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The Children By Edith Wharton
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Originally published in 1928, The Children is a late novel concerns Martin Boyne's distraction from his anticipated marriage to Rose Sellars, a recently widowed woman of his own age. The distraction... More > comes in the form of seven children he meets aboard a ship sailing from South America to Italy, principally the eldest of them, the fifteen year-old Judith Wheater. Torn between his obligation to Rose and his gradual attraction to Judith, Martin begins to question his motive while nursing a regret for a life without children. The novel has been interpreted as an autobiographical work of fiction in which Wharton expresses her own regret at not having children and in the process enthusing about her love for the younger people in her life. That said, in a modern society, the central relationship between Martin, a forty-six year old man and Judith, some thirty years younger and not yet out of puberty can't help to raise questions of propriety.< Less
Children of God: A Novel Study Guide By
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Children of God: A Novel Study Guide consists of approx. 101 pages of summaries and analysis on Children of God: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell.
The Secret Garden. a classic children's novel By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Secret Garden is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published as a book in 1911, after a version was published as an American Magazine serial beginning in 1910. Set in England,... More > it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been made. The American edition was published by Stokes with illustrations by Maria Louise Kirk (signed as M. L. Kirk) and the British edition by Heinemann with illustrations by Charles Heath Robinson< Less
Anne of Green Gables. classic children's novel By L. M. Montgomery
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Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children's novel since the... More > mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who was mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings; Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, originally intending to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into at least 36 languages. Montgomery wrote numerous sequels, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world.< Less
The Scarecrow of Oz / children's NOVEL / Original Version illustrated By L. Frank Baum
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Cap'n Bill and Trot journey to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, the former ruler of Oz, overthrow the villainous King Krewl of Jinxland. Cap'n Bill and Trot had previously appeared in two... More > other novels by Baum, The Sea Fairies and Sky Island. Based in part upon the 1914 silent film, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz. This was allegedly L. Frank Baum's personal favourite Oz book< Less
Ozma of Oz / children's NOVEL / Original Version illustrated By L. Frank Baum
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While traveling to Australia with her Uncle Henry, Dorothy is swept overboard with a hen named Billina. They land in Ev, a country across the desert from Oz, and, together with new-found mechanical... More > friend Tik-Tok, they must save Ev's royal family from the evil Nome King. With Princess Ozma's help, they finally return to Oz.< Less
The Road to Oz / children's NOVEL / Original Version illustrated By L. Frank Baum
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Dorothy meets the Shaggy Man, and while trying to find the road to Butterfield, they get lost on an enchanted road. As they travel they meet the rainbow's daughter, Polychrome, and a little boy,... More > Button-Bright. They have all sorts of strange adventures on the way to Oz.< Less
Children of the Wind By M. P. Shiel
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Adventure novel in which a lost heiress takes over an African tribe. A lost race novel. A story of adventure in South Central Africa. An English scientist learns that the "White Queen" of... More > the Wa-Ngwanyas is his own cousin and heiress to a fortune of which she is being kept in ignorance.< Less
Children of Koloko By Chin Ce
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Children of Koloko is Ce's first novel told through the eyes and actions of young Yoyo and his friends, Buff and Dickie. The story spans the life and habits of Koloko, a semi urban Nigerian town, and... More > her people. In this collection Chin Ce displays the craft of dialogue in his portraiture of characters who only reflect the modern sensitivities of Africa's dying values.< Less
The Children of the Sea By Joseph Conrad
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This is the story of James Wait, a black sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus, who takes ill with life-threatening tuberculosis. His plight arouses the sympathy of some, and the ire of... More > others. He came in, hung the pot on the edge of the bunk, asked perfunctorily, "How goes it?" and sat down on the box.—"H'm," grunted Wait, inhospitably. The cook wiped his face with a dirty cotton rag, which, afterwards, he tied round his neck.—"That's how them firemen do in steamboats," he said, serenely, and much pleased with himself. "My work is as heavy as theirs—I'm thinking—and longer hours. Did you ever see them down the stokehold? Like fiends they look—firing—firing—firing—down there." - Excerpt from The Children of the Sea.< Less

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