Sense And Sensibility

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9780679641131
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 42.86 MB
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Sense and Sensibility is one of the best loved of Jane Austen's novels, populated by great comic creations like Mrs. Jennings, the unscrupulous cad Willoughby, and guileless and artful women. As ever, Austen suffuses her work with great ironic observation and tremendous wit, producing a masterpiece of romantic entanglement that time and a very different set of mores cannot diminish. Sense and Sensibility was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be published, coming out in 1811. It had a long gestation, beginning as Elinor and Marianne, an epistolary novel that Austen wrote in the 1790s. The novel centers on the sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, who are forced to leave their home with their mother and younger sister, Margaret, and move in reduced circumstances to the West of England. Elinor, the sensible sister, and Marianne, the overimaginative romantic, must rely on a good marriage as a means of support. As their excellent schemes are intruded upon, Austen subtly explores the marriage game of her times, as both sense and sensibility affect the sisters' chances of happiness and comfort.
Category: Fiction

Life On The Mississippi

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 0486414264
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 73.70 MB
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The popular 19th-century humorist offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice steamboat pilot on one of the world's greatest rivers to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller from a now-finished chapter of American history.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Suicide Club

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 0486414167
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 41.19 MB
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Short story trilogy involving a club for people who wish to end their lives. The "Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts," "Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk," and "The Adventure of the Hansom Cab" chronicle the exploits of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and Colonel Geraldine through some of 19th-century London's most dangerous haunts.
Category: Fiction

The Bourgeois Gentleman

Author : Molière
ISBN : 0486415929
Genre : Literary Collections
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Classic satire, one of the best by France’s greatest comedic playwright, pokes fun at the sham and hypocrisy of 17th-century French society. A wealthy tradesman, Monsieur Jourdain, yearns to become a gentleman in order to win the hand of a marchioness—disregarding the inconvenient fact that he is already married—but only succeeds in making a fool of himself.
Category: Literary Collections

On Dreams

Author : Sigmund Freud
ISBN : 9780486112343
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 31.7 MB
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DIVConcise, accessible version of the master's theory of dreams as disguised wish fulfillment. Contrasts scientific, popular views; considers origins, mental mechanisms. /div
Category: Psychology

Persuasion

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9780486110981
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 76.40 MB
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Thwarted romance between Anne Elliot (Austen's sweetest, most appealing heroine) and Captain Frederick Wentworth. Finely drawn characters, gentle satire, genteel life in the English countryside.
Category: Fiction

Great Speeches

Author : Franklin Delano Roosevelt
ISBN : 9780486153612
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 32.18 MB
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Includes 27 masterly speeches: First Inaugural Address, message to Congress after Pearl Harbor ("a day that will live in infamy"), Fireside Chats, Fourth Inaugural Address, many more.
Category: Literary Collections

Prometheus Bound

Author : Aeschylus
ISBN : 9780486113043
Genre : Drama
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One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the legend of the Titan demigod who defied Zeus to steal fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity.
Category: Drama

An Ideal Husband

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 048641423X
Genre : Humor
File Size : 83.83 MB
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Although Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) created a wide range of poetry, essays, and fairy tales (and one novel) in his brief, tragic life, he is perhaps best known as a dramatist. His witty, clever drama, populated by brilliant talkers skilled in the art of riposte and paradox, are still staples of the theatrical repertoire. An Ideal Husband revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards — providing, along the way, a wry commentary on the rarity of politicians who can claim to be ethically pure. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, an overbearing father, and a formidable femme fatale continually exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the play moving at a lively pace. ike most of Wilde's plays, this scintillating drawing-room comedy is wise, well-constructed, and deeply satisfying. An instant success at its 1895 debut, the play continues to delight audiences over one hundred years later. An Ideal Husband is a must-read for Wilde fans, students of English literature, and anyone delighted by wit, urbanity, and timeless sophistication.
Category: Humor

The Egg And Other Stories

Author : Sherwood Anderson
ISBN : 0486414116
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 48.94 MB
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Published two years after the innovative, influential 1919 masterpiece Winesburg, Ohio, this collection of short stories solidified the author's reputation as a major American writer. These stories explore intriguing psychological depths, redolent with personal epiphanies, erotic undercurrents, and sudden eruptions of passion among seemingly repressed, inarticulate Midwesterners.
Category: Fiction