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Reader's Digest Selet Editions: Treasure Island, The Call of the Wild, David Copperfield, Madame Curie
Reader's Digest Selet Editions Treasure Island The Call of the Wild David Copperfield Madame Curie Author:Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Charles Dickens, Eve Curie Four books in one. — Treasure Island: Young Jim Hawkins first heard this rousing sea chanty sung by a mysterios sailor at a quiet English inn. He was to hear it again aboard a brigantine on the high seas and on a faraway island that swarmed with pirates. For it was Jim's exciting fate to join good Squire Trelawney and the infamous Long John Silv... more »er on what has proved to be the most famous treasure hunt in all fiction.
The Call of the Wild: Along with his human masters the dog Buck ruled a peaceful California ranch with easy authority- until suddenly he was plunged into the savage life of a gold-rush sled dog in the frozen Yukon. This is the magnificent story of a gallant animal's fight to meet a challenge and to survive, as gripping today as when it was first published.
David Copperfield: The novel, one of the greates ever written, is about a fatherless boy who in his growth to manhood acquired a set of extraordinary friends- and equally extraordinary enemies. Winsome little Emly, loyal Peggotty, irrepressible Mr. Micawber and cringing Uriah heep have been as real to generations of readers as they were to David. His was an eventful growing up filled with heartbreak and humor. And his story is a vivid evocation of the life of Dickens' time.
Madame Curie: Told superbly-by her daughter, this is the story of the little Polish girl who became the greatest women scientist the world has known. The spirit of this remarkable women shines from every page, and the account of her student days in Paris, of her romantic courtship and dedicated life with her husband, Pierre, and finally of the lonely days when she reached the heights alone-all these form the elements of an inspiring and deeply moving biography.« less