The Children Tales of Beatrix Potter: Twenty Two Illustrated Tales by Beatrix Potter.
Beatrix Potter created some of the best-loved children’s stories of all time, the first of which was... More > published in 1902, have been a joy to generations of young readers. This collection contains 22 tales and verses together--complete and unabridged--in one book.
All the original illustrations, both color and black and white, are included.
The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published to enable them to be read in the proper sequence, from A Tale of Peter Rabbit to Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes.
It is 110 years since the Tale of Peter Rabbit first enchanted children and 150 million copies of the original story have been sold.
This will warm the hearts of those who remember her fondly from their childhoods and those who discover for the first time the magic of these timeless tales.< Less
Uncle Remus Stories was first published in 1906 by Joel Chandler Harris, is presented here with full illustrations by A.B . Frost and Harry Rowntree.
Uncle Remus is a collection of animal stories,... More > songs, and oral folklore, collected from Southern United States African-Americans. Many of the stories are didactic, much like those of Aesop's Fables and the stories of Jean de La Fontaine. Uncle Remus is a kindly old former slave who serves as a storytelling device, passing on the folktales to children gathered around him.
Br'er Rabbit ("Brother Rabbit") is the main character of the stories, a likable character, prone to tricks and trouble-making who is often opposed by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. In one tale, Br'er Fox constructs a lump of tar and puts clothing on it. When Br'er Rabbit comes along he addresses the "tar baby" amiably, but receives no response. Br'er Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as Tar Baby's lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck.< Less
The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere from the Spanish of José Rizal By Charles Derbyshire.
Recorded in the history of human sufferings is a cancer of so malignant... More > a character that the least touch irritates it and awakens in it the sharpest pains. Thus, how many times, when in the midst of modern civilizations I have wished to call thee before me, now to accompany me in memories, now to compare thee with other countries, hath thy dear image presented itself showing a social cancer like to that other!
Desiring thy welfare, which is our own, and seeking the best treatment, I will do with thee what the ancients did with their sick, exposing them on the steps of the temple so that every one who came to invoke the Divinity might offer them a remedy.
And to this end, I will strive to reproduce thy condition faithfully, without discriminations.< Less
How the Steel Was Tempered (Russian: Как закалялась сталь, Kak zakalyalas' stal' ) is a... More > socialist realist novel written by Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904–1936). Pavel ("Pavka") Korchagin is the central character.
Nikolay Ostrovsky, the Soviet writer, is the author of the novel “How the Steel was Tempered,” one of the most famous books in the USSR. Ostrovsky is praised for his extraordinary spirit.
He was blind and invalid due to a serious disease, but still he managed to create his articles and novels. Friends and colleagues of the author confessed that his life was a true feat.< Less