The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot Dostoevsky’s The Idiot is an examination of human complexity by one of Russia’s masters.
Anthem by Ayn Rand from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of all things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. Neither am I the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a sacrifice on their alters.” ― Ayn Rand, Anthem Ayn Randy’s dystopian novel imagines a world where the concept of self has been erased. When one man stands against the establishment, he dares to utter the word “I.”
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous warfare, for it is wonderfully useful to God to have such an evil race wiped from the face of the earth.” “What giants?” Asked Sancho Panza. “The ones you can see over there,” answered his master, “with the huge arms, some of which are very nearly two leagues long.” “Now look, your grace,” said Sancho, “what you see over there aren’t giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone.” “Obviously,” replied Don Quijote, “you don’t know much about adventures.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote Don Quixote has spent his life reading about adventures but when he sets out on an adventure of his own, his imagination often leads him into trouble.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The great corporation which employed you lied to you, and lied to the whole country—from top to bottom it was nothing but one gigantic lie.” ― Upton Sinclair, The Jungle Upton’s Sinclair’s classic novel changed the American relationship with food and used its illumination of the horrors of the meat packing industry to indict the evil of American society.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows In one of the most loved children’s classics, Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr. Toad celebrate their friendship on the river and entrench themselves in the hearts and minds of readers.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “My name is now Christian, but my name used to be Graceless.” ― John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress Paul Bunyan’s The Pilgrim Progress is a Christian classic, telling the allegorical story of Pilgrim and his journey to paradise.
The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, to name just a few, that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.
First published anonymously in 1823—and later attributed to Clemente C. Moore—The Night Before Christmas is arguably one of the most famous and cherished Christmas poems of all time. Moore’s depiction of St. Nicholas played a significant role in our modern conception of Santa Claus. It is, and always has been, the quintessential holiday tale.
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The classic holiday tale of love, devotion, and the art of giving—written by one of the world’s best-known short-story authors—will delight those both new to and familiar with this timeless narrative.