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Watership Down, Adams, Richard
1 Adams, Richard Watership Down
New York Avon Books 1975 0380002930 / 9780380002931 Paperback Good 
One of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams's Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns. It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community...and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called "home." Watership Down is a remarkable tale of exile and survival, of heroism and leadership...the epic novel of a group of adventurers who desert their doomed city, and venture forth against all odds on a quest for a new home, a sturdier future, 
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Oroonoko, the Rover, and Other Works, Behn, Aphra
2 Behn, Aphra Oroonoko, the Rover, and Other Works
London, England Penguin Books 1992 0140433384 / 9780140433388 Paperback Very Good 
Penguin Classics

Edited by Janet Todd.

When Prince Oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction. Inspired by Aphra Behn’s visit to Surinam, Oroonoko (1688) reflects the author’s romantic view of Native Americans as simple, superior peoples ‘in the first state of innocence, before men knew how to sin’. The novel also reveals Behn’s ambiguous attitude to African slavery – while she favoured it as a means to strengthen England’s power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality. 
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Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature At Which Books Burn, Bradbury, Ray
3 Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature At Which Books Burn
New York Ballantine Books 1988 0345342968 / 9780345342966 Paperback Good 
Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...

The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... Along with the houses in which they were hidden.

Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... Never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.

Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do! 
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Wuthering Heights, Bronte, Emily
4 Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880299185 / 9780880299183 Hardcover Fair 
Discover a passionate tale of love lost, found, and avenged in Wuthering Heights. Lockwood, a wealthy man from England, rents a house from an eccentric gentleman named Heathcliff, who is the tortured master of Wuthering Heights. Through Lockwood and the housekeeper, Nelly, the story of Heathcliff’s adoption, upbringing, revenge, and love for Catherine is told. The unconventional relationships and complex story structure will keep you turning pages long into the night. 
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Tobacco Road, Caldwell, Erskine
5 Caldwell, Erskine Tobacco Road
Shelton, CT First Edition Library 1959 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Reproduction of the first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons 1932.

Unsentimentally realistic, this classic novel is a reflection of the effects of poverty on tenant farmers in the South during the Great Depression. It focuses on the Lester family, former cotton farmers who continue to live on their ancestors' plantation even though it has long ceased to be prosperous. Jeeter and Ada Lester have 17 children, two of whom still live at home: Ellie May, their only unmarried daughter who has a cleft lip, and Dude, their youngest son who is mentally handicapped. The family's antics, while at times vile and perverse, depict the racism and moral ambiguity that existed among some impoverished Southerners at that time and represent Erskine Caldwell's critique of the failed economic system and its consequences. 
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Canterbury Tales, Chaucer, Geoffrey
6 Chaucer, Geoffrey Canterbury Tales
Garden City, NJ International Collectors Library 0385000286 / 9780385000284 Hardcover Good Illustrated by Kent, Rockwell 
Rendered into modern Englilsh by J. U. Nicolson.

The face of England has changed much since the late fourteenth century, and the very language in which Chaucer wrote his Canterbury Tales requires some study to understand. But the colorful company of the pilgrims he protrays in this wonderful poem are as warm and human to us today as ever.

The pilgrims are on their way to the shrine of Thomas Becket the martyr. Each character spins his tale and in this way Chaucer furnishes us with a rich panorama of the whole range of English sociery in one of its most colorful periods.

This volume is bound in the richly decorated Marie Antoinette replica binding, in medium brown with 24K gold decoration and a matching ribbon place marker.

Spine shows some wear. Copy includes previous owner's bookplate. Pages are unmarked with no tears. 
Price: 13.89 USD

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Don Quixote, De Cervantes, Miguel
7 De Cervantes, Miguel Don Quixote
New York Ecco 2005 0060934344 / 9780060934347 Paperback Good 
A new translation by Edith Grossman with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've read this masterful translation.

This P. S. Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. 
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Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky, Fyodor
8 Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
Barnes and Noble Inc 1994 1566194326 / 9781566194327 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Barnes and Noble Classics; One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age.

In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief to the test, he suffers unbearably. Crime and punishment, the novel reminds us, grow from the same seed. 
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The Idiot, Dostoevsky, Fyodor
9 Dostoevsky, Fyodor The Idiot
New York Barnes & Noble Books-Imports 2005 1593083475 / 9781593083472 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
B&N Classics HardcoverJust two years after completing Crime and Punishment, which explored the mind of a murderer, Dostoevsky produced another masterpiece, The Idiot. This time the author portrays a truly beautiful soul—a character he found difficult to bring to life because, as he wrote, “beauty is the ideal, and neither my country, nor civilized Europe, know what that ideal of beauty is. ” The result was one of Dostoevsky’s greatest characters—Prince Myshkin, a saintly, Christ-like, yet deeply human figure.

The story begins when Myshkin arrives on Russian soil after a stay in a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by St. Petersburg society as an idiot for his generosity and innocence, the prince finds himself at the center of a struggle between a rich, kept woman and a beautiful, virtuous girl, who both hope to win his affection. Unfortunately, Myshkin’s very goodness seems to bring disaster to everyone he meets. The shocking denouement tragically reveals how, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium is the only place for a saint. 
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Light in August, Faulkner, William
10 Faulkner, William Light in August
New York Vintage Books 1990 0679732268 / 9780679732266 Paperback Good 
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. 
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This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald, F. Scott
11 Fitzgerald, F. Scott This Side of Paradise
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1960 Paperback Fair 
Scribner Library; Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at thirty through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara. 
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The Scarlet Letter: a romance, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
12 Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter: a romance
New York, N.Y Penguin Books 1983 0140390197 / 9780140390193 Paperback Fair 
Notations in text made with pen.

Penguin Classics; With an introduction by Nina Baym and notes by Thomas E. Connolly

Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale, trapped by the rules of society, stands as a classic study of a self divided. 
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Iliad, Homer
13 Homer Iliad
New York Barnes & Noble 1995 1566195950 / 9781566195959 Paperback Good 
"The Iliad" is a classical epic poem about the events during the last year of the Trojan War and the fall of Troy. The tale revolves around the Greek warrior Achilles, and his anger toward the king of Mycenae, Agamemnon. While the poem shows evidence of a long oral tradition and thus most likely multiple authors, the ancient Greek poet Homer is generally attributed as its author. "The Iliad", which is thought to be the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, is considered one of the most important literary works of classical antiquity. Presented here in this edition is the prose translation of Samuel Butler. 
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The Iliad of Homer, Homer
14 Homer The Iliad of Homer
University Of Chicago Press 1961 0226469409 / 9780226469409 Paperback Very Good 

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The Odyssey, Homer
15 Homer The Odyssey
New York Airmont Publishing Co. , Inc. 1965 Paperback Good 
Complete and Unabridged

Translation and introduction by S. H. Butcher and Andrew Lang

This epic poem tells the tale of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. 
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Les Miserables, Hugo, Victor
16 Hugo, Victor Les Miserables
Fawcett 1982 0449300021 / 9780449300022 Mass Market Paperback Good 
416 pages; Few novels ever swept the world with such overpowering impact as "Les Miserables". Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, "Les Miserables" is not only a superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean Valjean struggles to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance became the gospel of the poor and oppressed. With eight pages of photos from the movie that stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes. 
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Their Eyes Were Watching God:   A Novel, Hurston, Zora Neale
17 Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel
New York Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2006 0060838671 / 9780060838676 Paperback Good in Good dust jacket 
An enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is a story of fair-skinned, fiercly independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked in poverty, trials, and purpose. 
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Their Eyes Were Watching God:  A Novel, Hurston, Zora Neale
18 Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel
Harper Perennial Modern Classics 0060838671 / 9780060838676 Paperback Good in Good dust jacket 
An enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is a story of fair-skinned, fiercly independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked in poverty, trials, and purpose. 
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Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
19 Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina
Oxford ; New York 0192823655 / 9780192823656 Paperback Good 
Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude; with an introduction by W. Gareth Jones

Many believe Anna Karenina to be the greatest novel ever written. The impossible and destructive triangle of Anna, her husband Karenin, and her lover Vronsky are set against the marriage of Levin and Kitty, thus illuminating the most important questions that face humanity. The second edition uses the acclaimed Louise and Alymer Maude translation, and offers a new introduction and notes which provide completely up-to-date perspectives on Tolstoy's classic work. 
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White Fang, London, Jack
20 London, Jack White Fang
New York MacMillan Publishing Co. , Inc. 1979 0025747509 / 9780025747500 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-Library; In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, White Fang, a part-dog, part-wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five. In his lonely world, he soon learned to follow the harsh law of the North—kill or be killed.

But nothing in his young life prepared him for the cruelty of the bully Beauty Smith, who buys White Fang from his Indian master and turns him into a vicious killer—a pit dog forced to fight for money.

Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master or will he die a fierce deadly killer?

A classic adventure novel detailing the savagery of life in the northern wilds. Its central character is a ferocious and magnificent creature, through whose experiences we feel the harsh rhythms and patterns of wilderness life among animals and men. 
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