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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition (Novel-ties Ser.novel-ties Study Guides)

by Ken Kesey Robert Faggen

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck PalahniukBoisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Catholicism and Scotland (Routledge Library Editions: Scotland #18)

by Compton Mackenzie

Originally published in 1936 and authored by an ardent Scottish Nationalist and convert to Roman Catholicism, this concise book begins in the Gaelic era and charts the turbulent history of Catholicism in Scotland from then to the early 20th Century through the Norman Conquest of England and the coming of Saint Margaret. The contribution of the unbroken line of Stuart Kings to the national consciousness is emphasized and an outspoken account of the origins of John Knox’s Presbyterian movement given. The book also discusses the persecution of Catholic missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Is Scotland Educated? (Routledge Library Editions: Scotland #21)

by A. S. Neill

Originally published in 1936, and with more than a slightly tongue-in-cheek tone at times, the author of this book declares that Scotland is not educated but merely learned. This book does not deal with education in its narrowest sense: it ranges from the Kirk to Haggis, Tartans and Burns, Whisky and repressed sex in its discussion, proclaiming Calvinism as the root of most of Scotland’s evils. Honest and at times provocative, this volume does give direct access to the emotional roots of Neill’s feelings about Scottish education.

The Children's Play Centre: Its Psychological Value and its Place in the Training of Teachers (Routledge Revivals)

by D.E.M. Gardner

First published in 1937, The Children’s Play Centre is an account of Gardner’s Play Centre and her work in assessing its value in the education of children and the training of teachers. The book puts forward the value of play in the development of children and provides a detailed report of Gardner’s experiment. It also explores the significance of the Play Centre to the technique of training students. It will have lasting relevance for those interested in the history of education and the psychology of education.

Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #18)

by Agatha Christie

In the title work in this collection of novellas, Poirot and Inspector Japp collaborate on the investigation of a suspicious suicide. The supernatural is said to play in the disappearance of top secret military plans in The Incredible Theft -- an incredible claim, indeed, as Poirot will prove. The bullet that kills Gervase Chevenix-Gore shatters a mirror in Dead Man's Mirror -- just the clue Poirot needs to solve the crime. And, while basking on white Mediterranean sands, Poirot stares trouble in the face -- the beautiful face of Valentine Chantry, now celebrating her fifth marriage -- in Triangle at Rhodes.

The Big Sea: An Autobiography (American Century Series)

by Langston Hughes Arnold Rampersad

Introduction by Arnold Rampersad.Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance."Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best--simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."

Head of the House (Grace Livingston Hill #12)

by Grace Livingston Hill

Lovely Jennifer Graeme listened in horror. Only yesterday her parents had been killed in a plane crash. Now she heard her aunts and uncles cynically plotting to separate her little brothers and sisters. She herself would be married off to the highest bidder! Weeping bitterly, Jennifer determined to escape. She and the children would flee to the mountains. There in a cabin lived their loving old nurse. And nearby, Jennifer remembered there had lived a boy. She knew he would help them--but she never dreamed how much... Grace Livingston Hill's books remain popular because they are about young people who must struggle to overcome obstacles and strive toward a better future and find love along the way. Bookshare has over 70 of her over 100 books including: #1 Where Two Ways Met, #2 Bright Arrows, #3 A Girl to Come Home To, #4 Amorelle, #5 Kerry, #6 All Through the Night, #7 The Best Man, #9 The Girl of the Woods, #11 More Than Conqueror, #13 In Tune with Wedding Bells, #14 Stranger within the Gates, #15 Marigold, #16 Rainbow Cottage, #17 Maris, #18 Brentwood, #19 Daphne Deane, #20 The Substitute Guest, # 21 The War Romance of the Salvation Army, #22 Rose Galbraith and #23 Time of the Singing of the Birds, with more on the way.

Death in High Heels (The Inspector Charlesworth Mysteries #1)

by Christianna Brand

Inspector Charlesworth investigates a strange murder in a dress shopThe sales room at Christophe et Cie is staffed by five young women. Each is beautiful in her own way--and each could be a murderer. One morning, two of the women purchase some oxalic acid to clean a stain off a Panama hat. No one knows how the poison gets into Miss Doon's system, but it doesn't take long to kill her. When Inspector Charlesworth steps into the little shop, he finds a dozen motives and no clear solution. Everyone in the shop was jealous of Miss Doon, for as the owner's girlfriend she was the favorite to head up the store's new Riviera branch. Romantic feelings for his chief suspect sidetrack Charlesworth, and it takes a second murder to put him back on the trail of the killer.

Four Treatises of Theophrastus Von Hohenheim Called Paracelsus

by Paracelsus

Four treatises which illustrate one of the most original minds of the Renaissance at the height of his powers.Born near Einsiedeln in 1493, Philip Theophrastus von Hohenheim, who later called himself Paracelsus, was the son of a physician. His thirst for knowledge led him to study arts in Vienna, then medicine in Italy, but the instruction left him disillusioned. He had learned to see nature with his own eyes, undiluted by the teachings of books. He was a rebellious spirit, hard-headed and stubborn, who travelled all over Europe and the British Isles to practice medicine, study local diseases, and learn from any source he could, humble as it might be. In these years of wanderings, Paracelsus developed his own system of medicine and a philosophy of theology all his own. Though he wrote a great many books that covered a wide range of subjects, only a few of his works were ever published in his lifetime. When he died in Salzburg in 1541, one of the most forceful personalities of the Renaissance died with him. Here are collected four treatises which illustrate four different aspects of Paracelsus' work. The first gives a passionate justification of his character, activities, and views, and gives a picture of the man and his basic ideas. The second treatise is a study of the diseases of miners, with whom Paracelsus had spent a great deal of time. Then follows a treatise on the psychology and psychiatry of Paracelsus. Written at a time when mental diseases were beginning to be studied and treated by physicians, this pioneering essay anticipates a number of modern views. The last essay, entitled "A Book on Nymphs, Sylphs, Pygmies, and Salamanders, and on the Other Spirits," is a fanciful and poetic treatment of paganism and Greek mythology, as well as a good sample of Paracelsus' philosophy and theology. Together these essays show one of the most original minds of the Renaissance at the height of his powers.

The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan

by Stuart Palmer

It's murder on a film set...'Will keep you laughing and guessing from the first page to the last' NEW YORK TIMESHildegarde Withers is just your average school teacher but with above-average skills in the art of deduction. She often finds herself investigating crimes led only by her own meddlesome curiosity, though her friends on the NYPD don't mind when she solves their cases for them. After plans for a grand tour of Europe are interrupted by Germany's invasion of Poland, Miss Withers heads to Los Angeles instead, where her vacation finds her working as a technical advisor on the set of a film adaptation of the Lizzie Borden story. But the producer's plans for an epic retelling of the historical killer's murder-spree are derailed when a screenwriter turns up dead...

Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe #9)

by Rex Stout

"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore". --The New York Times Book Review. Incomparable sleuth Nero Wolfe and his perennially hardy sidekick, Archie Goodwin, find themselves trying to weed out a garden-variety killer at the annual flower show.

The Color of Summer: or The New Garden of Earthly Delights (Pentagonia)

by Thomas Colchie Andrew Hurley Reinaldo Arenas

Critics worldwide have praised Reinaldo Arenas's writing. His extraordinary memoir, Before Night Falls, was named one of the fourteen "Best Books of 1993" by the editors of The New York Times Book Review and has now been made into a major motion picture.The Color of Summer, Arenas's finest comic achievement, is also the fulfillment of his life's work, the Pentagonía, a five-volume cycle of novels he began writing in his early twenties. Although it is the penultimate installment in his "secret history of Cuba," it was, in fact, the last book Arenas wrote before his death in 1990. A Rabelaisian tale of survival by wits and wit, The Color of Summer is ultimately a powerful and passionate story about the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of political and sexual repression.

The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology

by Owsei Temkin

"A thoroughly admirable and informative introduction to our knowledge of epilepsy in the Western world from antiquity to the early twentieth century." - American ScientistOwsei Temkin presents the history of epilepsy in Western civilization from ancient times to the beginnings of modern neurology. First published in 1945 and thoroughly revised in 1971, this classic work by one of the history of medicine's most eminent scholars now returns to print available in both paperback and eBook formats.

The Phoenix Land

by Miklos Banffy

The 1000-year-old kingdom of Hungary, which formed a major part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, was dismembered by the Allies in 1918. Phoenix-like, the Hungarian people survived the horrors of war, the disappointment of the first socialist republic, the disillusion of the brief but terrifying rule of Bela Kun and the bitterness of seeing their beloved country dismembered by the Treaty of Trianon. This is the world Miklos Banffy, author of the hugely popular Transylvanian Trilogy (Arcadia), describes in his arresting memoir.

The Red Right Hand

by Joel Townsley Rogers

A deranged killer sends a doctor on a quest for the truth - deep into the recesses of his own mind.'Deserves its reputation as one of the greatest mysteries of all time' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred reviewWhat really happened to Inis St. Erme? What was his fatal mistake? Was it when he and his bride-to-be first set out to elope in Vermont? Or did his deadly error occur later, when they picked up a terrifying hitch-hiker, or when the three stopped at 'Dead Bridegroom's Pond' for a picnic? Dr Riddle is determined to find out, but he soon uncovers a series of bizarre coincidences that leave him questioning his sanity and his innocence. After all, he too walked those wild, deserted roads the night of the murder, stranded and struggling to get home to New York City. The more he reflects, the more his own memories become increasingly uncertain, as he veers into the irrational territory of pure terror...

Amelia Jane Again!: Book 2 (Amelia Jane #2)

by Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! First Amelia upsets the toys terribly with her mischief and then she gets poor Teddy to carry her home without him having a clue. Will the toys get their own back?First published in 1946, this edition contains the classic text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

Scotland Before the Scots: Being the Rhind Lectures for 1944 (Routledge Library Editions: Scotland #6)

by V. Gordon Childe

Originally published in 1946, this book presents in what can arguably be described as an unusual way, a slice of Scottish social life by applying to prehistory the principles of Marxism as practised by Soviet scholars of Russian prehistory. Using archaeological evidence, the author distinguishes 6 stages – from the earliest definable groups of immigrants to the Iron Age. There are 10 appendices, devoted to the typology and classification of tombs, pottery, implements and fortifications.

Siddhartha: Eine Indische Dichtung (Enriched Classics)

by Hermann Hesse

This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

The Unsuspected

by Charlotte Armstrong

A murderous, charismatic theatre owner . . . and a deadly new role...'Suspense enough to spare' NEW YORK TIMES'A fantastic recommendation for readers who enjoy classic Hitchcockian thrillers' BOOKLISTWhen Rosaleen Wright was found hanging, a note beside her body, the police are sure it is suicide. But her best friend Jane cannot believe it. Rosaleen was full of vitality and wit - and the note had no signature. Instead, Jane suspects Rosaleen's boss, New York theatre impresario Luther Grandison. Grandison is rich, powerful and charismatic, but Rosaleen's letters to Jane show a completely different man. One who is duplicitous, greedy - and dangerous. A man who would kill to protect his secrets. Jane is determined to find out the truth - and takes the ultimate risk when she gets a job with Grandison's company, and finds herself up against one of Broadway's deadliest actors in a desperate play for the truth.

Stars in My Crown

by Joe David Brown

Everywhere in Walesburg children were sick and dying of slow fever—typhoid. Young Doc Harris accused "Grandpa" Gray of spreading the epidemic. But it is the preacher himself who discovers why death stalks through the parish.

Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption (P. S. Ser.)

by Paulo Coelho

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live. Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.

La viuda

by José Saramago

LA PRIMERA NOVELA DEL NOBEL PORTUGUÉS, INÉDITA HASTA EL MOMENTO EN ESPAÑOL El inicio de la celebración del centenario del autor «Saramago vuelve comprensible una realidad huidiza, con parábolas sostenidas por la imaginación, la compasión y la ironía».Comité Nobel «Hay que vivir aunque sea de cualquier modo, siempre que sea vivir.» Tras la muerte de su marido, Maria Leonor, madre de dos hijos, se siente abrumada ante las dificultades para administrar su hacienda en el Alentejo, las expectativas de la sociedad y el férreo control de su entorno. Después de unos meses sumida en una profunda depresión, decide finalmente afrontar su responsabilidad como propietaria de las tierras, pero su corazón está atormentado por un pecado secreto: a pesar del duelo, su deseo no se ha apagado. Entre cavilaciones sobre la esencia del amor, el paso del tiempo y los deslumbrantes cambios en la naturaleza, la joven viuda pasa las noches en vela, espiando los amores de sus criadas y padeciendo la soledad propia. Hasta que dos hombres muy distintos irrumpen en su vida y su destino se tambalea inesperadamente. Escrita en 1947, La viuda es la primera novela del autor, que vio la luz en Portugal con el título de Terra do pecado por decisión del editor. Hoy, cuando se cumple el centenario del autor, se publica por primera vez en español, respetando su título original, esta historia escrita por un joven José Saramago, que anticipa el gran escritor que todos conocemos. En ella está ya presente su personal forma de mirar el mundo y algunas de las características de sus novelas más aclamadas: la extraordinaria fuerza narrativa y un personaje femenino inolvidable. La crítica ha dicho:«Un hombre con una sensibilidad y una capacidad de ver y de entender que están muy por encima de lo que en general vemos y entendemos los comunes mortales».Héctor Abad Faciolince «El José Saramago que escribió y reflexionó hasta el final de su existencia era un transgresor; transgresor en la literatura, en la vida y ante las normas de conducta marcadas por la burguesía».Yanet Aguilar Sosa, El Universal «Hay que saludar este regreso de Saramago, siempre excepcional escritor, a su realismo inicial, y animarle a que siga por este camino».Rafael Conte, Babelia (sobre Las pequeñas memorias) «El tono siempre filosófico de Saramago alcanza en Todos los nombres una nitidez y un despojamiento que permite hablar de una voluntad de indagación metafísica [... Saramago ha hecho un relato denso, pero no aburrido; es exigente en sus metas, pero su trama no permite que desfallezca la atención».Santos Sanz Villanueva, El Mundo (sobre Todos los nombres) «Saramago es un gran narrador y rara vez escapa al criterio de manteneren vilo al lector».Jordi Gracia, La Vanguardia (sobre Todos los nombres) «Probablemente la obra más soberana y feroz de su indiscutible bibliografía narrativa [...]. Se ha ganado no sólo la admiración sino también el respeto de todo buen lector por su constante superación de lo ya conseguido, libro tras libro».Robert Saladrigas, La Vanguardia (sobre Ensayo sobre la ceguera)

The Chocolate Cobweb

by Charlotte Armstrong

A young artist is searching for the truth about her past - but does she really want to know...?With an introduction by A J Finn, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOWSuperb classic crime from 'the mistress of day-lit terror!' NEW YORK TIMES'Psychologically rich, intricately plotted and full of dark surprises' Megan AbbottWhen Amanda Garth was born, a nearly-disastrous mix-up caused the hospital to briefly hand her over to the prestigious Garrison family instead of to her birth parents. The error was quickly fixed, Amanda was never told, and the secret was forgotten for twenty-three years ... until her aunt thoughtlessly revealed it in casual conversation.But what if the real accident was Amanda being returned to the wrong parents? After all, she seems much more like the painter Tobias Garrison. Amanda is determined to discover the truth within her aunt's bizarre anecdote, but soon is trapped in a web of lies, suspicions and deadly secrets ...

The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time (Wheel of Time #1)

by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, and Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Born of No Woman: The Word-Of-Mouth International Bestseller

by Franck Bouysse

THE WORD-OF-MOUTH INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Born of No Woman proves that fiction can still amaze' Le Monde'A vivid, mesmerizing tale'L'Express'A choral novel radiating with black light'Elle Nineteenth-century rural France.Before he is called to bless the body of a woman at the nearby asylum, Father Gabriel receives a strange, troubling confession: hidden under the woman's dress he will find the notebooks in which she confided the abuses she suffered and the twisted motivations behind them.And so Rose's terrible story comes to light: sold as a teenage girl to a rich man, hidden away in a old manor house deep in the woods and caught in a perverse web, manipulated by those society considers her betters.A girl whose only escape is to capture her life - in all its devastation and hope - in the pages of her diary...Translated from the French by Lara VergnaudTHE HIT NOVEL RECOMMENDED BY FRENCH BOOKSELLERS:'The most beautiful French novel of the year''Love at first sight for a book is rare. But this novel left me speechless''Dive in: you'll come out feeling utterly alive''One of the most beautiful books I've ever read''The best book I have read for a long time''This story has something powerful, animal, carnal and terrible too. A punch in the gut'

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