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Reader's Digest Selet Editions: The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Good Earth, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Reader's Digest Selet Editions The Scarlet Pimpernel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Good Earth The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Author:Baroness Orczy, Mark Twain, Pearl Buck, Howard Pyle Four books in one. — The Scarlet Pimpernel: The narrow channel was all that separated the elegant pageantry of eighteenth-century England from the Terror of the French Revolution. Across it in the dark of night ventured a man of mystery known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel, risking his life to save whole families from the guillontine. His skill ... more »at matching wits and weapons with his enemies-just for the sport of it- has placed him among the celbrated heroes of English fiction. Who was he really? His secret is well kept until the very end of this enthralling story.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: St. Petersburg, Missouri, would have been a quiet village but for Tom Sawyer and his carefree companion Huck Finn. Together they dreams of ghosts and river pitates and hidden gold came true in exciting, unexpected ways. And their escapades, recounted by a great humorist, are wonderful fun to read.
The Good Earth: A strong and beautiful novel about a young Chinese farmer and his fierce love for the soil he tilled. We first meet Wang Lung on his wedding day, and we follow his struggle to keep his land and make it prosper. We leave him in the fullness of his years, and we know him to the core-him and his family and the small world they inhabit. Translated into many languages, The Good Earth is one of the word's most widely read books, and its author has been honored with both the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: In sherwood forest, according to legend, lived Robin Hood and his faithful band. Outlaws all, they survived by their ingenuity and their trusty longbows. To the pompous Sheriff of Nottingham and all other rogues they were fearsome enemies. But to downtrodden yeomen and to ladies in distress they were gay and courageous friends. Howard Pyle retells their most famous feats in a book of lasting populatity.« less