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Perspectives in Literature By John Willard
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The word anthology comes to us from the Classical Greek anthos meaning flowers, and logia meaning collection. In time this collection came to be a selection of poems, wise sayings, stories, essays,... More > and chronicles from history. Thus the armchair traveler can learn from the ideas expressed by Socrates in ancient Greece to those of Einstein in modern America. At his fingertips, the reader discovers if his interpretations yield a proper understanding of the diverse and demanding material, especially if he avails himself of the penetrating questions that appear in exercises that follow each selection. By the same means, the pragmatic student facing a standardized test can test his wits and learn to score and rank his ability to handle demanding passages . Both the venturesome explorer and conscientious student may wish to continue to the other books in the series: Perspectives in History, Science and Literature, and Perusals.< Less
ARMENIAN LITERATURE By Anonymous
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (Classics of Gothic Literature) (Hardcover) By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic of gothic literature follows the Pyncheon family in pre- and post-colonial New England, in their ancestral home; the titular House of the Seven Gables. Published... More > in 1851 at the height of the Gothic fiction craze, Hawthorne's book follows two time frames: one involves flashbacks to the late 17th century, while the other is set in the author's present day of the mid-19th century. We witness the events leading up to the Salem witch trials, and the construction of a house which came to epitomise the foreboding gloom of late Gothic architecture. We hear how the very construction of the house was unjust, the land was seized from its rightful owner via cynical accusations of witchcraft. The newly-built mansion is thought to harbor a curse when Colonel Pyncheon dies during its housewarming party. Thereafter this event overshadows the lives of the Pyncheon family members, who begin to feel the house and its grim legacy weigh on their shoulders.< Less
And Then the Murders Began: Classic Literature Bestsellers' Opening Lines ReImagined Darkly, By Richard Saunders
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The Mystery To This Book ...is to make you smile, laugh, or just shake your head. Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or... More > twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversations?’ And then the murders began. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll It all started with a small quote from Marc Laidlaw who created a nice approach to revisiting first lines of books. His 3 March 2017 tweet said, “The first line of almost any story can be improved by making sure the second line is, 'And then the murders began.'” You can try this for yourself as you go – take only the first line and add “And then the murders began.” The results are more often than not incredibly hilarious. And even non-fiction can be as surprising. Above all, the idea is to have fun. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
And Then the Murders Began: Classic Literature Bestsellers' Opening Lines Reimagined Darkly By Richard Saunders
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The Mystery To This Book ...is to make you smile, laugh, or just shake your head. Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or... More > twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversations?’ And then the murders began. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, By Lewis Carroll It all started with a small quote from Marc Laidlaw who created a nice approach to revisiting first lines of books. His 3 March 2017 tweet said, “The first line of almost any story can be improved by making sure the second line is, 'And then the murders began.'” This book was a test of that idea. I took the first lines of the top 100 downloaded books from Gutenberg.org, in order, and applied that concept. Try it for yourself. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
Beasts that Teach, Birds that Tell: Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures By Eliezer Segal
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A study of rabbinic texts about talking animals, examined in the context of Greek and Roman cultures.
Mistress of Antiquity - Classic Literature With a Female-Led Slant - Tale Two By Sandrine Bessancort
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Tale-Two of the "Mistress of Antiquity" collection and Sandrine Bessancort's gifted and imaginative re-inventions of classic literature from a female-led perspective continue with Sir... More > Arthur Conan Doyle's story of demonic possession and mind-control "The Parasite". CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL< Less
Mistress of Antiquity - Classic Literature With a Female-Led Slant - Tale Two By Sandrine Bessancort
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Tale-Two of the "Mistress of Antiquity" collection and Sandrine Bessancort's gifted and imaginative re-inventions of classic literature from a female-led perspective continue with Sir... More > Arthur Conan Doyle's story of demonic possession and mind-control "The Parasite". CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL< Less
Mistress of Antiquity - Classic Literature With a Female-Led Slant - Tale One By Sandrine Bessancort
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"Mistress of Antiquity" is an updated and attractively priced collection of Sandrine Bessancort's female-led take on the classic literature of the past. The first tale to receive attention... More > from her gifted pen is Guy de Maupassant's story of horror and possession: "The Horla". CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL< Less
Mistress of Antiquity - Classic Literature With a Female-Led Slant - Tale Six By Sandrine Bessancort
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Tale-Six in the "Mistress of Antiquity" series brings us Sandrine Bessancort's female-led adaptations via two works of literature from the past. First up is Edgar Allen Poe and her take,... More > on his take, of the tales of Scheherazade, "The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade". This is followed by "The Dance of the Veils" from the creator of Fu Manchu himself, Sax Rohmer. CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL< Less

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