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Eaters of the Dead
by Michael Crichton

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

May 14, 2012

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<p>From the bestselling author of <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>Timeline</i>, and <i>Sphere</i> comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror.<br /> <br />It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to their home. He is appalled by their customs—the gratuitous sexuality of their women, their disregard for cleanliness, and their cold-blooded sacrifices. As they enter the frozen, forbidden landscape of the North—where the day’s length does not equal the night’s, where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of color—Fadlan soon discovers that he has been unwillingly enlisted to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings, the monsters of the mist that devour human flesh. But just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.<br /> </p>
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
by Mary Oliver

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.</b><br /><br />Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.<br /><br />Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, <i>No Voyage and Other Poems</i>, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, <i>Felicity</i>, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.
Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems
by Mary Oliver

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

April 24, 2000

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<DIV>"What good company Mary Oliver is!" the Los Angeles Times has remarked. And never more so than in this extraordinary and engaging gathering of nine essays, accompanied by a brief selection of new prose poems and poems. (One of the essays has been chosen as among the best of the year by The Best American Essays 1998, another by The Anchor Essay Annual.) With the grace and precision that have won her legions of admirers, Oliver talks here of turtle eggs and housebuilding, of her surprise at the sudden powerful flight of swans, of the "thousand unbreakable links between each of us and everything else." She talks of her own poems and of some of her favorite poets: Poe, writing of "our unescapable destiny," Frost and his ability to convey at once that "everything is all right, and everything is not all right," the "unmistakably joyful" Hopkins, and Whitman, seeking through his poetry "the replication of a miracle." And Oliver offers us a glimpse as well of her "private and natural self -- something that must in the future be taken into consideration by any who would claim to know me."</div>
Conversations with Friends: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<b>“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”<br /><b>– Celeste Ng, "Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast" </b><br /><br />Winner of the 2017 <i>Sunday Times</i> Young Writer of the Year</b><br /><br /> Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’s friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi. <br /> <b> </b><br /> Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. Written with gem-like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, <i>Conversations with Friends</i> is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.
Love Poems for Married People
by John Kenney

Language

English

Pages

111

Publication Date

December 31, 2018

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<b><b>Based on his wildly popular </b><b><i>New Yorker</i></b><b> piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people. </b></b><br /><br />First published on Valentine's Day in 2016, John Kenney's collection of poems for married people quickly became one of the most shared <i>New Yorker</i> pieces of all time. Full of hilarious wit, dynamic energy, and a heavy dose of reality, these poems took the seminal genre and turned it upside down and left to dry in the dishwasher. The original selection, featuring a range of topics from parental gripes to dwindling sex lives, is a perennial favorite, skyrocketing to the top of the <i>New Yorker</i>'s most-shared list each year, and now Kenney is writing a collection of new poems that dig even deeper into what it's like to be married to the person you love. <br /><br /> <i>I was almost feeling fondness for you</i><br /><i> As you gave me a shoulder massage at the sink--</i><br /><i> What a small, lovely surprise.</i><br /><i> And then you grabbed my boobs and made a "wha-wha" noise.</i><br /><i> In an instant, I felt disgust and sadness and regret.</i>
Virginia Woolf: The Complete Collection
by Virginia Woolf

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English

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Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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This volume collects the complete writings of Virginia Woolf: 8 novels, 3 'biographies,' 46 short stories, 606 essays, 1 play, her diary and some letters.<br /><br /><br />Contents:<br /><br />THE NOVELS<br />The Voyage Out<br />Night and Day<br />Jacob's Room<br />Mrs. Dalloway <br />To the Lighthouse <br />The Waves <br />The Years <br />Between the Acts <br /><br />THE 'BIOGRAPHIES'<br />Orlando: a biography <br />Flush: a biography <br />Roger Fry: a biography <br /><br />THE STORIES<br />Monday or Tuesday <br />A Haunted House, and other short stories <br />Mrs Dalloway's Party <br />The Complete Shorter Fiction <br /><br />THE ESSAYS<br />The Common Reader I <br />A Room of One's Own <br />On Being Ill <br />The London Scene <br />The Common Reader II <br />Three Guineas <br />The Death of the Moth, and other essays <br />The Moment, and other essays <br />The Captain's Death Bed, and other essays <br />Granite and Rainbow <br />Books and Portraits <br />Women And Writing <br />383 Essays from newspapers and magazines<br /><br />AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING<br />A Writer's Diary <br />Moments of Being <br />The Diary Vols. 1–5 <br />The Letters Vols. 1–6 <br />The Letters of V.W. and Lytton Strachey <br />A Passionate Apprentice. The Early Journals 1887-1909 <br /><br />THE PLAY<br />Freshwater: A Comedy (both versions)
The Odyssey
by Homer

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book of 2018<br /><br /><br /><br />"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 <em>Circe</em></strong></p><br /><p>Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, <em>The Odyssey</em> 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.</p><br /><p>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.</p><br /><p>Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson’s <em>Odyssey</em> 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.</p><br /><p>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 <em>Odyssey</em> that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.</p>
The Iliad & The Odyssey
by Homer

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English

Pages

397

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.
Rumi: Soul Fury: Rumi and Shams Tabriz on Friendship
by Coleman Barks

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<p>A seminal collection of poetry from the medieval Sufi mystic—the most popular poet in America—and his “soul friend,” Shams Tabriz, which illuminate the evocative and deeply spiritual dimensions of friendship and love, compiled by the foremost Rumi translator and author of <em>The</em> <em>Essential Rumi,</em> Coleman Barks.</p><p>In this stunning translation, Coleman Barks brings to light Rumi’s theme of “love as religion”—that to reach its most profound depths requires mindful practice—as well as love in its most meaningful form: soul friendship. These short poems by both Rumi and Shams Tabriz, rich in beauty and spiritual insight, capture the delight and the impermanence of these bonds that pierce deep into the human mind, heart, and soul.</p><p>Rumi’s poetry is honored and enjoyed by many traditions and cultures. Today, many people from all walks of life have moved beyond traditional notions of spirituality, embracing a sense of the sacred that transcends a singular religion, belief, or text. Rumi’s poetry speaks to them and nourishes their divine yearnings. Joyous and contemplative, provocative and playful, <em>Rumi: Soul Fury</em> is a sterling addition to the modern Rumi oeuvre, and is sure to be embraced by his wide and devoted readership.</p>
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 [newly upd...
by , Golden Deer Classics

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English

Pages

25022

Publication Date

October 23, 2012

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<div><span>This book, </span><b>newly updated</b><span>, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!</span><br /><span>The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.</span></div><div></div><div>This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names</div><div></div><div>- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]</div><div>- Emma [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Persuasion [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]</div><div>- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]</div><div>- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]</div><div>- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]</div><div>- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]</div><div>- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]</div><div>- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]</div><div>- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]</div><div>- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]</div><div>- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]</div><div>- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]</div><div>- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]</div><div>- Middlemarch [George Eliot]</div><div>- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]</div><div>- The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman]</div><div>- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]</div><div>- Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]</div><div>- The Iliad [Homer]</div><div>- The Odyssey [Homer]</div><div>- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]</div><div>- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving</div><div>- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]</div><div>- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]</div><div>- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]</div><div>- The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux]</div><div>- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]</div><div>- The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen]</div><div>- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]</div><div>- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]</div><div>- Frankenstein [Mary Shelley]</div><div>- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]</div><div>- The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson]</div><div>- Dracula [Bram Stoker]</div><div>- The Art of War [Sun Tzu]</div><div>- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]</div><div>- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]</div><div>- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]</div><div>- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]</div><div></div><div>Also available : </div><div></div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)</div>

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