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  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book:Heart of Darkness (1899), by Joseph Conrad, is a short novel about Charles Marlow’s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. This river is described to be “... a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Jane Austen's Emma

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Dr. Robert C. Worstell and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book:Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name ... Read more

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  • Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days

    A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1,324,289 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. During ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection

    by Dr. Robert C. Worstell and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. It was written in the middle of World War I, in 1916, and first published by John Lane in the United States in October 1920. Styles was Christie's first published novel, introducing Hercule Poirot, InspectorJapp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot is described as "a dear little man", "an extraordinary looking little ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book:Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is the second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in ... Read more

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  • Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel. Written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with ... Read more

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  • Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. It tells the story of a plain governess (Jane) who, after early life difficulties, falls in love with her employer, Mr Rochester. They marry, but only after Rochester's insane first wife (of ... Read more

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  • Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles

    A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection

    by Dr. Robert C. Worstell and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo

    A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection

    by Dr. Robert C. Worstell and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père). Complete in 1844, it is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, ... Read more

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  • Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy

    A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About the Story: The poem is written in the first person, and tells of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell and Purgatory; Beatrice, Dante's ideal woman, guides him through Heaven. Beatrice was a Florentine woman whom he had met in childhood ... Read more

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  • Jane Austen's Persuasion

    A Midwest Journal Writers Club Selection

    by Midwest Journal Writers' Club and 2 more

    series Midwest Journal Writers Club
    About this book: Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December that year (but dated 1818). Persuasion is linked to Northanger Abbey not only by the fact that the two books were originally bound up in one volume and published together, but also because ... Read more

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