Pdf ebook: Sand

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Summary: The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themsel

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0358716802
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next. Welcome to the world of Sand, a novel by New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey. Sand is an exploration of lawlessness, the tale of a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter.


Pdf ebook: Algernon, Charlie, and I

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Summary: In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

  • Author : Daniel Keyes
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547564082
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Language: English
  • Views: 664
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Description: In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form. All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.


Pdf ebook: 1Q84

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Summary: The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to Ge

  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher: Bond Street Books
  • ISBN: 0385669445
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 944
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1504
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Description: The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?


Pdf ebook: The Green Brain

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Summary: In an overpopulated world seeking living room in the jungles, the International Ecological Organization was systematically exterminating the voracious inse

  • Author : Frank Herbert
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1466814748
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 381
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Description: In an overpopulated world seeking living room in the jungles, the International Ecological Organization was systematically exterminating the voracious insects which made these areas uninhabitable. Using deadly foamal bombs and newly developed vibration weapons, men like Joao Martinho and his co-workers fought to clear the green hell of the Mato Grosso. But somehow those areas which had been completely cleared were becoming reinfested, despite the impenetrable vibration barriers. And tales came out of the jungles . . . of insects mutated to incredible sizes . . . of creatures who seemed to be men, but whose eyes gleamed with the chitinous sheen of insects. . . . A fascinating examination of the fragile balance between consciousness, man and insect from one of the best-loved science fiction creators of all time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Pdf ebook: Last Year

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Summary: Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses

  • Author : Robert Charles Wilson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 146680078X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 991
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Description: Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past--but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened. A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It's been in operation for most of a decade, but it's no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the "natives" become more sophisticated, their version of the "past" grows less attractive as a destination. Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He's fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back--no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Pdf ebook: American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1960-1966 (LOA #321)

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Summary: In a deluxe collector's edition hardcover, four classic novels from science fiction's most transformative decade, including the landmark Flowers for Algern

  • Author : Poul Anderson,Clifford D. Simak,Daniel Keyes,Roger Zelasny
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • ISBN: 1598536362
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 738
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1021
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Description: In a deluxe collector's edition hardcover, four classic novels from science fiction's most transformative decade, including the landmark Flowers for Algernon This volume, the first of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, opens with Poul Anderson's immensely popular The High Crusade, in which aliens planning to conquer Earth land in Lincolnshire during the Hundred Years' War. In Clifford Simak's Hugo Award-winning Way Station, Enoch Wallace is a spry 124-year-old Civil War veteran whose lifelong job monitoring the intergalactic pit stop inside his home is largely uneventful--until a CIA agent shows up and Cold War hostilities threaten the peaceful harmony of the Galactic confederation. Daniel Keyes's beloved Flowers for Algernon, winner of the Nebula Award and adapted as the Academy Award-winning movie Charly, is told through the journal entries of Charlie Gordon, a young man with severe learning disabilities who is the test subject for surgery to improve his intelligence. And in the postapocalyptic earthscape of Roger Zelazny's Hugo Award-winning . . . And Call Me Conrad (also published as This Immortal) Conrad Nomikos reluctantly accepts the responsibility of showing the planet to the governing extraterrestrials' representative and protecting him from rebellious remnants of the human race. Using early manuscripts and original setting copy, this Library of America volume restores the novel to a version that most closely approximates Zelazny's original text.


Pdf ebook: Toby and the Secrets of the Tree

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Summary: A breathless, high-stakes quest to save the miniature world of the Tree --and reunite loved ones lost --unfolds with wit, suspense, and startling revelatio

  • Author : Timothée de Fombelle
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763651966
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1442
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Description: A breathless, high-stakes quest to save the miniature world of the Tree --and reunite loved ones lost --unfolds with wit, suspense, and startling revelations. (Ages 9 and up) Toby’s world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the center of the Tree, moss and lichen have invaded the branches, and one tyrant controls it all. Leo Blue, once Toby’s best friend, is holding Toby’s beloved Elisha prisoner, hunting the Grass People with merciless force, and inflicting a life of poverty and fear on the Tree People. But after several years among the Grass People, Toby has returned to fight back. And this time he’s not alone: a resistance is forming. In the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning TOBY ALONE, the compelling eco-adventure reaches its gripping conclusion.


Pdf ebook: Flowers for Algernon

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Summary: Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the powerful, classic story about a man who receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces

  • Author : Daniel Keyes
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547539630
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 500
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Description: Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the powerful, classic story about a man who receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache. Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence-a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. As the treatment takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment appears to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon suddenly deteriorates. Will the same happen to Charlie?


Pdf ebook: Toby Alone

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Summary: Translated into twenty-two languages. Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimeters tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world -- the world

  • Author : Timothée de Fombelle
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 076365180X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1514
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Description: Translated into twenty-two languages. Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimeters tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world -- the world of the great oak Tree. Toby’s father has made a groundbreaking discovery: the Tree itself is alive, lowing with vital energy, and there may even be a world beyond it. Greedy developers itch to exploit this forbidden knowledge, risking permanent damage to their natural world. But Toby’s father has refused to reveal his findings, causing the family to be exiled to the lower branches. Only Toby has managed to escape -- but for how long? And how can he bear to leave his parents to their terrible fate?


Pdf ebook: Twelve Years a Slave

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Summary: "Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidn

  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 412
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Description: "Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt


Pdf ebook: Wool

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Summary: “One of dystopian fiction’s masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World." —Daily Express The first book in the acclaimed, New York T

  • Author : Hugh Howey
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 035844795X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Views: 552
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Description: “One of dystopian fiction’s masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World." —Daily Express The first book in the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling trilogy, Wool is the story of mankind clawing for survival. The world outside has grown toxic, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. The remnants of humanity live underground in a single silo. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they want: They are allowed to go outside. After the previous sheriff leaves the silo in a terrifying ritual, Juliette, a mechanic from the down deep, is suddenly and inexplicably promoted to the head of law enforcement. With newfound power and with little regard for the customs she is supposed to abide, Juliette uncovers hints of a sinister conspiracy. Tugging this thread may uncover the truth ... or it could kill every last human alive. “Claustrophobic and, at times, genuinely terrifying.” —Washington Post


Pdf ebook: The Daniel Key

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Summary: Twenty choices will bring contentment when the world says you aren’t enough, closeness born of relationship with God, boldness to share the truth, and pe

  • Author : Anne Graham Lotz
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310092930
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1220
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Description: Twenty choices will bring contentment when the world says you aren’t enough, closeness born of relationship with God, boldness to share the truth, and peace in times of trial. These choices were made by Daniel, a young Jewish man serving God in a godless society, revered by God, saved from lions. The Daniel Key will lead you to a life-changing faith. What are the secrets of a successful, steadfast, and godly faith? Daniel was honored by God, protected, and trusted. His faith did not waver facing those who were against him, serving new kings in power, or even confronting hungry lions. How can you have that kind of faith? Daniel made 20 intentional, key choices in his life. Those choices took him down a path to a close relationship with God and a model for godly living to all around him. Daniel’s choices can be your choices—choices such as: The choice to trust The choice to obey The choice to pray The choice to worship The choice to repent The choice to live humbly The choice to have courage The choice to serve The choice to love The 20 choices will bring you contentment when the world says you are not enough, closeness born of a relationship with God, boldness to share the truth, and peace in times of trial. The Daniel Key will lead you to a life-changing faith.


Pdf ebook: The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

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Summary: Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie

  • Author : Marjorie Perloff,Craig Dworkin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226657442
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1756
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Description: Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkinbreak that critical silence to readdress some of thefundamental connections between poetry and sound—connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the contemporary avant-garde, the contributors to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound explore such subjects as the translatability of lyric sound, the historical and cultural roles of rhyme,the role of sound repetition in novelistic prose, theconnections between “sound poetry” and music, between the visual and the auditory, the role of the body in performance, and the impact of recording technologies on the lyric voice. Along the way, the essaystake on the “ensemble discords” of Maurice Scève’s Délie, Ezra Pound’s use of “Chinese whispers,” the alchemical theology of Hugo Ball’s Dada performances, Jean Cocteau’s modernist radiophonics, and an intercultural account of the poetry reading as a kind of dubbing. A genuinely comparatist study, The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound is designed to challenge current preconceptions about what Susan Howe has called “articulations of sound forms in time” as they have transformed the expanded poetic field of the twenty-first century.


Pdf ebook: A Study Guide for Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon

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Summary: A Study Guide for Daniel Keyes's "Flowers for Algernon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410335828
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 15
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1192
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Description: A Study Guide for Daniel Keyes's "Flowers for Algernon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


Pdf ebook: From Text to Txting

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Summary: Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom: students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed text. Th

  • Author : Paul Budra,Clint Burnham
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253007208
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1805
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Description: Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom: students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed text. The social lives of these students take place in cyberspace instead of the student pub. Their favorite narratives exist in video games, not books. How do teachers who grew up in a different world engage these students without watering down pedagogy? Clint Burnham and Paul Budra have assembled a group of specialists in visual poetry, graphic novels, digital humanities, role-playing games, television studies, and, yes, even the middle-brow novel, to address this question. Contributors give a brief description of their subject, investigate how it confronts traditional notions of the literary, and ask what contemporary literary theory can illuminate about their text before explaining how their subject can be taught in the 21st-century classroom.


Pdf ebook: The Sounds of Silent Films

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Summary: The Sounds of Silent Films is a unique collection of investigatory and theoretical essays that, for the first time, unite up-to-date research on the comple

  • Author : Claus Tieber,Anna Katharina Windisch
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137410728
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 265
  • Language: English
  • Views: 679
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Description: The Sounds of Silent Films is a unique collection of investigatory and theoretical essays that, for the first time, unite up-to-date research on the complex historical performance practices of silent film accompaniment with in-depth analyses of relevant case studies.