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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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A classic fairy tale of good and evil, this story follows Little Red Riding Hood into the forest and along the wooded path to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother. But she encounters a Big Bad Wolf with an empty stomach and a cunning mind, who has other plans for Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination encouraging a love of 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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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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An Orphan, Lost and Found! One of the most swiftly moving and unified of Charles Dickens's great novels. Oliver Twist is a poor orphan boy cruelly treated in the public workhouse. Pennyless and hungry, he runs away to London, only to fall into the clutches of a gang of thieves and pickpockets led by the master criminal, Fagin. Befriended by a man robbed by the gang, Oliver learns his true identity and gains a home, a fortune, and a family! 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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Paul Bunyan was the largest, smartest baby ever born in the state of Maine! He grew up to be the biggest lumberjack in the world. With his blue ox, Babe, by his side, they worked their way west through the North American Forest. Join their journey and see what wonders they created along the way! 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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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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Daniel Defoe has woven a fantastic tale of the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a young lad form the City of York in England who yearns for the life of the sea. His father wants Robinson to attend law school and get a good education, but Robinson decides otherwise. Follow Robinson as he survives pirates, shipwrecks and cannibals. Beautifully illustrated, this story is a classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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