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War and Peace (Annotated) (Fiction Classics)

War and Peace br Did you know that even many years after Tolstoy s death his works are still page turners In War and Peace Leo Tolstoy managed to intertwine the lives of both private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The reader enters the world of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei Characters are connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives br br Introducing War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy br Our aim was to prepare a perfectly formatted book b War and Peace b that was designed specifically for your e reader device b at a fantastic price b We are pleased to offer you the result of our work br br Why should you choose our edition Here is why br You receive a complete b original text b of Leo Tolstoy s masterpiece br To further enhance your experience we provide you with b audiobook access b to full length recording of books in the collection b completely free b br The formatting of this book is clean and designed to fit any screen size br We have included an easy to use active table of contents br b BONUS b Characters of War and Peace you will never be confused thanks to this guide br b BONUS b Historical Context of War and Peace an essay br b BONUS b Most Famous Quotes from this epic masterpiece br b BONUS b Leo Tolstoy s Influence Film and TV Adaptations of War and Peace br b BONUS b Links to audio recordings of b WAR AND PEACE ANNA KARENINA b and b THE KREUTZER SONATA b br b BONUS b Three essays on Tolstoy written by his contemporaries br br Why settle for incomplete and poorly formatted books if you can have a perfect edition designed for your device with all these fantastic bonuses It s only Take advantage of this tremendous offer You will be glad you did


Alice in Wonderland: Classic Fiction Books: Plus AliceThrough the Looking Glass (One eBook with Two Classic Novels 9)

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L Dodgson author of the children s classics Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Two books that remain firm favorites throughout the world and are available together in one volume


Unterwegs (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

Dies ist das literarische Statement einer Jugend die inmitten der schlechtesten der Welten ein leidenschaftliches Bekenntnis zum gl ckseligen Leben ablegte Tempo Jazz Marihuana Sex und Freiheit waren die Zauberw rter der Beat Generation die st ndig auf der Suche nach einem intensiven rauscherf llten Dasein war Ihre Trampfahrten durch die ungeheuren Weiten des Landes lie en sie ein Amerika entdecken das die b rgerliche Erfolgsmoral nicht kannte


Heart of Darkness (illustrated) (Classic Fiction)

over ten unique period photographs br showing Victorian dress in the story br giving historical context and mood br br Academics need write nothing more about Heart of Darkness for another century It should be handed back to readers simply to read mark learn and inwardly digest The Daily Telegraph br br Enter the dark disturbing psychological world of colonial expansion and man s struggle with himself in this exciting new edition of the Joseph Conrad classic The dark troubled stormy tale is a bookshelf essential and will stay with you for life Immortalised in Coppola s film Apocalypse Now Conrad s book is as a raw as the day it was first written br br A great read and helpful pictures I never thought to look what an Ulster or a Gabardine was Lucy London


You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

b An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise b br br Whether you re deciding which smart phone to purchase or which politician to believe you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool detached logic but here s the truth You are not so smart You re just as deluded as the rest of us but that s okay because being deluded is part of being human br br Growing out of David McRaney s popular blog i You Are Not So Smart i reveals that every decision we make every thought we contemplate and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them but often these stories aren t true Each short chapter covering topics such as Learned Helplessness Selling Out and the Illusion of Transparency is like a psychology course with all the boring parts taken out br br Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit i You Are Not So Smart i is a celebration of our irrational thoroughly human behavior


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics

That blow was the last of the battle Once out upon the road Black Dog in spite of his wound showed a wonderful clean pair of heels and disappeared over the edge of the hill in half a minute The captain for his part stood staring at the signboard like a bewildered man Then he passed his hand over his eyes several times and at last turned back into the house Jim says he rum and as he spoke he reeled a little and caught himself with one hand against the wall Are you hurt cried I Rum he repeated I must get away from here Rum Rum I ran to fetch it but I was quite unsteadied by all that had fallen out and I broke one glass and fouled the tap and while I was still getting in my own way I heard a loud fall in the parlor and running in beheld the captain lying full length upon the floor At the same instant my mother alarmed by the cries and fighting came running downstairs to help me Between us we raised his head He was breathing very loud and hard but his eyes were closed and his face a horrible color


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 (Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #1)

If you own only one anthology of classic science fiction it should be i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i Selected by a vote of the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America SFWA these reprints represent the best most important and most influential stories and authors in the field The contributors are a Who s Who of classic SF with every Golden Age giant included Isaac Asimov Ray Bradbury Arthur C Clarke John W Campbell Robert A Heinlein Fritz Leiber Cordwainer Smith Theodore Sturgeon and Roger Zelazny Other contributors are less well known outside the core SF readership Three of the contributors are famous for one story but what stories Tom Godwin s pivotal hard SF tale The Cold Equations Jerome Bixby s It s a i Good i Life made only more infamous by the chilling i Twilight Zone i adaptation and Daniel Keyes s Flowers for Algernon brought to mainstream fame by the movie adaptation i Charly i p The collection has some minor but frustrating flaws There are no contributor biographies which is bad enough when the author is a giant but it s especially sad for contributors who have become unjustly obscure Each story s original publication date is in small print at the bottom of the first page And neither this fine print nor the copyright page identifies the magazines in which the stories first appeared p p Prefaced by editor Robert Silverberg s introduction which describes SFWA and details the selection process i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i is a wonderful book for the budding SF fan Experienced SF readers should compare the table of contents to their library before making a purchase decision Fans who contemplate giving this book to non SF readers should bear in mind that while several of the collected stories can measure up to classic mainstream literary stories the less literarily acceptable stories are weighted toward the front of the collection adult mainstream literature fans may not get very far into i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i i Cynthia Ward i p p br br Introduction Robert Silverberg in br A Martian Odyssey Tweel Stanley G Weinbaum nv Wonder Stories Jul br Twilight as by Don A Stuart Dying Earth John W Campbell Jr ss Astounding Nov br Helen O Loy Lester del Rey ss Astounding Dec br The Roads Must Roll Robert A Heinlein nv Astounding Jun br Microcosmic God Theodore Sturgeon nv Astounding Apr br Nightfall Isaac Asimov nv Astounding Sep br The Weapon Shop Isher A E van Vogt nv Astounding Dec br Mimsy Were the Borogoves Lewis Padgett nv Astounding Feb br Huddling Place City Websters Clifford D Simak ss Astounding Jul br Arena Fredric Brown nv Astounding Jun br First Contact Murray Leinster nv Astounding May br That Only a Mother Judith Merril ss Astounding Jun br Scanners Live in Vain Cordwainer Smith nv Fantasy Book br Mars Is Heaven Ray Bradbury ss Planet Stories Fll br The Little Black Bag C M Kornbluth nv Astounding Jul br Born of Man and Woman Richard Matheson vi F amp SF Sum br Coming Attraction Fritz Leiber ss Galaxy Nov br The Quest for Saint Aquin Anthony Boucher ss New Tales of Space and Time ed Raymond J Healy Holt F amp SF Jan br Surface Tension Lavon James Blish nv Galaxy Aug br The Nine Billion Names of God Arthur C Clarke ss Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br It s a Good Life Jerome Bixby ss Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br The Cold Equations Tom Godwin nv Astounding Aug br Fondly Fahrenheit Alfred Bester nv F amp SF Aug br The Country of the Kind Damon Knight ss F amp SF Feb br Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes nv F amp SF Apr br A Rose for Ecclesiastes Roger Zelazny nv F amp SF Nov p


Le soleil est pour toi (Pôle fiction)

Jumeaux la complicit fusionnelle Noah et Jude ont tout pour tre heureux sous le ciel bleu de Californie Noah le solitaire dessine longueur de temps et Jude l effront e est passionn e par la sculpture Mais aujourd hui ils ont ans et ne se parlent plus Un drame les a an antis et chacun doit retrouver la moiti de v rit qui lui manque


Dominic Cooper Reads Oliver Twist (Famous Fiction)

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel


The Wonderful Wizard of OZ: The Original Book (Annotated): The Ultimate Fantasy Fiction Classic

Dorothy is a young girl who lives on a Kansas farm with her Uncle Henry Aunt Em and little dog Toto One day the farmhouse with Dorothy inside is caught up in a tornado and deposited in a field in the country of the Munchkins The falling house kills the Wicked Witch of the East br Enjoy the Original Book from Lyman Frank Baum


Blade Runner: Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? (J'ai lu Science-fiction)

Le mouton n tait pas mal avec sa laine et ses b lements plus vrais que nature les voisins n y ont vu que du feu Mais il arrive en fin de carri re ses circuits fatigu s ne maintiendront plus longtemps l illusion de la vie Il va falloir le remplacer Pas par un autre simulacre non par un v ritable animal Deckard en r ve seulement ce n est pas avec les maigres primes que lui rapporte la chasse aux andro des qu il parviendra mettre assez de c t Holden c est lui qui r cup re toujours les boulots les plus lucratifs normal c est le meilleur Mais ce coup ci a n a pas suffi Face aux Nexus de derni re g n ration m me Holden s est fait avoir Alors quand on propose Deckard de reprendre la mission il serre les dents et signe De toute fa on qu a t il perdre


The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Classic Fiction)

Wanting to rid his soul of evil Dr Jekyll creates the monstrous alter ego Mr Hyde Soon this other side of his personality takes over with disastrous consequences


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fiction, Classics

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV was Fyodor Dostoevsky s last and greatest work telling the tales the three brothers and their father Fyodor it is among many other things a tale of patricide a love hate struggle with profound psychological and spiritual implications It is a search for faith for God driven by intense uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge the Karamozov brothers become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father


NORTHANGER ABBEY (ANNOTATED) (JANE AUSTEN FICTION Book 6)

Jane Austen December July was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature Her realism biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics br br Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer From her teenage years into her thirties she experimented with various literary forms including an epistolary novel which she then abandoned wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From until with the release of Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park and Emma she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion both published posthumously in and began a third which was eventually titled Sanditon but died before completing it br br Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the th century and are part of the transition to th century realism Her plots though fundamentally comic highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her works though usually popular were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime but the publication in of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public and by the s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction

Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series but in recent years he has become equally well known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer s research and animal rights i A Slip of the Keyboard i brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett s non fiction writing both serious and surreal from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer and why banana daiquiris are so important from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf s love life and passionate defences of the causes dear to him br br With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself man and boy bibliophile and computer geek champion of hats orang utans and Dignity in Dying


A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction

In the four decades since his first book appeared in print Terry Pratchett has become one of the world s best selling and best loved authors Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume i A Blink of the Screen i charts the course of Pratchett s long writing career from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press to the origins of his debut novel i The Carpet People i and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series br br Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered abandoned worlds and others still expanding adventure chickens death disco and actually some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour br br With an introduction by Booker Prize winning author A S Byatt illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself this is a book to treasure


The Importance of Being Earnest: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br b The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy b for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde First performed on February at the St James s Theatre in London it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious person to escape burdensome social obligations Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London the play s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways Contemporary reviews all praised the play s humour though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde s artistic career so far Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde s most enduringly popular play br br The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde s career but also heralded his downfall The Marquess of Queensberry whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde s lover planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court where Wilde s homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment His notoriety caused the play despite its early success to be closed after performances After his release he published the play from exile in Paris but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work br br The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since its premiere It has been adapted for the cinema on three occasions In The Importance of Being Earnest Dame Edith Evans reprised her celebrated interpretation of Lady Bracknell The Importance of Being Earnest by Kurt Baker used an all black cast and Oliver Parker s The Importance of Being Earnest incorporated some of Wilde s original material cut during the preparation of the original stage production


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics

The little girl performed her long journey in safety and at Northampton was met by Mrs Norris who thus regaled in the credit of being foremost to welcome her and in the importance of leading her in to the others and recommending her to their kindness Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate there was at least nothing to disgust her relations She was small of her age with no glow of complexion nor any other striking beauty exceedingly timid and shy and shrinking from notice but her air though awkward was not vulgar her voice was sweet and when she spoke her countenance was pretty Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly and Sir Thomas seeing how much she needed encouragement tried to be all that was conciliating but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment and Lady Bertram without taking half so much trouble or speaking one word where he spoke ten by the mere aid of a good humored smile became immediately the less awful character of the two


Das Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Morders (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

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How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

Writing for science fiction and fantasy audiences can be the most exciting writing you ve ever done Your readers are curious and want you to take them beyond The Fields We Know to help them explore the infinite boundaries of the worlds you create br br Here science fiction great Orson Scott Card shares his expertise in these genres You ll learn br br What is and isn t science fiction and fantasy and by whose standards and where your work fits in br How to build populate and dramatize a credible inviting world your readers will want to explore br How to use the MICE quotient milieu idea character event to structure a successful story br Where the markets are and how to reach them to get published br br The knowledge and skills you gain through this book will help you effectively lead your readers into the strangeness you create one tantalizing step at a time


Complete Shorter Fiction

For the first time in one volume this complete collection of all the short fiction Oscar Wilde published contains such social and literary parodies as Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and The Canterville Ghost such well known fairy tales as The Happy Prince The Young King and The Fisherman and his Soul an imaginary portrait of the dedicatee of Shakespeare s Sonnets entitled The Portrait of Mr W H and the parables Wilde referred to as Poems in Prose including The Artist The House of Judgment and The Teacher of Wisdom


The Call of the Wild: 15 Illustrations Included (Bestselling Classic Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br b Formatted for E Readers Unabridged amp Original version b You will find it much more comfortable to read on your device app Easy on your eyes br br The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in The story is set in the Yukon during the s Klondike Gold Rush when strong sled dogs were in high demand The central character is a domesticated dog named Buck The story starts with him living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska he progressively reverts to a wild state In the harsh climate Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs so that by the end he sheds the veneer of civilization and relies on primordial instincts and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild br br London lived for most of a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of a month later it was released in book form The book s great popularity and success made a reputation for London Much of its appeal derives from its simplicity as a tale of survival As early as the story was adapted to film and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations br br The story opens with Buck a large and powerful St Bernard Scotch Collie living happily in California s Santa Clara Valley as the pet of Judge Miller He is stolen by the gardener s assistant however and sold to fund the latter s gambling addiction Buck is then shipped to Seattle Put in a crate he is unfed and beaten by the man in the red sweater When released he attacks the man but is badly beaten and taught to respect the law of the club Buck is then sold to a pair of French Canadian dispatchers from the Canadian government Fran ois and Perrault who take him with them to the Klondike region of Canada There they train him as a sled dog From his teammates he quickly learns to survive cold winter nights and the pack society A rivalry develops between Buck and the vicious quarrelsome lead dog Spitz Buck eventually beats Spitz in a fight to the death Spitz is killed by the pack after his defeat by Buck and Buck eventually becomes the leader of the team br br The team is then sold to a Scottish half breed man working the mail service The dogs must carry a heavy load to the mining areas and the journey they make is tiresome and long One of the team a morose husky named Dave becomes sick and eventually has to be shot to end his misery


Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)

Vivid and memorable characters aren t born they have to be made br br This book is a set of tools literary crowbars chisels mallets pliers and tongs Use them to pry chip yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory your imagination and your soul br br Award winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing developing and presenting characters plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories With specific examples he spells out your narrative options the choices you ll make in creating fictional people so real that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families br br You ll learn how to br draw the characters from a variety of sources including a story s basic idea real life even a character s social circumstances br make characters show who they are by the things they do and say and by their individual style br develop characters readers will love or love to hate br distinguish among major characters minor characters and walk ons and develop each one appropriately br choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling br decide how deeply you should explore your characters thoughts emotions and attitudes


Collected Fiction

Inside the firewall the city is alive Buildings breathe cars attack angels patrol and hyper intelligent pets rebel br br With unbridled invention and breakneck adventure Hannu Rajaniemi is on the cutting edge of science fiction His post apocalyptic post cyberpunk and post human tales are full of exhilarating energy and unpredictable optimism br br How will human nature react when the only limit to desire is creativity When the distinction between humans and gods is as small as nanomachines or as large as the universe Whether the next big step in technology is D printing genetic alteration or unlimited space travel Rajaniemi writes about what happens i after i


Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino director of Reservoir Dogs and writer of True Romance won the Palme d Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival for Pulp Fiction his unique vision of the underworld starring John Travolta Uma Thurman Bruce Willis Samuel Jackson and Harvey Keitel Taking his inspiration from the popular and often lurid pulp crime stories of the thirties and forties Tarantino intertwines three narratives and introduces a variety of fascinating characters thick witted hit men a double crossing prizefighter on the run his absent minded French girlfriend the hit men hiring mob boss his exotic but drug addled wife and two young lovers contemplating a career change namely whether to start sticking up restaurants instead of liquor stores Full of wicked humor dazzling dialogue and riveting action Pulp Fiction is a master screenwriter s look at today s Hollywood and its dark criminal culture


Blueprints for Building Better Girls: Fiction

Elissa Schappell s i Use Me i introduced us to a writer of extraordinary talent whose sharp beautiful and off kilter debut Jennifer Egan garnered critical acclaim and captivated readers In i Blueprints for Building Better Girls i her highly anticipated follow up she has crafted another provocative keenly observed and wickedly smart work of fiction that maps America s shifting cultural landscape from the late s to the present day br br In these eight darkly funny linked stories Schappell delves into the lives of an eclectic cast of archetypal female characters from the high school slut to the good girl the struggling artist to the college party girl the wife who yearns for a child to the reluctant mother to explore the commonly shared but rarely spoken of experiences that build girls into women and women into wives and mothers In Monsters of the Deep teenage Heather struggles to balance intimacy with a bad reputation years later in I m Only Going to Tell You This Once she must reconcile her memories of the past with her role as the mother of an adolescent son In The Joy of Cooking a phone conversation between Emily a recovering anorexic and her mother explores a complex bond in Elephant we see Emily s sister Paige finally able to voice her ambivalent feelings about motherhood to her new best friend Charlotte And in Are You Comfortable we meet a twenty one year old Charlotte cracking under the burden of a dark secret the effects of which push Bender a troubled college girl to the edge in Out of the Blue into the Black Weaving in and out of one another s lives whether connected by blood or friendship or necessity these women create deep and lasting impressions In revealing all their vulnerabilities and twisting our preconceived notions of who they are Elissa Schappell with dazzling wit and poignant prose has forever altered how we think about the nature of female identity and how it evolves


The War of The Worlds - A Science Fiction Classic (Complete Edition)

This carefully crafted ebook The War of The Worlds A Science Fiction Classic Complete Edition is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel It is the first person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race The novel is one of the most commented on works in the science fiction canon The War of the Worlds has two parts Book One The Coming of the Martians and Book Two The Earth under the Martians The unnamed narrator a philosophically inclined author struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London Book One also imparts the experience of his brother also unnamed who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham on the Essex coast Herbert George Wells known as H G Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres including the novel history politics and social commentary and textbooks and rules for war games This carefully crafted ebook The War of The Worlds A Science Fiction Classic Complete Edition is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel It is the first person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race The novel is one of the most commented on works in the science fiction canon The War of the Worlds has two parts Book One The Coming of the Martians and Book Two The Earth under the Martians


Mrs Dalloway (20th Century Fiction)

The novel s story on the surface is of Clarissa Dalloway s preparations for a party where she is the hostess Clarissa s thoughts weave past and present as she tries to come to terms with her life and the possibilities abandoned and now reappearing in the form of an old flame in these difficult years between the two World Wars


Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics

Tess the eldest daughter of a poor carter in Marlott goes to work for the rich d Uberville family where she becomes pregnant with the child of Alec the d Uberville s son This action makes her a fallen woman and leads to tragedy Tess of the d Urbervilles got mixed reception when it was published because it portrayed Tess sympathetically and challenged the prevailing sexual mores A copy was burnt by the Bishop of Wakefield Thomas Hardy was an English novelist short story writer and poet He destroyed the manuscript of his first unplaced novel but encouraged by mentor and friend George Meredith tried again His important work took place in an area of southern England he called Wessex named after the English kingdom that existed before the Norman Conquest


Selected Non-Fictions

It will come as a surprise to some readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges s extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry but in the various forms of non fiction prose His thousands of pages of essays reviews prologues lectures and notes on politics and culture though revered in Latin America and Europe as among his finest work have scarcely been translated into English br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 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


War and Peace (Annotated) (Fiction Classics)

War and Peace br Did you know that even many years after Tolstoy s death his works are still page turners In War and Peace Leo Tolstoy managed to intertwine the lives of both private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The reader enters the world of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei Characters are connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives br br Introducing War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy br Our aim was to prepare a perfectly formatted book b War and Peace b that was designed specifically for your e reader device b at a fantastic price b We are pleased to offer you the result of our work br br Why should you choose our edition Here is why br You receive a complete b original text b of Leo Tolstoy s masterpiece br To further enhance your experience we provide you with b audiobook access b to full length recording of books in the collection b completely free b br The formatting of this book is clean and designed to fit any screen size br We have included an easy to use active table of contents br b BONUS b Characters of War and Peace you will never be confused thanks to this guide br b BONUS b Historical Context of War and Peace an essay br b BONUS b Most Famous Quotes from this epic masterpiece br b BONUS b Leo Tolstoy s Influence Film and TV Adaptations of War and Peace br b BONUS b Links to audio recordings of b WAR AND PEACE ANNA KARENINA b and b THE KREUTZER SONATA b br b BONUS b Three essays on Tolstoy written by his contemporaries br br Why settle for incomplete and poorly formatted books if you can have a perfect edition designed for your device with all these fantastic bonuses It s only Take advantage of this tremendous offer You will be glad you did


Alice in Wonderland: Classic Fiction Books: Plus AliceThrough the Looking Glass (One eBook with Two Classic Novels 9)

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L Dodgson author of the children s classics Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Two books that remain firm favorites throughout the world and are available together in one volume


Unterwegs (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

Dies ist das literarische Statement einer Jugend die inmitten der schlechtesten der Welten ein leidenschaftliches Bekenntnis zum gl ckseligen Leben ablegte Tempo Jazz Marihuana Sex und Freiheit waren die Zauberw rter der Beat Generation die st ndig auf der Suche nach einem intensiven rauscherf llten Dasein war Ihre Trampfahrten durch die ungeheuren Weiten des Landes lie en sie ein Amerika entdecken das die b rgerliche Erfolgsmoral nicht kannte


Heart of Darkness (illustrated) (Classic Fiction)

over ten unique period photographs br showing Victorian dress in the story br giving historical context and mood br br Academics need write nothing more about Heart of Darkness for another century It should be handed back to readers simply to read mark learn and inwardly digest The Daily Telegraph br br Enter the dark disturbing psychological world of colonial expansion and man s struggle with himself in this exciting new edition of the Joseph Conrad classic The dark troubled stormy tale is a bookshelf essential and will stay with you for life Immortalised in Coppola s film Apocalypse Now Conrad s book is as a raw as the day it was first written br br A great read and helpful pictures I never thought to look what an Ulster or a Gabardine was Lucy London


You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

b An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise b br br Whether you re deciding which smart phone to purchase or which politician to believe you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool detached logic but here s the truth You are not so smart You re just as deluded as the rest of us but that s okay because being deluded is part of being human br br Growing out of David McRaney s popular blog i You Are Not So Smart i reveals that every decision we make every thought we contemplate and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them but often these stories aren t true Each short chapter covering topics such as Learned Helplessness Selling Out and the Illusion of Transparency is like a psychology course with all the boring parts taken out br br Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit i You Are Not So Smart i is a celebration of our irrational thoroughly human behavior


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Classics

That blow was the last of the battle Once out upon the road Black Dog in spite of his wound showed a wonderful clean pair of heels and disappeared over the edge of the hill in half a minute The captain for his part stood staring at the signboard like a bewildered man Then he passed his hand over his eyes several times and at last turned back into the house Jim says he rum and as he spoke he reeled a little and caught himself with one hand against the wall Are you hurt cried I Rum he repeated I must get away from here Rum Rum I ran to fetch it but I was quite unsteadied by all that had fallen out and I broke one glass and fouled the tap and while I was still getting in my own way I heard a loud fall in the parlor and running in beheld the captain lying full length upon the floor At the same instant my mother alarmed by the cries and fighting came running downstairs to help me Between us we raised his head He was breathing very loud and hard but his eyes were closed and his face a horrible color


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 (Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #1)

If you own only one anthology of classic science fiction it should be i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i Selected by a vote of the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America SFWA these reprints represent the best most important and most influential stories and authors in the field The contributors are a Who s Who of classic SF with every Golden Age giant included Isaac Asimov Ray Bradbury Arthur C Clarke John W Campbell Robert A Heinlein Fritz Leiber Cordwainer Smith Theodore Sturgeon and Roger Zelazny Other contributors are less well known outside the core SF readership Three of the contributors are famous for one story but what stories Tom Godwin s pivotal hard SF tale The Cold Equations Jerome Bixby s It s a i Good i Life made only more infamous by the chilling i Twilight Zone i adaptation and Daniel Keyes s Flowers for Algernon brought to mainstream fame by the movie adaptation i Charly i p The collection has some minor but frustrating flaws There are no contributor biographies which is bad enough when the author is a giant but it s especially sad for contributors who have become unjustly obscure Each story s original publication date is in small print at the bottom of the first page And neither this fine print nor the copyright page identifies the magazines in which the stories first appeared p p Prefaced by editor Robert Silverberg s introduction which describes SFWA and details the selection process i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i is a wonderful book for the budding SF fan Experienced SF readers should compare the table of contents to their library before making a purchase decision Fans who contemplate giving this book to non SF readers should bear in mind that while several of the collected stories can measure up to classic mainstream literary stories the less literarily acceptable stories are weighted toward the front of the collection adult mainstream literature fans may not get very far into i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i i Cynthia Ward i p p br br Introduction Robert Silverberg in br A Martian Odyssey Tweel Stanley G Weinbaum nv Wonder Stories Jul br Twilight as by Don A Stuart Dying Earth John W Campbell Jr ss Astounding Nov br Helen O Loy Lester del Rey ss Astounding Dec br The Roads Must Roll Robert A Heinlein nv Astounding Jun br Microcosmic God Theodore Sturgeon nv Astounding Apr br Nightfall Isaac Asimov nv Astounding Sep br The Weapon Shop Isher A E van Vogt nv Astounding Dec br Mimsy Were the Borogoves Lewis Padgett nv Astounding Feb br Huddling Place City Websters Clifford D Simak ss Astounding Jul br Arena Fredric Brown nv Astounding Jun br First Contact Murray Leinster nv Astounding May br That Only a Mother Judith Merril ss Astounding Jun br Scanners Live in Vain Cordwainer Smith nv Fantasy Book br Mars Is Heaven Ray Bradbury ss Planet Stories Fll br The Little Black Bag C M Kornbluth nv Astounding Jul br Born of Man and Woman Richard Matheson vi F amp SF Sum br Coming Attraction Fritz Leiber ss Galaxy Nov br The Quest for Saint Aquin Anthony Boucher ss New Tales of Space and Time ed Raymond J Healy Holt F amp SF Jan br Surface Tension Lavon James Blish nv Galaxy Aug br The Nine Billion Names of God Arthur C Clarke ss Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br It s a Good Life Jerome Bixby ss Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br The Cold Equations Tom Godwin nv Astounding Aug br Fondly Fahrenheit Alfred Bester nv F amp SF Aug br The Country of the Kind Damon Knight ss F amp SF Feb br Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes nv F amp SF Apr br A Rose for Ecclesiastes Roger Zelazny nv F amp SF Nov p


Le soleil est pour toi (Pôle fiction)

Jumeaux la complicit fusionnelle Noah et Jude ont tout pour tre heureux sous le ciel bleu de Californie Noah le solitaire dessine longueur de temps et Jude l effront e est passionn e par la sculpture Mais aujourd hui ils ont ans et ne se parlent plus Un drame les a an antis et chacun doit retrouver la moiti de v rit qui lui manque


Dominic Cooper Reads Oliver Twist (Famous Fiction)

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel


The Wonderful Wizard of OZ: The Original Book (Annotated): The Ultimate Fantasy Fiction Classic

Dorothy is a young girl who lives on a Kansas farm with her Uncle Henry Aunt Em and little dog Toto One day the farmhouse with Dorothy inside is caught up in a tornado and deposited in a field in the country of the Munchkins The falling house kills the Wicked Witch of the East br Enjoy the Original Book from Lyman Frank Baum


Blade Runner: Les androïdes rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ? (J'ai lu Science-fiction)

Le mouton n tait pas mal avec sa laine et ses b lements plus vrais que nature les voisins n y ont vu que du feu Mais il arrive en fin de carri re ses circuits fatigu s ne maintiendront plus longtemps l illusion de la vie Il va falloir le remplacer Pas par un autre simulacre non par un v ritable animal Deckard en r ve seulement ce n est pas avec les maigres primes que lui rapporte la chasse aux andro des qu il parviendra mettre assez de c t Holden c est lui qui r cup re toujours les boulots les plus lucratifs normal c est le meilleur Mais ce coup ci a n a pas suffi Face aux Nexus de derni re g n ration m me Holden s est fait avoir Alors quand on propose Deckard de reprendre la mission il serre les dents et signe De toute fa on qu a t il perdre


The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Classic Fiction)

Wanting to rid his soul of evil Dr Jekyll creates the monstrous alter ego Mr Hyde Soon this other side of his personality takes over with disastrous consequences


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fiction, Classics

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV was Fyodor Dostoevsky s last and greatest work telling the tales the three brothers and their father Fyodor it is among many other things a tale of patricide a love hate struggle with profound psychological and spiritual implications It is a search for faith for God driven by intense uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge the Karamozov brothers become involved in the brutal murder of their despicable father


NORTHANGER ABBEY (ANNOTATED) (JANE AUSTEN FICTION Book 6)

Jane Austen December July was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature Her realism biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics br br Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer From her teenage years into her thirties she experimented with various literary forms including an epistolary novel which she then abandoned wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From until with the release of Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park and Emma she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion both published posthumously in and began a third which was eventually titled Sanditon but died before completing it br br Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the th century and are part of the transition to th century realism Her plots though fundamentally comic highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her works though usually popular were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime but the publication in of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public and by the s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction

Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series but in recent years he has become equally well known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer s research and animal rights i A Slip of the Keyboard i brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett s non fiction writing both serious and surreal from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer and why banana daiquiris are so important from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf s love life and passionate defences of the causes dear to him br br With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself man and boy bibliophile and computer geek champion of hats orang utans and Dignity in Dying


A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction

In the four decades since his first book appeared in print Terry Pratchett has become one of the world s best selling and best loved authors Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume i A Blink of the Screen i charts the course of Pratchett s long writing career from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press to the origins of his debut novel i The Carpet People i and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series br br Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered abandoned worlds and others still expanding adventure chickens death disco and actually some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour br br With an introduction by Booker Prize winning author A S Byatt illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself this is a book to treasure


The Importance of Being Earnest: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br Illustrations are included br Short Biography is also included br Original amp Unabridged Edition br Tablet and e reader formatted br b The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy b for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde First performed on February at the St James s Theatre in London it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious person to escape burdensome social obligations Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London the play s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways Contemporary reviews all praised the play s humour though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde s artistic career so far Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde s most enduringly popular play br br The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde s career but also heralded his downfall The Marquess of Queensberry whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde s lover planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court where Wilde s homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment His notoriety caused the play despite its early success to be closed after performances After his release he published the play from exile in Paris but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work br br The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since its premiere It has been adapted for the cinema on three occasions In The Importance of Being Earnest Dame Edith Evans reprised her celebrated interpretation of Lady Bracknell The Importance of Being Earnest by Kurt Baker used an all black cast and Oliver Parker s The Importance of Being Earnest incorporated some of Wilde s original material cut during the preparation of the original stage production


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics

The little girl performed her long journey in safety and at Northampton was met by Mrs Norris who thus regaled in the credit of being foremost to welcome her and in the importance of leading her in to the others and recommending her to their kindness Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate there was at least nothing to disgust her relations She was small of her age with no glow of complexion nor any other striking beauty exceedingly timid and shy and shrinking from notice but her air though awkward was not vulgar her voice was sweet and when she spoke her countenance was pretty Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly and Sir Thomas seeing how much she needed encouragement tried to be all that was conciliating but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment and Lady Bertram without taking half so much trouble or speaking one word where he spoke ten by the mere aid of a good humored smile became immediately the less awful character of the two


Das Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Morders (Fiction, Poetry & Drama)

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How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

Writing for science fiction and fantasy audiences can be the most exciting writing you ve ever done Your readers are curious and want you to take them beyond The Fields We Know to help them explore the infinite boundaries of the worlds you create br br Here science fiction great Orson Scott Card shares his expertise in these genres You ll learn br br What is and isn t science fiction and fantasy and by whose standards and where your work fits in br How to build populate and dramatize a credible inviting world your readers will want to explore br How to use the MICE quotient milieu idea character event to structure a successful story br Where the markets are and how to reach them to get published br br The knowledge and skills you gain through this book will help you effectively lead your readers into the strangeness you create one tantalizing step at a time


Complete Shorter Fiction

For the first time in one volume this complete collection of all the short fiction Oscar Wilde published contains such social and literary parodies as Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and The Canterville Ghost such well known fairy tales as The Happy Prince The Young King and The Fisherman and his Soul an imaginary portrait of the dedicatee of Shakespeare s Sonnets entitled The Portrait of Mr W H and the parables Wilde referred to as Poems in Prose including The Artist The House of Judgment and The Teacher of Wisdom


The Call of the Wild: 15 Illustrations Included (Bestselling Classic Fiction Books)

How is this book unique br b Formatted for E Readers Unabridged amp Original version b You will find it much more comfortable to read on your device app Easy on your eyes br br The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in The story is set in the Yukon during the s Klondike Gold Rush when strong sled dogs were in high demand The central character is a domesticated dog named Buck The story starts with him living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska he progressively reverts to a wild state In the harsh climate Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs so that by the end he sheds the veneer of civilization and relies on primordial instincts and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild br br London lived for most of a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of a month later it was released in book form The book s great popularity and success made a reputation for London Much of its appeal derives from its simplicity as a tale of survival As early as the story was adapted to film and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations br br The story opens with Buck a large and powerful St Bernard Scotch Collie living happily in California s Santa Clara Valley as the pet of Judge Miller He is stolen by the gardener s assistant however and sold to fund the latter s gambling addiction Buck is then shipped to Seattle Put in a crate he is unfed and beaten by the man in the red sweater When released he attacks the man but is badly beaten and taught to respect the law of the club Buck is then sold to a pair of French Canadian dispatchers from the Canadian government Fran ois and Perrault who take him with them to the Klondike region of Canada There they train him as a sled dog From his teammates he quickly learns to survive cold winter nights and the pack society A rivalry develops between Buck and the vicious quarrelsome lead dog Spitz Buck eventually beats Spitz in a fight to the death Spitz is killed by the pack after his defeat by Buck and Buck eventually becomes the leader of the team br br The team is then sold to a Scottish half breed man working the mail service The dogs must carry a heavy load to the mining areas and the journey they make is tiresome and long One of the team a morose husky named Dave becomes sick and eventually has to be shot to end his misery


Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)

Vivid and memorable characters aren t born they have to be made br br This book is a set of tools literary crowbars chisels mallets pliers and tongs Use them to pry chip yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory your imagination and your soul br br Award winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing developing and presenting characters plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories With specific examples he spells out your narrative options the choices you ll make in creating fictional people so real that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families br br You ll learn how to br draw the characters from a variety of sources including a story s basic idea real life even a character s social circumstances br make characters show who they are by the things they do and say and by their individual style br develop characters readers will love or love to hate br distinguish among major characters minor characters and walk ons and develop each one appropriately br choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling br decide how deeply you should explore your characters thoughts emotions and attitudes


Collected Fiction

Inside the firewall the city is alive Buildings breathe cars attack angels patrol and hyper intelligent pets rebel br br With unbridled invention and breakneck adventure Hannu Rajaniemi is on the cutting edge of science fiction His post apocalyptic post cyberpunk and post human tales are full of exhilarating energy and unpredictable optimism br br How will human nature react when the only limit to desire is creativity When the distinction between humans and gods is as small as nanomachines or as large as the universe Whether the next big step in technology is D printing genetic alteration or unlimited space travel Rajaniemi writes about what happens i after i


Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino director of Reservoir Dogs and writer of True Romance won the Palme d Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival for Pulp Fiction his unique vision of the underworld starring John Travolta Uma Thurman Bruce Willis Samuel Jackson and Harvey Keitel Taking his inspiration from the popular and often lurid pulp crime stories of the thirties and forties Tarantino intertwines three narratives and introduces a variety of fascinating characters thick witted hit men a double crossing prizefighter on the run his absent minded French girlfriend the hit men hiring mob boss his exotic but drug addled wife and two young lovers contemplating a career change namely whether to start sticking up restaurants instead of liquor stores Full of wicked humor dazzling dialogue and riveting action Pulp Fiction is a master screenwriter s look at today s Hollywood and its dark criminal culture


Blueprints for Building Better Girls: Fiction

Elissa Schappell s i Use Me i introduced us to a writer of extraordinary talent whose sharp beautiful and off kilter debut Jennifer Egan garnered critical acclaim and captivated readers In i Blueprints for Building Better Girls i her highly anticipated follow up she has crafted another provocative keenly observed and wickedly smart work of fiction that maps America s shifting cultural landscape from the late s to the present day br br In these eight darkly funny linked stories Schappell delves into the lives of an eclectic cast of archetypal female characters from the high school slut to the good girl the struggling artist to the college party girl the wife who yearns for a child to the reluctant mother to explore the commonly shared but rarely spoken of experiences that build girls into women and women into wives and mothers In Monsters of the Deep teenage Heather struggles to balance intimacy with a bad reputation years later in I m Only Going to Tell You This Once she must reconcile her memories of the past with her role as the mother of an adolescent son In The Joy of Cooking a phone conversation between Emily a recovering anorexic and her mother explores a complex bond in Elephant we see Emily s sister Paige finally able to voice her ambivalent feelings about motherhood to her new best friend Charlotte And in Are You Comfortable we meet a twenty one year old Charlotte cracking under the burden of a dark secret the effects of which push Bender a troubled college girl to the edge in Out of the Blue into the Black Weaving in and out of one another s lives whether connected by blood or friendship or necessity these women create deep and lasting impressions In revealing all their vulnerabilities and twisting our preconceived notions of who they are Elissa Schappell with dazzling wit and poignant prose has forever altered how we think about the nature of female identity and how it evolves


The War of The Worlds - A Science Fiction Classic (Complete Edition)

This carefully crafted ebook The War of The Worlds A Science Fiction Classic Complete Edition is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel It is the first person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race The novel is one of the most commented on works in the science fiction canon The War of the Worlds has two parts Book One The Coming of the Martians and Book Two The Earth under the Martians The unnamed narrator a philosophically inclined author struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London Book One also imparts the experience of his brother also unnamed who describes events as they deteriorate in the capital forcing him to escape the Martian onslaught by boarding a paddle steamer near Tillingham on the Essex coast Herbert George Wells known as H G Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres including the novel history politics and social commentary and textbooks and rules for war games This carefully crafted ebook The War of The Worlds A Science Fiction Classic Complete Edition is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel It is the first person narrative of an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London as Earth is invaded by Martians It is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race The novel is one of the most commented on works in the science fiction canon The War of the Worlds has two parts Book One The Coming of the Martians and Book Two The Earth under the Martians


Mrs Dalloway (20th Century Fiction)

The novel s story on the surface is of Clarissa Dalloway s preparations for a party where she is the hostess Clarissa s thoughts weave past and present as she tries to come to terms with her life and the possibilities abandoned and now reappearing in the form of an old flame in these difficult years between the two World Wars


Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Fiction, Classics

Tess the eldest daughter of a poor carter in Marlott goes to work for the rich d Uberville family where she becomes pregnant with the child of Alec the d Uberville s son This action makes her a fallen woman and leads to tragedy Tess of the d Urbervilles got mixed reception when it was published because it portrayed Tess sympathetically and challenged the prevailing sexual mores A copy was burnt by the Bishop of Wakefield Thomas Hardy was an English novelist short story writer and poet He destroyed the manuscript of his first unplaced novel but encouraged by mentor and friend George Meredith tried again His important work took place in an area of southern England he called Wessex named after the English kingdom that existed before the Norman Conquest


Selected Non-Fictions

It will come as a surprise to some readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges s extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry but in the various forms of non fiction prose His thousands of pages of essays reviews prologues lectures and notes on politics and culture though revered in Latin America and Europe as among his finest work have scarcely been translated into English br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 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