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The Taming of the Shrew

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Lucentio comes to Padua to attend the university, but his attention is quickly captured by the lovely Bianca. He would do anything to marry her, including disguise himself as her Latin… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 822.3'3

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 Velveteen Rabbit: or, How Toys Become Real

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The Velveteen Rabbit is not a 'real' rabbit, like the rabbits he meets in the forest. He has seams and is full of stuffing. Still, the Velveteen Rabbit doesn't mind as long as the boy who… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [E]

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 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Hank, a 19th-Century New England factory manager, suffers a blow to the head that sends him back in time to medieval England. Determined to make the best of the situation, the Yankee attempts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 9.2
  • Dewey: 800

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Late 19th-century Ireland is full of social, political, and religious turmoil. It is in the midst of this strife that Stephen Dedalus grows up. From his struggles with his classmates as a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 823'.912

A Princess of Mars

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The American Civil War has just ended and John Carter, a former Confederate soldier, is searching for gold in the West. Instead of discovering riches, he breathes in a strange gas in a cave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1390
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 800

Anna Karenina

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The beautiful, intelligent Anna Karenina arrives in Moscow to counsel her sister-in-law, Dolly, whose husband, Stiva, has been cheating on her. Anna arrives on the same train as the military… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 800

Beowulf

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: though his land prospers, his great mead-hall is plagued nightly by a horrible beast, Grendel, that pillages and kills his men. Leaving his home in… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 829'.3

Candide

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Though he's the illegitimate nephew of a German baron, Candide grows up in a castle under the tutelage of the scholar Pangloss. Pangloss is so enraptured by the Enlightenment—an era of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 800

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

Dante's Inferno: The Vision of Hell from The Divine Comedy

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Inferno is the first part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy. The allegory describes Dante's journey through the depths of Hell. He is led by the Roman poet Virgil down… Read More →

  • Dewey: 851'.1

Dante's Paradiso: The Vision of Paradise from The Divine Comedy

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Paradiso is the third and final part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's journey through heaven. He is now led by Beatrice, who joined him at the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 800

Dante's Purgatorio: The Vision of Purgatory from The Divine Comedy

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Purgatorio is the second part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's climb up the Mount of Purgatory. As in the Inferno, the Roman poet Virgil is… Read More →

  • 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

Dracula

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Shrugging off warnings of vampires from villagers he meets on his journey, Jonathan Harker, a young lawyer from England, travels to a castle in Transylvania to handle a real estate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

Heidi

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When Heidi's parents pass away, her aunt takes her in, but she soon sends Heidi to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. At first, Heidi's grandfather seems gruff, but over time he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

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

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

The Aeneid

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Aeneas—the son of a human and Venus, the goddess of love—escapes the siege of Troy with a boat full of other Trojans, and sails for Italy where he is destined to found the city of Rome. A… Read More →

  • Dewey: 800

The Brothers Karamazov

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Four brothers reunite in their hometown in Russia. The oldest, Dimitri, has just returned from a stint in the military, and he wants to claim an inheritance from his mother that is being held… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 891.73'3

The House of Mirth

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Lily Bart, twenty-nine years old and unmarried, wants a higher standing in society. She believes she can attain this dream by marrying a rich man. Unfortunately, her true love, Lawrence… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 9.7
  • Dewey: 800

The Jungle Book

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of fables is set in India and features talking animals, both wise and cruel, to teach about the human world. Several of the stories include Mowgli, the "man-cub" left in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]