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Robinson Crusoe (version 2)

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Daniel Defoe


Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, …

Nightmare Abbey

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Thomas Love Peacock


Deep in the fens of the British coast sits the gloomy mansion that goes by the name Nightmare Abbey. It is inhabited by persons of very low …

The Swiss Family Robinson

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Johann David Wyss


The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “t…

The Call of the Wild (Version 3)

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Jack London


Buck is living a happy life in California until he is sold to pay a gambling debt. Taken to the Klondike to become a sled dog, Buck must tou…

Tom Swift and His War Tank

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Victor Appleton


Tom Swift, that prolific youthful inventor, is engaged in trying to help the Allies win WWI. After reading newspaper accounts of the British…

The Time Machine (Version 2)

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H. G. Wells


Surely the Time Traveler threw great dinner parties! His guests were treated to a once-in-forever trial of a miniature time machine - an exq…

Diary of a U-boat Commander

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Stephen King-Hall


Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of cl…

The Wind in the Willows (version 2)

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Kenneth Grahame


This much-loved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure ... and as adventure pursues the…

This Side of Paradise (version 2)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald


Amory Blaine grew up in a wealthy family and was given an Ivy League education. Without a need to learn a profession, he chiefly dabbled in …

The Communist Manifesto (version 2)

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Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx


The Communist Manifesto was conceived as an outline of the basic beliefs of the Communist movement. The authors believed that the European P…

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Arnold Bennett


"Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say 'lives,' I do not mean exists, nor 'muddles through.'" -- Arnold Ben…

Beasts, Men and Gods

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Ferdinand Ossendowski


“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.” The…

Sense and Sensibility (version 2)

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Jane Austen


This is a story of the English moneyed class and its eternal struggle for creating “sense and sensibility” in its world. A potential marriag…

Tarzan of the Apes

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands o…

Little Wars

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H. G. Wells


A Game for Boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books…

Kidnapped

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Robert Louis Stevenson


David Balfour, a lad of seventeen and newly orphaned, is directed to go and live with his rich uncle, the master of the estate of Shaws in t…

The House of the Seven Gables

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


"The wrongdoing of one generation lives into the successive ones and... becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief." Hawthorne's …

The Three Musketeers, Version 2

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Alexandre Dumas


D’Artagnan, son of a poor Gascon aristocrat, travels to Paris to seek his fortune. His family connections enable him to obtain a position in…

Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

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William Henry Hudson


"Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest" is a narration of his life story by Abel, a Venezuelan, to a comrade. Once a we…

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