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By Frank Herbert. 1969
Perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike—this eBook collection includes all six original novels in the Dune Saga written… by Frank Herbert.DUNE IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.In the far future, on a remote planet, an epic adventure awaits. Here are the first six novels of Frank Herbert&’s magnificent Dune saga—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction series of all time.The Dune Saga begins on the desert planet Arrakis with the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad&’Dib—and of a great family&’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind&’s most ancient and unattainable dream....Includes Books 1 - 6: DUNE • DUNE MESSIAH • CHILDREN OF DUNE • GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE • HERETICS OF DUNE • CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE
By Charles Dickens. 1855
Three of the brilliant novelist&’s best-known classics in one volume, offering a wide-ranging portrait of nineteenth-century British society. A perfect… introduction to the world of Charles Dickens, this volume contains three of his greatest novels. Little Dorrit: An epic tale of two families in Victorian England, one wealthy and the other living in a debtors&’ prison, and their shifting fortunes. David Copperfield: A sprawling masterpiece—and the inspiration for the new film starring Dev Patel—about a boy making his way to manhood in nineteenth-century England.Hard Times: A young girl from the circus world is taken in by a repressed school superintendent and his family in a dreary mill town—and brings unexpected change to their lives.
Three novels of life and death in a rural town in Victorian England by a master of drama and social… satire. In the nineteenth century, Anthony Trollope created the fictional world of Barsetshire, the setting for a series of classic novels that addressed love, murder, religion, politics, and the ordinary lives of locals both rich and poor.The Warden: A well-meaning public official finds himself embroiled in a scandal.Barchester Towers: A bishop passes away, leading the town to become caught up in church politics.Doctor Thorne: A young noble is drawn to a woman, but his family is displeased by her lack of fortune and social standing, in this sweeping love story.
Three classic novels of wealth, poverty, murder, and ambition from the greatest storyteller of the Victorian era. Filled with drama,… emotion, and suspense, these three novels have compelled and delighted readers for well over a century. Martin Chuzzlewit: After losing his inheritance, a young man strives to make his own fortune, in this witty, wide-ranging saga. Nicholas Nickleby: A young man fights to save his mother, his sister, and a group of abused schoolboys in this novel of hardship and heroism. Our Mutual Friend: When a corpse is found in the River Thames, it will alter the course of several lives. &“In addition to its realistic police procedures and incisive criminal psychology, Our Mutual Friend is steeped in the gloomy atmosphere and foreboding imagery that one associates with the modern suspense thriller.&” —The New York Times
Three novels of propriety and politics in Victorian England—the basis for the BBC adaptation.Also known as the Parliamentary Novels, the… first three books in Anthony Trollope&’s renowned series follow the lives of an aristocrat, his wife, and the political and social circles in which they move.Can You Forgive Her?: This revealing romp through proper society follows three different women who dare to defy Victorian standards.Phineas Finn: An adventurous Irishman sets out to find his fortune among proper English society—and winds up entering the world of Parliament.The Eustace Diamonds: An ambitious, keenly intelligent woman finds that lying is the easiest way to get through life.
Classic Tales of Adventure: Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, The Confidence-Man, The Mark of Zorro, and The Three Musketeers
By Alexandre Dumas, Jonathan Swift, Herman Melville, Miguel De Cervantes, Johnston McCulley. 1605
Journey to worlds both real and imagined with these timeless landmarks of literature.Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes: Considered by many… to be the first modern novel, this witty epic follows the famed nobleman from La Mancha on his quest to live up to the ideals of a chivalrous knight.Gulliver&’s Travelsby Jonathan Swift: The classic satire that takes Lemuel Gulliver to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, and other fantastical corners of the world.The Confidence-Manby Herman Melville: The intertwined tales of a group of passengers on a steamboat journey down the Mississippi River by the author of Moby Dick.The Mark of Zorroby Johnston McCulley: Originally published as The Curse of Capistrano, this is the book that introduced masked hero Diego Vega.The Three Musketeersby Alexandre Dumas: In seventeenth-century France, a daring young man defends the queen&’s honor and tests his skills against the best swordsmen of the day.
Three novels of an aristocratic British family and the world of parliamentary politics—the basis for the BBC adaptation.Also known as… the Parliamentary Novels, the fourth, fifth, and sixth books in Anthony Trollope&’s series follow the lives of an aristocrat, his wife, and the political and social circles in which they move.Phineas Redux: The ever-ambitious Irish rogue Phineas Finn, now widowed and restless, is pulled back into the game of parliamentary politics.The Prime Minister: With the Whigs and Tories at a standstill in their attempts to form a working government, a compromise is finally reached and Plantagenet Palliser is installed as prime minister—but it will soon bring turmoil, both personal and professional.The Duke&’s Children: Plantagenet Palliser must face new challenges and a changing world if he is to hold his family together in the final installment of the Palliser Novels.
Three tales that showcase the nineteenth-century novelist&’s famous flair for suspense and plot twists. This volume includes three titles… by Victorian England&’s greatest storyteller. Hunted Down: The manager of a life assurance office finds his suspicions growing after becoming acquainted with a mysterious gentleman in this rare detective story by Charles Dickens. The Mystery of Edwin Drood: In this unfinished puzzler—the basis for the Broadway musical that won five Tony Awards—a young man disappears and it may be connected to the beautiful woman he was planning to marry. The Old Curiosity Shop: Little Nell&’s grandfather is determined to give her a better life, but his attempts lead to trouble, in this beloved classic. &“When it comes to walking the mean streets, Dickens could give modern genre authors the tour of their lives.&” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
Three wise, witty novels in the saga following the residents of a rural English town in the Victorian era. In… the nineteenth century, Anthony Trollope created the fictional world of Barsetshire, the setting for a series of classic novels that addressed love, murder, religion, politics, and the ordinary lives of locals both rich and poor.Framley Parsonage: A young vicar&’s ambition drives him into a costly bargain in this comedic love story that brilliantly examines the intersection of romance and social class.The Small House at Allington: This witty novel follows the amorous misadventures of a pair of sisters.The Last Chronicle of Barset: A clergyman&’s daughter falls in love with a member of high society, while her father stands accused of a terrible crime.
By Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Arthur B. Reeve. 1915
Novels of romance, science fiction, and crime that explore gender roles and social expectations—and helped shape women&’s history. These… three novels provide a fascinating look at some of the literary voices that influenced early views of feminism. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Three sociology students journey into an uncharted region of South America and are shocked to discover a civilization of only women in this work of science fiction that paved the way for such authors as Margaret Atwood and Octavia E. Butler. Constance Dunlap, Woman Detective by Arthur B. Reeve: An early work of crime fiction featuring a female protagonist. The Awakening by Kate Chopin: A groundbreaking novel of early women&’s liberation set against the evocative backdrop of turn-of-the-century New Orleans.
By William Styron. 1973
William Styron's riveting and humorous play about a group of Marines who stand up to the military machine In the… summer of 1943, a young Marine named Wally Magruder arrives at a Navy hospital in the American South, stricken with what doctors diagnose as a severe case of syphilis. Trapped in the stifling confines of the urology ward, Magruder and his fellow patients rebel against the authoritarian Dr. Glanz, a physician who delights in the power that sickness gives him. But as they seek to reclaim their identities against dehumanization, the ward becomes a hell more real than any of them could have imagined. Inspired by Styron's own experience in a military hospital, In the Clap Shack is a searing indictment of military brutalization and a brilliant defense of individualism and personal freedom. This ebook features new manuscripts, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the William Styron archives at Duke University.
By Verne Jules. 2010
Themes: Adapted Classics, Low Level Classics, Graphic Novels, Illustrated, Jules Verne, Fiction, Tween, Teen, Young Adult, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo Books, Hi-Lo… Solutions, High-Low Books, Hi-Low Books, ELL, EL, ESL, Struggling Learner, Struggling Reader, Special Education, SPED, Newcomers, Reading, Learning, Education, Educational, Educational Books. These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. When seaman were sailing only wooden ships, Captain Nemo was the master of his incredible, futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, which journeyed through many strange and adventurous voyages...
By Erskine Childers. 2014
In the rough waters of the North Sea, two sailors fight to save Britain Charles Carruthers is languishing in the… crushing heat of a London summer when an old university chum named Davies throws him a lifeline, inviting him on a yachting expedition in the North Sea. It sounds like a lark, but Carruthers finds that the Dulcibella is hardly a yacht, and Davies's trip is no pleasure cruise. Off the coast of the mysterious Frisian Islands, he has spotted a German fleet, supposedly engaged in hunting for buried treasure. Battling the elements, the two Englishmen find themselves surrounded by the German navy, which is using the fogs of the North Sea to disguise something monstrous--the Kaiser's plot to launch a sneak attack on the British Isles. Published more than a decade before World War I began, this groundbreaking spy novel inspired a young Winston Churchill to reinvigorate Britain's naval defenses, and it remains just as stirring today. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Conrad Aiken. 1940
This tale of an exotic adventure undertaken in the face of tragedy includes a revealing portrait of Conrad Aiken's friend… and protégé Malcolm Lowry Blomberg has loved Noni for what seems like his whole life. He loves her like he loves the sunset, like he loves the air he breathes. But beautiful, strange, impulsive Noni--who has spent years in a passionless marriage to one of Boston's most notorious swindlers--has only a few months to live; her heart is about to give out. Before she dies, Noni begs Blom to finance a trip to Mexico, where she can obtain a quick divorce and marry the man she loves. That man is not Blom, however, but Gil--an upstanding young gentleman who is to know nothing of Noni's condition. With his own heart aching, Blom arranges the money, and the trio heads south on a journey that will bring them face to face with the mysteries of life and death.
By Joseph Conrad. 2014
The classic novel that inspired Apocalypse NowA European trading concern hires Marlow to pilot a boat up the Congo River… in search of Kurtz--a first-class ivory agent and the manager of the company's highly profitable Inner Station--who is believed to be on his deathbed. With a handful of pilgrims as his passengers and a crew of cannibals, Marlow steams his way into the African interior. The terrifying discovery he makes at the end of his journey and the horrors he witnesses along the way have thrilled and disturbed readers for more than a century. A searing indictment of imperialism and a haunting exposé of mankind's savage nature, Heart of Darkness is Joseph Conrad's masterpiece. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Harvey Swados. 1963
Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers' clashing aspirations turn into… an all-out war Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Even as they worked together, Max sought out material things while Leo made a simple, private life for himself. Now, after the death of both brothers, Leo's three sons--the only surviving heirs--learn that they stand to inherit a fortune. As they battle for control, they come to expose their own deeply complicated visions of success in America. The Will is a stunning portrait of American idealism crushed under the weight of material desires.
By Edgar Wallace, Otto Penzler. 2014
A shadowy figure controls a cabal of criminals that could bring London to its knees In the black of night,… a gang of workmen gather in the forest of France to assemble a guillotine. They open a few bottles of wine as they work, and one hammers a nail into the wrong spot. At dawn, the nail blocks the blade, and a prisoner survives to escape his fate. Many years later, that nail will doom more than a dozen men. In London, a ruined financier stands on the verge of committing suicide. He is contemplating a fatal dram of poison when he hears a voice behind him offering money enough to clear his debts in exchange for complete and total obedience. Thus a new member is initiated into the sprawling criminal organization known as the Crimson Circle. Its members don't know one another, and none knows their ruler's face--but he knows them, and he will use his power to shake Britain to its very core. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By H. C. Mcneile. 2014
A fearsome cadre of ex-soldiers joins Bulldog Drummond on his second explosive adventureEight evil men assemble in an English country… house. Thieves, white slavers, drug dealers, and communists, they share one common goal: the destruction of everything that England holds dear. Police surround the manor in preparation for a raid. Suddenly, a gang of men in black masks appears and knocks the officers unconscious. Whips in hand, the Black Gang enters the house--and the crooks inside beg for the soft touch of the police.A conspiracy against the English crown is afoot, the plotters operating just within the boundaries of the law--making it impossible for Scotland Yard to intervene. Thankfully, the Black Gang has no such restraints. Led by the fearless veteran Bulldog Drummond, they will stop at nothing to save England, no matter how many lashings they must deliver along the way.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Betty Smith. 1948
From Betty Smith, author of the beloved classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes a poignant story of love, marriage, poverty,… and hope set in the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of 1920s Brooklyn.Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work, poverty, and pain has worn them down. Her mother's resentment toward being a housewife and her father's inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple—to find a husband, have children, and live in a nice home—one where her children will never know the terror of want or the need to hide from quarreling parents. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks her dreams might be fulfilled at last, but a devastating loss rattles her to her core and challenges her life-long optimism. As she struggles to come to terms with the unexpected path her life has taken, Margy must decide whether to accept things as they are or move firmly in the direction of what she truly wants. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and filled with the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and warmhearted humor that only Betty Smith could write.
By Knut Hamsun. 1920
La Trilogía del vagabundo reúne las tres producciones autobiográficas más célebres de Knut Hamsun, Premio Nobel de Literatura de 1920:… Bajo las estrellas del otoño, Un vagabundo con sordina y La última alegría. Un hombre de mirada lúcida huye de la ciudad para vagar por los bosques y las montañas de Noruega, ganándose la vida como puede mientras observa la asombrosa naturaleza y las costumbres humanas de quienes se cruzan en su camino. A lo largo de las tres novelas que componen este volumen - Bajo las estrellas de otoño, Un vagabundo toca con sordina y La última alegría- el lector asiste al desarrollo vital de Knut Pedersen (verdadero nombre del autor), a sus idas y venidas de la granja que resulta el eje tópico del relato y a su lento deterioro, fruto de la obsesión y la neurastenia. De este modo, sirviéndose de una prosa elegante y sutil, Hamsun se adentra en los recovecos de la naturaleza humana a través de los ojos de un personaje que parece que ha querido huir de ella. Reseñas:«Hamsun me ha enseñado a escribir.»Ernest Hemingway «Entre los mejores escritores contemporáneos.»H.G. Wells «Hamsun es en todos los sentidos el padre de la literatura moderna.»Isaac Bahevis Singer «Nunca el Premio Nobel se ha dado a alguien que le merezca tanto como Knut Hamsun.»Thomas Mann