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A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Written by Charles Dickens in 1859. This story of the French Revolution, a fictional account based on fact, exposes human nature to be cruel and evil.
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1892. A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures includes ''A Scandal in Bohemia,'' ''The Red-Headed League,'' and ''The Adventure of the Speckled Band.''
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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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Christy
Catherine Marshall
Written by Catherine Marshall in 1967. A nineteen-year-old girl living in Tennessee in the 1910's teaches in a one-room school.
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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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Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
Written by Charles Dickens in 1837, 1838. An orphan in nineteenth-century London is forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime.
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Written by Jane Austen in 1813. A man and a woman gradually unite after one is held back by unconquerable pride and the other is blinded by prejudice.
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Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier
Written by Daphne du Maurier in 1938. In the great English estate of which she is the new mistress, Maxim de Winter's young and frightened second wife gradually realizes that a mystery surrounds the death of Rebecca, the glamorous former mistress, who has been dead for eight months.
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The Moves Make the Man
This novel has a basketball theme and plenty of action, but sport is merely the vehicle for delivering a serious story of friendship and madness between two youths--one black and one white--in trouble.
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The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane
Written by Stephen Crane in 1895. During his service in the Civil War, a young Union solder matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
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