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by William Strunk
- Autor: William Strunk
This updated 2018 Classic Edition contains the original version of William Strunk's The Elements of Style, plus a variety of enhancements that make this book even more useful. It is now being used as a textbook in classes at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere. Generations of college students and writers have learned the basics of English grammar from this short book. It was rated "one of the 100 most influential books written in English" by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should...
Number of pages: ~ 56 pages
by Agatha Christie
- Autor: Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot receives a letter from a South American millionaire asking for help. Could not have time to save the unfortunate man in the golf course. You should have killed a millionaire....
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The book includes the famous story by Arthur Conan Doyle “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1902), the plot of which is based on a randomly heard author. The investigation of the strange origin is a consequence of the attack on monstrous dogs, which predetermine the persecution of family Baskervilles. The mystery of the family portrait, jealousy, the struggle for the inheritance and explicit recognition in the finale of the narrative create a unique flavor of one of the best works of the detective genre. You can read the book The Hound of the Baskervilles for free. To read the book of the...
Number of pages: ~ 128 pages
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Autor: Frances Hodgson Burnett
You don't need to love your parents. It seems that there will be nothing good in this life. Fate stretches the heroine of the book....
Number of pages: ~ 384 pages
by Jane Austen
- Autor: Jane Austen
What is the love of a strong woman? FEELING? Not blind, animal passion, not timid humility, but - feeling? Proud, full of dignity, fully self-aware What is woman's love weak? Sensitivity? Fragile tenderness, as if from books and romances? Willingness to sacrifice yourself - but the inability to fight for yourself? Is there a man's love? The one that is neither a feeling nor a sensitivity? Strength and weakness at the same time? And - nothing more...
Number of pages: ~ 448 pages
by Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe - The hero of the novels of Daniel Defoe, the first two of which were published in 1719. The first book about Robinson gave rise to the classic English novel and spawned the fashion for pseudo-documentary prose; it is often called the first "authentic" novel in English. This literary character has a real prototype - Alexander Selkirk, the boatswain of the ship "Cinque Ports" ("Senk Por"), distinguished by an extremely quarrelsome and quarrelsome character. Selkirk was landed in 1704, at his request, on an uninhabited island, supplied with weapons, food, seeds and tools....
Number of pages: ~ 352 pages
by Charles Dickens
- Autor: Charles Dickens
English writer Charles Dickens is understandable and dear to readers of all generations and nationalities. And this is not surprising, since he wrote about what is well known to everyone: about good and evil, about family values, about punishment of vices and the reward of virtue. The ingenious imagination of Dickens gave him the opportunity to survive many lives for his heroes. The fate of one of them - Oliver Twist had a difficult fate, but this crafty, touching and pure soul boy, having gone through Fegin’s thieves' school, having endured many adversities and dangers, was nevertheless...
Number of pages: ~ 454 pages
by Louisa May Alcott
- Autor: Louisa May Alcott
This story is about a little warmth in life. This beautiful book is like a mixture of depression, blues and melancholy. Sisters March, girls from an impoverished American family of the late 19th century, seeking to become worthy love of their parents. Each heroine is a jewel of narration with its own character, aspirations. Serious beauty Margaret, windy with the boyish character of Joe, good Bess, refined Emmy; they all love their family, everyone has their own talent and zest. Like the murmur of a stream. She is inspired and delivers a lot of pleasant moments....
by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
- Autor: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Publication of the work "For the grandiose work and evil" in 1886 in the light of the modern philosophical views of Friedrich Nietzsche. He clearly and boldly rejects all the customs and thoughts of God, good and evil. Nietzsche demonstrates that the Christian world is immersed in false piety and infection by “slave morality.” In this innovative work, the philosophical and literary talents of Nietzsche are at the highest point of realization. Mortal irony and sparkling wit, he explodes the accumulated experience over centuries, which has become generally accepted metaphysics, moral and...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages
by Kate Chopin
- Autor: Kate Chopin
Awakening is one of the greatest works in American literature. Released in 1899, the novel shocked readers and critics. The author was accused of disorder. She was not banned. Kate Chopin for a long time went unnoticed. "Awakening" was recognized only many years later. Brilliant beauty Edna Pontellier, together with her husband and two wonderful kids, spend the summer in the Grand Isle resort town Eddie's unexpected encounter with Robert, a charming young man, suddenly changed by the calm and measured life of a woman....
Number of pages: ~ 156 pages