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From the Book jacket: Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451, Christopher Columbus dreamed of going to sea. He knew the earth was round, and planned a voyage west into the unknown waters of the Atlantic to reach the Indies. But it wasn't until he was 41 years old that Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain gave him the funds, the three boats, and the men to make a voyage. Even though Columbus never reached the Indies, he made a more important discovery. On October 12, 1492, he landed on an island southeast of Florida. Since he thought he had reached the Indies, he named the natives Indians. Columbus made three more voyages and is credited with discovering the New World.
Florence Nightingale was the daughter of a rich family from England, but she felt that her life could be so much more. She decided to become a nurse and because of her we have clean hospitals and good nursing care. This biography for younger readers tells the life of Florence and her incredible work in the United Kingdom for better hospital care.
Lovely paintings of flowers and an accurate narrative. This small book could motivate children to become interested in the science of plants and the aesthetic value that plants provide.
A brief biography of the woman who overcame her handicaps of being both blind and deaf.
A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.
A biography of the Shoshone woman who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
From the Book Jacket: Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in 1797 in Hurley, New York. Her parents named her Isabella, but she renamed herself Sojourner Truth years later, when she was free. Isabella worked for many different masters before joining a religious community called the "Kingdom of God." After being falsely accused of poisoning the group's leader, she decided to leave New York and "sojourn"-visit different places-and preach. She spoke out on religious issues, the evils of slavery, and the rights of women. During the Civil War, Sojourner raised money to help feed African-American soldiers and cared for slaves who had escaped north to freedom. She died in 1883 and is remembered for her bold, outspoken role in the struggle for freedom for all people. David A. Adler's Picture Book Biographies have been hailed as an "expert mixture of facts and personality" (School Library Journal) and "handsomely designed" (Booklist). Mr. Adler lives in New York with his wife and three sons. Gershom Griffith has illustrated one other picture book, Jumping the Broom by Courtni C. Wright. He divides his time between New York City and Marietta, Georgia.
The novel Picture Bride tells the story of a fictional Japanese woman named Hana Omiya, a picture bride sent to live with her new husband in Oakland, California in 1917. The novel also focuses on her experiences in a Japanese internment camp in 1943. The related readings include an interview, a memoir, a personal narrative, a poem and a short story.
Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss. Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room--sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father's best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past--slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when she's closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.
Delaney Walker has a secret. The celebrated designer of erotic lingerie is actually too "nice" to wear it. But when her fiancé says "I do" to someone else, Delaney decides to change her image. And she's going to start by going through with the boudoir photos she'd arranged for her groom-to-be. Only, little does she guess that once photographer Sam Martelli sets eyes on her, he'll insist on putting himself in the picture .... Sam has photographed hundreds of beautiful women, but none have affected him like Delaney. Even before she strips down to just a whisper of silk, casting off her inhibitions as well as her clothes, he has to have her. And thanks to a power failure, he does ... again and again. But once the lights come back on, can Sam convince her that their one night was more than just a case of indecent exposure ...? Decidedly naughty newcomer Rhonda Nelson shows why you can't take the bed out of the boudoir ...
The novel that scandalized Victorian England In a London studio, two men contemplate the portrait of another--younger and more beautiful--man. Despite Lord Henry Wotton's urging, Basil Hallward refuses to show his painting in public--there is too much of his true feeling for the subject in it. "I will not bare my soul to their shallow, prying eyes," he declares. "My heart shall never be put under their microscope." Instead, it is Dorian Gray's soul put under the microscope of this unforgettable novel. Influenced by the cynical, hedonistic Lord Henry, Dorian becomes infatuated with his own youth and beauty and wishes that his portrait would grow old instead of him. His wish comes true, but it is not just the passage of time that mars the painting--the wages of sin are recorded there as well. Freed from the physical toll of his debauchery, Dorian devotes himself to the pursuit of pleasure above all else. He turns on his friends, drives his lover to suicide, and engages in every vice known to man. To society, he remains as handsome and youthful as Prince Charming. In the painting, he is hideous. Too late, Dorian realizes that only one of these two images can be real, and a reckoning deferred is not a reckoning absolved.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author's most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it ﬁrst appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting inﬂuence, he responded that there is, in fact, "a terrible moral in Dorian Gray." Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray's relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Picture of Dorian Gray scandalized readers when it was first published in 1890. Written in Wilde's signature style, the story has gone on to become an enduring tale of man's hubris and narcissism.The well-known artist Basil Hallward meets the young Dorian Gray in the stately London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon. Basil becomes immediately infatuated with Dorian, who is cultured, wealthy, and remarkably beautiful. Such beauty, Basil believes, is responsible for a new mode of art, and he decides to paint a portrait of the young man. While finishing the painting, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his friend Lord Henry Wotton, a man known for scandal and exuberance. Wotton inspires Dorian to live life through the senses, to feel beauty in everyday experience. Dorian becomes enthralled by Wotton's ideas, and more so becomes obsessed with remaining young and beautiful. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. A tragic story of hedonism and desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only published novel.
Oscar Wilde's only novel tells the story of a man consumed by narcissism and hedonism: Dorian Gray, a beautiful youth who possesses a unique painting of himself that accrues only the marks of age and sin for him, leaving his real face perpetually young, fresh, and innocent. The novel blurs the lines between the Victorian gothic and the fantastic, both celebrating and criticizing the love of life and pleasure that Wilde himself is known for. At the time it was considered so scandalous that Wilde's editor deleted sections without telling Wilde, and yet it still met with enormous backlash and accusations of moral corruption. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.The well-known artist Basil Hallward meets the young Dorian Gray in the stately London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon. Basil becomes immediately infatuated with Dorian, who is cultured, wealthy, and remarkably beautiful. Such beauty, Basil believes, is responsible for a new mode of art, and he decides to paint a portrait of the young man. While finishing the painting, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his friend Lord Henry Wotton, a man known for scandal and exuberance. Wotton inspires Dorian to live life through the senses, to feel beauty in everyday experience. Dorian becomes enthralled by Wotton's ideas, and more so becomes obsessed with remaining young and beautiful. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. A tragic story of hedonism and desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only published novel. Other writings include De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author's personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.
Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, his dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged -- petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral -- while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying, enchanting, obsessing, even corrupting readers for more than a hundred years. Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The Picture of Dorian Gray is not only a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is also a fascinating look at the milieu of Wilde's fin-de-siècle world and a manifesto of the creed "Art for Art's Sake. " The ever-quotable Wilde, who once delighted London with his scintillating plays, scandalized readers with this, his only novel. Upon publication, Dorian was condemned as dangerous, poisonous, stupid, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a "driveling pedant. " The novel, in fact, was used against Wilde at his much-publicized trials for "gross indecency," which led to his imprisonment and exile on the European continent. Even so, The Picture of Dorian Gray firmly established Wilde as one of the great voices of the Aesthetic movement, and endures as a classic that is as timeless as its hero. Introduction and notes are by Camille Cauti, an editor and literary critic who lives in New York City.
In 1859 thirteen-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.
STARTLING EVIDENCE GIVES NANCY A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE FINE ART OF MURDER.Nancy's spending Thanksgiving in Paris, the city of light, love.. .and mystery. Her neighbor is Ellen Mathieson, a professor whose study of painter Josephine Solo has suddenly taken a dark and disturbing turn. Ellen's research assistant is dead -- killed in an accident exactly like the one that took Solo's life six months before! Josephine Solo left a legacy of secrecy and scandal. . .even the possibility of a double life. But Nancy begins to suspect that some of the professor's students also have something to hide. Paris is full of powerful temptations -- forbidden romance, secret passions, financial greed -- any one of which could lead to a motive for murder.
FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: From the art galleries to the chic cafes, Nancy sets out to draw a portrait of a killer. CONTACT: Professor Ellen Mathieson's biography of a famous painter leads to a study in murder. SUSPECTS: David Fieldston -- He's succeeded in becoming Professor Mathieson's research assistant ... now that her first choice is dead. Phillipe Leduc -- Josephine Solo threatened to sue him for copying her painting style ... a threat she never had a chance to carry out. Jean-Luc Censier -- Art dealer or con artist? Either way he may have found that business can be murder. COMPLICATIONS: Did Professor Mathieson's research assistant die because he knew too much? Nancy's determined to find the answers ... in a case in which the truth could prove deadly!
From the back cover In the woods, a cunning killer is hiding evidence of his most recent crime. But his work interrupted by an unwelcome visitor..a little boy who has seen it all, and must be silenced. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to this camping trip with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It's a chance to let the hemophiliac boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents and have the adventure he's always wanted. And Loi will be on hand to administer Davey's daily, life-sa\| dose of antigen. In the thick cover of woods, she ne| imagines they are not alone...or that their idyllic i will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival. In one shocking moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help FBI agent Sta Saunders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growl weaker by the minute...and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun. Well paced suspense and telling descriptions.
Being an instant mother was hard enough. But Abby Drake had never planned to live in a town so small it didn't even appear on the map. She'd never expected to live in hiding, either, or to tell so many lies. But she'd do anything to keep her niece and nephew safe. Even if that meant pretending to be married-and losing her own chance at love. Kurt Morgan thought being a single father with a nine-year-old son was tough. He didn't need any more complications. Like falling in love with the woman he knew as Abby Harris. Mrs. Abby Harris. A woman who told a lot of lies. A woman with something to hide. ...
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A teen actress has to wonder: In the cutthroat world of commercial modeling and acting, can a happy family be reality?On camera, it's easy to be part of a perfect family: A director has hand-picked your parents after a week of callbacks, and the right things to say are printed on cue cards. Off camera, reality is a bit more complicated. Cassie Herold knows her parents are having problems. Her dad basically lives on the road and sees her more on TV than he does in real life. Her mom, a math professor who would rather balance an equation than get a manicure, is nothing like the energetic, perfectly groomed f.m.'s (fake moms) she sees at auditions for everything from snack cakes to energy water. If only Cassie could get her real life to be a bit more like her commercial life, then maybe she could get a date with Rory Roberts--the cutest boy in both the commercial and the real world. But will her family ever get back on track and be picture perfect?
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