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An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 364.152'3092

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

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]

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

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

Paradise Regained

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A companion to the epic poem Paradise Lost, John Milton's Paradise Regained describes the temptation of Christ. After Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden, Satan and the fallen… Read More →

  • Dewey: 821.4

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 Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Life hasn't been generous to Moll Flanders. Moll's mother is in prison, so Moll is raised by a kind widow. As a teenager, Moll is seduced by the widow's oldest son, but he convinces her to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1320
  • ATOS: 12.1
  • Dewey: 823'.5

The House of the Seven Gables

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Old Hepzibah Pyncheon lives in her family's decaying mansion, a reportedly cursed house built about 200 years earlier. The Pyncheon family no longer has the riches it once did, and Hepzibah… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1290
  • ATOS: 11.0
  • Dewey: 813'.3

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, faces insults and ridicule for his disturbing appearance. His adoptive father, Archdeacon Claude Frollo, is obsessed with the beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 11.8
  • Dewey: 843'.7

The Iliad

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The tenth and final year of the Trojan War comes to its climactic end in this infamous Greek epic. With the mighty Achilles brooding on the sidelines of the battle, the Greek army faces… Read More →

  • ATOS: 11.3
  • Dewey: 883'.01

The Odyssey

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Odysseus, the hero of the Trojan War, longs to return home to his kingdom in Ithaca, where a horde of suitors (who believe the long-absent Odysseus to be dead) are courting his beloved wife… Read More →

  • ATOS: 10.3
  • Dewey: 883'.01

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 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 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

Twelve Years a Slave

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

For more than thirty years, Solomon Northup lived in New York as a free man. But in 1841, while pursuing a job offer in Washington DC, Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • Dewey: 306.3'62092

The Saints

From the Series Quarantine

A cross between the Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints continues this frenetically paced and scary young adult series that illustrates just how deadly high school… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Oblivion

One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

An oddly diverse group of twenty-nine people meet at an inn. Each of them is on a pilgrimage to a martyr's shrine in Canterbury. The Host suggests the strange bunch journey together and tell… Read More →

  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 821'.1

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

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

Paradise Lost

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

John Milton's epic poem describes the fall of humankind and the war between heaven and hell. Satan and his fellow fallen angels are jealous that God has not given them more power. They decide… Read More →

  • Dewey: 821.4

The Oedipus Trilogy — Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Disregard for messages from the oracles and gods doesn't turn out well for characters in Greek stories, and Oedipus is no exception. Encompassing murder and betrayal, incest and patricide… Read More →

  • Dewey: 882.01