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An 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. A compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of readers throughout Victorian England when it was first published. A timeless tale of courage, hope, and strength guaranteed to delight readers. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Cinderella is a must for any child's library, one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her to meet the prince of her dreams. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. There is a ball, a handsome prince and a glass slipper which all contribute to a happy ending. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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The idea for "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" famously came to Robert Louis Stevenson one night in a dream. This graphic novel adaptation has transformed that dream into an exquisite nightmare combining an already-chilling tale with truly haunting artwork. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a respectable London doctor who ends up leading a dreadful double life - as a doctor, and as a cold-blooded murderer. Beautifully illustrated, this classic comic graphic novel immediately captures the imagination of readers. This fascinating moral thriller will rivet fans of Stevenson's original novel and new readers alike. This is a must-have for your digital library.
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Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret to giving life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the tombs to construct a "human" being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. This tale of terror has been a world favorite since it was first published in 1818. Mary Shelley's original novel is not only a masterwork of horror, but it's also considered to be one of the earliest science fiction stories ever written. Beautifully illustrated, this classic, comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages. A must-have for your digital library.
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A beautiful rendition of the classic fairy tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is full of suspense and adventure. Telling the tale of a trespassing little girl who barges into the bears' house uninvited and snoops around, eats their food, and uses their furniture Goldilocks is a story for people of all ages. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Written in the last decade of his life, Great Expectations reveals Dickens's dark attitudes toward Victorian society, its inherent class structure, and its materialism. Yet this novel persists as one of Dickens's most popular. Richly comic and immensely readable, Great Expectations overspills with vividly drawn characters, moral maelstroms, and the sorrow and pity of love. In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the young boy and threatens to kill him unless Pip helps further his escape. Later, Pip finds himself in the ruined garden where he meets the bitter and crazy Miss Havisham and her foster child Estella, with whom he immediately falls in love. After a secret benefactor gives him a fortune, Pip moves to London, where he cultivates great expectations for a life that would allow him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle upper class. As Pip struggles to become a gentleman and is tormented endlessly by the beautiful Estella, he slowly learns the truth about himself and his illusions. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is one of the most revered and loved plays of all time. The tragic tale of a young man who strives to avenge his father's death has been performed and read constantly ever since it first debuted at London's Globe Theatre over four hundred years ago. Madness, family, and revenge are only a handful of the universal themes found in this tale that still holds great meaning to us today. A beautifully illustrated graphic novel as well as classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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A classic tale of a poor wood-cutter, his wife and three daughters who live together in a little hut on the edge of a lonely forest. One morning as the wood-cutter was about to go to work, he said to his wife, "Let my dinner be brought into the forest to me by my eldest daughter, or I shall never get my work done, and in order that she may not miss her way," he added, "I will take a bag of millet with me and strew the seeds on the path." When, the sun was just above the center of the forest, the girl set out on her way with a bowl of soup, but the field-sparrows, and wood-sparrows, larks and finches, blackbirds and siskins had picked up the millet long before, and the girl could not find the track. Find out what happens next. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Called the greatest American novel, Huckleberry Finn follows a boy and a runaway slave as they make their way down the Mississippi. In a world filled with con men and slaves, Huck and Jim have only each other to rely on. Mark Twain blends brilliant satire and social commentary with breathtaking adventure, told in Huck's own wry, observant words. Beautifully illustrated, this classic, comic graphic novel captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of literature and reading. A must-have for your digital library.
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Ivanhoe (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian medievalism. Set at the time of the Norman Conquest, Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and becomes involved in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John. The gripping narrative is structured by a series of conflicts: Saxon versus Norman, Christian versus Jew, men versus women, played out against Scott's unflinching moral realism. A beautifully illustrated comic graphic novel; a classic you will enjoy and treasure.
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