Categories

 > Literature & Fiction > Classics

49,897 results were found

Sort by:

CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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 />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.<br />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 /><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 />
Tell me to stop
by Charlotte Byrd

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><i>I owe him a debt. The kind money can’t repay. </b></i><br /><br />He wants something else: <b>me, for one year.</b><br /><br />But I don’t even know who he is…<br /><br /><b>365 days and nights doing everything he wants…except that.</b><br /><br />“I’m not going to sleep with you,” I say categorically.<br /><br />He laughs.<br /><br />“I’m going to make you a promise,” his eyes challenge mine. <b>“Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it.”</b><br /><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:</b><br /><br />"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!” ★★★★★<br /><br />"Addictive and impossible to put down.” ★★★★★<br /><br />“I can’t get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!” ★★★★★<br /><br />“Fast-paced romantic suspense filled twists and turns, danger, betrayal and so much more.” ★★★★★<br /><br />“Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!” ★★★★★ <br />_____________________________________________<br /><br />*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*<br /><br /><br />
Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club): (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editi...
by Leo Tolstoy

Language

English

Pages

872

Publication Date

May 31, 2004

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written</b><br /><br /> Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” <i>Anna Karenina</i> 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 thereby exposes herself to 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.<br /><br /> While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking qualities of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This authoritative edition, which received the PEN Translation Prize and was an Oprah Book Club™ selection, also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this <i>Anna Karenina</i> will be the definitive text for fans of the film and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.<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.
The Bell Jar: A Novel (Modern Classics)
by Sylvia Plath

Language

English

Pages

190

Publication Date

August 11, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity</p><p>Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, <em>The Bell Jar</em> is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.</p>
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.<br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsg<b>å</b>rd, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....<br /><br />When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will 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.
A Cowboy's Reunion (Family Ties Book 1)
by Carolyne Aarsen

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>He’s still reeling from their breakup. <br /></strong></p><p><strong>She’s ashamed of what she did.<br /></strong></p><p><strong> Can a chance reunion mend the fence, or are some hearts forever broken? </strong><br /></p><p>Kane can't face running his foster family’s ranch alone. By now he'd hoped to live on the property with his wife and children, but his ex-fiancée’s betrayal threw a wrench into his dreams. Despite his anger, after he discovers his former flame down and out, he knows providing shelter is the right thing to do.<br /></p><p>Faith Howard always dreamed of entertaining audiences with her guitar and even sacrificed a future with a good man to follow her heart. Life on the road didn’t turn out like she hoped and now she's broke and out of luck. When her ex selflessly offers help, she can't help but be riddled with guilt.<br /></p><p>As the estranged couple recovers from the past, a friend of the family drops off two toddlers and heads for the hills. Will Kane and Faith’s new role as surrogate parents help them heal old wounds and find a second chance, or will the weight of too much baggage push them apart?<br /></p><p><em>A Cowboy’s Reunion</em> is the first book in a sweet western romance series called Family Ties. If you like second chance stories, buried passions, and big country settings, then you’ll love Carolyne Aarsen’s heartfelt novel. <br /></p><hr><p><em>Read all of the Family Ties books:</em></p><p>1. A Cowboy's Reunion</p><p>2. The Cowboy's Family</p><p>3. Taming the Cowboy</p><p>4. The Cowboy's Return<br /></p><p><em>Read all of the Sweet Hearts of Sweet Creek series:</em></p><p>1. Homecoming</p><p>2. Her Hearts Promise<br /></p><p>3. Close to His Heart</p><p>4. Divided Hearts</p><p>5. A Hero at Heart</p><p>6. A Mother's Heart</p><p><em>Read all of the Holmes Crossing Series:</em></p><p>1. The Only Best Place</p><p>2. All In One Place</p><p>3. This Place</p><p>4. A Silence in the Heart</p><p>5. Any Man of Mine</p>
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

Language

English

Pages

138

Publication Date

December 28, 1976

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation<br /></b><br /><b>September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of <i>On the Road</i></b><br /><br />Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, <i>On the Road</i> tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, <i>On the Road</i> is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.  
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (<i>The New Yorker</i>) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.<br /></b><br /><i>"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."</i><br />The hero-narrator of <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.<br />
Withering Leaves: A Psychological Contemporary Novel about Choice...
by Sam Cohen

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

September 11, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h3><b>Would you give up one love to retrieve another?</b></h3><p>The life of Kobi, sixty-year-old retiree, turns upside down overnight due to a leg injury. He finds himself bound to a wheelchair and helpless, with little to do but reminisce about his life and past loves.</p><p>His neighbor Leah is in love with him, and they spend hours discussing the meaning of life and love.</p><p>Kobi tells Leah about the heart-breaking relationship with Rachel, an English actress - the intense love affair that ended abruptly when Rachel broke up with a letter and then disappeared without a trace, leaving him with relentless hope that he will see her again.</p><p>After his leg healed, Kobi received word from a friend that he had recently seen Rachel. Following the latest news, Kobi decides to leave everything behind and try to find her, but this decision may cost him dearly…</p>

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay – Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn’t have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace – Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I’ve found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King’s prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King’s greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King’s On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com