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Dead Souls

by:Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852

Dead Souls is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy. Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these "souls" as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman.-Amazon.com.

Editions:947  Date:1827 - 2020  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Satire

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The confidence-man : his masquerade

by:Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

The name Herman Melville is synonymous with the pinnacle of American literary achievement, and many regard his novel.

Editions:258  Date:1857 - 2020  Genre(s):Satire, Allegories, Satirical literature

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Stone cold

by:Baldacci, David

"Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet, a war on two fronts"--Provided by the publisher.

Editions:114  Date:2007 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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The great brain

by:Fitzgerald, John Dennis

The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah, are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain's schemes for gaining prestige or money.

Editions:81  Date:1967 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Juvenile works, Historical fiction

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Swindle

by:Korman, Gordon

After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back.

Editions:28  Date:2000 - 2013  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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Rain man

by:Levinson, Barry

A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he considers is his 3 million dollar inheritance, he is in for an even bigger surprise-the autistic brother he never knew he had!

Editions:281  Date:1984 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Road films, Feature films, Road films

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The heist : a novel

by:Evanovich, Janet

Just when it seems that international crook Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill -- if the two don't kill each other first.

Editions:47  Date:2013 - 2016  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Humorous fiction, Suspense fiction, American, Mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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Fly by night

by:Hardinge, Frances

Mosca Mye and her homicidal goose, Saracen, travel to the city of Mandelion on the heels of smooth-talking con-man, Eponymous Clent.

Editions:35  Date:2004 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction

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The chase : a novel

by:Evanovich, Janet

"FBI Agent Kate O'Hare is a force of nature, and she's lived for one thing and one thing only: to put the slippery conman known as Nicolas Fox behind bars. Nick is a fed's worst nightmare: exceptionally talented in his line of work, known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons. In a cruel twist of fate, Kate's bosses at the FBI force her to covertly partner up with Nick to take down big league crime. Their adventures continue in this exciting second novel in the series"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:49  Date:2013 - 2015  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Suspense fiction, American

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The seer of shadows

by:Avi, 1937-

In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.

Editions:19  Date:2008 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):History, Ghost stories, Ghost stories, Juvenile works, Horror fiction

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