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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 Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Senior demon Screwtape coaches Wormwood in the tempting his "patient" away from God. A masterpiece of reverse theology, giving an inside look at temptation. [More]
Modern
1900-present
MiddlePhilosophy &
Religion
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
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Published in 1819, this classic historical romance unfolds in a 12th-century kingdom torn asunder by the hatred between Saxons and Normans.... [More]
Middle Ages
600-1300
MiddleLiterature
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
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