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St. Mary Academy - Bay View Library: Classics

Some Classic Reads

 

 

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by L. Carroll

Alice encounters many unusual situations when she falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by J. Verne

A 19th-century sci-fi tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and undersea world.

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Around the World in Eighty Days

by J. Verne

An Englishman, undertakes a hasty world tour as the result of a bet made at his London club.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by M. Twain

Huck Finn, the son of the town drunk, and Jim, an escaped slave, make a break for freedom down the Mississippi River on a raft.

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Little Women

by LM Alcott

Novel about the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters growing into young ladies in 19th-century New England.

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The Call of the Wild

by J. London

The adventures of an unusual dog that is taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

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Black Beauty

by A. Sewell

A 19th-century English horse describes his joyous and heartbreaking life, from idyllic days on a country estate to London's hard, cobblestoned streets.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by JRR Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, wanted to be left alone but a wizard and a band of homeless dwarves draw Bilbo into a quest where he confronts evil orcs, savage wolves, and the great dragon Smaug.

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Robinson Crusoe

by D. Defoe

After Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a deserted island in the 17th century, he endures a lonely struggle for survival.

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The Jungle Book

by R. Kipling

Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a young boy raised by animals in an Indian jungle, and other animal stories.

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Heidi

by J. Spyri

A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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War of the Worlds

by HG Wells

An intellectually superior race invades the Earth.

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The Secret Garden

by FH Burnett

A girl comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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Anne of Green Gables

by LM Montgomery

Anne, an 11-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely middle-aged brother and sister on a farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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The Wizard of Oz

by LF Baum

Dorothy is transported by a cyclone to the magical world of Oz where she makes wonderful friends, battles evil, and must face down a wizard to return home to Kansas.

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Great Expectations

by C. Dickens

Pip, an orphan in Victorian England is plucked from a life of poverty and informed he is to be educated and reared as a gentleman.

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Watership Down

by R. Adams

A group of hardy rabbits share many adventures as they search for a safe place to establish a new warren after the destruction of their community.

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Pride and Prejudice

by J. Austen

In early 19th-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.

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The Pearl

by J. Steinbeck

Kino, a poor Mexican pearl-diver, believes he has received the answer to his prayers when he finds a great pearl worth a fortune, but tragedy soon follows.

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin

by HB Stowe

The story of American slavery and Uncle Tom, an African-American man who never lost his dignity under the most inhumane circumstances

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My Anonia

by W. Cather

Beautiful story of Nebraska pioneers.

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Gulliver’s Travels

by J. Swift

The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, a land of people six inches high, a land of giants, and an island of sorcerers.

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The Old Man and the Sea

by E. Hemingway

An old fisherman battles the sea and sharks to bring home the giant marlin he caught.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by B. Smith

Young girl experiences the problems of growing up in a Brooklyn, New York slum.

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Goodbye Mr. Chips

by J. Hilton

A retired teacher reminisces about the thousands of boys he had known, and his happy marriage.

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Treasure Island

by RL Stevenson

When a boy and his mother find a treasure map and a family friend outfits a ship to sail to the location on the map but discovers too late that half his crew is comprised of pirates.

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The Yearling

by MK Rawlings

A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet.

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The Red Badge of Courage

by S. Crane

During the Civil War, a young soldier matures to manhood as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.

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The Once and Future King

by TH White

Tells the story of the youth and reign of King Arthur, the establishment of the Round Table, and the search for the Holy Grail.

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

by KD Wiggin

Horrified at the thought of caring for talkative, ten-year-old Rebecca, the spinster aunts nevertheless spend seven difficult years raising their niece, rewarding years for all three inhabitants of the little brick house in a small New England town.