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A selection of classics from around the world.

 

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The Woman in the Dunes

The Woman in the Dunes
Abe, Kōbō

In this hauntingly beautiful tale, Niki Jumpei, a scientist in search of a rare beetle, stumbles upon a strange village where the inhabitants live in sandpits, and becomes imprisoned with an outcast widow. (Japan)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits
Allende, Isabel

The dramatic, turbulent history of Latin America told through four generations of the Trueba family up until the 1973 assassination of Chilean president Allende, the author's uncle. (Chile)


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 22 copies

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Ficciones

Ficciones
Borges, Jorge Luis

A surreal short story collection of tales blending the fantastic and the mundane, tied together by themes of illusion, time, puzzles and the nature of identity. (Argentina)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Master & Margarita

The Master & Margarita
Bulgakov, Mikhail

In this delightful, dreamlike satire, banned for 30 years, the Devil and his talking cat come to Stalinist Moscow to strike a Faustian bargain. (Russia)


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 4 copies

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Don Quixote

Don Quixote
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

After reading one too many adventures, Don Quixote ventures forth on a swaybacked mare with his faithful squire Sancho, to fight for the honor of an unattainable damsel, in a land that has forgotten how to dream. (Spain)


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 9 copies

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The Moonstone

The Moonstone
Collins, Wilkie

In the first-ever police mystery, the disappearance of the Moonstone diamond on Rachel Verinder's birthday spurs an investigation by the dogged Sergeant Cuff, who uncovers more than simple theft. (England)


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 7 copies

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist
Dickens, Charles

By turns hilarious and terrifying, this tale of a young man determined to escape the life of a common pickpocket and better his chances in the world features truly unforgettable characters. (England)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

When wicked and debauched landowner Fyodor Karamozov is murdered, his three radically different sons each seek and find where guilt lies. This epic saga of evil and redemption is a profound and gripping read. (Russia)


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 2 copies

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre

Edmond Dantès, separated from his beloved fiancée, betrayed by his friend, and unjustly imprisoned for 15 years, returns from exile to exact magnificent revenge at the point of a sword. (France)


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 10 copies

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Middlemarch

Middlemarch
Eliot, George

This panorama of 19th-century provincial society comes to life in a multi-faceted story of its inhabitants who, like Dorothea Brooks, search for happiness in love and significant lives. (England)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 22 copies

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