Discussion Forums - Book Bazaar Book Bazaar

Topic: Looking for Original Versions of the following books-Updated List with more

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Looking for Original Versions of the following books-Updated List with more
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2005
Posts: 984
Back To Top

My son brought home a list of books that he has to choose from to read this year. His teacher said that they have to be the original versions and not the watered down versions written at a 4th grade level and they can't be illustrated or abridged. Sorry all I have is last names for authors

Watership Down by Adams
Little Women by Alcott
Sounder by Armstrong
National Velvet by Bagnold
Lilies of the Field by Barrett
Dorothy and the Wizard of OZ by Baum
Wizard of Oz by Baum
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
Caddie Woodlawn by Brink
Big Wave by Buck
Little Princess by Burnett
Secret Garden by Burnett
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Carroll
Going on 16 by Cavanna
Last of the Mohicans by Cooper
Robinson Crusoe by Defoe
Bleak House by Dickens
Christmas Carol by Dickens
David Copperfield by Dickens
Great Expectations by Dickens
Hard Times by Dickens
Oliver Twist by Dickens
Pickwick Papers by Dickens
Tale of Two Cities by Dickens
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle
An American Tragedy by Dreiser
Rebecca by du Maurier
Three Musketeers by Dumas
Invisible Man by Ellison
Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald
This Side of Paradise by Fitzgerald
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Frank

Mrs. Mike by Freedman
My Side of the Mountain by George
Miracle Worker by Gibson
Savage Sam-Gipson (not sure if it is a typo)
House of Green Gables-Hawthorne
Scarlet Letter-Hawthorne
Farewell to Arms-Hemmingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls-Hemmingway
In Our Time-Hemmingway
Islands in the Stream-Hemmingway
Old Man and the Sea-Hemmingway
Farewell to Manzanar-Houston
Hunchback of Notre Dame-Hugo
Les Miserables-Hugo
Across Five Aprils-Hunt
Legend of Sleepy Hollow-Irving
From Here to Eternity-Jones
Jungle Book-Kipling
Peace Breaks Out-Knowles
Separate Peace-Knowles
To Kill A Mockingbird-Lee
Wrinkle in Time-L'Engle
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-Lewis
White Fang-London
Prince and the Pauper-Mark Twain
Moby Dick-Melville
Gone with the Wind-Mitchell
Anne of Green Gables-Montgomery
Bounty Trilogy-Nordhoff
Island of the Blue Dolphins-O'Dell
Sarah Bishop-O'Dell
Serpent Never Sleeps-O'Dell
My Friend Flicka-O'Hara
Animal Farm-Orwell
Nineteen Eighty Four-Orwell
All Quiet on the Western Front-Remarque
Light in the forest-Richter
Little Prince-Saint-Exupery
Black Beauty-Sewell
Julius Caesar-Shakespeare
Midsummer Night's Dream-Shakespeare
Of Mice and Men-Steinbeck
Red Pony-Steinbeck
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde-Stevenson
Treasure Island-Stevenson
Gulliver's Travels-Swift
Vanity Fair-Thackeray
Lord of the rings-Tolkien
War and Peace-Tolstoy
Mary Poppins-Travers
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Twain
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-Verne
Around the World in Eighty Days-Verne
Journey to the Center of the Earth-Verne
Invisible Man-Wells
Time Machine-Wells
War of the Worlds-Wells
Charlotte's Web-White
Leaves of Grass-White
Once and Future King-White
Stuart Little-White
Trumpet of thee Swan-White
By the Shores of Silver Lake-Wilder
First Four Years-Wilder
Little House on the Prairie-Wilder
Long Winter-Wilder
These Happy Golden Years-Wilder
Swiss Family Robinson-Wyss


Last Edited on: 9/19/13 12:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2005
Posts: 984
Back To Top

Please ignore any that are wishlisted books.


Date Posted: 9/19/2013 12:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2005
Posts: 984
Back To Top

updated the list with all the complete list.

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 12:55 PM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2012
Posts: 8
Back To Top

Hi - I have a readable but not listable original copy of "Across Five Aprils"  which I can send to you. If you are interested, currently already listed on my bookshelf  is the original version of the book "Shane & Other Stories" which is also on the reading list. That one would be for a credit. As per the standard procedure,  I would pay for the postage and I can add the "Five Aprils" book. Or I can just send the "Five Aprils " book by itself for no credit. Do you pay the postage if it's just an unlistable book? I'm not familiar with the procedure for this. - Florence

Date Posted: 9/19/2013 1:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/19/2006
Posts: 2,080
Back To Top

Frankenstein on my shelf - I'll do 2/1 if you see anything else.

Date Posted: 9/20/2013 2:40 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
Posts: 499
Back To Top

I pmed you about the E B White books.

Date Posted: 9/21/2013 9:20 AM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2005
Posts: 984
Back To Top

Thanks for everyone's help.  Got all I need for now.  Will check back during Second Semester for different books.