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The Ape, the Idiot & Other People
From the very beginning, the author was striving to study the human soul, phenomena and conditions that arise in moments of deep nervous tension and frustration. He was very interested (including, apparently, for personal reasons) the phenomenon of deviant behavior, its forms, origins and hidden causes. This is probably why his stories are so densely populated by “deviant” heroes. From the position of a “normal” person, their actions, thoughts and deeds are difficult to explain, but in their own way they are consistent and logical. The author constantly asks himself questions: what is the...
Number of pages: ~ 194 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by Henrik Ibsen
An Enemy of the People
Dr. Thomas Stockman is a respected resident of a coastal town in southern Norway where healing waters have just opened. His brother Peter is the head of the city, the police chief and chairman of the resort. The resort is extremely important for residents, as the influx of tourists promises to be a source of prosperity for the entire city. However, some time after the start of its work, Stockman discovers that wastewater from the sewage gets into the healing waters, as a result of which tourists who come for treatment get serious illnesses....
Number of pages: ~ 135 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

by Molière
The Imaginary Invalid
  • Humor
  • 1673
  • Autor: Molière
The last play of the French comedian Jean-Baptiste Moliere, in which he played his last role. The hero of the ballet comedy, Argan, is either a home tyrant who purposely invented the disease, or a lonely eccentric trying to hide from the indifference of the world around him. Lists of medicines and procedures become the backdrop for various battles - for whom to marry a daughter, how can a young lover find a common language with a stubborn old man and how to evaluate medicine......
Number of pages: ~ 108 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.9/5

The Happy Prince and Other Tales
The collection "The Happy Prince and Other Tales" by Oscar Wilde, a famous English writer of the 19th century, is a classic example of English prose. The fabulous motives and the “decorative” style of narration conceal the most important moral problems. The fairy tales reflected the aesthetic views of Oscar Wilde on art, the task of which the writer saw the creation of beauty, inaccessible to real life....
Number of pages: ~ 76 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

The Playboy of the Western World
One night, a young man enters an Irish tavern and informs local residents from the threshold that he killed his despot dad - he broke his skull with a spade. Instead of being horrified and sending the young man to the police, he is declared a daredevil and a hero. Here the local princess Pegin Mike is in charge - the daughter of the owner of the establishment: as befits a real princess, she is reasonable and domineering. And, as soon as the murderer Christy Mehawn appears in the village, she declares him her employee. John Millington Singh claimed that he wrote primarily a play about the life...
Number of pages: ~ 89 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Henrik Ibsen
Hedda Gabler
Gedda Gabler, first of all, the daughter of her father, General Gabler, who, apparently, was an outstanding person. She would like to become like him. But female lack of freedom interferes with her. Hedda could choose with her motto, “Don't Touch Me.” She is one of those who are organically disgusted by not only physical, but also spiritual human “touch”, even if it comes to a man with whom, as she herself thinks, she is in love. This man is Eilert Levborg, now a successful author. Everything earthly for her went and is ugly. She needs beauty. She is looking for a hero, which, of course, is...
Number of pages: ~ 164 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by George Rawlinson
Ancient Egypt
  • History
  • 1886
  • Autor: George Rawlinson
The history of ancient Egypt has about 40 centuries. Temporary borders begin in the 4th century and end with the Arab conquest in the 7th century. Ancient Egypt left a huge cultural heritage for world civilization; works of his art were exported to various parts of the world in ancient times and were widely copied by masters of other countries. Original architectural forms - magnificent pyramids, temples, palaces and obelisks inspired the imagination of travelers and explorers for many centuries....
Number of pages: ~ 408 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4/5

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The Antichrist
The book is built as a protest of the philosophy against the inappropriately declared Christian church, the principles and real practical Christian church in the stories, as well as the inconsistency of reality. The text of the Antichrist actively criticizes the apostle Paul, who, according to Nietzsche, revealed God and gave in the Gospel "the most represented of all unused people - the undoubted teaching of personal immortality." Nietzsche confirms that Paul used to be a hallucination for proving the afterlife of Jesus Christ, and called the faithful in his teaching idiots....
Number of pages: ~ 96 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2/5

by Leigh Richmond
Prologue to an Analogue
  • Fiction
  • 1961
  • Autor: Leigh Richmond
Finnagle law shows that in many cases we do not get the effect that we planned. But ... there is a flip side to this famous law ......
Number of pages: ~ 23 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4 out of 5

by Randall Garrett
The Destroyers
  • Fiction
  • 1959
  • Autor: Randall Garrett
Any war consists of a horde of personal tragedies, but a more complete picture is the tragedy of the death of a way of life. For a lifestyle - good, bad or indifferent - exists because it is very loved ......
Number of pages: ~ 21 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2 out of 5