Frankenstein is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothicism and the prototype of the twentieth-century science-fiction novel. It was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare, and was written over the next eleven months in largely morbid circumstances.
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L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the ﬁrst uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was ﬁrst published in 1900.
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Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God. This edition features maps.
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Eleven-year-old Sterling found Rascal–a mischievous, intelligent, and most engaging young raccoon–in a hollow stump in the woods. Adopted into a household that included Sterling’s absentminded father, four skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, and a half-finished 18-foot canoe in the living room, Rascal became Sterling’s constant companion–and ate, slept, and even went to school with him.
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How did the leopard get its spots. These entertaining stories, drawn from the tales Kipling's Indian nurses told to him, answer this question -- and many more. Kipling created the enchantment of the dawn of the world, when animals could talk and think like people.
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KIDNAPPED is a memoir of the activities of David Balfour in the year 1751. Young Balfour is cheated of his inheritance by his malicious Uncle Ebenezer who has him kidnapped and put on a ship bound for the Carolinas. Not many days underway, the ship runs into a small boat in the fog.
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A simple-hearted Mole, a Water Rat with a flair for poetry, and a wealthy, boastful Toad with a passion for motor cars are the principal characters in Grahame's tale. In this animal story concerned with the small creatures of field, woods and river bank, the author shows an enduring depth of feeling for his subjects.
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THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is a story of family cooperation and mutual support set on an exotic distant island. The tale, the most famous imitation of Defoe's ROBINSON CRUSOE, was concocted by Johann Wyss's father for the enjoyment of his sons. The sons pooled their talents in writing, illustrating and editing to produce this popular classic.
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The warmth, whimsy and charm of these animal stories have made them favorites with generations of children and adults. Included in this collection. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Potter); The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Potter); The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (Burgess); The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Potter); The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (Potter); The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (Burgess); The Tale of Mrs.
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If you'd like to meet a real cow puncher, you'll enjoy Clint, the bronc peeler. He'll tell you all about his favorite pony, Smoky, who lived a full horse's life in cow country in the early 1900s. Will James, himself a cowboy and rancher, tells this story with the warmth that only love of an animal can inspire.
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OLD YELLER is the eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country of the 1860s. It is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience. The big yellow dog showed up out of nowhere one night and stole a side of pork. When Travis went after him the next morning, the dog started yelling like a baby and became Old Yeller.
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