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  Cover Art: Emma Austen, Jane
Emma
As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her "duty"--to arrange the lives of others.
Adult Fiction Book AUSTEN
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  Cover Art: Wuthering Heights Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights
The story of the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Good Earth Buck, Pearl S
The Good Earth
An epic set in China when the last emperor reigned and the political upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings, The Good Earth follows the story of an honest farmer and his selfless wife.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Antonia Cather, Willa
My Antonia
This 1918 novel evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.
Adult Fiction Book CATHER
  Cover Art: Rebecca Du Maurier, Daphne
Rebecca
The young second wife of a widower comes to realize the evil surrounding Rebecca, his first wife.
Adult Fiction Book DU MAUR
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  Cover Art: Invisible Man Ellison, Ralph
Invisible Man
An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Great Gatsby
Millionaire Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brave New World Huxley, Aldous
Brave New World
As relevant today as when it was first published, Brave New World is a darkly satiric vision of a future where humans are genetically engineered and kept obedient to the government through a dulling combination of entertainment and pharmaceuticals.
Adult Fiction Book HUXLEY
  Cover Art: On the Road Kerouac, Jack
On the Road
Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty--thinly-disguised versions of the author and his friend Neal Cassady--roam America in a quest for self-knowledge and experience.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird
Told through the eyes of young Scout Finch, this is the story of what happens to a town when a black man is accused of and put on trial for the rape of a white woman in the 1930s deep south.
Adult Fiction Book LEE
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  Cover Art: Main Street Lewis, Sinclair
Main Street
Carol Milford, an educated, sophisticated young woman raised in St. Paul, has ambitious plans for her life. Then she marries a small-town doctor and is horrified to find herself moving to a "backwater" town, Gopher Prairie. Main Street is the satiric depiction of Carol's attempt to "raise" the inhabitants of Gopher Prairie to her own smug level. Show less
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 1984 Orwell, George
1984
The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a government that attempts to control not only information, but also individual thought and memory.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: All Quiet On the Western Front Remarque, Erich Maria
All Quiet On the Western Front
A group of teenaged German soldiers had no idea what they were signing up for when they agreed to fight in the trenches of the First World War.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Catcher in the Rye Salinger, J. D.
The Catcher in the Rye
Kicked out of his private school but wanting to keep it a secret from his parents, Holden Caulfield spends three days wandering around New York City and forming his thoughts about life.
Adult Fiction Book SALINGE
  Cover Art: Frankenstein Shelley, Mary
Frankenstein
In trying to create life, young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control--setting into motion a tragic chain of events that brings him to the very brink of madness. Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between one man and the "monster" he creates.
Adult Fiction Book SHELLEY
  Cover Art: The Jungle Sinclair, Upton
The Jungle
The story of a young immigrant struggling to make a living in Chicago's stockyards, Sinclair's novel exposed the unsanitary conditions of the meat-packing industry and effected radical social change.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Smith, Betty
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
Adult Fiction Book SMITH
  Cover Art: Gulliver's Travels Swift, Jonathan
Gulliver's Travels
Through a series of shipwrecks and misguided voyages, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war because of a disagreement over how to crack eggs; visits a floating island; and decides that the society of horses is better than that of his fellow man.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Walden Thoreau, Henry David
Walden
The transcendental philosopher interweaves details of his daily life on the shores of Walden Pond with his thoughts on individual freedom, society, government, and other topics.
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft down the Mississippi, surviving a crash with a steamboat and betrayal by rogues.
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AUTHORS
• Austen, Jane
• Baldwin, James
• Balzac, Honore de
• Bronte, Charlotte
• Bronte, Emily
• Butler, Samuel
• Camus, Albert
• Cather, Willa
• Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
• Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
• Chopin, Kate
• Conrad, Joseph
• Cooper, James Fenimore
• Crane, Stephen
• Defoe, Daniel
• Dickens, Charles
• Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
• Dreiser, Theodore
• Dumas, Alexandre
• Eliot, George
• Ellison, Ralph
• Faulkner, William
• Fitzgerald, F. Scott
• Flaubert, Gustave
• Forster, E. M.
• Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
• Golding, William
• Greene, Graham
• Hardy, Thomas
• Hawthorne, Nathaniel
• Heller, Joseph
• Hemingway, Ernest
• Hugo, Victor
• Hurston, Zora Neale
• Huxley, Aldous
• James, Henry
• Joyce, James
• Kafka, Franz
• Lawrence, D. H.
• Lee, Harper
• Lewis, Sinclair
• London, Jack
• Mann, Thomas
• Maugham, W. Somerset
• McCullers, Carson
• Melville, Herman
• Nabokov, Vladimir
• O'Connor, Flannery
• Orwell, George
• Poe, Edgar Allan
• Proust, Marcel
• Rand, Ayn
• Remarque, Erich Maria
• Rolvaag, O. E.
• Sand, George
• Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
• Sinclair, Upton
• Steinbeck, John
• Stendhal,
• Stevenson, Robert Louis
• Stowe, Harriet Beecher
• Swift, Jonathan
• Tolstoy, Leo
• Trollope, Anthony
• Twain, Mark
• Verne, Jules
• Welty, Eudora
• Wharton, Edith
• Wilde, Oscar
• Woolf, Virginia
• Wright, Richard
• Zola, Emile
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