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A monumental classic dedicated to the oppressed, the underdog, the laborer, the rebel, the orphan, and the misunderstood, "Les Miserables" is a rich, emotional novel that captures nothing less than the entirety of life in nineteenth-century France. Les Miserables is primarily a great humanitarian work that encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice. It is also a historical novel of great scope, and provides a detailed vision of nineteenth-century French politics and society. Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, "Les Miserables" is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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This is the exciting adventure of Captain Ahab's fervent hunt for the great white whale named Moby Dick. When Ishmael, a young adventurer, decides to join a whaling ship, he discovers that its commander, the one-legged Captain Ahab, has only one goal to get revenge on the whale that crippled him! The spine-tingling search for Moby Dick is underway-leaving Ishmael and the rest of the crew to fight for their lives! Herman Melville's great novel is one of the cornerstones of American literature. Beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. Moby Dick is a must-have for your digital library.
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, is a comic-novel by Charles Dickens. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839, it was Dickens' third novel. The novel centers on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. His Uncle Ralph, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, plays the role of principal antagonist. Instantly disliking Nicholas, Ralph sends him to teach in a school run by the stupidly sadistic Wackford Squeers. Nicholas decides to escape, taking with him the orphan Smike, one of Squeers's most abused young charges. The two embark on a series of adventurous encounters with an array of humanity's worst and best - greedy fools, corrupt lechers, cheery innocents, and selfless benefactors. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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A tantalizing tale of intrigue, villainy and ultimate revenge. A young sailor Edmond Dantes is incarcerated falsely as a Bonapartist to the Chateau' d'If by his enemies; Danglers, Fernand Mondego, Caderousse and Monsieur de Villefort. While in prison he befriends the Abbe Faria who educates him in the languages, arts and sciences. He also tells Edmond of a huge treasure buried in a cave on the Island of Monte Cristo. Follow this amazing tale, how Edmond armed with knowledge and patience sets out to exact revenge on all his enemies. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic novel is a classic you will enjoy and treasure. A must-have for your digital library.
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One of the most gripping of H.G. Wells' science-fiction sagas, "The Invisible Man" (1897) is the story of a brilliant young scientist who hastily experiments upon himself, becoming invisible and mad. He is imprisoned in a nightmare of his own making. From its opening in a small village inn, the narrative moves inexorably towards a climax of terror as the whole of England unites to hunt down and destroy the invisible alien. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. The Invisible Man is a perfect addition to your digital, Classics Illustrated library.
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These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics.
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A novel by Emily Bronte published in 1847. It was her only novel and written between December 1845 and July 1846. It remained unpublished until July 1847 and was not printed until December after the success of her sister's novel Jane Eyre. It was finally printed under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; a posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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