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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë - Apr 04, 2017 (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
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - Jan 01, 2002 (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...
Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown - Jan 23, 2007 (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...
Corduroy
Don Freeman - Sep 30, 1976 (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
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen - Dec 16, 2019 (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...
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott - Aug 28, 2014 (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...
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde - Mar 07, 2019 (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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Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy - Sep 15, 2014 (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 ...
Guess How Much I Love You BOARD
Sam McBratney - Jan 01, 2014 (first published in 1988)
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Shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award, this book tells the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, who discover that love is not an easy thing to measure....
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle - Oct 15, 1981 (first published in 1969)
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THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry...
Anne of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery - Jun 21, 2015 (first published in 1908)
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Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intende...
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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 Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith by Betty Smith
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Are You My Mother ? by P. D. Eastman
1984 by George Orwell
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Curious George by H. A. Rey
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Emma by Jane Austen