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Download The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding PDF

By Henry Fielding

A foundling of mysterious parentage stated through Mr Allworthy on his kingdom property, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the possible impossible Sophia Western, the attractive daughter of the neighbouring squire – even though he occasionally succumbs to the charms of the neighborhood ladies. but if his amorous escapades earn the disapproval of his benefactor, Tom is banished to make his personal fortune. Sophia, in the meantime, is decided to prevent an prepared marriage to Allworthy's scheming nephew and escapes from her rambunctious father to persist with Tom to London.

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Download The Mayor of Casterbridge (Bantam Classic reissue) by Thomas Hardy PDF

By Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge used to be first released in 1886. this can be the textual content of the 1912 Wessex edition.

From its astounding opening–the remarkable scene during which drunken Michael Henchard sells his spouse and daughter to a passing sailor at a county fair–to the breathtaking sequence of discoveries at its end, The Mayor of Casterbridge claims a distinct position between Thomas Hardy’s most interesting and strongest novels.

Rooted in an exact case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the tale construct into an amazing Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, within which the robust, willful Henchard rises to a place of wealth and power–only to undergo a so much sour downfall.

Proud, obsessed, finally devoted to his personal destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has acknowledged, “Hardy’s Lord Jim…his purely tragic hero and one of many maximum tragic heroes in all fiction.

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Download Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by John Sutherland PDF

By John Sutherland

Girl Chatterley's Lover. The Blue Lagoon. Portnoy's grievance. The Da Vinci Code. For the final century, the tastes and personal tastes of the typical reader were mirrored within the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very brief advent takes an enticing glance through the lists to bare what we have now been reading--and why. John Sutherland exhibits that bestseller lists visual display unit one of many most powerful pulses in glossy literature and are for this reason useful of significant research. Exploring the connection among bestsellers and the models, ideologies, and cultural matters of the day, the booklet comprises brief case-studies and vigorous summaries of bestsellers over the years: from In His Steps--now nearly completely forgotten, however the largest all-time bestseller among 1895 and 1945--to long past with the Wind, The Andromeda pressure, and The Da Vinci Code. Discussing either vintage and modern novels, along a few wonderful titles and long-forgotten names. Sutherland lifts the lid at the bestseller undefined, revealing what makes a booklet right into a bestseller and what separates bestsellers from canonical fiction.


His amiable trawl during the heritage of well known books is usually exciting Scott Pack, the days breezily enjoyable Kevin strength, Irish instances (Dublin) Sutherland successfully demanding situations the belief book's advertisement good fortune by some means invalidates both its author's integrity or the severe acumen of its readers. as a substitute we're provided a believable imaginative and prescient of the blockbuster or the bodice-ripper as narrative in its purest shape. Jonathan Keates, TLS

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Download The Life of William Shakespeare: The Classic Unabridged by Sidney Lee PDF

By Sidney Lee

This conscientiously crafted publication: “The lifetime of William Shakespeare” is formatted to your eReader with a sensible and exact desk of contents.

Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare via the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This ebook, first released in 1898, was once a right away renowned luck and used to be appeared for far of the 20th century because the most fulfilling account of Shakespeare's existence then available.

Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was once an English biographer and critic. He was once a lifelong student and fanatic of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare within the fifty-first quantity of the Dictionary of nationwide Biography shaped the foundation of his lifetime of William Shakespeare. This full-length existence is usually credited because the first smooth biography of the poet.

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Download A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle PDF

By Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A examine in Scarlet, growing a global icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this first actual Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the confusing line “You were in Afghanistan, I perceive,” and so starts Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic personality. In A learn in Scarlet, Doyle offers both confusing mysteries for Holmes to resolve: one a homicide that occurs within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting observe Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. opting for up the “scarlet thread of homicide working throughout the colourless skein of life,” Holmes demonstrates his uncanny knack for locating the reality, tapping into powers of deduction that also captivate readers today.

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Download Hushabye (Kate Redman Mysteries, Book 1) by Celina Grace PDF

By Celina Grace

A lacking child. A murdered lady. A case the place each person has whatever to hide...

Hushabye (A Kate Redman secret) is the hot novel from crime author Celina Grace, writer of misplaced women and the home on Fever Street.

On the 1st day of her new activity within the West nation, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman unearths herself investigating the abduction of Charlie Fullman, the infant son of a prosperous entrepreneur and his trophy spouse. it kind of feels a simple case... yet as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they discover murky secrets and techniques and a number of causes for the crime.

Kate reveals the case mentioning painful stories of her personal prior secrets and techniques. As she confronts the reality approximately herself, her expanding emotional instability threatens either her hard-won occupation good fortune and the chance that they're going to ever locate Charlie Fullman alive...

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Download The Merchant of Venice (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

The gorgeous Portia has many suitors inside of Venetian society, between them the younger nobleman Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune. wanting to win Portia’s center, Bassanio borrows funds from Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, and turns to Antonio, a filthy rich service provider who has helped him some time past, to assure the personal loan. Shylock has the same opinion, merely with harsh terms—if Antonio doesn't pay off the mortgage by way of the due date, Shylock will take a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author identified. drastically well known in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his dying, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of discussion became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in publication construction and celebrating interpreting in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Download Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without by Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey PDF

By Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey

The 50 works of English (and American) Literature handled during this booklet are all thought of classics, reverently taught in our faculties, studied through researchers. The authors contend that those dull, pretentious, and/or badly written works don't deserve their severe acclaim. This publication comprises an essay on all the 50 works, explaining why shall we do with out it.

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Download Frankenstein (Student Edition) by Mary Shelley PDF

By Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's vintage story, the tale of Victor Frankenstein and the horror he unleashes while a systematic scan is going catastrophically awry, has been a favourite on highschool literature curricula for generations. This version of Shelley's masterpiece deals:

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-Questions in regards to the textual content after each few chapters cost your comprehension

-Quizzes all through assist you organize for standardized assessments with SAT- and ACT-style questions utilizing vocabulary and grammar from the book

-Sample writing activates and essays on the finish consultant you thru the weather of an above-average, ordinary, and below-average essay-and clarify why!

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Download Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated Edition) (The Novels of by Jane Austen, C.E. Brock PDF

By Jane Austen, C.E. Brock


This detailed version of Sense and Sensibility comprises the well-known illustrations by way of Charles Edmond Brock, created in 1898. Brock and his brothers have been all winning illustrators of the day and infrequently posed for every different utilizing costumes, props and furnishings of their Cambridge studio. Brock's more youthful brother, Henry, additionally illustrated Austen's books and joined him in illustrating different Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions.

Sense and Sensibility, first released in 1811, was once Austen's first released novel. the tale revolves round the Misses Dashwood, Elinor and Marianne, left in decreased conditions after their father's demise. Their new house is a cottage on a far off relative's estate, the place they adventure either romance and heartbreak.

Marianne meets the rushing John Willoughby who courts her with poetry and plant life. in the meantime, staid, sober neighbor Colonel Brandon additionally falls in love with Marianne, yet she makes her choice for his rival transparent. Elinor is in love with the diffident Edward Ferrars, a tender guy of excellent breeding and excessive ethical status. Their sentiments are relatively suitable yet his bold sister Fanny has different plans for him and works to split those kindred souls.

As real love reveals its option to persevering over all hindrances, the impetuous sister profits adulthood and stability and the wary sister has her emotional awakening.

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