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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The only survivor of a shipwreck during a slaving expedition, plantation-owner Robinson Crusoe is forced to fight for survival on a deserted Caribbean island. At first he curses his fate, but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 12.3
  • Dewey: 823'.5

The Life of King Henry V

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In the wake of his father's death, Prince Henry has ascended to the throne as King Henry V. The rebels have finally been overthrown and the civil war has ended. Henry continues to distance… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Souls of Black Folk

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of essays by American author W. E. B. Du Bois highlights the trials and tribulations facing African Americans in the early twentieth century, as they came to terms with the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1280
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 973/.0496073

The Tragedy of King Lear

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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 Turn of the Screw

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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

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

War and Peace

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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

Anne of Green Gables

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When brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan child to help them on the Green Gables farm, Anne Shirley is not the kind of child they have in mind. Matthew… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Around the World in Eighty Days

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The eccentric, wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg undertakes a daring wager that he can make it around the world in eighty days. Accompanied by Passepartout—his jack-of-all-trades French… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

As You Like It

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Members of the royal court escape their problems by running away, only to find themselves in complicated love triangles. Upon the death of their father, Oliver is charged with taking care of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.2
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

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

Heart of Darkness

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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

Leaves of Grass

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In Leaves of Grass, American poet Walt Whitman assembled most of his poetic works. Included in this collection are some of Whitman's most famous poems, including "Song of Myself," "I Sing the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.3

Les Misérables

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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

My Ántonia

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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

Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

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Peter Pan is a mischievous boy who decided he would never grow up. When he convinces Wendy Darling and her brothers to fly away with him, they travel to the island of Neverland in an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Richard II

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The year is 1398, and the people of England are in a state of unrest. Richard II is not a popular king, as he puts his own interests before the interests of his people. Now he's gone a step… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.2
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

Richard III

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Trouble is brewing for King Edward IV. Edward's youngest brother, Richard, is jealous of Edward's power and influence. Richard will do anything to overthrow the king: He manipulates a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

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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

The Comedy of Errors

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The merchant Egeon is caught crossing the border from Syracuse into the rival city of Ephesus—a crime punishable by death. But Egeon isn't a criminal; he's merely trying to find his wife and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Legend has it that the town of Sleepy Hollow is haunted by the ghost of the terrifying Headless Horseman. Ichabod Crane, the town's superstitious new school teacher, is about to find out if… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1360
  • ATOS: 11.0
  • Dewey: 813'.2

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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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

The Prince

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

"It is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity." In this sixteenth-century treatise to aspiring rulers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1430
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 320.1

The Republic

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

What is justice? And what is its relation to happiness? These two questions form the central themes of this philosophic text, written by the Greek philosopher Plato around 380 BCE. It is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 321'.07