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The invisible man (World's classics)
By H. G Wells. 1897
By Charles Dickens. 1964
Satire of the English judicial system and aristocratic class of Dickens's time. Follows the fortunes of young Esther Summerson and…her mother, Lady Dedlock, as the disposition of the Jarndyce estate drags on year after year. 1964.
Great expectations (Works.)
By Charles Dickens. 1861
Pip, a young orphan, learns he has an unknown benefactor who will pay for him to be raised as a…gentleman of "Great expectations." The mystery surrounding the benefactor and Pip's unrequited love for Estella, the orphaned ward of a rich old lady, create a moving and exciting story. 1861.
Our mutual friend
By Charles Dickens. 1964
A young man is destined to inherit a mysterious fortune if he marries a certain young woman. Having never met…her, he conceals his identity in order to appraise her. 1964, c1865.
The bride of Lammermoor
By Walter Scott. 1819
Lord Ravenswood, deprived of his title for his part in the Civil War and dispossessed of his estate by trickery,…dies in a fit of fury against Sir William Ashton, the man whom he regards as the author of his ruin. His son, the fiery Master of Ravenshood, inherits his father's hatred of Sir William but Fate makes him fall in love with Ashton's daughter, bringing disaster upon both households. 1819.
The mill on the Floss (A Signet classic)
By George Eliot. 1860
Maggie Tulliver is deeply attached to her brother Tom, but their conflicting temperaments and outlook produce only stress and misunderstanding…until they are finally reconciled in a moment of revelation before tragedy overtakes them. 1860.
The scarlet letter
By Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1948
The brooding atmosphere of Puritan New England is present in this searching study of the workings of conscience. Hester Prynne,…branded as an adulteress, lives on the edge of the wilderness with her child and devotes herself to good works. 1948, c1850.
By George Du Maurier. 1894
The prince and the pauper: a tale for young people of all ages
By Mark Twain. 1881
The tale of a London Beggar boy and the young prince who was to become Edward VI, Identical to look…at, they decide to change places, and then have difficulty establishing their true identities. 1881.
The adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Macmillan classics, 39)
By Mark Twain. 1963
A mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi river town impresses his friends and horrifies adults as a result of…his adventures. Companion to "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." First published in 1876. Grades 4-7. 1963.
Lord Jim: a tale
By Joseph Conrad. 1900
The vicar of Wakefield
By Oliver Goldsmith. 1957
A pastoral novel narrated by an unwordly, generous, and kindly vicar. He and his family are forced to move to…humbler dwellings. The vicar’s fortitude prevails despite the seduction of his daughter and his imprisonment for debt. 1957.
Framley parsonage (Chronicles of Barsetshire. #4.)
By Anthony Trollope. 1861
Mark Robarts, an ambitious young clergyman, is helped to a comfortable living at Framley by Lady Lufton. When Robarts becomes…liable for the debts of an unreliable friend, he turns for help once again to the reluctant Lady Lufton. Sequel to "Doctor Thorne". Followed by "The small house at Allington" . 1861. (Chronicles of Barsetshire ; 4)
By Charlotte Brontë. 1980
An 18th century melodrama follows the misfortunes of Martina, a suffering adolescent wronged by her stepbrothers and their sister, the…ruthless, beautiful Emma. Begun in 1855 by Brontë, later completed in 1980.
Little women (Companion library)
By Louisa May Alcott. 1947
The black tulip
By Alexandre Dumas. 1852
Amid the political turmoil of 17th century Holland, two brothers develop a rare species of tulip. When they are unjustly…accused of treason, a greedy tulip fancier sees the chance to claim the valuable discovery for himself. 1852.
The history of Tom Jones: a foundling (Great illustrated classics: Titan editions)
By Henry Fielding. 1960
Written in the 18th century, this novel follows the career of Tom Jones, an orphan who was taken in by…Squire Allworthy. Later renounced by the Squire for his indiscretions, Tom begins a series of adventures which take him through the English countryside to London society. [1960?].
The last of the Mohicans: a narrative of 1757
By James Fenimore Cooper. 1919
During the 1757 siege of Fort William Henry on Lake George by the French and Iroquois, two daughters of its…commander set out from a neighbouring fort to join their father. First published in 1826. 1919.
By Jane Austen. 1814
First published in 1814, this novel tells of Sir Thomas Bertram's family of Mansfield Park, consisting of his selfish and…indolent wife and his two sons and two daughters. The Bertrams undertake the charge of Fanny Price, a girl of nine, who comes from a large and impecunious household. Fanny, by her modesty and honest disposition, becomes an indispensable member of the group. 1814.
Erewhon (The Penguin English library)
By Samuel Butler, Peter Mudford. 1970