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Watership Down
Richard Adams
One of the most phenomenal international bestsellers of the 1970s, Watership Down is an immersive saga that traverses great themes and feelings—courage, frailty, community, ecology, responsibility, friendship, love—while holding readers on the edge of their metaphorical seats. And oh, yes—it’s a 500...show more
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Confessions
Saint Augustine
One of the most seminal biographical works with psychological insights framed theologically!
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Madeline
Ludwig Bemelmans
Thorughly agree in that, as a parent, I read these books to my three daughters and always experienced a sense of the author's careful touch describing what is now a bygone Paris
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Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe
Inspired by the real-life experience of Alexander Selkirk (1676–1721), a Scottish sailor who was marooned for more than four years on a South Pacific island, Robinson Crusoe gave enduring form to fundamental themes of the Western imagination. With his parrot and parasol, the castaway Crusoe is an e...show more
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The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dostoevsky’s final novel is one of the supreme achievements in all fiction. At the heart of the story is a crime—the murder of the loathsome Fyodor Karamazov. Each of his sons seems to be implicated. Dostoevsky gives extraordinary expressive energy to each of them; like many of his novels, this one ...show more
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