Classics

Frances Burney by Janice Farrar Thaddeus

By Janice Farrar Thaddeus

Frances Burney was once mainly issues a qualified author, many-sided and brave. She usually depicted herself as modest and anxious, yet this was once basically a part of her personality and never an important half. She embraced inconsistencies and altered together with her occasions. Her eighty-seven years all started within the reign of George II and ended 5 years after the accession of Queen Victoria. She used to be witness to George III's insanity, the trial of Warren Hastings, and the carnage after Waterloo. In her deepest diaries she wrote approximately this and masses else. She pressured at the analyzing public issues they have been scarcely able to settle for. although she wrote regularly comedy, the topics of her 4 novels and 8 performs are intimate violence, the depredations of the recent cash, and the frustrations bordering on torment skilled by way of unmarried, middle-class girls. as a result of her novels, stated Edmund Burke, 'writing like a woman' had develop into a praise any guy will be proud to simply accept.

Show description

Read more
Classics

Quo vadis? by Henryk Sienkiewicz

By Henryk Sienkiewicz

Der mehrfach verfilmte Bestseller des polnischen Schriftstellers beschreibt die Anf?nge des Christentums in der Zeit Neros. Die concept daf?r fand Sienkiewicz in einer Legende ?ber den Apostel Petrus nach der dieser auf seiner Flucht aus Rom Christus begegnete und ihn fragte "Wohin gehst du, Herr?" (Quo vadis, Domine?". Dieser antwortete ihm "Nach Rom, um mich erneut kreuzigen zu lassen". Daraufhin kehrte Petrus der Legende zu folge um und wurde in Rom gefangen genommen und gekreuzigt.

Show description

Read more
Classics

The Light that Failed by Rudyard Kipling

By Rudyard Kipling

First released in 1891, 'The mild that Failed' is Rudyard Kipling's semi-autobiographical first novel. Critics who had praised his Anglo-Indian brief tales have been surprised by way of the sad finishing and deviation from his traditional type. None, in spite of the fact that, may deny the ability of Kipling's writing. 'The mild that Failed' tells the tale of struggle artist Dick Heldar, his doomed dating with Maisie, and his descent into blindness. via Dick, Kipling considers the connection among artwork and existence, espousing his trust that the artist has an obligation to color purely what he is familiar with to be real. This scholarly version comprises: severe creation; writer biography; feedback for extra studying; explanatory notes; contextual fabric.

Show description

Read more
Classics

Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager

By Edward Eager

All books are magic, yet a few are extra magical than others.
     while Susan opens an odd library ebook, she discovers it truly is approximately her and her neighbors, best up-to-the-minute while she opened the booklet. past that, the pages are clean . . . watching for the youngsters to need the publication packed with adventures.
     Fredericka asks for wizards and beasties, and a dragon contains her off. Susan trips to the realm of Half Magic, and reveals that blending magic creates trouble—far an excessive amount of to house ahead of the publication is due again on the library.
     Wishing, it kind of feels, is a tough company. And if the youngsters make the incorrect want, their event will not finish, as all tales needs to, fortunately ever after.

Show description

Read more
Classics

God bless you, Mr. Rosewater: or, Pearls before swine by Jr. Kurt Vonnegut

By Jr. Kurt Vonnegut

Eliot Rosewater, under the influence of alcohol, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously wealthy Rosewater starting place is the hero of this darkly-humored comedian masterpiece. within the stingingly irreverent tale of a guy full of overall love for humanity and stricken by a maddeningly sane imaginative and prescient of society, the writer has created a wild, great, etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, waste and folly of recent guy.

Show description

Read more
Classics

The Outlaws of Cave-in-Rock (Shawnee Classics (Reprinted)) by Otto A. Rothert

By Otto A. Rothert

Quite infrequent and valued by means of e-book creditors, Otto A. Rothert’s riveting saga of the outlaws and scoundrels of Cave-in-Rock chronicles the adventures of an audacious forged of river pirates and highwaymen who operated in and round the well-known Ohio River cavern from 1795 via 1820 (adventures featured in Disney’s Davy Crockett and the movie How the West was once Won). as soon as wearing the attractive signal "Liquor Vault and condominium for Entertainment," this gorgeous cavern situation decoyed the unsuspecting by way of supplying a venue for nutrients, drink, and rest.Compellingly full of life, The Outlaws of Cave-in-Rock is still the paintings of a pupil, a historian who records his findings and leaves an in depth bibliographical path. providing many eyewitness bills, Rothert offers the lore and legend of the colourful villains of Cave-in-Rock. continuously protecting the adaptation among tales he tells with old authority and those who are natural hypothesis, Rothert offers either a desirable narrative and a worthy neighborhood background.

Show description

Read more
Classics

The legend of Sleepy Hollow and other stories, or, The by Washington Irving, Alice Hoffman

By Washington Irving, Alice Hoffman

Along with his cherished Gothic tales, Washington Irving is expounded to have created the style of the fast tale in the US. notwithstanding Irving crafted a number of the such a lot memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his presents weren't limited to the quick tale on my own. He used to be additionally a grasp of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced during this vintage collection.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow acknowledged, "Every reader has a primary book.... which, in early formative years, first fascinates his mind's eye, and without delay excites and satisfies the needs of his brain. To me, this primary e-book used to be The cartoon Book of Washington Irving... The allure of The comic strip ebook remains unbroken; the previous fascination nonetheless lingers approximately it."

Show description

Read more
Classics

Pride and Prejudice (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of by Jane Austen, Pat Rogers

By Jane Austen, Pat Rogers

'It is a fact universally said unmarried guy in ownership of a great fortune has to be in wish of a wife.' With this well-known announcement Jane Austen launches into the tale of the 5 Bennet sisters. it's a tale that on first examining is stuffed with suspense, shock and, finally, pride, and which on re-reading instructions, moreover, admiration for the author's superb ability in dealing with a deceptively complicated plot to its effective end. First released in 1813, and Austen's most well-liked novel in her personal lifetime, satisfaction and Prejudice has considering been generally recognized as one of many most interesting novels within the English language. the quantity presents complete explanatory notes, an in depth severe creation overlaying the context and ebook heritage of the paintings, a chronology of Austen's existence, and an authoritative textual equipment. This variation is an critical source for all students and readers of Austen.

Show description

Read more