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Honore de Balzac Classics: The Country Doctor By Honore de Balzac
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The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac revolves around Monsieur Benassis, who practices in a village called Voreppe at the base of the Grande Chartreuse Mountains. He is a seedy and unkempt, but very... More > kind-hearted, bachelor of 50 who lives with his authoritarian housekeeper. Benassis was brought up in the country, but had lived for many years in Paris where he enjoyed a dissipated life and loved two women. He left the first, only to learn later that she bore him a son and died of heart disease. Later his illegitimate son died. His second love, Evelina, broke off their engagement when her parents objected to the suitor’s sordid past. Benassis became very depressed and considered suicide. After visiting a monastery in the Grand Chartreuse region, he decided to move to Voreppe and devote his life to serving the poor rural people. He not only practices medicine, but over the years has also initiated a number of economic and community development projects in the area.< Less
Cow-Country: Classic American Western Novel By B.M. Bower
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An American Western Classic! In hot mid-afternoon when the acrid, gray dust cloud kicked up by the listless plodding of eight thousand cloven hoofs formed the only blot on the hard blue above the... More > Staked Plains, an ox stumbled and fell awkwardly under his yoke, and refused to scramble up when his driver shouted and prodded him with the end of a willow gad. "Call your master, Ezra," directed a quiet woman voice gone weary and toneless with the heat, and two restless children. "Don't beat the poor brute. He can't go any farther and carry the yoke, much less pull the wagon." B.M Bower had a gift for writing Westerns, weaving tales of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and romance - often with surprise endings. They are historical reminiscences of pioneers among the sage and bush, clearing the way for a new America. Add this exciting American classic to your Western library today!< Less
Classically Speaking By Patricia Fletcher
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Classically Speaking offers an approach for actors who wish to learn Neutral American Speech, and develop the skills necessary to adjust their speech to the particular demands of a wider range of... More > characters and texts. The extensive Neutral American section could serve English speakers from countries other than the US, including those from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and Great Britain, as well as advanced speakers of English as a Second Language (ESL) from around the globe. Classical American, Mid-Atlantic and Standard British dialects are also covered. An audio download link to more than 300 sound demonstrations and a dozen monologues recorded by professional actors is also included.< Less
A Country Doctor By Sarah Orne Jewett
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A Country Doctor is a fiction novel by American author Sarah Orne Jewett. The book, which was first published in 1884, was based off of the relationship between Jewett and her physician father. The... More > main character of A Country Doctor, Nan, is a young woman that encounters much strife when she decides to go against the traditional values of the day and become a doctor. The work has been compared to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward's Doctor Zay, which also depicted a woman seeking a medical career in the late 1800s.< Less
The Country Wife By William Wycherley
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The best known Restoration Comedy classic of them all, renowned as the smuttiest play ever written, banned from print for over 200 years and considered too outrageous to be performed at all. The... More > tale of one man's quest to bed the society ladies of London and the young, married, innocent, country wife of his old whoring partner, with a trick so new it has never been tried before. Packed with witty dialogue, innuendo, society one-upmanship, and copious helpings of bawdiness, the perfect recipe for the perfect Restoration Comedy. More titles and further details: www.century-17.com< Less
A Far Country By Winston Churchill
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Though American author Winston Churchill often focused on historical events as inspiration for his novels, his later work more often explored the way that events conspired to shape his characters'... More > opinions and values. In A Far Country, protagonist Hugh Paret enters his career as a corporate lawyer full of high-minded ideals, but begins to change his outlook as he gains experience in the business world.< Less
A Month In the Country By Ivan Turgenev
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A Month in the Country is a comedy in five acts by Ivan Turgenev. It was written in France between 1848 and 1850 and was first published in 1855. The play was not staged until 1872, when it was given... More > as a benefit performance for the Moscow actress E N Vasilyeva, who was keen to play the leading role of Natalya Petrovna.< Less
The Custom of the Country By Edith Wharton
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Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton's second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the... More > story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior décor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.< Less
The Country of the Dwarfs By Paul B. du Chaillu
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The fifth classic study of African wildlife, culture, and native tribes as they existed in the mid-1800s, written by the first European explorer to confirm the existence of gorillas and African... More > pygmies. Following on from his “My Apingi Kingdom,” “Stories of the Gorilla Country,” “Wild Life Under the Equator,” and “Lost in the Jungle,” adventurer Paul du Chaillu describes in vivid detail African life before the advent of European colonization, and the astonishing practices, culture, and environment which existed at that time. This work is particularly valuable as it shows, without prejudice or favor, Africa as it was, as seen by one of the first European explorers to set foot inside the interior of the Dark Continent.< Less
The Country of the Dwarfs By Paul B. du Chaillu
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The fifth classic study of African wildlife, culture, and native tribes as they existed in the mid-1800s, written by the first European explorer to confirm the existence of gorillas and African... More > pygmies. Following on from his “My Apingi Kingdom,” “Stories of the Gorilla Country,” “Wild Life Under the Equator,” and “Lost in the Jungle,” adventurer Paul du Chaillu describes in vivid detail African life before the advent of European colonization, and the astonishing practices, culture, and environment which existed at that time. This work is particularly valuable as it shows, without prejudice or favor, Africa as it was, as seen by one of the first European explorers to set foot inside the interior of the Dark Continent.< Less