Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110982

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Thwarted romance between Anne Elliot (Austen's sweetest, most appealing heroine) and Captain Frederick Wentworth. Finely drawn characters, gentle satire, genteel life in the English countryside.
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The Suicide Club

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486414164

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

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Short story trilogy involving a club for people who wish to end their lives. The "Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts," "Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk," and "The Adventure of the Hansom Cab" chronicle the exploits of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and Colonel Geraldine through some of 19th-century London's most dangerous haunts.
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The Moon and Sixpence

Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115267

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, the tale remains controversial even today.
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Great Speeches

Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153614

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Includes 27 masterly speeches: First Inaugural Address, message to Congress after Pearl Harbor ("a day that will live in infamy"), Fireside Chats, Fourth Inaugural Address, many more.
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Swann's Way

Author: Marcel Proust

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611533X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The first volume of the 7-part masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, Swann's Way introduces the reader to Charles Swann, a wealthy connoisseur in 19th-century Paris and a victim of an agonizing romance.
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The School for Scandal

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153630

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115151

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages, where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. His quick wit saves his life and turns him into a celebrity.
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The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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