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by Zora Neale Hurston
- Autor: Zora Neale Hurston
One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting...
Number of pages: ~ 232 pages
by J.D. Salinger
- Autor: J.D. Salinger
The mystery writer, at the peak of his career, announced his retirement and settled far from worldly temptations in a remote American province. Salinger's only novel, "The Catcher in the Rye" was a turning point in the history of literature world. Both the name of the novel, and the name of its main character, Holden Caulfield, became code for many generations of young rebels, from beatniks and hippies to modern radical youth movements....
Number of pages: ~ 240 pages
by Lewis Carroll
- Autor: Lewis Carroll
Lucy Carroll's literary masterpiece "The Snark Hunt", in which more than a hundred years remained in the shadow of two "Alice", and modern writer's opinion was about him as a "delusional and harmless flight of fantasy." Current researchers of creativity believe that "The Snark Hunt" is not only a great triumph, but also the central work of classical English nonsense poetry. In this edition, in addition to "The Hunt for the Snark" in the best translation of G. Kruzhkov, presents the stories of Carroll, as well as a collection of articles and messages entitled "Food for the mind."...
Number of pages: ~ 148 pages
by Jane Austen
- Autor: Jane Austen
The novel "Mansfield Park" belongs to the mature period of creativity of the famous English writers Jane Austen, the authors of such elegant and flashing novels as "Pride and Warning", "Reason of Reason", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey". In it, Austin is artfully depicted with brilliance and her amazing irony. In the estate "Mansfield Park", where they take on the upbringing of Fanny Price, there is a general disagreement and misunderstanding. Greed and selfishness drives people’s actions here. However, thanks to the kindness, selflessness and perseverance Fanny manages to overcome all the...
Number of pages: ~ 363 pages
by Algernon Blackwood
- Autor: Algernon Blackwood
Two pleasant days in a boat on the Danube, enjoy its beauty and decide to spend the night on a small island. Gradually they are killed in that they were in ignorance and in a hostile world....
Number of pages: ~ 60 pages
by Carveth Read
- Autor: Carveth Read
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery....
Number of pages: ~ 345 pages
by Brother of the Resurrection Lawrence
- Autor: Brother of the Resurrection Lawrence
Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered for himself the greatest secret of life in the kingdom of God here on earth. This is the art of "practicing God's presence in one simple act that never ends." He has always declared that it is God who draws himself in the depths of our souls. We just need to open our hearts to receive Him, and His loving presence. As a humble cook, moving every day through daily duties, Brother Lawrence learned an important lesson: "The time he spent in communion with God must be the same, despite the surrounding turmoil in the kitchen with a few...
by Alexander Hamilton
- Autor: Alexander Hamilton
Among the masterpieces of political thought in the West, "Articles of the Federalists" occupy a special, perhaps, unique place. Although neither Hamilton, nor Madison, nor Jay were political philosophers in the proper sense of the word, in terms of the scope and symmetry of their collective theoretical thinking, they are hardly inferior to anyone of their fellow Enlightenment. Over time, the Articles of the Federalists not only did not lose their meaning, but on the contrary, they only became firmly established in their "modernity" as for American political and public life, where they serve...
by Jane Austen
- Autor: Jane Austen
Mr. and Mrs. Allen invite a young, naive, never leaving a village home, Catherine Morland to visit them in Bath. There she is busy with the eccentric general Tinley, his son Henry Tinley, his daughter Elenor Tinley. Catherine is invited to the general’s family estate - Northanger Abbey, where the girl, a lover of Gothic novels, imagines the sinister secrets and horrors surrounding the general’s family. The reality will be much more prosaic....
Number of pages: ~ 190 pages
by Ambrose Bierce
- Autor: Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Peyton Farquhar, a confederate sympathizer, stands to be hanged for his role in a plot to demolish Owl Creek Bridge. As he awaits death, Farquhar considers the possibility of escape; the chances of slipping his bonds, swimming to safety, and returning to his family. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge recounts the final moments before Farquhar is hanged, exploring the feelings of a man facing his death, and the close relationship between life and death. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library...
Number of pages: ~ 26 pages