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Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice
2005- Universal Home Video
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Based on Jane Austen's beloved novel, the classic tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters -- including strong-willed Elizabeth and young Lydia  -- have all been raised by their mother with one purpose in life; finding a husband. When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. …More

Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility
1999 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Adapted from Jane Austen's novel, "Sense And Sensibility" is the romantic story about a mother and her three daughters, the eldest two of which are searching for true love in a straitlaced high-society. This highly acclaimed cinematic success portrays how the lives of the characters intertwine and exhibits the most triumphant finale ever seen on screen. …More

Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
1999 - Universal Home Video
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Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Bronts classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga. In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence and Mr. Rochesters coldness have sorely tested the young womans resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. …More

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations Great Expectations
1998 - Wea-Des Moines Video
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 Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl.

Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo
2002 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Fortunate adventurer Edmund Dantes is betrayed by his friend, Fernand Mondego, an altogether evil fellow bent on marrying Edmund's intended. Wrongfully imprisoned, Dantes spends 16 years plotting revenge and escape with the assistance of fellow prisoner Faria. Once free, he begins to exact his revenge fueled by a hatred that will not allow him to see the truth until it is almost too late. …More

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby
2000 - A & E Home Video
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This is the story of Jay Gatsby, a poor boy whose love for the plutocratic golden girl, Daisy Buchanan, is the catalyst that leads to his rise in the society whose respect he craves. This tangled tale of wealth and entitlement, love and longing is told by Daisy's cousin Nick Buchanan, a quiet, yet sophisticated observer. …More

E. M. Forester

A Passage to India A Passage to India
1984 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Set in the late 1920s, a young, headstrong British woman goes to India, accompanied by the mother of her fiance. Tensions between the East and the West heat up when the British tourist accuses a young Indian doctor of rape during her visit to the caverns. …More

A Room with a View A Room with a View
1986- Warner Home Video
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An English miss tours 1907 Florence with her cousin and meets a soulmate. Directed by James Ivory. From the E.M. Forster novel. …More

Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon
1941- Warner Studios
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The classic film starring Humphrey Bogart as private eye Sam Spade. Following the death of Sam's partner, Sam is engulfed in a quest for a priceless Maltese Falcon statuette. …More

Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess of the D'Urbervilles
1998  - Warner Home Video
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When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, she falls into the clutches of the manipulative and fraudulent D'Urberville son, Alec. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but she must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent.. …More

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird
1962- Universal Home Video
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A specially packaged, popularly priced hardcover edition of the American classic commemorates the 40th anniversary of its original publication. "That rare literary phenomenon, a Southern novel with no mildew on its magnolia leaves."--"Vogue." …More

Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind
1939- Warner Home Video
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Margaret Mitchell's Immortal tale of the old South has Leigh as Scarlett and Gable as Rhett. The burning of Atlanta was a high water mark for screen excitement. As poet Ogden Nash put it, The Civil War was quite a fight and not a mere diversion; I never knew how tough it was before [producer] Dave Selznick's version. …More

Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago Doctor Zhivago
1965- Warner Home Video
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Lean's adaptation of Boris Pasternak's sweeping novel stars Sharif as the married Dr. Zhivago, whose feelings for Lara, played by Christie, inspire him to write beautiful love poems that contrast the stark realities of life in Russia after the 1917 Communist Revolution. …More

Erich Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front
1930 - Universal Home Video
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This anti-war drama, based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel, follows the lives of a group of fresh-faced German boys who join the Army during World War I. …More

Dracula

Dracula Dracula
1945 - Universal Home Video
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A real-estate man visits the Transylvania castle of a 500-year-old vampire. Directed by Tod Browning. …More

William Thackeray

Vanity Fair Vanity Fair
2004 - Universal Home Video
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A new version of the William Thackeray novel that centers on a woman born into the lower class who uses her wit and sexuality to move through the social classes in 1820 London. …More

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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A young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with ancient ring. Now, he must travel to the place where the ring was forged to destroy the ring and end the Dark Lord's reign. …More

Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited Brideshead Revisited
 1981- Miramax
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Capt. Charles Ryder is an officer stationed at England's Brideshead Castle during World War II, in this big-screen adaptation of the classic novel by Evelyn Waugh. The suspenseful drama builds as Captain Ryder becomes infatuated with the castle's owners, the aristocratic Marchmain family -- particularly their grown son, Sebastian Flyte, and his elegant sister, Julia. …More