Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reader's Shelf

From Library Journal

Back to School:  Classics worth a Second Read

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
By Austen, Jane
Editor Kinsley, James
Introduction by Stafford, Fiona
2008-06 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780199535569 Check Our Catalog Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighborhood, the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility …More

The Odyssey
The Odyssey
By Homer
Translator Fagles, Robert
Introduction by Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
1997-11 - Penguin Books
9780140268867 Check Our Catalog In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given readers an "Odyssey" to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. …More

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein
Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein
By Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Author Wrightson, Bernie Wollstonecraft
Author Wollstonecraft, Mary
2008-11 - Dark Horse Comics
9781595822000 Check Our Catalog Twenty-five years after its original release, Wrightson's illustrated version of Shelley's "Frankenstein" is still considered to be one of the greatest achievements by any artist in the field. This beautiful 9 x 12 edition includes Stephen King's introduction and the original 47 full-page illustrations.Dark Horse Books …More

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Lee, Harper
2006-05 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780061120084 Check Our Catalog This beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is now being published with the original jacket art, printed endpapers, a ribbon marker, and a full cloth slipcase. Lee's timeless masterpiece makes the perfect gift for every generation. (Literary Classics) …More

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
By Fitzgerald, F. Scott
2004-10 - Scribner Book Company
9780743273565 Check Our Catalog The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgeralds third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted gin was the national drink and sex the national …More

Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
By Orwell, George
Foreword by Pynchon, Thomas
Afterword by Fromm, Erich
2003-05 - Plume Books
9780452284234 Check Our Catalog This new centennial edition is the masterpiece of rebellion and imprisonment, where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and Big Brother is watching. …More