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    Household Stories by

    by Grimm, Jacob

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    Children's and Household Tales is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's Fairy Tales. Includes "Little Red Riding Hood"
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    A Christmas Carol

    by Dickens, Charles

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    A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
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    The Yellow Wallpaper

    by Gilman, Charlotte Pe

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    A harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here.
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    Candide

    by Voltaire

    Download Rank: 162

    Candide is the illegitimate nephew of a German baron. He grows up in the baron's castle under the tutelage of the scholar Pangloss, who teaches him that this world is “the best of all possible worlds.” Candide falls in love with the baron's young daughter, Cunégonde. Later he travels the world, seeking is fortune and a way to save Cunégonde, who is enslaved by two masters while seeking peace and enlightenment of his own.
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    Don Quijote

    by Cervantes Saavedra,

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    Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray – he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants – Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity.
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    Flatland: A Romance

    by Abbott, Edwin Abbott

    Download Rank: 194

    describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status. Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions—a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world.
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    Autobiography of Ben

    by Franklin, Benjamin

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    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written.
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    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    by Stowe, Harriet Beech

    Download Rank: 46

    It is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Stowe's puritanical religious beliefs show up in the novel's final, overarching theme—the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery
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    Heidi

    by Spyri, Johanna

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    An orphaned young girl named Heidi lives happily with her grouchy but gentle grandfather, Adolph in the Swiss Alps. When she's stolen by her ruthless aunt, Dete , and sold as a servant to the wealthy Herr Sesemann , Adolph embarks on a journey to find his granddaughter. Meanwhile, Heidi keeps her spirits high and befriends Sesemann's crippled daughter, Klara , but longs to return home.
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    Daisy Miller: A Stud

    by James, Henry

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    The plot centers around a Europeanized American man named Winterbourne, who meets a nouveau riche American woman going by the name Daisy Miller. A short novel, James wields the sword of fiction to craft a "study" of the roles of men and women, social relationships, cultural intersection, the allure of money, foolishness and wisdom, the responsibilities of parents, and the impact of one's life upon others.
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    The Turn of the Scre

    by James, Henry

    Download Rank: 48

    A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.
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    The Sign of the Four

    by Doyle, Arthur Conan

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    As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman - Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before.
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    Utopia

    by More, Thomas, Saint

    Download Rank: 109

    Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory.
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    The Works of Edgar A

    by Poe, Edgar Allan

    Download Rank: 110

    Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Lenore, and The Fall of the House of Usher. Part of the American Romantic Movement.
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    The Works of Edgar A

    by Poe, Edgar Allan

    Download Rank: 112

    This, the second of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 22 of his short stories.
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    The Call of the Wild

    by London, Jack

    Download Rank: 49

    Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey, proving his unbreakable spirit...
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    The Works of Edgar A

    by Poe, Edgar Allan

    Download Rank: 113

    This, the fourth of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 22 of his short stories.
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    Don Juan

    by Byron, George Baron

    Download Rank: 164

    Don Juan is sexually precocious, having an affair with his mother’s best friend, Donna Julia. Don Alfonso, Donna Julia’s husband, discovers the affair and Don Juan is sent to Cadiz. En route to Cadiz, Don Juan is shipwrecked, the only survivor of the vessel, and left alone until he encounters Haidee, daughter of the pirate Lambro. Lambro’s men find both Haidee and Don Juan, who is captured and sold into slavery. The lovely Gulbayaz, member of the Sultan’s harem, arranges for Don Juan’s purchase. She has him disguised as a girl and smuggled into her chambers.
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