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Walden (AmazonClassics Edition)
by Henry David Thoreau

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

July 18, 2017

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<p>At Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau reflected on simpler living in the natural world. By removing himself from the distractions of materialism, Thoreau hoped to not only improve his spiritual life but also gain a better understanding of society through solitary introspection.</p><p>In <i>Walden</i>, Thoreau condenses his two-year, two-month, two-day stay into a single year, using the four seasons to symbolize human development—a cycle of life shared by both nature and man. A celebration of personal renewal through self-reliance, independence, and simplicity, composed for all of us living in “quiet desperation,” <i>Walden</i> is eternal.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>Walden</i>, this edition of <i>Walden (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)
by Solomon Northup

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English

Pages

249

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<p>Born into “the blessings of liberty in a free State,” Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Bayou Boeuf region of Louisiana’s Red River Valley. <i>Twelve Years a Slave</i> is the chronicle of his captivity at the mercy of sadistic plantation owner Edwin Epps, who tested Northup’s tenacity and self-control under the most brutal conditions. Until fate brought a Canadian abolitionist to Epps’s farm, Northup thought he would never draw another free breath.</p><p>To this day Northup’s harrowing memoir is recognized as the most reliable, accurate eyewitness account of the daily lives of slaves. As a significant historical reference, it is unsurpassed. As an authentic narrative of a man starved of his freedom, it is unforgettable.</p><p>AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>Twelve Years a Slave</i>, this edition of <i>Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
Daddy’s Little Princess: Free Sampler
by Cathy Glass

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 17, 2016

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<p>The latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass.</p><p>Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. But it isn’t long before Cathy begins to have concerns that the relationship between Beth and her father is not as it should be.</p><p>Little Beth, aged 7, has been brought up by her father Derek after her mother left when she was a toddler. When Derek is suddenly admitted to hospital with psychiatric problems Beth is taken into care and arrives at Cathy’s.</p><p>Beth and her father clearly love each other very much and Derek spoils his daughter, treating her like a princess, but there is something bothering Cathy, something she can’t quite put her finger on.</p><p>Meanwhile Cathy’s husband is working away a lot and coming home less at weekends. Then, suddenly, everything changes. Events take a dramatic turn for both Beth and Cathy and her family; as Cathy strives to pick up the pieces all their lives are changed forever.</p>
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Editi...
by Frederick Douglass

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English

Pages

47

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June 13, 2017

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<p>Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty.</p><p>Published in 1845—just seven years after his escape—Douglass’s narrative sold five thousand copies in its first four months in print. His story’s impact—then and now—makes Douglass a key figure in the fight for African American freedom and equality in the United States.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass</i>, this edition of <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (AmazonClassics Edition)
by Harriet Ann Jacobs

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p>Despite being born into slavery, Linda Brent enjoys a happy childhood—until the deaths of her parents and kind mistress leave her an orphan and the property of the lascivious Dr. Flint. Linda becomes the target of his unwanted advances, which she temporarily evades by bearing the children of another man. But when Dr. Flint threatens to sell her children unless she submits, Linda hatches a desperate plan to escape, working to secure her children’s freedom as well as her own.</p><p>Using the character Linda Brent to narrate her own life story, Harriet Ann Jacobs reveals the unparalleled struggles of an enslaved woman. Her harrowing account of perseverance and unimaginable bravery continues to enlighten and inspire to this day.</p><p>AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl</i>, this edition of <i>Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)
by W. E. B. Du Bois

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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<p>First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness”—a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.”</p><p>Though an examination of Black life in post–Civil War America, <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i> has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i>, this edition of <i>The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
Life on the Mississippi
by Mark Twain

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English

Pages

386

Publication Date

May 17, 2012

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Twenty-One Days in May: Standing Tall, Book Two
by Jacqui Tam

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

September 04, 2016

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When MARY LOUISE BARRON called her daughter on May 5th to share the news that she had just been diagnosed with cancer and would be having surgery the following week, she insisted she would still travel to her grandson’s university graduation in early June. But she never made that trip, losing her fight with the disease just twenty-one days later. <br /><br />In this novella-length companion to her award-winning A Daughter’s Gift, Jacqui shares what unfolded over that heartbreaking three-week period, using those twenty-one days to bring into focus the character, courage, and strength of the woman who had meant so much to so many… and the mother whose example, expectations, and strength had been critical in driving her daughter to try always to live up… <br /><br />To the measure of that remarkable woman.
Trees Tall as Mountains (The Journey Mama Writings: Book 1)
by Rachel Devenish Ford

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English

Pages

386

Publication Date

December 28, 2013

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For eleven years Rachel Devenish Ford has been writing about her not quite normal life at her blog, Journey Mama, telling stories about her days with characteristic honesty and humor. Now for the first time, this writing is captured in book format in the Journey Mama Writings Series. <br /><br />In Trees Tall as Mountains, Rachel writes about her life of volunteering in an intentional community in the woods of Northern California with her Superstar Husband and three young children, cultivating joy and her faith in God despite a continuing fight with anxiety and very simple means. She is candid and hopeful, intimate and humorous. Because Rachel’s explorations of faith are not trite or churchy, her writing is beloved by believer and non-believer alike. Her bright, honest words make strangers into friends, and Rachel’s attempts to truly understand the love of God radiate hope to others who are searching for him in the sometimes dark, sometimes beautiful world.
The Boy No One Loved: Free Sampler
by Casey Watson

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English

Pages

54

Publication Date

May 01, 2015

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<p>Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Casey Watson with this free extended eBook sampler of Casey’s first book, and Sunday Times bestseller, The Boy No One Loved.</p><p>Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.</p><p>Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey’s home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin’s last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.</p><p>Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn’t want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.</p><p>A visit to Justin’s mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin’s early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered…</p>

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