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The Mysterious Stranger (World Classics) By Mark Twain
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Mark Twain's final novel. He wrote multiple versions of the story, each unfinished and involving the character of Satan. The first substantial version is commonly referred to as The Chronicle of... More > Young Satan and tells of the adventures of Satan, the sinless nephew of the biblical Satan, in an Austrian village in the Middle Ages.< Less
Zhuang Zi: The Classic of Daoism By Derek Lee
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This Daoist Classic originated from the Warring States period of ancient China (475–221 BCE). The ideas of Zhuang Zi are sometimes quite abstruse and are not as accessible as those of Plato;... More > nor are they suited to the Western preference for linear methods of exposition. But he does reveal a remarkably sophisticated philosophical outlook; a gentle, if sometimes, provocative humour; and, incidentally, displays and affirms our common humanity despite the passage of over two thousand years. Zhuang Zi writes mainly using allegory and example. The Western preference is for complex clarity; even if, it would appear, that assumed clarity is deceptive. This new translation was undertaken because it was felt that earlier translations were not very sympathetic to Zhuang Zi’s Daoism and his latent anarchism; and they tended to smother the former in theistic concepts whilst obscuring the latter as much as they could. It is felt that this new translation brings a greater clarity to a significant number of passages.< Less
Top 100 Classics: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.... More > Her mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.< Less
A Dead Man's Diary [Christmas Summary Classics] By Coulson Kernahan
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Christmas Summary Classics- This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially... More > crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it. About The Book- Coulson Kernahan Coulson Kernahan, born at Ilfracombe, England, Aug. 1, 1858, is a son of Dr. James Kernahan, M.A. He has contributed largely to periodicals, and has written in many veins, alternating serious and religious works with sensational novels, and literary criticism with humour and sport. It is by his imaginative booklets--now collected in one volume under the title of "Visions"--that he is best known. These booklets have circulated literally "by the million," and have been translated into no fewer than sixteen languages, including Chinese.< Less
John Kendrick Bangs Classics: Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others By John Kendrick Bangs
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Ghosts I have Met and Some Others John Kendrick Bangs is a collection of short stories, very popular among both children and elders. Many of these stories were printed in magazines and newspapers... More > during the lifetime of the the writer. New York-born John Kendrick Bangs was associate editor and then editor of Life and Harper magazines, eventually finding his way into the Humour department. Here he began to write his own satire and humour. Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others is a delightfully humourous collection of short tales relating encounters with ghosts.< Less
TABLE TALK By William Hazlitt
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'There is a pleasure in painting which none but painters know.' In writing, you have to contend with the world; in painting, you have only to carry on a friendly strife with Nature. You sit down to... More > your task, and are happy. From the moment that you take up the pencil, and look Nature in the face, you are at peace with your own heart. No angry passions rise to disturb the silent progress of the work, to shake the hand, or dim the brow: no irritable humours are set afloat: you have no absurd opinions to combat, no point to strain, no adversary to crush, no fool to annoy—you are actuated by fear or favour to no man.< Less
Who's My Bottom? By Christopher Gillett
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"Very funny, painfully honest, and invariably true. A real insight into a working opera singer’s life." - Nicholas Hytner. "The descriptions of rehearsals are very funny." -... More > Ian Hislop. "It's no exaggeration to say that Who's My Bottom? made me laugh out loud, abruptly and in public places, many times--and brought tears to my eyes at others." - Steven Blier. "LOVED it. It was a terrific, can't put it down read. It arrived two days ago and is already dog eared! I loved his style of writing and his frankness and honesty were both refreshing and beguiling. Great." - Graham Clark "I loved it..I Iaughed till I cried...and I think you are a bloody genius!" - Susan Bullock. "Terrific. By turns hilarious and touching." - Clive Bayley< Less
Who's My Bottom? By Christopher Gillett
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"Very funny, painfully honest, and invariably true. A real insight into a working opera singer’s life." - Nicholas Hytner. "The descriptions of rehearsals are very funny." -... More > Ian Hislop. "It's no exaggeration to say that Who's My Bottom? made me laugh out loud, abruptly and in public places, many times--and brought tears to my eyes at others." - Steven Blier. "LOVED it. It was a terrific, can't put it down read. It arrived two days ago and is already dog eared! I loved his style of writing and his frankness and honesty were both refreshing and beguiling. Great." - Graham Clark "I loved it..I Iaughed till I cried...and I think you are a bloody genius!" - Susan Bullock. "Terrific. By turns hilarious and touching." - Clive Bayley< Less
From Bard To Verse By Justin Carroll
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From Bard To Verse comprises most of the classic forms of poetry in Part One, and a selection of new wave works in Part Two.
Hammer Time Horror! By Darren and Katie Daines
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Hammer time horror is a new style of horror movies recently created by MC Hammer. Founded in 1980, the company is best known for ‘can’t touch this’ and ‘2 legit to... More > quit’... During its most successful years so for two months in 1990, Hammer dominated the charity shop bins. During the late 1990’s M.C. Hammer and his pants went AWOL believed to be with Eternal, Kris kross, Hanson and Jimmy Nail but these old stars were actually off making horror movies under the ‘Hammer-formula’, with varying degrees of success... In 2000, the studio was bought by a consortium including old time star and coke head Charlie Sheen The company announced plans to begin making films again after this, but none were produced due to the fact that Charlie was off on drug binges. In May 2007, the company behind the movies was sold again, this time to a group headed by Big Brother backers, Classic films include Last Christmas, Sobriety Row; The Hills have Eyes and the club of a 1000 managers. Each are listed below< Less

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