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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Kate Douglas Wiggin (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423710

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a delightful children's novel in the vein of Anne of Green Gables. Written by Kate Douglas Wiggin, it tells the story of a young girl (Rebecca) who goes to live with her two dour aunts. Rebecca injects joy into their lives and finds a way to keep her impoverished family afloat.

Sir Nigel

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423888

Nigel Loring is at a crossroads: his family was ravished by the Black Death and now the local monks have set their eyes on his family’s welfare. To make a name for himself, he joins the army of King Edward III of England. Can he restore the family’s pride and wealth?

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423635

This is a novel about manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.

William Shakespeare: Poems

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423581

Besides his notorious plays, William Shakespeare wrote many poems throughout his life, including 154 sonnets as well as many lyric descriptions from the Greek and Roman mythology like Venus and Adonis or The Rape of Lucrece. In all of them, the Bard of Avon twisted and bent the rules of the Old English language creating a unique and stupendous lyric masterpiece that awe us to this day.

Aristotle's Poetics

Aristotle (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423611

Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and outlines the foundation of the Western critical tradition.

Victor Hugo: Poems

Victor Hugo (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423598

Victor Hugo is not only known for his complex novels but also for his beautiful poetry. In his poems, Hugo touches a variety of subjects, from religion and royalism to nature and liberalism all striving to be spontaneous and sublime.

Dostoevsky's Short Stories

Fyodor Dostoevsky (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423833

This collection contains: An Honest Thief; A Novel in Nine Letters; An Unpleasant Predicament; Another Man's Wife; The Heavenly Christmas Tree; The Peasant Marey; The Crocodile Bobok; and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man.

On Christmas Day in the Morning

Grace S. Richmond (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423468

The Fernalds are scattered all across the land. So the elderly must face yet another lonely Christmas. But a son of theirs has other plans. He wants to bring them all together for Christmas and bring joy in their parent’s dull lives. How will he succeed?

Mark Twain's Speeches

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423208

Mark Twain's Speeches have delighted audiences for over one hundred years. Filled with wit and wry observation, these speeches are enjoyable to read and excellent examples of the way to entertain and persuade a crowd.

Martin Eden

Jack London (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423215

An interesting, semi-autobiographical novel, this is the story about a struggling young writer who thirsts for knowledge, self-improvement, and to join the upper ranks of the intelligent and cultured within his society.

Mansfield Park

Jane Austen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423178

Fanny Price is a young little lady who has the unique opportunity to escape her modest upbringing and live a wealthy life with her aunt and four cousins. She quickly finds out however that status isn’t everything. When Henry and Mary Crawford arrive at Mansfield Park, she starts to question the English aristocratic morality. What will she choose: a life of wealth or a life of happiness?

Persuasion

Jane Austen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423543

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel, and tells the story of Anne Elliot who is persuaded not to marry the love of her life because he is poor and without connections. When she encounters him eight years later, he has become wealthy and is determined to marry anyone but Anne.

Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France

Marie de France (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423253

Although she was born in France, Marie spent almost all her life in England, at the royal court of King Henry II, in the 12th century. There she wrote a series of rhymed fairy tales known as Breton lai or lays inspired from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France are a collection of 12 such poems written to both instruct and entertain the reader.

Michael Strogoff or, The Courier of the Czar

Jules Verne (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423284

Michael Strogoff, the brave courier, must warn the Governor-General of Siberia that the fierce Feofar-Khan is pouring his men into Siberia and fomenting rebellion. This is widely considered to be one of Verne's best novels.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423352

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by a former slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. The text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

Moby Dick

Herman Melville (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423307

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is a novel by Herman Melville considered an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance. Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, a white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation as a Great American Novel grew during the twentieth century.

Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman

Mary Shelley (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423192

Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft is a feminist novel set in 18th century England at a time when women were just mere assets to men. Having woken up in the wrong marriage, Maria tries to escape her husband, and instead is imprisoned in an asylum. There she meets warden Jemima, a woman abused as a child, and fellow inmate Henry Darnford, sane but living a chaotic life. Maria ends up falling in love with Henry preparing us for an open ending with many twists and turns.

North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423376

Forced to move from the traditional south of England to the north to the industrialized Milton, Margaret Hale slowly but steadily learns the new ways of Victorian society. At first, she resents the town and its people. However, as time goes on, she gets more and more involved defending the working class and standing by them in their was against mill owner John Thornton, a member of the New Rich. Soon, the arguments between Margaret and John take an unusual turn.

Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423550

Read the original adventures in Neverland! Join Peter, Wendy and all of the Lost Boys for J.M. Barrie's original adventure in Neverland.

Omoo

Herman Melville (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423451

Omoo is basically a fiction-driven adventure novel based on Herman Melville’s South Pacific seamanship experience. The novel is a sequel to Typee; this time, the action is set on the remote islands of Tahiti and includes mutiny, recruiting new members, facing cannibalistic local tribes and handling the mutineers. How will the story end?

Michael O'Halloran

Gene Stratton-Porter (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423277

Michael O’Halloran is the charming Gene Stratton-Porter novel of an orphaned newspaper seller who asks nothing of the world except to "be square". The book presents a vivid description of American life in 1914 and, though the characters suffer many hardships, the overall tone is so upbeat that it's easy to see why this book outsold "Pollyanna" in 1916. Stratton-Porter's skill as a naturalist make the country scenes especially vibrant. Her ear for dialog is unsurpassed showing the reader that, if life in America wasn't like this, it should have been. Readers of this book will be led to wonder if children and adults did speak this nicely to each other once upon a time, and if the world would be a better place if everyone could just "be square".

Master and Man

Leo Tolstoy (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423239

This is the story of Vasili Andreevich and his servant Nikita, trapped for the night in a snowdrift, struggling to survive against the gathering intensity of a storm.

Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423536

After the death of his family at just five years of age, Louis de Conte is sent to a small village to live with a priest. There he meets Joan of Arc, a young peasant girl who would change French history forever. Enchanted by Joan, Louis de Conte becomes her servant and also her biographer.

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423444

This is the story of an orphan, Oliver, who endures a miserable existence in a poor house. He escapes and flees to London where he joins a gang of pick pockets.

One of Ours

Willa Cather (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423482

Claude tries to escapes from his family firm grasp who want him pious and working at their family farm in Nebraska. He marries in his attempt to escape only to realize that his wife is not interested at all in him. That’s when another opportunity arises: going overseas and fight for the American army in World War One.