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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1305 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A mischievous youth encounters a runaway slave and together they travel down the Mississippi in search of adventure, in the classic novel accompanied by essays by Van Wyck Brooks and Carl Van Doren.
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1306 .A1 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relates the experiences of Tom and his friends in a 19th century Mississippi town.
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Allan Quatermain
Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925.
PR4731 .A68 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Already dead : a California gothic
Johnson, Denis, 1949-
PS3560.O3745 A56 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The protagonist is Nelson Fairchild, a rich man's son who grows marijuana in California and who has cheated a dealer. If he doesn't settle his debt he will be killed. But the person who holds the purse strings is his wife and she won't give him money, so Fairchild decides to kill her.
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Angel of Galilea
Restrepo, Laura.
PQ8180.28.E7255 D8513 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Originally titled Dulce compañía (1995), novel set in Bogotá tells the first-person story of a woman journalist's involvement with the people of a poor barrio and the man they call an angel. Ironic, often humorous details of daily life in Colombia combine with passionate descriptions of madness, religion, and love. Excellent translation by Koch. Short author's biography; no other locating material"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Annotated She : a critical edition of H. Rider Haggard's Victorian romance with introduction and notes
Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925.
PR4731 .S6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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At night we walk in circles : a novel
Alarcón, Daniel, 1977-
PS3601.L333 A93 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Atlas shrugged
Rand, Ayn.
PS3535.A547 A94 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.
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Black empire
Schuyler, George Samuel, 1895-
PS3537.C76 B54 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Captains courageous
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
PR4854 .C2 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Crossing
Martínez, Manuel Luis.
PS3563.A73339 C76 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young man's harrowing journey from Mexico to the United States. He is tricked by a smuggler and faces death with others in a locked boxcar. The story is based on real events.
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Damascus Gate
Stone, Robert, 1937-
PS3569.T6418 D36 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jewish and Christian terrorists unite in a scheme to blow up Islamic mosques on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The plot is discovered by Christopher Lucas, a Jewish-Catholic journalist from the U.S. writing a book on religious passions. He has a romance with an Arab nightclub dancer.
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Daughter of fortune : a novel
Allende, Isabel.
PQ8098.1.L54 H5513 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, Eliza finances her search with various jobs, including playing the piano in a brothel.
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Dog king
Ransmayr, Christoph, 1954-
PT2678.A65 M6713 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A surrealistic novel on life in a Germany haunted by the memory of the Holocaust. The protagonists are three people living near the site of a World War II concentration camp. One was an inmate, the others were free people. A study of complicity by the author of The Terror of Ice and Darkness.
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East of the mountains
Guterson, David.
PS3557.U846 E22 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Washington State, a widowed doctor suffering from cancer takes a hunting trip, the real purpose of which is to commit suicide, which he will masquerade as an accident. But Dr. Ben Givens' resolve is tested by several events which reaffirm the joy of living--he cheats death by fighting off wolves and helps a girl give birth.
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Esau
Kerr, Philip.
PR6061.E784 E8 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An expedition is mounted to the Himalayas to capture the Abominable Snowman, believed to be the missing link between ape and man. It follows a mountain climber's discovery of the skull of a recently dead snowman, which scientists claim proves the species actually exists. An adventure story that looks at evolution. By the author of The Grid.
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Even cowgirls get the blues
Robbins, Tom.
PS3568.O233 E9 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The outrageous bestseller that stars Sissy Hankshaw--flawlessly beautiful, almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bag. . . . Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax.
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Fierce invalids home from hot climates
Robbins, Tom.
PS3568.O233 F54 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government, a pacifist who carries a gun, a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy, a cyberwhiz who hates computers, a robust bon vivant who can be as squeamish as any fop, a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior)." "Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol." "And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, Robbins explores, challenges, mocks, and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our mercurial era."--BOOK JACKET.
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Gulliver's travels
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
PR3724.G8 S85 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On four voyages, an Englishman becomes shipwrecked in various lands.
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Harold and the purple crayon
Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975.
PZ7.L537 Har 1983x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.
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In search of Bernabé
Limón, Graciela.
PS3562.I464 I5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tells the story of Luz Delcano's search for her son Bernabe, a priest-turned-guerrilla in the setting of Archbishop Romero's assassination and funeral.
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In the palm of darkness : a novel
Montero, Mayra, 1952-
PQ7440.M56 T813 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Translation of Tú, la oscuridad, a work by a Cuban-born author now living in Puerto Rico. English-language readers may wish for some background information about Montero or the context of her novel. However, they will find helpful a map of Haiti (not included in Spanish original) that will enable them to follow the protagonist's search for an extinct red frog"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Innocent blood : a novel
Dickey, Christopher.
PS3554.I318 I56 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A former U.S. Army soldier becomes a Muslim terrorist. The son of Yugoslav immigrants, Kurt Kurtovic of Kansas first meets the terrorist, Rashid, during the Gulf War. He meets him again in Bosnia while investigating his family's Muslim roots and agrees to help the cause with a terrorist act in New York. But he will undergo a last-minute change of heart.
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Kalimantaan
Godshalk, C. S.
PS3557.O3145 K35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A 19th century British officer carves out for himself a kingdom in Borneo. He is Gideon Barr of the East India Company who is ordered to the Far East to combat pirates. After defeating them, he makes a fortune in trade and proceeds to create a colonial society with all the trappings of home. A first novel.
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Kim
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
PR4854 .K4 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kipling's story of an orphan born in colonial India and torn between love for his native India and the demands of Imperial loyalty to his Irish-English heritage and to the British Secret Service.
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King Solomon's mines
Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925.
PR4731 .K5 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Allan Quatermain and his companions struggle across the remote African continent in search of hidden gold.
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Last of the Mohicans
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1408 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of the famous scout Bumppo-or Hawkeye-in the French and Indian War.
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Last sanctuary
Holden, Craig.
PS3558.O347747 L37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A confrontation in Alaska between the government and a religious cult. The story is told through the eyes of Joe Curtis, a hitchhiking Gulf War veteran picked up by a couple who ask his help in recovering owed money in Idaho, in fact gold paid by the sect to an arms dealer who defaulted. There is a shootout and the trio flee north, pursued by police and the army.
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Last voyage of Somebody the sailor : a novel
Barth, John, 1930-
PS3552.A75 L37 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4563.A2 I54 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Lost world : being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.
PR4622 .L6 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two scientists, a big game hunter, and a journalist travel to the Amazon rain forest. On a volcanic plateau, they discover an isolated world still inhabited by dinosaurs, climaxing in a chase scene with a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Making history : a novel
Fry, Stephen, 1957-
PR6056.R88 M34 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A history student travels back in time to prevent Hitler's birth by dropping an infertility pill into his father's beer. The scheme backfires when a more intelligent dictator comes to power, conquering more territory and developing the atom bomb ahead of the U.S. The student, Michael Young, gets back into his time machine to allow Hitler to be born after all. By the author of The Hippopotamus.
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Middle passage
Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948-
PS3560.O353 M5 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1830, Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave leading a dissolute life in New Orleans, finds himself forced into marriage.
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Moby Dick, or, The whale
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
PS2384 .M6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture. October 18th, 2001, marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the greatest novel in American literature. The Modern Library trade paperback edition exclusively features the timeless illustrations of Rockwell Kent, an Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick, commentary by Herman Melville and William T. Porter, contemporary reviews from John Bull and The Critic, endnotes, and a reading group guide.
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Moll Flanders
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
PR3404 .M63 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As Moll Flanders rises from the infamous Newgate Prison to fame, wealth, and respectability, Moll comes to embody all the excess and vitality of an era.
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Moll Flanders
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
PR3404 .M6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin in search of property and power. Born in Newgate Prison to a picaresque mother, Moll propels herself through marriages, periods of success and destitution, and a trip to the New World and back, only to return to the place of her birth as a popular prostitute and brilliant thief. The story of Moll Flanders vividly illustrates Defoe's themes of social mobility and predestination, sin, redemption and reward. --Publisher.
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Nip the buds, shoot the kids
Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-
PL858.E14 M413 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Japan during World War II a group of boys who are evacuated to the country take over a village when the inhabitants flee a plague. The novel describes the way the boys administer the village--breaking into homes for food, burying the dead, caring for the sick--and what happens when the villagers return. By the author of The Silent Cry.
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Nostromo
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
PR6005.O4 N578 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the silver mines of the South American republic of Costaguana are threatened by rebel forces, a brave captain, Nostromo, steps in and offers to bury the silver to ensure its safety.
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Pioneers
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1414.A2 W35 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pirate's daughter : a novel of adventure
Girardi, Robert.
PS3557.I694 P57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A stockbroker smitten by a femme fatale quits his boring job for a life of adventure. The woman is the daughter of a modern pirate and the adventure turns out to be trade in slaves. The stockbroker discovers he does not have the stomach for such enterprise, frees the slaves, gives up his love and returns to his boring job.
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Prairie
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
PS1416.A2 R56 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Story finds Natty going West and opposing the destruction of the land of the animals.
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Prester John
Buchan, John, 1875-1940.
PR6003.U13 P74 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Robinson Crusoe : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
PR3403 .A1 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents an annotated text of Daniel Defoe'searly eighteenth-century novel about an adventurous Englishman who becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a desert island before being rescued, and includes a selection of contextual and critical essays.
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Sea of trees
Murphy, Yannick.
PS3563.U7635 S43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Eurasian girl's coming of age during a war. She is Tian, half-French, half-Chinese, whose early teens are spent with her family in a World War II Japanese internment camp where she serves as a translator. Later in Saigon, during Indochina War I, she interprets for the French army while they torture Vietnamese prisoners. A first novel.
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Seville communion
Pérez-Reverte, Arturo.
PQ6666.E765 P513 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A hacker breaks into the pope's computer, asking him to save from demolition a 17th century church in Seville. The Vatican dispatches handsome Father Lorenzo Quart who quickly attracts the attention of an aristocratic beauty embroiled in the affair. By the author of The Flanders Panel.
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State of wonder
Patchett, Ann.
PS3566.A7756 S76 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
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Tale of the incomparable prince
Tshe-riṅ-dbaṅ-rgyal, Mdo-mkhar Źabs-druṅ, 1697-1763.
PL3748.M38 G9813 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale of love and adventure in 18th Century Tibet by a writer of the day. The hero is Prince Kumaradvitiya who gives up his kingdom to follow a life of abnegation and meditation as taught by Buddha. The meditation, which is in verse and prose, yields flashbacks of a sinful life.
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Thieves' market
Bezzerides, A. I. (Albert Isaac), 1908-
PS3552.E898 T48 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fast-paced proletarian novel originally published in 1949, Thieves' Market was inspired by the author's youthful experiences as a trucker hauling produce to the packing houses of California's Central Valley. Immigrant Nick Garcos becomes an independent trucker, soon landing in the brutal and crooked underworld of the produce markets of San Francisco, Oakland, Stockton, and Los Angeles.

Vividly set in the sundrenched landscapes and urban squalor of California in the 1940s, Thieves' Market is a major example of the genre of noir fiction that continues to fascinate the Hollywood cinema and general readers alike. For this edition, Garrett White has provided a new foreword and the author a new afterword.

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To the white sea
Dickey, James.
PS3554.I32 T6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sergeant Muldrow is an American airman who is shot down over Tokyo during World War II. Using skills gained in his youth in his native Alaska, he proceeds to make his escape. A brutal and often poetic tale of survival in the course of which the airman kills a man for his clothes, eats a swan for meat and undergoes torture at the hands of the police. By the author of Deliverance.
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Tom Sawyer ; and, Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
PS1306 .A1 1991a Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A simplified retelling of the classic story of the mischievous 19th-century boy in a Mississippi River town and his friends, Huck Finn and Beckey Thatcher, as they run away from home, witness a murder, and find treasure in a cave.
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Treasure Island
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
PR5486 .A1 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.
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Typee : a peep at Polynesian life
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
PS2384 .T8 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.
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Whipping boy
Fleischman, Sid, 1920-
PZ7.F5992 Wh 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
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Witness
Saer, Juan José, 1937-
PQ7797.S22435 E5813 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability