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The Call of the Wild

by Jack London Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Call of the Wild was published in 1903 and set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. The main character is a dog named Buck, stolen from his home in California and sold into service as a sled dog in...


Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Gregor Samsa awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect. The story follows Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new reality while maintaining relationships with his family. Kafka's celebrated...


The Thirty-Nine Steps

by John Buchan Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Thirty-Nine Steps introduces us to Richard Hannay, John Buchan's wily hero of five novels. A major influence on spy fiction, the novel has been adapted for the cinema on numerous occasions. Alfred Hitchcock's...


The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

After losing her parents in an earthquake, a young girl named Mary Lennox is sent to live in England with her reclusive uncle. There she discovers a magical secret garden that once belonged to her aunt. With...


Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Oscar Wilde's satiric comedy was first staged in London in 1892. Lady Windermere grows suspicious of her husband's interest in Mrs. Erlynne but the truth of the matter is not as it appears . . .

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Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

A largely autobiographical work, Agnes Grey is the tale of a lowly governess in the employ of the English gentry. The novel examines the contempt and inhumanity shown towards the poor though educated women of...


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by Anne Brontë Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Anne Brontë's second novel, published in 1848, tells the story of the young widow, Helen Graham, who takes up residence at Wildfell Hall with her son and servant. What -- or who -- is she hiding from?

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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Victor Frankenstein, an unorthodox scientist, creates a grotesque human-like creature in an experiment gone awry. His monster has become one of the most recognized characters in all of literature. The original...


The Memoirs of Fanny Hill

by John Cleland Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Written while the author was in prison in London, The Memoirs of Fanny Hill is the notorious pornographic novel that has been in print since 1748.

Follow the many adventures of Frances "Fanny" Hill, as she embarks...


The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Red Badge of Courage is the fictionalized account of a Union soldier's life in the American Civil War. It recounts the experiences of lowly private Henry Fleming, who dreams of honour won on the battlefield....


Aesop's Fables

by Aesop Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

It is believed that Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 B.C. This illustrated collection contains 110 of his celebrated fables.

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Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Betrayed by his uncle Ebenezer, young David Balfour is kidnapped and held captive aboard The Covenant, a ship headed to the Americas. Disaster aboard ship leads to David being washed up on the shore of a Scottish...


Justine

by Marquis de Sade Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Marquis de Sade's notorious 1791 novel is narrated by Justine, who recounts the story of her life before being executed for her crimes. It is a tale of degradation, torture, and sexual slavery, and was so...


Villette

by Charlotte Brontë Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

“Villette! Villette! . . . It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre." So wrote George Eliot about Charlotte Brontë's most autobiographical novel.

Villette recounts the true story of Brontë's unrequited...


Shirley

by Charlotte Brontë Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Charlotte Brontë followed up the very successful publication of Jane Eyre with Shirley, a social chronicle of England during the Napoleonic wars and Luddite revolts of 1811-12. The novel contrasts two very...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

A self-effacing governess wins the affections of her employer only to find that he's hiding a terrible secret.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan Doyle Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a novel-length Sherlock Holmes adventure published in 1902. It was the first appearance of the great detective since his implied death in the story collection The Memoirs of...


The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

This short novel can't be beat for sheer creepiness. When a governess takes charge of two children at an isolated English estate, she soon realizes they are under the influence of something -- or someone --...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, along with its companion piece, Rip Van Winkle is one of the best-known short stories to have come from America -- though written while Irving was living abroad in England. Best...


Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Joseph Conrad's much-lauded novel explores the differences between "barbarian" and "civilized" societies. Heart of Darkness served as the basis for Francis Ford Coppola's legendary Apocalypse Now.

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Silas Marner

by George Eliot Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Silas Marner is, in George Eliot's own words, "a story of old-fashioned village life." Along with its genial humour, the book contains complex ironies and pointed social criticism. One of Eliot's best.

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The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Anton Chekhov's The Seagull was written in 1895 and first staged in 1896. It concerns the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters, all dissatisfied with life. Some desire love. Some...


Brother Jacob

by George Eliot Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

In Brother Jacob, George Eliot explores the relationship between the self-centered, ambitious David Faux and his slow-witted brother, Jacob.

David Faux imagines that the greatest profession in the world must...


The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne examines guilt, retribution, and atonement -- themes central to his The Scarlet Letter.

The Pyncheon family, long-time inhabitants the house, are cursed....


Twice-Told Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

As with his longer works Hawthorne concerns himself in these stories with themes of sin, guilt, and redemption.

Twice-Told Tales contains 36 stories in two volumes.

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The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Nathaniel Hawthorne's most popular and enduring work. Set in 17th-century Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter tells the story of Hester Prynne, who has conceived a daughter through an adulterous affair....


The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Considered one of the greatest achievements in Russian literature, The Idiot made its debut in 1869. Prince Myshkin, a gentle, compassionate man, falls in love with two very different women amid the intrigues...


The Velveteen Rabbit

by Margery Williams Bianco Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is the charming story of a toy rabbit's quest to become real through the love of his owner. This short novel has been a favourite of children and their parents...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Little Women is an autobiographical account of the author and her three sisters growing up during the Civil War in Concord, Massachusetts. These were the happiest years of their lives even though they faced...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . in London and Paris, in the years leading up to the American and French Revolutions. Amid the social unrest, Dickens' main characters are all resurrected...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Hard Times tells the story of Thomas Gradgrind, a headmaster in the fictional industrial city of Coketown. An exploration of the changes brought about by the industrial revolution, particularly as they impacted...


David Copperfield

by Charles Dickens Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

As in so many of Dickens' tales, the powerful abuse the weak and exploitation rules. David Copperfield is the semi-autobiographical tale of a young man's journey from an impoverished childhood to the discovery...


Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

A humble orphan becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

First published in 1860, Great Expectations was Charles Dickens's second to last completed novel. It has been adapted for the screen...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 to great popular and critical acclaim. Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation into a kinder, gentler man after visitations by a series of ghosts has become an inseparable...


Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The best-known of all Dickens' novels, Oliver Twist has been adapted for the screen on numerous occasions, most notably the 1968 musical Oliver!, which won the Oscar for best picture. The original novel, the...


This Side of Paradise

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Fitzgerald's first novel was an instant success and established his literary reputation. In it he weaves elements of his years at Princeton, his military career, and the courtship of his wife Zelda (Rosalind)...


Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Flappers and Philosophers is Fitzgerald's first short story collection, published in 1920, immediately following his smash debut novel, This Side of Paradise. The collection contains 8 stories: "The Offshore...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Wealthy Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest girls are forced to seek financial security through marriage.

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Persuasion

by Jane Austen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel, published in 1817.

At the age of nineteen, Anne Elliott fell deeply in love with handsome naval captain Frederick Wentworth. But with neither fortune nor rank...


Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her aunt and uncle at Mansfield Park. Clever, studious, and a gifted writer, Fanny is soon possessed of beauty as well and comes to the attention of a neighbor,...


Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Young Miss Catherine Morland's obsession with Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in matters of the heart. Classic Jane Austen -- romantic, witty and deeply satisfying.

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

First published in 1813, Jane Austen's masterful novel of manners is one of the most popular works of English literature. Two hundred years after its debut it continues to delight.

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Emma

by Jane Austen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Emma is perhaps Jane Austen's most complex character. Her hubris -- and capacity for self-delusion -- in the (mis)management of other people's affairs sets the table for a satisfying comedy of self-discovery....


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Respected scientist Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that transforms him into his alter ego, the depraved Mr. Hyde, who indulges in acts of lust and brutality. Both a page-turner and an exploration of good and evil,...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, comes into possession of a treasure map left by the unfortunate Captain Billy Bones. So begins a journey that will take Jim -- and a rowdy band...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

This lusty and uproarious tale of adventure has delighted readers since 1726. Originally intended as biting political satire, the book's imaginative feats have turned it into a classic for the ages -- a tale...


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Anna Karenina chronicles the doomed love affair between Anna and the dashing Count Vronsky. Married to a much older man, tragedy unfolds when Anna risks all in pursuit a more passionate and fulfilling life....


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

A nostalgic return to the world of 19th-century rural Missouri -- a world of endless summers and desperate adventures, seen through the eyes of that most lovable of American heroes. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the subject of much debate since its publication in 1884. The novel has been criticized for its coarse language and racial stereotypes, but it remains a bona fide...


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Oscar Wilde's only novel. Dorian Gray sells his soul in a bid to maintain eternal youth and beauty. Only his portrait will age. As with all such bargains, however, there will be a reckoning.

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