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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleLiterature
Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
Few compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, and successful diplomat. [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleBiography
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is... [More]
1800'sMiddleLiterature
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Few books capture both the simplicity and complexities of American life quite like these enduring "boyhood" classics by Mark Twain. The... [More]
1800'sMiddleLiterature
The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland is the most famous of the "chansons de geste" (songs of deeds) of the Middle Ages. It provides a fascinating view into... [More]
Middle Ages
600-1300
MiddleLiterature
Daniel Boone by Daniel Boone
First published in the early 1800s, this true-life account set the record straight on the mythic Daniel Boone and established him as an... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleBiography
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, as icons of the true meaning of Christmas. [More]
1800'sMiddleLiterature
Carry On Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Readers today are still fascinated by "Nat," an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a... [More]
1800'sMiddleGeneral
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Forced to leave her sunny Caribbean home for the bleak Connecticut Colony, Kit Tyler is filled with trepidation. As they sail up the river... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleHistorical
Fiction
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Shipwrecked castaway Lemuel Gulliver's encounters with the petty, diminutive Lilliputians, the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the abstracted... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
MiddleLiterature
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