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Sense and Sensibility (AmazonClassics Edition)

After the death of their father, sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood face financial ruin. At the mercy of their half brother, John, and his greedy wife, their only hope is to make a good match. But reduced circumstances make courtship difficult--especially after being turned out of their home. While responsible Elinor takes a practical approach to matters of the heart, Marianne throws herself in unreservedly.

In Jane Austen's first novel, two of literature's most iconic characters discover that love demands a balance of passion and pragmatism.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Sense and Sensibility, this edition of Sense and Sensibility (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

The Iliad

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Lost World

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The Turn of the Screw (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

THE TURN OF THE SCREW, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James.

Due to its original content, the novella became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader.

The Odyssey of Homer

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Around the World In Eighty Days

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real."

- Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days.

Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a ?20,000 wager (roughly $3m today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded manservant. Traveling by train, steamship, sailboat, sledge, and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks, and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard -- who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England -- to win the extraordinary wager.

Around the World in Eighty Days gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular, combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time.

This new edition of Verne's classic from Enhanced Media includes a Jules Verne image gallery.

Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

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Mansfield Park (French Edition)

Extrait : J'etais tellement etonnee de voir l'affaire d'Etat que c'etait ! Desirer un cheval et une charrette a la campagne semblait une chose extraordinaire ! Aussi, je demandais a ma femme de chambre de s'en occuper directement, et comme je ne pouvais sortir de mon vestiaire sans voir une ferme, ni marcher dans la plantation sans passer devant une autre, je pensais qu'il suffirait de les demander pour les avoir et je n'avais que l'embarras du choix. Vous devinez ma surprise, quand je decouvris que j'avais demande la chose la moins raisonnable, la plus impossible, et que j'avais offense tous les fermiers, tous les laboureurs par ma demande. Quant au secretaire du Dr. Grant, je croyais plus prudent de ne pas etre sur son chemin, et mon beau-frere lui-meme, qui en general est la bonte meme, me regardait d'un air sombre depuis qu'il avait appris ce que j'avais ose demander.

Frankenstein (French Edition)

Ce livre est une oeuvre du domaine public editee au format numerique par Norph-Nop. L'achat de l'edition Kindle inclut le telechargement via un reseau sans fil sur votre liseuse et vos applications de lecture Kindle

The Metamorphosis

Bought second hand, has notations from previous owners

Pilgrim's Progress: Updated, Modern English. More Than 100 Illustrations.

Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you ll begin to identify today s many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he s a true follower of Christ when he s really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you. The best part of this book is the Bible verses added to the text. The original "Pilgrim s Progress" listed the Bible verse references, but the verses themselves are so impactful when tied to the scenes in this allegory, that they are now included within the text of this book. The text is tweaked just enough to make it readable today, for the young and the old. Youngsters in particular will be drawn to the original illustrations included in this wonderful classic."

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Young Reading Series 4 Fiction)

A sinister figure is haunting the gas-lit streets of Victorian London. Who is the mysterious Edward Hyde? And what powerful hold does he have over the respectable Henry Jekyll? Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this spine-chilling retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story is ideal for newly independent readers.

The Great Gatsby (Macmillan Collector's Library)

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald captures the flamboyance, the carelessness and the cruelty of the wealthy during America's Jazz Age.The Great Gatsby lives mysteriously in a luxurious Long Island mansion, playing lavish host to hundreds of people. And yet no one seems to know him or how he became so rich., He is rumoured to be everything from a German spy to a war hero. People clamour for invitations to his wild parties. But Jay Gatsby doesn't heed them., He cares for one person alone - Daisy Buchanan, the woman he has waited for all his life. Little does he know that his infatuation will lead to tragedy and end in murder.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Great Gatsby features an afterword by David Stuart Davies.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is Emily Bronte's first and only published novel, written between October 1845 and June 1846, and published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; Bronte died the following year, aged 30. The decision to publish came after the success of her sister Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre. After Emily's death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, and arranged for the edited version to be published as a posthumous second edition in 1850. Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds. The book's core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities."

Paradise Lost (Deluxe Slipcase Gift Edition)

In this epic work, John Milton seeks "to justify the ways of God to men" through the familiar Christian myth of the fall from grace. The poem is imbued with Milton's profoundly individual view of man's place in the universe and his intellectual and spiritual quest for redemption in the face of despair. This unique clothbound edition includes its own slipcase and all fifty of the magnificent engravings produced by Gustave Dore especially for the work.

Wuthering Heights (Young Reading Series 4 Fiction) (Young Reading Plus)

A gripping story of love and revenge, set in the dramatic backdrop of the Yorkshire moors in the 19th century. Heathcliff is brought up by the Earnshaw family, but bullied and humiliated by Catherine Earnshaw's brother. He leaves, wrongly believing his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, and returns years later, a wealthy man, to exact revenge., Illustrations:Full colour throughout

Crime and Punishment (Macmillan Collector's Library)

A towering classic of Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a compelling story of a brutal double murder and its aftermath. An impoverished ex-student, Rodion Raskolnikov, kills a pawnbroker and her sister, apparently for financial gain. But as he encounters friends and family, strangers and adversaries, Raskolnikov is compelled to face the true forces that have led him to murder., His struggle with himself and those around him becomes a battle of the individual against society, radicalism against tradition, and ultimately the will of man against the mysteries of divine providence. A sensation in its day, Crime and Punishment has left an indelible stamp on the world of literature. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Crime and Punishment is translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, with an afterword by Oliver Francis.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles., Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (Everyman's Library Classics)

The story of Hester Prynne, taken in adultery, arraigned by her puritan community and abandoned by her husband and her lover. Combining moral force, austere beauty and psychology, it is a narrative which provides the framework for the author's reflections on the metaphysics of good and evil.

Persuasion

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bronte. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its title character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action-the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility, and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry-Jane Eyre revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte Bronte has been called the 'first historian of the private consciousness' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism."

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Page 2 of a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions. Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth. Though Austen set the story at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books." It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes.

The Beautiful and Damned (Macmillan Collector's Library)

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 Heinemann/Octopus Ltd., First Impression, 1977. ISBN: 0-905712-16-1. HARDBACK. 863 pages, size: 15.5 x 24.1 x 5.2 cm. Includes complete and unabridged texts of FIVE novels: The Great Gatsby - Tender Is The Night - This Side of Paradise - The Beautiful and Damned - The Last Tycoon. Just light tanning to paper edges. Other than that, the new and unread book remains in very good condition: dust cover intact; red faux leatherette hard cover bright with gilt lettering on front and on spine; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK. (Please note the illustrating pictures you see next to our description is of the actual item in our stock and might not match the main page's image, which is sometimes confusing).

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate (completed) novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death - and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, and Joe, the kind and generous blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "all that Pip's nonsense." Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "All of one piece and consistently truthfull." Dickens felt Great Expectations was his best work, calling it "a very fine, new and grotesque idea."

The Arabian Nights

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Pride and Prejudice (Baker Street Readers)

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 Century Hutchinson, 1985. This is a Century Jane Austen edition. Beautifully designed hardback volume, with illustrations by Ian Beck. ISBN: 0-7126-1011-1. HARDBACK. 350 pages, size: 16 x 23.4 x 2.8 cm. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that, the book remains in excellent condition: cloth bound hard cover bright with full decoration throughout; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK. (Please note the illustrating pictures you see next to our description is of the actual item in our stock and might not match the main page's image, which is sometimes confusing).