Northanger Abbey (Wisehouse Classics Edition) by Jane Austen

NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first of Jane Austen’s novels to be completed for public¬cation, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen’s Memorandum, Susan (as it was first called) was written circa 1798-99.Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is “in training for a heroine” and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe’s Mysteries of Udolpho is a favourite. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls, theatre and other social delights. Although initially the excitement of Bath is dampened by her lack of acquaintances, she is soon introduced to a clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, with whom she dances and converses. Much to Catherine’s disappointment, Henry does not reappear in the subsequent week and, not knowing whether or not he has left Bath for good, she wonders if she will ever see him again. Through Mrs. Allen’s old school-friend Mrs. Thorpe, she meets her daughter Isabella, a vivacious and flirtatious young woman, and the two quickly become friends. Mrs. Thorpe’s son John is also a friend of Catherine’s older brother, James, at Oxford where they are both students. James and John arrive unexpectedly in Bath. While Isabella and James spend time together, Catherine becomes acquainted with John, a vain and crude young gentleman who incessantly tells fantastical stories about himself. (more on: www.wisehouse-classics.com)

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

This ebook compiles Edgar Allan Poe’s complete tales and poems, such as “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Raven” and “The Cask of Amontillado”. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( Olymp Classics) by William Shakespeare

Olymp Classics is the reference in classical work.All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents (HTML), which will make it easier for you to read.A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, suggested by “The Knight’s Tale” from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Author: William Shakespeare

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Leaves of Grass (Xist Classics) by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is the magnificent collection of the poestry of Walt Whitman. Featuring “Song of Myself” and other expamples of classic American poetry, this collection is essential reading for students and lovers of the written word.

Author: Walt Whitman

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Souls of Black Folk (Xist Classics) by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Groundbreaking Work on Race from W.E.B. Du Bois “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” ― W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk To understand contemporary race relations in the United States of America, one must understand its past. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois is a seminal work on undestanding the nature of race, prejudice and discrimination. Written in 1903, the work is still an essential resource.

Author: W.E.B. Du Bois

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Summary – To Kill a Mockingbird: Novel By Harper Lee — Story Shortened into 35 Pages or Less! (To Kill A Mockingbird… by EZ-READER

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Scout and Jem Finch are growing up in the town of Maycomb, Alabama with their father, Atticus, who is a local lawyer. Times are hard and due to the Depression, no money is to be found anywhere in town. As a single parent, Atticus tries hard to raise his kids with honor and self-respect.

Scout and Jem team up with their best friend Dill during their summer holidays and try their best to get Boo Radley, their reclusive neighbor, to come out of his house. The kids get obsessed with Boo and they even create a play on Boo’s life. Atticus is not amused though and he asks them leave Mr. Radley alone.

One day Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of beating and raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Atticus feels Tom is being targeted for his race and so he decides to take up this case for him. Most people in the county are convinced that Tom is guilty and they begin picturing Atticus in a very negative light for defending him. Even, Scout and Jem are tormented at school for their father’s decision. Atticus however asks them not to get carried away by the town’s immature behavior.

As the trial begins, Scout and Jem are convinced that there is no way that Tom Robinson could have beaten and raped Mayella Ewell. He is a handicapped man with as his left hand being crippled. Atticus proves this fact to the jury, and everyone is surprised when the jury finds Tom guilty. The reality of life dawns on the kids as they see the prejudice against blacks. They find it difficult to understand why people are biased and mean to each other, a fact that was evident even in court. They are hurt and saddened.

Very soon Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape from prison. Jem has a hard time swallowing the events that unfolded before his eyes. It takes long time for him to come to terms with the jury’s decision and Tom’s death.

After the trial Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father, begins to threaten Atticus for embarrassing him in court. He warns him that repay him for all the shame he had to endure. Atticus is unfazed and he shrugs off the Ewell as a loud mouth.

Many months pass by and Bob Ewell finally gets a chance to prove his words. He attacks the children while they returned from the school on Halloween night. He wields a knife and tries to stab them and breaks Jem’s arm and almost kills Scout. Boo Radley, comes to their rescue and saves them.

The sheriff, Heck Tate, hushes the whole thing over and maintains that Ewell fell on his own knife and dies. Boo Radley will not be dragged into the spotlight, and Scout is thrilled to finally get to meet him. She had spent her entire childhood fantasizing about this man. As she walks him back home, she realizes that all this time Boo had been watching them from his front porch windows. Scout finally concludes that she and Jem had brought some value to his life after all.

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Author: EZ-READER

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Socrates: The Best of Socrates: The Founding Philosophies of Ethics, Virtues & Life by William Hackett

Learn the Fundamental Philosophies from Socrates, the Famous Ancient Greek PhilosopherUpdate: 3rd Edition on Aug 15, 2016 – With Added Content! Get it Now Before the Price Increases!~ READ FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED ~BONUS RIGHT AFTER THE CONCLUSION – ACT NOW BEFORE GONE!________________________________________You’ve come to the right place to learn about Life & PhilosophySocrates is perhaps the most celebrated of all ancient philosophers. Credited as a founder father of Western philosophy, he is well known for his dialogues with his students and for thinking in terms of ethics and morals. He was also the mentor of other famous Greek philosophers, such as Plato and Xenophon. Socrates was an honest thinker that wanted his students to think of the answers themselves, instead of having the teacher provide the solution. He was also a strong advocate of justice. He took his last stand by accepting Athenian law of being sentenced to death, instead of fleeing for his life. Socrates is truly a remarkable human being worth examining. In this book, we will discover who Socrates was, what he stood for, and the lessons the taught us throughout his life time. His concepts of virtues will be discussed in full detail, and his best theories will be explained once and for all. Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn• What made Socrates different from other philosophers of his time? • Why did other philosophers oppose him? • How Greek law influenced Socrates’ thinking • The Socratic Method explained • Why is an unexamined life not worth living? • and much much more! DOWNLOAD NOW! Scroll up to Buy with One-Click!

Author: William Hackett

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
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FLATLAND – A Romance of Many Dimensions (The Distinguished Chiron Edition) by Edwin Abbott

This special edition is a distinguished vintage reproduction, of the 1884 satirical novella Flatland, by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott. Meticulously elaborated by the editorial team of Chiron Academic Press in collaboration with the renowned literature publisher Edition l’Aleph (www.l-aleph.com), this special edition, pays particular attention to the very authentic details of the editorial of text and images, fine type setting, mise-en-page, production, and print. The result is a revival of the vintage for the 21st century’s reader. Thus a unique reading experience for the book lovers and collectors of this genre. A recommended edition to libraries.Writing pseudonymously as “A Square”, the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella’s more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The Square dreams about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) inhabited by “lustrous points”, and attempts to convince the realm’s monarch of a second dimension; but is unable to do so. . . “One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely two-dimensional world.” -The Washington Post Book World”Flatland has remained of interest for over a century precisely because of its ability to engage its readers on so many different planes in so many different dimensions.”-Victorian Studies “This reprint of Abbott’s Flatland adventures contains an Intro¬duction by Thomas Banchoff which is worth reading on its own. So if you don’t have yet this book at home, go ahead and buy this edition.”-Zentralblatt MATHIn 1884, Edwin Abbott wrote a strange and enchanting novella called Flatland, in which a square who lives in a two-dimensional world comes to comprehend the existence of a third dimension but is unable to persuade his compatriots of his discovery. Through the book, Abbott skewered hierarchical Victorian values while simul¬taneously giving a glimpse of the mathematics of higher dimensions.-Science News

Author: Edwin Abbott

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Leaves of Grass (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook) by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman’s essential collection of poetry is a celebration of American transcendentalism and the perseverance of the human spirit.

Author: Walt Whitman

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Crime and Punishment (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook) by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Constance Garnett

Crime and Punishment 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. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment is Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel about the nature of law and morality, told through the eyes of a murderer and his internal conflict.

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky and Constance Garnett

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
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