The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Published: May 17, 1900
Publisher: Public Domain Books
ASIN: B0083ZRAJS
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: Oz #1
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Join Dorothy Gale, Toto, and all of her friends as they explore the incredible land of Oz. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is American’s most enduring fairy tale. From the moment Dorothy puts on the silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers by MGM to take advantage of their new advance in movie making: color) until the moment she clicks her heels and returns home to Kansas you will be swept away and captivated by her extraordinary story.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll
Published: 1865
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN13: 9780553213454
Format: Paperback
Series: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps the most popular heroine in English literature. Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the Alice books–with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.–by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children’s literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps, as Dodgson might have said, Alice is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up–or down, or all turned round–as seen through the expert eyes of a child.

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Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

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recommendedTitle: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Published: 1813
Publisher: Public Domain Books
ASIN: B000JMLFLW
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Series: N/A
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When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

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