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Clarissa Harlowe [Christmas Summary Classics] By Samuel Richardson
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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 "Clarissa Harlowe," written after "Pamela," brought Richardson a European reputation. The first four volumes of the novel appeared in 1747, the last four in 1748, and during the next few years translations were being executed in French and German. Like "Pamela," the story itself is thin and simple, but the characters are drawn with a bolder and surer touch. "No work had appeared before," says Scott, "perhaps none has appeared since, containing so many direct appeals to the passions." Yet opinions were singularly divided as to its merits. Dr. Johnson said that the novel "enlarged the knowledge of human nature."< Less
A Splendid Hazard By Harold MacGrath
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About the Author- Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.Also known occasionally as Harold McGrath, he was... More > born in Syracuse, New York. As a young man, he worked as a reporter and columnist on theSyracuse Herald newspaper until the late 1890s when he published his first novel, a romance titled Arms and the Woman. According to the New York Times, his next book, The Puppet Crown, was the No.7 bestselling book in the United States for all of 1901. From that point on, MacGrath wrote novels for the mass market about love, adventure, mystery, spies, and the like at an average rate of more than one a year. He would have three more of his books that were among the top ten bestselling books of the year.-Wikipedia Excerpt:"It is of no consequence," replied the stranger, laughing. "This is always a devil of a corner on a windy day." His French had a slight German twist to it.< Less
Rachel gute Tochter By Renata Erlac
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Staubig war die Straße an diesem sehr heißen Sommertag des frühen Juli 1806 zu Frankfurt am Main. Die dreiundzwanzigjährige Rachel ist auf dem Weg nach Hause und ahnt noch... More > nicht, dass sich an diesem Tag ihr Leben entscheidend ändern soll und sie sich bald auf eine lange Reise quer durch Europa begeben soll. „Das Haus am Mainufer” ist der erste Roman aus der Trilogie „Rachel gute Tochter”. Der Roman spielt zu „Goethes Zeiten” und schildert Frankfurter Lokalkolorit. Renata Erlac, Jahrgang 1957, ist Deutsche, Arzttochter und mütterlicherseits gebürtige Kroatin. Sie lebt in Frankfurt am Main, ist Juristin, Psychotherapeutin und übersetzt Englisch, Französisch und mehrere südslawische Balkansprachen. Ihr literarisches Anliegen ist eine Fortsetzung des Zeitalters der Romantik. Die Rachel-Trilogie setzt am Neo-Gothic-Style an, bei schöner Naturbetrachtung aus der "Lupenperspektive”.< Less
Annabel, eine unmögliche Liebe By Felicitas Henn
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Die querschnittsgelähmte Dr. Annabel Julian wird nach Versagen der Bremsen ihres Rollstuhls von dem Skirennläufer Georg Mader vor einem tödlichen Aufprall gerettet. Zwischen den beiden... More > so unterschiedlichen Menschen entwickelt sich eine innige, aber scheinbar hoffnungslose Freundschaft, die zu einer ungewöhnlichen, bewegenden Liebesgeschichte wird, die von der ersten Zeile an Neugier erweckt und fesselt. Eine authentisch wirkende Geschichte, die eine überraschende Fortsetzung finden wird. Die Wienerin Felicitas Henn studierte Zeitungswissenschaft und Romanistik, promovierte, war als Journalistin und dann für ihren Mann in Public Relation und Kundenbetreuung tätig. Aber immer war „Lesen und Schreiben“ ihre größte Freude.< Less
Let's Get Lade By Thomas Amo
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It's New York, February 6, 1964. The Beatles are making their first American appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in one more day. The Plaza hotel is crazy with the preparations. Desk clerk Alex Fraser... More > has secretly let his brother Freddie use the penthouse suite for the evening so he can wine and dine the girl of his dreams. There’s just one small problem—the secret service are using the same room to hide spy novelist Henry Lade. Lade's most recent novel has attracted the attention of the Soviets and East Germans who believe Lade may have secretly discovered their plot to bomb Fresno, California. They’ve dispatched assassins to kidnap or kill Lade, which ever is easiest. Worse, just like Alex and Freddie, Henry Lade and Secret Service Agent John Parker don't know that the penthouse suite is already a bit crowded—with John, Paul, George and Ringo. ~ Come Tomorrow, everyone will be wishing for yesterday!< Less
Journey to the Centre of the Earth By Jules Verne
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Jules Verne’s classic 1864 sci-fi novel tells the story of German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and... More > their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snaefellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano. Journey has been read by millions of inquisitive minds and has influenced some of the worlds most famous explorers such as Admiral Byrd, who announced on his 1926 expedition to the North Pole that "it is Jules Verne who is bringing me." Renowned cave explorer Norbert Casteret said in 1938 that A Journey to the Center of the Earth was a "marvelous book which impressed and fascinated me more than any other. I have re-read it many times, and I confess I sometimes re-read it still, each time finding anew the joys and enthusiasm of my childhood."< Less
From Germany to the Stars By Ron Miller, ed
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In the decades preceding World War II, Germans and Austrians had every reason to believe that if anyone were to conquer space it would be them. Few nationalities had made as much progress in rocketry... More > and astronautics in as short a period of time as they had. This confidence and enthusiasm is revealed in these four novels. "The Shot Into Infinity" and its sequel "The Stone From the Moon"---both by Otto Willi Gail---are based scrupulously on the pioneering work of Hermann Oberth and Max Valier...but mixed with the bizarre "World Ice Theory" of Hans Horbiger, a theory which was fated to become one of the many pseudosciences embraced by the Nazis. Otfrid von Hanstein's "Between Earth and Moon" also draws upon Oberth's work in its modern-sounding story of the plight of three astronauts stranded in space and the efforts to rescue them. Finally, "A Daring Flight to Mars" is one of the rare attempts at science fiction by Max Valier. Fully illustrated.< Less
Venus in Furs By Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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Venus in Furs (German: Venus im Pelz) is a novella by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The novel was to be part of an epic series that Sacher-Masoch envisioned called Legacy of Cain.... More > The framing story concerns a man who dreams of speaking to Venus about love while she wears furs. The unnamed narrator tells his dreams to a friend, Severin, who tells him how to break him of his fascination with cruel women by reading a manuscript, Memoirs of a Suprasensual Man. This manuscript tells of a man, Severin von Kusiemski, who is so infatuated with a woman, Wanda von Dunajew, that he asks to be her slave, and encourages her to treat him in progressively more degrading ways. At first Wanda does not understand or accede to the request, but after humouring Severin a bit she finds the advantages of the method to be interesting and enthusiastically embraces the idea, although at the same time she disdains Severin for allowing her to do so.< Less
Jimmy By Gerald Richards
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Jimmy is a captivating and engaging historical novel that takes place in Germany during its rebuilding years after World War II. Jimmy is a young, inexperienced teenager (only fifteen years old) who... More > arrives in Occupied Germany in 1948 and joins the sole US infantry division there. Jimmy experiences a clash of cultures as the Americans and Germans interact in a master-servant relationship. As Jimmy comes of age in this strange land, he makes many mistakes, from an affair with a woman named Anna Schmidt, a single mother of a two-year-old daughter, to wild and raucous carousing and drinking, but this is not the end for him. After hitting the lowest of lows when he awakens after a night in jail, Jimmy turns over a new leaf with help from unexpected sources. Richards paints a different picture of post-World War II Germany than most Americans are used to seeing. Life on the streets and in the towns of Germany was much different from that described by media and politicians of the time.< Less
A Humble Enterprise By Ada Cambridge
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ada Cambridge (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926), later... More > known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer.Overall she wrote more than twenty-five works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works. Many of her novels were serialised in Australian newspapers, and were never published in book form.While she was known to friends and family by her married name, Ada Cross, she was known to her newspaper readers as A.C.. Later in her career she reverted to her maiden name, Ada Cambridge, and it is thus by this name that she is known.Ada was born at St Germans, Norfolk, the second child of Thomasine and Henry Cambridge, a gentleman farmer. She was educated by governesses, an experience she abhorred. Excerpt from:< Less

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