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CITIZEN BIRD SCENES FROM BIRD-LIFE IN PLAIN ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS By Int'l Business Publications USA
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CITIZEN BIRD SCENES FROM BIRD-LIFE IN PLAIN ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS BY MABEL OSGOOD WRIGHT AND ELLIOTT COUES WITH ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN ILLUSTRATIONS
Against the Grain by J.-K. Huysmans [Paperback] by Huysmans, J.-K. (Joris-Karl By Int'l Business Publications USA
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À REBOURS À rebours (translated into English as Against the Grain or Against Nature) (1884) is a novel by the French novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans. It is a novel in which very little... More > happens; its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life[1] of Jean Des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero, who loathes 19th century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation. À rebours contained many themes which became associated with the Symbolist aesthetic. In doing so, it broke from naturalism and became the ultimate example of "decadent" literature.< Less
Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi By Int'l Business Publications USA
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Pinocchio is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a... More > piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. The name Pinocchio is a Tuscan word meaning "pine nut" (the standard Italian term is pinolo), a compound of Italian pino meaning "pine" and occhio meaning "eye".< Less
A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson By Int'l Business Publications USA
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A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson. Considered by many to be his best work, the novel examines Indiana society and politics at the turn of the century. The book begins: Sylvia was reading in... More > her grandfather's library when the bell tinkled. Professor Kelton had few callers, and as there was never any certainty that the maid-of-all-work would trouble herself to answer, Sylvia put down her book and went to the door. Very likely it was a student or a member of the faculty, and as her grandfather was not at home Sylvia was quite sure that the interruption would be the briefest.< Less
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens By Int'l Business Publications USA
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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression... More > of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.< Less
Acres of Diamonds: our every-day opportunities, by Conwell, Russell Herman By Int'l Business Publications USA
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The book Acres of Diamonds is one of the most famous books in the world. The author, Russell Conwell, was asked to give a speech to the 10 year reunion of his Civil War troops. He gave this speech as... More > a result. It was then requested over and over again throughout the years. It is fair to say this speech was given more times than any other speech in the history of the world. Russell Conwell personally gave this speech over 6,000 times, traveling from city to city. With the proceeds of the speech, he would pay for his room, board and train fare, then send the rest back to Temple University. These funds put nearly 2,000 students through college.< Less
35 Sonnets, by Pessoa, Fernando António Nogueira, 1888-1935 By Int'l Business Publications USA
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Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (Lisbon, 13 June 1888 - Lisbon, 30 November 1935), more known as Fernando Pessoa, was a Portuguese poet and writer. Pessoa is considered one of the greatest... More > Portuguese poets of all times, to the height of Luís Vaz de Camões; his works reflect the infuence of classic tradition and French symbolism, his poetry comes from saudosism. He is famous for having written under 73 different names; each of these persons has its own presumed biography, physical qualities, relationship to the others, poetic voice, and perspective, and in part it reflects Pessoa's conviction that there does not exist one integrated personality< Less
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain By Int'l Business Publications USA
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A Tramp Abroad is a work of non-fiction travel literature by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for... More > the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to an earlier Twain travel book, The Innocents Abroad.< Less
A Vanished Arcadia: being some account of the Jesuits in Paraguay 1607-1767 By Int'l Business Publications USA
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A Vanished Arcadia: being some account of the Jesuits in Paraguay 1607-1767, Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936
A Jacobite Exile Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles the Twelfth of Sweden By Int'l Business Publications USA
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A Jacobite Exile Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles the Twelfth of Sweden

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