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1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...

• Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read •


The Tortilla Curtain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140238280
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1996

T.C. Boyle’s tragicomic, award-winning novel about assimilation, immigration, and the price of the American dream
 
“A masterpiece of contemporary social satire.” —The Wall Street Journal


The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition Cover Image
By Anne Frank, Susan Massotty (Translated by), Otto H. Frank (Editor), Mirjam Pressler (Editor)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385473781
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Published: Doubleday - February 1st, 1995

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it: “The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating" (The New York Times Book Review).


Number the Stars Cover Image
$17.99
Unavailable To Order
ISBN: 9780395510605
Published: Clarion Books - April 24th, 1989

The unforgettable Newbery Medal–winning novel from Lois Lowry. As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.


The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.


Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780141040349
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 27th, 2009

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.


The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2004

The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

The Great Gatsby, F.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.


Native Son Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060837563
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Siddhartha: A Novel Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553208849
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1981

The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers—a perennial favorite for graduation gifts.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Animal Farm: 75th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451526342
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Published: Signet - April 6th, 2004

75th Anniversary Edition—Includes a New Introduction by Téa Obreht

George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM!

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith


The Road (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307387899
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2007

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743477116
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2004

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.

In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable.


Ender's Game (The Ender Saga #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780765378484
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Published: Tor Teen - March 4th, 2014

The worldwide bestseller, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring Hugo's Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley, the movie is sure to inspire a new audience of fans to read the book that started it all.


The Grapes of Wrath Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

A Penguin Classic


Lord of the Flies Cover Image
By William Golding, Lois Lowry (Afterword by), Jennifer Buehler (Contributions by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780399501487
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Published: Penguin Books - December 16th, 2003

Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
 
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.