Often Overlooked Classics

A classic is a book with staying power. Even though it may still be in print, some classics are often overlooked. This is a list of often overlooked classics.

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A Girl of the Limberlost
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stratton-Porter, Gene
Call Number:
YP F/F Stratton-Porter
Description:

The Limberlost Forest holds treasures as well as old family secrets for a young girl living there.

A Lantern in Her Hand
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aldrich, Bess S.
Call Number:
F Aldrich
Description:

On the Nebraska frontier, Abbie struggles to raise her children to pursue the ambitions that were once her own.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Betty
Call Number:
F Smith
Description:

Francie Nolan, avid reader and observer of human nature, has much to ponder in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn.

Captains Courageous
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kipling, Rudyard; St. Charles Players (Performed by)
Call Number:
YP F/F Kipling
Description:

When a spoiled boy is rescued from drowning, the crew of a fishing schooner makes him work for his keep.

Cold Comfort Farm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gibbons, Stella
Call Number:
F Gibbons
Description:

Orphaned at nineteen, Flora moves in with her country relatives and attempts to bring order to their lives.

Daddy-Long-Legs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Webster, Jean (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF/YP F/F Webster
Description:

A precocious orphan is given the opportunity to attend college, thanks to an anonymous benefactor.

Far from the Madding Crowd
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hardy, Thomas; Slater, Michael (Introduction by)
Call Number:
YP F/F Hardy
Description:

An independent woman has her choice among three very different suitors, and her decision will affect her life forever.

Gulliver`s Travels
Artist/Author/Cast:
Swift, Jonathan; Starkman, Miriam Kosh (Introduction by)
Call Number:
JF/YP F/F Swift
Description:

Swift proves to be a master of satire as well as imagination in this story of a ship surgeon's travels through fantastical lands.

I Capture the Castle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Dodie
Call Number:
YP F/F Smith
Description:

Cassandra, a budding author, tries to capture on paper the lives of her eccentric family.

Mrs. Mike
Artist/Author/Cast:
Freedman, Benedict (Author, Foreword by); Freedman, Nancy
Call Number:
F Freedman
Description:

When a young city girl falls in love with a Canadian Mountie, her life turns from lackluster to adventurous.

Nicholas Nickleby
Artist/Author/Cast:
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Call Number:
YP F/F Dickens
Description:

Young Nicholas finds adventure and new friends as he struggles through a succession of jobs to support his family.

Persuasion
Artist/Author/Cast:
Austen, Jane; Bloom, Amy (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Austen
Description:

A woman who was persuaded to decline marriage to the man she loved encounters him again years later.

Right Ho, Jeeves
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wodehouse, P. G.
Call Number:
YP F/F Wodehouse
Description:

When Bertie Wooster accidentally becomes engaged to his best friend's girl, his butler, Jeeves, must come to the rescue.

Sayonara
Artist/Author/Cast:
Michener, James A.
Call Number:
F Michener
Description:

Major Lloyd Gruver is stationed in Japan and is in love with a general's daughter--until he meets Hana-ogi.

The Blue Castle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Montgomery, L. M.
Call Number:
YP F Montgomery
Description:

When Valancy learns she has a terminal illness, she decides to shock her relatives and change her life.

The Count of Monte Cristo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dumas, Alexandre
Call Number:
F Dumas
Description:

Edmond Nantes plots revenge against his enemies who betrayed him and left him to rot in prison.

The Country of the Pointed Firs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jewett, Sarah Orne
Call Number:
F Jewett
Description:

A writer seeks the quiet of a small town but instead becomes drawn into the stories of its inhabitants.

The Diary of a Nobody
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grossmith, George; Grossmith, Weedon
Call Number:
F Grossmith
Description:

When you meet the Pooter family, you may change your opinion that Victorian life was dull.

The Mill on the Floss
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eliot, George; Byatt, A. S. (Editor, Introduction by)
Call Number:
YP F/F Eliot
Description:

Maggie, a young girl of great character and strength, struggles to maintain her independence despite her domineering family.

The Moonstone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kemp, Sandra (Editor); Collins, Wilkie
Call Number:
YP F/F Collins
Description:

When Rachel Verinder inherits the Moonstone, a huge priceless diamond, her delight turns to dismay when the gem disappears.

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