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The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or possibly for Children and Sensible Adults) By Kenneth Grahame et al.
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An annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the middle Thames, the Wild Wood and River Bank, and the incorrigible Mr Toad; made richer yet by historical and literary cross-references by... More > two historians who have loved the book all their lives long.< Less
The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or possibly for Children and Sensible Adults) By Kenneth Grahame et al.
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An annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the middle Thames, the Wild Wood and River Bank, and the incorrigible Mr Toad; made richer yet by historical and literary cross-references by... More > two historians who have loved the book all their lives long.< Less
Amelia By Henry Fielding
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Amelia is a sentimental novel written by Henry Fielding. Amelia follows the life of Amelia and Captain William Booth after they are married. It contains many allusions to classical literature and... More > focuses on the theme of marriage and feminine intelligence, but Fielding's stance on gender issues cannot be determined because of the lack of authorial commentary discussing the matter. Although the novel received praise from many writers and critics, it received more criticism from Fielding's competition, possibly resulting from the "paper war" in which the author was involved.< Less
THE O'BANNION ARCHIVES By BRENDAN SOMERS
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The O'Bannion Archives is a quasi historical surreal detective story wrapped in a cloud of literary, philosophic and political allusions and illusions. Horror and humour combine with densely textured... More > character studies in this account of what must surely be the twentieth century's most bizarre and inimitable detective.< Less
The Garden Party, and Other Stories By Katherine Mansfield
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In deceptively simple language, Katherine Mansfield illuminates complicated relationships and profound, often troubling, ideas. Couples who marry for ambiguous reasons, lovers who persistently... More > misunderstand one another, women who cling to unrealized dreams and unrecognized prejudices -- Mansfield captures the telling moments of her character's lives in precise, luminous detail. The fifteen stories in this collection range from "At the Bay", an impressionistic evocation of family life set in her native New Zealand, to "Miss Brill", the story of a lonely woman devastated by the mockery of pair of young lovers. The title story, an ironic vignette about a society woman briefly touched by the real world at the funeral of her working-class neighbor, is an experiment with voices, viewpoints, and allusions that continues to surprise and delight readers even today.< Less
A Tribute to Greatness: The Vanity Tour By Alexandra Elise Green
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This is a work of experimental fiction, aiming to stretch the boundaries of what is accepted as absurd. To clarify, absurd is the name, satire is the game. This collection of short stories, poetry,... More > allusions, and practical jokes seeks to break of the monotony of daily life and provide to you, the reader, something to take your mind off of the boring reality we all live in today! So, join the exploits of ghosts, pirates, ghostly pirates, pantomime horses, historical figures, and a plethora of other memorable characters in "A Tribute to Greatness: The Vanity Tour"< Less
A Tribute to Greatness: The Vanity Tour By Alexandra Elise Green
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This is a work of experimental fiction, aiming to stretch the boundaries of what is accepted as absurd. To clarify, absurd is the name, satire is the game. This collection of short stories, poetry,... More > allusions, and practical jokes seeks to break of the monotony of daily life and provide to you, the reader, something to take your mind off of the boring reality we all live in today! So, join the exploits of ghosts, pirates, ghostly pirates, pantomime horses, historical figures, and a plethora of other memorable characters in "A Tribute to Greatness: The Vanity Tour"< Less
HISTORY OF EGYPT BOOK C CHALDEA, SYRIA, BABYLONIA, AND ASSYRIA By W. KING H.R. HALL
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Up to five years ago our knowledge of Elam and of the part she played in the ancient world was derived, in the main, from a few allusions to the country to be found in the records of Babylonian and... More > Assyrian kings. It is true that a few inscriptions of the native rulers had been found in Persia, but they belonged to the late periods of her history, and the majority consisted of short dedicatory formulae and did not supply us with much historical information. But the excavations carried on since then by M. de Morgan at Susa have revealed an entirely new chapter of ancient Oriental history, and have thrown a flood of light upon the position occupied by Elam among the early races of the East.< Less
Penguin Island By Anatole France
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Penguin Island (1908; French: L'Île des Pingouins) is a satirical fictional history by Nobel Prize winning French author Anatole France. It is about a fictitious island of great auks. The... More > history begins when a wayward Christian missionary monk accidentally lands on the island and sees the great auks as a sort of Greek pre-Christian pagan society. Partly blind, he mistakes the animals for people and baptizes them. This mistake causes a problem for The Lord who normally only allows people to be baptized, so he resolves it by converting the great auks to people and giving them a soul. Thus begins the great auk history. Scattered throughout are allusions to real historical people such as Columba and Saint Augustine, as well as fictitious characters who represent historical people. Penguin Island is a critique of human nature. Reproduction of the 1909 Edition in English.< Less
Penguin Island By Anatole France
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Penguin Island (1908; French: L'Île des Pingouins) is a satirical fictional history by Nobel Prize winning French author Anatole France. It is about a fictitious island of great auks. The... More > history begins when a wayward Christian missionary monk accidentally lands on the island and sees the great auks as a sort of Greek pre-Christian pagan society. Partly blind, he mistakes the animals for people and baptizes them. This mistake causes a problem for The Lord who normally only allows people to be baptized, so he resolves it by converting the great auks to people and giving them a soul. Thus begins the great auk history. Scattered throughout are allusions to real historical people such as Columba and Saint Augustine, as well as fictitious characters who represent historical people. Penguin Island is a critique of human nature. Reproduction of the 1909 Edition in English.< Less

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