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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Annotated) By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of... More > stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Annotated) By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of... More > stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of... More > stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."< Less
The Glen Reciter By E. J. Phoebe
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IT STARTED as a cunning plan to hide a precious book of hand-written poetry to save it from a fiery end, but it became a Phoebe family mystery spanning more than 40 years. From 1916 to 1954 Ernest... More > James Phoebe wrote poems inspired by the sad,triumphant and amusing events in his life and the lives of residents in the Glenormiston district. But one night his wife and mother of their 13 children — Charlotte — threatened to destroy Mr Phoebe’s book The Glen Reciter by throwing it into the fire. To save his treasured exercise book full of stories and memories, Mr Phoebe smuggled it out of the house and entrusted it to neighbour and friend Basil O’Sullivan. It was the last time anyone saw the book — until now.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of... More > Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of... More > stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."< Less
ALL-WAYS the Rebel; Escape Into Two World Wars By Al Allaway
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Basil Lawrence "Pete" Allaway (1899-1962) served in both world wars, first in the United States Navy as a yeoman chief petty officer aboard the U.S.S. Huron, an impounded German cruise... More > liner that was converted for troop transport, mostly between New York and France. Later, in the Second World War, as a U.S. Army corporal in Assam, India, supporting the construction of the Ledo Road into Burma. The new road was to supply help to the Chinese in order to repel the Japanese invaders. These are his tales of escape from reality and moral responsibility, told with some regard for fact, but mostly with lighthearted humor. It is a work of imagination and fiction, liberally sprinkled with some of Pete's poetry. History buffs and scholars will appreciate the good parallel with the time-lines of the two wars, with Prohibition and the Great Depression. The story covers with precision the places Pete was sent and most of what he accomplished (or failed to accomplish).< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of... More > Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.”< Less
Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored By Archibald Cockren
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This book is almost unique as a study, but it is entirely unique in that it describes remarkable laboratory experiments into Alchemy, which have been carried out over a number of years and which have... More > produced results of a tangible, definite and practical nature. The book begins with a precise historical account of the Great Arcanum, then the dramatic story is told of how the spagyric art of the extraction of the vital essence or “seed" of metals by the identical processes discovered and perfected by Paracelsus, Basil Valentine, and other adepts, and used by them for curing diseases, was rediscovered. The preparation of medicinal elixirs from the seven metals, and the final crowning discovery of the Alkahest of the Philosophers, are also described. To all students of the occult, and also chemists and medical men, as well as those of an inquiring mind, this book will come as a significant revelation.< Less
Tale of the Twinkles By Christopher Berry
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Have you ever wondered where Christmas crackers really come from? You're about to find out.... It's Christmas Day and George and Georgina are curious about Christmas crackers. What are they? Why do... More > we pull them at Christmas dinner? Why do they always have a toy, a paper crown and a bad joke inside them? And why do they make a loud popping sound? So Granny tells a story. A story about Timothy and Tiberius Twinkle and their son, Charlie-Basil. A long time ago, the evil witch Murmur hatched a fiendish plan to rid East Pudding of the Twinkles. A plan that would lead to the creation of the first ever Christmas cracker.... The East Pudding Chronicles: Tale of the Twinkles is the third in a series of five books about where Christmas traditions came from. Join George and Georgina and step into a whole new world of wizards, fairies, elves and monsters - and discover the secrets of Christmas.< Less

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