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The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<br /><br />In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<br /><br />From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<br /><br />When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<br /><br />The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<br /><br />This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<br /><br />J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<br />
CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>"A</b><b> bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br /><br />In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br />Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.<br /><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<i> NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon,</i> <i>Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, </i>the <i>A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor </i>and <i>Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider</i></b><br />
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edit...
by John Steinbeck

Language

English

Pages

624

Publication Date

July 08, 2009

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<b>A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels</b><br /><br />Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<b>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</b><br /><br /> With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell鈥檚 <i>1984</i> takes on new life in this edition.<br /><br /> 鈥淥rwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.鈥濃€擳he New Yorker<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>1984</i>, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<br /><br /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell鈥檚 masterpiece, 鈥?lt;i>1984</i> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.鈥?Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell鈥檚 novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<b>Frank Herbert鈥檚 classic masterpiece鈥攁 triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.<br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by聽Denis聽Villeneuve, starring Timoth茅e Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsg<b>氓</b>rd, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the 鈥渟pice鈥?melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....<br /><br />When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul鈥檚 family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad鈥橠ib, he will bring to fruition humankind鈥檚 most ancient and unattainable dream.聽<br /><br />A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, <i>Dune</i> won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South鈥攁nd the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the聽most cherished聽stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father鈥攁 crusading local lawyer鈥攔isks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>"Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings." -<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review</b><br /><br /><i>A Courtship of Convenience</i><br /><br />Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion--or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.<br /><br /><i>A Last Chance for Love</i><br /><br />But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there'll be no false formality. This time they'll get to know each other for who they really are.
Tell me to stop
by Charlotte Byrd

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><i>I owe him a debt. The kind money can鈥檛 repay. </b></i><br /><br />He wants something else: <b>me, for one year.</b><br /><br />But I don鈥檛 even know who he is鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>365 days and nights doing everything he wants鈥xcept that.</b><br /><br />鈥淚鈥檓 not going to sleep with you,鈥?I say categorically.<br /><br />He laughs.<br /><br />鈥淚鈥檓 going to make you a promise,鈥?his eyes challenge mine. <b>鈥淏efore our time is up, you鈥檒l beg me for it.鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:</b><br /><br />"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />"Addictive and impossible to put down.鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />鈥淚 can鈥檛 get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />鈥淔ast-paced romantic suspense filled twists and turns, danger, betrayal and so much more.鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />鈥淒ecadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?<br />_____________________________________________<br /><br />*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*<br /><br /><br />
Dragon Seed: A Novel of China at War (Oriental Novels of Pearl S....
by Pearl S. Buck

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

August 21, 2012

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<b>A聽<i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling historical novel about the Japanese invasion of Nanking from the author of聽<i>The Good Earth</i>.</b><br /> Farmer Liang Tan knows only a quiet, traditional life in his remote Chinese farming community. When news filters in that Japanese forces are invading the country, he and his fellow villagers believe that if they behave decently to the Japanese soldiers, the civilians might remain undisturbed. They鈥檙e in for a shock, as the attackers lay waste to the country and install a puppet government designed to systematically carry out Japanese interests. In response, the Chinese farmers and their families form a resistance鈥攚hich not only carries grave risk, but also breaks their vow of nonviolence, leading them to wonder if they鈥檙e any different than their enemy.聽Later adapted into a film featuring Katharine Hepburn, <i>Dragon Seed</i> is a brilliant and unflinching look at the horrors of war.聽<i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author鈥檚 estate.</i>
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 27, 1959

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<b><b>Golding鈥檚 iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b><br /> 聽<br /> </b>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.<b><br /></b><br />At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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