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Classic tales of fairies and princesses, ducklings and dancing shoes from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including ';The Ugly Duckling,' ';Thumbelina,' ';The Red Shoes,' ';The Princess on the Pea,' and ';The Emperor's New Clothes,' fill the pages of this beautiful edition. Also included is ';The Tallow Candle'one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! A great book of bedtime stories or for rainy day reading, as there are both short and long anecdotes included. Curl up with this collection of classics and lose yourself in childhood memories.
The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.';So long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Miserables cannot fail to be of use,' says Victor Hugo in the preface of his famous novel. Certainly, Les Miserables is French history recounted through the personal stories of its main characters. The tale offers philosophical insight on the good deeds that can happen even amidst ignorance and poverty. This handsome volume is a beautiful addition to any classic literature library.
Chivalry is not dead!Central figures in The Matter of Britain, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table still inspire many books and films today. Drawing on the legends of Camelot from French and English sources, Sir Thomas Malory compiled the drama of illicit love, the magic of sorcery, and the quest for the Holy Grail into a sordid and chivalrous tale thats been recounted for centuries.
No library is complete without historys oldest treatise on warfare.Dated to about fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered the oldest treatise on war in the world. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of thirteen chapters, each addressing a particular aspect of warfare, such as planning offenses, military combat, and the employment of spies. Influential in Eastern civilization for millennia and in Western culture since its first translation in the 18th century, the teachings of this book have been applied to scenarios as varied as office politics, the Vietnam War, and American football. Now this living military heirloom is available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series in an affordable edition for readers everywhere.
This historically significant novel of love and betrayal led to a renewed interest in preserving the grand architecture of Paris.Victor Hugo'sThe Hunchback of Notre Damewas written in 1831, at a time when the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was falling into disrepair. This epic novel helped spark a preservationist movement that led to the cathedral being restored to its full glory. Set in 1482, the story tells of how four menthe hunchbacked bell-ringer, Quasimodo; the archdeacon of Notre Dame, Claude Frollo; the dashing soldier Phoebus de Chateaupers; and the poet Pierre Gringoirevie for the love of Esmeralda, a young Romani woman. As the story unfolds, readers come to realize that the focus of the story is not only on the human characters but on the grand cathedral itself.
Legendary tales of myth and romance written so everyone can enjoy the stories!Can't keep all your gods and goddesses straight? Wondering about mythological references in classic literature? Bulfinch's Mythology offers approachable accounts of ancient legends in a compilation of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, banker and Latinist. This volume includes all three of Bulfinch's original titles: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and The Legends of Charlemagne. Bulfinch states his purpose for the book clearly: ';Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature...who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation.' This compilation was widely used as the authoritative text on mythology in schools for over a century.
A classic tale of adventure from renowned French author Jules Verne.Originally published in 1872, Around the World in Eighty Days imagined for readers the possibility of circumnavigating the world when the prospect of such a feat was still in its infancy. After an argument with colleagues at London's Reform Club, the wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers £20,000 that he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days, and then sets out that very evening with his servant Passepartout. A series of adventures on the seas and rails-as well as the presence of a detective from Scotland Yard who mistakes Fogg for a wanted criminal-provide readers with intriguing plot twists along the way. Will Fogg make it back to London in time?
Anne of Green Gables has been one of the worlds most charming coming-of-age stories for more than a century.Best-selling Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published the first book in her charming series in 1908, making it a literary favorite for more than a hundred years. Published as a childrens novel, the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan, was inspired by the authors childhood adventures on rural Prince Edward Island. It follows Annes journey as she moves to a farm on Prince Edward Island to live with a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them with farming chores. The story follows Anne as she makes a home and comes of age on the island. *The widely popular novel has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than twenty languages since its first publication.Anne of Green Gables has been one of the worlds most charming coming-of-age stories for more than a century.
No home library is complete without the classics! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a keepsake to be read and treasured.The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of twelve short stories by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, is considered a milestone in the genre of detective fiction. With Sherlock Holmes's clever disguises and ability to solve even the most elusive mysteries, as well as Holmes's loyal friend and biographer, Dr. Watson, who narrates most of the stories, Doyle's suspenseful stories and well-developed characters keep readers on the edges of their seats. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.
No home library is complete without the classics! This new collection of stories from Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales is a keepsake to be read and treasured.They are the stories of characters we've known since childhood: Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions told before bedtime. They're darker and often don't end very happily--but theyre often far more interesting. This edition of Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites--';Sleeping Beauty,' ';Rumpelstiltskin,' ';Little Red Cap,' and many more--in their original versions. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers. Many of these stories begin with the familiar refrain of ';once upon a time'--but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!
There is no place like home.We all know the movie and storyline well. But have you ever read the original novel? Influenced by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum created this classic story and fantasy using the dream of young Dorothy on her journey home to demonstrate the theme of good vs. evil. Throughout her adventure, she encounters several newfound friends: a scarecrow, a tin woodman, and a cowardly lion. They traverse the land of Oz together by following the famous yellow brick road to the stunning Emerald City. Though they encounter surprises along the way, what they find in the Emerald City shocks them.* The immediate success of The Wizard of Oz inspired L. Frank Baum to write thirteen more Oz books.The Wizard of Oz is one of the best-known and most widely translated stories in popular culture.
No home library is complete without the classics! Pride and Prejudice is a keepsake to be read and treasured.First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere and selling millions of copies worldwide! Jane Austen's novel tells the story of the five unmarried Bennet sisters, daughters of a humble country squire, as they deal with the issues of marriage, manners, and upbringing in English country life. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Pride and Prejudice is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.
No home library is complete without the classics! Little Women is a keepsake to be read and treasured.When Little Women was first published in 1868, it became an instant bestseller. The book's gentle lessons and charming story of four adventurous sisters coming of age in Civil War-era New England was originally written as a children's book, but quickly captured the hearts and attention of readers of all ages. Now part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Little Women is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure IslandPerhaps the most iconic pirate story of all time, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1881. The book follows young Jim Hawkins who finds himself in possession of a treasure map and embarks on a journey to unearth the pirate booty. His adventure takes him through the turbulent waters of morality, and his subsequent coming of age has captivated generations of readers. Rousing and full of adventure, Stevensons Treasure Island is a classic to be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, it makes a chic and affordable addition to any library.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. J. M. Barrie, Peter PanJoin Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and a cast of other familiar characters on a fantastical journey in the Word Cloud Classics Peter Pan. Included in this volume are the famous novelPeter and Wendy (1911)about the boy who never grew up and his adventures in Neverland, as well as a lesser-known prequel entitled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), which tells the story of Pans early years in London. This lively volume weaves a tale that is universally relatable and wildly popular for adults and children alike.
Twelve of Shakespeare's most profound and moving dramas in one elegant volume.William Shakespeare's tragedies introduced the world to some of the most well-known characters in literature, including Romeo, Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello. This handsome Word Cloud volume includes all twelve works from the First Folio that are commonly classified as tragediesbut the feelings that Shakespeare's words can evoke range across the spectrum of human emotion.
This classic and much-loved novel about the French Revolution offers deep social commentary and an intriguing cast of characters.One of the best-selling novels of all time, Charles Dickens'sA Tale of Two Citiesrecounts the story of Alexandre Manette, a French physician who is released from a long imprisonment on the eve of the French Revolution. As he sets out for London to find his daughter Lucie, social and political turmoil in Paris lead to the Reign of Terror. Against this backdrop, the reader is introduced to a variety of characters and storylines in both cities that are woven together to tell the story of a tumultuous era. This enduring classic showcases at its finest Dickens's flair for creating rich detail and memorable characters.
Bring on the merriment whenever you open this collection of Shakespeare's entertaining comedies.The comedies of William ShakespeareincludingThe Tempest,The Comedy of Errors,A Midsummer Night's Dream, andAs You Like Ithave entertained readers and theatergoers for centuries. This elegant Word Cloud edition ofShakespeare's Comediesincludes all fourteen of the Bard's comedies in a single volume so readers can revisit their favorite plays and passages with ease.
This collection of classic mysteries will have you turning each page with anticipation.Classic Tales of Mysterycontains eight famous stories from well-known authors, including Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and G. K. Chesterton. Each story presents the reader with a puzzle that can be solved only through logic and deduction, a hallmark of classic detective tales. Famous sleuthsincluding Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmeshave unique personalities that endear them to readers across the world, which has allowed them to maintain their superstar status to the present day.
No home library is complete without the classics! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Stories brings together the essential works from Arthur Conan Doyle in an elegant, leather-bound, omnibus editiona keepsake to be read and treasured.There is one literary detective who stands above all others, whose powers of deduction are known the world over, whose influence can still be felt in todays most modern whodunits. Who is it, you ask? Why, its elementary! Sherlock Holmes, the famous gumshoe of 221B Baker Street. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--the man who made him famous in such tales as The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet--changed the world of mysteries, inspiring legions of devoted fans.Whether youre a devotee or youve yet to be awed by Holmess powers of deduction, youll love this Canterbury Classics edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles famous works, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four, The Valley of Fear, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.A classic keepsake for fans of detective novels, as well as all great literature, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Storiesis the perfect addition to any library.
No librarys complete without the classics! This edition collects the greatest works of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose stories of excitement and adventure will never be forgotten.He wrote stories of chance and peril, pirates and buried gold. He told tales of good and evil, of men struggling with the darkest parts of their souls. Acclaimed Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson was a master whose works offer compelling insight into our hearts and minds. His novels should be studied and treasured, kept in every home library.Featuring the full texts of Treasure Island, Prince Otto, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, and David Balfour, this Canterbury Classics edition of Robert Louis Stevenson collects his greatest yarns. With an introduction by a renowned Stevenson scholar that illuminates his meanings and intentions, this edition is perfect for new and old fans alike.Readers will want to keep Robert Louis Stevenson forever--and go on a never-ending adventure!