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Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.


Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife.

105 pages.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.


Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde.

94 pages.

Candide, or, Optimism

Voltaire, 1694-1778.


Candide is a brilliant satire of the theory that our world is "the best of all possible worlds." The book traces the adventures of the guileless Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunegonde, tortured by the Inquisition, et cetera, all without losing his resilience and will to live and pursue a happy life.

119 pages.

Ethan Frome

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.


Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie's vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.

99 pages.


Wiesel, Elie, 1928-

940.5318 WIESEL

Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair in confronting the absolute evil of man.

120 pages.

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