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Lady Authoress, Jane Austen
Classic Juvenile Fiction
The Secret Garden by
Call Number: JUV BUR
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
A Wrinkle in Time by
Call Number: JUV FIC
Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. Includes "An appreciation" by Anna Quindlen and an interview with the author.
The Little Prince by
Call Number: JUV SAI
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
Our Favorite Classics
Some classics we read because we had to or because we felt we ought to. These classics we read because we enjoyed them!
The Age of Innocence by
Call Number: PE1126 .A4 W54725 2008
"Into the narrow social world of New York in the 1870s comes Countess Ellen Olenska, surrounded by shocked whispers about her failed marriage to a rich Polish Count. A woman who leaves her husband can never be accepted in polite society. Newland Arthur is engaged to young May Welland, but the beautiful and mysterious Countess needs his help. He becomes her friend and defender, but friendship with an unhappy, lonely woman is a dangerous path for a young man to follow - especially a young man who is soon to be married." --Back cover
The Catcher in the Rye by
Call Number: PS3537 .A426 C34 1951
Told in a first person narrative, this novel about teenage rebellion is one of the greatest and most challenged books in American Literature.
Jane Eyre by
Call Number: PR4167 .J3 1996
One of the great romances. (Janet Scott)
The Three Musketeers by
Loved The Three Musketeers and all the sequels--pages and pages and pages--you can spend all summer immersed in adventure. (Janet Scott)
To Kill a Mockingbird by
Call Number: PS3562.E353 T6 1960
Both book and movie are inspiring.
For movie, see Call Number FEA TOK on DVD shelves.
A Tale of Two Cities by
Call Number: PR4571 .A1 1987
Charles Dickens' tale of the French Revolution set in both London and Paris is his most famous work.
Call Number: PR6037 .T617 D7 1997
The book which created one of our most enduring monsters, this book tells use the story of a small group of heroes efforts to overcome and destroy the vampire Count Dracula.
The Sun Also Rises by
Call Number: PS3515.E37 S9 1954
Considered to be Hemingway's greatest work this story is set in Paris, Pamplona, and the route in between them. The characters are mostly made up of American and British expatriates.
Call Number: PR1583 .H43 1999
One of the oldest surviving works of English. The poem tells the story of the hero Beowulf and his battles with Grendel, Grendel's mother, and his final battle with a dragon.
Swords & Swashbucklers
The Count of Monte Cristo by
Call Number: Project Gutenberg
The story of Edmond Dantès 20 year plan for revenge on the men who ruined his life and his realization that vengeance hurts those beyond those who betrayed him.
Call Number: Project Gutenberg
This tale of vengeance and forgiveness in a similar vein to the Count of Monte Cristo is set during the French Revolution. Raised by his Godfather, Moreau swears vengeance on the Marquis, who killed his friend.
Wuthering Heights by
Call Number: PR4172 .W7 2009
The passionate love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors.
The Woman in White by
Call Number: PR4494 .W5 1972
One of the first mystery novels and considered one of the great novels.
Call Number: PR5397 F7 1991 & online
One of the greatest works of Gothic Literature this novel is the story of Dr. Frankenstein and the Monster he creates when he tries to play God.