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BISAC Subject FIC004000

FICTION / Classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Is the price of eternal youth worth a man's soul? The exceptionally handsome Dorian Gray is a model—and the muse—for a young artist, Basil Hallward. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: 823'.8
Spring 2019

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Thirteen Holmes Adventures

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

After surviving a nearly fatal encounter with his nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes returns to 221B Baker Street. Spanning thirteen thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his friend John… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 823/.8

The Scarlet Letter

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Hester Prynne has committed one of the worst crimes in seventeenth-century Puritan Boston: adultery. To make matter worse, she is pregnant. As punishment, she is shamed and forced to wear a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1420
  • ATOS: 11.7
  • Dewey: 813'.3

The Scarlet Pimpernel

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

At the beginning of the French Revolution, a group of Englishmen form a secret society to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Their mysterious leader is the elusive Scarlet… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a well-known gentleman living in London. He seems perfectly normal—that is, until he wills his estate to Mr. Edward Hyde, a wicked figure who had assaulted a young girl… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 9.4
  • Dewey: 821'.8

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of sixteen short stories includes some of Edgar Allan Poe's most boundary-pushing and blood-chilling work. Selections range from "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," which… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1220
  • Dewey: 813'.3

The Tempest

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A tempest shipwrecks Alonso, the king of Naples; Antonio, the duke of Milan; and several others on a small island in the Mediterranean. Little do they know that the storm was conjured by… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Three Musketeers

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Young, poor D'Artagnan is off to seek his fortune in Paris. Even before he reaches the city, he gets himself into mischief and, shortly after arriving, he offends three of the King's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 11.3
  • Dewey: 843'.7

The Time Machine

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The Time Traveller, a mysterious and brilliant inventor, makes a journey to the year 802,701 AD. Earth is a lush paradise inhabited by two humanoid species—the Eloi and the Morlocks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 823/.912

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Marcus Brutus, a Roman politician, considers Emperor Julius Caesar to be a friend, but a senator—Caius Cassius—convinces Brutus that Caesar has too much power. Brutus would rather Rome be a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.8
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Tragedy of King Lear

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

King Lear is growing old, and in an effort to preempt an inheritance war, he decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters while he is still living—dependent on which one loves… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Othello, a general in the Venetian army, has married the lovely Desdemona, and Roderigo is not at all happy. He was hoping to woo Desdemona for himself. Roderigo's jealousy is all Iago… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Turn of the Screw

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A young governess takes a position caring for the orphaned niece and nephew of her employer after the death of the previous governess. The children, Miles and Flora, seem charming and sweet… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 813/.4

The War of the Worlds

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 823'.912

The Yellow Wallpaper

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 813/.4

Treasure Island

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jim Hawkins thinks his life is rather dull…until he discovers a treasure map belonging to the infamous pirate Captain Flint. Jim sets off with a crew to search for the buried gold. But not… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 800

Twelfth Night: or, What You Will

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In the kingdom of Illyria, a love triangle has everyone on edge. Orsino loves Olivia, a bereaved noblewoman who is in mourning for her dead brother. Olivia loves Cesario, who is actually a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A mysterious monster is haunting the seas, and no one quite knows what to make of it. The US Navy sends an expedition to uncover the monster's identity. Three people—oceanographer Professor… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 10.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ulysses

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

An extraordinary look at an ordinary day—June 16, 1904—in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 823'.912

Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life among the Lowly

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Uncle Tom, a slave on a farm in Kentucky, is sold by his owner Arthur Shelby and forced to travel south down the Mississippi River. As he is sold from one owner to another, his strong faith… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 813'.3

War and Peace

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Part historical fiction, part philosophical treatise, and part romance novel, this genre-transcending epic follows the increasingly intertwined fates of the children of five prominent Russian… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 10.1
  • Dewey: 891.73/3

White Fang

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

White Fang, a wolf-dog mix, grows up in a village in Canada's Yukon Territory. Shunned by other dogs because of his wolf blood, he learns to defend himself and becomes a vicious killer. When… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 800

Wuthering Heights

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Mr. Earnshaw, the owner of the Wuthering Heights manor, adopts a young orphan named Heathcliff to raise alongside his two children, Hindley and Catherine. Though Hindley hates him, Heathcliff… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 11.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8