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A 20th-century classic on British society's class warfare, as seen through the eyes of three different castes. Howards End, a house in the Herefordshire countryside, is the source of conflict between these parties-and ultimately a symbol of class conflict in England.
Hazel d'Ark, ex-clonelegger and ex-pirate, is an official hero of the great rebellion - but she's also been kidnapped; now it's up to the legenday Owen Deathstalker to venture into the Obeah Systems to find and rescue his companion in arms. But there's more behind the kidnapping, for the Blood Runners, Hazel's evil captors, have been influencing present day affairs in the Empire far more than anyone realized - and they have stolen a part of the Madness Maze to use as a power source. Then just as all loose ends are being tied up, as everyone is bidding air to live happily ever after, the Recreated turn up to threaten the existence of all humanity . . . and Owen Deathstalker must play the hero one more time . . .
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences#151;biographical, historical, and literary#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Few authors have been as personally familiar with desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky, and none have been so adept at describing it. Crime and Punishment#151;the novel that heralded the author's period of masterworks#151;tells the story of the poor and talented student Raskolnikov, a character of unparalleled psychological depth and complexity. Raskolnikov reasons that men like himself, by virtue of their intellectual superiority, can and must transcend societal law. To test his theory, he devises the perfect crime#151;the murder of a spiteful pawnbroker living in St. Petersburg. In one of the most gripping crime stories of all time, Raskolnikov soon realizes the folly of his abstractions. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and the torments of his conscience, he seeks relief from his terror and moral isolation#151;first from Sonia, the pious streetwalker who urges him to confess, then in a tense game of cat and mouse with Porfiry, the brilliant magistrate assigned to the murder investigation. A tour de force of suspense, Crime and Punishment delineates the theories and motivations that underlie a bankrupt morality. Priscilla Meyer is Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. She published Find What the Sailor Has Hidden, the first monograph on Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire, and edited the first English translation of Andrei Bitov's collection of short stories, Life in Windy Weather.
In the new mass-market edition of New York Times best-selling Eric Jerome Dickey's latest book, Dante Brown finds himself down and out after a stretch in juvenile jail, out of work and with a girlfriend who might not stick around if he can't pay the bills. Dante is determined to stay straight, but when a blast from the past offers him a lucrative, if illegal, way of staying on top, Dante and his good friend Jackson both get pulled into a risky business. Things seem to be paying off when his girlfriend finds the money irresistible. . . until everything goes wrong.
From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth. .
Chief Jake Swamp has delivered the Thanksgiving Address throughout the world, as well as at the United Nations, and he prints it in this book that all might know it.
Fritti Tailchaser is a hunter for his clan. His speciality is birds. Though catching mice and other rodents are also central to his repertoire. Except when he's napping in the sun or chasing butterflies - something he does rather more than he should. Or at least did, until Hushpad vanished. Now Tailchaser has been drawn into a dangerous mission to discover her fate. It is the beginning of an extraordinary journey that will take him to the court of the Queen of Cat, through the terrifying northern wilds and deep into the underground realm of the ancient and hideous cat-god Grizraz Hearteater. For what begins as a simple quest to find a lost friend is destined to become a battle to save the entire world from destruction. TAILCHASER'S SONG is a wonderful story of magic, adventure and true friendship from one of the greatest storytellers writing today.
From the Newbery Award winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man's struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression... No Promises in the Wind In 1932, Americans' dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. When he was just fifteen years old, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of his struggle to find a life for himself during these turbulent times.
Written with the support of the Maharishi Ayur-Veda Institute, this comprehensive cookbook shows how to incorporate the timeless principles of Ayurveda into the twenty-first-century kitchen. A result of Miriam Kasin Hospodar's twenty-year culinary journey, Heaven's Banquet draws from a rich palette of international cuisines and shows how to match your diet to your mind-body type for maximum health and well-being. The more than 700 recipes included here range from Thai Corn Fritters and Asian-Cajun Eggplant Gumbo to West African Avocado Mousse and Mocha-Spice Cake with Coffee Cream Frosting. Readers will discover the most effective methods of preparing food, the benefits of eating seasonally for individual types, and how to create a diet for the entire family. There are special sections on how to lose weight and control sugar sensitivity, a questionnaire to help determine mind-body type, and essential ingredients for a well-stocked Ayurvedic kitchen. Fully illustrated, and written for everyone from the beginner cook to the experienced chef, Heaven's Banquet shows how to use food to tap into your body's intelligence and create lifelong health.
Amadeus meets Little Women in this irresistibly delightful historical novel by award-winning author Stephanie Cowell. The year is 1777 and the four Weber sisters, daughters of a musical family, share a crowded, artistic life in a ramshackle house. While their father scrapes by as a music copyist and their mother secretly draws up a list of prospective suitors in the kitchen, the sisters struggle with their futures, both marital and musical--until twenty-one-year-old Wolfgang Mozart walks into their lives. Bringing eighteenth-century Europe to life with unforgiving winters, yawning princes, scheming parents, and the enduring passions of young talent, Stephanie Cowell's richly textured tale captures a remarkable historical figure--and the four young women who engage his passion, his music, and his heart. .
It's visiting day at Dragon Slayers' Academy and Wiglaf's entire family is coming! Will Wiglaf be able to survive the day with his wacky parents and crude older brothers and come out of it without becoming the laughingstock of the entire school? Hot on the heels of book #9, here's another all-new story starring everyone's favorite dragon-slayer-in-training. .
What are those strange noises coming from the dungeon at DSA? Wiglaf and his stalwart cohorts Angus and Erica decide to investigate and inadvertently free the long-imprisoned ghost of the school founder?Sir Herbert Dungeonstone. Overjoyed to be on the loose again, Sir Herbert wreaks havoc, threatening to spoil the greedy headmaster?s plan to turn DSA coed. .
When Mordred announces a three-day weekend for DSA, Wiglaf and his friends (including his Pig Latin-speaking pig, Daisy) are off to Erica's castle. But when they arrive, they discover that Erica's father, King Ken, has come down with a horrible case of liver pox. The wizard Zelnoc manages to cure the king's pox, but as with all the wizard's spells, there's a magical mishap. Now, King Ken can only speak in Pig Latin! Can Zelnoc fix his mistake, or is there a better chance that pigs will fly? .
Wiglaf, Erica, and Angus are representing DSA in the All-Schools Brain-Power Tournament! But what on Earth are they going to do about their know-it-all captain Bragwort? And how can they even stand a chance against the snobbish Knights Noble Conservatory team?
The evil witch Morgana le Fay has put a terrible curse on Sir Lancelot, and it's up to Wiglaf and his DSA buddies to find and save him. But they're just dragon-slayers-in-training. Can they really outsmart the trolls, witches, and other villains that stand in their way? Follow Wiglaf's adventures at Dragon Slayers' Academy as he discovers more about his past and what the future holds for him.
Wiglaf's supposed to be a dragon slayer, but he's more like a dragon babysitter when he finds a baby dragon and decides to keep it! Back in his first new adventure in four years, Wiglaf is as funny and appealing as ever. In keeping with the reissue of the original books in the series, the ninth book is 112 pages long and includes a hilarious bonus yearbook section that will have kids laughing out loud.
When Wiglaf learns that he has won "A Day With Sir Lancelot (The World's Most Perfect Knight)," he can hardly believe it. His friend Erica can't believe it, either! And when the big day arrives, she is even more doubtful. Is Erica just jealous, or is there something fishy about The World's Most Perfect Knight? .
After spending the summer at spooky Camp Dragononka, Wiglaf and his pals are back at DSA. They're no longer the youngest lads and lasses--now they're in Class II, and they are expected to show new students the ropes. Wiglaf not only has to put up with his wild and crazy little brother Dudwin, but also with his Class I "Little Buddy, who turns out to be a not-so-little troll! Wiglaf wants to be a good "Big Buddy" but it's not easy when the troll is always playing jokes on him. And what about the fire-breathing dragon that the troll swears is in the woods outside DSA? Is it really there? Or is this just another one of the troll's great big fibs? .
The Dragon Slayers' Academy is back-and it's bigger and better than ever! The books have new covers and are now 112 pages long. Expanded from the old 96-page format, they now feature a fun Dragon Slayers' Academy Yearbook at the end of each story, with funny profiles of the faculty, the staff, and, especially, the students of D. S. A. All the things kids want to know about their favorite characters are revealed: their silly nicknames, inner secrets, wildest dreams, and lofty plans for the future! Rich Princess Belcheena is looking for a husband-a husband with red hair who has killed at least two dragons and whose name starts with her favorite letter of the alphabet, W. Could Wiglaf be the man, um, boy of her dreams? Illustrated by Bill Basso.
Something BIG is going on in the woods near DSA! Wiglaf and his friends are on a rescue mission to save Worm, the dragon they've raised since he hatched. They thought that a gang of knightsin- training was the problem, but it turns out that it's a little girl GIANT! The DSA kids can't let Worm become her house pet. But how can they free him? .
Wiglaf joins the other students of Dragon Slayers' Academy in searching the Dark Forest for the Cave of Doom.
The Dragon Slayers' Academy is back-and it's bigger and better than ever! The books have new covers and are now 112 pages long. Expanded from the old 96-page format, they now feature a fun Dragon Slayers' Academy Yearbook at the end of each story, with funny profiles of the faculty, the staff, and, especially, the students of D. S. A. All the things kids want to know about their favorite characters are revealed: their silly nicknames, inner secrets, wildest dreams, and lofty plans for the future! Is a wizard's spell for courage enough to save Wiglaf when the "Mother of all Dragons" (or at least of 3,684 of them) comes looking for the lad who slayed son number 92? Illustrated by Bill Basso.
When Roch gets a new sweater, trouble begins. Every reader will relate to Roch's dilemma and applaud his solution.
The Dragon Slayers' Academy is back-and it's bigger and better than ever! The books have new covers and are now 112 pages long. Expanded from the old 96-page format, they now feature a fun Dragon Slayers' Academy Yearbook at the end of each story, with funny profiles of the faculty, the staff, and, especially, the students of D. S. A. All the things kids want to know about their favorite characters are revealed: their silly nicknames, inner secrets, wildest dreams, and lofty plans for the future! When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood? Illustrated by Bill Basso.
Katie thinks the fourth grade is awesome! She's making lots of friends and just joined the new track team. But Katie thinks her new track coach is simply unfair! She only puts in the fastest runners, leaving Katie on the bench. But when Katie turns into Coach Debbie, she decides to give all the kids a cha .
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