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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:3176  Date:1846 - 2017  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Fables, History

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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:3338  Date:1900 - 2026  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Fables, Fables

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Aesop's fables

by:Aesop

An illustrated collection of stories told by the Greek slave, Aesop, whose wisdom so impressed one master that he was set free.

Editions:1815  Date:1221 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Fables, Fables, Fables, Juvenile works

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

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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:871  Date:1980 - 2018  Genre(s):Fables, Fables, Fables, Novels, Novels

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The fables of Aesop

by:Aesop

Adaptations of eighty-two of Aesop's best known fables. Includes a brief history of the fables.

Editions:314  Date:1484 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Fables, Juvenile works

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The Thurber carnival

by:Thurber, James, 1894-1961

As James Thurber writes in his preface, "This book contains a selection of the stories and drawings the old boy did in his prime, a period which extended roughly from the year Lindbergh flew the Atlantic to the day coffee was rationed. He presents this to his readers with his sincere best wishes for a happy new world." The Thurber Carnival, which the Saturday Review called "one of the absolutely essential books of our time," was a phenomenal bestseller when it was first published in 1945. The omnibus, virtually all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, draws from such Thurber classics as My World and Welcome to It, My Life and Hard Times, Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated, The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bedroom, and Men, Women and Dogs. - Publisher.

Editions:187  Date:1931 - 2014  Genre(s):Humor, Humorous fiction

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Fables

by:Lobel, Arnold

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

Editions:56  Date:1976 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fables, Fables, Short stories

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

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Henderson, the rain king : a novel

by:Bellow, Saul

The spirited adventures of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home in deepest Africa.

Editions:391  Date:1956 - 2017  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Fables, Fables, Fables

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