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Anna Karenina
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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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“The fire had burned to coals and he lay looking up at the stars in their places and the hot belt of matter that ran the chord of the dark vault overhead and he put his hands on the ground at either side of him and pressed them against the earth and ...more
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
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“When he sat alone in the darkness and cried and was done, all done with it, nothing had changed. His leg still hurt, it was still dark, he was still alone and the self-pity had accomplished nothing.”

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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"Winning means fame and fortune.
Losing means certain death.
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Katniss Everdeen belongs to District 12, one of the regions in Panem, a nation formed out of the remains of North America after a cataclysmic event, leaving food
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"Dreer ritual turned its wheel. The ferment of the heart, within these walls, was mocked by every length of sleeping shadow. The passions, no greater than candle flames, flickered in Time’s yawn, for Gormenghast, huge and adumbrate, out-crumbles all. ...more
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"The boundary line between a blue and white planet, and one that is gray and tan, is fragile. Is the riverbank a delight or an obscenity, a place for diving ducks or greasy truck tires? I cry that the technology that produced this marvelous machine w ...more
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The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato
The Trial and Death of Socrates
by Plato
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“Such was the end of our friend, Socrates, a man who, we would say, was the best of all those we've experienced and, generally speaking, the wisest and the most just."

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Macbeth
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"Double, double toil and trouble;
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A Scottish lord named Macbeth has won a great victory for his king, Duncan. On his return he encounters three witches who prophesize that he will be King of Scotland. He demands an expla
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Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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”You know, the longer I live, the more I feel that the great wheeze in life is to be jolly well sure what you want and not let yourself be put off by pals who think they know better than you do."

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The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger
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"The idea of a star being born is bushwah. A star is created, carefully and coldbloodedly, built up from nothing, from nobody...Age, beauty, talent - least of all talent - has nothing to do with it...We could make silk purses out of sow's ears every ...more
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