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Celebrate the Classics: Why You Can and Should Read the Great Books (Xist Classics)

by Calee M. Lee

Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you’re a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you concrete tips for reading and enjoying classic literature. This free guide has been made available to help people discover a love of reading classic books....

Genre: Self-Help, Happiness, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Hermeneutic of the evident

by Hoffmann Hoffmann and F. Guzzardi

Biblical hermeneutics establish the principles that areuseful to understand every part of the Bible in order to clarify themessage for who reads it or listen it. Inevitably, it requires biblicalexegesis, which is the process to examine the biblical text tounderstand how the author conveys the revelation. This book focus on evidence, what it cannot be seen whensomeone suffer from a kind of blindness that prevents theperception of the obvious, this blindness is called faith!...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 163 pages
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Food and Drink in Swallows and Amazons

by Robin Selby

This is a comprehensive analysis of the food and drink consumed by the explorers in the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome. The analysis confirms first impressions about the way in which Ransome used meals to structure the books. As time went on Ransome varied the diet, for example with the introduction of tinned food and some attempts to live off the land. Overall, however, Ransome missed an opportunity to describe more interesting meals. The D’s and the Death and Glories emerge as the culinary champions of the books....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Criticism & Theory
Size: 30 pages
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Smart Pop Preview 2014: Standalone Essays on Divergent, Zombies, the Hunger Games, Veronica Mars, and Fanfiction

by Debra Driza and Lauren Wilson

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays!Volume Includes:"Truth and Lies" – Debra DrizaDowntown Chicago Faction Map from "Mapping Divergent's Chicago" – V. ArrowFrom Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy, edited by Leah Wilson"Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse" and "Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast" - Lauren WilsonFrom The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide"Crime of Fashion" - Terri ClarkFrom The Girl Who Was on Fire - Movie Edition, edited by Leah Wilson"Truly, My Name Is Cinna" - V. ArrowFrom The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays"Lawless Neptune" - Alafair BurkeFrom Neptune Noir:...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 137 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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A Room of One's Own + Three Guineas (2 extended essays)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 432 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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An Enemy of the People: A play in five acts

by Ibsen,Henrik

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Continental European, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 100 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Three Guineas (a book-length essay)

by Woolf,Virginia

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 194 pages
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Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Este ebook presenta "Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn" con un sumario dinámico y detallado. Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), obra de Mark Twain, considerado el Dickens norteamericano, representa una de las primeras grandes novelas estadounidenses. También fue una de las primeras novelas escritas en inglés vernacular estadounidense: particularmente, el hablado por el narrador y protagonista principal de la historia, Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, el mejor amigo de Tom Sawyer (héroe de otra obra del mismo autor): Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, conocido por el seudónimo de Mark Twain (1835 – 1910), fue un popular escritor, orador y humorista estadounidense. Escribió obras de gran éxito como El príncipe y el mendigo o Un yanqui en...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Criticism & Theory
Size: 421 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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On Being Ill

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 64 pages
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The Complete Plays: The Importance Of Being Earnest + Salome + A Woman Of No Importance + Lady Windermere's Fan and more

by Wilde,Oscar

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Plays: The Importance Of Being Earnest + Salome + A Woman Of No Importance + Lady Windermere's Fan and more" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Oscar Wilde wrote nine plays in all between 1879 and 1894. His fame as a dramatist rests on four comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest and the tragedy Salomé. His plays continue to dazzle audiences even a century after his death. Table of Contents: Vera The Duchess Of Padua Lady Windermere's Fan A Woman Of No Importance Salomé Salome (English Version) An Ideal Husband The Importance Of Being Earnest La Sainte Courtisane A Florentine Tragedy Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Anglo-Irish pl...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 705 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Complete Poetry

by Oscar Wilde

This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents of the complete poetry of Oscar Wilde, containing more than 100 poems....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, World Literature, British, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 240 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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America A Prophecy (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

by William Blake

This carefully crafted ebook: "America A Prophecy (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. America a Prophecy is a 1793 prophetic book by English poet and illustrator William Blake. It is engraved on eighteen plates, and survives in fourteen known copies. It is the first of Blake's Continental prophecies. America was one of the few works that Blake describes as "illuminated printing", those of which were either hand coloured or colour printed with the ink being placed on the copperplate before printed. Early sketches for America were also included in his notebook, which Blake used between 1790 and 1793. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
167 reviews

Madame Bovary + Salammbô + Sentimental Education (3 Unabridged Classics)

by Gustave Flaubert

This carefully crafted ebook: "Madame Bovary + Salammbô + Sentimental Education (3 Unabridged Classics)" contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Madame Bovary, written by Gustave Flaubert, was published in 1857 in French. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Salammbô (1862) is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert. It is set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Criticism & Theory
Size: 1111 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Education of Henry Adams" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Henry Adams (1838-1918) was a member of the political family founded by John Adams during the American Revolution. While his ambitions were literary and historical (his major work is a massive history of the United States in the age of Jefferson), he was not completely immune from the political life. The Education of Henry Adams is the Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography of Henry Adams. He recounts the education he received, lamenting that formal schooling failed to prepare him for a century of technological and philosophical change. This book is an excellent way to learn about 19th century America, interestingly he chose the third person to tell his...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 272 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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On Masturbation: "Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism"

by Mark Twain

This carefully crafted ebook: "On Masturbation: "Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. One evening in Paris in 1879, The Stomach Club, a society of American writers and artists, gathered to drink well, to eat a good dinner and hear an address by Mark Twain. He was among friends and, according to the custom of the club, he delivered a humorous talk on a subject hardly ever mentioned in public in that day and age. After the meeting, he preserved the manuscript among his papers. It was finally printed in a pamphlet limited to 50 copies 64 years later. The speech satirically dealt with masturbation and the bane it is on our society. His remarks rubbed Victorian society the wrong way, and were censored for a cent...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Criticism & Theory
Size: 36 pages
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A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (The Original Unabridged Posthumous Edition of 18 Short Stories)

by Woolf,Virginia

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Single Authors
Size: 124 pages
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The Common Reader - First Series (1925)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 302 pages
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The Common Reader - Second Series (1935)

by Woolf,Virginia

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 328 pages
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Night and Day (The Original 1919 Duckworth & Co., London Edition)

by Woolf,Virginia

This carefully crafted ebook: "Night and Day (The Original 1919 Duckworth & Co., London Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory
Size: 367 pages
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The Moment, and Other Essays

by Woolf,Virginia

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 134 pages
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The Captain's Death Bed, and other Essays

by Woolf,Virginia

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 264 pages
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The Art of Fiction

by Woolf,Virginia

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Art of Fiction" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." This eBook contains 13 essays on The Art of Fiction by Virginia Woolf: The Narrow Bridge of Art. Hours i...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory
Size: 143 pages
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The Collected Early Writings: The Voyage Out + Night and Day + Monday or Tuesday and Other Short Stories + Jacob's Room (4 books in 1 ebook)

by Woolf,Virginia

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Early Writings: The Voyage Out + Night and Day + Monday or Tuesday and Other Short Stories + Jacob's Room (4 books in 1 ebook)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is t...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory
Size: 1039 pages
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: +150 Works in 1 eBook

by Oscar Wilde

This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents of the complete works of Oscar Wilde, containing more than 150 works. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precise...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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The Book of Urizen (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

by William Blake

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Book of Urizen (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Book of Urizen is one of the major prophetic books of the English poet William Blake, illustrated by Blake's own plates. It was originally published as The First Book of Urizen in 1794. Later editions dropped the word "first". The book takes its name from the character Urizen in Blake's mythology, who represents alienated reason as the source of oppression. The book describes Urizen as the "primeaval priest", and describes how he became separated from the other Eternals to create his own alienated and enslaving realm of religious dogma. Los and Enitharmon create a space within Urizen'...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 28 pages
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The Truth of Masks: a Note on Illusion (an essay of dramatic theory)

by Oscar Wilde

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Truth of Masks: a Note on Illusion (an essay of dramatic theory)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. It is an essay written by Edgar Allan Poe, first publisched in 1886. "The Truth of Masks" speaks about the power and necessity of illusion in Shakespeare's plays and the importance of the costumes. He goes on and on about it, and then ends the essay with the following statement: "Not that I agree with everything that I have said in this essay. There is much with which I entirely disagree. The essay simply represents an artistic standpoint, and in aesthetic criticism attitude is everything. For in art there is no such thing as a universal truth. A Truth in art is that whose contradictory is also true. And just as...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Criticism & Theory
Size: 40 pages
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All the Sad Young Men - The Original 1926 Edition: A Follow Up to The Great Gatsby

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This carefully crafted ebook: "All the Sad Young Men - The Original 1926 Edition" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. All the Sad Young Men is the collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1926. It contains nine stories: "The Rich Boy" "Winter Dreams" "The Baby Party" "Absolution" "Rags Martin-Jones and the Prince of Wales" "The Adjuster" "Hot and Cold Blood" "The Sensible Thing" "Gretchen's Forty Winks". As with his other collections, its release was timed to follow the completion of his most recent novel, which was The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald wrote the stories at a time of disillusionment. He was in financial difficulty, he believed his wife Zelda was romantically involved with another man, she had suffered a ser...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Single Authors
Size: 197 pages
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The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940: 25 previously uncollected stories!

by Scott, Fitzgerald,Francis

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Single Authors
Size: 296 pages
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The Collected Poems of F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Scott, Fitzgerald,Francis

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, United States, Nonfiction, American, Criticism & Theory
Size: 31 pages
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The Collected Parody and Humor Prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Fitzgerald,F. Scott

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Criticism & Theory
Size: 42 pages
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