – Firefrost, also known as the Weirdstone of Brisingamen – has been lost. The Wizard has been searching for the stone for more than 100 years, but the forces of evil are closing in, determined to possess and destroy its special power. Colin and Susan realise at last that they are the key to the Weirdstone’s return. But how can two children defeat the Morrigan and her deadly brood?

I am David (PDF)

by Anne Holm

David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone – who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won’t catch up with him . . .

The Magic Finger (PDF)

by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

The Magic Finger is something I've been able to do my whole life. I can't tell you how I do it, because I don't even know myself. But it always happens when I get cross... and suddenly a sort of flash comes out of me, a quick flash, like something electric. It jumps out and touches the person who has made me cross...

The Runaway Summer

by Nina Bawden

Deeply unhappy at the recent divorce of her parents, Mary is sent away to live by the sea with her distant grandfather and the detestable Aunt Alice. Feeling abandoned, without even the company of her beloved pet cat Noakes, the summer looks set to become one long stretch of unendurable loneliness. But suddenly she is dragged, half unwittingly, into a situation that will force her to come to the aid of others more vulnerable than herself. So begins her runaway summer, as she sets about helping Simon, the son of a local policeman, and a young illegal immigrant boy arrived from Kenya, frightened and all alone.The Runaway Summer was first published in 1969 to typically universal acclaim. It is, in the words of the Times Educational Supplement, an 'unputdownable gem of a book. The tale is beautifully constructed in diamond-hard language.'

An Appeal to the Young

by Rahul Foundation

This book is useful for readers who are under eighteen, wanting to know about socialism and social revolution.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

London's classic tale about a dog's adventures in the North.

Daddy Long-Legs: A Comedy in Four Acts

by Jean Webster

A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to 'Daddy-Long-Legs', or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is...

The Gandhi Story, In His Own Words

by Mahendra Meghani

M. Meghani: "For years it has been my earnest desire that these two books may be read widely all over the world, especially by the young generation. But their great length made it difficult... The lapse of copyright in Gandhi's writings (2008) made it possible for me to attempt a combined condensation of the two volumes. Both were written... in the 1920s in Gujarati and translated into English... Now the condensations too are available in both languages."<P>Born in Mumbai and educated in Bhavnagar, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Mahendra Meghani left Columbia University and settled in India to live a lifestyle congruent with his values. Inspired by Gandhi to a life of voluntary simplicity and service, this son of the legendary Gujarati poet Shri Jhaverchand Meghani -- named by Gandhi as the national poet of India -- carried forth his father's legacy to bring world literature to Gujaratis, and Gujarati literature to the world.<P>To these ends Mahendra became a translator, editor, bookseller, and publisher, and shifted the cultural narrative of his community with Lokmilap -- his innovative publishing co-operative making quality reading accessible to the poorest.<P>An octogenarian in 2009, his and his father's dream of replicating their bookstore in every district of Gujarat hasn't yet materialised, though Bookshare may have helped advance it a few paces.

Giant Days #37 (Giant Days #37)

by John Allison Max Sarin Whitney Cogar

Introducing your girlfriend to your family can be difficult, but it’s much worse when that girlfriend is Ingrid.

The Making of Ursula

by Dorothea Moore

Motherless 13-year-old Ursula loves living with her grandma while her father serves his country in Shanghai, China. But life changes drastically when the privileged Ursula is sent away to boarding school after the death of her beloved grandma. She must learn how to be on her own, make friends and learn how to be a part of something bigger than herself. But, who can she trust? Will she ever know what is really important? It takes a pair of unforeseen tragedies to teach her what is really important and grow to see the big picture. Picture descriptions and captions included.

Masterman Ready: The Wreck of the "Pacific"

by Frederick Marryat

This is a vivacious juvenile novel that captures exhilarating adventures related to sea life. The novel is full of wit and excited accounts based on Marryat's practical experiences. It is a marvelous specimen of nautical fiction and worthy to be read by those who have passion for invigorating and exciting ventures.

Rilla of Ingleside

by L. M. Montgomery

It's 1914 and the world is on the brink of war. But at almost fifteen, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter, Rilla, dreams only of her first dance and getting her first kiss from the dashing Kenneth Ford. Soon, however, even far-off Ingleside is engulfed by Europe's raging conflict, as Rilla's brothers Jem and Walter both enlist, and Rilla finds herself caring for an orphaned newborn. As the conflict spreads, the Blythes wait anxiously for word of their absent sons, and a bad omen leads them to conclude that something terrible has happened overseas. Have Jem and Walter been lost, like so many valiant young men before them? And what of Kenneth Ford? Will he ever return to Ingleside to keep the promise he made to Rilla before he left? In this final book in the Anne of Green Gables series, young Rilla Blythe is swept into a drama that tests her courage and changes her life forever.

A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. <P> <P> There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. <P> <P> This edition uses the text as it appeared in its serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H. K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy.

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