The Collected Works

Author: Kahlil Gibran

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307267075

Category: Religion

Page: 880

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A collection of the major works of the celebrated poet, artist, and mystic features an array of stories, parables, prose poems, and essays that include "The Prophet," "The Wanderer," "Jesus the Son of Man," "Spirits Rebellious," and "The Gardens of the Prophet".

The Jane Austen Collection

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788881087

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This collection contains Jane Austen's six best-loved titles: Emma, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park.

The Communist Manifesto & Selected Writings

& Selected Writings

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509869506

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition contains the most salient extracts from Marx's great work, selected and introduced by Hugh Griffith. Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, first printed just before the French revolution of 1848, is his most accessible and famous work. In his powerful call to arms, Marx expounds his famous theory that class struggle is the real determinant of historical change. Next in this volume comes his treatise, Wages, Price and Profit, written in 1865, which serves as an accessible introduction to the ideas which Marx went on to develop in Capital, his masterful, multi-volume analysis of how the world was irreversibly changed by the industrial revolution. Whilst old-style Marxism is now dead and buried, today's conflicts within capitalism are as sharp as ever and Marx’s brilliant, painstaking writings remain incredibly relevant.

The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories

Author: Henry Lawson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857966235

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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'Lawson's sketches are beyond praise.' JOSEPH CONRAD 'Lawson gets more feelings, observation and atmosphere into a page than does Hemingway.' EDWARD GARNETT One of the great observers of Australian life, Henry Lawson looms large in our national psyche. Yet at his best Lawson transcends the very bush, the very outback, the very up-country, the very pub or selector's hut he conveys with such brevity and acuity: he make specific places universal. Henry Lawson is too often regarded as a legend rather than a writer to be enjoyed. In this selection Lawson is revealed as an author whose delightful, humorous, wry and moving short stories continue to delight generations of readers. This is the essential Lawson collection the classic of Australian classics.

Ponti

Author: Sharlene Teo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173138

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An award-winning fiction debut about the value of friendships in present-day Singapore—a surprising and powerful portrait of Asia that shows the unique blend of modern and traditional cultures coming together—for fans of Elena Ferrante and Emma Cline. “I am Miss Frankenstein, I am the bottom of the bell curve.” So declares Szu, a teenager living in a dark, dank house on a Singapore cul-de-sac, at the beginning of this richly atmospheric and endlessly surprising tale of non-belonging and isolation. Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress—who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost—and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come. With remarkable emotional acuity, dark comedy, and in vivid prose, Sharlene Teo’s Ponti traces the suffocating tangle the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way. It is an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of adolescence, the surrealness of the modern city, and the strangeness of living with and loving other people.

The Worry Tree

Author: Marianne Musgrove

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805087915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Juliet is a worrier, but when constant bickering between her and her younger sister leads Juliet to move into her own bedroom, she discovers the Worry Tree her grandmother used as a girl to relieve her own concerns.

The Coincidence Makers

A Novel

Author: Yoav Blum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250146119

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"The Coincidence Makers tells the story of Guy, Emily & Eric, whose job is creating coincidences and initiating various events in other people's lives. The three graduated from a "coincidence creation course" that took place 2 years prior to the events in the book, in which they learned techniques for creating what look like random events which will cause people to change their own lives. Fate is nothing more than a well-executed mission. Coincidence Makers are not regular people. They are responsible for organizing random encounters between lovers-to-be, creating moments of inspiration that help people make life changing decisions or "building" coincidences that cause important scientific discoveries. But when Guy gets a new special mission, that mission, along with a mysterious killer who appears in town and other hidden forces that he is not aware of, are going to change everything for the three coincidence makers and teach them about fate, free will & the true nature of love" --

The Machine Gunners

Author: Robert Westall

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330478176

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no pea-shooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.' Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best. When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance. Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results . . . The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Now with a brilliant cover look celebrating its fortieth anniversary. Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author.

Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

Author: Joanne Proulx

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569474877

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Luke Hunter had a premonition of a friend's death, and when his family and the people of his small town try to find out more about his vision he refuses to discuss it or the ongoing premonitions he keeps on having.

A Copy of the Prophet

Author: Samuel Planner

Publisher: Sam Planner

ISBN: 1511534176

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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The confessions of a lost spirit looking for guidance.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Author: Lyman Frank Baum

Publisher: United Holdings Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 206

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Relates Santa's life, from childhood to old age and into immortality, mentioning such adventures as those with the friendly wood nymphs and the wicked Awgwas.

Muslim Spain Reconsidered

From 711 to 1502

Author: Richard Hitchcock

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748678298

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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"e;This introduction to Muslim Spain covers the period from 711 to1502, giving readers a substantial overview of what it was that made it a unique and successful society, and of its powerful legacy in the formation of modern Spain. Using a chronological framework and pushing the main historical developments to the forefront, the author keeps in view the shifting social patterns caused by the changing balance between town and country, major and minor dynasties, foreign groupings and repeated invasions from North Africa. He also includes discussion of topics such as inter-faith relations, multi-ethnic competing groups, and how intellectual life was enriched by pluralism and influence from abroad. "e;

A Handful of Honey

Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria

Author: Annie Hawes

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330464973

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Aiming to track down a small oasis town deep in the Sahara, some of whose generous inhabitants came to her rescue on a black day in her adolescence, Annie Hawes leaves her home in the olive groves of Italy and sets off along the south coast of the Mediterranean. Travelling through Morocco and Algeria she eats pigeon pie with a family of cannabis farmers, and learns about the habits of djinns; she encounters citizens whose protest against the tyrannical King Hassan takes the form of attaching colanders to their television aerials - a practice he soon outlaws - and comes across a stone-age method of making olive-oil, still going strong. She allows a ten-year-old to lead her into the fundamentalist strongholds of the suburbs of Algiers - where she makes a good friend. Plunging southwards, regardless, into the desert, she at last shares a lunch of salt-cured Saharan haggis with her old friends, in a green and pleasant palm grove perfumed by flowering henna: once, it seems, the favourite scent of the Prophet Mohammed. She discovers at journey's end that life in a date-farming oasis, haunting though its songs may be, is not so simple and uncomplicated as she has imagined. Annie Hawes has legions of fans. Her writing has the well-built flow of fiction and the self-effacing honesty of a journal.

A Fort of Nine Towers

An Afghan Family Story

Author: Qais Akbar Omar

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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One of the rare memoirs of Afghanistan to have been written by an Afghan, A Fort of Nine Towers reveals the richness and suffering of life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with our own. For the young Qais Akbar Omar, Kabul was a city of gardens where he flew kites from his grandfather's roof with his cousin Wakeel while their parents, uncles, and aunts drank tea around a cloth spread in the grass. It was a time of telling stories, reciting poetry, selling carpets, and arranging marriages.Then civil war exploded. Their neighborhood found itself on the front line of a conflict that grew more savage by the day. With rockets falling around them, Omar's family fled, leaving behind everything they owned to take shelter in an old fort-only a few miles distant and yet a world away from the gunfire. As the violence escalated, Omar's father decided he must take his children out of the country to safety. On their perilous journey, they camped in caves behind the colossal Buddha statues in Bamyan, and took refuge with nomad cousins, herding their camels and sheep. While his father desperately sought smugglers to take them over the border, Omar grew up on the road, and met a deaf-mute carpet weaver who would show him his life's purpose. Later, as the Mujahedin war devolved into Taliban madness, Omar learned about quiet resistance. He survived a brutal and arbitrary imprisonment, and, at eighteen, opened a secret carpet factory to provide work for neighborhood girls, who were forbidden to go to school or even to leave their homes. As they tied knots at their looms, Omar's parents taught them literature and science. In this stunning coming-of-age memoir, Omar recounts terrifyingly narrow escapes and absurdist adventures, as well as moments of intense joy and beauty. In?ected with folktales, steeped in poetry, A Fort of Nine Towers is a life-affirming triumph. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Collector's Library Christmas Box

Author: Charles Dickens,Lewis Carroll,L. Frank Baum

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781907360152

Category: Fiction

Page: 836

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In this boxed set, Dickens's novella is joined by two further Christmas stories that he wrote for Household Words - 'The Chimes' and 'The Cricket on the Hearth'. This volume, together with the perennial childhood classics 'Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass' and 'The Wizard of Oz' comprise this collection which is indicated as a Christmas gift for children and adults alike. All three books are illustrated.

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509845178

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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E. M. Delafield's largely autobiographical novel takes the form of a journal written by an upper-middle-class lady living in a Devonshire village. Written with humour, this charming novel is full of the peculiarities of daily life. The Provincial Lady of the title attempts to avoid disaster and prevent chaos from descending upon her household. But with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. As witty and delightful today as when it was first published in 1930, Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift-editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Prophet

Author: Kahlil Gibran

Publisher: Rajpal & Sons

ISBN: 9788170287636

Category: Meditation

Page: 96

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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. An all time classic and world wide bestseller. Prophet, after twelve years of living in a foreign country, is about to set sail to go home when he is stopped by a group of people who ask him about the various aspects of life. Prophet's answers are twenty-six sermons offering insights of profound wisdom which are universally true. The inclusion of sketches made by the author enhance the appeal of this book.

Best Fairy Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509831495

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales - with an anarchic twist - but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as 'The Tinderbox' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes' through poignant masterpieces such as 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Little Match Girl' and 'The Ugly Duckling', to more subversive later tales such as 'The Ice Maiden' and 'The Dryad'. Uniquely inventive and vivacious in style and with deep insight into children's points of view, Andersen established a new genre in literature. This is the classic translation by Jean Hersholt and is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Travels of Ibn Battutah

Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781909621473

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Ibn Battutah – ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist – was just twenty-one when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca . . . He did not return to Morocco for another twenty-nine years, travelling instead through more than forty countries on the modern map, covering seventy-five thousand miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China and as far south as Tanzania. He wrote of his travels, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, biographer, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist and gastronome. With this edition by Mackintosh-Smith, Battutah's Travels takes its place alongside other indestructible masterpieces of the travel-writing genre. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Kahlil Gibran Collection

Author: Kahlil Gibran

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 150802460X

Category: Religion

Page: 707

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Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents. Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American writer and poet.Despite being considered a political rebel, Gibran is still well read throughout the world and his works are considered to be inspirational.This collection includes the following: The Broken Wings Spirits Rebellious The Forerunner The Madman A Tear and a Smile The Prophet The Wanderer The Garden of the Prophet The Earth Gods Sand and Foam Lazarus and his Beloved Jesus the Son of Man