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Happiness And Other Stories

Author : Mary Lavin
ISBN : 1848401043
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of Mary's Lavin's stories.
Category: Fiction

Family Happiness And Other Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9782291073413
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although best known for War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy did not confine his literary talents to voluminous works. He was also a master of the short story and the long story--the particularly Russian form known as povest'. Each of the tales in this collection exhibits the rich detail, vivid narration, and startling truths that characterize Tolstoy's famous novels. Two unusual, intriguing short stores — "Three Deaths" and "The Three Hermits" — appear here, along with four powerful long stories: "Family Happiness," "The Devil," "Father Sergius," and "Master and Man." "Family Happiness," the first story in this compilation, features a Tolstoyan theme that recurs both here and elsewhere in the author's writings: "The only certain happiness in life is to live for others." Written over a period of 40 years or more, these works display the author's evolving perspectives on love, marriage, art, politics, and patriotism. They offer an eclectic introduction to the great Russian writer's fiction as well as a feast for those&#x...
Category: Literary Criticism

Asami S Whale

Author : Elizabeth Yeak
ISBN : 9814085782
Genre : Children's stories, English
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Category: Children's stories, English

Happiness Is Inside And Other Stories

Author : Adam Oakley
ISBN : 1975979915
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Twenty-five fun, enjoyable and easy to read inspirational short stories that uncover the source of happiness and joy inside of you. These stories point to a new way of thinking where you can be free from negativity and live a more grounded, joyful and easier life. Enjoy meeting the many characters in this book, including: Bertram, who is experiencing a strange kind of burglary. They are looking for his peace of mind, and they can't seem to find it. Arthur, a man of supernatural powers who is still in search of the only boy born without the ability to worry, a lion who is pleased to meet a man who has lost his old identity, and the men who are finding great difficulty opening the box with "Happiness Is Inside" written on it. Enter a world where one girl finds the key to breaking free from a life of constant communication using only screens and keyboards, meet a bird who does not understand unhappiness, and meet a man who is under threat from the story-snatcher removing his past. Learn from a frog who finds joy in a swamp, find what dwells behind the market stall named "The End Of Your Problems", and join someone who learns to put down all of the useless heavy baggage that he has been carrying for so long. There is a new mask being worn around town with a mind of its own, a bee who finally finds what he was looking for, when he eventually stops searching, and a powerful and caring creature dwelling in the forest who is not as mythical as the children thought. The creature called the Earthman shares his knowledge with them, and the children begin to develop new powers of their own... These well-written, inspirational short stories are like the good fables of old, each with a unique and powerful message of their own, showing you that happiness, connection and joy are waiting to be uncovered within you. Read the full book and experience it for yourself... Happiness Is Inside: 25 Inspirational Short Stories For Greater Peace Of Mind Previously published as "Inner Peace Fables" and "Spiritual Short Stories"

The Happy Prince And Other Stories

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9783736808720
Genre : Fiction
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The Happy Prince and Other Stories is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". It is most famous for its title story, "The Happy Prince". In a town where a lot of poor people suffer, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", who in reality has never experienced true happiness. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds. The statue is then torn down and melted leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city by God, so they may live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.
Category: Fiction

Dance Of The Happy Shades

Author : Alice Munro
ISBN : 014012408X
Genre : Fiction
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Fifteen stories about life in rural Ontario deal with adolescence, loneliness, broken hearts, an abandoned wife, family relations, blind dates, and an aspiring writer
Category: Fiction

The Happiness Of Others

Author : Leon Rooke
ISBN : 088984125X
Genre : Fiction
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A selection of previously published short stories by Rooke, including stories from a book never distributed in Canada, "The broad back of the angel."
Category: Fiction

The Write To Happiness

Author : Samantha Shad
ISBN : 9781642798104
Genre : Self-Help
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Why not write your way to happiness? What happens when avid readers and aspiring writers compose stories? Writing stories transforms their brains and their minds. The Write to Happiness is a miraculous tool that can help readers and writers change their lives in the direction they choose. In her strikingly original writing manual, Samantha Shad teaches them not only how to write great stories, but also how writing will change their life for the better. The process of changing the brain and the process of writing a great story are the same in her skilled hands –– and now in yours. The Write to Happiness teaches professional story structure to help them understand and use the power of storytelling. They’ll also learn why gossip is central to survival, how forgetting creates meaning, and why accurate memory is a joke.
Category: Self-Help

Yardsticks Of Happiness And Other Stories

Author : L. Jayaram Haravu
ISBN : 1947697625
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Should young men and women not consciously ask themselves what they consider to be a fulfilled life when choosing an academic or career path? Should not conscious thought about yardsticks of happiness and success also drive their relationships? Don't most of them jump into fields because of existing trends? The title story looks at these questions through the eyes of an NRI and his Indian classmate. Should a tragedy and resulting emotional upheaval be the trigger to begin the search for a purpose in life? Is Vedanta and its teachings a valid means to finding peace? Do young terrorists indoctrinated to kill in the name of religion find peace? The story, Religion of Love answers this question. Read also about a budding author and his interactions with a mysterious foreigner in a small town. How do highly qualified men and women professionals see life and marriage in big cities? Do we not take simple people like a seller of greens for granted in our lives? The book seeks answers to these questions in fictional stories based on the author's imagination and experience.

The Happy Recovery And Other Stories For The Young

Author : Happy recovery
ISBN : OXFORD:590460374
Genre : Children
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Delphine, or, The happy recovery -- Ambrose the blacksmith -- Eglantine, or, The Indolent corrected -- Eugenie and Leonce, or, The ball dress.
Category: Children

The Canterville Ghost The Happy Prince And Other Stories

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9780141958361
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of stories, including two of Wilde's most famous: 'The Canterville Ghost', in which a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle and 'The Happy Prince', who was not as happy as he seemed. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
Category: Fiction

Let Me Tell You A Story

Author : Jorge Bucay
ISBN : 9781609451684
Genre : Self-Help
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Let Me Tell You a Story is a tender and delicate book about the search for happiness. Demián is highly strung young man, curious about the world and himself, but he has difficulty facing some of life’s everyday problems, those concerning work, his love life, and relationships with friends and family. He is eager to know more about himself and to learn how to confront life with gusto and serenity. In short, he wants what all of us want: to be happy and fulfilled. Demián finds Jorge, an unconventional psychoanalyst who approaches Demián’s dilemma in an unconventional way. Every day, Jorge tells Demián a story. At times they are classic fables, others modern stories, or folk tales, stories that have been revisited and reshaped by the analyst to help his young friend overcome his doubts and find happiness. They are, in short, stories that can help every one of us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our fears.
Category: Self-Help

The Bird Of Happiness And Other Wise Tales

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ISBN : 0194249190
Genre : English language
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What is the secret of happiness, or the best thing for a wife to take with her when she leaves home?How does a man pay for the smell of bread, or decide if he is lucky?What happens when a friend steals a gift meant for you, or is careless when he tries to make his dreams of a better life come true?How can you change dirt into gold, or get what you want?The eight wise tales in this collection can teach us some important lessons about life.If you need lively supplementary reading material, take a look at Oxford Dominoes - the readers series with integrated activities, ideal for individual study or for reading practice in class.The activities in Dominoes keep students engaged in the stories and help to reinforce their understanding of the key language. They can be completed at home or in class. The project activities in Dominoes build on the themes from the story and encourage students to draw on their own experiences.Activities include note-taking and language tasks, leading to extended writing, poster-making, and class presentations. They are ideal for group work in class or individual assignments.
Category: English language

Stories Of Happy People

Author : Lars Gustafsson
ISBN : 0811209784
Genre : Fiction
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Tells the stories of a Swedish research engineer in communist China, railroad travelers, intellectuals in exile, the power of love, and the private worlds of the mentally retarded
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Author : Zelig Pliskin
ISBN : 1578194547
Genre : Happiness
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The pursuit of happiness is universal, yet elusive. This book shows where to find happiness and how. It's everywhere, even better; it's within ourselves, if we only know how to mine it. In 107 very concise, easy-to-read chapters, this joyous little book takes us on a successful pursuit of happiness. The author has perfected his methods, and with a little determination and practice so will we. He starts the book by telling of an encounter with a beggar in Jerusalem. I gave him a coin and laugh and wished him well. He blessed me, 'May you smile and laugh the entire year. ' I felt that I gained more from him than he had gained from me. Are you ready to smile and laugh? Open the book and begin.
Category: Happiness

Lilus Kikus And Other Stories

Author : Elena Poniatowska
ISBN : 0826335829
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lilus Kikus, was erroneously first labeled a children's book because it had a young girl as protagonist, it included illustrations, and the author was an unknown woman. Accompanying Lilus Kikus in this first American edition are four of Poniatowska's short stories with female protagonists, only one of which has been previously published in English.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fyodor Dostoevsky White Nights And Other Stories The Greatest Happiness Is To Know The Source Of Unhappiness

Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN : 1787802671
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born on 11th November 1821. He was introduced to literature very early. At age three, it was heroic sagas, fairy tales and legends. At four his mother used the Bible to teach him to read and write. His immersion in literature was wide and varied. His imagination, he later recalled, was brought to life by his parents' nightly readings. On 27th September 1837 tragedy struck. Dostoyevsky's mother died of tuberculosis. Dostoyevsky and his brother were now enrolled at the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute, their academic studies abandoned for military careers. Dostoyevsky disliked the academy, his interests were drawing and architecture. His father died on 16th June 1839 and perhaps triggered Dostoyevsky's epilepsy. However, he continued his studies, passed his exams and obtained the rank of engineer cadet. Dostoyevsky's first completed work was a translation of Honoré de Balzac's novel Eugénie Grandet, published in 1843. It was not successful. He believed his financial difficulties could be overcome by writing his own novel. The result was 'Poor Folk', published in 1846, and a commercial success. His next novel, 'The Double', appeared in January 1846. Dostoyevsky now became immersed in socialism. However, 'The Double' received bad reviews and he now had more frequent seizures. With debts mounting he joined the utopian socialist Betekov circle, which helped him to survive. When that dissolved he joined the Petrashevsky Circle, which proposed social reforms. The Petrashevsky Circle was then denounced and Dostoyevsky accused of reading and distributing banned works. Arrests took place in late April 1849 and its members sentenced to death by firing squad. The Tsar commuted the sentence to four years of exile with hard labour in Siberia. His writings on these prison experiences, 'The House of the Dead' were published in 1861. In Saint Petersburg that September he promised his editor he would deliver 'The Gambler', a novella on gambling addiction, by November, although work had yet to begin. It was completed in a mere 26 days. Other works followed but a different approach helped immensely. In 1873 'Demons' was published by the "Dostoyevsky Publishing Company". Only payment in cash was accepted and the bookshop was the family apartment. It sold around 3,000 copies. However, Dostoyevsky's health continued to decline, and in March 1877 he had four epileptic seizures. In August 1879 he was diagnosed with early-stage pulmonary emphysema. He was told it could be managed, but not cured. On 26th January 1881 Dostoyevsky suffered a pulmonary haemorrhage. After the second the doctors gave a poor prognosis. A third haemorrhage followed shortly afterwards. Fyodor Dostoyevsky died on 9th February, 1881.
Category: FICTION