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The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)

Offred 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

Animal Farm

Librarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here A 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

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried

1984

Alternate cover edition of ASIN B003JTHWKU For previous cover edition see here Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George

Fahrenheit 451

Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions

And Then There Were None

First, 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

The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of

The Great Gatsby

Alternate 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

Of Mice and Men

The 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

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside Isolated

The Haunting of Hill House

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House Dr Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting

Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot, #20)

In Hercule Poirot s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case The wealthy Simeon Lee has demanded that all four of his sons one faithful, one prodigal, one impecunious, one

The Stranger

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed the nakedness of man faced with the absurd First published in English in 1946 now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

The Old Man and the Sea

This short novel, already a modern classic, is the superbly told, tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream and the giant Marlin he kills and loses specifically referred to in the citation accompanying the author s Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.

Pride and Prejudice

Alternate 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

To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an

The Great Gatsby

Alternate 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