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Eight-year-old "Scout" Finch tells of life in a small Alabama town where her father is a lawyer.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Call Number: FIC Ste
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Call Number: FIC Spy
After Heidi, an orphan, builds a strong bond with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps, she is sent into town to attend school and be a friend to a wealthy man's daughter, who is restricted to a wheelchair, but Heidi's health begins to fail as her desire to return to her home in the mountains increases.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Call Number: FIC Lon
Buck, a dog that has been forced into the harsh life of a sled dog, befriends a man seeking his fortune in the Klondike gold fields, and must ultimately decide whether to stay with his master or obey his instinct to join the wolves.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Call Number: FIC Alc
The story of the four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and their trials growing into young ladies in a very poor home in nineteenth-century New England.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three otherworldly women, when they set out to find Meg's father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Call Number: FIC Car
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of fantastic and amusing creatures.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Call Number: FIC Twa
The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Call Number: FIC Bur
Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Call Number: FIC Bro
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
Three Novels of New York by Edith Wharton
Call Number: FIC Wha
The House of Mirth is the story of Lily Bart, who needs a rich husband but refuses to marry without both love and money. The Custom of the Country follows the marriages and affairs of Undine Spragg, who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence concerns the passionate bond that develops between the newly engaged Newland Archer and his finacee's cousin, the Countess Olenska, new to New York and newly divorced.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Call Number: FIC Wil
A wealthy English gentleman trades his soul to remain eternally young while his portrait ages.
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Call Number: FIC Sal
Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Call Number: FIC Mor
An eleven-year-old African-American girl in Ohio, in the early 1940s, prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be beautiful.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Call Number: FIC Tol
In nineteenth-century Russia, the wife of an important government official loses her family and social status when she chooses the love of Count Vronsky over a passionless marriage.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Call Number: FIC Fit
Tells the tragic love story of Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, a dashing, enigmatic millionaire obsessed with an elusive, spoiled young woman.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Call Number: FIC Ste
Sustained by the hope of someday owning a farm of their own, two migrant laborers arrive to work on a ranch in central California.
A thirteen-year-old Dutch-Jewish girl records her impressions of the two years she and seven others spent hiding from the Nazis before they were discovered and taken to concentration camps.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Call Number: 822.33 SHAKESPEARE Tra Mac
Presents Shakespeare's drama about a man who kills the king of Scotland in order to claim the throne for himself.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Call Number: 812.52 MILLER
resents Arthur Miller's play in which a vengeful teenager in 1692 Salem accuses her former lover and his wife of witchcraft.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Call Number: 812.52 HANSBERRY Nem
A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.
The Odyssey by Homer
Call Number: 883.01 HOME
A modern verse translation of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey," which recounts the experiences of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Call Number: 921 DOU
An autobiographical account by Frederick Douglass that chronicles his experiences with his owners and overseers, and discusses how slavery affected both slaves and slaveholders.
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Call Number: 576.82 DAR
Presents Charles Darwin's influential text in which he argues that species change over time, evolving or dying out entirely, through the process of natural selection.
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov
Call Number: 891.7 CHEKHOV
Chekhov's last play, written in 1904, tells the story of an aristocratic Russian family that struggles to maintain their status in a changing world as they are faced with the prospect of selling the family estate to a land developer in order to pay off their debts.
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Call Number: 813.52 EMERSON
Presents the major essays, poetry, and speeches of nineteenth-century American writer-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.
ClassicLiterature is a novel that represents a genre or a writing style, or it can be a novel that makes a contribution to literature.
There are all kinds of classics, from horror classics to romance classics, from novels that sold millions of copies to a novel that changed how a genre was written.