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Beany Malone
Lenora Mattingly Weber
Original Year of Publication 1948. Beany, sixteen is instructed by her father to “look after” the Malone family when he travels to Arizona to convalesce following a case of pneumonia. With protective loyalty, Beany attempts to shield her family from pain and disappointment by locking up their hearts from potential threats. Beany is forced to evaluate what is important in her life and the lives of her family.
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Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1866. An impoverished student in St. Petersburg, Russia, commits what he thinks is the perfect crime. The story relates his turbulent inner life and his relationship to others and society at large.
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David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Written by Charles Dickens in 1850. His sad boyhood, his youth at school, his adventures in the business world, and his happy marriage make up the life of David Copperfield and present a picture of 19th-century England.
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Don Quixote de la Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes
Written by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605, 1615. An idealistic country gentleman and his shrewd squire set out, like knights of old, to search for adventure and to right wrongs.
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Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift
Written by Jonathan Swift in 1726. On a voyage in the South Seas, an Englishman finds himself shipwrecked in Lilliput, a land of people only six inches high.
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Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
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Meet the Malones
Lenora Mattingly Weber
Original year of Publication 1943. This is the introductory book of the Beany Malone series. Mary Fred spends the fifteen dollars that is intended for a new formal to buy her beloved Mr. Chips, a lame horse. Elizabeth’s husband, Don, is sent overseas, and a weak and wan Elizabeth arrives at the Malones’ with her two-week old son. When Mr. Malone is called away on business the children’s step-grandmother, Nonna, arrives to “run” the household and shower them with gifts. When Nonna provides Mary Fred expensive new clothes and relieves her of household responsibilities, will Mary Fred be able to manage her confused priorities?
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Moby Dick
Herman Melville
Written by Herman Melville in 1851. Seeing the great white whale, Moby Dick, as a symbol of evil, Captain Ahab sets out to pursue and destroy it.
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Our Town
Thornton Wilder
Written by Thornton Wilder in 1938. This play depicts three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire town.
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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. A self-made man makes his money by mysterious means and spends it on disreputable parties.
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