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CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<div><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<i> NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon,</i> <i>Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, </i>the <i>A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor </i>and <i>Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider</i></b></br></br> <b>"A</b><b > bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b></br></br></div><div>In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.</div><div><br /><div>Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.<br /><br /> </div> </div>
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

389

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<p>“At once a scholar’s homage to <em>The Iliad</em> and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”<br />—Ann Patchett</p><p>“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of <em>Room</em>, referring to <em>The Song of Achilles</em>, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, <em>The Song of Achilles</em> is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, <em>The Iliad</em>. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.<br /></p>
A Death in the Family
by James Agee

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

September 10, 2008

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<B>The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birth</B><BR><BR>Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, <I>A Death in the Family</I> remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident-a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, <I>A Death in the Family</I> is a masterpiece of American literature.<BR><BR><br />
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the most cherished stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
Mark Twain. The Complete Novels
by Mark Twain

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English

Pages

2813

Publication Date

January 04, 2019

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CONTENTS:<br /><br />1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today<br />2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer<br />3. The Prince and the Pauper<br />4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<br />5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court<br />6. The American Claimant<br />7. Tom Sawyer Abroad<br />8. Pudd'nhead Wilson<br />9. Tom Sawyer, Detective<br />10. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc<br />11. A Horse's Tale<br />12. The Mysterious Stranger<br />13. A Double Barreled Detective Story (BONUS)
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<b>Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time<b>—n<b>ominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b>.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.<br /><br />A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, <i>Dune</i> won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Sophie's Choice: A Novel (Open Road)
by William Styron

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

April 30, 2010

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<p><b>This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (<i>The</i><i> Washington Post Book World</i>).</b><br /><br />  Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, <i>Sophie’s Choice</i> centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever.<br />  <br /> Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, <i>Sophie’s Choice</i> explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.<br />  <br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.</i></p>
Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck

Language

English

Pages

73

Publication Date

September 01, 1993

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<b>A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression</b><br /><br /> Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.<br /><br /> <i>Of Mice and Men </i>represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today’s leading Steinbeck scholars.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

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English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<BR><BR>In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<BR><BR>From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<BR><BR>When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<BR><BR>The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<BR><BR>This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<BR><BR>J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<BR></DIV>
Brand Justice: A Classic Western
by Sam Scott

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 28, 2018

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<p><b>A brother shot in cold blood | A settlement on the brink of a range war | A woman in hiding<br />... and everybody’s armed</b></p><p><b>Territory of Arizona, 1882: </B>Luther Ames returns to the settlement of Trinity Meadows to discover his brother’s fresh grave. It lies beside the charred remains of his cabin. Billy was shot point-blank and burned with a branding iron.</p><p>He’s the third such victim in as many weeks.</p><p>Rumors swirl that Billy was part of a band of cattle rustlers, but Luther knows that’s a lie.</p><p>Scores of cattle are going missing and the town is on the brink of a shooting war between the homesteaders and the wealthy ranchers.</p><p>With the killers out for blood, Luther comes across a lone woman hiding in an abandoned shack right in the path of the rustlers. She’s hauntingly beautiful, she’s in danger, and she’s one of the rancher’s daughters.</p><p>Suddenly the lines that have been drawn are no longer clear.</p><p><b>Allies might be enemies, friendships are not what they seem, and everybody’s armed…</b></p>

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