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The Great Gatsby (Calibri Classics)

He was in love with the golden girl of a gilded era He was Jay Gatsby a self made millionaire who gave wild and lavish parties attended by strangers p In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars p p She was Daisy Buchanan a young rich beauty with bright eyes and a passionate mouth p p High in a white palace the King s daughter the Golden Girl Even her voice was full of money p p great novel of a glittering era of amazing richness and scope this is the most dazzling fiction we possess of the Jazz Age s reckless revels p p fable of the Roaring Twenties that will survive as a legend p


Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen first published in The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners upbringing morality education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman Mr Bennet living in Longbourn br Set in England in the late th century Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet s five unmarried daughters after two gentlemen have moved into their neighbourhood the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status conscious friend the even more rich and eligible Mr Darcy While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter Jane Darcy is disdainful of local society and repeatedly clashes with the Bennets lively second daughter Elizabeth br br BONUS br br Pride and Prejudice Audiobook br Illustrations about Pride and Prejudice br The Best Jane Austen Quotes


1984: Illustrated (The Evergreen Classics)

Nineteen Eighty Four is a dystopian novel published in by English author George Orwell The novel is set in Airstrip One formerly known as Great Britain a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation The superstate and its residents are dictated to by a political regime euphemistically named English Socialism shortened to Ingsoc in Newspeak the government s invented language The superstate is under the control of the privileged elite of the Inner Party a party and government that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrime which is enforced by the Thought Police


The Hobbit (Modern Classics On Cd)

Bilbo Baggins is a reasonably typical hobbit fond of sleeping eating drinking parties and presents However it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east to help slay the dragon Smaug His quest takes him through enchanted forests spiders lairs and under the Misty Mountains where he comes across the vile Gollum and tricks him out of his Precious a ring that makes its bearer invisible and wields a terrible power of its own br br J R R Tolkien s own description for the original edition br br If you care for journeys there and back out of the comfortable Western world over the edge of the Wild and home again and can take an interest in a humble hero blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing and the mountains were full of danger In following the path of this humble adventurer you will learn by the way as he did if you do not already know all about these things much about trolls goblins dwarves and elves and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period br br For Mr Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons conversed with the dragon Smaug the Magnificent and was present rather unwillingly at the Battle of the Five Armies This is all the more remarkable since he was a hobbit Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement But this account based on his personal memoirs of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now it is said becoming rather rare They do not like noise


Jane Eyre

i Jane Eyre i ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance she possesses an indomitable spirit a sharp wit and great courage She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian a harsh employer and a rigid social order All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester However there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors Ultimately the grand passion of Jane and Rochester is called upon to survive cruel revelation loss and reunion only to be confronted with tragedy


Romeo and Juliet

i Romeo and Juliet i is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families It was among Shakespeare s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with i Hamlet i is one of his most frequently performed plays Today the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers br br i Romeo and Juliet i belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as i The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet i by Arthur Brooke in and retold in prose in i Palace of Pleasure i by William Painter in Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters particularly Mercutio and Paris Believed to have been written between and the play was first published in a quarto version in The text of the first quarto version was of poor quality however and later editions corrected the text to conform more closely with Shakespeare s original br br BONUS br br The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Audiobook br Illustrations about William Shakespeare


Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics)

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not too distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen br br Guy Montag is a fireman His job is to burn books which are forbidden being the source of all discord and unhappiness Even so Montag is unhappy there is discord in his marriage Are books hidden in his house The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department armed with a lethal hypodermic escorted by helicopters is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books br br The Classic novel of a post literate future Fahrenheit is part of the Voyager Classic series It stands alongside Orwell s and Huxley s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization s enslavement by the media drugs and conformity br br Bradbury s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which forty years on from first publication still has the power to dazzle and shock br br Amazon com Review br In Fahrenheit Ray Bradbury s classic frightening vision of the future firemen don t put out fires they start them in order to burn books Bradbury s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal a place where trivial information is good and knowledge and ideas are bad Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs Don t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with That way lies melancholy br br Guy Montag is a book burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith His wife spends all day with her television family imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall Their dull empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next door neighbor Clarisse a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube When Clarisse disappears mysteriously Montag is moved to make some changes and starts hiding books in his home Eventually his wife turns him in and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books After fleeing to avoid arrest Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature br br Bradbury the author of more than short stories novels plays and poems including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man is the winner of many awards including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America Readers ages to will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide Neil Roseman br From Publishers Weekly br Starred Review After years of working as a fireman one who burns books and enjoys his work Guy Montag meets a young girl who makes him question his profession and the values of the society in which he lives Stephan Hoye s narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter his tone is low and ominous and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense He produces spot on voices and his versions of the gruff Captain Beatty the playful Clarisse and the fearful professor Faber are especially impressive A Ballantine paperback Aug br c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved br Review br Stephen Hoye s narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter his tone is low and ominous and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review


Little Women (Aladdin Classics)

The quintessential American family story i Little Women i captured readers hearts right from the start A bestseller from the time it was originally published in it is the story of the four March sisters Meg Beth Jo and Amy Louisa May Alcott recreates her own family s dramatic and sometimes comic experiences in this American novel inspiration for numerous dramatic and film versions


Wuthering Heights (Dream Classics)

Wuthering Heights is Emily Bront s only novel It was first published in under the pseudonym Ellis Bell and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres as an adjective wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather The narrative tells the tale of the all encompassing and passionate yet thwarted love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them


Brave New World (Petersen Taschenbücher Classics, #173)

Far in the future the World Controllers have created the ideal society Through clever use of genetic engineering brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill defined longing to break free A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old imperfect life still continues may be the cure for his br distress br br Huxley s ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece


Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice

Beloved by millions the world over i Pride amp Prejudice i is delightfully transformed in this bold new manga adaptation All of the joy heartache and romance of Jane Austen s original perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga ka Po Tse and faithfully adapted by Stacy E King


Frankenstein (Wordsworth Classics)

p Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare Frankenstein is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in p br p The novel has thus seared its way into the popular imagination while establishing itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction p


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Modern Library Classics)

Mark Twain s brilliant th century novel has long been recognized as one of the finest examples of American literature It brings back the irrepressible and free spirited Huck first introduced in i The Adventures of Tom Sawyer i and puts him center stage Rich in authentic dialect folksy humor and sharp social commentary Twain s classic tale follows Huck and the runaway slave Jim on an exciting journey down the Mississippi


Manga Classics: Les Misérables

Adapted for stage and screen loved by millions Victor Hugo s classic novel of love and tragedy set in th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition br br Gorgeous and expressive art brigns to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean Inspector Javert and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of b Les Mis rables b


The Secret Garden (Dream Classics)

Mary Lennox is a sour faced year old girl who is born in India to selfish wealthy British parents who had not wanted her and were too wrapped up in their own lives She was taken care of primarily by servants who pacify her as much as possible to keep her out of the way Spoiled and with a temper she is unaffectionate angry rude and obstinate Later there is a cholera epidemic which hits India and kills her mother father and all the servants She is discovered alone but alive after the house is empty She is sent to Yorkshire England to live with her uncle Archibald Craven at his home called Misselthwaite Manor


The Picture of Dorian Grey (Transatlantic Classics Collect)

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner Oscar Wilde s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author s most popular work The tale of Dorian Gray s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it rst appeared in but though Wilde was attacked for the novel s corrupting in uence he responded that there is in fact a terrible moral in i Dorian Gray i Just a few years later the book and the aesthetic moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde s homosexual liaisons which resulted in his imprisonment Of Dorian Gray s relationship to autobiography Wilde noted in a letter Basil Hallward is what I think I am Lord Henry what the world thinks me Dorian what I would like to be in other ages perhaps


Sense and Sensibility

It has been exactly years since Jane Austen published her first novel i Sense and Sensibility i In celebration of this bicentennial Mobile Classics has published this special digital edition of the classic novel A smart expertly wrought story with both comedy and depth i Sense and Sensibility i is one of the greatest romantic dramas ever written proving why Jane Austen is still one of our most popular authors almost years after her death br br This is the complete text unabridged meticulously edited and carefully formatted for a superb reading experience on the Kindle In addition we have included illustrations that both complement the text and educate the reader As with all books published by Mobile Classics this th anniversary edition of Sense and Sensibility takes full advantage of QUICKLink technology allowing you to navigate quickly and easily within the novel


Dracula (Wordsworth Classics)

p There he lay looking as if youth had been half renewed for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron grey the cheeks were fuller and the white skin seemed ruby red underneath the mouth was redder than ever for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck Even the deep burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood he lay like a filthy leech exhausted with his repletion p br p Thus Bram Stoker one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative describes the demonic subject of his chilling masterpiece Dracula a truly iconic and unsettling tale of vampirism p


Les Miserables (OBG Classics)

An epic novel of nineteenth century France Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean an ex convict who works to redeem his past Popularized by the film and musical the novel is a sweeping masterpiece of character adventure and emotion


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Fiction, Classics

It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope it was the winter of despair we had everything before us we had nothing before us we were all going direct to Heaven we were all going direct the other way in short the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received for good or for evil in the superlative degree of comparison only There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face on the throne of England there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face on the throne of France In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes that things in general were settled forever


The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire neither Offred s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful evocation of twenty first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood s devastating irony wit and astute perception


The Count of Monte Cristo (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas from Coterie Classics p All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book p p Life is a storm my young friend You will bask in the sunlight one moment be shattered on the rocks the next What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome Do your worst for I will do mine Then the fates will know you as we know you Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo br The Count of Monte Cristo is the classic adventure story of Edmond Dant s who is thrown in prison for a crime he did not commit p


Anna Karenina (Bantam Classics)

Anna Karenina has beauty social position wealth a husband and an adored son but her existence seems empty When she meets the dashing officer Count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature with devastating results One of the world s greatest novels Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal and a vivid richly textured panorama of nineteenth century Russia br br While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking quality of Tolstoy s writing Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a magnificent translation that is true to his powerful voice This award winning team s authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction a list of principal characters suggestions for further reading and full explanatory notes br br Beautiful vigorous and eminently readable this i Anna Karenina i will be the definitive rendition for generations to come


Emma

i Emma i by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance The novel was first published in December As in her other novels Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian Regency England she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters br br Before she began the novel Austen wrote I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like In the first sentence she introduces the title character as Emma Woodhouse handsome clever and rich Emma is spoiled headstrong and self satisfied she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people s lives and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray br br This novel has been adapted for several films many television programs and a long list of stage plays br br BONUS br br Emma Audiobook br Biography of Jane Austen br The Best Jane Austen Quotes


Harvard Classics Volume 22: The Odyssey, Homer

Contents br br The Odyssey by Homer br br br Also available br br The Complete Harvard Classics Collection Volumes The Harvard Classic Shelf Of Fiction br Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die Golden Deer Classics


Moby Dick (Graphic Classics)

On a previous voyage a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab Now the crew of the Pequod on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps must follow the mad Ahab into the abyss to satisfy his unslakeable thirst for vengeance Narrated by the cunningly observant crew member Ishmael Moby Dick is the tale of the hunt for the elusive omnipotent and ultimately mystifying white whale Moby Dick On its surface Moby Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth century whaler a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling replete with facts legends and trivia that Melville had gleaned from personal experience and scores of sources But as the quest for the whale becomes increasingly perilous the tale works on allegorical levels likening the whale to human greed moral consequence good evil and life itself Who is good The great white whale who like Nature asks nothing but to be left in peace Or the bold Ahab who like scientists explorers and philosophers fearlessly probes the mysteries of the universe Who is evil The ferocious man killing sea monster Or the revenge obsessed madman who ignores his own better nature in his quest to kill the beast Scorned by critics upon its publication Moby Dick was publicly derided during its author s lifetime Yet Melville s masterpiece has outlived its initial misunderstanding to become an American classic of unquestionably epic proportions br Includes unique illustrations br


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River It is set in the fictional town of St Petersburg inspired by Hannibal Missouri where Twain lived br br BONUS br br The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Audiobook br Biography of Mark Twain br The Best Mark Twain Quotes


Great Expectations (A to Z Classics)

In what may be Dickens s best novel humble orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman and one day under sudden and enigmatic circumstances he finds himself in possession of great expectations In this gripping tale of crime and guilt revenge and reward the compelling characters include Magwitch the fearful and fearsome convict Estella whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and the embittered Miss Havisham an eccentric jilted bride


Lolita (Everyman's Library Classics)

Lolita


Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)

At the heart of Catch resides the incomparable malingering bombardier Yossarian a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war br br His problem is Colonel Cathcart who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he s committed to flying he s trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions the very act of making the request proves that he s sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved


The Great Gatsby (Calibri Classics)

He was in love with the golden girl of a gilded era He was Jay Gatsby a self made millionaire who gave wild and lavish parties attended by strangers p In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars p p She was Daisy Buchanan a young rich beauty with bright eyes and a passionate mouth p p High in a white palace the King s daughter the Golden Girl Even her voice was full of money p p great novel of a glittering era of amazing richness and scope this is the most dazzling fiction we possess of the Jazz Age s reckless revels p p fable of the Roaring Twenties that will survive as a legend p


Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen first published in The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners upbringing morality education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman Mr Bennet living in Longbourn br Set in England in the late th century Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet s five unmarried daughters after two gentlemen have moved into their neighbourhood the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status conscious friend the even more rich and eligible Mr Darcy While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter Jane Darcy is disdainful of local society and repeatedly clashes with the Bennets lively second daughter Elizabeth br br BONUS br br Pride and Prejudice Audiobook br Illustrations about Pride and Prejudice br The Best Jane Austen Quotes


1984: Illustrated (The Evergreen Classics)

Nineteen Eighty Four is a dystopian novel published in by English author George Orwell The novel is set in Airstrip One formerly known as Great Britain a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation The superstate and its residents are dictated to by a political regime euphemistically named English Socialism shortened to Ingsoc in Newspeak the government s invented language The superstate is under the control of the privileged elite of the Inner Party a party and government that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrime which is enforced by the Thought Police


The Hobbit (Modern Classics On Cd)

Bilbo Baggins is a reasonably typical hobbit fond of sleeping eating drinking parties and presents However it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east to help slay the dragon Smaug His quest takes him through enchanted forests spiders lairs and under the Misty Mountains where he comes across the vile Gollum and tricks him out of his Precious a ring that makes its bearer invisible and wields a terrible power of its own br br J R R Tolkien s own description for the original edition br br If you care for journeys there and back out of the comfortable Western world over the edge of the Wild and home again and can take an interest in a humble hero blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing and the mountains were full of danger In following the path of this humble adventurer you will learn by the way as he did if you do not already know all about these things much about trolls goblins dwarves and elves and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period br br For Mr Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons conversed with the dragon Smaug the Magnificent and was present rather unwillingly at the Battle of the Five Armies This is all the more remarkable since he was a hobbit Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement But this account based on his personal memoirs of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now it is said becoming rather rare They do not like noise


Jane Eyre

i Jane Eyre i ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance she possesses an indomitable spirit a sharp wit and great courage She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian a harsh employer and a rigid social order All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester However there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors Ultimately the grand passion of Jane and Rochester is called upon to survive cruel revelation loss and reunion only to be confronted with tragedy


Romeo and Juliet

i Romeo and Juliet i is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families It was among Shakespeare s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with i Hamlet i is one of his most frequently performed plays Today the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers br br i Romeo and Juliet i belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as i The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet i by Arthur Brooke in and retold in prose in i Palace of Pleasure i by William Painter in Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters particularly Mercutio and Paris Believed to have been written between and the play was first published in a quarto version in The text of the first quarto version was of poor quality however and later editions corrected the text to conform more closely with Shakespeare s original br br BONUS br br The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Audiobook br Illustrations about William Shakespeare


Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics)

The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not too distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen br br Guy Montag is a fireman His job is to burn books which are forbidden being the source of all discord and unhappiness Even so Montag is unhappy there is discord in his marriage Are books hidden in his house The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department armed with a lethal hypodermic escorted by helicopters is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books br br The Classic novel of a post literate future Fahrenheit is part of the Voyager Classic series It stands alongside Orwell s and Huxley s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization s enslavement by the media drugs and conformity br br Bradbury s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which forty years on from first publication still has the power to dazzle and shock br br Amazon com Review br In Fahrenheit Ray Bradbury s classic frightening vision of the future firemen don t put out fires they start them in order to burn books Bradbury s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal a place where trivial information is good and knowledge and ideas are bad Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs Don t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with That way lies melancholy br br Guy Montag is a book burning fireman undergoing a crisis of faith His wife spends all day with her television family imploring Montag to work harder so that they can afford a fourth TV wall Their dull empty life sharply contrasts with that of his next door neighbor Clarisse a young girl thrilled by the ideas in books and more interested in what she can see in the world around her than in the mindless chatter of the tube When Clarisse disappears mysteriously Montag is moved to make some changes and starts hiding books in his home Eventually his wife turns him in and he must answer the call to burn his secret cache of books After fleeing to avoid arrest Montag winds up joining an outlaw band of scholars who keep the contents of books in their heads waiting for the time society will once again need the wisdom of literature br br Bradbury the author of more than short stories novels plays and poems including The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man is the winner of many awards including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America Readers ages to will be swept up in the harrowing suspense of Fahrenheit and no doubt will join the hordes of Bradbury fans worldwide Neil Roseman br From Publishers Weekly br Starred Review After years of working as a fireman one who burns books and enjoys his work Guy Montag meets a young girl who makes him question his profession and the values of the society in which he lives Stephan Hoye s narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter his tone is low and ominous and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense He produces spot on voices and his versions of the gruff Captain Beatty the playful Clarisse and the fearful professor Faber are especially impressive A Ballantine paperback Aug br c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved br Review br Stephen Hoye s narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter his tone is low and ominous and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review


Little Women (Aladdin Classics)

The quintessential American family story i Little Women i captured readers hearts right from the start A bestseller from the time it was originally published in it is the story of the four March sisters Meg Beth Jo and Amy Louisa May Alcott recreates her own family s dramatic and sometimes comic experiences in this American novel inspiration for numerous dramatic and film versions


Wuthering Heights (Dream Classics)

Wuthering Heights is Emily Bront s only novel It was first published in under the pseudonym Ellis Bell and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres as an adjective wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather The narrative tells the tale of the all encompassing and passionate yet thwarted love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them


Brave New World (Petersen Taschenbücher Classics, #173)

Far in the future the World Controllers have created the ideal society Through clever use of genetic engineering brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill defined longing to break free A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old imperfect life still continues may be the cure for his br distress br br Huxley s ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece


Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice

Beloved by millions the world over i Pride amp Prejudice i is delightfully transformed in this bold new manga adaptation All of the joy heartache and romance of Jane Austen s original perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga ka Po Tse and faithfully adapted by Stacy E King


Frankenstein (Wordsworth Classics)

p Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare Frankenstein is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in p br p The novel has thus seared its way into the popular imagination while establishing itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction p


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Modern Library Classics)

Mark Twain s brilliant th century novel has long been recognized as one of the finest examples of American literature It brings back the irrepressible and free spirited Huck first introduced in i The Adventures of Tom Sawyer i and puts him center stage Rich in authentic dialect folksy humor and sharp social commentary Twain s classic tale follows Huck and the runaway slave Jim on an exciting journey down the Mississippi


Manga Classics: Les Misérables

Adapted for stage and screen loved by millions Victor Hugo s classic novel of love and tragedy set in th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition br br Gorgeous and expressive art brigns to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean Inspector Javert and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of b Les Mis rables b


The Secret Garden (Dream Classics)

Mary Lennox is a sour faced year old girl who is born in India to selfish wealthy British parents who had not wanted her and were too wrapped up in their own lives She was taken care of primarily by servants who pacify her as much as possible to keep her out of the way Spoiled and with a temper she is unaffectionate angry rude and obstinate Later there is a cholera epidemic which hits India and kills her mother father and all the servants She is discovered alone but alive after the house is empty She is sent to Yorkshire England to live with her uncle Archibald Craven at his home called Misselthwaite Manor


The Picture of Dorian Grey (Transatlantic Classics Collect)

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner Oscar Wilde s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author s most popular work The tale of Dorian Gray s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it rst appeared in but though Wilde was attacked for the novel s corrupting in uence he responded that there is in fact a terrible moral in i Dorian Gray i Just a few years later the book and the aesthetic moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde s homosexual liaisons which resulted in his imprisonment Of Dorian Gray s relationship to autobiography Wilde noted in a letter Basil Hallward is what I think I am Lord Henry what the world thinks me Dorian what I would like to be in other ages perhaps


Sense and Sensibility

It has been exactly years since Jane Austen published her first novel i Sense and Sensibility i In celebration of this bicentennial Mobile Classics has published this special digital edition of the classic novel A smart expertly wrought story with both comedy and depth i Sense and Sensibility i is one of the greatest romantic dramas ever written proving why Jane Austen is still one of our most popular authors almost years after her death br br This is the complete text unabridged meticulously edited and carefully formatted for a superb reading experience on the Kindle In addition we have included illustrations that both complement the text and educate the reader As with all books published by Mobile Classics this th anniversary edition of Sense and Sensibility takes full advantage of QUICKLink technology allowing you to navigate quickly and easily within the novel


Dracula (Wordsworth Classics)

p There he lay looking as if youth had been half renewed for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron grey the cheeks were fuller and the white skin seemed ruby red underneath the mouth was redder than ever for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck Even the deep burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood he lay like a filthy leech exhausted with his repletion p br p Thus Bram Stoker one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative describes the demonic subject of his chilling masterpiece Dracula a truly iconic and unsettling tale of vampirism p


Les Miserables (OBG Classics)

An epic novel of nineteenth century France Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean an ex convict who works to redeem his past Popularized by the film and musical the novel is a sweeping masterpiece of character adventure and emotion


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Fiction, Classics

It was the best of times it was the worst of times it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope it was the winter of despair we had everything before us we had nothing before us we were all going direct to Heaven we were all going direct the other way in short the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received for good or for evil in the superlative degree of comparison only There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face on the throne of England there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face on the throne of France In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes that things in general were settled forever


The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire neither Offred s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful evocation of twenty first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood s devastating irony wit and astute perception


The Count of Monte Cristo (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas from Coterie Classics p All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book p p Life is a storm my young friend You will bask in the sunlight one moment be shattered on the rocks the next What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome Do your worst for I will do mine Then the fates will know you as we know you Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo br The Count of Monte Cristo is the classic adventure story of Edmond Dant s who is thrown in prison for a crime he did not commit p


Anna Karenina (Bantam Classics)

Anna Karenina has beauty social position wealth a husband and an adored son but her existence seems empty When she meets the dashing officer Count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature with devastating results One of the world s greatest novels Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal and a vivid richly textured panorama of nineteenth century Russia br br While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking quality of Tolstoy s writing Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a magnificent translation that is true to his powerful voice This award winning team s authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction a list of principal characters suggestions for further reading and full explanatory notes br br Beautiful vigorous and eminently readable this i Anna Karenina i will be the definitive rendition for generations to come


Emma

i Emma i by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance The novel was first published in December As in her other novels Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian Regency England she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters br br Before she began the novel Austen wrote I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like In the first sentence she introduces the title character as Emma Woodhouse handsome clever and rich Emma is spoiled headstrong and self satisfied she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people s lives and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray br br This novel has been adapted for several films many television programs and a long list of stage plays br br BONUS br br Emma Audiobook br Biography of Jane Austen br The Best Jane Austen Quotes


Harvard Classics Volume 22: The Odyssey, Homer

Contents br br The Odyssey by Homer br br br Also available br br The Complete Harvard Classics Collection Volumes The Harvard Classic Shelf Of Fiction br Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die Golden Deer Classics


Moby Dick (Graphic Classics)

On a previous voyage a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab Now the crew of the Pequod on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps must follow the mad Ahab into the abyss to satisfy his unslakeable thirst for vengeance Narrated by the cunningly observant crew member Ishmael Moby Dick is the tale of the hunt for the elusive omnipotent and ultimately mystifying white whale Moby Dick On its surface Moby Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth century whaler a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling replete with facts legends and trivia that Melville had gleaned from personal experience and scores of sources But as the quest for the whale becomes increasingly perilous the tale works on allegorical levels likening the whale to human greed moral consequence good evil and life itself Who is good The great white whale who like Nature asks nothing but to be left in peace Or the bold Ahab who like scientists explorers and philosophers fearlessly probes the mysteries of the universe Who is evil The ferocious man killing sea monster Or the revenge obsessed madman who ignores his own better nature in his quest to kill the beast Scorned by critics upon its publication Moby Dick was publicly derided during its author s lifetime Yet Melville s masterpiece has outlived its initial misunderstanding to become an American classic of unquestionably epic proportions br Includes unique illustrations br


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River It is set in the fictional town of St Petersburg inspired by Hannibal Missouri where Twain lived br br BONUS br br The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Audiobook br Biography of Mark Twain br The Best Mark Twain Quotes


Great Expectations (A to Z Classics)

In what may be Dickens s best novel humble orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman and one day under sudden and enigmatic circumstances he finds himself in possession of great expectations In this gripping tale of crime and guilt revenge and reward the compelling characters include Magwitch the fearful and fearsome convict Estella whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and the embittered Miss Havisham an eccentric jilted bride


Lolita (Everyman's Library Classics)

Lolita


Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)

At the heart of Catch resides the incomparable malingering bombardier Yossarian a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war br br His problem is Colonel Cathcart who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he s committed to flying he s trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions the very act of making the request proves that he s sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved