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Jane Austen The Dover Reader (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Jane Austen

Two centuries after their initial publication, the novels of Jane Austen (1775-1817) continue to enchant modern readers. Like many of her heroines, the author inherited a respectable pedigree but no wealth, which doubtless enhanced her insights into the lives of impoverished gentlewomen. Rich in memorable characters, Austen's compelling tales of love and marriage combine engrossing narratives with sparkling dialogue and psychological depth.This anthology focuses on Austen's preoccupation with the domestic sphere and the limitations imposed upon women of her era. In addition to excerpts from her personal letters and her Juvenilia, the collection also includes the complete text of two of Austen's most popular books: her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice, and her final and possibly most sophisticated novel, Persuasion.

Syd Hoff's Dinosaur Stories and More

by Syd Hoff

From Syd Hoff, famed creator of Danny and the Dinosaur, comes this collection of three rare books: Amy's Dinosaur features a forward-looking ecological theme. When Amy and her friends take a walk in the woods, they see lots of trash but no living creatures — until they meet a dinosaur who can't stand to see the Earth endangered once again and encourages the kids to help him clean up.Dinosaur Do's and Don't's, a gentle and humorous primer on manners, advises children to get out of bed when mother calls, bathe without being told, ask permission to go out and play, say thank you, and engage in other polite practices.How to Draw Dinosaurs, an easy-to-follow guide to sketching dinosaurs just like Syd's, features diagrams that show four easy steps to creating a stegosaurus, dimetrodon, archaeopteryx, triceratops, and other well- and lesser-known prehistoric animals.

Art Nouveau: The Essential Reference (Dover Pictura Electronic Clip Art Ser.)

by Carol Belanger Grafton

"This is a gorgeous book, ideal for any lover of Art Nouveau." --bookaddictionDover's extensive library of Art Nouveau graphic art and typography serves as the source for this comprehensive volume, which features hundreds of magnificent full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Images by virtually every key artist of the Art Nouveau movement include the work of Alphonse Mucha, E. A. Seguy, Aubrey Beardsley, Koloman Moser, Max Benirschke, and M. P. Verneuil. Selections from rare books and portfolios of the period include works never reprinted since their initial publication. This book also reprints material from the major Art Nouveau periodicals, including Jugend, The Studio, Dekorative Vorbilder, and The Keramic Studio. Detailed bibliographical information concerning every source - including biographical details of each artist - makes this collection a vital reference tool as well as a stunning compendium of significant and beautiful Art Nouveau graphics. Students of graphic art, typography, and illustration, as well as graphic designers and advertising professionals, will prize this remarkable resource.

Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf (Dover Horror Classics)

by George W.M. Reynolds Henry Anelay

Fernand Wagner's deal with the devil buys wealth and youth-at the price of monthly transformations into a ravening beast. The first important fictional treatment of the werewolf theme in English literature, this Victorian thriller traces Wagner's blood-soaked trail through sixteenth-century Italy. Packed with horrors and thrills, it offers a gothic feast of murders and supernatural events, punctuated by hidden plots and secret passages, Turkish invasions and intrigues, and other diabolical doings. Although largely forgotten today, author George W. Reynolds ranked among mid-Victorian England's most celebrated authors and was a prominent political figure and pioneer for social justice. This edition of Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf includes the first extensive modern survey of Reynolds' work as well as twenty-four atmospheric illustrations.

Nine Magic Wishes

by Shirley Jackson

It begins on a most unusual day, when a blue sun rises in a green sky and dozens of balloons fly from every tree. And when a magician in a long black coat and a starry hat turns up, the sights become even stranger. The magician grants a lucky child nine wishes, each more marvelous than the last - an orange pony with a purple tail, a garden with candy flowers, a pocket-sized zoo, and other whimsical wonders.Master storyteller Shirley Jackson, author of the short-story classic "The Lottery," collaborated with artist Lorraine Fox to create this winsome picture book. Illustrated with brilliantly colored two-page spreads, this vivid fantasy will transport young readers to a world of enchantment.

Logic: The Theory of Formal Inference

by Morris Lazerowitz Alice Ambrose

Geared toward college undergraduates new to the subject, this concise introduction to formal logic was written by Alice Ambrose and Morris Lazerowitz, a pair of noted scholars and prolific authors in this field. A preliminary section opens the subject under the heading of truth-functions. Two subsequent parts on quantification and classes, each subdivided into numerous brief specifics, complete the overview. Suitable for students of philosophy as well as mathematics, the three-part treatment begins with the intuitive development of the standard theory of sentential connectives (called "operators"). The theory is further developed with the assistance of truth-tables and ultimately as a logistic system. Part II explores first-order quantification theory. In addition to examining most of the familiar laws that can be expressed by monadic formulas, the text addresses polyadic principles and the theories of identity and descriptions. Part III focuses on elementary concepts of classes, from class membership and class inclusion to the algebra of classes. Each part concludes with a series of exercises.

Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Fanny Burney

Good-looking, kind-hearted Evelina Anville has grown up in rural obscurity as the ward of a country parson. At the age of seventeen, she begins her progress from provincial life to fashionable London - a transition that's complicated by vulgar relatives and her own naiveté. Evelina's shrewd intelligence, however, perceives the hypocrisy behind the refined façades as she learns to balance the honesty and simplicity of her upbringing with the sophisticated etiquette of high society.Written in the form of letters, this 1778 novel offers an intimate look at coming-of-age among England's eighteenth-century upper crust. Evelina's comic misadventures provide a subtle commentary on some of the problems faced by her contemporaries, from women's limited roles to class snobbery and prejudice. Fanny Burney's witty approach to manners and mores was a significant influence on Jane Austen, and her deft combination of satire, sentimentality, and farce provides sparkling entertainment.

Challenging Math Problems (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Terry Stickels

Two friends wish to meet for breakfast twice a month throughout the year. In how many ways can they choose those two days so that they never meet on consecutive days?You want to measure 30 seconds and you have two pieces of string, each of which burns for 40 seconds. How can you accomplish this without bending, folding, or cutting the strings?A positive whole number is divisible by 3 and also by 5. When the number is divided by 7, the remainder is 5. What is the smallest number that could work?These are but a few of this book's assembly of the most challenging puzzles imaginable - and they require no background in higher math, just good thinking skills. Terry Stickels, a well-known puzzle-maker, has compiled 101 of some of the best and most entertaining problems ever published. All of the challenges, which range from probability puzzles to dice games, have two things in common: each offers the "Aha!" moment of discovery that puzzle-solvers love, and they're all fun. Complete solutions for all puzzles explain every detail.

Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Thomas Hardy

Widely known as the author of such classic novels as The Return of the Native and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was also a great poet. His lyricism, subtlety, depth, and variety have earned him a significant place in the ranks of modern English poets.This modestly priced volume contains seventy of Hardy's finest poems, including "The Darkling Thrush," "Hap," "The Ruined Maid," "The Convergence of the Twain," "I Look Into My Glass," "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?" and many others. These remarkable poems offer ample evidence of Hardy's intense perception and his peculiar power to express deep emotion. They also reflect his distinctive style, which fuses a reliance on traditional stanza formats and rhyme with a unique diction and imaginative power.

Tales of Wise and Foolish Animals: Retellings of Traditional Fables

by Valery Carrick

"The younger children like all of Valery Carrick's stories. They are clearly and simply told and the vigorous black-and-white drawings by the author make the tale dramatic even to children who cannot read it for themselves." - Mary Gould Davis, Director of Story Telling, New York Public Library.Russian storyteller Valery Carrick (1869-1942) recounts fourteen familiar and lesser-known fables, accompanying them with drawings that are as striking and straightforward as the stories themselves. Some of the tales - "The Fox as a Shepherd," "The Hare, the Hippopotamus and the Elephant," "The Hare and His Shadow" - are particularly well known. The simplicity and directness of Carrick's narratives, along with his distinctive illustrations, place these versions among the most delightful retellings of traditional fables. Other less-familiar tales of crafty foxes, mighty lions, greedy wolves, and other creatures will please parents as well as children.

Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master: The Art of Alfredo Alcala

by Roy Thomas Gil Kane Phillip Dana Yeh Heidi Macdonald

"Alfredo Alcala is one of the most disciplined and perceptive artists inking in comics. The years of distinguished work have earned Alfredo a special place in comics history." -- Gil Kane.In the late 1960s, an extremely talented group of Filipino illustrators took the American comic book industry by storm -- and the late Alfredo Alcala led the way, working for both Marvel and DC on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian and Batman. This unique work is loaded with amazing art and pointers on observational methods, composition, and other techniques. In addition to insightful interviews with Alcala, the book features pages from his groundbreaking masterwork, Voltar, which was hailed as a new concept in comic book form, an epic in narrative art, and a milestone in sequential art illustration. Students, professionals, teachers, and fans will treasure this inspiring volume and its insider's look at comic book artistry. "A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." --Looking for a Good Book"A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." -- Rushford Public Library

Hobgoblin (Dover Horror Classics)

by John Coyne

Ancient magic meets contemporary horror in this thrilling tale of a young man's obsession. Scott Gardiner is already shattered by the demise of his character in a sword-and-sorcery fantasy. When his father dies at almost exactly the same moment, the line between nightmare and reality begins to erode.Scott and his mom attempt to start over by moving to Ballycastle, a medieval Irish manor house rebuilt on the banks of the Hudson. A new role-playing game captures Scott's imagination: Hobgoblin, in which he takes on the identity of the legendary Irish hero Brian Borù. Before long, he's seeing a black annis - a terrifying creature of Celtic myth - darting about the estate. Scott plunges deeper and deeper into the dreamlike allure of Hobgoblin until more than just his sanity is at stake and he is forced to rescue others from a dark power.

Gladiator: The Enduring Classic That Inspired the Creators of Superman!

by Philip Wylie Gerard Jones

Thanks to his father's genetic experiments, Hugo Danner is born with superhuman levels of strength, speed, and intelligence. Hugo feels compelled to conceal his gifts from a suspicious and uncomprehending world, but he doesn't take on an identity as a costumed crusader. Instead, his struggles to find a place in society that will accommodate his extraordinary skills lead to a checkered career as a boardwalk strongman, Foreign Legionnaire, politician, and archeologist. Gladiator, first published in 1930, preceded Superman's debut by eight years and formed the archetypes further developed in subsequent superhero comics and literature. Fans of comics, graphic novels, science-fiction, and fantasy literature will be captivated by this timeless tale of an outsider's search for acceptance and fulfillment. Introduction by Gerard Jones, author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book.

The Giant Garden of Oz (Oz Ser.)

by Eric Shanower

When Dorothy visits Aunt Em and Uncle Henry's new farm in Oz, all the crops suddenly grow to gigantic, unmanageable proportions. Determined to help her aunt and uncle, Dorothy sets off at once with Toto, her faithful dog, and Billina, the spunky yellow chicken, to get help from the Emerald City. But when her companions mysteriously disappear, Dorothy must travel on alone, meeting old and new friends along the way, in an amazing adventure that takes her across the world and even underground. Forty striking black-and-white pictures illustrate this enchanting addition to the Oz canon by Eric Shanower. Author and artist of five Oz graphic novels, Shanower is an Eisner Award recipient whose additions to the Oz canon are cherished by Emerald City enthusiasts.

Johnny Crow's Picture Book: A Picture Book (classic Reprint)

by L. Leslie Brooke

A lively group of animal friends gather for hijinks in this compilation of three classic picture books. Brimming with simple but charming rhymes, pen-and-ink drawings, and luminous watercolor illustrations, the tales will captivate young readers and listeners, especially 3- to 8-year-olds.In Johnny Crow's Garden, the pig dances a jig, the elephant says something quite irrelevant, and the goose - well, the goose is a goose. In Johnny Crow's Party, the bear sings a sentimental air, the sheep goes to sleep, and the armadillo uses him for a pillow. And in Johnny Crow's New Garden, the chimpanzee makes the tea, the puffins hand out the muffins, and all the animals dance and sing at a memorable garden party.

I Believe in Sherlock Holmes: Early Fan Fiction from the Very First Fandom

by Douglas G. Greene

When Arthur Conan Doyle killed off his fictional sleuth in the 1893 story "The Final Problem," distraught readers resorted to producing their own versions of Sherlock Holmes's adventures-thus inventing the now-common genre of fan fiction. These tales by famous and lesser-known devotees offer the best of early Sherlockian tributes and parodies.Editor Douglas G. Greene's informative Introduction provides background on each of the stories and their authors. The collection begins with Robert Barr's "The Great Pegram Mystery," a satire that appeared less than a year after the very first Holmes short story. Thirteen additional tales include Bret Harte's "The Stolen Cigar Case," praised by Ellery Queen as "one of the most devastating parodies" ever written about the Baker Street investigator; Mark Twain's "A Double-Barrelled Detective Story," featuring Holmes's nephew, Fetlock Jones; and "The Sleuths," by O. Henry, in which a bumbling New York private eye struggles to outshine a rival.

Attacking Problems in Logarithms and Exponential Functions (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by David S. Kahn

This original volume offers a concise, highly focused review of what high school and beginning college students need to know in order to solve problems in logarithms and exponential functions. Numerous rigorously tested examples and coherent to-the-point explanations, presented in an easy-to-follow format, provide valuable tools for conquering this challenging subject. The treatment is organized in a way that permits readers to advance sequentially or skip around between chapters. An essential companion volume to the author's Attacking Trigonometry Problems, this book will equip students with the skills they will need to successfully approach the problems in logarithms and exponential functions that they will encounter on exams.

Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms

by Byron Caminero-Santangelo F. Fiona Moolla Sule Emmanuel Egya Jonathon Bishop Highfield

Environmental and animal studies are rapidly growing areas of interest across a number of disciplines. Natures of Africa is one of the first edited volumes which encompasses transdisciplinary approaches to a number of cultural forms, including fiction, non-fiction, oral expression and digital media. The volume features new research from East Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as the ecocritical and eco-activist ?powerhouses? of Nigeria and South Africa. The chapters engage one another conceptually and epistemologically without an enforced consensus of approach. In their conversation with dominant ideas about nature and animals, they reveal unexpected insights into forms of cultural expression of local communities in Africa. The analyses explore different apprehensions of the connections between humans, animals and the environment, and suggest alternative ways of addressing the challenges facing the continent. These include the problems of global warming, desertification, floods, animal extinctions and environmental destruction attendant upon fossil fuel extraction. There are few books that show how nature in Africa is represented, celebrated, mourned or commoditised. Natures of Africa weaves together studies of narratives _ from folklore, travel writing, novels and popular songs _ with the insights of poetry and contemporary reflections of Africa on the worldwide web. The chapters test disciplinary and conceptual boundaries, highlighting the ways in which the environmental concerns of African communities cannot be disentangled from social, cultural and political questions. This volume draws on and will appeal to scholars and teachers of oral tradition and indigenous cultures, literature, religion, sociology and anthropology, environmental and animal studies, as well as media and digital cultures in an African context.

Climate Crisis, The: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives

by Vishwas Satgar Mateo Martinez Abarca Alberto Acosta Brian Ashley

Capitalism?s addiction to fossil fuels is heating our planet at a pace and scale never before experienced. Extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and accelerating feedback loops are a commonplace feature of our lives. The number of environmental refugees is increasing and several island states and low-lying countries are becoming vulnerable. Corporate-induced climate change has set us on an ecocidal path of species extinction. Governments and their international platforms such as the Paris Climate Agreement deliver too little, too late. Most states, including South Africa, continue on their carbon-intensive energy paths, with devastating results. Political leaders across the world are failing to provide systemic solutions to the climate crisis. This is the context in which we must ask ourselves: how can people and class agency change this destructive course of history? Volume three in the Democratic Marxism series, The Climate Crisis investigates eco-socialist alternatives that are emerging. It presents the thinking of leading climate justice activists, campaigners and social movements advancing systemic alternatives and developing bottom-up, just transitions to sustain life. Through a combination of theoretical and empirical work, the authors collectively examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in the current moment. This volume builds on the class-struggle focus of Volume 2 by placing ecological issues at the centre of democratic Marxism. Most importantly, it explores ways to renew historical socialism with democratic, eco-socialist alternatives to meet current challenges in South Africa and the world.

Organise or Die?: Democracy and Leadership in South Africa?s National Union of Mineworkers

by Raphaël Botiveau

Organise or Die? Democracy and Leadership in South Africa?s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is the first in-depth study of one of the leading trade unions in the country. Founded in 1982, the trade union played a key role in the struggle against white minority rule, before turning into a central protagonist of the ruling Tripartite Alliance after apartheid. Deftly navigating through workerist, social movement and political terrains that shape the South African labour landscape, this book sheds light on the path that led to the unprecedented 2012 Marikana massacre, the dissolution of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) federation and to fractures within the African National Congress (ANC) itself. Working with the notions of organisational agency and strategic bureaucratisation, Rapha?l Botiveau shows how the founding leadership of NUM built their union?s structures with a view to mirror those of the multinational mining companies NUM faced. Good leadership proved key to the union?s success in recruiting and uniting mineworkers and NUM became an impressive school for union and political cadres, producing a number of South Africa?s top post-apartheid leaders. An incisive analysis of leadership styles and strategies shows how the fragile balance between an increasingly distant leadership and an increasingly militant membership gradually broke down. Botiveau provides a compelling narrative of NUM?s powerful history and the legacy of its leadership. It will appeal to a broad readership _ including journalists, students and social sciences scholars _ interested in South Africa?s contemporary politics and labour history.

Race Otherwise: Forging a new humanism for South Africa

by Zimitri Erasmus

In Race Otherwise: Forging a New Humanism for South Africa Zimitri Erasmus questions the notion that one can know ?race? with one?s eyes, or through racial categories and or genetic ancestry tests. She moves between the intimate probing of racial identities as we experience them individually, and analysis of the global historical forces that have created these identities and woven them into our thinking about what it means to be ?human?. Starting from her own family?s journeys through regions of the world and ascribed racial identities, she develops her argument about how it is possible to recognise the pervasiveness of race thinking without submitting to its power. Drawing on the theoretical work of Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter and others, Erasmus argues for a new way of ?coming to know otherwise?, of seeing the boundaries between racial identities as thresholds to be crossed, through politically charged acts of imagination and love.

The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement

by Sylvia Pankhurst Emmeline Pankhurst

By 1903, more than fifty years of peaceful campaigning had brought British women no closer to attaining the right to vote. In that year activist Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union, a militant organization dedicated to achieving women's suffrage. The union's motto, "Deeds not words," reflected its radical approach, consisting of stone-throwing, window-breaking, arson, and physical confrontation with authorities.The Suffragette, written by Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, Sylvia, offers an insider's perspective on the union's growth and development as well as the motives and ideals that inspired its leaders and followers. She chronicles the protesters' tactics as well as the consequences of their actions: arrests, imprisonment, hunger strikes, and the mental and physical ordeals of forced feeding. Vintage photographs illustrate the demonstrations, courtroom trials, and other dramatic incidents from the history of the women's militant suffrage movement.

Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation: A Study in Typography

by Harry Miller Lydenberg Willard Johnson

Andrew Airpump ask'd his Aunt her ailment, Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove a Dragon, Jumping Jackey jeer'd a Jesting Juggler, and Rory Rumpus rode a raw-bon'd Race-horse among other antics in this antique alphabet of tongue twisters.Originally published in 1836, this charming collection of whimsical rhymes was redesigned 100 years later by some of the twentieth century's most celebrated typographers. The artists volunteered their services and worked independently of each other, resulting in a captivating pastiche in which the verses are rendered in a variety of typefaces and accompanied by woodcuts, line drawings, and other black-and-white illustrations.

The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916-1918

by Michael Krass Litchfield Historical Society Karen M. Depauw Jessica D. Jenkins

"In-depth research on the House of Worth, with many fabulous photographs of the drawings from the designers, with hand-written notations and fabric swatches." -- Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System"Beautiful. A must for any clothing lover or historian." -- The Walters Art MuseumThis stylish compilation features 125 watercolor and ink renderings of designs from the house of Worth, the first couturier establishment and founder of the modern fashion industry. Sent to one of their clients, a seasonal resident in Litchfield, Connecticut, the sketches include fabric swatches, design names, detailed price information, and personalized notes. The catalog includes two substantial essays that address the cultural and social significance of both the house of Worth sketches and the town of Litchfield. The first item introduces the town during the early twentieth century and the residents associated with the sketches, Julia Chester Wells and Mary Perkins Quincy. The second essay profiles the house of Worth in the 1910s, focusing on the sketches and their place within the broader history of fashion and noting social shifts and changes in fashion consumption. The final segment includes images of all 125 sketches, accompanied by twenty annotations that offer in-depth explorations of common themes such as historic design influences and ethnic inspiration. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Litchfield Historical Society, this volume is a source of interest and inspiration to individuals from fashion historians to costume designers.

A Killing in Comics (Dover Mystery Classics)

by Max Allan Collins

In Manhattan of 1948, a famous former striptease artist named Maggie Starr runs her late husband's newspaper syndicate, distributing the superhero comic Wonder Guy. But when the cartoon's publisher winds up dead, Maggie hunts for the killer among a cast of cartoonists, wives and mistresses, and minions of a different sort of syndicate -- a crew of suspects with motives that are far from super-heroic.Hailed by Mickey Spillane as "a terrific writer," and by Publishers Weekly as "the master of true-crime fiction," author Max Allan Collins is the creator of the bestselling graphic novel Road to Perdition. Artist Terry Beatty is the co-creator with Max Allan Collins of the long-running private-eye series, Ms. Tree. Their other collaborations include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger, and Johnny Dynamite.

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