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The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actor...
by Bethanne Patrick

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English

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304

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March 29, 2016

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<B>One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today.</B><BR><BR>Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere. Regan Arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.<BR> <BR>Contributors include Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Emma Straub, Eric Idle, Fay Weldon, Fran Lebowitz, Gillian Flynn, Gregory Maguire, Jeff Kinney, Jim Shepard, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik, Nelson DeMille, Rosanne Cash, Susan Orlean, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7]
by Marcel Proust

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English

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1868

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March 15, 2017

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"‘In Search of Lost Time’ is widely recognized as the major novel of the twentieth century." —Harold Bloom<br />"At once the last great classic of French epic prose tradition and the towering precursor of the 'nouveau roman’." —Bengt Holmqvist<br />"Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence. Oh if I could write like that!" —Virginia Woolf<br />"The greatest fiction to date." —W. Somerset Maugham<br />"Proust is the greatest novelist of the 20th century." —Graham Greene<br /><br />On the surface a traditional "Bildungsroman" describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others — Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time.<br />"In Search of Lost Time" is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.
Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels and Novellas
by , MyBooks Classics

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English

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5684

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November 27, 2018

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Here you will find the complete novels and novellas of Leo Tolstoy in the chronological order of their original publication. <br />- Childhood <br />- Boyhood <br />- Youth <br />- Family Happiness <br />- The Cossacks <br />- War and Peace <br />- Anna Karenina <br />- The Death of Ivan Ilyich <br />- The Kreutzer Sonata <br />- Resurrection<br />- The Forged Coupon <br />- Hadji Murad
War and Peace
by , MyBooks Classics

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English

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1774

Publication Date

December 24, 2018

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This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier.<br /><br />One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishmenttells the tragic story of Raskolnikov—a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of his actions, Raskolnikov wanders through the slums of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg trying to escape the ever-suspicious Porfiry, the official investigating the crime.
We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire
by Andrew Gifford

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English

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300

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May 01, 2017

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For more than 70 years, Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation's capital. Few knew the dark truth... Behind the iconic business's happy facade lay elaborate schemes, a crushing bankruptcy, two million dollars of missing cash, and a tragic suicide. As the last Gifford heir unfolds his story with remarkable immediacy and candor, he reveals the byzantine betrayals and intrigue rooted in the company from its modest beginnings—dark influences that would ultimately destroy the legendary Gifford business and its troubled founding family.
Stuart Woods Books in Order: Stone Barrington series, Will Lee bo...
by Book List Guru

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English

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37

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December 14, 2017

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<ul><h2><i>Stuart Woods Books in Order</i><br />How to Make Great Thrillers Even Better!</h2></ul> This is the most comprehensive Stuart Woods book order and checklist available. It's a complete bibliography and biography, which includes:<br /><ul><li>Stone Barrington books in order<br /></li><li>Will Lee series in order<br /></li><li>Holly Barker series in order<br /></li><li>Ed Eagle series in order<br /></li><li> Teddy Fay, Rick Barron, Herbie Fisher… everything<br /></li><li>a complete list of standalone novels & nonfiction<br /></li><li>a Stuart Woods biography.</li></ul>By knowing the Stone Barrington book order, you’ll enjoy Stuart Woods’s books far more.<br /><br />Plus, this ebook is yours to keep on whatever reading device you have – tablet, phone, computer, or ereader – so the info you need is always right at your fingertips.<br /><br /><h2>Why is Series Order Important?</h2>You’ll enjoy a series far more if you know the correct book order. You’ll:<br /><ul><li>experience characters developing as the series progresses.<br /></li><li>witness plot twists, which impact future stories, in the correct timeline to enjoy the overarching plotline.<br /></li><li>meet interesting new characters at the right moment.</li></ul> <i><b>Stuart Woods Books in Order</b></i> helps you to read the Stone Barrington series in order, just as Stuart Woods intended.<br /><br /><h2>No More Book Searches</h2>With <i><b>Stuart Woods Books in Order</b></i> on your ereader, you’ll have no more problems with:<br /><ul><li>Books not numbered<br /></li><li>Misleading publication dates<br /></li><li>Changed titles<br /></li><li>Prequels and stories released out of sequence…</li></ul>Everything is right there on your ereader, just when you need it.<br /><br /><h2>Book Lists on Steroids!</h2> Featuring the best authors today, this series of ebooks is way more than a mere collection of lists. Each ebook has a vast array of Special Features which no other reading list has. <br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #1 – No More Book Searches</h2>Through special web links, you can access every book the author has ever published – with just ONE CLICK!<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #2 – Best Story Order</h2>Whenever applicable, titles are listed both by the publication date AND the best reading order, i.e., books, prequels, and short stories are arranged for maximum reading pleasure (sometimes called chronological order).<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #3 – Give Your Books a Star Rating</h2>Unique to these ebooks, you can rate any book you read right on your ereader.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #4 – Your Personal Checklist</h2>Each ebook allows you to track what you read. At a glance, you’ll see just where you are in a series.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #5 – Lightning-Fast Updates</h2>Updates are made for each new release, so your checklist will always be up-to-date.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #6 – Author Biography</h2>Get everything you always wanted to know about your favorite author in one bite-sized chunk.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #7 – Useful Book Info</h2>Where appropriate, information about movie adaptations, co-authors, etc., is included.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #8 – Page Count</h2>Each book’s page count is listed so you can see how long it is.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #9 – Alternative Titles</h2>Where applicable, alternative titles are listed so you don’t buy a book you’ve already read, saving you time, money, and frustration.<br /><br /><h2>An Exclusive Gift</h2>As if all that isn’t enough, you can also grab a FREE bestselling thriller as my gift just by clicking on the link at the back of the book.<br /><br />So what are you waiting for? Get the best Stuart Woods book list available.<br /><ul><h2>>>> Click BUY NOW! <<<</h2></ul><br />
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau

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English

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183

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May 09, 2017

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First published in 1854, <i>Walden</i> recounts American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and, ultimately, manual for self-reliance.<br /><br /><i>Walden</i> enjoyed some success upon its release, but still took five years to sell 2,000 copies, and then went out of print until Thoreau’s death in 1862. Despite its slow beginnings, later critics have praised it as an American classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty. The poet Robert Frost wrote of Thoreau, "In one book ... he surpasses everything we have had in America."
The Complete Essays
by Michel de Montaigne

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English

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773

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November 07, 2017

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Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form.<br /><br />In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience.<br /><br />He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers.<br /><br />Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586.
The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
by W. E. B. Du Bois

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English

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124

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March 09, 2012

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<DIV>This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression.<BR>Publication of <I>The Souls of Black Folk</I> was a dramatic event that helped to polarize black leaders into two groups: the more conservative followers of Washington and the more radical supporters of aggressive protest. Its influence cannot be overstated. It is essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.</DIV>
Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture
by Amy Erdman Farrell

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English

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222

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May 02, 2011

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<p>To be fat hasn’t always occasioned the level of hysteria that this condition receives today and indeed was once considered an admirable trait. <i>Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture</i> explores this arc, from veneration to shame, examining the historic roots of our contemporary anxiety about fatness. Tracing the cultural denigration of fatness to the mid 19th century, Amy Farrell argues that the stigma associated with a fat body preceded any health concerns about a large body size. Firmly in place by the time the diet industry began to flourish in the 1920s, the development of fat stigma was related not only to cultural anxieties that emerged during the modern period related to consumer excess, but, even more profoundly, to prevailing ideas about race, civilization and evolution. For 19th and early 20th century thinkers, fatness was a key marker of inferiority, of an uncivilized, barbaric, and primitive body. This idea—that fatness is a sign of a primitive person—endures today, fueling both our $60 billion “war on fat” and our cultural distress over the “obesity epidemic.”</p> <p>Farrell draws on a wide array of sources, including political cartoons, popular literature, postcards, advertisements, and physicians’ manuals, to explore the link between our historic denigration of fatness and our contemporary concern over obesity. Her work sheds particular light on feminisms’ fraught relationship to fatness. From the white suffragists of the early 20th century to contemporary public figures like Oprah Winfrey, Monica Lewinsky, and even the Obama family, Farrell explores the ways that those who seek to shed stigmatized identities—whether of gender, race, ethnicity or class—often take part in weight reduction schemes and fat mockery in order to validate themselves as “civilized.” In sharp contrast to these narratives of fat shame are the ideas of contemporary fat activists, whose articulation of a new vision of the body Farrell explores in depth. This book is significant for anyone concerned about the contemporary “war on fat” and the ways that notions of the “civilized body” continue to legitimate discrimination and cultural oppression.</p>

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