Classics for Boys (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Overview

Transport children to a time when excitement seemed to lurk around every corner with these classic tales of action, adventure, and exploration.
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Strange Case...
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Overview

Transport children to a time when excitement seemed to lurk around every corner with these classic tales of action, adventure, and exploration.
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400500307
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
  • Edition description: Seven-volume Set
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 14.10 (h) x 6.05 (d)

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    lighten up, moms

    Boys don't read. These are the works that might hold their attention long enough to get them to the last page. No intelligent person believes B&N is suggesting these are exclusively for boys.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    Only Boys Need Read?!

    These works are classics because they are models of literature. Although Barnes & Noble would only have young boys buy these books, they are model works of literature for boys AND girls.

    I do hope Barnes & Noble plans to be consistent with its no-girls rule by labeling its entire math and science sections "for boys only" too...

    8 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2011

    it's a helpful hint to find books for boys

    you nutty ladies, B&N is just trying to help people like me find a package that would appeal to my son who happens to have a different preferences than girls. Yes he's read Little House on the Prairie for me, and enjoyed it but he's not going to devour the series like I did as a kid, different biological makeup.. face it... they like macho stuff most of the time! Let people be!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2010

    Thank you for helping me find classics that appeal to boys!

    THANK YOU to Barnes & Noble for grouping some books together that would appeal to boys! I have no problem with the label and of course girls can read them too, but if you are trying to decide which of the classics to buy for your boys, these are some very good choices that *most* boys would like!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2010

    Really people..calm down!

    I think this is a great package and I'm not at all bugged by the 'for boys' lable they put on it. They took books they thought boys MIGHT like. If you want to buy them for girls then go for it. Crazy over-opinionated people.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    turned off

    The books look great. But I am so turned off by the marketing of the adventure stories package as "for boys." Yes, I know that girls and their parents have the prerogative to buy them as well, but children are easily manipulated by marketing. And it just perpetuates the pigeon-holing many parents are battling against. The same goes for the "for girls" label on the fantasty package. It is sooo last century. I have a girl and a boy, who are happy to read both. Come on, Barnes & Noble, how about removing the gender labels from your categories and join the rest of us in the (post-feminist?!) 21st century.
    Susan Buchsbaum

    3 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2010

    Great for boys and girls

    These are a great collection of books that I bought for a young family friend and the classics for girls for their younger daughter and they both greatly enjoyed each. Even though the name says "Boys will be boys" it doesn't mean that girls can't enjoy it as well, nor does saying "classics for girls" mean boys won't enjoy a few books in that collection as well. Most boys find science fiction to be more enjoyable than enchantment but that doesnt mean its strictly for boys, I thought most people would understand that on here but I guess for not.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Excellente

    Every book in the set was sent it perfect condition and had no physical damage at all. It is a great set for boys with a higher vocabulary than most, although there are handy footnotes that help you with most challenging words. They all have an outstanding storyline and are written by well known authors. If you are in to stories with a great storyline, great characters, authors, and plots, then you should purchase this book set. There is no better price out there for this many wonderful classical stories.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

    Everyone is saying 'lighten up', and praising B&N for gearin

    Everyone is saying 'lighten up', and praising B&N for gearing something towards boys (who apparently 'don't read'? really?), but what you're really missing here is that it's not just encouraging boys to read: it is sending the message - subliminal or not - that these books, these classics, with their supposed 'masculine' storylines are NOT for girls, which is ridiculous. I am in a Masters program in literature, and going back even to grade school, I encountered, read, and loved many of these books. The idea that these specific titles should be aimed only at boys is ridiculous. At the same time, the idea that boys should be left out of the fantastic stories of The Wizard of Oz or Peter Pan is just as crazy.
    What is the point of gendering a literature collection, really? Boys will read things that appeal to their interests, just as girls will. As a woman who grew up in an era where girls in the classroom were given 'Tuck Everlasting' to read when the boys were given 'Hatchet', it makes me seriously ill that some 20 years later that sort of gender bias still exists.
    If a little boy wants to read "Alice in Wonderland", why shouldn't he? If a little girl wants to read "Adventures of Tom Sawyer ", why shouldn't she? Just because some of you seem to think that boys, based on their genetics, will only be attracted to these novels, doesn't mean the rest of the world has to be quite so close-minded. Shame on B&N for perpetuating an outdated gender stereotype this far into the 21st century.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

    Love the classics for boys as well as the set for girls!

    Thank you for putting together collections for both boys and girls! I agree, lighten up, loves. Buy the collection for boys and girls a like. Still, it's really great to be able to find the books grouped like this and I at least realize that it's just a suggestion on who might like to read them. Not an absolute demand that this set only be purchased for boys. Can't please everyone! Anyway, thanks again and I've purchased both sets!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Do you have something in pink for girls? Thanks for identifyin

    Do you have something in pink for girls?

    Thanks for identifying this as for boys, I'd hate to have my girls read some science books in error.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Really?

    Calm. Down. The title is yes "Classics for Boys" it does not mean that they are only for boys. they even have a classics for girls if it makes you feel better. i was given this set as a gift and before hand, i would of never picked up a classic. now, i only shop for classics. every month i log onto Barnes and Noble to purchase a set of their classics series. My girlfriend read Kim and loved it. they aren't just for boys. they are the classics that show boys that "Oh classics aren't dumb and are worth reading"

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

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    Lighten up? Boys do not read?

    I don't know how someone can tell mother's to lighten up and then in the same sentence state that boys do not read. I have to agree with the mothers as I am one, it is hard to teach boys and girls they are allowed to like the same things when the rest of the world works against you. If B&N was not implying that these are books for boys, then why did they state exactly that?

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Seriously people?!? Find something better to do with your lives.

    Seriously people?!? Find something better to do with your lives. I have a boy and a girl. It is INCREDIBLY difficult to find books for my son. I find it very easy to find things for my daughter but that goes for everything from clothes, shoes, and toys. Finding things for boys is a bit more tricky and I love that this set has al the action and adventure that my son will love. Its just a label that helps us frustrated moms find the things we are looking for. I can't wait to read these with him and I'm sure his siter will love them too. Please don't give things 1 star because of a title, its very misleading and then I have to read through ridiculous comments trying to find out if there is actually anything wrong with the product itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    I have nothing against this set of classics. I do; however, have

    I have nothing against this set of classics. I do; however, have a problem with the total sexism of labeling some books "for girls" and others "for boys." I'm disappointed that Barnes & Noble would market books such as Tom Sawyer to boys and books like The Secret Garden to girls. Can't anything just be sold for people, rather than for specific genders?

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Great stuff!

    When I was a boy, I loved these books and I still do!!! Great package here. Highly recommended!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2010

    Also appalled

    I also am appalled B&N that you would label these for boys. These books hold wonderful insights to culture and humanity from which anyone at any age can glean benefit.

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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