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Classics for Boys (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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by Barnes & Noble
 
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

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.

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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Classics for Boys (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
aardvarkbark More than 1 year ago
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.
Nvrdedned More than 1 year ago
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.
WimpyJG More than 1 year ago
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.
slightlymore More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Vincent_Dorsey More than 1 year ago
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"
Jaha More than 1 year ago
When I was a boy, I loved these books and I still do!!! Great package here. Highly recommended!
MissDew More than 1 year ago
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.