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Summary: The Odyssey - Homer - "Wilson's language is fresh, unpretentious and lean...It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read a

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN: 3985948208
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 555
  • Language: English
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Description: The Odyssey - Homer - "Wilson's language is fresh, unpretentious and lean...It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of Circe Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson's Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer's music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer's swift, smooth pace. A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem's major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.


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Summary: Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736800835
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 154
  • Language: English
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Description: Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.


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Summary: The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner

  • Author : Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736801645
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 205
  • Language: English
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Description: The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.


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Summary: The masterwork of one of history’s finest novelists. Centred around the 1812 invasion of Russia by France, War and Peace chronicles the war’s impact on

  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 1551999617
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 1296
  • Language: English
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Description: The masterwork of one of history’s finest novelists. Centred around the 1812 invasion of Russia by France, War and Peace chronicles the war’s impact on Russian society through the eyes of five aristocratic families. Love, marriage, war, and death all twist together in an epic narrative. The novel blends realist fiction and philosophical discourse into a unique concoction that is hard to pin down. It has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including as a mini-series by the BBC in 2016. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.


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  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher: Feedbooks
  • ISBN: 2291018558
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: As You Like It

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Summary: The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by d

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726607042
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 93
  • Language: English
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Description: The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by denying him his inheritance. Left with little choice, Orlando heads to Duke Frederick’s court to fight the court’s champion wrestler. There, Orlando wins the match, gets the prize and falls in love with the Duke’s niece Rosalind. Orlando’s win infuriates Frederick because of the friendship between the boy’s father and his own brother Duke Senior, who he has banished to the forest. Frederick accuses Rosalind of conspiring against him and banishes her from the court despite his daughter Celia’s pleas. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy called Ganymede and heads for the forest with her cousin Celia, who pretends to be a young country girl named Aliena. In the forest, Orlando runs into Duke Senior and his men. Then the girls in disguise arrive, and chaos ensues. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.


Pdf ebook: The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)

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  • Author : Ambrose Bierce
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8074843955
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 139
  • Language: English
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Description: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".


Pdf ebook: This Side of Paradise

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Summary: Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and

  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486115143
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.


Pdf ebook: Walden

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Summary: This is one of the most important works by the most important American philosopher: Henry David Thoreau, vital figure in the Transcendentalist movement, he

  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605207314
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 226
  • Language: English
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Description: This is one of the most important works by the most important American philosopher: Henry David Thoreau, vital figure in the Transcendentalist movement, hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity's happiness. First published in 1854, Walden collects the penetrating reflections from the two years Thoreau lived in solitude on the shores of Massachusetts' Walden Pond. In lucid, poetic prose, Thoreau ponders the beauty of living simply and in communion with nature. It is a work of pastoral magnificence and wisdom that has moved generations of readers. Writer and philosopher HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard University. His writings on human nature, materialism, and the natural world rank him among the most influential thinkers of American literature.


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Summary: The definitive paperback editions of L.M. Montgomery's beloved novels get a brand-new look for the next hundred years -- now with beautiful covers from ren

  • Author : L. M. Montgomery
  • Publisher: Tundra Books
  • ISBN: 0735265240
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: The definitive paperback editions of L.M. Montgomery's beloved novels get a brand-new look for the next hundred years -- now with beautiful covers from renowned paper artist Elly MacKay! At twenty-nine, Valancy has never been in love, and it seems romance has passed her by. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolations in the "forbidden" books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle. Then a letter arrives from Dr. Trent--and Valancy decides to throw caution to the winds. For the first time in her life Valancy does and says exactly what she wants. Soon she discovers a surprising new world, full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret dreams.


Pdf ebook: The Devil and the Dark Water

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Summary: New from the bestselling author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! Take Stephen King horror, a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective, and add a dash of Pi

  • Author : Stuart Turton
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 1443463310
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: New from the bestselling author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! Take Stephen King horror, a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective, and add a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean for an utterly unique murder mystery on the high seas. Samuel Pipps is the greatest detective of his day . . . but now he’s a prisoner, accused of an unknown crime by one of the world’s most powerful men. Along with his faithful sidekick, Arent Hayes, he’s sailing back to Amsterdam from the East Indies, where he’ll stand trial. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. Still shackled in his cell, Pipps sends Hayes to solve a mystery that connects every passenger on board. All hope is pinned on Hayes solving the mystery, but when he goes missing, Pipps is faced with the most dangerous puzzle of his career. All the while, voices whisper to him in the dark. But are those whispers clues? Warnings? Or the devil himself?