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Spring 2019

Bartleby, the Scrivener: And Other Piazza Tales

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Considered one of the greatest American writers, Herman Melville leaves the sea behind in this short story collection to write about Wall Street offices, the Galapagos Islands, a sinister… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • Dewey: 813/.3
Spring 2019

Common Sense and Other Works by Thomas Paine

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Known as the Father of the American Revolution, English-American author Thomas Paine became famous for two pamphlets that inspired the colonists to fight for their independence. Common Sense… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: 320.51
Spring 2019

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Tales of the Jazz Age

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of eleven short stories by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three thematic parts, the anthology highlights Fitzgerald's signature… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 813/.52
Spring 2019

The Invisible Man

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

A strange and reclusive scientist takes a room at a village inn. Griffin keeps his face wrapped in bandages and exhibits peculiar behaviors, such as turning his room into a laboratory… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

The Island of Doctor Moreau

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a mysterious island in the South Pacific, he meets the infamous Dr. Moreau, a physiologist who was forced to leave England because of his repulsive… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

The Man in the Iron Mask

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The courageous musketeers—Athos, D'Artagnan, Aramis, and Porthos—return to sword fighting in the final installment of the D'Artagnan Romances. When Aramis visits the Bastille, an infamous… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 843/.7
Spring 2019

The Phantom of the Opera

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Amidst rumors that the Paris opera house is haunted, Christine Daaé, a young Swedish girl, performs at a gala and attracts attention from both her childhood sweetheart, Raoul, and the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: [Fic]

America's Founding Documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Bill of Rights

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Soon after the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, the Thirteen Colonies proclaimed their independence from British rule and became the United States of America. The written word… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1400
  • Dewey: 342.7302/3

Antony and Cleopatra

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men—Octavius Caesar, Lepidus, and Mark Antony—rule the Roman Republic. Antony should be in Rome, helping to stop Pompey's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3/3

Faust

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Faust, a once-godly scholar, is beginning to suspect that his efforts to learn the secrets of the universe will never be successful. Desperate, frustrated, and suicidal, he makes a deal with… Read More →

  • Dewey: 832/.6

Leviathan

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • Dewey: 320.1

On the Origin of Species

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In 1831 British naturalist Charles Darwin joined a five-year expedition on the ship HMS Beagle. As the crew explored the southern hemisphere, Darwin took extensive notes on the organisms he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1450
  • Dewey: 576.8

The Age of Innocence

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Newland Archer could not dream of anyone better suited to be his fiancée than his beloved, May Welland. She's innocent and beautiful and comes from a well-regarded aristocratic family. So why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 813/.52

The Communist Manifesto

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential political books in the world, despite being over one hundred years old. German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels authored the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1360
  • Dewey: 335.4/22

The Lost World

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The eccentric Professor Challenger leads a scientific expedition deep into the Brazilian rain forest, joined by newspaper reporter Edward Malone, biologist Professor Summerlee, and adventurer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1130
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 823/.8

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

Underneath It All: A History of Women's Underwear

For most of human history, the garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. The earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. But eventually, women's undergarments became complex… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 687/.2209

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

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

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 Giant

From the Series Quarantine

In the violent early days of the quarantine, Gonzalo joins a gang of thieves who live in the ductwork of McKinley High School. There he falls in love with Sasha, but as he grows too big to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tripping Back Blue

Finn is a 17-year-old full of paradoxes. He's a drug dealer, but he's scoring money to send his twin sister to Harvard. He's desperate to shoot up even though he's the most popular kid in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Scar Girl

When The Scar Boys ended, the band has fallen apart. Harry and Johnny are barely speaking, and Cheyenne is feeling desperate about Johnny, who has retreated into silence. It's only through… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]