HS Combo 36: Easy Read, Classic, Historical 2017-18

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Cover Image
By Jules Verne, Mendor T. Brunetti (Translated by), Stephen Baxter (Introduction by), Walter James (Afterword by)
$5.06
ISBN: 9780451531698
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Published: Signet - October 5th, 2010

Join Captain Nemo and the Nautilus as they journey into the deep in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction tale.


The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553263572
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Published: Bantam - July 1st, 1982

"This is a novel in the guise of the  tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a  witness to the black militancy of the 1960's.


The Bean Trees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060915544
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 29th, 1989

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on.


The Big Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618154630
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Published: Mariner Books - January 9th, 2002

A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.

 

Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St.


The Birchbark House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786814541
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 13th, 2002

"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.


Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375714382
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Published: Pantheon - May 16th, 2000

There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals, but since its original publication in 1960, when the New York Times hailed it as a "fascinating and remarkable book," Born Free has stood alone in its power to move us.


The Bridge of San Luis Rey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060757502
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 2nd, 2014

This beautiful new edition of Thornton Wilder's classic novel features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material as well as an updated afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, and a foreword by Russell Banks.


The Call of the Wild (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Jack London, Melvin Burgess (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141321059
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial.


Crime and Punishment Cover Image
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leonard Stanton (Introduction by), James D. Jr. Hardy (Introduction by), Sidney Monas (Translated by), Robin Feuer Miller (Afterword by)
$6.76
ISBN: 9780451530066
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Published: Signet - March 7th, 2006

Dostoyevsky’s epic masterpiece, unabridged, with an afterword by Robin Feuer Miller

One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age. 


Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679728894
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Published: Vintage - June 16th, 1990

Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief.


The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Cover Image
By Robert Louis Stevenson, Kelly Hurley (Introduction by), Dan Chaon (Afterword by), Vladimir Nabakov (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9780451532251
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Published: Signet - December 4th, 2012

Robert Louis Stevenson explores the very nature of man in this classic horror novel.

“Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale.”


Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375705243
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2002

In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.


The Good Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743272933
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 15th, 2004

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.

Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S.


Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (Dover Books on Americana) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486438580
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Published: Dover Publications - November 1st, 2004

This simple, unvarnished account recalls the courageous life of Harriet Tubman, one of the best-known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad.


Homeless Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064408196
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Published: HarperCollins - August 21st, 2001

The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai.


Kidnapped (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141326023
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Published: Puffin Books - June 11th, 2009

When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape.


Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250012166
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 1st, 2015

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly


Last of the Breed: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553280425
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1987

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews
 


Little Women (Little Women Series) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Regina Barreca (Introduction by), Susan Straight (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451532084
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Published: Signet - May 1st, 2012

Louisa May Alcott shares the innocence of girlhood in this classic coming of age story about four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.
 


Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060817091
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 11th, 2008

Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.

John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.


My Antonia (The Great Plains Trilogy) Cover Image
By Willa Cather, Marilyn Sides (Introduction by), Terese Svoboda (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451466266
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Published: Signet - March 4th, 2014

Beloved American novelist Willa Cather’s nostalgic classic about life on the Midwest prairie.


Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684801223
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 1995

Told in language of great simplicity and power, this story of courage and personal triumph remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works.

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works.


Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille Cover Image
By Russell Freedman, Kate Kiesler (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780395968888
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 1999

A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.


The Pearl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140177374
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1993

“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”
 


Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Carol Howard (Introduction by), Carol Howard (Notes by)
$4.21
ISBN: 9781593080204
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Published: Barnes & Noble Classics - August 1st, 2003

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780449005613
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143114550
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2008

Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys


The Shadow Riders: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553231328
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Published: Bantam - September 1st, 1982

Dal and Mac Traven left Texas young and idealistic. They came back from opposite sides of a living hell, a war that had torn the nation in two. They wanted only to reclaim their old lives…but one man held their future hostage.


Shane Cover Image
By Jack Schaefer, Roland Smith (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780544239470
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014

I had lain in my bed thinking of our visitor out in the bunk in the barn. It scarce seemed possible that he was the same man I had first seen, stern and chilling in his dark solitude, riding up our road.


Shattered (A Dick Francis Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425201480
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 1st, 2005

After his friend is killed in a horse-racing accident, up-and-coming glass artisan Gerard Logan finds himself embroiled in a deadly search for a stolen videotape--a videotape that just might destroy his own life.


A Tale of Two Cities Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Frederick Busch (Introduction by), A.N. Wilson (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780451530578
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Published: Signet - February 6th, 2007

The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens's famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times...


The Time Machine Cover Image
By H.G. Wells, Marina Warner (Introduction by), Steve Maclean (Notes by), Patrick Parrinder (Editor)
$9.35
ISBN: 9780141439976
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 31st, 2005

Wells's genre-defining novel of time travel


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446310789
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 11th, 1988

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.


Whirligig Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312629113
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Published: Square Fish - October 12th, 2010

With a family always on the move, popularity and the ability to fit in quickly are vital to Brent Bishop's high school survival. When he blows his chances with the girl of his dreams in front of everyone, he's devastated. Brent tries to end it all in a fatal car crash, but instead he finds an unlikely beginning. He's sent on a journey of repentance—a cross-country trip building whirligigs.


Wuthering Heights (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, S. E. Hinton (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141326696
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Published: Puffin Books - March 4th, 2010

Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. When she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all - but still his and Cathy's love will not die . . .