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Works: 1,962 works in 2,232 publications in 3 languages and 34,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Novels  Romances 
Classifications: PR4558, 823.8
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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It adds to the charm of this book to remember that it is virtually a picture of the author's own boyhood. It is an excellent picture of the life of a struggling English youth in the middle of the last century. The pictures of Canterbury and London are true pictures and through these pages walk one of Dickens' wonderful processions of characters, quaint and humorous, villainous and tragic. Nobody cares for Dickens heroines, least of all for Dora, but take it all in al, l this book is enjoyed by young people more than any other of the great novelist. After having read this you will wish to read Nicholas Nickleby for its mingling of pathos and humor, Martin Chuzzlewit for its pictures of American life as seen through English eyes, and Pickwick Papers for its crude but boisterous humor
The epistles of Paul the apostle to the Thessalonians : authorized (King James) version( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Epistle of the Apostle Paul to Timothy( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Epistle of the Apostle Paul to Philemon( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Hebrews( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epistles of Paul the Apostle( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epistles of Paul the apostle to the Corinthians authorized (King James) version( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthem by Ayn Rand( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He lived in the Dark Ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilisation, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: He had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone
Edinburgh : picturesque notes by Robert Louis Stevenson( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written during his travels around Scotland, Stevenson'sEdinburgh was used as a travel guide to the country for a while after its publishing in 1879
The errand boy, or, How Phil Brent won success by Horatio Alger( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Philip Brent leaves his small hometown to seek his fortune in 1880s New York after his spiteful stepmother reveals that instead of being his late father's beloved only son, he is of unknown parentage and must fend for himself
The man in the iron mask by Alexandre Dumas( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around the incident of the mysterious and unfortunate prisoner in the Bastille, Dumas concludes the adventures of the three musketeers
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published serially in 1868, Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone" is generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone, a large and valuable, yellow diamond, plundered from an Indian temple by Colonel Herncastle during the Siege of Seringapatam, is rumored to bring bad luck to its owner. The Colonel bequeathes the diamond to his niece Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. At her birthday party, Rachel wears the Moonstone for all to see, later that night the priceless stone is stolen again and an investigation ensues to discover the identity of the thief and recover the jewel. When Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel's household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels," and described by G. K. Chesterton as "probably the best detective tale in the world," "The Moonstone" is one of Wilkie Collins's most popular works which influenced the development of an entirely new genre of fiction. The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a novelist's attention to psychological detail, a diarist's love of personal history, and a moralist's penchant for spinning parables, the Roman writer Plutarch created an altogether new kind of biographical history with his Parallel Lives, a series of paired portraits of major figures from classical Greece and Rome. In this program, Plutarch himself is held up for scrutiny, and he gives an extraordinary accounting of himself. Philosopher, priest of the Temple of Apollo, benefactor, and early advocate for the education of women, Plutarch practiced what he preached: "The virtues of these great men serve me as a sort of looking-glass, in which I may see how to adjust and adorn my own life." Passages from Parallel Lives are interspersed throughout the program, highlighting both Plutarch's style and his substance
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Orczy( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apparent English dandy rescues noble Frenchmen from the guillotine under the name of the Scarlet Pimpernel
The romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love, 'The Romance of Tristan and Iseult' is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law
The life of Robert Louis Stevenson for boys and girls by Jacqueline Overton( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharsalia : dramatic episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an eBook
Swann's way by Marcel Proust( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the first book of Proust's monumental work "Remembrance of Things Past", introducing such themes as the destructive force of obsessive love, the allure and the consequences of transgressive sex, and the selective eye that shapes memories
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1899, novel Lord Jim is both a riveting sea adventure and a fascinating portrait of a unique outcast from civilization. One long evening, over cigars and brandy, the seasoned sea captain, Marlow, recalls the life of a handsome young first mate who loses his ship and his honor, but becomes a god. As his friends listen and question, the powerful and eloquent story of Lord Jim unfolds. Joseph Conrad's novels are timeless. The images he creates in Lord Jim, of man's struggle to maintain a balance between morality and human weakness, have been echoed in countless other novels and major motion pictures
 
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