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:

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Devil in the Countryside (Of Witches and Werewolves Book 1) by Cory Barclay

Devil in the Countryside is a story about the most famous werewolf investigation in history, brimming with intrigue and war, love and betrayal, and long-kept vendettas. It’s 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever — or whatever — the killer might be. He’ll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who’s recently stumbled into town. Though they’re after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs. In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity — and their lives.

Author: Cory Barclay

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 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
874 reviews

Thicker than Blood (Thicker than Blood series Book 1) by C. J. Darlington

Two estranged sisters, one a rare book dealer, the other a cattle rancher, meet again after fifteen years.
Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. She could never imagine that a stolen first edition of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” would lead her back to the sister she abandoned fifteen years ago. With her life in danger, can May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven Christy’s searching for? Will the sisters realize before it’s too late that each possesses what the other desperately needs?
Thicker than Blood is Book #1 in the Thicker than Blood series.
All books stand alone entirely and can be read independently of each other, but for the best reading experience, we suggest reading them in order:

Book #1: Thicker than Blood
Book #2: Bound by Guilt
Book #3: Ties that Bind

Author: C. J. Darlington

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1001 reviews

Neither Present Time by Caren J. Werlinger

Can a house save the lives of the people who live in it? Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written?

Beryl Gray is solid and dependable – her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so. She has a long-term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian. Her life seems settled, content – except nothing is as it seems.

Aggie Bishop’s last girlfriend left her three years ago and she hasn’t had a date since. Her life now revolves around work and taking care of her great-aunt Cory who doesn’t want to be taken care of. Aunt Cory still lives in the run-down mansion that the rest of the family wants to sell if they can only get the old lady into a nursing home. Aggie is all that stands between them and her great-aunt.

When Beryl finds a book with a romantic inscription dated 1945, the events that follow will change the lives of all three women forever.

Spanning decades, this enchanting tale reminds us that some loves never fade and that sometimes, home truly is where the heart lies. (approx. 81,000 words)

Author: Caren J. Werlinger

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
98 reviews

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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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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