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BISAC Subject FIC019000

FICTION / Literary

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

One night, the old money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge receives four visitors. The first is the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns Scrooge of the night ahead. The next three… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 800

A Tale of Two Cities

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

After rescuing her father from prison in Paris, Lucie Manette brings him back home to London. There, she is wooed by two similar-looking men: Charles Darney is a Frenchman recently acquitted… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 9.7
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Crime and Punishment

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov lives in a garret in St. Petersburg. Destitute and feeling cut off from humanity, he considers committing a terrible crime—killing a pawnbroker—to steal her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 800

David Copperfield

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In this coming-of-age novel set in Victorian England, David Copperfield recalls his childhood, youth, and early adult years. He remembers living with his deceased mother's cruel husband… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 800

Don Quixote

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Obsessed with tales of gallant knights, Don Quixote, a middle-aged man from La Mancha, decides to take his own adventure. Donning rusty armor and riding upon an old horse, he sets off to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1340
  • ATOS: 13.2
  • Dewey: 863'.3

Dubliners

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of fifteen short stories by Irish author James Joyce examines how one's surroundings can shape and influence a person. Although initially considered too edgy for publication… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 823'.912

Emma

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Emma Woodhouse is sure she'll never marry, and she's proud of it. However, that doesn't stop her from considering herself the village matchmaker. Though her friend, Harriet Smith, is already… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 823'.7

Ethan Frome

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Ethan Frome is tired of looking after his sick wife, Zeena, who complains incessantly. His wife's cousin Mattie, on the other hand, is cheerful and healthy, and she wears a becoming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 813.52

First Avenue Classics ™ Multi-User eBook Collection — eBook Set

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Set

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $3,198.40
  • Your Price: $2,398.80
  • 160 titles
Spring 2019

First Avenue Classics ™ Spring 2019 New Releases — eBook Set: New for Spring 2019

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Set

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $199.90
  • Your Price: $149.93
  • 10 titles

Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Victor Frankenstein, a young university student, becomes obsessed with discovering the secret to creating life. Over several months, he builds a creature out of body parts stolen from graves… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 12.4
  • Dewey: 823'.7

Great Expectations

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Pip is a young orphan who wants nothing more than to become a gentleman and be worthy of the beautiful but snobby Estella. So when he receives a large fortune from an unknown benefactor to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 9.2
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Hard Times

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Mr. Gradgrind, views himself as the most practical man in Coketown. He has raised his children, Tom and Louisa, to be no-nonsense, unimaginative, and unsentimental. His friend—obnoxious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Heart of Darkness

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

It is the late nineteenth century, and colonial powers have claimed various parts of the African continent. Marlow, a riverboat captain for a Belgian ivory trading firm, is traveling up the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 823'.912

Ivanhoe: A Romance

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Twelfth-century England is in turmoil. The Third Crusade failed; King Richard is imprisoned in Austria; Prince John—the king's evil brother—controls the throne; and country's ruling class… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • ATOS: 12.9
  • Dewey: 823'.7

Jane Eyre

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jane Eyre endures a harsh childhood as an orphan living first with her cruel aunt and later at a boarding school run by a callous headmaster. After completing school, Jane accepts a governess… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 7.9
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Les Misérables

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jean Valjean has endured nineteen years in jail for stealing bread. Fantine is an unwed mother who resorted to prostitution in order to support her daughter. Marius is a young revolutionary… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 843'.7

Moby Dick: or, The Whale

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Ishmael joined the crew of the whaling ship Pequod expecting a simple whaling voyage. Little did he know that the captain of the ship is thirsty for revenge against Moby Dick, the great white… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 10.3
  • Dewey: 813'.3

Oliver Twist: or, the Parish Boy's Progress

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Raised in a workhouse for orphans, Oliver Twist never knew his mother, who died just after he was born, and he has no idea who his father could be. He escapes the workhouse and runs away to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 11.3
  • Dewey: 800

Pride and Prejudice

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters need husbands, according to their mother. When Mr. Bingley, a handsome, wealthy bachelor, moves in nearby and his equally suitable friends come for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823'.7

Sense and Sensibility

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Mrs. Dashwood's husband has died, leaving her and her three daughters—Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret—homeless and poor. They move in with distant relatives, the Middletons. Elinor is ruled by… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 823'.7

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A poor peddler, John Durbeyfield learns he is related to an ancient noble family: the d'Urbervilles. To gain part of the fortune, he sends his eldest daughter, Tess, to the d'Urberville… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 823

The Age of Innocence

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Newland Archer could not dream of anyone better suited to be his fiancée than his beloved, May Welland. She's innocent and beautiful and comes from a well-regarded aristocratic family. So why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 813/.52

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of Kate Chopin's works includes her novel The Awakening and eight of her most well-known short stories. The Awakening was condemned by most critics when it was first published… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 8.5
  • Dewey: 813'.4