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The Children of Odin

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Pádraic Colum


Master storyteller Padraic Colum's rich, musical voice captures all the magic and majesty of the Norse sagas in his retellings of the advent…

Lady Audley's Secret

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


Mary Elizabeth Braddon's first novel, Lady Audley's Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 186…

Jane Eyre (version 2)

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Charlotte Brontë


Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governes…

Northanger Abbey (version 2)

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Jane Austen


Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine s…

Emma (version 3)

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Jane Austen


Jane Austen famously described Emma Woodhouse, the title character of her 1815 novel, as "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much li…

Persuasion (version 2)

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Jane Austen


Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots were dissatisfied …

Pride and Prejudice (version 4)

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Jane Austen


Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a sing…

The Turn of the Screw (version 2)

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Henry James


Henry James' classic ghost story comprises the written testimony of a young governess, charged with looking after two small children at an i…

Wives and Daughters (version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at …

Sense and Sensibility (version 3)

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Jane Austen


Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The…

The House of Mirth

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Edith Wharton


The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in ric…

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

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Harriet Jacobs


Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to …

A Room with a View (version 2)

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E. M. Forster


The 1908 novel A Room With a View is the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young English girl traveling to Italy for the first time. While stayi…

Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power

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Louisa May Alcott


Fans of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will remember that her heroine Jo wrote racy novels before turning her hand to more "serious&q…

The House of the Vampire

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George Sylvester Viereck


The House of the Vampire is a 1907 novella that is a very unusual vampire story. A young writer comes under the powerful influence of a myst…

Cousin Phillis

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Cousin Phillis (1864) is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell about Paul Manning, a youth of seventeen who moves to the country and befriends his mo…

Carmilla

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to th…

Ethan Frome

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Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield,…

The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

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Pádraic Colum


Also known as "The Children's Homer," this is Irish writer Padraic Colum's retelling of the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey fo…

Howards End

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E. M. Forster


The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. The three families represent different gradations of …

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