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Commotion in the Ocean (Picture Books)

For use in schools and libraries only Collects poems describing the many creatures living beneath the sea including the crab dolphin and angel fish


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner Oscar Wilde s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author s most popular work The tale of Dorian Gray s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it rst appeared in but though Wilde was attacked for the novel s corrupting in uence he responded that there is in fact a terrible moral in i Dorian Gray i Just a few years later the book and the aesthetic moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde s homosexual liaisons which resulted in his imprisonment Of Dorian Gray s relationship to autobiography Wilde noted in a letter Basil Hallward is what I think I am Lord Henry what the world thinks me Dorian what I would like to be in other ages perhaps


Pride and Prejudice

ONE OF THE MOST LOVED BOOKS OF ALL TIMES br INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER br CLOSE TO MILLION COPIES SOLD br br Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic novel of manners first published in To date the Pride and Prejudice has sold some million copies worldwide br The timeless story of the classic of literature Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet who deals with issues of manners upbringing morality education and marriage in the society of the wealthy elite of early th century England br Elizabeth Bennet is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire near London br This edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is enriched by the extraordinary black and white line drawings by C E Brock br Though the story of this classic book by Jane Austen is set at the turn of the th century Pride and Prejudice keeps attracting modern readers br Pride and Prejudice has become one of the most popular classic novels in English literature and it has received a lot attention from literary scholars br Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen s memorable characters or themes br The classic novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has stimulated many adaptations from movies to tv series from music to Broadway shows br Some of the most famous film versions include the starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier based in part on Helen Jerome s stage adaptation and the starring Keira Knightley in an Oscar nominated performance and Matthew Macfadyen br Extraordinary television versions include the popular version starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth and a version starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul br Helen Jerome created a stage version played at the St James s Theatre in London starring Celia Johnson and Hugh Williams br First Impressions was a Broadway musical version starring Polly Bergen Farley Granger and Hermione Gingold br In a musical concept album was written by Bernard J Taylor with Claire Moore playing Elizabeth Bennet and Peter Karrie playing Mr Darcy br On October in Rochester New York Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice The New Musical was presented in concert Also a web series created by Hank Green and Pemberly Digital The Lizzie Bennet Diaries won an Emmy in for Original Interactive Program


Lord of the Flies 2 Books Bundle Collection (GCSE English Text Guide - Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies)

Titles in the set Lord of the Flies GCSE English Text Guide Lord of the Flies Description Lord of the Flies The Wordsworth Classics Shakespeare Series presents a newly edited sequence of William Shakespeare s works The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal Romeo and Juliet is the world s most famous drama of tragic young love Defying the feud which divides their families Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship marriage and sexual fulfilment but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism bawdy comedy intimate harmony and sudden violence Long successful in the theatre it has also generated numerous operas ballets and films and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical GCSE English Text Guide Lord of the Flies This CGP Text Guide contains everything you need to write top grade essays about William Golding s Lord of the Flies It s suitable for all GCSE English exams including the new ones starting in summer Inside you ll find clear thorough notes on the novel s context plot characters themes and the writer s techniques with quick questions in depth questions and exam style questions included at the end of every section There s also detailed exam advice to help you improve your grades plus a cartoon strip summary to remind you of all the important plot points


Romeo and Juliet. a Tragedy. Altered from Shakspeare by David Garrick, Esquire. Marked with the Variations in the Managers Books, at the Theatres Royal Drury Lane and Covent Garden. a New Edition.

The th century was a wealth of knowledge exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press In its determination to preserve the century of revolution Gale initiated a revolution of its own digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original th century manuscripts are available in print making them highly accessible to libraries undergraduate students and independent scholars Western literary study flows out of eighteenth century works by Alexander Pope Daniel Defoe Henry Fielding Frances Burney Denis Diderot Johann Gottfried Herder Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and others Experience the birth of the modern novel or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification British LibraryT London printed for the author p plate


Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Picture Book)

A picture book of The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for preschool children In Japanese Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books Inc Distributed by Tsai Fong Books Inc


Jane Eyre (Dell Books #4186)

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield falls in love with Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed br br With a heroine full of yearning the dangerous secrets she encounters and the choices she finally makes Charlotte Bronte s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers


Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America


Brave New World (Books That Changed Man's Thinking)

Book is new unread excellent condition Bound in Full Genuine Leather Collector s Edition of the Greatest Books Ever Written from the Easton Press kt gold lettering kt gold deep inlaid design on both back and front covers spine with raised rings and accented in kt gold kt gold gilded page edges on all three sides archival acid neutral paper Smyth sewn satin moir endpapers slightly faded at the edges satin ribbon book mark sewn in Orders ship within two business days Free tracking


I Hate Picture Books!

Max hates his picture books and hes throwing them all away But he soon learns just how invaluable imagination is and has a change of heart Find out why in this outrageous book that both pokes fun at and celebrates many of the classics of childrens literature Join writer and illustrator Timothy Young for this irreverent and humorous story ideal for children and adults alike Early Reader Ages


Wuthering Heights (Chosen Books)

Emily Bront s only novel a work of tremendous and far reaching influence the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor Lockwood the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights the home of his landlord There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how Catherine forced to choose between passionate tortured Heathcliff and gentle well bred Edgar Linton surrendered to the expectations of her class As Heathcliff s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past


Slaughterhouse 5 (Independent Banned Books, #17)

b i Slaughterhouse Five i is the story of Billy Pilgrim an ill trained American soldier and his experience in World War II b br br War is inevitable and it is absurd The main theme of the book focuses on this Billy Pilgrim is a prisoner of war at the hands of the Germans He is captured and put in a disused slaughterhouse which eventually proves to be a safe shelter when his life is spared during the bombing of Dresden br br Billy is a fatalist Barely out of childhood his lack of enthusiasm for war and the eventual consequences of the war on his life is what makes up the story of Billy s life Vonnegut uses Billy to show that war is unnecessarily glorified due to which people overlook the real tragedies and trauma that war actually brings with it br br Billy s journey through time and space his accounts of the bombing at Dresden and his life as a prisoner of war all highlight the central theme in the novel war is nothing but another form of hell Dark humour and irony is what makes i Slaughterhouse Five i unique and a perfect example of creative accomplishment It conveys the bitterness of war while providing comic relief along with crucial understanding of the working of the human mind


Lo que el viento se llevó

Scarlett O Hara vive en Tara una gran plantaci n del estado sure o de Georgia y est enamorada de Ashley Wilkes que en breve contraer matrimonio con Melanie Hamilton Estamos en en los proleg menos de la guerra de Secesi n y todos los j venes sure os muestran entusiasmo por entrar en combate excepto el atractivo aventurero Rhett Butler A Butler le gusta Scarlett pero sta sigue enamorada de Ashley que acaba de hacer p blico su compromiso con Melanie Despechada Scarlett acepta la propuesta de matrimonio de Charles el hermano de Melanie al que desprecia A os m s tarde y como consecuencia del final de la guerra ya viuda Scarlett debe afrontar situaciones nuevas como el hambre el dolor y la p rdida e instalarse en Atlanta donde Melanie espera noticias de Ashley y Butler aparece de nuevo


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This high quality Kindle eBook has been reviewed by our editors It contains an active table of contents and is formatted for ease of use and reading Enjoy this high quality Kindle eBook


Frankenstein (Original 1818 'Uncensored' Version)

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions


The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)

The international literary sensation about a boy s quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget br br Barcelona just after the war a great world city lies in shadow nursing its wounds and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother s face To console his only child Daniel s widowed father an antiquarian book dealer initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books a library tended by Barcelona s guild of rare book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world waiting for someone who will care about them again Daniel s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves one that it is said will have a special meaning for him And Daniel so loves the novel he selects The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax that he sets out to find the rest of Carax s work To his shock he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written In fact he may have the last one in existence Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona s darkest secrets an epic story of murder magic madness and doomed love And before long he realizes that if he doesn t find out the truth about Julian Carax he and those closest to him will suffer horribly br br As with all astounding novels The Shadow of the Wind sends the mind groping for comparisons The Crimson Petal and the White The novels of Arturo P rez Reverte Of Victor Hugo Love in the Time of Cholera but in the end as with all astounding novels no comparison can suffice As one leading Spanish reviewer wrote The originality of Ruiz Zaf n s voice is bombproof and displays a diabolical talent The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature An uncannily absorbing historical mystery a heart piercing romance and a moving homage to the mystical power of books The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller s art


Sense and Sensibility (Heron Classics) [The Collection #09]

Sense and Sensibility is the first published novel by Jane Austen Originally published under the pseudonym A Lady Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne who upon the death of their father are left in reduced circumstances to live on the country estate of a distant relative At Barton Park the Dashwood sisters engage in romances with the reserved Edward Ferrars the dashing yet fickle Mr Willoughby and the gentlemanly Colonel Brandon and eventually find the fulfillment of their romantic yearnings


A Tale of Two Cities

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England There the lives of two very different men Charles Darnay an exiled French aristocrat and Sydney Carton a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette From the tranquil roads of London they are drawn against their will to the vengeful bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine


The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (Picture Books)

Every day Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper cleans amp polishes his light to make sure it shines brightly at night At lunchtime he tucks into a delicious lunch prepared by his wife But Mr Grinling isn t the only one who enjoys it Can Mrs Grinling stop the greedy seagulls stealing the lighthouse keeper s lunch


Les Misérables with FREE Motion Picture Soundtrack (Illustrated) (Movies and Soundtracks Book 1)

Victor Hugo s classic novel set against the backdrop of th century France Les Mis rables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love passion sacrifice and redemption a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit br br Jean Valjean hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole br br When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine s young daughter Cosette their lives change forever br br Comes with the FREE to download soundtrack featuring br br Look Down Hugh Jackman br The Bishop Colm Wilkinson br Valjean s Soliloquy Hugh Jackman br At The End Of The Day Hugh Jackman br I Dreamed A Dream Anne Hathaway br The Confrontation Hugh Jackman br Castle On A Cloud Isabelle Allen br Master Of The House Sacha Baron Cohen br Suddenly Hugh Jackman br Stars Russell Crowe br ABC Caf Red amp Black Eddie Redmayne br In My Life A Heart Full Of Love Amanda Seyfried br On My Own Samantha Barks br One Day More Les Mis rables Cast br Drink With Me Aaron Tveit br Bring Him Home Hugh Jackman br The Final Battle Les Mis rables Cast br Javert s Suicide Russell Crowe br Empty Chairs At Empty Tables Eddie Redmayne br Epilogue Les Mis rables Cast


Dracula: Bestsellers and famous Books

The novel tells the story of Dracula s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing br Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel and invasion literature Stoker did not invent the vampire but he defined its modern form and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical film and television interpretations


The Odyssey of Homer (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

The Odyssey Greek Od sseia is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer It is in part a sequel to the Iliad the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon Indeed it is the second the Iliad being the first extant work of Western literature It was probably composed near the end of the eighth century BC somewhere in Ionia the then Greek controlled coastal region of what is now Turkey br br The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus or Ulysses as he was known in Roman myths and his long journey home following the fall of Troy It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War In his absence it is assumed he has died and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors the Mnesteres Greek or Proci competing for Penelope s hand in marriage br br It continues to be read in Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world The original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos perhaps a rhapsode and was intended more to be sung than read The details of the ancient oral performance and the story s conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars The Odyssey was written in a regionless poetic dialect of Greek and comprises lines of dactylic hexameter Among the most impressive elements of the text are its strikingly modern non linear plot and the fact that events are shown to depend as much on the choices made by women and serfs as on the actions of fighting men In the English language as well as many others the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage


The Count of Monte Cristo (Heron Classics) [The Collection #16]

The Count of Monte Cristo French Le Comte de Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas p re It is often considered along with The Three Musketeers as Dumas most popular work It is also among the highest selling books of all time The writing of the work was completed in Like many of his novels it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet br br The story takes place in France Italy islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis Philippe of France The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book It is primarily concerned with themes of hope justice vengeance mercy forgiveness and death and is told in the style of an adventure story


The Annotated Secret Garden (The Annotated Books)

b The much loved tale read by generations of children now annotated and with over one hundred stunning illustrations b br br Frances Hodgson Burnett was famous in her time for her adult novels and her forays into children s literature with i Little Lord Fauntleroy i and i A Little Princess The Secret Garden i her story of an orphan girl who moves from India to the British countryside has become a favorite book of every generation thereafter Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina the author of the definitive biography of Burnett brings out aspects of Burnett s life that led her to write the book details of the Victorian England time period attitudes toward children and Burnett s spiritual leanings Gerzina captures the magical nature of the tale and the coming together of three children through restoring a hidden garden With over one hundred illustrations many in vibrant color i The Annotated Secret Garden i is an enchanting gift for any child or for any adult who is still a feisty child underneath color and black and white illustrations


Anna Karenina (Heron Classics) [The Collection #41]

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer Count Vronsky Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth century Russia the novel s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness


The Outsiders (M Books)

In Ponyboy s world there are two types of people There are the Socs the rich society kids who get away with anything Then there are the greasers like Ponyboy who aren t so lucky Ponyboy has a few things he can count on his older brothers his friends and trouble with the Socs whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers At least he knows what to expect until the night things go too far


A Clockwork Orange (Independent Banned Books #2)

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Crime and Punishment (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime the murder of a despicable pawnbroker an old women no one loves and no one will mourn Is it not just he reasons for a man of genius to commit such a crime to transgress moral law if it will ultimately benefit humanity So begins one of the greatest novels ever written a powerful psychological study a terrifying murder mystery a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical religious and social commentary Raskolnikov an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St Petersburg carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution madness and terror Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil a man who cannot escape his own conscience


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (Burt's Library of the World's Best Books)

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Great Expectations

A student friendly version of the full text of Charles Dicken s Great Expectations This bumper edition contains lots of helpful notes and insightful comments with extra wide margins on every page for students to add their own notes


Commotion in the Ocean (Picture Books)

For use in schools and libraries only Collects poems describing the many creatures living beneath the sea including the crab dolphin and angel fish


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner Oscar Wilde s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author s most popular work The tale of Dorian Gray s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it rst appeared in but though Wilde was attacked for the novel s corrupting in uence he responded that there is in fact a terrible moral in i Dorian Gray i Just a few years later the book and the aesthetic moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde s homosexual liaisons which resulted in his imprisonment Of Dorian Gray s relationship to autobiography Wilde noted in a letter Basil Hallward is what I think I am Lord Henry what the world thinks me Dorian what I would like to be in other ages perhaps


Pride and Prejudice

ONE OF THE MOST LOVED BOOKS OF ALL TIMES br INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER br CLOSE TO MILLION COPIES SOLD br br Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic novel of manners first published in To date the Pride and Prejudice has sold some million copies worldwide br The timeless story of the classic of literature Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet who deals with issues of manners upbringing morality education and marriage in the society of the wealthy elite of early th century England br Elizabeth Bennet is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire near London br This edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is enriched by the extraordinary black and white line drawings by C E Brock br Though the story of this classic book by Jane Austen is set at the turn of the th century Pride and Prejudice keeps attracting modern readers br Pride and Prejudice has become one of the most popular classic novels in English literature and it has received a lot attention from literary scholars br Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen s memorable characters or themes br The classic novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has stimulated many adaptations from movies to tv series from music to Broadway shows br Some of the most famous film versions include the starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier based in part on Helen Jerome s stage adaptation and the starring Keira Knightley in an Oscar nominated performance and Matthew Macfadyen br Extraordinary television versions include the popular version starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth and a version starring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul br Helen Jerome created a stage version played at the St James s Theatre in London starring Celia Johnson and Hugh Williams br First Impressions was a Broadway musical version starring Polly Bergen Farley Granger and Hermione Gingold br In a musical concept album was written by Bernard J Taylor with Claire Moore playing Elizabeth Bennet and Peter Karrie playing Mr Darcy br On October in Rochester New York Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice The New Musical was presented in concert Also a web series created by Hank Green and Pemberly Digital The Lizzie Bennet Diaries won an Emmy in for Original Interactive Program


Lord of the Flies 2 Books Bundle Collection (GCSE English Text Guide - Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Flies)

Titles in the set Lord of the Flies GCSE English Text Guide Lord of the Flies Description Lord of the Flies The Wordsworth Classics Shakespeare Series presents a newly edited sequence of William Shakespeare s works The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal Romeo and Juliet is the world s most famous drama of tragic young love Defying the feud which divides their families Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship marriage and sexual fulfilment but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism bawdy comedy intimate harmony and sudden violence Long successful in the theatre it has also generated numerous operas ballets and films and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical GCSE English Text Guide Lord of the Flies This CGP Text Guide contains everything you need to write top grade essays about William Golding s Lord of the Flies It s suitable for all GCSE English exams including the new ones starting in summer Inside you ll find clear thorough notes on the novel s context plot characters themes and the writer s techniques with quick questions in depth questions and exam style questions included at the end of every section There s also detailed exam advice to help you improve your grades plus a cartoon strip summary to remind you of all the important plot points


Romeo and Juliet. a Tragedy. Altered from Shakspeare by David Garrick, Esquire. Marked with the Variations in the Managers Books, at the Theatres Royal Drury Lane and Covent Garden. a New Edition.

The th century was a wealth of knowledge exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press In its determination to preserve the century of revolution Gale initiated a revolution of its own digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original th century manuscripts are available in print making them highly accessible to libraries undergraduate students and independent scholars Western literary study flows out of eighteenth century works by Alexander Pope Daniel Defoe Henry Fielding Frances Burney Denis Diderot Johann Gottfried Herder Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and others Experience the birth of the modern novel or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification British LibraryT London printed for the author p plate


Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Picture Book)

A picture book of The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for preschool children In Japanese Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books Inc Distributed by Tsai Fong Books Inc


Jane Eyre (Dell Books #4186)

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield falls in love with Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed br br With a heroine full of yearning the dangerous secrets she encounters and the choices she finally makes Charlotte Bronte s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers


Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America


Brave New World (Books That Changed Man's Thinking)

Book is new unread excellent condition Bound in Full Genuine Leather Collector s Edition of the Greatest Books Ever Written from the Easton Press kt gold lettering kt gold deep inlaid design on both back and front covers spine with raised rings and accented in kt gold kt gold gilded page edges on all three sides archival acid neutral paper Smyth sewn satin moir endpapers slightly faded at the edges satin ribbon book mark sewn in Orders ship within two business days Free tracking


I Hate Picture Books!

Max hates his picture books and hes throwing them all away But he soon learns just how invaluable imagination is and has a change of heart Find out why in this outrageous book that both pokes fun at and celebrates many of the classics of childrens literature Join writer and illustrator Timothy Young for this irreverent and humorous story ideal for children and adults alike Early Reader Ages


Wuthering Heights (Chosen Books)

Emily Bront s only novel a work of tremendous and far reaching influence the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor Lockwood the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights the home of his landlord There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how Catherine forced to choose between passionate tortured Heathcliff and gentle well bred Edgar Linton surrendered to the expectations of her class As Heathcliff s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past


Slaughterhouse 5 (Independent Banned Books, #17)

b i Slaughterhouse Five i is the story of Billy Pilgrim an ill trained American soldier and his experience in World War II b br br War is inevitable and it is absurd The main theme of the book focuses on this Billy Pilgrim is a prisoner of war at the hands of the Germans He is captured and put in a disused slaughterhouse which eventually proves to be a safe shelter when his life is spared during the bombing of Dresden br br Billy is a fatalist Barely out of childhood his lack of enthusiasm for war and the eventual consequences of the war on his life is what makes up the story of Billy s life Vonnegut uses Billy to show that war is unnecessarily glorified due to which people overlook the real tragedies and trauma that war actually brings with it br br Billy s journey through time and space his accounts of the bombing at Dresden and his life as a prisoner of war all highlight the central theme in the novel war is nothing but another form of hell Dark humour and irony is what makes i Slaughterhouse Five i unique and a perfect example of creative accomplishment It conveys the bitterness of war while providing comic relief along with crucial understanding of the working of the human mind


Lo que el viento se llevó

Scarlett O Hara vive en Tara una gran plantaci n del estado sure o de Georgia y est enamorada de Ashley Wilkes que en breve contraer matrimonio con Melanie Hamilton Estamos en en los proleg menos de la guerra de Secesi n y todos los j venes sure os muestran entusiasmo por entrar en combate excepto el atractivo aventurero Rhett Butler A Butler le gusta Scarlett pero sta sigue enamorada de Ashley que acaba de hacer p blico su compromiso con Melanie Despechada Scarlett acepta la propuesta de matrimonio de Charles el hermano de Melanie al que desprecia A os m s tarde y como consecuencia del final de la guerra ya viuda Scarlett debe afrontar situaciones nuevas como el hambre el dolor y la p rdida e instalarse en Atlanta donde Melanie espera noticias de Ashley y Butler aparece de nuevo


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This high quality Kindle eBook has been reviewed by our editors It contains an active table of contents and is formatted for ease of use and reading Enjoy this high quality Kindle eBook


Frankenstein (Original 1818 'Uncensored' Version)

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions


The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)

The international literary sensation about a boy s quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget br br Barcelona just after the war a great world city lies in shadow nursing its wounds and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother s face To console his only child Daniel s widowed father an antiquarian book dealer initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books a library tended by Barcelona s guild of rare book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world waiting for someone who will care about them again Daniel s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves one that it is said will have a special meaning for him And Daniel so loves the novel he selects The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax that he sets out to find the rest of Carax s work To his shock he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written In fact he may have the last one in existence Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona s darkest secrets an epic story of murder magic madness and doomed love And before long he realizes that if he doesn t find out the truth about Julian Carax he and those closest to him will suffer horribly br br As with all astounding novels The Shadow of the Wind sends the mind groping for comparisons The Crimson Petal and the White The novels of Arturo P rez Reverte Of Victor Hugo Love in the Time of Cholera but in the end as with all astounding novels no comparison can suffice As one leading Spanish reviewer wrote The originality of Ruiz Zaf n s voice is bombproof and displays a diabolical talent The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature An uncannily absorbing historical mystery a heart piercing romance and a moving homage to the mystical power of books The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller s art


Sense and Sensibility (Heron Classics) [The Collection #09]

Sense and Sensibility is the first published novel by Jane Austen Originally published under the pseudonym A Lady Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne who upon the death of their father are left in reduced circumstances to live on the country estate of a distant relative At Barton Park the Dashwood sisters engage in romances with the reserved Edward Ferrars the dashing yet fickle Mr Willoughby and the gentlemanly Colonel Brandon and eventually find the fulfillment of their romantic yearnings


A Tale of Two Cities

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England There the lives of two very different men Charles Darnay an exiled French aristocrat and Sydney Carton a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette From the tranquil roads of London they are drawn against their will to the vengeful bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine


The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (Picture Books)

Every day Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper cleans amp polishes his light to make sure it shines brightly at night At lunchtime he tucks into a delicious lunch prepared by his wife But Mr Grinling isn t the only one who enjoys it Can Mrs Grinling stop the greedy seagulls stealing the lighthouse keeper s lunch


Les Misérables with FREE Motion Picture Soundtrack (Illustrated) (Movies and Soundtracks Book 1)

Victor Hugo s classic novel set against the backdrop of th century France Les Mis rables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love passion sacrifice and redemption a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit br br Jean Valjean hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole br br When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine s young daughter Cosette their lives change forever br br Comes with the FREE to download soundtrack featuring br br Look Down Hugh Jackman br The Bishop Colm Wilkinson br Valjean s Soliloquy Hugh Jackman br At The End Of The Day Hugh Jackman br I Dreamed A Dream Anne Hathaway br The Confrontation Hugh Jackman br Castle On A Cloud Isabelle Allen br Master Of The House Sacha Baron Cohen br Suddenly Hugh Jackman br Stars Russell Crowe br ABC Caf Red amp Black Eddie Redmayne br In My Life A Heart Full Of Love Amanda Seyfried br On My Own Samantha Barks br One Day More Les Mis rables Cast br Drink With Me Aaron Tveit br Bring Him Home Hugh Jackman br The Final Battle Les Mis rables Cast br Javert s Suicide Russell Crowe br Empty Chairs At Empty Tables Eddie Redmayne br Epilogue Les Mis rables Cast


Dracula: Bestsellers and famous Books

The novel tells the story of Dracula s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing br Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel and invasion literature Stoker did not invent the vampire but he defined its modern form and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical film and television interpretations


The Odyssey of Homer (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

The Odyssey Greek Od sseia is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer It is in part a sequel to the Iliad the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon Indeed it is the second the Iliad being the first extant work of Western literature It was probably composed near the end of the eighth century BC somewhere in Ionia the then Greek controlled coastal region of what is now Turkey br br The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus or Ulysses as he was known in Roman myths and his long journey home following the fall of Troy It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War In his absence it is assumed he has died and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors the Mnesteres Greek or Proci competing for Penelope s hand in marriage br br It continues to be read in Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world The original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos perhaps a rhapsode and was intended more to be sung than read The details of the ancient oral performance and the story s conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars The Odyssey was written in a regionless poetic dialect of Greek and comprises lines of dactylic hexameter Among the most impressive elements of the text are its strikingly modern non linear plot and the fact that events are shown to depend as much on the choices made by women and serfs as on the actions of fighting men In the English language as well as many others the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage


The Count of Monte Cristo (Heron Classics) [The Collection #16]

The Count of Monte Cristo French Le Comte de Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas p re It is often considered along with The Three Musketeers as Dumas most popular work It is also among the highest selling books of all time The writing of the work was completed in Like many of his novels it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet br br The story takes place in France Italy islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis Philippe of France The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book It is primarily concerned with themes of hope justice vengeance mercy forgiveness and death and is told in the style of an adventure story


The Annotated Secret Garden (The Annotated Books)

b The much loved tale read by generations of children now annotated and with over one hundred stunning illustrations b br br Frances Hodgson Burnett was famous in her time for her adult novels and her forays into children s literature with i Little Lord Fauntleroy i and i A Little Princess The Secret Garden i her story of an orphan girl who moves from India to the British countryside has become a favorite book of every generation thereafter Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina the author of the definitive biography of Burnett brings out aspects of Burnett s life that led her to write the book details of the Victorian England time period attitudes toward children and Burnett s spiritual leanings Gerzina captures the magical nature of the tale and the coming together of three children through restoring a hidden garden With over one hundred illustrations many in vibrant color i The Annotated Secret Garden i is an enchanting gift for any child or for any adult who is still a feisty child underneath color and black and white illustrations


Anna Karenina (Heron Classics) [The Collection #41]

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer Count Vronsky Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth century Russia the novel s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness


The Outsiders (M Books)

In Ponyboy s world there are two types of people There are the Socs the rich society kids who get away with anything Then there are the greasers like Ponyboy who aren t so lucky Ponyboy has a few things he can count on his older brothers his friends and trouble with the Socs whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers At least he knows what to expect until the night things go too far


A Clockwork Orange (Independent Banned Books #2)

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Crime and Punishment (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime the murder of a despicable pawnbroker an old women no one loves and no one will mourn Is it not just he reasons for a man of genius to commit such a crime to transgress moral law if it will ultimately benefit humanity So begins one of the greatest novels ever written a powerful psychological study a terrifying murder mystery a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical religious and social commentary Raskolnikov an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St Petersburg carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution madness and terror Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil a man who cannot escape his own conscience


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (Burt's Library of the World's Best Books)

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Great Expectations

A student friendly version of the full text of Charles Dicken s Great Expectations This bumper edition contains lots of helpful notes and insightful comments with extra wide margins on every page for students to add their own notes