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This book presents an annotated edition of the story of a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes backgrounds, a selection of critical essays, and a summary of the debate surrounding Voltaire's works. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 9-10 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
This essential collection from the genius Voltaire includes his masterpiece and best-known work Candide, as well as his novel Zadig and fourteen short stories: "Micromegas," "The World as It Is," "Memnon," "Bababec and the Fakirs," "History of Scarmentado's Travels," "Plato's Dream," "Account of the Sickness, Confession, Death, and Apparition of the Jesuit Berthier," "Story of a Good Brahman," "Jeannot and Colin," "An Indian Adventure," "Ingenuous," "The One-Eyed Porter," "Memory's Adventure," "Count Chesterfield's Ears," and "Chaplain Goudman." Translated by Donald M. Frame, with notes and introduction by John Iverson.
In the wake of the Meme Wars that swept the world two generations before, fifty-five-year-old Currie Curran, his wife, and almost everyone on Earth have in their minds a copy of Resuna, biological ' software that grants its users limited telepathy and enforces f a kind of universal cooperativeness within the global collective of "One True." In his younger days, Currie hunted "cowboys"--people who had unplugged from the global net in order to evade One True. Now Currie is called back from retirement and charged with the task of capturing Lobo, the last cowboy still at large. Thoroughly equipped, comprehensively connected to the global net, Currie set out to bring Lobo in. Instead, Lobo captures Currie and manages to deprogram him. Thrown back on his own natural intelligence and courage for the first time in twenty-five years, Currie finds himself in a battle of minds with his captor...with results that will change the lives of everyone on Earth.
An intriguing medieval mystery featuring Brother Athelstan February, 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city's poor. When the seething unrest boils over into a bloody massacre at a splendid Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, in which nine people, including Gaunt's tax collectors, their military escort and the prostitutes entertaining them, are brutally murdered, the furious Regent orders Brother Athelstan to get to the bottom of the matter. For not only has Gaunt's treasure trove been stolen, he has reason to believe a French spy is active along the Thames, carefully recording for his masters in the Louvre the state of English war cogs. And a professional assassin, Beowulf, who has sworn vengeance against Gaunt and his minions, also stalks the shadows. Once again, Athelstan must enter the murky world of murder, where the darkness constantly shifts and no one is who or what they seem.
The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically acceptable. But upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened for the first time to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices that her beliefs entail.
Eight treasured tales will charm young readers and journaling pages will turn this book into a keepsake. Gather the family and pass on the tradition of sharing stories of faith, hope, and love.
Lady Saura of Roget lives a lonely life of servitude-her fortune controlled by her cruel, unscrupulous stepfather. Yet it is she who has been called upon to brighten the days of Sir William of Miraval, a proud and noble knight who once swore to live or perish by the sword . . . until his world was engulfed in agonizing darkness. Summoned to Sir William's castle, the raven-haired innocent is soon overcome by desire and love for the magnificent, golden warrior who has quickly laid siege to her heart. But there is grave danger awaiting them both just beyond the castle walls . . . and a dear and deadly price to be paid for surrendering to a fiery, all-consuming love.
For centuries people have used candles to light their homes and brighten their lives. They have been used in churches, temples, and religious ceremonies all over the world to warm and awaken the hearts of those seeking union with spirit. Candle energy is magical energy, probably the simplest, most direct and effective magic you can work. Candle Magic has everything you need to begin your exploration into the fascinating world of flame and wax. Using Cooper's techniques for training your mind and working with the energy of candles, you can change your life and help others. Cooper firmly believes that you must learn a few basic techniques and begin some inner work before you can effectively practice magic. He teaches the power of visualization, explains how to choose candles, and describes planetary correspondences so you can harness the correct energy for any endeavor. Also explained are the basics of creating candle rituals, making and working with incense, using image wax and anointing oils, and the importance of color correspondences. The magical use of candle energy can brighten your attitudes, help focus your attention, provide abundance, help you with healing, and draw more love into your life.
Thirteen-year-old Theo, who has lived in seclusion his entire life, discovers he is the descendant of the Candle Man, a Victorian vigilante with the ability to melt criminals with a single touch.
From science fiction legend and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, creator of the ever-popular Pip and Flinx series, comes the climactic final novel in The Taken trilogy, his electrifying space epic about a man and his dog for whom the expression "out of this world" takes on a whole new meaning. Location is everything. In Chicago, Marcus Walker was a hotshot commodities broker. In the cargo hold of the alien Vilenjji spaceship, he and a laconic dog named George, who has been speech-enhanced to increase his value, are just two more primitive creatures being shipped to the civilized part of the universe, where the market for cuddly extraterrestrial "pets" is busting wide open. Though Walker and George manage to escape, man and dog are far from overjoyed, being even farther from Earth-billions of miles, in fact-and without a clue as to whether the direction home is up, down, or sideways. Possessing universe-level social skills, Walker becomes the leader of his own armada. Yet even a fleet commander is hard pressed to find a piece of space that no one's ever heard of, much less cares to find. To make matters worse, it seems the Vilenjji are proving to be notoriously sore losers. Even if Walker does pull off the impossible and pinpoint his needle of a solar system in the universe haystack, there's a good chance that the unrelenting Vilenjji will get to him before he ever gets to Wrigley Field. Yep, it's a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities- and Walker's going to get hit with all of them. From the Hardcover edition.
Rebecca's teacher, Miss Maloney, assigns the class to make Christmas decorations -- but Rebecca's family is Jewish and doesn't celebrate Christmas. Miss Maloney tells Rebecca that Christmas is a national holiday, for all Americans to celebrate. Although her parents came from Russia, Rebecca knows she's as American as anyone else, even without celebrating Christmas. Could Miss Maloney be wrong? Then, on the first night of Hanukkah, Rebecca finds kindness in an unexpected place -- and learns the real meaning of the holiday season. Candlelight for Rebecca is a children's book for children eight and up but adults can enjoy and learn something valuable from it as well. Candlelight for Rebecca is the third book in the Rebecca's six-book series. Each story in the series reveals more about Rebecca, a lively Jewish girl, who grows up in 1914 in New York. The books in the Rebecca series include: Meet Rebecca, Rebecca and Ana, Candlelight for Rebecca, Rebecca and the Movies, Rebecca to the Rescue, and Changes for Rebecca. Every book of the series not only features a fictional, realistic story and illustrations, but also has a historical "Looking Back" section. In this "Looking Back" section, the author describes some of the historical characteristics of Rebecca's 1914 time period in a style which children can understand and adults can appreciate.
With the verve and gift for gripping storytelling that made his previous books, including A Quiet Belief in Angels, international bestsellers, R. J. Ellory returns with a sweeping saga of murder and retribution in 1960s America. Daniel Ford has thirty days to live: accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story, beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged six by a South Carolina lake, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy, and finally their flight from the draft which ended in Nathan's brutal murder. A stunning suspense novel and tale of a lost friendship, Candlemoth is for all fans of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.
An extraordinary southern saga begun by Michael McDowell and finished after his death by Tabitha King. Known for his chilling Blackwater series, author Michael McDowell left behind the unfinished manuscript for Candles Burning upon his death in 1999. In the spirit of the ghost stories that Michael loved, Tabitha King has taken up where he left off, weaving a Southern gothic fabric of murder, guilt, innocence, corruption, and survival, in the voices of the living and the dead. Calliope "Calley" Dakin is just seven when her beloved father is tortured, murdered, and dismembered by two women with no discernible motivation. In the aftermath, Calley and her mother find themselves caught up in inexplicable events that exile them to Pensacola Beach, where-in a house that's a dead ringer for Calley's late great-grandmother's house-a woman awaits their presence. For Calley is no normal little girl.
When Mary-Kate wins praise for scoring high on her state tests, Ashley decides to throw a surprise party for her. But Mary-Kate is notoriously impossible to surprise! What if Ashley could get Mary-Kate to plan the party with her by pretending that the festivities were for their friend Lavendar's birthday? Well, if you're Mary-Kate, the party would end up being soooo Lavendar and soooo not Mary-Kate. Can Ashley change everything around in time to really suprise Mary-Kate, or will Mary-Kate figure things out as usual?
In his first book, A Complete Guide to Technical Trading Tactics, John Person introduced traders to the concept of integrating candlestick charting with pivot point analysis. Now, in Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers, he goes a step further and shows you how to devise your own setups and triggers--in the stock, forex, and futures markets--based on a moving average approach.Note: Website and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts? Find them a little confusing? No worries! Candlestick Charting For Dummies sheds light on this time-tested method for finding the perfect moment to buy or sell. It demystifies technical and chart analysis and gives you the tools you need to identify trading patterns -- and pounce!This friendly, practical, guide explains candlestick charting and technical analysis in plain English. In no time, you'll be working with common candlestick patterns, analyzing trading patterns, predicting market behavior, and making your smartest trades ever. You'll discover the advantages candlestick has over other charting methods and learn the secrets of combining it with other technical indicators. You'll also get familiar with different ways to display and interpret price action, including trend lines, support levels, resistance levels, moving averages, and complex indicators. Discover how to:Construct candlestick chartsIdentify and interpret basic patternsTrade in bull and bear marketsWork with complex patterns and indicatorsAvoid False signalsUnderstand the components of market activityDeal with bullish or bearish single-stick, two stick, and multistick patternsIdentify and interpret complex patternsUse indicators to determine the marketOutperform the market in any conditionsDon't know whether to grab the bull by the horns or just grin and bear it? Read Candlestick Charting For Dummies and get it right the first time.
A modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to believe in the promises made by trustworthy friends, to discern between good and evil, and to use their God-given strengths to fight against evil and set the captives free.
In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight A's, is student-body president and is in demand for every club and cause. But Oscar has a secret. He knows that his parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant - perfect - through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behaviour. Oscar has built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out of town before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks? Then he meets Nia, the girl he can't stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. But keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.
In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause. But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant-perfect-through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar' s built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?Then he meets Nia, the girl he can't stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.From the Hardcover edition.
When a married businessman falls for a small-town minx, his obsessive love will spur him to give up anything to have herJeff Flanders has a nice little job, a nice little wife, and absolutely nothing to get excited about. All that goes down the drain when he meets Candy, a small-town girl who looks as sweet as her name, but is bitter to the core. She offers him her body--the best he's ever seen--for the bargain price of $1,000, and he can't refuse. The affair turns Jeff's world inside out, and he takes to her like she's a drug, giving up half his paycheck every week for the privilege of taking Candy to bed.But when Candy finds a new keeper on Park Avenue, Jeff's life spins out of control. His addiction to Candy will drive him to do anything to get her back--even kill.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
"Candy is beside me, drenched in sweat. She's breathing gently, long slow breaths. I imagine her soul going in and out: wanting to leave, wanting to come back, wanting to leave, wanting to come back. The day will soon harden into what we need to do. But for now we have each other. . . ."He met Candy amid a lush Sydney summer. Gorgeous, sexy, free-spirited Candy. They fell in love fast, lots of laughter and lust, the days melting warmly into each other. He never planned to give her a habit. But she wanted a taste. And wasn't love, after all, about sharing lives? Candy had a bit of money and in the beginning, everything was beautiful. Heady, heroin-hazed days, the world open and inviting. But when the money ran out, the craving remained, and the days ceased their luxurious stretch.But there was still love. Only now, it was a threesome. Heroin had its own demands, its own timetable, and thoughts of nabbing the next fix hurled them into each day. Then, when desperation sets in, Candy will stop at nothing to secure a blast, as she and her lover become hostage to the nightmarish world of addiction. Painful, sexy, tender, and charged with dark humor, Candy provocatively charts the daily rituals of two lovers maintaining a long-term junk habit. Told in stunningly vivid prose and set against the backdrop of suburban and urban Australia, Candy is both an electrifying and frightening glimpse of contemporary life and love.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A friendship between Joe and Candy becomes more than just that. Joe is attracted by Candy's world of drugs. Soon he realizes the dangers of this but feels that loving Candy might help her to come out of it.
Kevin Brooks is at the top of his YA game in this "provocative, suspenseful" (Booklist) novel. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging! When Joe meets Candy, it seems like a regular boy-meets-girl scenario. They chat over coffee, she gives him her number, and he writes her a song. But then Joe is drawn into Candy's world --- a world of drugs, violence, and desperation. As the dark truth about Candy's life emerges, Joe finds himself facing real danger at every twist and turn. Soon Joe's conflicting emotions begin to mirror Candy's, and he understands that falling in love just might be worth the struggle. This intoxicating tale of heartache, danger, and hope will enthrall teen readers.
Candy is a hip, harrowing tale of risk and desire, the story of a young Chinese woman forging a life for herself in a world seemingly devoid of guidelines. Hong, who narrates the novel, and whose life in many ways parallels the author's own, drops out of high school and runs away at age 17 to the frontier city of Shenzen. As Hong navigates the temptations of the city, she quickly falls in love with a young musician and together they dive into a cruel netherworld of alcohol, drugs, and excess, a life that fails to satisfy Hong's craving for an authentic self, and for a love that will define her. This startling and subversive novel is a blast of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that opens up to us a modern China we've never seen before.
The sensational bestseller--a parody of Voltaire's satire Candide--about the sexy naïf who only wants to truly give of herselfCandy, that perfect, adorable, innocent girl, was born on Valentine's Day, and her Daddy says that's why she's so beautiful. At her College in Racine, Wisconsin, in Professor Mephisto's lecture on philosophy and how "deep and aching are the needs of man," Candy seems to take his pronouncement to heart, dedicating the rest of her days to, as Southern and Hoffenberg put it, "bringing the sweet balm of her warmth to all those lonely men on her arduous path to spiritual enlightenment." There is the hunchback who causes her to cry out in wild abandon, "Your hump! Give me your hump!", the crazed gynecologist in the bar bathroom who "examines" her, the salacious aunt, her father's lecherous twin brother, and the nutty Cracker Foundation, where her guru initiates her into the mystical realm of "glandular mastery." It is in Tibet, during an earthquake, that a holy man and the Buddha together lead her to full . . . enlightenment.Originally published under a pseudonym, this book had the unique honor of being banned in France, only to become one of the bestselling novels of 1960s America--one that brought Southern and Hoffenberg both fame and infamy. A book that, along with Lolita, broke the grip of American literary censorship, Candy leaves you tantalized, scandalized, and weak with laughter.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Terry Southern including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate and an extended biography of Mason Hoffenberg.
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