In the Time of the Butterflies

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ISBN: 9781565129764
Release Date: 2010-01
Number of pages: 339
Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books

Download and read online In the Time of the Butterflies in PDF and EPUB A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."


Madame Bovary

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ISBN: 1410436608
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 631
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Large Print Press

Download and read online Madame Bovary in PDF and EPUB When published in 1857, "Madame Bovary" was embraced by bourgeois women who claimed it spoke to the frustrations of their lives. Davis's landmark translation gives new life in English to Flaubert's masterwork.


Future Shock

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ISBN: 9780553277371
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 561
Author: Alvin Toffler
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online Future Shock in PDF and EPUB Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change


I Am Malala

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ISBN: 9780297870937
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Number of pages: 320
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online I Am Malala in PDF and EPUB *Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.




Pride and Prejudice

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ISBN: 9783736800038
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Number of pages: 488
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: BookRix

Download and read online Pride and Prejudice in PDF and EPUB Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen. 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 early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature 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. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.


Lady Chatterley s Lover

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ISBN: 9781105643835
Release Date: 2013-01-14
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Author: D.H. Lawrence
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online Lady Chatterley s Lover in PDF and EPUB Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence. The book soon became notorious for its story of the physical relationship between a working-class man and an aristocratic woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words. The story concerns a young married woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), whose upper-class husband, Clifford Chatterley, has been paralyzed and rendered impotent. Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. The novel is about Constance's realisation that she cannot live with the mind alone; she must also be alive physically. In Lady Chatterley's Lover, Lawrence comes full circle to argue once again for individual regeneration, which can be found only through the relationship between man and woman. Love and personal relationships are the threads that bind this novel together. Lawrence explores a wide range of different types of relationships.


The Canterville Ghost

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ISBN: 9781105938528
Release Date: 2013-01-12
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Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online The Canterville Ghost in PDF and EPUB "The Canterville Ghost" is a popular story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscotting, the library paneled in black oak, and the armor in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting and help Wilde clash the Old World with the New. Typical of the style of the English Decadents, the gothic atmosphere reveals the author’s fascination with the macabre. Yet he mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of modern American consumerism. Wilde’s Gothic setting helps emphasize the contrast between cultures setting modern Americans in what could arguably be a classic symbol of British history—and underscores the "modern" thinking of the house's mismatched residents, the Otises.


Do a Barbara

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ISBN: 9780226279213
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Number of pages: 448
Author: Rómulo Gallegos
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Do a Barbara in PDF and EPUB Rómulo Gallegos is best known for being Venezuela’s first democratically elected president. But in his native land he is equally famous as a writer responsible for one of Venezuela’s literary treasures, the novel Doña Barbara. Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Doña Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism, laying the groundwork for later authors such as Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. Following the epic struggle between two cousins for an estate in Venezuela, Doña Barbara is an examination of the conflict between town and country, violence and intellect, male and female. Doña Barbara is a beautiful and mysterious woman—rumored to be a witch—with a ferocious power over men. When her cousin Santos Luzardo returns to the plains in order to reclaim his land and cattle, he reluctantly faces off against Doña Barbara, and their battle becomes simultaneously one of violence and seduction. All of the action is set against the stunning backdrop of the Venezuelan prairie, described in loving detail. Gallegos’s plains are filled with dangerous ranchers, intrepid cowboys, and damsels in distress, all broadly and vividly drawn. A masterful novel with an important role in the inception of magical realism, Doña Barbara is a suspenseful tale that blends fantasy, adventure, and romance. Hailed as “the Bovary of the llano” by Larry McMurtry in his new foreword to this book, Doña Barbarais a magnetic and memorable heroine, who has inspired numerous adaptations on the big and small screens, including a recent television show that aired on Telemundo.


Wuthering Heights

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ISBN: 9785457796836
Release Date: 2017-02-02
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Author: Emily Bronte
Publisher: Litres

Download and read online Wuthering Heights in PDF and EPUB Emily Brontë's only novel is famous the world over and is the favorite classic of many readers. It is easy to see why, with hardship, insanity, cruelty, frustrated love, and ghosts.



The 48 Laws Of Power

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ISBN: 9781847651341
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Number of pages: 463
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online The 48 Laws Of Power in PDF and EPUB 'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.


The Art of Happiness

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ISBN: 9781848940529
Release Date: 1999-11-08
Number of pages: 300
Author: The Dalai Lama
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Art of Happiness in PDF and EPUB In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.