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The Canterbury Tales

By: Geoffrey Chaucer; Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939
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The Importance of Being Earnest : A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

By: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

Clark Library copy: 4 p.l., 181, [1] p

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

By: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933, Illustrator

The adventures of a young boy and a run-away slave as they float down the Mississippi on a raft

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Mark Twain
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Pride and Prejudice

By: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920, Illustrator

Family ; Courtship

The romantic clash of two opinionated people in England; The romantic clash of two opinionated people in England

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898; Tenniel, John, Sir 1820-1914
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Candide

By: Voltaire

Excerpt: Chapter 1. HOW CANDIDE WAS BROUGHT UP IN A MAGNIFICIENT CASTLE AND HOW HE WAS DRIVEN THENCE In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of Thunder?ten?tronckh, lived a youth whom Nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. His face was the true index of his mind. He had a solid judgment joined to the most unaffected simplicity; and hence, I presume, he had his name of Candide. The old servants of the house suspected him to have been...

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The Devil's Dictionary

By: Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914; Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914 Cynic's Word Book

Published in part in 1906 under title: The cynic's word book

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The Pickwick Papers

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: THE first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice dis...

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A Modest Proposal

By: Jonathan Swift

Excerpt: It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads and cabbin?doors crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags, and ...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
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Don Quixote

By: Miquel De Cervantes

Excerpt: THE AUTHOR?S Preface Idle reader: thou mayest believe me without any oath that I would this book, as it is the child of my brain, were the fairest, gayest, and cleverest that could be imagined. But I could not counteract Nature?s law that everything shall beget its like; and what, then, could this sterile, illtilled wit of mine beget but the story of a dry, shrivelled, whimsical offspring, full of thoughts of all sorts and such as never came into any other imagi...

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The Three Musketeers

By: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Translation of: Les trois mousquetaires

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Three men in a boat (to say nothing of the dog)

By: Jerome, Jerome Klapka, 1859-1927

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain
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Tartuffe; Comedy in Five Acts, 1669

By: Moliere
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The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories

By: P.G. Wodehouse

Excerpt: BILL THE BLOODHOUND. There?s a divinity that shapes out ends. Consider the case of Henry Pifield Rice, detective. I must explain Henry early, to avoid disappointment. If I simply said he was a detective, and let it go at that, I should be obtaining the reader?s interest under false pretences. He was really only a sort of detective, a species of sleuth. At Stafford?s International Investigation Bureau, in the Strand, where he was employed, they did not require hi...

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My Man Jeeves

By: P.G. Wodehouse

Excerpt: LEAVE IT TO JEEVES Jeeves?my man, you know?is really a most extraordinary chap. So capable. Honestly, I shouldn't know what to do without him. On broader lines he?s like those chappies who sit peering sadly over the marble battlements at the Pennsylvania Station in the place marked ?Inquiries.? You know the Johnnies I mean. You go up to them and say: ?When?s the next train for Melonsquashville, Tennessee?? and they reply, without stopping to think, ?Two?forty?th...

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The Divine Comedy

By: Alighieri, Dante, 1265-1321
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