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The Awakening
 

The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

The Great Gatsby
 

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The World's Great Novels
 

The World's Great Novels
by NBC University Theatre

Moby Dick
 

Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

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by Upton Sinclair
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It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized.

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by Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a personal account of the life of the famous American statesman, businessman, philosopher, inventor and scientist.

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by Washington Irving
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The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America’s colonial period.

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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter is a novel published in 1850 and written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.

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by Ernest Hemingway
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The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction.

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by Peter B. Kyne
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Originally published by William Randolph Hearst in 1921, Peter Kyne's The Go Getter has become a continual source of inspiration for salesman, entrepreneurs and employers.

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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In Self Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson formulates his philosophy of self-reliance; an essential part of which is to trust in one's present thoughts and impressions rather than those of other people or of one's past self.

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by Orson Welles
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The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman.

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by Herman Melville
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Moby-Dick is the great American novel. But it is also the great unread American novel. Sprawling, magnificent, deliriously digressive, it stands over and above all other works of fiction, since it is barely a work of fiction itself.

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates' gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island...

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