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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. / a classic children's novel / By Louisa May Alcott
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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books over several months at the... More > request of her publisher. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Little Women was an immediate commercial and critical success with readers demanding to know more about the characters. Alcott quickly completed a second volume (entitled Good Wives in the United Kingdom, although this name originated from the publisher and not from Alcott). It was also successful. The two volumes were issued in 1880 as a single novel entitled Little Women.< Less
Timelines: Two Classic Sci Fi Short Stories, & a Short Novel By Susan Hart
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Empathy – A man with psychic and empathetic powers decides that the fragile and topsy-turvy state of the union is about to collapse, so he devises a plan to fix it. What he does is probably... More > what we would all like to try at least once in our lives. Unfortunately, things usually don’t turn out exactly as we wish PLUS The Right to Bear Arms - A physics professor is so distraught at his son’s death by a mentally deranged man carrying an automatic weapon, that he devises an incredible plan that he hopes will change history forever PLUS Bodyguards To The New Empress - In a post apocalyptic future, earth has reverted to a low-tech system of kingdoms and female leadership, held together by an empress. One couple emerges, Darnel and his fierce wife Betty, who are called upon by the empress to escort her to the Mountain Of The Ancients to coronate a new empress who will take over the reins of power.< Less
EXEMPLARIE NOVELLS By Miguel de Cervantes
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Miguel de Cervantes' classic collection of 12 novellas - includes 'The Gypsy Girl', 'Rinconete & Cortadillo', 'The Glass Licentiate, 'The Dogs' Colloquy' - romance, adventure, satire, comedy -... More > translated into the English of Cervantes' time.< Less
MSU Graphic Novels Club Anthology 4 By MSU Graphic Novels Club
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Get ready for the 4th volume of the MSU Graphic Novels Club! With 9 stories by students at Michigan State University and the East Lansing Area, this volume is our largest one yet! In our classic,... More > melting pot fashion, we bring comic creators of various levels to share their stories and inspire others! Whether you're into mysteries, adventures, furry animals, archers or butt kicking action, this one's sure to please!< Less
Hamlet: The Novel By Alan W. Lehmann
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When Norwegian warrior Prince Fortinbras enters Elsinore, the capital of sixteenth-century Denmark, he finds not a stable kingdom but a scene of bloody carnage—one including the murder of the... More > entire Danish royal family. Assuming the throne of Denmark, Fortinbras tasks Prince Hamlet’s trusted friend Horatio with explaining the events that led to the chaos. Loyal to his friend and nation, Horatio accepts the duty, determined to record the truth. What follows is a tale of ambition, lust, conspiracy, murder, and revenge. In response to the death of his father, Hamlet begins a desperate search for justice, hampered by the hazards of a seemingly relentless and tragic fate and the threat of his own madness. Using contemporary language, this retelling of the classic Shakespearean play explores a timeless story of power, politics, and personal crisis in which love, courage, faith, and friendship are tested to their limits.< Less
Hamlet: The Novel By Alan W. Lehmann
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When Norwegian warrior Prince Fortinbras enters Elsinore, the capital of sixteenth-century Denmark, he finds not a stable kingdom but a scene of bloody carnage—one including the murder of the... More > entire Danish royal family. Assuming the throne of Denmark, Fortinbras tasks Prince Hamlet’s trusted friend Horatio with explaining the events that led to the chaos. Loyal to his friend and nation, Horatio accepts the duty, determined to record the truth. What follows is a tale of ambition, lust, conspiracy, murder, and revenge. In response to the death of his father, Hamlet begins a desperate search for justice, hampered by the hazards of a seemingly relentless and tragic fate and the threat of his own madness. Using contemporary language, this retelling of the classic Shakespearean play explores a timeless story of power, politics, and personal crisis in which love, courage, faith, and friendship are tested to their limits.< Less
George Gissing Classics: The Unclassed By George Gissing
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The Unclassed, by George Gissing, was published in 1994. There is an obvious improvement in style and characterisation if compared to the earlier works of the writer. The Unclassed is often classed... More > with Gissing's contemporary Hardy and other giants of the era. At times, the hand is a bit too heavy. Largely, the primary reason for reading this book is for another peek into the manners and values of late 19th century England. A glance at Gissing's biography explains much of his emphasis on transcending the shackles of position, and pounding points of honor and virtue. A layman might find the reading bit too much, for the reading might demand a bit of academic exercise. If you rejoice in reading serious classic literature, this is the book for you.< Less
Emile Zola Classics: Nana By Emile Zola
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Nana tells the story of Nana Coupeau's rise from streetwalker to high-class cocotte during the last three years of the French Second Empire. Nana first appears in the end of L'Assommoir (1877),... More > another of Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, in which she is portrayed as the daughter of an abusive drunk; in the end, she is living in the streets and just beginning a life of prostitution. The new novel opens with a night at the Théâtre des Variétés. The Exposition Universelle (1867) has just opened its doors. Nana is 15 years old (the number 18 mentioned in the book is not more than a fig leaf). Zola had taken care to make this clear to his readers by publishing an elaborate family tree of the Rougon-Macquarts in the newspaper Le Bien Public in 1878 when he started writing Nana. Zola describes in detail the performance of La blonde Vénus, a fictional operetta modelled after Offenbach's La belle Hélène, in which Nana is cast as the lead.< Less
Classic Readers: The Amethyst Box By Anna Katharine Green
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The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green is a thrilling mystery story which follows the plot of finding the clue to the secret. The Amethyst Box is a fine example of the meticulously plotted classic... More > mysteries that comprise Green's remarkable body of work.It is believed that Anna Katharine Green was the first female writer of the detective stories. Like her most of the stories, The Amethyst Box is a complex mystery novel in which a detective endeavours hard to find the clues which joined together lead to the solving of the mystery. The storyline is compelling and the element of suspense highly emphatic. The curiosity among the readers continue to increase with every ensuing event to make the plot more complex. If you are fond of reading mystery and suspense novels, this is the book for you.< Less
Emile Zola Classics: Fruitfulness By Emile Zola
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"Fruitfulness" by Emile Zola is the first of a series of four works in which M. Zola proposes to embody what he considers to be the four cardinal principles of human... More > life. "Fruitfulness," says M. Zola, "creates the home. Thence springs the city. From the idea of citizenship comes that of the fatherland; and love of country, in minds fed by science, leads to the conception of a wider and vaster fatherland, comprising all the peoples of the earth. Of these three stages in the progress of mankind, the fourth still remains to be attained. I have thought then of writing, as it were, a poem in four volumes, in fou chants, in which I shall endeavor to sum up the philosophy of all my work.< Less

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