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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International)

by Haruki Murakami

A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a nightwatchman is unnerved as his reflection tries to take control of him; a couple's relationship is unbalanced after dining exclusively on exquisite crab while on holiday; a man follows instructions on the back of a postcard to apply for a job, but an unknown password stands between him and his mysterious employer. In each one of these stories Murakami sidesteps the real and sprints for the surreal. Everyday events are transcended, leaving the reader dazzled by this master of his craft. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is Murakami's most eclectic collection of stories to date, spanning five years of his writing. An introduction explains the diversity of the author's choice.

The Red and the Black: A Chronicle Of 1830 (Classics To Go)

by Stendhal

Le Rouge et le Noir, The Red and the Black is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830. It chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy. He ultimately allows his passions to betray him.

The Essential Jane Austen Volume One: Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and Emma

by Jane Austen

Three books in one volume by the author beloved for her smart, witty novels of Regency England. This collection of Jane Austen&’s novels includes three timeless classics.Sense and Sensibility: Torn between reason and passion, obligation and impulse, two sisters search for love in eighteenth-century England. Mansfield Park: A shy young woman of modest means is sent to live with her wealthy relatives—and discovers her true power—in this poignant love story.Emma: This enchanting romantic comedy stars one of literature&’s most delightful heroines, meddling matchmaker Emma Woodhouse.

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.


by Jane Austen

An English coastal town is the setting for this unfinished novel, the inspiration for the ITV series, by the author of Pride and Prejudice.Believed to be influenced by a town visited by Jane Austen herself, Sanditon is the story of Mr. Parker, an ambitious man intent on building a seaside resort town that will attract fashionable society; of Charlotte Heywood, a beautiful young woman who finds herself invited to Sanditon through an accident of fate; Mr. Parker&’s extended family, including the handsome Sidney Parker and his three comical siblings; and the wealthy Lady Denham, who aims to marry off her impoverished nephew to an heiress from the West Indies. The final unfinished novel by Austen, Sanditon has inspired numerous adaptations and continuations, including the recent television series by prize-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies.

The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume One: Life, Poems, And Tales, Volume 1 The Works Of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D. , In Nine Volumes (The Works of Samuel Johnson #1)

by Samuel Johnson

A brief essay on the life and genius of the prolific eighteenth-century English author, followed by a selection of his poetry, letters, and a novella.Under the pen name &“Dr. Johnson,&” English writer Samuel Johnson was a biographer, essayist, lexicographer, literary critic, moralist, playwright, poet, and travel writer. The son of a bookseller, he made so many contributions to the English language that he is regarded as one of the greatest figures of eighteenth-century literature. The first of nine volumes, The Works of Samuel JohnsonVolume One includes an essay on the life and genius of Samuel Johnson, followed by a collection of his poetry, including his &“Drury Lane Prologue,&” &“On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet,&” and &“The Vanity of Human Wishes.&” A selection of his personal correspondence is featured as well, along with his great satirical novella, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.

Men in the American Women’s Rights Movement, 1830–1890: Cumbersome Allies (Global Gender)

by Hélène Quanquin

This book studies male activists in American feminism from the 1830s to the late 19th century, using archival work on personal papers as well as public sources to demonstrate their diverse and often contradictory advocacy of women’s rights, as important but also cumbersome allies. Focussing mainly on nine men—William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, James Mott, Frederick Douglass, Henry B. Blackwell, Stephen S. Foster, Henry Ward Beecher, Robert Purvis, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the book demonstrates how their interactions influenced debates within and outside the movement, marriages and friendships as well as the evolution of (self-)definitions of masculinity throughout the 19th century. Re-evaluating the historical evolution of feminisms as movements for and by women, as well as the meanings of identity politics before and after the Civil War, this is a crucial text for the history of both American feminisms and American politics and society. This is an important scholarly intervention that would be of interest to scholars in the fields of gender history, women’s history, gender studies and modern American history.

The Scholar as Human: Research and Teaching for Public Impact

The Scholar as Human brings together faculty from a wide range of disciplines—history; art; Africana, American, and Latinx studies; literature, law, performance and media arts, development sociology, anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies—to focus on how scholarship is informed, enlivened, deepened, and made more meaningful by each scholar's sense of identity, purpose, and place in the world. Designed to help model new paths for publicly-engaged humanities, the contributions to this groundbreaking volume are guided by one overarching question: How can scholars practice a more human scholarship?Recognizing that colleges and universities must be more responsive to the needs of both their students and surrounding communities, the essays in The Scholar as Human carve out new space for public scholars and practitioners whose rigor and passion are equally important forces in their work. Challenging the approach to research and teaching of earlier generations that valorized disinterestedness, each contributor here demonstrates how they have energized their own scholarship and its reception among their students and in the wider world through a deeper engagement with their own life stories and humanity.Contributors: Anna Sims Bartel, Debra A. Castillo, Ella Diaz, Carolina Osorio Gil, Christine Henseler, Caitlin Kane, Shawn McDaniel, A. T. Miller, Scott J. Peters, Bobby J. Smith II, José Ragas, Riché Richardson, Gerald Torres, Matthew Velasco, Sara WarnerThanks to generous funding from Cornell University, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open ( and other repositories.

El silencio de las olas

by Ángela Banzas

Un sueño recurrente y perturbador. Un misterioso camafeo y una mujer en busca de respuestas. Un secreto silenciado durante años rompe el rumor de las olas Adela Roldán, casada y con un hijo, lleva una apacible vida en familia salvo por una pesadilla recurrente que la perturba desde que era solo una niña. En ella ve cómo una joven es asesinada en presencia de su hija pequeña. Cuando despierta no recuerda nada más, hasta que una noche identifica el nombre del pueblo en el que ocurre todo: Vilar de Fontao, en Galicia. Decide viajar hasta allí y comprobar si la casa donde tiene lugar el horrible crimen existe. Lo que Adela desconoce es que, en realidad, emprenderá un viaje de más de cien años que la llevará desde un pazo en la Costa da Morte hasta la ciudad de Santiago de Compostela. Un viaje en el que perseguirá descubrir la verdad sin saber que se acerca a un secreto que unos intentan desvelar y que otros quieren preservar. Haciendo gala de un estilo lleno de resonancias e imágenes evocadoras, Ángela Banzas construye con maestría una novela que conecta la historia de varias generaciones de mujeres que deberán sobreponerse a la adversidad, a la traición, al dolor y al miedo, sin dejar de luchar con pasión por aquello en lo que creen en unos tiempos marcados por el clasismo rural, el hambre y la guerra, los bandos, la desconfianza y la muerte. «Aprende a amar tu destino. Cuando otros vean lluvia y la repudien, tú sonríe a la tierra agrietada y mortecina y espera la simiente que crecerá mañana. Sé paciente y perservera, pues en la oscuridad la luz brilla con más fuerza».

The Night Land: A Love Tale (Dover Doomsday Classics)

by William Hope Hodgson

"The Night Land is a tale of the remote future - billions of years after the death of the sun. It is one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written . . . there is a sense of cosmic alienage, breathless mystery, and terrified expectancy unrivalled in the whole range of literature . . . this fantasy of a night-black, dead planet, with the remains of the human race concentrated in a stupendously vast metal pyramid and besieged by monstrous, hybrid, and altogether unknown forces of darkness, is something that no reader can forget." - H. P. Lovecraft. The tale of a heroic search for life beyond the darkness, this groundbreaking 1912 story was the first work of modern fantasy to feature a dying Earth. The inspiration for countless science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, the book's legions of fans included Clark Ashton Smith, who remarked that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land."

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.

Die Psychologie der Massen (Classics To Go)

by Gustave Le Bon

Psychologie der Massen (im französischen Original Psychologie des foules) ist der Titel des im Jahr 1895 in Paris erschienenen, bekanntesten Werkes Gustave Le Bons, der – neben Gabriel Tarde – als einer der Begründer der Massenpsychologie gilt. Massenpsychologie ist seither ein Gebiet der Sozialpsychologie. Sie wirkte sich in den folgenden Jahren und Jahrzehnten weit bis in die Bereiche Soziologie, Politikwissenschaft, Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie aus. Massenpsychologie behandelt das menschliche Verhalten und Handeln in größeren Menschenansammlungen im Zustand der Ruhe und Besonnenheit und im Zustand der kollektiven Aufregung und Emotionalisierung und stellt wichtige Unterschiede zwischen diesen beiden Aggregatzuständen menschlicher Vielheiten fest.

Gesammelte Werke (Classics To Go)

by Mark Twain

Mark Twain war weit mehr als der Erfinder von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn. Was der vielgereiste amerikanische Schriftsteller sah und erlebte, fasste er in pointierte und höchst witzige Berichte und Erzählungen; Deutschland hatte es ihm dabei auf besondere Weise angetan. Seine unterhaltsamsten Werke für erwachsene Leser versammelt dieser schmucke Band: ‘Reise um die Welt’, ‘Reise durch Deutschland’, ‘Die 1.000.000-Pfund-Note’, ‘Die schreckliche deutsche Sprache’, ‘Briefe von der Erde’ sowie das ‘Tagebuch von Adam und Eva’.

Far from the Madding Crowd: The 1874 Thomas Hardy's Fourth Novel (Ubspd's World Classics Ser.)

by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy's classic tale of a woman brave enough to defy convention: Now a major motion picture starring Carey Mulligan Spirited, impulsive, and beautiful, Bathsheba Everdene arrives in Wessex to live with her aunt. She strikes up a friendship with a neighbor, Gabriel Oak, and even saves the young shepherd's life. But when he responds by asking for her hand in marriage, she refuses. She cannot sacrifice her independence for a man she does not love. Years later, misfortune has bankrupted Gabriel, while Bathsheba has inherited her uncle's estate and is now a wealthy woman. She hires Gabriel as a shepherd but is interested in William Boldwood, a prosperous farmer whose reticence inspires her to playfully send him a valentine. William, like Gabriel before him, quickly falls in love with Bathsheba and proposes. But it is the dashing Sergeant Francis Troy who finally wins her heart. Despite the warnings of her first two suitors, Bathsheba accepts his proposal--a decision that brings long-buried secrets to the fore and leaves everything for which she has fought so hard hanging in the balance. Published a century and a half ago, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's first major success and introduced the themes he would continue to explore for the rest of his life. A love story wrapped in the cloak of tragedy, it is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the nineteenth century. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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 Time Machine: 30 Books And Response Journal: Literary Touchstone Classic

by H. G. Wells

The book that introduced the world to time travel In H. G. Wells’s immortal novella, an unnamed Time Traveller builds a machine that hurtles him to the year 802,701 AD. He discovers a world divided into two species: the peaceful Eloi, who live in colossal, crumbling buildings and are childlike in size and demeanor, and the hulking Morlocks—pale, simian creatures who dwell below ground and prey on their terrestrial counterparts. When his time machine is stolen, the Traveller must outwit the Morlocks in order to retrieve it, escaping their clutches by skipping like a stone across the surface of time. On a frozen red beach thirty million years in the future, he bears witness to the planet’s terrible last days. The first of H. G. Wells’s “scientific romances,” The Time Machine is a thrilling tale of adventure, and an unsettling thought experiment on the nature of progress and the transience of humankind. Its central conceit has inspired countless writers, artists, and filmmakers, and is undoubtedly one of the greatest inventions in modern literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Poems of the Past and the Present (Collected Works Of Thomas Hardy)

by Thomas Hardy

The second collection of poetry from the author of such classics as Tess of the D&’Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd.Although well known for his novels, like Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy also wrote poetry throughout his life. Poems of the Past and the Present is Hardy&’s second volume of poetry, originally published in 1901. This wide-ranging collection is divided into five sections: War Poems, Poems of Pilgrimage, Miscellaneous Poems, Imitations, Etc., and Retrospect. It features some of Hardy&’s finest work, including &“At a Lunar Eclipse,&” &“The Darkling Thrush,&” &“The Ruined Maid,&” &“The Self Unseeing,&” &“The Well-Beloved,&” and &“Drummer Hodge&” (originally titled &“The Dead Drummer&”).

Invierno en Madrid

by C.J. Sansom

Inolvidable, irresistible e imprescindible, Invierno en Madrid es una novela de amor y espionaje que trata sobre la dificultad de elegir bien en un momento marcado por la guerra. Año 1940. Europa está en manos de los nazis. En plena posguerra, Madrid pasa hambre y se ha convertido en un hervidero de espías de todas las potencias mundiales. Harry Brett, un antiguo soldado inglés que participó en la guerra civil y trabaja para el servicio secreto británico, debe ganarse la confianza de un antiguo condiscípulo, Sandy Forsyth, a fin de averiguar a qué negocios turbios se dedica en la España de Franco. Mientras tanto, Barbara Clare, la novia de Sandy, ex enfermera de la Cruz Roja, también tiene una misión secreta: encontrar al que fue su amante, Bernie Piper, un voluntario comunista de las Brigadas Internacionales que despareció tras la Batalla del Jarama. Inolvidable, irresistible e imprescindible, Invierno en Madrid es una novela de amor y espionaje que trata sobre la dificultad de elegir bien en un momento marcado por la guerra. Año 1940. Europa está en manos de los nazis. En plena posguerra, Madrid pasa hambre y se ha convertido en un hervidero de espías de todas las potencias mundiales. Harry Brett, un antiguo soldado inglés que participó en la guerra civil y trabaja para el servicio secreto británico, debe ganarse la confianza de un antiguo condiscípulo, Sandy Forsyth, a fin de averiguar a qué negocios turbios se dedica en la España de Franco. Mientras tanto, Barbara Clare, la novia de Sandy, ex enfermera de la Cruz Roja, también tiene una misión secreta: encontrar al que fue su amante, Bernie Piper, un voluntario comunista de las Brigadas Internacionales que despareció tras la Batalla del Jarama.

The Novels of H. G. Wells Volume Two: The War in the Air, The Sleeper Awakes, and The Time Machine

by H. G. Wells

Three thrilling and thoughtful works of science fiction from a literary giant. From one of the great writers and thinkers of the modern era, this volume includes three brilliant novels. The War in the Air: Filled with petrol-powered war machines, ironclads, bombardments, and espionage, this novel, a cornerstone of early science fiction, prophesied methods of warfare that would only develop later in the twentieth century. The Sleeper Awakes: After falling into a drug-induced sleep in 1897 London, a man is stunned to wake in the year 2100 to a world he does not know—but this world knows him—in this prophetic, unsettling novel about technology and humanity. The Time Machine: A scientist journeys hundreds of thousands of years into the future to discover how humanity has evolved—and while Earth may seem radically different on the surface, some things have remained the same . . . belowground.

Death in Venice: And Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions Ser.)

by Thomas Mann

The Nobel Prize–winning author&’s masterful novella of eros and obsession, presented alongside other short works of lyrical beauty and psychological depth.In Thomas Mann&’s immortal novella A Death in Venice, renowned author Gustave Aschenbach faces both middle age and a severe case of writer&’s block. He resolves to go on holiday in search of inspiration, only to find himself awestruck by the classical beauty of a fourteen-year-old boy. Submitting to his obsession with the youth, Gustave slowly loses himself, his dignity, and finally his life. This volume includes six short works by Mann, including &“Little Herr Friedmann,&” &“Gladius Dei,&” Tristan,&” and &“Tonio Kroger,&” among others.

Gesammelte Werke (Classics To Go)

by Franz Kafka

Das Werk von Franz Kafka ist ein Klassiker der modernen Literatur schlechthin. In sein faszinierendes Erzähluniversum führen keine Abkürzungen und Hintertürchen: Man muss es ganz für sich persönlich entdecken und lesend erkunden. Ein Glück für jeden, der diese große Erfahrung vor sich hat. Dieser Band bietet dazu die beste Gelegenheit. Er umfasst Kafkas Romane 'Der Prozess' und 'Das Schloss', den 'Brief an den Vater' sowie sämtliche Erzählungen, unter ihnen 'In der Strafkolonie' und 'Die Verwandlung'.

The Song of the Lark: Large Print (World Classics Ser. #Vol. 2)

by Willa Cather

A small-town girl becomes a world-famous artist in this powerful coming-of-age novel from one of the twentieth-century's most celebrated authors <P><P>From childhood piano lessons to center stage at the Metropolitan Opera House, The Song of the Lark is the poignant story of an artist discovering herself. <P><P>Fiercely independent and singularly talented, Thea Kronborg realizes at an early age that she is destined to leave her family and the frontier town of Moonstone, Colorado, behind. In Chicago, she studies with the city's best voice teacher and begins the long and arduous process of mastering her craft. <P><P>But ambition alone will not transform Thea into one of the world's greatest opera singers--she must find the courage to set aside her humble origins and romantic illusions and fully dedicate herself to her art. In the ruins of an Arizona cliff dwelling haunted by ancient voices and purified by the desert air, Thea is inspired to embrace her calling once and for all. <P><P> Lyrical, authentic, and brilliantly constructed, The Song of the Lark is a masterwork of American literature. It is the second volume in Willa Cather's acclaimed Prairie Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. <P><P>This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell

by Tom Clavin

“With a former newsman’s nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies to produce what might be as accurate an account as we will ever get of the old West’s most famous feud.” —Associated Press The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill.On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, eight men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others.The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly agitated. Rustlers, who became known as the cow-boys, began to kill each other as well as innocent citizens. That October, tensions boiled over with Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne confronting the Tombstone marshal, Virgil Earp, and the suddenly deputized Wyatt and Morgan Earp and shotgun-toting Doc Holliday.Bestselling author Tom Clavin peers behind decades of legend surrounding the story of Tombstone to reveal the true story of the drama and violence that made it famous. Tombstone also digs deep into the vendetta ride that followed the tragic gunfight, when Wyatt and Warren Earp and Holliday went vigilante to track down the likes of Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, and other cowboys who had cowardly gunned down his brothers. That "vendetta ride" would make the myth of Wyatt Earp complete and punctuate the struggle for power in the American frontier's last boom town.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection Volume One: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Flappers and Philosophers, and Tales of the Jazz Age

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Four unforgettable works by the author of The Great Gatsby—one of the greatest writers of America&’s Lost Generation. This Side of Paradise: Amory Blain experiences a childhood of worldly sophistication before a medical condition forces him to face reality. From prep school and Princeton University to the horrors of World War I, Blaine searches for his place in the world—a quest that personifies the struggles of his generation. The Beautiful and the Damned: The presumptive heir to an enormous fortune, Anthony Patch is a bon vivant of New York society. He and his wife, Gloria, live a life of extravagant pleasure until Anthony&’s inheritance disappears and the Great War breaks out, sending their glittering marriage on a disastrous downward spiral. Flappers and Philosophers: This collection of short stories includes the Jazz Age classic &“Bernice Bobs Her Hair,&” in which an awkward young woman is transformed into a popular beauty by her jealous cousin. Other gems include &“The Ice Palace,&” &“The Cut-Glass Bowl,&” and &“The Offshore Pirate.&” Tales of the Jazz Age: This short story collection includes &“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,&” the classic tale of a man who ages backwards, as well as &“May Day,&” &“The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,&” and many others.

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