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BISAC Subject FIC004000

FICTION / Classics

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

After failing to maintain a successful practice as a surgeon, Lemeul Gulliver departs London for the excitement of the open seas. Shipwrecked on his voyage, Gulliver awakens on an unfamiliar… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1300
  • ATOS: 13.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Brooding Hamlet, the son of the recently deceased king, is about to discover the royal family's corruption firsthand. Taken by the castle… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.5
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

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

Hedda Gabler

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Hedda Gabler is bored with everything, even her new marriage. Resigning herself to a life of domesticity, she becomes nervous when her husband, George Tesman, tells her they are tight on… Read More →

  • Dewey: 839.822'6

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

King Henry IV, The First Part

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The year is 1402, and King Henry IV sits uneasily on the throne that he wrested from his predecessor, Richard II. King Henry disapproves of his son, Prince Henry, and his habit of hanging… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

King Henry IV, The Second Part

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In this second part of Henry IV, the Battle of Shrewsbury is over, the rebels temporarily beaten but not defeated. Prince Henry defeated "Hotspur" Percy in single combat, but other rebel… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

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

Macbeth

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Two Scottish generals, Macbeth and Banquo, are on their way home from successful battles when they encounter three witches. With the prophecies of power and fame they give him swirling… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.9
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

Madame Bovary

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Emma dreams of sophistication, wealth, and romance, but what she gets is a marriage to Charles Bovary, a provincial, middle-class doctor who is a devoted but boring husband. She tries her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 843'.8

Mansfield Park

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Too poor to care for all their children, the Price family sends ten-year-old Fanny to live with wealthy relatives at their estate, Mansfield Park. Fanny is painfully shy and spends her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823/.7

Middlemarch

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 823/.8

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

Much Ado about Nothing

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

While staying at his friend Leonato's home, Claudio falls in love with Hero, Leonato's beautiful daughter, and they agree to marry. In the meantime, they decide to trick their friends… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

My Ántonia

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When Jim Burden writes a memoir of his childhood in Black Hawk, Nebraska, his story keeps returning to Ántonia—the Bohemian immigrant girl who became his closest friend. Together, Jim and Ánto Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 813'.52

Northanger Abbey

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Catherine Morland is obsessed with the romantic adventures and supernatural terrors of Gothic novels. She dreams of being a heroine in such a book. When she is invited to spend several weeks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 10.8
  • Dewey: 823/.7

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

Persuasion

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Anne Elliot was once engaged to Captain Frederick Wentworth, but she broke off the engagement when a family friend persuaded her that it was an imprudent match. Several years later, Captain… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823'.7

Pinocchio: The Tale of a Puppet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When a woodcarver named Geppetto makes a puppet out of magical wood, the puppet starts to talk and move. Geppetto names his new son Pinocchio. However, Pinocchio is not well-behaved; he runs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • 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

Romeo and Juliet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

For Romeo and Juliet, it's love at first sight. But there's a problem: Romeo belongs to the Montague family, while Juliet is a Capulet. In Verona, these noble families are constantly feuding… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

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