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The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

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The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
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This paperback copy of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was published in 2010 by Back Bay Books. It is in good condition, with some minor wear from use. We have sold many copies of this book, but this one is a lot bigger!

From Goodreads:
The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

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Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
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This paperback copy of Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy was published in 1980 by Signet. It is in good condition with some wear.

From Goodreads:
In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude The Obscure, sent shockwaves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the institutions of marriage, education, and religion. But he had, in fact, created a deeply moral work. The stonemason Jude Fawley is a dreamer; his is a tragedy of unfulfilled aims. With his tantalizing cousin Sue Bridehead, the last and most extraordinary of Hardy's heroines, Jude takes on the world and discovers, tragically, its brutal indifference. The most powerful expression of Hardy's philosophy, and a profound exploration of man's essential loneliness, Jude The Obscure is a great and beautiful book. 'His style touches sublimity.'—T.S. Eliot 
Emma - Jane Austen

Emma - Jane Austen

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Emma - Jane Austen
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This paperback copy of Emma by Jane Austen was published in 1985 by Penguin. The paperback is in good condition, with some minor staining on the page tips and very minor damage to the cover.

From Goodreads:
'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'

Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.
Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne

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Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne
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A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh was published by McClelland & Stewart in 1991. The book is in good condition, with some sticker damage and wear and tear to the cover. 

From Goodreads:
"Winnie-the-Pooh is a joy; full of solemn idiocies and the sort of jokes one weeps over helplessly, not even knowing why they are so funny, and with it all th ereal wit and tenderness which alone could create a priceless littel masterpiece."
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

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David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
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'David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens was published by Signet in 1962. It is slightly beat up and there is some wear and tear on the cover and spine. The pages have also become yellow over time (soiling).

From Goodreads:
"David Copperfield is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy & impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; & the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations."
Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens

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Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens
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This paperback copy of Charles Dickens' classic Nicholas Nickelby was published by Wordsworth in 2000. The copy is in great condition, with some minor wear and tear all over the cover.

From Amazon (Oxford Edition):
"Our hero confronts a large and varied cast, including Wackford Squeers, the fantastic ogre of a schoolmaster, and Vincent Crummles, the grandiloquent ham actor, on his comic and satirical adventures up and down the country. Punishing wickedness, befriending the helpless, strutting the stage, and falling in love, Nicholas shares some of his creator's energy and earnestness as he faces the pressing issues of early Victorian society."
Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo

Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo

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Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo
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This used paperback copy of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun was published in 1970 by Bantam books, and is in good condition. The book is slightly beat up.

From GoodReads:
"This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives...This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is war.

Winner of the National Book Award"
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
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"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is one of Mark Twain's most notable works, revolving around Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn.

This copy was published by Bantam in 1981. The book is in great condition, with some minor soiling and some very minor cover damage (near the edges).
The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

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The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux is "one of the world's greatest tales of horror and suspense...". Matter of fact, it even says so on the cover. It is a classic story that has become very popular over the ages.

This copy was published in 1986 by Warner Books. The book has some use damage all over the cover and the pages are soiled. 
Othello - William Shakespeare

Othello - William Shakespeare

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Othello - William Shakespeare
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"Othello", or The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, is a tragic play by William Shakespeare, and deals with the themes of love, race, jealousy and revenge.

This copy was published in 2009 by Simon and Schuster, and is part of the Folger Shakespeare Library. It is in good condition, with wear and tear on the spine and some cover damage. The book also has some writing on the edge of the pages, and may contain writing within.
The Black Rose - Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose - Thomas B. Costain

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The Black Rose - Thomas B. Costain
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"The Black Rose" by Thomas B. Costain is a historical novel set in the 13th century. This hardcover copy is published by Doubleday & Co. in 1947. The spine is missing from the book, but otherwise no damage. Vintage book with a very interesting inner cover.
The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton

The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton

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The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton
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Based of true events, Michael Crichton's 'The Great Train Robbery' is a historical novel published in 1975. It follows the events of the 1855 Great Gold Robbery and takes place in Victorian-era England. 

This copy is published by Bantam in 1976. It is in good condition, with some damage on the spine and slightly on the edges.