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All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front. 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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Nicknamed "The Maid of Orleans", Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France who claimed divine guidance. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais, and burned at the stake when she was 19 years old. Today Joan of Arc is one of the patron saints of France. 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 fortune teller warns Caesar to beware the Ides of March - that Caesar will die on this day. Follow the conspirators Cassius and Brutus as they plan Caesar's assassination. Caesar's allies Mark Anthony and Octavius flee when Caesar is killed. Using the immortal words "Friends, Romans, countryman, lend me your ears..." Mark Anthony turns the citizens of Rome against the assassins Brutus and Cassius. The tale ends with Mark Anthony and Octavius meting out retribution against Brutus and Cassius. Beautifully illustrated, a classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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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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After encountering three witches, the warrior Macbeth waits to see if their predictions come true. Stung by ambition, his conniving wife persuades Macbeth that the fastest way to fulfill the prophecy is to murder the king, which sets off a disastrous chain of events. As the tragedy unfolds, Macbeth's decisions lead to more ruin. He returns to the witches and believes that his future is secure but is he interpreting the premonitions correctly? Beautifully illustrated, this classic, comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. A must-have for your digital library.
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Years of savage feuding between the Scotch and the English came to a bloody boil with the rebellion of 1715. More than an attempt to place a member of the house of Stuart on the English throne, it was an outpouring of hatred by the oppressed Scotch. The noble and charismatic outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, whose daring and courageous exploits on behalf of the Scottish people to overthrow their English oppressors has earned him the reputation as the Robin Hood of the Highlands.
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The legend of Robin Hood has captured our imaginations for more then 500 years. He's that trickster-like character, a roving outlaw and nobleman and is one of the most romanticized figures in English Literature. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men offer readers more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them turning the pages. Who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue? 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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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair" Set in the year 1775, between the cities of London and Paris, we are thrown into the turmoils of the time, where love, intrigue and self-sacrifice all lead up to the guillotine. A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens' unforgettable story of love and ultimate sacrifice. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!
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The year was 1095 AD. For more than 400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine in the Middle East. Over in Europe, Christians felt they should rule Palestine and wanted the Muslims driven from the holy city of Jerusalem. A restless Europe reached the eve of one of man's greatest adventures, and with that, the First Crusade was launched. Beautifully illustrated, this graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of history and reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
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In 1757, the third year of the French and Indian War, Hawkeye, a colonial scout, and his friends, Chingachkook, a chief of the Mohicans, and his son Uncas risk their lives to guide two English sisters through hostile territory and evade the evil Huron, Magua, who is determined to destroy them. Find out what happens next. Beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. A must-have for your digital library.
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