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The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition

by:Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text. A novel that has fascinated readers for over a century, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who attains eternal youth while only his portrait grows old, hidden away in a locked room. Despite the young man's disintegration into a life of crime, his face never reflects the moral decay. Instead, the portrait records every deed by turning his once handsome features into a hideous mask.

Editions:3097  Date:1846 - 2017  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Fables, History

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Aesop's fables


An illustrated collection of Aesop's fables. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary.

Editions:1744  Date:1221 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fables, Fables

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The house of mirth

by:Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

What Galsworthy did for Edwardian England, Wharton did for turn-of-the-century New York, and she did it to perfection in The House of Mirth. Hackles bristle discreetly, lips curl ever-so politely, and every breach of good taste is carefully recorded, as social aspirant Lily Bart launches a desperate bid for a place on the city's elite social register.

Editions:592  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction, Fables

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Editions:557  Date:1945 - 2014  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Fables, Allegories


The alchemist

by:Coelho, Paulo

An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.

Editions:851  Date:1980 - 2016  Genre(s):Fables, Novels, Novels, Fables, Fables

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Fables of Æsop, according to Sir Roger L'Estrange


"This book combines the 1692 translation of the Fables by English journalist Sir Roger L'Estrange with 50 drawings created especially as illustration for the tales by American sculptor, painter, and illustrator Alexander Calder. ... Two hundred and one of the traditional fables are narrated here"--Page 4 of cover.

Editions:347  Date:1484 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Illustrated works

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The fables of La Fontaine

by:La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695

Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, p, e, i, s.

Editions:1007  Date:1647 - 2016

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by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent -- even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101.

Editions:180  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias, Science fiction, Fables



by:Lobel, Arnold

Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.

Editions:53  Date:1976 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fables, Fables, Short stories


Seven blind mice

by:Young, Ed

In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.

Editions:79  Date:1991 - 2013  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Stories in rhyme, Stories in rhyme, Folklore

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