A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror,... More > boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written -- and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.< Less
The three centuries which follow the downfall of the empire of Charlemagne laid the foundations of modern Europe, and made of it a world wholly different, politically, socially, and religiously, from... More > that which had preceded it.< Less
Mary, a.k.a. Mary Ann, looked around the expensively decorated master bedroom. There were abstract paintings on the wall, a sculpture of a naked woman without arms in the corner, and a bear rug near... More > the fireplace at the end of the huge bed. She sat down comfortably on the king-sized bed, her feet not even reaching the floor, and she sunk down into the extremely soft
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This collection of recipes is perfect for all athletes. Whether you’re looking for a quick nutritious breakfast or a powerful post‐workout shake, you’ll find the recipe you’re... More > looking for.
As with any smoothie, many additives can be added for a variety of reasons. You can add any powdered product and it won’t affect taste, such as protein powder, wheat germ, oatmeal, 100% bran cereal, soy powder, rice powder, flaxseed oil, bee pollen, etc. All of these products are available in health food stores.You can throw just about anything in a smoothie to enhance its flavor such as honey, tofu, jams, any combination of fruits, peanut butter, juices, etc., but keep in mind it will effect the nutritional values listed below. I put a lot of time and effort into this cookbook and hope you enjoy them as much as I do. For most of the recipes, all you need is a blender.< Less
Stephanie has a fear of heights. Also a fear of enclosed spaces. Can you imagine her horror then, of boarding a scenic elevator going to the top of New York's third tallest building? Only Stephanie... More > has no idea how bad her fear of heights can be. Nor what being trapped in an elevator with her amorous boyfriend can lead to. This afternoon she will find out. So will her fellow passengers. Join Stephanie on her four-page odyssey of phobia busting.< Less
In the shade of a banyan tree, a grizzled ferryman sits listening to the river. Some say he's a sage. He was once a wandering shramana and, briefly, like thousands of others, he followed Gotama the... More > Buddha, enraptured by his sermons. But this man, Siddhartha, was not a follower of any but his own soul. Born the son of a Brahmin, Siddhartha was blessed in appearance, intelligence, and charisma. In order to find meaning in life, he discarded his promising future for the life of a wandering ascetic. Still, true happiness evaded him. Then a life of pleasure and titillation merely eroded away his spiritual gains until he was just like all the other "child people," dragged around by his desires. Like Hermann Hesse's other creations of struggling young men, Siddhartha has a good dose of European angst and stubborn individualism. His final epiphany challenges both the Buddhist and the Hindu ideals of enlightenment. Neither a practitioner nor a devotee.< Less
A colonel receives five seeds in the mail--and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son... More > is accused of his father's murder. These mysteries--and many more--are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.< Less
"In sociology, manners are the unenforced standards of conduct which show the actor to be cultured, polite, and refined. They are like laws in that they codify or set a standard for human... More > behavior, but they are unlike laws in that there is no formal system for punishing transgressions, other than social disapproval. They are a kind of norm. What is considered "mannerly" is highly susceptible to change with time, geographical location, social stratum, occasion, and other factors. That manners matter is evidenced by the fact that large books have been written on the subject, advice columns frequently deal with questions of mannerly behavior, and that schools have existed for the sole purpose of teaching manners. A lady is a term frequently used for a woman who follows proper manners; the term gentleman is used as a male counterpart; though these terms are also often used for members of a particular social class.< Less
Famous explorers and discoverers from Amerigo Vespucci to Vasco da Gama.
The practice of beginning the study of geography with the locality in which the pupil lives, in order that his first ideas... More > of geographical conceptions may be gained from observation directed upon the real conditions existing about him, has been steadily gaining adherence during the past few years as a rational method of entering upon the study of geography.
After the pupil has finished an elementary study of the locality, he is ready to pass to an elementary consideration of the world as a whole, to get his first conception of the planet on which he lives. His knowledge of the forms of land and water, his knowledge of rain and wind, of heat and cold, as agents, and of the easily traced effects resulting from the interaction of these agents, have been acquired by observation and inference upon conditions actually at hand; in other words, his knowledge has been gained in a presentative manner.< Less