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Politics and the English Language and other essays
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The essays with publication dates are: Politics and the English language (1946) Politics vs. Literature: an examination of Gulliver's Travels (1946) The prevention of literature (1946) Why I write (1946) Writers and Leviathan (1948) Poetry and the microphone (1943) Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism,...
Number of pages: ~ 164 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Albert Camus
L'Étranger
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L'Étranger est le premier roman d’Albert Camus, paru en 1942. Il prend place dans la tétralogie que Camus nommera « cycle de l’absurde » qui décrit les fondements de la philosophie camusienne : l’absurde. Jugé, reconnu coupable de meurtre avec préméditation, condamné à mort et exécuté, on ne saura jamais pourquoi Meursault a tué. Il assiste à son procès comme si c'était un autre qu'on jugeait. Une profonde réflexion sur l'être et la vie. Albert Camus (7 November, 1913—4 January 1960) was a French-Algerian author, journalist, and playwright best known for his absurdist works The Stranger...
Number of pages: ~ 72 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

Anne of The Island (Anne of Green Gables #3)
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  • Fiction
  • 1921
  • Autor: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. The girls spend their first year in boardinghouses and decide to set up house...
Number of pages: ~ 132 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 5/5

by George Orwell
Homage to Catalonia
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Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War. . . . Orwell served as a private, a corporal (cabo) and—when the informal command structure of the militia gave way to a conventional hierarchy in May 1937—as a lieutenant, on a provisional basis, in Catalonia and Aragon from December 1936 until June 1937. In June 1937, the leftist political party with whose militia he served (the POUM, the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, an anti-Stalinist communist party) was declared an illegal organisation, and Orwell was...
Number of pages: ~ 257 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #4)
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King Caspian is now well on in years, and has a son and heir, Prince Rilian. Rilian, however, disappeared from Narnia under mysterious and sinister circumstances, and has been missing for some years. He must be found. Clive Staples or C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British literary scholar and novelist. He was a fellow of Magdalen College, a prestigious school at Oxford University. His strong religious background influenced such books as "The Problem of Pain" and "The Screwtape Letters". He is better known for his adult science fiction trilogy: "Out of a Silent Planet", "Perelandra", and "That...
Number of pages: ~ 256 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Cyril M. Kornbluth
The Marching Morons
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  • Fiction
  • 1951
  • Autor: Cyril M. Kornbluth
"The Marching Morons" is a look at a far future in which the world's population consists of five billion idiots and a few million geniuses—the precarious minority of the "elite" working desperately to keep things running behind the scenes. In his introduction to The Best of C.M. Kornbluth, Pohl states that "The Marching Morons" is a direct sequel to "The Little Black Bag": it is easy to miss this, as "Bag" is set in the contemporary present while "Morons" takes place several centuries from now, and there is no character who appears in both stories. The titular black bag in the first story is...
Number of pages: ~ 24 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by C. S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew
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"It is a very important story," Professor Lewis comments, "because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began." Two children, Polly and Digory, are spending their summer in London. But a chance encounter with Digory's Uncle Andrew takes them far from that city... C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British literary scholar and novelist. He was a fellow of Magdalen College, a prestigious school at Oxford University. His strong religious background influenced such books as "The Problem of Pain" and "The Screwtape Letters". He is better known for...
Number of pages: ~ 256 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 5/5

by C. S. Lewis
The Great Divorce
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The Great Divorce is a theological dream vision by C. S. Lewis, in which he reflects on the Christian conception of Heaven and Hell. Clive Staples or C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British literary scholar and novelist. He was a fellow of Magdalen College, a prestigious school at Oxford University. His strong religious background influenced such books as "The Problem of Pain" and "The Screwtape Letters". He is better known for his adult science fiction trilogy: "Out of a Silent Planet", "Perelandra", and "That Hideous Strength". This series is heavily influenced by Christian thinking and was...
Number of pages: ~ 126 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by Dashiell Hammett
The Dain Curse
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  • Fiction
  • 1929
  • Autor: Dashiell Hammett
The detective known only as The Continental Op investigates a theft of diamonds from the Leggett family of San Francisco. The plot involves a supposed curse on the Dain family, said to inflict sudden and violent deaths upon those in their vicinity. Edgar Leggett's wife is a Dain, as is his daughter Gabrielle Leggett. The detective untangles a web of robberies, lies and murder. It is discovered that Gabrielle Leggett is also involved in a mysterious religious cult and is addicted to drugs....
Number of pages: ~ 169 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms
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  • Fiction
  • 1929
  • Autor: Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I. The book, published in 1929, is a first-person account of American Frederic Henry, serving as a Lieutenant ("Tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army. The title is taken from a poem by 16th-century English dramatist George Peele. A Farewell to Arms is about a love affair between the expatriate American Henry and Catherine Barkley against the backdrop of the First World War, cynical soldiers, fighting and the displacement of populations. The publication of A Farewell to Arms cemented...
Number of pages: ~ 292 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5