FICTION CLASSICS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY BRAILLE INSTITUTE Library Services Large Print Bibliography 1992 FOREWORD In order to familiarize our many library users with the extensive collection of classical literature that we have to offer, and to advise them of its availability on cassette tapes, records, and braille books, an annotated bibliography was conceived and compiled in 1986 by Braille Institute Library Services . This publication was widely distributed and well received by library users. Within its fifth year of existence this bibliography, entitled Fiction Classics , ran out of stock.
Consequently, we established an Editorial Committee comprising library staff Mary ElGabalawi, William Thorson and Sherry Brent, to update and revise the original work. After much planning and concentrated effort, a total of 300 entries were identified on established guidelines and criteria. The new edition offers an expanded scope together with a new title and subject index.
Weare extremely proud of this new production. The Editorial Committee under Mary ElGabalawi's leadership has done outstanding work. Library Technician Rosa Arauz is commended for her excellent data entry work.
This has indeed been a team effort. We hope our readers will find this revised edition a useful reference tool. Henry C.
Chang, Ph.D Director of Library Services ... more. less.
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD INTRODUCTION. . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> p. 1 FICTION CLASSICS. .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . p. 2 SUBJECT INDEX.<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . p.<br><br> 54 INDEX OF TITLES. . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> .. p. 63 1 INTRODUCTION This is a new annotated bibliography of outstanding literary works that have withstood the test of time.<br><br> It follows and replaces the older FICTION CLASSICS bibliography published by the Braille Institute Library Services. With some exceptions, the annotations are taken from those published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This bibliography lists approximately 300 titles; the older one, approximately 200.<br><br> The scope has been broadened to include titles from such categories as espionage, science fiction, and short stories. Titles which were withdrawn from the collection have been deleted; re-issued books have been listed by their new call numbers. Additional titles and authors have been listed.<br><br> Significant exclusions include titles available only through interlibrary loan, as their availability is uncertain and the loan period is frequently very restrictive; children's books and titles in foreign languages, as specialized bibliographies in these areas are already available; poetry, with the exceptions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Shakespeare's sonnets, as a bibliography of poetry may be forthcoming. Arrangement is simple. Works are listed alphabetically, first by author, then by title.<br><br> Short stories are noted in italics after the title of the collection. A subject index and a title index, using Library of Congress subject headings, complete this bibliography. We especially commend this bibliography to the attention of librarians and educators who are engaged in seeking reading materials for their visually, physically and perceptually challenged readers.<br><br> In addition, readers who enjoy a good book will find in these pages a wealth of memorable reading. Library patrons are urged to check with their Reader Advisor for any titles not listed here, as not all works of all authors are included. A broad range of bibliographies is available to assist patrons, as are the professional services of a foreign language librarian and a reference librarian, either of whom can arrange for interlibrary loans.<br><br> An order form is enclosed. Orders may also be called in at (800) 808-2555 or (323)660-3880. This number may also be used to request a cassette copy of this bibliography.<br><br> EDITORIAL COMMITTEE M. ElGabalawi, S. Brent, W.<br><br> Thorson 2 AGEE, JAMES A Death in the Family RC 10309 A modern classic about the impact of tragedy on a close-knit family living in Knoxville, Tennessee in the early years of this century. The story begins a few hours before the death of Jay Follett and ends on the day of his funeral. ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY Little Men RC 23646 / BR 1037 Describes the life at Plumfield, the progressive school established by Jo and her husband.<br><br> Advanced theories of education mingle with the amusing escapades of the students. Sequel to Little Women (RC 18128) . Little Women RC 18128 The tale tells the story of the four March sisters--quick-tempered Jo, who is restless for freedom; Beth, who loves her home and family; Meg, who longs for pretty clothes; and self-absorbed Amy.<br><br> A favorite of both children and adults. ANDERSON, SHERWOOD Winesburg, Ohio BR 6937 These sketches of a Midwestern community reflect the revolt of the 1920's against the mediocrity of small-town life. ASIMOV, ISAAC Nine Tomorrows: Tales of The Near Future.<br><br> Ugly Little Boy RC 17115 / BR 6383 Four time-travel novelettes. Isaac Asimov's The Ugly Little Boy tells of a hideous-looking Neanderthal child brought into the present as a publicity stunt. 3 Prelude to Foundation FD/RC 27002 In the year 12,020, unknown outworld mathematician Hari Seldon presents his paper on psychohistory at the Decennial Convention on Trantor, the high-tech planet that is the administrative center of the Galactic Empire.<br><br> Much to Seldon's surprise, he and his theory of psychohistory draw the attention of Emperor Cleon and other men of power. Sixth novel of the Foundation series. AUSTEN, JANE Emma CB 60 A restless young woman living with her father in a small English town finds her chief amusement in arranging the lives of her friends, a diversion which leads to complications.<br><br> Mansfield Park RC 20403 This novel tells of Sir Thomas Bertram's family of Mansfield Park, consisting of his selfish, indolent wife, his two sons, and two daughters. Northanger Abbey RD 6737 The daughter of a well-to-do clergyman is taken to Bath for the season by friends and there falls in love with a man, but causes difficulties by conjuring up a gruesome mystery about his eccentric father. Persuasion BR 2343 / RC 10475 At 27 a woman regrets that she refused to marry the Navy captain she loved when she was 19.<br><br> When she and her father are forced to rent their family home and move to Bath, she meets her former love again. Pride and Prejudice BR 1583 / RC 20513 A late 18th-century English novel centering on five marriageable sisters, particularly the rather nonconformist Elizabeth. 4 Sense and Sensibility BR 2944 / RC 22282 This witty satirical novel is a study in contrasts between two sisters.<br><br> Their unfortunate love affairs evoke very different responses from Elinor, who has sense, and Marianne, who has sensibility. BALDWIN, JAMES Go Tell It on the Mountain RC 06817 Set in Harlem, the account of John's religious conversion on his 14th birthday is told in flashbacks against the story of the lives and sins of three generations of John's Negro forefathers. BALZAC, HONORE DE Droll Stories RC 14685 First published in English in 1874, this classic collection contains thirty tales in the style of Rabelais.<br><br> They recall faithless wives and confiding husbands, amorous monks, lusty wenches and adventurous lads, and great bouts of eating and drinking. Pere Goriot RC 17442 This Parisian novel focuses on Goriot who settles his fortune on his two daughters, only to be abandoned by them. Selected Short Stories BR 6940 Twelve stories by the nineteenth-century French author, evocative of the society into which he was born in 1799 and within which he evolved--as personality, social critic, and writer of fiction--until his death in 1850.<br><br> Infused with suspense and incisive psychological character studies, Balzac's narratives focus on many of the ironies, complexities, and contradictions intrinsic in the human condition. 5 BENNETT, ARNOLD The Old Wives' Tale RC 22209 Portrays the lives of two sisters--one placid and conventional and the other romantic and rebellious--against the background of their lower-class English existence. BIERCE, AMBROSE An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge RC 26163 / CB 311 A classic short story by a master of horror.<br><br> A wealthy planter eager to help the Southern cause during the American Civil War is caught by federal troops as he attempts to destroy Owl Creek Bridge. Many thoughts, dreams, and memories flood his mind as he stands on the bridge, awaiting hanging. BOLL, HEINRICH The Casualty RC 26430 Twenty-two sketches and stories written by the Nobel Laureate, who died in 1985.<br><br> They reflect his experience as an infantry corporal during World War II, along with his perceptions of everyday life in postwar Germany. BRADBURY, RAY The Martian Chronicles RC 26787 Covering the years 1999 to 2026 A.D., the story tells of the successive visits by Earth people to an unfriendly Mars. Something Wicked This Way Comes RC 09245 Two 13-year-old boys are fascinated by the carnival that comes to their small town in this novel of fantasy.<br><br> A series of frightening events makes them realize that there is something sinister about the carnival and its owner. 6 Twice Twenty-two: A Medicine for Melancholy. All Summer in a Day BR 00348 Twenty-two of the author's short stories, varying widely in theme and mood, and dealing with such diverse subjects as time travelers and Irish pub characters.<br><br> BRONTE, CHARLOTTE Emma RC 17797 An eighteenth-century melodrama follows the misfortunes of Martina, a suffering adolescent wronged by her stepbrothers and their sister, the ruthless, beautiful Emma. Mr. Ellin and Mrs.<br><br> Chalfont eventually become her guardian and discover the truth about the young girl. Jane Eyre RC 10886 This nineteenth-century novel is about a plain and intelligent woman who becomes the governess at an estate, is caught up in the mysteries of the manor, and falls in love with the master of the house. BRONTE, EMILY Wuthering Heights RC 25178 / BR 1218 This nineteenth-century English novel is set in the wild moor country of Yorkshire.<br><br> It is about Heathcliff, a foundling raised in the Earnshaw home. He passionately loves Catherine and dedicates his life to the realization of that love and revenge on those who oppose him. BUCK, PEARL S.<br><br> The Good Earth BR 10471 The first volume of a trilogy of Chinese life in pre-war days tells the story of a Chinese peasant and his passionate accumulation of land while weathering famine and drought and revolution. 7 CARROLL, LEWIS Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass RC 12392 Two stories for children about Alice's adventures in the fabulous land she finds in the rabbit hole and her encounters with the chessmen and the red and white queens on the other side of her mirror. CATHER, WILLA Death Comes for the Archbishop RC 15290 In a contemplative style, this novel records the life and death of a French priest, who went to New Mexico in the middle of the nineteenth-century and rose to become Archbishop of Santa Fe.<br><br> My Antonia RC 13491 A lawyer recalls his Nebraska boyhood and the girl who was a strong influence on his life in this novel about pioneering conditions and the assimilation of the immigrant. Saphira and the Slave Girl RC 11978 In this dramatic, pre-Civil War novel, a nineteenth-century Virginia lady marries beneath her and becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful slave. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY Canterbury Tales RC 20461 A poetic comedy from fourteenth-century England.<br><br> During the annual April pilgrimage to Thomas à Becket's shrine at Canterbury, the travelers stop at the Tabard Inn, where their host suggests a story-telling contest. The jovial tellers of the ribald tales include a friar, summoner, nun's priest, and miller. 8 CHEEVER, JOHN Falconer RC 11974 In this unusual novel, Ezekiel Farragut, a college professor, is serving time in Falconer Prison for the murder of his hateful brother.<br><br> His confinement with felons liberates him instead of dragging him down, and eventually he escapes. The Stories of John Cheever. The Swimmer RC 12496 Sixty-one short stories centering on such varied subjects as marriage, suburbia, Manhattan, the middle class, the technological society, Italy, decency and families.<br><br> Cheever describes them as "stories of a long-lost world. " The Wapshot Chronicles RC 12886 This ribald, poignant chronicle follows the fortunes of the Wapshot family of St. Botolphs, a mythical New England seaport.<br><br> Old Captain Leander Wapshot is in love with his ferryboat, which he keeps losing and regaining. CHEKHOV, ANTON P. The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts RC 21320 This play written by the nineteenth-century Russian dramatist is about the passing of the old order of the Russian aristocracy, as a widow, her daughter, and her brother return to their country estate after a five year absence and find it about to be sold for debt.<br><br> Great Stories by Chekhov BR 10568 Short stories by the classic Russian writer. CHRISTIE, AGATHA And Then There Were None RC 11077 Ten oddly-assorted people find themselves the house guests of an invisible host who slowly begins killing them one by one. 9 Murder on the Orient Express BR 2922 A believable conspiracy is enlivened by a description of the Taurus Express, one of seven trains of the fabulous Orient Express.<br><br> Also published as Murder in the Calais Coach . The Murder of Roger Ackroyd RC 10641 Roger Ackroyd is murdered one night under particularly perplexing circumstances. Suspicion centers on his stepson, who had motives.<br><br> Hercule Poirot handles the case skillfully. CLARK, WALTER V. The Ox Bow Incident RC 17941 In a Nevada town in 1885, a group of citizens learn that a man has been murdered by cattle rustlers.<br><br> They form an illegal posse and lynch an innocent man. CLARKE, ARTHUR C. 2001: A Space Odyssey RC 19164 Novel based on the popular film.<br><br> On a voyage into the unknown the spacecraft Discovery hurtles its human passengers through time toward a confrontation with an unknown, powerful intelligence. CLEMENS, SAMUEL see MARK TWAIN CONRAD, JOSEPH Great Short Works of Joseph Conrad BR 6953 Collection of seven short stories by one of the masters of the novel form, who had the rare distinction of being recognized in his own lifetime. The Polish-born Conrad led an extraordinary life that enabled him to write authoritatively on a wide range of human problems.<br><br> 10 Heart of Darkness RC 12613 A novel narrated by the character Marlow, who relates his journey into the center of the Congo. The further he penetrates into the interior, the more compelling becomes his confrontation with the potential for inhumanity in himself and others. Lord Jim: A Romance RC 15912 / BR 1585 The hero of this novel is a young, untested chief mate who was disgraced by yielding to panic in a crisis.<br><br> He spends the rest of his life in a vain effort to redeem his honor in his own eyes. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard RC 11674 In a tempestuous tale of a South American revolution, Nostromo is the most feared man at the headquarters of a great silver mine. He is told to remove the silver treasure, and he succeeds in hiding it safely but tells everyone it has gone down on a sunken ship.<br><br> Under Western Eyes RC 26260 Set in Czarist Russia and Geneva, Switzerland, this novel explores the psychology of Razamov, a Russian philosophy student who is unwillingly involved in a terrorist revolutionary murder and who becomes a police informer. COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE The Deerslayer RC 22249 Classic novel of Natty Bumpo, also known as Deerslayer, and his days as a deerhunter among the Delaware Indians. A rousing story of warfare between the Indians and the White settlers around Lake Oswego before 1745.<br><br> Followed by The Last of the Mohicans . The Spy RC 16416 Historical novel set in New York during the Revolutionary War. Harvey Birch, supposedly a British spy but actually in the service of George Washington, comes to the rescue of his loyalist neighbor, Henry Wharton, and his family.<br><br> 11 CRANE, STEPHEN The Red Badge of Courage RC 22405 This new edition of an American classic has been recovered, as nearly as possible, from the author's final handwritten manuscript. It includes many key passages, phrases, and words, and an entire chapter that were deleted from the edition published in 1895. The first unromanticized novel of the Civil War to attain popularity, it portrays a young boy enduring the test of battle.<br><br> DEFOE, DANIEL Robinson Crusoe RC 27138 Crusoe runs away to sea, is shipwrecked, and leads a solitary existence on an uninhabited island near the Orinoco River for twenty-four years. He meets the difficulties of primitive life with ingenuity and at length finds a companion in a native whom he saves from cannibals. DICKENS, CHARLES A Christmas Carol RC 13724 The classic Christmas story of nineteenth-century England in which the miser Scrooge finds the true spirit of Christmas.<br><br> David Copperfield BR 1586 / RC 22325 Autobiographical classic first published in 1849-50. Chronicles David's life, from a childhood marked by his mother's death and his stepfather's cruelty, through his success as an author. Also an exposé of the abuse of children in nineteenth-century England.<br><br> The Old Curiosity Shop BR 6702 A sentimental story dealing with an old man who keeps a "curiosity shop" and his granddaughter, Little Nell, who lives with him. Because the old man loves to gamble, he loses all his money and they are forced to roam the country as beggars. 12 Oliver Twist BR 3374 / RC 22868 A boy from an English workhouse falls into the hands of rogues who train him to be a pickpocket.<br><br> His struggle to escape the environment of crime is one of hardship and danger. The Pickwick Papers ( also called: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club) RC 18134 Mr. Samuel Pickwick, General Chairman of the Pickwick Club, and three other members constitute a Corresponding Society in order to report their journeys and adventures, observations of character and manners.<br><br> The Pickwick Papers are the humorous record of their ventures into the world. A Tale of Two Cities RC 10061 Two men who bear a strong physical resemblance to each other love the same woman. The sacrifice of one, Sidney Carton, is the climax of this story set in London and Paris during the French Revolution.<br><br> DOSTOYEVSKY, FYODOR The Brothers Karamazov RC 20172 / BR 6803 A complex psychological novel by the nineteenth-century Russian master of realism. The main plot involves a depraved father and his four sons, one of them a bastard. Through the murder of the father and the false conviction of one of the sons, the novel explores at length the dual nature of man.<br><br> Crime and Punishment RC 21783 / BR 6832 A psychological chronicle of a sensitive intellectual who almost convinces himself that he is exempt from moral law because poverty drove him to murder, The Gambler RC 26798 In a fashionable nineteenth-century German spa, a young Russian tutor becomes so addicted to gambling that everything else loses meaning for him. 13 The House of the Dead RC 20646 First published in English in 1881, this classic work is told in the form of an autobiography of a Russian landowner condemned to penal servitude in Siberia. Based on the author's own experiences while in prison, the novel traces the different effects of confinement on the moral natures of a group of criminals.<br><br> The Idiot RC 23323 A nineteenth-century Russian novel about Prince Myshkin, a saintly epileptic, who earns his nickname, "The Idiot, " by refusing to take offense at things people do. Hence the jealousy of the two women who do love him is incomprehensible to him. Poor Folk; The Gambler RD 9302 "Poor Folk," the famed Russian novelist's first published work, which appeared serially in 1846, depicts an impoverished government clerk as a writer of love letters to an equally impoverished seamstress.<br><br> "The Gambler," a novelette set in a German spa, describes the fatal attraction of gambling. The Possessed RC 17395 The nineteenth-century Russian novelist deals with morality and psychology in this tale of a handsome, brilliant, and depraved aristocrat who is stripped of his military rank for some unpleasant episodes, including his marriage to an idiot. DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN The Hound of the Baskervilles RC 14165 The evil of Sir Hugo, master of the lonely manor Baskerville on the Moors, began the "Curse of the Baskervilles" in the seventeenth century.<br><br> Now, years later, the legendary hound returns and Sir Charles Baskerville dies. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson move in to solve the crime.<br><br> The Sign of Four RC 22766 / BR 4611 Holmes and Watson attempt to piece together apparently unrelated clues--a poison dart, a trap door, and a man with a wooden leg--in a thrilling chase down London's streets and waterways in pursuit of a priceless treasure and a grim murderer. 14 A Study in Scarlet RC 12478 Sherlock Holmes tackles a gruesome mystery that begins with the murder of a girl and her lover in Utah, spreads to the capital cities of Europe, and reaches a fatal climax in England. DUMAS, ALEXANDRE Camille: A Play in Five Acts RC 10682 French drama about a beautiful dying courtesan who sacrifices the love of her life at the request of his family.<br><br> The Count of Monte Cristo RC 11299 / BR 6917 A historical romance about a sailor, unjustly accused of helping the exile, Napoleon in 1815, who escapes from prison after 14 years to take revenge on the four men who caused his imprisonment. Now wealthy after recovering a buried treasure, he assumes a new identity and plots the ruin of his accusers. The Man in the Iron Mask RC 15198 The three musketeers are shown in their last days, older and grander but still dashing.<br><br> The central character in this story is based on an unidentified historical personage who, for alleged crimes against the State, was condemned to have his head enclosed in an iron mask. The Three Musketeers RC 20185 In this historical adventure of seventeenth-century France, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, determined to become one of Louis XIII's guardsmen. He becomes involved in duels with the most renowned fighters of the day, who later become his best friends.<br><br> ELIOT, GEORGE Middlemarch RC 20078 A morality tale set in a middle-class English town. The main characters show the contrast between a shallow, selfish life and the one made worthwhile the characters' vital response to the world around them. 15 The Mill on the Floss RC 13391 First published in 1860 with a background of the quaint folk in a country town, the story concerns the conflict of affection and sympathy between a brother and sister reconciled only in death.<br><br> he emotional tension rises to a climax in Maggie's yielding to an unworthy lover and betrayal of her finer nature. Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe RC 23415 Set in early nineteenth-century England, this novel which was first published in 1861 is about a handloom weaver who has been a recluse ever since a false accusation of theft wrecked his life, but who becomes kind again through the chance finding of a young girl. ELLISON, RALPH The Invisible Man RC 09600 Classic novel of the black experience in the Depression.<br><br> Follows the evolution of a young man from life in a small Southern town to total rejection after a Harlem race riot. FAULKNER, WILLIAM Absalom, Absalom RC 27313 / BR 7218 The rise and fall of a nineteenth-century Southern family is reconstructed by several narrators with differing views. A Southern gentleman attempts to found a dynasty but fails; he cannot see that human values are superior to social ones.<br><br> As I Lay Dying RC 11553 Members of a poor white family trek across the Mississippi countryside struggling with their own incompetence, flooding rivers, and buzzards to deliver their dead mother's body for burial in her home town. Collected Stories of William Faulkner. Barn Burning RC 11539 Forty-two stories of startling variety that deal with social and moral themes, with regional humor, folksiness, and wisdom.<br><br> 16 Sound and the Fury RC 11340 This novel traces the various stages of decay in a Southern family through the thoughts and voices of four of its members including Benjy, the idiot son. FIELDING, HENRY The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling RC 15743 An early English comic epic written in the eighteenth century. Tom Jones, an orphan taken in by Squire Allworthy, is renounced by the Squire for his indiscretions and begins a series of adventures that take him through the English countryside to London society.<br><br> Joseph Andrews RC 14627 First published in 1742. When he resists the advances of his employer, Lady Booby, Joseph loses his position as a footman. He is reunited with his true love in London and together they experience adventures and reversals of fortune before all ends well.<br><br> FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT Babylon Revisited and Other Stories RC 20460 A selection of short stories by the twentieth-century American author who captured the spirit of the Jazz Age of the 1920's. The Great Gatsby RC 16147 The glitter and recklessness of the Jazz Age is the backdrop for this novel about Jay Gatsby's desperate attempt to recapture the past, and along with it, the love of Daisy Buchanan.<br><br> Amid extravagant parties at Gatsby's palatial estate, his neighbor narrates the story of his obsession with the American dream. Tender is the Night RC 18133 / BR 9965 An American psychiatrist, studying in Europe in the 1920's, falls in love with a beautiful, wealthy patient in this novel about wealthy American expatriates. In their marriage, he reacts against her great dependence on him as both husband and doctor before he realizes his equal dependence on her.<br><br> 17 FLAUBERT, GUSTAVE Madame Bovary RC 13249 In this classic French novel, Emma Bovary, married to a dull young doctor, seeks the excitement and happiness she expected from life by taking lovers and spending money extravagantly, only to be disappointed by her lovers and deeply involved in debt. Three Tales RC 26370 Three stories written between 1875 and 1877. "Simple Heart" tells the life story of a devout and obedient servant girl; "The Legend of St.<br><br> Julian Hospitator" examines the violence and mysticism of the medieval mind; and "Herodias" recounts the events leading to the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. FOSTER, E.<br><br> M. A Passage to India RC 21242 / BR 06076 A classic novel about social, political, and personal relations between the English and the people of India after the turn of the century. The conflict of cultures and personalities during the wane of British rule reaches near-riot proportions when a respectful Indian doctor is accused of sexually assaulting a young English woman.<br><br> GARCIA MARQUEZ, GABRIEL Love in the Time of Cholera RC 26981 Set in an unnamed Latin American country. After an eminent physician dies, leaving behind a bereft but still vital widow, a man with whom she was involved before her marriage emerges and declares his continued love for her. 18 GOGOL, NIKOLAI Dead Souls RC 19682 Social satire by a nineteenth-century Russian author about an adventurer who pursued a shady plan to buy dead "souls," or serfs, as part of an illegal financial scheme.<br><br> Detailed descriptions of provincial life. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories. The Overcoat RC 26055 The Father of Russian Realism, Gogol was a major contributor to the development of the modern short story as well.<br><br> These stories are set both in his native Ukraine and in St. Petersburg, the city that was to have an obsessive effect on him. Critics have acclaimed the early nineteenth-century writer for his uncanny understanding of the development of madness.<br><br> GOLDING, WILLIAM Lord of the Flies RC 14817 A group of English school boys marooned on a desert island attempt to establish a civilization with leaders, rules and work assignments. GOLDSMITH, OLIVER She Stoops to Conquer RC 25502 An eighteenth-century English comedy in which two strangers are involved in deceptions, errors, and misunderstandings before their wedding takes place. The Vicar of Wakefield RC 16498 A pastoral novel narrated by an unworldly, generous and kindly vicar.<br><br> He and his family are forced to move to humbler dwellings. The vicar's fortitude prevails despite the seduction of his daughter and his imprisonment for debt. 19 GREENE, GRAHAM Collected Stories, including May We Borrow Your Husband?<br><br> And The Destructors RD 6935 Forty stories representing a forty-year span. Greene's introduction tells how he views the short story and some of the curious circumstances in which these stories were first conceived. The Heart of the Matter RC 12897 Powerful novel about assistant police commissioner of a small West African town who is tormented by conscience and betrayed by passion.<br><br> Our Man in Havana RC 26596 A spy story abut on unsuccessful English vacuum cleaner salesman who accepts a job as a secret agent with no intention of actually doing the job. But when the reports he makes up begin to come true, he is suddenly involved in frightening intrigue. The Power and the Glory RC 16796 As a fugitive Mexican priest flees from the authorities, he risks his life many times to bring spiritual comfort to the Mexican poor.<br><br> Despite his human weakness for alcohol, Father Montez remains true to the spirit of his religious vows. HAMMETT, DASHIELL The Maltese Falcon RC 16593 In searching for the murderer of his partner, Sam Spade runs afoul of the police and several characters all in search of a mysterious statuette. 20 HARDY, THOMAS Jude the Obscure RC 22745 The author's last novel, first published in 1896, dramatizes the tragic conflict between the carnal and spiritual life of Jude Fawley, who is torn between love for his cousin and a yearning to become a priest.<br><br> The subject of marriage is treated with a candor unusual for its late Victorian context. The Mayor of Casterbridge RC 22696 First published in 1886. A tragic story that begins when an English farm worker gets to a county fair and sells his wife and child to a sailor for five guineas.<br><br> The wife and daughter reappear eighteen years later, after the farmhand has become the wealthy and respected mayor of Casterbridge. The Return of the Native RC 15328 Egdon Heath, a barren place of somber colors, is the setting for the story of willful, exotic Eustacia who disrupts the lives of Clym Yeobright, the returning "native," his mother, and his gentle cousin. Clym marries Eustacia against his mother's advice, unaware that his wife is still in love with another man.<br><br> Tess of the D'Urbervilles RC 20074 Tess, a naive farm girl, is a victim of tyrannical circumstances and betrayal in this classic Victorian novel set in pastoral England. HARTE, BRET Stories of the Early West: The Luck of Roaring Camp and... Outcasts of Poker Flat RC 21660 / BR 6319 The author tells tales of the rough lives of miners, gamblers, and adventurers in nineteenth-century California.<br><br> 21 HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL The House of Seven Gables RC 17947 A novel, first published in 1851, describing the fortunes of a decayed New England family, the Pyncheons. The interaction between family members is based on past mistakes and misdeeds, the consequences of which were incalculable, but which now dictate their lives. The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni RC 17774 Hawthorne's preoccupation with the problem of evil is evident in this story of a simple pagan spirit who, through an unthinking deed, acquires a guilty conscience and the grieved woman he loves.<br><br> The Scarlet Letter RC 13499 Hester Prynne, doomed to wear the scarlet letter "A" for adultery, her child whose father is a minister, and Hester's husband are the characters of this novel set in Puritan New England. Tanglewood Tales RC 14699 A classic retelling of six Greek myths includes the exploits of Theseus, the adventures of Jason and his trusty Argonauts, and the story of Circe's palace. HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.<br><br> Stranger in a Strange Land RC 12651 Valentine Michael Smith was born on Mars and educated to its way. A young nurse kidnaps him from a hospital after his arrival on Earth and he is protected from exploitation. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST A Farewell to Arms RC 10857 / BR 01599 A novel about the love of an American lieutenant in the ambulance service and an English nurse during World War I.<br><br> 22 For Whom the Bell Tolls RC 12222 / BR 0484 Novel about a young American professor who fought for the Loyalist cause in the Spanish Civil War of the nineteen thirties. He falls in love with Maria and dies with the guerrillas in the mountains of Spain. The Old Man and the Sea RC 10319 An old Cuban fisherman hooks a giant Marlin after eighty-five days without a single catch.<br><br> He fights a losing battle with sharks who deprive him of his triumph. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories RC 20451 The title story portrays a thwarted writer dying on an African plain and composing in his mind all the stories he will never live to tell. The other nine stories in the collection include several about Nick Adams, an autobiographical character.<br><br> The Sun Also Rises RC 13421 A group of English and American drifters with money move from the boulevards of Paris to the bullfights of Spain. Conveys the tragedy of their empty lives. HENRY, O.<br><br> Best Short Stories. The Gift Of The Magi RC 8921 / BR 6233 / BR 549 Thirty-eight tales, the majority set in New York, but with a good number having Central America, New Orleans, and Texas as background. The Best Short Stories of O.<br><br> Henry. The Gift Of The Magi RD 6797 Thirty-eight tales, including such favorites as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Furnished Room," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." 23 HESSE, HERMAN Siddhartha RC 16148 An allegory, based on East Indian mysticism, in which a young wanderer becomes consort to a courtesan, then becomes a wealthy businessman and finally companion to a humble ferryman whose wisdom comes from the endlessly murmuring river. HOMER The Iliad RC 9489 This epic Greek poem, drawn from legends of the Trojan War, deals with Achilles' wrath against Agamemnon and its dire consequences.<br><br> The Odyssey RC 14869 An epic poem describing Ulysses' homeward voyage after the fall of Troy. He encounters the Cyclops, a one-eyed giant, the enchantress Circe, and the Sirens, who bewitch men with their magical songs. HUGO, VICTOR Les Miserables RC 07574 Valjean, an escaped prisoner, spends the rest of his life attempting to atone for his crime, at the same time keeping his prior identity a secret, in Hugo's epic novel of 18th-century fame.<br><br> HUXLEY, ALDOUS Brave New World RC 13455 A satire of a technocratic future society in which people are rigidly classified and kept happy by a drug distributed by the government. 24 IBSEN, HENRIK A Doll's House BR 6839 A woman who has always been sheltered, petted, and expected to act like a scatterbrain, begins to feel that her father's and later her husband's treatment was not the love she believed it to be. IRVING, WASHINGTON The Alhambra RC 11153 Legends, traditions and tales which the centuries have woven around the ruins of the intriguing Moorish palace in the heart of Granada, Spain.<br><br> Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow RC 16731 Two unforgettable stories of lore: the 20-year sleep of Rip Van Winkle, and the midnight ride of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. JACOBS, W. W.<br><br> The Ten Greatest Ghost Stories. Monkey's Paw RD 20888 Ten tales of the supernatural include Edgar Allan Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher, " "Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows," and H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Out of Time." JAMES, HENRY The American RC 17612 A wealthy American in Paris falls in love with a French widow of noble family.<br><br> Although the match is a good one, the social pressures of the exclusive aristocratic world separate the couple. The cheerful good nature of the American contrasts with the pride and mean-spiritedness of European nobility. 25 The Golden Bowl RC 14648 First published in 1904, this novel concerns Maggie Verver, daughter of an American millionaire living in London.<br><br> She marries an indigent Italian prince previously in love with her friend Charlotte who visits the couple and continues an intimacy with the husband. Portrait of a Lady RC 12914 / BR 5515 Isabel Archer is an attractive, wealthy American woman traveling in Europe who discovers both the beauty and deception of European society, and in the process gains self-knowledge. The Turn of the Screw RC 18129 / BR 6763 A somewhat neurotic new governess is convinced her two beautiful young pupils are subject to the evil influence of two ghosts, a former steward of the estate and a former governess.<br><br> She pits her will against the ghosts and is determined to exorcise the demons from her young charges. JOYCE, JAMES Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man RC 22892 Largely autobiographical novel portrays the Irish childhood, adolescence, and early manhood, of Stephen Dedalies, who is one of the leading characters of Ulysses! (RC 19994) .<br><br> Stephen's growing self-awareness as an artist forces him to reject the narrow world in which he has been brought up. Ulysses RC 19994 Deals with a single day--June 16, 1904--in the life of Leopold Bloom, a Dublin advertising salesman. The stream-of-consciousness style and the use of interior monologues expose the personalities of the characters.<br><br> 26 KAFKA, FRANZ The Castle RC 25867 An allegory of the human struggle against an illogical bureaucracy. A land surveyor, known only as K, is constantly frustrated in his attempts to gain entrance into a mysterious castle, which is administered by an extraordinarily complicated and inaccessible bureaucratic hierarchy. The Complete Stories.<br><br> The Metamorphosis RC 21802 Collection of all the short stories published by the Czech author, who wrote in German and was known for his originality and for projecting a nightmare world in which the little man is at the mercy of heartless forces. This volume includes such famous tales as "The Metamorphosis," and "The Penal Colony." KANTOR, McKINLEY Andersonville RC 25241 Brooding, vivid chronicle of man's tragic inhumanity to man, based on events taking place in and around Georgia's Andersonville prison during the Civil War. The prison has been built on the land of humane Ira Claffey; together with his daughter he witnesses the misery, despair, heartache, and brutality of wartime prison.<br><br> KAZANTZAKlS, NIKOS Zorba the Greek RC 25024 Set in Crete, a tale of the roue, Zorba, who accomplishes fantastic feats of physical prowess, tells improbable stories of his erotic encounters, and misbehaves with his bookworm patron's money. 27 KIPLING, RUDYARD Captains Courageous BR 5593 / RC 24206 The spoiled son of an American millionaire falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a Gloucester fishing schooner. Forced to work aboard ship, he begins to develop maturity and responsibility.<br><br> A Choice of Kipling's Verse Made by T .S. Eliot RC 22891 A variety of poems including many ballads such as the famous "Danny Deever" and "The Mary Gloster. " Eliot's laudatory essay on Kipling analyzes some of the more than one hundred poems the volume contains.<br><br> Rikki-Tikki-Tavi CB 310 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a mongoose, is adopted by a family and challenges Nag, the cobra living in the garden. LAWRENCE, D. H.<br><br> The Complete Short Stories: Volume 3. The Rocking Horse Winner RC 20076 These fourteen short stories by the English author include "The Last Laugh," "Mother and Daughter, " "The Rocking Horse Winner," and "The Lovely Lady." This is the third and final volume of "The Complete Short Stories." The House of Fiction: An Anthology of the Short Story with Comments. The Rocking Horse Winner RC 22324 Twenty three short stories chosen from the works of European and American writers are accompanied by analysis and criticism.<br><br> Among the authors represented are Flaubert, Chekhov, Joyce, Capote, O'Connor, and Hemingway. Lady Chatterley's Lover RC 14901 An earthly love story, once banned in the United States, of the affair between Lady Chatterley and her game keeper, Mellors. Married to an impotent, invalid husband, she is attracted to Mellors' strength and to his independence from industrial society.<br><br> 28 Sons and Lovers BR 6785 Classic autobiographical novel about a miner's family in England. Gertrude Morel is devoted to her son Paul, seeking from him the warmth and love her husband cannot give. Paul, in turn, is bound so strongly to her that he is unable to love any other woman.<br><br> First published in 1913. LEE, HARPER To Kill a Mockingbird RC 09110 Two children become involved in racial prejudice and violence in a small Alabama town when their father, a white lawyer, defends a Negro falsely accused of rape. LEWIS, SINCLAIR Babbitt RC 27929 Satire of American middle-class life.<br><br> George F. Babbitt is a successful real estate man, a regular fellow, booster, Rotarian, Elk, and a Republican who molds his opinions on those of the local newspaper and believes in a sound business administration. LONDON, JACK The Call of the Wild RC 27843 Buck, a St.<br><br> Bernard, is stolen and trained to be a sled dog in the Alaska gold fields. Abused by both men and dogs, Buck learns to fight ruthlessly until he finds in John Thornton a master he loves and respects. Martin Eden RC 10706 Semi-autobiographical tale about an uncouth young sailor who rescues a San Francisco society man from a street assault and is taken into the rich man's home where he learns about art and culture.<br><br> 29 The Sea-Wolf and Selected Stories RC 22855 After being shipwrecked, Humphrey Van Weyden is forced to become a sailor aboard a seal-hunting vessel in exchange for his rescue. White Fang BR 2591 / RC 10123 A wolf-dog rescued from danger and tamed by a kind master redeems his brute nature by defending his master's family against an escaped convict. Young Wolf: The Early Adventure Stories of Jack London RC 21355 Brought together for the first time, these early short stories of an American adventure writer feature con men, villains, and heroes, but the main force in the stories is nature.<br><br> MANSFIELD, KATHERINE The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield. Her First Ball RC 16771 Collection of the eighty-eight short stories written by the early twentieth- century author, including her most famous, "The Garden Party," as well as "Prelude," "At the Bay," "Je Ne Parle Pas Francais," and her last complete story, "The Canary." Also includes her fifteen unfinished stories. MAUGHAM, W.<br><br> SOMERSET Cakes and Ale RC 31596 Ashenden reminisces about his relationship with Edward Driffield, the "grand old man of English letters," and his charming and unfaithful wife Rosie, who was a barmaid. A satire of the English literary world from the 1880's to the 1920's. 30 Collected Short Stories of W.<br><br> Somerset Maugham: Volume 1 RC 21806 Thirty short stories set in the Pacific, England, France, and Spain and written by the acclaimed British author between 1920 and 1945. Includes the story "Rain," the sardonic tragedy about a prudish missionary and the prostitute, Sadie Thompson. Collected Short Stories of W.<br><br> Somerset Maugham: Volume 2 RC 25613 Twenty-four stories, most of them written in the period 1920-1947 and many conveyed in the first person singular. Maugham' s writing style delivers rich, heavily detailed narratives, often set in exotic locales. Collected Short Stories of W.<br><br> Somerset Maugham: Volume 3 RC 25614 Seven stories of moderate length by the prolific British expatriate author, most of them written in the 1920's and all of them featuring the adventures of a British intelligence agent named Ashenden during World War I. First published as a collection in 1951. Of Human Bondage RC 24363 Philip Carey is a sensitive, talented, orphan with a clubfoot who cannot find his true vocation.<br><br> He begins a love affair with a waitress hardly suspecting it will drastically alter the course of his life. This semi-autobiographical novel of tortured, obsessive love was first published in 1915. MAUPASSANT, GUY DE The Best Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant.<br><br> The Necklace RC 22118 / CB 310 Nineteen stories by the nineteenth-century French master of the short story include the famous "Ball-of-Fat," in which the author shows his contempt for the hypocrisy of "solid citizens," and "The Diamond Necklace," in which a woman's downfall stems from pride and social aspirations. 31 Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories RC 21834 Collection of short stories by the celebrated nineteenth-century French author known for his simplicity of technique and conciseness of style. In the title story, "Mademoiselle Fifi," a Prussian soldier so nicknamed for his slender appearance, offends a pretty Jewish slut.<br><br> In her outrage and in defense of France, she stabs him to death and escapes. Selected Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant BR 6925 Thirty tales of passion, lechery, cruelty, greed, selfishness, hatred, longing, sadness, motherhood, and heartwarming humor, by the late nineteenth- century French master of the short story. Many stories reflect the author's disgust with the facades and hypocrisy of bourgeois Parisian life and his compassion for society's less fortunate.<br><br> Written between 1870 and 1890. McCULLERS, CARSON The Heart is a Lonely Hunter RC 16203 Sensitive, moving novel set in a Southern town centers on John Singer, a deaf mute who is committed to a mental institution. Singer, who can read lips, becomes the confidante of several residents of the town--all of whom want answers to their problems.<br><br> MELVILLE, HERMAN Billy Budd BR 03614 / CB 53 A naive, innocent sailor, Billy Budd is cruelly antagonized and unjustly accused by his evil master-at-arms. Speechless with rage over the accusation, Billy strikes and kills his petty-officer, forcing their captain to order his execution. Moby Dick RD 7307 The sailor Ishmael tells the story of Captain Ahab's obsessive pursuit of the whale in this novel, which includes chapters on the natural history of the whale, making an allegory of human potential and limitations.<br><br> Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas RC 12459 A high seas adventure set in the ocean and islands of the South Pacific. 32 Pierre, or The Ambiguities RC 16040 A semi-autobiographical novel describes the downfall of a highborn young man whose unselfish love traps him in an incestuous passion and whose noble actions hasten his ignoble end. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life RC 9738 Records the adventures of a whaling voyage in the Pacific.<br><br> First published in 1846 and based on the author's actual experience, this offers a vivid portrait of a civilized man held captive by the Polynesians who were then practicing cannibalism. MOLIÉRE The Misanthrope RC 26355 Alceste, a misanthrope, vows to speak and act with complete honesty: he will no longer adhere to the conventions of the hypocritical society that surrounds him. Somewhat contradictorily, however, he prefers vain, coquettish Celimene to gentle, sincere Eliante.<br><br> Tartuffe: The Hypocrite RC 25274 A religious hypocrite, Tartuffe, worms his way into the household of Orgon, a credulous fool who promises his daughter in marriage and deeds his entire property to the imposter. When Orgon orders Tartuffe from the house for attempting to seduce his wife, Tartuffe holds the title to the house. MUNRO, H.<br><br> H. The Best of Saki. Open Window RC 25618 Thirty-seven of the witty author's stories, combining wicked Edwardian social satire with fantasy and exoticism.<br><br> Saki (the pseudonym of Hector Hugo Munro, who lived from 1870 to 1916) is best known for short stories that expose the upper strata of pre-World War I British society. Selected and introduced by Graham Greene. 33 O'HARA, JOHN Appointment in Samarra RC 11656 A fast-moving novel about Julian English, an aristocratic drunkard whose destructive nature taints everyone around him.<br><br> His final tragedy begins at a Christmas Eve dance in 1930. PATON, ALAN Cry, the Beloved Country RC 17190 Set in Johannesburg, the story of a Zulu parson's search for his delinquent son. Also a statement on racial problems and injustice.<br><br> POE, EDGAR ALLAN The Gold Bug RC 13252 An eccentric recluse on Sullivan's Island off the coast of South Carolina finds a scrap of parchment with a cryptic message that ultimately directs him to a buried treasure. Gothic Tales of Terror: Classic Horror Stories from Great Britain. The Cask of Amontillado RC 7946 / BR 509 / BR 2392 A collection of 30 stories from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy and America.<br><br> Each story is introduced with a short note showing its relationship to the author's work and the literature of the period. 34 PORTER, KATHERINE ANNE Flowering Judas, and Other Stories. The Jilting of Granny Weatherall BR 1060 A diverse collection of ten of the twentieth-century author's short stories, a few of them set in Mexico, but the others varying in time and place.<br><br> One deals with various reactions to an accidental killing; another tells of a girl's surprising discovery. PUSHKIN, ALEXANDER Alexander Pushkin: Complete Prose Fiction RC 26883 Although celebrated as a poet, during the last portion of his life Pushkin turned to prose, and his fiction was to greatly influence later Russian writers. This compilation includes his only novel, "The Captain's Daughter," and unfinished stories, fragments and outlines presented in English for the first time.<br><br> His nonfiction "History of Pugachev" is also included. REMARQUE, ERICH M. All Quiet on the Western Front RC 12312 Classic World War I novel first published in 1929, which relates the story of a young German private, who with three of his classmates is taken away from school to serve in the trenches.<br><br> Vividly written, the book expresses the suffering and futility of war. RILKE, RAINER MARIA The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs RC 26928 Fictional autobiography of a mystical soul, in the form of a series of recollections from the author's life. It is a shadow of a boy growing up in the big ancestral German home, with many relatives around him, and finally of Malte Briggs in a room in Paris, a twenty-eight year old writer remembering and reflecting.<br><br> First published in 1910. 35 SAINT -EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE The Little Prince RC 07280 The narrator's plane was forced down in the African desert where he meets the little prince from Asteroid B-612, who freely shares his experiences with the fascinated pilot. SAKI see H.<br><br> H. MUNRO SALINGER, J. D.<br><br> Catcher in the Rye RC 12335 Disgusted with the phoniness of adults and relieved that he has finally been expelled from school, 16-year-old Holden Caulfield spends three days alone in New York instead of going home. Franny and Zooey RC 09516 Two stories about the Glass family of New York City. In the first story, college student Franny spoils an evening with her date because of religious conversion; in the second story her brother Zooey encourages her to become an actress.<br><br> SAROYAN, WILLIAM The Human Comedy RC 10137 A romantic, rather sentimental little story of a mother and her four children who live in a California town. It is told with child-like simplicity, with a sense of wonder and the conviction that love conquers all. My Name is Aram RC 28414 Fourteen short stories and sketches, largely autobiographical, dealing with a boyhood in the Fresno Armenian colony.<br><br> 36 SCOTT, WALTER, SIR The Bride of Lammermoor RC 12446 The last scion of a ruined family falls in love with the daughter of his ancestral enemy. Prophecies, apparitions, and the opposition of an ambitious mother foreshadow a tragic end to the romance. Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" is based on this tale.<br><br> Ivanhoe RC 25304 England during the time of Richard I is the background of this novel of chivalry. Among the characters are Robin Hood, King Richard, and Rebecca and Rowena, two beautiful women who both love Ivanhoe. Kenilworth RC 19768 Portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I and her court.<br><br> Amy Robsart, the beautiful wife of the Earl of Leicester, suffers neglect and insult while her husband indulges in his intrigues and ambitions to become consort to the queen. Quentin Durward RC 17432 A romantic novel set in fifteenth-century France. Durward, a gallant young member of Louis XI's Scottish Guards, seeks the hand of Countess Isabella and finds his suit prospers when he saves the king's life in a boar hunt.<br><br> Rob Roy RD 14836 In early eighteenth-century England, the son of a rich London merchant refuses to adopt his father's profession and is banished to the home of his fox-hunting, hard-drinking uncle, Sir Hildebrand. He and his cousin become enemies when they both fall in love with the same girl. Rob Roy, a powerful outlaw, comes to his defense.<br><br> Waverley BR 3162 Historical novel about Captain Edward Waverley, a romantic captain in the royal army, who resigns his commission and proposes marriage to an ardent supporter of the Stuart cause. Rejected, he enters the service of Prince Charles Edward and becomes a rebel. 37 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM As You Like It RC 26344 / BR 01088 A pastoral comedy set primarily in the forest of Arden.<br><br> A duke is exiled by his cruel brother, who later banishes the duke's daughter as well. The action switches from the court to the forest where the exiles and friends wander in a maze of romances and mixed identities. This edition includes introductory notes and modern literary criticism.<br><br> Julius Caesar RC 25921 Caesar's dearest friend, Cassius Brutus, is convinced that it is patriotic duty to participate in the assassination of his megalomaniacal ruler. A historical drama by the English playwright which can be interpreted in many levels. King Lear RC 29214 A tragedy concerning a petulant king and his three daughters.<br><br> Amid much other, more political action, Lear is taken in by false avowals of love from two of his daughters, and disinherits a third because of her refusal to flatter him Macbeth RC 24293 / BR 01084 The tragedy of the Scottish thane who becomes obsessed with the desire for power and, spurred on by his wife, murders Duncan, his king, in order to become king himself. A study of the profound guilt and fear which overtake Macbeth and his wife. The Merchant of Venice RC 21495 A seventeenth-century comic drama about the Jewish money lender, Shylock, who agrees to loan the protagonist money only if Antonio will offer a pound of his flesh as collateral.<br><br> When Antonio's ships sink, Shylock tries to collect and a clever court case ensues. A Midsummer Night's Dream RC 23336 / BR 01103 A seventeenth-century comedy of lovers and fairy revels set in the woods of Athens. With the complexity of three separate plots, this dramatic force is complete with spells and enchantments by the King of the Fairies and Puck, his mischievous servant.<br><br> 38 The Sonnets RC 24580 / BR 06634 Sonnets 1 to 126, addressed to a young man, and Sonnets 127-154, to a dark- haired woman, are introduced by poet W. H. Auden, who discusses the erotic and sexual aspects of the themes.<br><br> The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra RC 26930 / BR 01519 A historical tragedy of the love between a Roman soldier-prince and an Egyptian queen. Antony provokes Cleopatra by a political marriage to Caesar's sister, but later splits with Caesar and returns to Egypt, which becomes the scene of a tragic battle. The Tragedy of Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark RC 24285 A tragic drama about a young prince attempting to avenge his father's murder.<br><br> His uncle has seduced Hamlet's mother, killed his father, and usurped his claim to the crown. Hamlet's melancholic, irresolute temperament, however, inhibits decisive action and contributes to more calamities. The Tragedy of Richard the Third RC 17496 A historical tragedy of Richard of Glaucester's ruthless extermination of all obstacles to his immediate kingship.<br><br> Spiritually and physically deformed, he murders remorselessly, employing his intelligence and acrid wit to his thoroughly selfish ends. SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD Arms and the Man RC 17428 / BR 3528 This light comedy provoked heated controversy at its opening in 1894. The outcry was directed at Shaw's satiric view of jingoism and the professional soldier.<br><br> Man and Superman RC 19923 A tragic comic play in which the pursuit of woman by man is reversed, and Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman. On a higher level the author introduces his concept of a life force that seeks to raise mankind to a better and higher existence. Also included are Shaw's "The Revolutionist's Handbook" and "Maxims for Revolutionists.<br><br> " 39 Pygmalion RC 25029 Professor Henry Higgins, a speech teacher, transforms a cockney flower girl into an elegant woman with regal bearing, who then falls in love with her mentor. Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue RC 12654 An Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint, and fifteenth-century feminist. SHOLOKHOV, MIKHAIL And Quiet Flows the Don RD 8179 / BR 8137 Traces the story of a Don Cossack village through peace, war, revolution, and civil strife.<br><br> All the atmosphere, spontaneity, and color of Russian life is realistically conveyed. SINGER, ISAAC BASHEVIS The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl the Yeshiva Boy RC 17873 / BR 6 / BR 5777 Collection of forty-seven vintage Singer stories selected by the Nobel Laureate himself.<br><br> Includes tales of pious but tormented Hasidim in Poland, of rootless intellectual refugees in New York, of demons and dybbuks and of human frailty. SOLZHENITSYN, ALEXANDER Cancer Ward RC 15883 Based on his own experiences when he was a cancer patient in a Soviet hospital, the Russian Nobel Prize winner's novel fearlessly attacks the government of his country. The story focuses on Pavel Rusanov, a high official suffering from a tumor.<br><br> 40 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich RC 18001 A day's chronicle of an innocent man serving a ten-year sentence in a Stalinist labor camp. The book concerns his fellow prisoners, the brutality they experience, and the intense struggle for survival. STEINBECK, JOHN Cannery Row RC 09940 The story of a happy-go-lucky colony of bums on the Monterey, California, waterfront and of their friends, ladies of easy virtue in a nearby establish- ment.<br><br> A sentimental theme is treated with realism and with the philosophy that poverty-stricken independence is better than commercial success. East of Eden RC 17082 A saga of two California families from the turn of the century through the first World War. The Trasks, a mixture of gentleness and brutality, contrast with the Hamiltons, a well adjusted, more tranquil family.<br><br> Grapes of Wrath RC 21574 / BR 01621 The story of the Depression farmers and their families driven from the dust bowl of their Oklahoma farms to the promised land of California to find work. There, however, they face organized opposition to their struggle to survive. Of Mice and Men RC 12212 / BR 05106 A compassionate study of two men, drifting ranch hands who dream of someday having a place of their own.<br><br> Lennie is big and blundering, fabulously strong but not very bright, and George accepts his care as a trust. The Pearl RC 09859 / BR 00129 A folktale of Lower California is the basis for this narrative about Kino, the simple fisherman, who finds an enormous pearl that promises to provide for all his family's needs. When it brings nothing but misfortune, Kino throws it back into the sea and resumes his difficult way of life.<br><br> The Red Pony CB 00324 A boy matures as his experiences with horses, an old ranch hand, and the gift of a colt teach him about the interconnections between life and death. 41 Tortilla Flat RC 09126 In gentle and humorous style the author deals with amoral vagabonds who have soft hearts but no scruples. The scene is a tumble-down section of Monterey, California and the characters are paisanos of mixed Mexican, Indian, and white blood.<br><br> Travels with Charley: In Search of America RC 16094 A comment on America of the early 1960's from the American writer's tour across the country in a camper with Charley, his poodle. Winter of Our Discontent RC 13261 A provocative novel about a man of integrity who compromises his principles for a "cushion of security." The discovery of moral weakness in his own family throws a new light on the situation. STENDHAL The Charterhouse of Parma RC 16346 A classic romantic novel set during the Napoleonic Wars that delves into power politics and love.<br><br> It relates the affair of a brilliant, beautiful woman who becomes the mistress of a politician to further her adored nephew's career. The Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century RC 24310 / BR 6462 French society at the end of the Napoleonic wars sets the stage for this classic psychological study of an opportunist and the people he uses. Julien Sorel, a handsome and brilliant young tutor, systematically destroys the lives of the people around him, as he seems to fulfill his lust for power and wealth.<br><br> STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS The Black Arrow RC 23122 Battles, pursuit, capture, and escape set in fifteenth-century England figure largely in this story about a young man's revenge on his guardian, whom he suspects of having murdered his father. 42 Dr. Jekyll and Mr.<br><br> Hyde RC 26427 In this psychological novel of the war waged between good and evil within the human personality, a kindly physician commits diabolical crimes when his suppressed personality is released. Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 RC 25158 A Scottish lowlander narrates his adventures. David Balfour's uncle tries to have him sent to America as a slave; after he is shipwrecked and endures numerous travails, David falls in with the daredevil Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart.<br><br> First published in 1886. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale RC 10700 Story of a tragic bitter feud between two Scottish brothers. The elder brother, believed to have died in battle, returns home to persecute his younger brother, who has succeeded him to his title and estate and married his betrothed.<br><br> Travels in Hawaii RC 16518 Collection of the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson in, from, and about Hawaii. Arriving in 1889 aboard the ship "Casco, " he and his family remained in the islands for five months, where some of his best stories were written. Included is his famous letter in defense of Father Damien.<br><br> Treasure Island RC 18121 A classic adventure story of pirates and buried treasure in which young Jim Hawkins accompanies a crew of buccaneers and treasure-seekers on a voyage to find gold. First published in the 1880's. Weir of Hermiston and other Stories RC 26347 Stevenson was writing "Weir..." at the time of his death.<br><br> Although unfinished, it is regarded by many as his masterpiece. Set in Edinburgh, the story centers on the relationship between youn