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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë - 2017-04-04 (first published in 1847)
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Clicca qui per l'edizione "Storie senza tempo".Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in l...
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Shonda Rhimes
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1960)
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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 Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.Compassio...
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Little Women
Louisa May Alcott - 2014-08-28 (first published in 1868)
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Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help w...
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen - 2019-12-16 (first published in 1813)
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Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic pie...
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown - 2007-01-23 (first published in 1947)
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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the sof...
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The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 2000-05-15 (first published in 1943)
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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as clo...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde - 2019-03-07 (first published in 1890)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray of...
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Jenn Im
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Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy - 2014-09-15 (first published in 1877)
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Tolstoy published Anna Karenina in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as, "the best ever ...
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Don Freeman - 1976-09-30 (first published in 1968)
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Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his missing button. It's a brave new world! He...
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Gretchen Rubin
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The Bell Jar
A Novel
Sylvia Plath - 2013-06-11 (first published in 1963)
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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanityEsther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going undermaybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown wit...
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
1984 by George Orwell
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Guess How Much I Love You BOARD by Sam McBratney
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Giver by Lois Lowry
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. du Bois
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Are You My Mother ? by P. D. Eastman
Charlotte's Web by E. B White
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Curious George by H. A. Rey
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Good Master by Kate Seredy
Hardy Boys Starter Set - Books 1-5 by Franklin W. Dixon
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Anne Frank by
Emma by Jane Austen
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Five for Victory by Hilda van Stockum
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Native Son by Richard Wright
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Secret Valley by