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Classic Tales of Adventure: Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, The Confidence-Man, The Mark of Zorro, and The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas Jonathan Swift Herman Melville Miguel de Cervantes Johnston McCulley

Journey to worlds both real and imagined with these timeless landmarks of literature.Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes: Considered by many to be the first modern novel, this witty epic follows the famed nobleman from La Mancha on his quest to live up to the ideals of a chivalrous knight.Gulliver&’s Travelsby Jonathan Swift: The classic satire that takes Lemuel Gulliver to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, and other fantastical corners of the world.The Confidence-Manby Herman Melville: The intertwined tales of a group of passengers on a steamboat journey down the Mississippi River by the author of Moby Dick.The Mark of Zorroby Johnston McCulley: Originally published as The Curse of Capistrano, this is the book that introduced masked hero Diego Vega.The Three Musketeersby Alexandre Dumas: In seventeenth-century France, a daring young man defends the queen&’s honor and tests his skills against the best swordsmen of the day.

HMH Social Studies United States History (United States History)

by Holt McDougal

HMH Social Studies United States History textbook.

Emma: The Original Edition Of 1901 (The\black Cat Ser.)

by Jane Austen

The timeless romance starring one of Jane Austen's most unforgettable charactersEmma Woodhouse is a privileged young woman whose greatest pleasure in life lies in matchmaking for anyone but herself. Written, by Austen's own admission, as "a heroine whom no one but myself will much like," Emma's charm and wit exist in constant tension with her capacity for selfishness and vanity. Despite her intelligence, Emma stumbles from one catastrophe to the next--from a misguided attempt at securing a husband for her friend Harriet Smith to her disastrous meddling in the affairs of new arrivals Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax--before ultimately falling into her own unexpected happy ending.Both a discerning look at the strictures of Regency England and an enchanting comedy of errors, Emma remains a classic two centuries since it was first published.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Essential Jane Austen Volume Two: Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Three classics about love, class, and social expectations by one of the greatest English authors of the nineteenth century. This collection of Jane Austen&’s novels includes three timeless classics.Persuasion: A woman is pressured by her family to end her engagement to a man of modest means—then meets him again years later, when both of their circumstances have changed.Northanger Abbey: A young woman besotted by gothic novels sees danger lurking everywhere, but she soon learns more about the perils of real life in this wise, satirical novel.Pride and Prejudice: The basis of countless film and television adaptations, Austen&’s tale of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is considered her masterpiece.

Brighton Belle: Brighton Belle, London Calling And England Expects (A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery #1)

by Sara Sheridan

"Great fun. The world needs Mirabelle's feistiness, intelligence, and charm."--James Runcie, author of the Grantchester mysteries In post-World War II England, former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan becomes embroiled in a new kind of intrigue... 1951: In the popular seaside town of Brighton, it's time for Mirabelle Bevan to move beyond her tumultuous wartime years and start anew. Accepting a job at a debt collection agency seems a step toward a more tranquil life. But as she follows up on a routine loan to Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee who's recently come off the train from London, Mirabelle's instincts for spotting deception are stirred when the woman is reported dead, along with her unborn child. After encountering a social-climbing doctor with a sudden influx of wealth and Romana's sister, who seems far from bereaved and doesn't sound Hungarian, Mirabelle decides to dig deeper into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. Aided by her feisty sidekick--a fellow office worker named Vesta Churchill ("no relation to Winston," as she explains)--Mirabelle unravels a web of evil that stretches from the Brighton beachfront to the darkest corners of Europe. Putting her own life at risk, she must navigate a lethal labyrinth of lies and danger to expose the truth.

Asfuriyyeh: A History of Madness, Modernity, and War in the Middle East (Culture and Psychiatry)

by Joelle M Abi-Rached

The development of psychiatry in the Middle East, viewed through the history of one of the first modern mental hospitals in the region.ʿAṣfūriyyeh (formally, the Lebanon Hospital for the Insane) was founded by a Swiss Quaker missionary in 1896, one of the first modern psychiatric hospitals in the Middle East. It closed its doors in 1982, a victim of Lebanon's brutal fifteen-year civil war. In this book, Joelle Abi-Rached uses the rise and fall of ʿAṣfūriyyeh as a lens through which to examine the development of modern psychiatric theory and practice in the region as well as the sociopolitical history of modern Lebanon.

The Charles Dickens Collection Volume Two: Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicholas Nickleby, and Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens

Three classic novels of wealth, poverty, murder, and ambition from the greatest storyteller of the Victorian era. Filled with drama, emotion, and suspense, these three novels have compelled and delighted readers for well over a century. Martin Chuzzlewit: After losing his inheritance, a young man strives to make his own fortune, in this witty, wide-ranging saga. Nicholas Nickleby: A young man fights to save his mother, his sister, and a group of abused schoolboys in this novel of hardship and heroism. Our Mutual Friend: When a corpse is found in the River Thames, it will alter the course of several lives. &“In addition to its realistic police procedures and incisive criminal psychology, Our Mutual Friend is steeped in the gloomy atmosphere and foreboding imagery that one associates with the modern suspense thriller.&” —The New York Times

The Essential Nathaniel Hawthorne: Mosses from an Old Manse, Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter, The Marble Faun, and The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Five great works about sin, redemption, and human passion by a masterful nineteenth-century American novelist. Including both novels and short story collections, this volume showcases the brilliance of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Mosses from an Old Manse: A collection of Hawthorne&’s short stories, praised by Herman Melville as &“his masterpiece.&” Twice-Told Tales: Short fiction that &“comes from the hand of a man of genius&” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). The Scarlet Letter: This iconic historical novel set in seventeenth-century New England tells the story of Hester Prynne—&“among the first and most important female protagonists in American literature&”—who is shunned by her Puritan community for committing adultery (NPR). The Marble Faun: The thrilling tale of three American artists whose search for creative inspiration leads to romance and murder. The House of the Seven Gables: A family burdened by the sins of their forebears seeks redemption in this gothic masterpiece.

Great American Poets: New Hampshire, Tender Buttons, Select Poems, and Selected Poems

by Emily Dickinson Robert Frost Gertrude Stein T. S. Eliot

These four timeless poetry collections showcase the pioneering work of some of America&’s most beloved and influential poets. New Hampshire by Robert Frost: This Pulitzer Prize–winning collection features some of Frost&’s most enduring works, all inspired by the cold and wild New Hampshire winter. Along with the title poem, this volume includes &“Fire and Ice,&” &“Nothing Gold Can Stay,&” and &“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,&” which Frost himself called &“my best bid for remembrance.&” Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein: Stein&’s first published work of poetry, this avant-garde meditation on ordinary living is presented in three sections: &“Objects,&” &“Food,&” and &“Rooms.&” Emphasizing rhythm and sonority over traditional grammar, Stein&’s wordplay has garnered praise from readers and critics alike. Selected Poems by T. S. Eliot: This twenty-four poem volume is a rich collection of Eliot&’s greatest works—including &“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,&” &“Gerontion,&” &“Sweeny Among the Nightingales,&” and others—all of which expertly explore the desires, grievances, failures, and heart of modern humanity. Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson: This collection of poems by &“one of America&’s greatest and most original poets of all time&” includes some of Dickinson&’s best-known works, reflecting her thoughts on nature, life, death, the mind, and the spirit (Poetry Foundation).

The Charles Dickens Collection Volume Three: Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, and Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Three of the brilliant novelist&’s best-known classics in one volume, offering a wide-ranging portrait of nineteenth-century British society. A perfect introduction to the world of Charles Dickens, this volume contains three of his greatest novels. Little Dorrit: An epic tale of two families in Victorian England, one wealthy and the other living in a debtors&’ prison, and their shifting fortunes. David Copperfield: A sprawling masterpiece—and the inspiration for the new film starring Dev Patel—about a boy making his way to manhood in nineteenth-century England.Hard Times: A young girl from the circus world is taken in by a repressed school superintendent and his family in a dreary mill town—and brings unexpected change to their lives.

The Chronicles of Barsetshire Volume One: The Warden, Barchester Towers, and Doctor Thorne (The Chronicles of Barsetshire)

by Anthony Trollope

Three novels of life and death in a rural town in Victorian England by a master of drama and social satire. In the nineteenth century, Anthony Trollope created the fictional world of Barsetshire, the setting for a series of classic novels that addressed love, murder, religion, politics, and the ordinary lives of locals both rich and poor.The Warden: A well-meaning public official finds himself embroiled in a scandal.Barchester Towers: A bishop passes away, leading the town to become caught up in church politics.Doctor Thorne: A young noble is drawn to a woman, but his family is displeased by her lack of fortune and social standing, in this sweeping love story.

La tentación del príncipe

by Sandra Bree

Envidias, celos, falsas apariencias, amor... ¿Podrá Moritz vencer la tentación de ignorar a la única mujer que desea? Annika ha tenido mala suerte. Es hija bastarda de un aristócrata y está encerrada en un tétrico orfanato de Praga. Es una mujer lista y avispada. Ha prometido no casarse nunca. Jamás dejará que un hombre la gobierne. Pero entonces lo conoce a él. Al príncipe Moritz Nikolai Petrov. Un hombre atractivo y seductor. Demasiado fascinante a pesar de sus secretos. Moritz se hace cargo de la tutela de la hija bastarda de su amigo. No es algo que le agrade pues es considerado por todos un irresponsable y egocéntrico. Tampoco quiere renunciar a su vida de damiselas y fiestas. Pero ella es hermosa y atractiva, joven e inocente. Y con su llegada, su vida da un giro inesperado. Ambos deberán aprender a conocerse. Ambos deberán vivir juntos con promesas o sin ellas. Y a un tiempo, tendrán que luchar contra un enemigo que amenaza con empañar su posible felicidad.

The Charles Dickens Collection Volume Four: Hunted Down, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and The Old Curiosity Shop

by Charles Dickens

Three tales that showcase the nineteenth-century novelist&’s famous flair for suspense and plot twists. This volume includes three titles by Victorian England&’s greatest storyteller. Hunted Down: The manager of a life assurance office finds his suspicions growing after becoming acquainted with a mysterious gentleman in this rare detective story by Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood: In this unfinished puzzler—the basis for the Broadway musical that won five Tony Awards—a young man disappears and it may be connected to the beautiful woman he was planning to marry. The Old Curiosity Shop: Little Nell&’s grandfather is determined to give her a better life, but his attempts lead to trouble, in this beloved classic. &“When it comes to walking the mean streets, Dickens could give modern genre authors the tour of their lives.&” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

The Chronicles of Barsetshire Volume Two: Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, and The Last Chronicle of Barset (The Chronicles of Barsetshire)

by Anthony Trollope

Three wise, witty novels in the saga following the residents of a rural English town in the Victorian era. In the nineteenth century, Anthony Trollope created the fictional world of Barsetshire, the setting for a series of classic novels that addressed love, murder, religion, politics, and the ordinary lives of locals both rich and poor.Framley Parsonage: A young vicar&’s ambition drives him into a costly bargain in this comedic love story that brilliantly examines the intersection of romance and social class.The Small House at Allington: This witty novel follows the amorous misadventures of a pair of sisters.The Last Chronicle of Barset: A clergyman&’s daughter falls in love with a member of high society, while her father stands accused of a terrible crime.

The Palliser Novels Volume One: Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, and The Eustace Diamonds (The Palliser Novels)

by Anthony Trollope

Three novels of propriety and politics in Victorian England—the basis for the BBC adaptation.Also known as the Parliamentary Novels, the first three books in Anthony Trollope&’s renowned series follow the lives of an aristocrat, his wife, and the political and social circles in which they move.Can You Forgive Her?: This revealing romp through proper society follows three different women who dare to defy Victorian standards.Phineas Finn: An adventurous Irishman sets out to find his fortune among proper English society—and winds up entering the world of Parliament.The Eustace Diamonds: An ambitious, keenly intelligent woman finds that lying is the easiest way to get through life.

Little Women: Or, Meg, Jo, Beth And Amy (Classic Adventures Ser.)

by Louisa May Alcott

The iconic novel of American girlhood The March sisters are four of the most beloved characters in literature. Beautiful and proper Meg, headstrong Jo, gentle Beth, pampered little Amy--generations of young women have recognized themselves in one or more of the devoted siblings. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War and the changing seasons of New England, the story of their passage from adolescence to adulthood, from a Christmas without presents to a glorious fall day in a bountiful apple orchard, from castles in the air to real-life hearths and homes, is just as touching and illuminating today as it was a century and a half ago. Based on Louisa May Alcott's own childhood and early career as a writer, Little Women is her masterpiece and one of the most popular novels of all time.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Palliser Novels Volume Two: Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, and The Duke's Children (The Palliser Novels)

by Anthony Trollope

Three novels of an aristocratic British family and the world of parliamentary politics—the basis for the BBC adaptation.Also known as the Parliamentary Novels, the fourth, fifth, and sixth books in Anthony Trollope&’s series follow the lives of an aristocrat, his wife, and the political and social circles in which they move.Phineas Redux: The ever-ambitious Irish rogue Phineas Finn, now widowed and restless, is pulled back into the game of parliamentary politics.The Prime Minister: With the Whigs and Tories at a standstill in their attempts to form a working government, a compromise is finally reached and Plantagenet Palliser is installed as prime minister—but it will soon bring turmoil, both personal and professional.The Duke&’s Children: Plantagenet Palliser must face new challenges and a changing world if he is to hold his family together in the final installment of the Palliser Novels.

The Thomas Hardy Collection Volume Two: The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and The Woodlanders

by Thomas Hardy

Three novels of love, ambition, and nineteenth-century English society. This volume includes three of the greatest works by the iconic Victorian novelist. The Return of the Native: Eustacia Vye yearns to escape the village of Egdon Heath, but her marriage to a well-traveled man doesn&’t bring the adventure she craves, in this novel that brilliantly evokes the dangerous allure of romantic fantasies. Tess of the D&’Urbervilles: A young woman struggles against tradition and circumstance in this story of love, class, and deceit. The Woodlanders: Grace Melbury is torn between a wealthy, unfaithful husband and the humble woodsman she truly loves in this novel that examines the perils of social ambition.

The Fairy Books of Many Colors Volume One: The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, and The Yellow Fairy Book (The Fairy Books of Many Colors)

by Andrew Lang

Four volumes in the influential series of folklore and fairy tales collected from many cultures—for children of all ages. In a time when fairy tales were dismissed, even condemned, by academics and critics, Andrew Lang and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne, worked to compile a multitude of these stories—not only helping them gain great popularity among everyday readers but also changing the widespread perceptions of this kind of literature. This entertaining volume brings together four of Lang&’s collections—The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, and The Yellow Fairy Book—totaling more than 150 stories.

Selected Poems: Emily Dickinson Poems Selected By Anne Car (Bcl1-ps American Literature Ser.)

by Emily Dickinson

A collection of poems by &“one of America&’s greatest and most original poets of all time&” (Poetry Foundation). One of the nineteenth century&’s leading poets, Emily Dickinson wrote nearly 1,800 poems during her lifetime, though only a handful were published. This collection includes some of Dickinson&’s best-known works, reflecting her thoughts on nature, life, death, the mind, and the spirit. &“Emily Dickinson is one of our most original writers, a force destined to endure in American letters. . . . Without elaborate philosophy, yet with irresistible ways of expression, Emily Dickinson&’s poems have true lyric appeal, because they make abstractions, such as love, hope, loneliness, death, and immortality, seem near and intimate and faithful.&” —The Atlantic &“Emily Dickinson did not leave any poetics or treatise to explain her life&’s work, so we can come to her poetry with minds and hearts open, and unearth whatever it is we need to find. Her oeuvre is a large one and most of her work was done in secret—she didn&’t share most of what she wrote. Ten or so poems were published in her lifetime, mostly without her consent. She often included poems with letters but, after her death, the poet&’s sister Vinnie was surprised to find almost eighteen hundred individual poems in Dickinson&’s bedroom, some of them bound into booklets by the poet.&” —Publishers Weekly &“Dickinson found love, spiritual quickening and immortality, all on her own terms.&” —The Guardian

The Thomas Hardy Collection Volume One: Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure, and The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy

Three classics of the Victorian era from the great novelist. This volume includes three iconic novels by the author known for chronicling nineteenth-century English society. Far from the Madding Crowd: A tale of love, tragedy, and a woman brave enough to defy convention. Jude the Obscure: A young stonemason who had aspired to a career in academia finds himself trapped in an unhappy marriage in this novel of passion and heartbreak. The Mayor of Casterbridge: A wealthy mayor harbors a terrible secret in this story of addiction, love, and regret.

The Fairy Books of Many Colors Volume Two: The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book (The Fairy Books of Many Colors)

by Andrew Lang

Five delightful volumes filled with folklore and fairy tales from around the world for both children and adults. Collected from numerous sources and cultures, the stories in this five-volume set will take readers into worlds of woodcutters and wild animals; magicians and musicians; kings, trolls, and maidens. Consisting of The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book, this collection includes tales from Scandinavia, Japan, Sicily, France, Germany, Uganda, Turkey, India, Armenia, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and more.

The Case of the Unconquered Sisters (The Hugh Rennert Mysteries)

by Todd Downing

An American family in Mexico hosts a group of archaeologists—butis there an assassin among them? &“Satisfactorily sinister . . . class-A sleuthing&” (Saturday Review). &“Unconquered&” is the family motto of the Faudrees, whose ancestor, a Confederate officer, fled to Mexico decades ago. Now his two granddaughters, Lucy and Monica, live there in a beautiful old house near some black lava fields. The fields have recently attracted a team of archaeologists from an American university, and they&’ll be the sisters&’ guests during their expedition to Pedregal. But Lucy and Monica soon discover the visiting academics may be unearthing trouble: A professor has died. Strange and threatening letters have been sent. And oddly, owls seem to be invading. To dig up the truth about what&’s going on, the Faudree sisters will need some help from US Customs agent and amateur sleuth Hugh Rennert, in this tale featuring &“good background, atmosphere and characters&” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). &“You won&’t go wrong in giving Todd Downing a try.&” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City

by Scott D. Seligman

2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards Finalist in the U.S. History category In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan&’s Lower East Side. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat that they were being gouged, they assembled in squads of five, intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York&’s Jewish quarter. What was conceived as a nonviolent effort did not remain so for long. Customers who crossed the picket lines were heckled and assaulted, their parcels of meat hurled into the gutters. Butchers who remained open were attacked, their windows smashed, stocks ruined, equipment destroyed. Brutal blows from police nightsticks sent women to local hospitals and to court. But soon Jewish housewives throughout the area took to the streets in solidarity, while the butchers either shut their doors or had them shut for them. The newspapers called it a modern Jewish Boston Tea Party.The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 tells the twin stories of mostly uneducated female immigrants who discovered their collective consumer power and of the Beef Trust, the midwestern cartel that conspired to keep meat prices high despite efforts by the U.S. government to curtail its nefarious practices. With few resources and little experience but a great deal of steely determination, this group of women organized themselves into a potent fighting force and, in their first foray into the political arena in their adopted country, successfully challenged powerful vested corporate interests and set a pattern for future generations to follow.

The Last Trumpet (The Hugh Rennert Mysteries)

by Todd Downing

In this Mexico-set mystery with &“excellent atmosphere&” featuring a sheriff and an amateur sleuth, a bullfighter is dead—but was the killer man or beast (Kirkus Reviews)? In Matamoras, Mexico, the last trumpet has sounded in the bullring, but this time it&’s not the bull who&’s died. Carlos Campos has been fatally gored. But soon a shocking discovery is made: the apparent accident is actually a murder . . . To solve the case, former US Customs agent and Texas citrus farmer Hugh Rennert will team up with Sheriff Peter Bounty to identify a motive and a suspect. And there&’s no time to lose as the killer hasn&’t limited himself to a single victim . . . &“You won&’t go wrong in giving Todd Downing a try.&” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

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