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  • Nicomachean Ethics

    Aristotle, D. P. Chase

    Paperback (SDE Classics, Nov. 5, 2019)
    For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy. Widely considered to be one of the most important works written on philosophy, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is separated into 10 books that cover topics such as friendship, happiness, and the invaluable virtues that a person should strive to obtain.
  • Peter Pan

    J. M. Barrie

    Paperback (SDE Classics, June 1, 2019)
    All children, except one, grow up.In pursuit of his lost shadow, a young boy named Peter Pan dashes into the bedroom of three children named Wendy, Michael, and John. After much blundering about, Wendy manages to reattach Peter's frenetic shadow, and in return, Peter propositions the three siblings to accompany him back to his home in a place he calls Neverland.A world of fantasy, flight, and fun, Neverland brings wonderment to Wendy and her brothers at every moment with Peter and his ageless band of Lost Boys, but with the magnificence that Neverland offers so too also lurks the evil Captain Hook…
  • Walden

    Henry David Thoreau

    Paperback (SDE Classics, Aug. 30, 2019)
    I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.Published in the mid-19th century, Walden chronicles Henry David Thoreau’s life secluded from society as he lived in a small cabin at Walden Pond. One of the most compelling books in American literature, Walden is a reminiscence of self-discovery that resonates even more so in today’s hectic world. A journey to self-discovery, Thoreau’s two years, two months, and two days spent living in a natural surrounding provides us with the insight to his renewed spirituality and a guide to simple living and self-reliance.Included is Thoreau’s famous essay “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.”
  • The Time Machine

    H.G. Wells

    Paperback (SDE Classics, Nov. 7, 2018)
    There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time.When an English Scientist, known only as the Time Traveller, invents a machine that can travel through time, the most logical outcome would be to test such a machine. After a trial run that saw him travel three hours into the future, the Time Traveller pushes further into the future to year 802,701, where he meets a mellow race of humans called the Eloi. Soon he discovers that the Eloi are not the only human race left on earth...
  • Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Paperback (SDE Classics, Dec. 2, 2018)
    I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.A story principally surrounding the interpersonal relationship of the March sisters as they grow from children into young adults, Little Women displays the sheer beauty of a loving sisterhood. Together, the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, toil through the adversity and grief of a family struggling in mid-19th century America. Together they encounter the absence of family members, the sickness of other family members, and the love of the men, both romantic and platonic, in their lives. Since its publication in 1868, Little Women has captivated readers worldwide and has been adapted several times for movies and television.
  • Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

    Paperback (SDE Classics, Nov. 4, 2019)
    Nothing happens to any man which he is not formed by nature to bear.Throughout his life, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius kept notes for self improvement, and Meditations is a collaboration of these notes ranging from a single sentence to long paragraphs. Segmented into twelve chapters, or “meditations,” Marcus Aurelius’ famous philosophical work chronicles 12 important times in his life and provides a modern understanding of stoic philosophy that was prevalent during the Roman Empire.
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    L. Frank Baum

    Paperback (SDE Classics, June 1, 2019)
    "If we walk far enough," said Dorothy, "I am sure we shall sometime come to some place."A storm tears through rural Kansas and a young farm girl named Dorothy finds herself and her farmhouse swallowed by a cyclone and transported to a magical land called Oz. This unexpected passage into this land of wonders is not without its peril as her farmhouse has fallen on the Wicked Witch of the East. Without pause, the Good Witch of the North appears and presents Dorothy with the Wicked Witch's prized magical silver shoes.The wonders of Oz abound, but Dorothy wants nothing more than to go back home to her family. The Good Witch instructs Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road all the way to the Emerald City, where she must solicit the great and powerful Wizard of Oz for help in returning her back home.Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road begins uneventful, but with Wicked Witches running amok, will it remain that way?
  • What's Wrong with the World

    G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton

    eBook (Start Classics, May 12, 2012)
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  • The Last Man

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    eBook (Start Classics, May 16, 2012)
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  • The Metamorphosis

    Franz Kafka

    Paperback (SDE Classics, Sept. 9, 2019)
    One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug. Gregor Samsa lives an uneventful life. That is, until one morning he awakes to find himself transformed into a monstrous, verminous bug.The celebrated work by Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis is a psychological study of Gregor’s family and the world around him as Gregor endures a new and painful existence of a vermin.
  • The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

    J. H. Patterson

    Paperback (SDE Classics, June 16, 2019)
    “Darkness fell almost immediately, and everything became extraordinarily still. The silence of an African jungle on a dark night needs to be experienced to be realised; it is most impressive, especially when one is absolutely alone and isolated from one’s fellow creatures, as I was then.”In the late 19th century, the British began construction on a railway linking Uganda with the Indian Ocean. The railroad's passage through Africa crossed over the Tsavo River in Kenya, and thus the British Army brought Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson in to lead the thousands of workers as they began the bridge's construction. Throughout the next nine months, the construction site encountered a pair of lions that would stalk the campsite, drag workers from their tents, and devour those workers at nighttime. The killings occurred daily and the lions became bolder with each passing week. Nothing seemed to work for Patterson to stave off the lion attacks.Patterson published The Man-Eaters of Tsavo in 1907 to chronicle those nine months where the lion attacks intensified to the point where the bridge’s construction had to be halted. Included in Patterson's account of the “Man-Eaters at Tsavo” are other stories from his time in East Africa.
  • The Red Fairy Book

    Andrew Lang

    eBook (Start Classics, March 30, 2011)
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.