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The Book of the Dead (Hardback)

The Book of the Dead was intended to assist the deceased in the afterlife and comprised a collection of hymns, spells and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife.

The Way Of All Flesh (Everyman's Library Classics)

Samuel Butler (1835-1902) made one reputation during his lifetime with his Utopian satire Erewhon, and a second reputation after his death with The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously. This novel, the story of Ernest Pontifex, is a thinly disguised autobiography in which Butler brutally but hilariously savages the financial, sexual, familial and spiritual hypocrisies of late Victorian England.

Jacob's Room

Perfect for Him

When a young wife and mother hears she hasn't got long to live, she discovers a unique way of making sure her family will be okay after she's gone. Implementing her plan keeps her busy until the end, when everything falls into place perfectly.

Perfect for Him is a tale of two lovers whose lifetime romance sustains them, as an unwanted ending looms in the near future. Pathos and heartbreak intermingle with expectation and the comedy that only a close-knit family can generate. At the end, joy and hope reign, thanks to Harley's unselfish love.

The Winter's Tale

One of Shakespeare's most haunting and enigmatic late plays, The Winter's Tale is a fine example of Shakespeare's fascination with the dramatic genre of "romance"--the portrayal of magical lands, familial conflict and exile, and final reunion and reconciliation. Drawing on Robert Green's story Pandosto, Shakespeare's play tells the story of the middle-aged Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his childhood friend Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Leontes mistakenly believes that his friend is having an affair with his wife, Hermione. In his jealousy, and consumed by "tremor cordis", he tries to murder Polixenes, who flees, and accuses his wife of adultery. Hermione gives birth to a baby girl, Perdita, who Leontes denounces as illegitimate, and casts her out into the wilderness. Hermione is ultimately proved innocent, but her son, Mamillius, dies of grief. Hermione collapses, apparently dead, and Leontes is left to pick up the tragic consequences of his actions. Time passes, and the action moves to Bohemia, where the lost child Perdita has grown up a shepherdess in the midst of "great creating nature". The final scenes of the play draw towards resolution and reconciliation between Leontes, Hermione and their lost daughter, culminating in one of Shakespeare's most moving final scenes. One of Shakespeare's most consummate plays, The Winter's Tale is a fascinating study of male insecurity and the relations between art and nature. --Jerry Brotton.

Suicide Lives: Suicide is Not Final (Understanding Book 1)

This book is an attempt to understand the events in a person's life that lead up to suicide. Why do some people seem prone to it. The doctors tell us there is something genetic about suicide, but I call Bullshit!

I was thinking about calling this book "My Mom is a Crazy Bitch," well, because she is. But I have a very clear understanding of why she is, and no matter how crazy she gets, or how annoyed by her I become, I know what she's been through. I've seen the sadness that was her life, control her. This book is based on her life. It's an attempt to make the reader understand mental illness and suicide.

My next book in this series will be about Martha. She is the ultimate Evil Step-Mother. But Martha has her issues too.

Stick with me, and together, we will have a better understanding of the world, and the people around us. Once we have a better understanding of the darker side of life, we will better know where to shine our light.

Moll Flanders (German Edition)

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Children of the New Forest

Indian Tales

Under the Greenwood Tree (New Wessex editions)

Hardy, Thomas. Under the Greenwood Tree or The Mellstock Quire: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. Introduction by Angela Thirlwell. Wood Engravings by Peter Reddick. London, The Folio Society, 1990. 15 cm x 23 cm. XX, 172 pages. Original, illustrated hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Slight wear to spine and spotting on page edges. Clean inside with solid binding. Under the Greenwood Tree: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously in 1872. It was Hardy's second published novel, the last to be printed without his name, and the first of his great series of Wessex novels. Whilst Hardy originally thought of simply calling it The Mellstock Quire, he settled on a title taken from a song in Shakespeare's As You Like It (Act II, Scene V). (Wikipedia) Thomas Hardy was born in a cottage in Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, on 2 June 1840. He was educated locally and at sixteen was articled to a Dorchester architect, John Hicks. In 1862 he moved to London and found employment with another architect, Arthur Blomfield. He now began to write poetry and published an essay. By 1867 he had returned to Dorset to work as Hicks's assistant and began his first (unpublished) novel, The Poor Man and the Lady. On an architectural visit to St Juliot in Cornwall in 1870 he met his first wife, Emma Gifford. Before their marriage in 1874 he had published four novels and was earning his living as a writer. More novels followed and in 1878 the Hardys moved from Dorset to the London literary scene. But in 1885, after building his house at Max Gate near Dorchester, Hardy again returned to Dorset. He then produced most of his major novels: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), The Woodlanders (1887), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891), The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved (1892) and Jude the Obscure (1895). Amidst the controversy cause..

My Lady Ludlow

Game, Set, Match

Sexy in Stilettos: Volume 1

What's worse than having to watch your sister marry your ex fiance? How about when that fiance fires you from the family business? Hyper-organized, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux is used to doing things by the book and never making waves. It's a strategy that's served her well until she finds herself in failure alley with no fiance, no job and her thirtieth birthday looming. Maybe it's time to change her methods. Starting with an unlikely date to the wedding from hell. The only thing that can tie carefree, playboy, Alec Danthers down is his formidable step mother. When she calls him home to help find his wayward brother, he never imagines an uptight, list making, sass-talking woman would make him think about putting down roots. Can Jaya put the lists down long enough to enjoy the ride that is Alec? Will Alec stop running long enough to recognize true love? Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

Rob Roy — Volume 01

Pam of Babylon

Children of the Mist

The Lifted Veil

Poems

The old Wives' Tale

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Tom Jones, Volume 2

DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition Folio Society, Second Edition, 1973. Complete and unabridged text in one beautifully designed huge volume in slipcase, with wood engravings by Derrick Harris. HARDBACK. 716 pages printed with high quality paper, size: 15.7 x 23.9 x 4.5 cm. The new and unread book remains in excellent condition: cloth bound hard cover remains intact albeit light tan to spine; text all clean, neat and tight. slipcase remains intact albeit light discolouration. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Christmas Eve

Lord Jim

The Sea Gull

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at 1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The scene is laid in the park on SORIN'S estate. A broad avenue of trees leads away from the audience toward a lake which lies lost in the depths of the park. The avenue is obstructed by a rough stage, temporarily erected for the performance of amateur theatricals, and which screens the lake from view. There is a dense growth of bushes to the left and right of the stage. A few chairs and a little table are placed in front of the stage. The sun has just set. JACOB and some other workmen are heard hammering and coughing on the stage behind the lowered curtain. MASHA and MEDVIEDENKO come in from the left, returning from a walk.

House of Pleasure: Volume 1 (There Was a House)

Episode 1 of There Was a House saga, a continuing story of revenge and redemption. Fueled by rage and disgust, Phoenix runs away from home. The situation there had become unbearable. In fact, things couldn't get any worse. But they do. Betrayed in New York by a boy who she thought was a new friend, she finds herself taken prisoner by a low-class pimp. Then, when she thinks she's on her way to her first seedy trick, Phoenix winds up locked in a limo with no way out. She wakes up in an illegal brothel in New Orleans. Phoenix vows she will find a way to destroy Antoine, the owner of the brothel. Instead of being Antoine's prostitute, she'll become his lover, his confidante, and pretty soon, his manager. And then, when he least suspects it, she'll bring the entire house down. She better be damn good. There will only be one chance. **Content Warning: This book is a drama meant for those over 18 and contains explicit scenes. Therefore, it contains adult themes and scenes which deal with a difficult topic.

Daniel Deronda