The Island of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells (1896)

My Edition: Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau Author: H.G. Wells Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC, Kindle Edition Device: Kindle Fire Year: 1896 Pages: 114 For a plot summary These creatures you have seen are animals carven and wrought into new shapes. To that, to the study of the plasticity of living forms, my life …

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The Blue Castle, L.M. Montgomery (1926)

My Edition: Title: The Blue Castle Author: L. M. Montgomery Publisher: Feedbooks Device: Kindle Fire Year: 1926 Pages: 248 For a plot summary The moment when a woman realizes that she has nothing to live for—neither love, duty, purpose nor hope—holds for her the bitterness of death.[i] You see—I’ve never had any real life…I’ve just …

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The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells (1898)

My Edition: Title: War of the Worlds Author: H.G. Wells Publisher: Tor Year: 1988, text of the original 1898 edition Pages: 204 Synopsis: Goodreads No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as moral …

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A Separate Peace, John Knowles (1959)

My Edition: Title: A Separate Peace Author: John Knowles Publisher: Bantam Books Year: 1975, text of the original 1959 edition Pages: 196 Synopsis: Goodreads    Finney never left anything alone, not when it was well enough, not when it was perfect. “Let’s go jump in the river,” he said under his breath as we went …

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Rilla of Ingleside, L.M. Montgomery (1921)

My Edition: Title: Rilla of Ingleside Author: L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Bantam Books Year: 1987, text of the original 1921 edition Pages: 277 For a plot summary.   “Before this war is over, every man and woman and child in Canada will feel it—you, Mary, will feel it—feel it to your heart’s core. You will weep …

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The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)

My Edition: Title: The House of the Seven Gables Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Publisher: Bantam Books Year: 1981, text of the original 1851 edition Pages: 245 For a plot summary. My Thoughts: “Shall we never, never get rid of this Past? It lies upon the Present like a giant’s dead body! In fact, the case is …

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