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Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda. (Wikipedia)
The Mencius is a collection of conversations, anecdotes, and series of genuine and imagined interviews by the Confucian philosopher, Mencius. The book explores Mencius' views on the topics of moral and political philosophy, that are often posed as a dialogue to the ideas presented by Confucianism. The interviews and conversations are depicted as being either between Mencius and the various rulers of the Warring States period, or with his students and other contemporaries. The book documents Mencius' travel across the states, and his philosophical conversations and debates with those he meets on his journey. A number of scholars suggest that the text was not written by Mencius himself, but rather by his disciples. The text is believed to have been written during the late 4th century BC.
Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch gilt als Pionier des Comics er erschuf u. a. Max und Moritz, Fipps, der Affe, Die fromme Helene, Plisch und Plum, Hans Huckebein, der Unglucksrabe, die Knopp-Trilogie und weitere, bis heute populare Werke. Oft griff er darin satirisch die Eigenschaften bestimmter Typen oder Gesellschaftsgruppen auf, etwa die Selbstzufriedenheit und Doppelmoral des Spieburgers oder die Frommelei von Geistlichen und Laien. Viele seiner Zweizeiler sind im Deutschen zu festen Redewendungen geworden, z. B. Vater werden ist nicht schwer, Vater sein dagegen sehr"e; oder Dieses war der erste Streich, doch der zweite folgt sogleich"e;.
Excerpt: "e;The first sign of our approach to Lourdes was a vast wooden cross, crowning a pointed hill. We had been travelling all day, through the August sunlight, humming along the straight French roads beneath the endless avenues; now across a rich plain, with the road banked on either side to avert the spring torrents from the Pyrenees; now again mounting and descending a sudden shoulder of hill. A few minutes ago we had passed into Tarbes, the cathedral city of the diocese in which Lourdes lies; and there, owing to a little accident, we had been obliged to halt, while the wheels of the car were lifted, with incredible ingenuity, from the deep gutter into which the chauffeur had, with the best intentions, steered them. It was here, in the black eyes, the dominant profiles, the bright colours, the absorbed childish interest of the crowd, in their comments, their laughter, their seriousness, and their accent, that the South showed itself almost unmixed. It was market-day in Tarbes; and when once more we were on our way, we still went slowly; passing, almost all the way into Lourdes itself, a long-drawn procession-carts and foot passengers, oxen, horses, dogs, and children-drawing nearer every minute toward that ring of solemn blue hills that barred the view to Spain."e;
De Bello Gallico and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)' is a collection of war writings by Julius Caesar. Included in this volume are the first hand recollections of one the most important figures in the history of human civilization, Julius Caesar. (Goodreads)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; 29 September 1547 (assumed) - 22 April 1616), often known as Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("e;the language of Cervantes"e;). He was dubbed El Principe de los Ingenios ("e;The Prince of Wits"e;). (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
In Hatha Yoga, Swatmarama introduces his system as preparatory stage for physical purification that the body practices for higher meditation or Yoga. It is based on asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques). As a part of Hindu origin, tradition believes that Shiva Himself is the founder of hatha yoga.Hatha yoga was passed down in disciplic succession. In the 20th century, hatha yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), became popular throughout the world as physical exercises, and is now colloquially termed "e;yoga.
Justin Caryll, after being raised by a vengeful guardian, travels to England to destroy his birth father for the crime of dishonouring and abandoning his late mother. When we first meet Hortensia, she responds to a cruel trick by beating a villain with his own sword. It's awesome. Justin's mixed feelings on what to do about his absent father are still the main focus of the novel, but it's nice to see him falling for a woman that's worth his time. The story has plenty of excitement, including some interesting social manoeuvring and a first-rate duel scene.
Orejas de ellos, the things who listen, whispered the superstitious fishermen when the strange occurrences began off the Philippine coast. How else could you explain the sudden disappearance of a vessel beneath a mysterious curtain of foam? The writhings of thousands of maddened fish trapped in a coffin-like area of ocean? An alien intelligence gorged at the bottom of the Luzon Deep and made its plans. Radar expert Terry Holt and the crew of the Experance had to devise a weapon against the horrifying creatures which threatened mankind with extinction. Here are terror, excitement, and the clutch of cold death as combined by a master hand in the field of science-fiction. (Goodreads)
Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.
Set in Paris during the French Revolution, The Mesmerist's Victim"e; tells the story of two star-crossed lovers whose romance blooms at an extremely inopportune moment in European history. Will they be able to find happiness together, or will they be swallowed up in the tumult of radical political and social change? The Mesmerist's Victim"e; is the second in Dumas' fictional series on the French Revolution. The story continues the tale where Memoirs of a Physician"e; left off. This is the second in Dumas' series on the retelling of the French Revolution. Alexandre Dumas was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages. His historical novels include The Count of Monte Cristo"e;, The Three Musketeers"e;, The Corsican Brothers"e;, and The Man in the Iron Mask"e;.
Set in 1866 during the Austro-Prussian War, this exciting and masterfully-retold story is highly recommended for fans of the historical fiction, and constitutes a must-read for lovers of Dumas's seminal work. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including "e;The Three Musketeers"e; and "e;The Count of Monte Cristo"e;. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his lavish lifestyle. His novels have been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over 200 motion pictures. (Goodreads)
The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A. E. W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. In December 1901, Cornhill Magazine announced the title as one of two new serial stories to be published in the forthcoming year. Against the background of the Mahdist War, young Feversham disgraces himself by quitting the army, which others perceive as cowardice, symbolized by the four white feathers they give him. He redeems himself with acts of great courage and wins back the heart of the woman he loves.
Auszug: "e;Konrad war so betrunken, da er jeder weiblichen Gestalt, die sich in den nachtlichen Straen zeigte, nachscho, sie uberholte, unter einer Laterne stehenblieb, um sie zu betrachten, und entsetzt zuruckfuhr. Nun verfolgte er einen Backfisch, der von einer Gesellschaft kam und vom Dienstmadchen nach Hause begleitet wurde. Sie erwiderte seine Blicke kuhl und neugierig. Aber plotzlich fehlte ihm der Mut, sie anzusprechen. Er konnte sich nicht aufraffen und bog mechanisch in eine Nebenstrae ein."e;
A young heiress learns of the death of her uncle and is determined to find out who is the murderer. Carolyn Wells inspires and entertains with her classical mystery masterpiece, the Mark of Cain, guaranteed to feed the mystery monster that craves suspense! (goodreads)
Auszug: "e;An einem Sonntag war's, ein herrlicher Sommermorgen. Goldig flammte es am azurnen Firmament, in seltener Reinheit traten die Zacken und Schrofen und Schrunde des zerklufteten wilden Wettersteins hervor, duftig zeigte die majestatische Zugspitze den Weg zum Ather. Der Schorschl war spat heim'kommen aus dem oberen Revier, aber der junge frische Morgen trieb ihn fruh wieder heraus, die Sonn' darf ja keinen richtigen Jagersmann im Bett uberraschen. Eine Zeitlang putzte der Schorschl sein Schiezeug und richtete Patronen zurecht, dann ward sein Sonntagsstaat gemustert, die grun gestickte lederne Kniehose, die graugrunen Boanhoseln (Kniestrumpfe), das jaagerische Giletwestlleibl und der Lodenrock mit grunem Passepoil und groen Hirschhornknopfen. Wie schmuck der Bursch im Jaagerg'wandl aussieht! Ein feuerrotes Halstuchl steckt er unter den weien Hemdkragen, dann setzt er sein Jagdhutel mit dem halben Spielhahnsto auf das blonde Haar. So, jetzt ist er sauber g'nug zum Kirchgang."e;
Anne's House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1917 by McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart. The novel is from a series of books written primarily for girls and young women, about a young girl named Anne Shirley. The books follow the course of Anne's life. It is set principally on Canada's Prince Edward Island, Montgomery's birthplace and home for much of her life. The series has been called classic children's literature, and has been reprinted many times since its original publication. Anne's House of Dreams is book five in the series, and chronicles Anne's early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together.
L. M. Montgomery shines again in this second compilation of her short stories, this time those that were published in 1902-1903. The same whimsical, funny, and wholesome sweetness that she would later become known for in her Anne Shirley series, was on display in these earlier published tales. CONTENTS: A patent medicine testimonial -- A sandshore wooing -- After many days -- An unconventional confidence -- Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas basket -- Davenport's story -- Emily's husband -- Min -- Miss Cordelia's accommodation -- Ned's stroke of business -- Our runaway kite -- The bride roses -- The Josephs' Christmas -- The magical bond of the sea -- The martyrdom of Estella -- The old chest at Wyther Grange -- The Osbornes' Christmas -- The romance of Aunt Beatrice -- The running away of Chester -- The strike at Putney -- The unhappiness of Miss Farquhar -- Why Mr. Cropper changed his mind.
This book contains twenty-seven short stories by L.M. Montgomery. They were originally published from 1909-1922. The stories vary in length and quality but also in type. What they all have in common, perhaps, is a satisfying happily ever after ending. There are stories of romance, of friendship, of families coming together again, of young people finding their place in the world. (Goodreads)
Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author and is best known for her novels, the first of which was Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. She also published over 500 short stories, and these are available in chronological order in a six volume set, this being the first volume - a selection of the stories from 1896 to 1901. The twenty stories in this volume show L.M. Montgomery's early talent as a writer. The characters are interesting, the Canadian settings are described beautifully and a plot with dramatic tension is introduced quickly. The stories vary in style from romantic to funny to sinister. This book offers a fascinating series of stories to read. (Amazon)
A sweet and moving romance from the author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables series! Eric Marshall, recent college graduate, has the world at his feet. He's handsome, popular, wealthy, and surprisingly, single. Living the bachelor lifestyle with his widowed father, he's never given much thought to romance. When an old school friend asks Eric to substitute teach for him on Prince Edward Island while he recuperates from an illness, Eric thinks, why not? He's got some time to kill before diving into the family business with his father, and the rustic island may be a good diversion for him. Eric falls into the easy routine of island life, and his status as eligible bachelor endears him to the locals. Eric is still not thinking of romance, but he's about to find it in a most unexpected place...
CONTENTS: A millionaire's proposal -- A substitute journalist -- Anna's love letters -- Aunt Caroline's silk dress -- Aunt Susanna's Thanksgiving dinner -- By grace of Julius Caesar -- By the rule of contrary -- Fair exchange and no robbery -- Four winds -- Marcella's reward -- Margaret's patient -- Matthew insists on puffed sleeves -- Missy's room -- Ted's afternoon off -- The girl who drove the cows -- The doctor's sweetheart -- The end of the Young family feud -- The genesis of the Doughnut Club -- The growing up of Cornelia -- The Old Fellow's letter -- The parting of the ways -- The promissory note -- The revolt of Mary Isabel -- The twins and a wedding.
Amazing Stories Volume 79 is a great collection of action short stories from "e;The Golden Age of Science Fiction"e;. Featured here is one story by Robert Abernathy: "e;Failure on Titan"e;, one story by Henry Guth: "e;Earthbound"e;, two stories by Bill Garson: "e;Test For the Pearl"e;, and "e;The Little Pets of Arkkhan"e; and two stories by Gardner F. Fox: "e;Vassals of the Lode-Star"e;, and "e;Sword of the Seven Suns"e;.
Excerpt: "e;Phrenitis implies inflammation of the brain. Madness and extreme violence are the consequences. The animal, in this condition, disregards all recognitions, and, apparently, loses all timidity. It suffers the greatest agony, and no terror can appal it. It would rejoice, could it anticipate the effects, if the mouth of a loaded cannon were pointed toward itself, and would look for relief when the portfire descended upon the touch-hole. Every movement seems designed to end its own existence; but the furor has no malice in it. The creature strives only to injure himself. It may in its efforts shatter and demolish the structures which surround it; but it does so without intention. That is merely the result of its being carried away beyond the things of this world by a mighty anguish. It desires harm to no one; but it cannot remain quiescent, and endure the torment which rages within its skull."e;
Excerpt: "e;Having voyaged twice to America from British ports and once from Copenhagen, I determined on my fourth visit to approach America from Spain and try to follow Columbus's keel over the waters. This study of the quest of El Dorado is mostly on the trail of the Spaniards. The motive of the first explorers and pioneers was generally the quest of gold. And even to-day most people who seek America do so to make money, many to make a fortune. There is, therefore, a continuity through the centuries of the quest of fortune."e;
Excerpt: "e;Although Charles Lynch of Virginia used to suspend British farmers by their thumbs until they cried out Liberty for ever! and lynching has continued ever since, America is nevertheless at bottom free, or at least was intended to be so by the idealists and politicians who brought her forth. America is a living reproof of Europe, and it has been generally conceived of as a land where men should suffer no encroachment upon their personal liberty, where they should reap duly the fruits of their labors, where no man should sap their rugged independence or infringe upon the sovereign equality of their social rights, where government should be entirely by consent of the governed, not handed down from above as from superior beings or masters, but controlled from below, from the broad base of toiling humanity."e;
Excerpt: "e;The scene was the stage of the Star Theater in Atchison, Kansas, and the occasion the rehearsal of Frank Merriwell's company in his new play, "e;True Blue."e; From the first night "e;True Blue"e; had been a success; the playgoers of Puleob, Colorado, who had witnessed the failure of its first version, welcomed "e;True Blue"e; enthusiastically and assured Frank, as Roscoe Havener, his stage manager, had put it, that he had a "e;winner."e; Frank had chosen to turn back toward the East, instead of continuing on to the Pacific coast, for it was late in the season and business was on the decline. It would be better for the members of his company if the play closed its run in the East, leaving them on the ground when the time came to make engagements for the coming season. Besides that consideration, Frank had other reasons in turning Eastward. The failure to keep the dates made for "e;John Smith"e; and the partial failure of "e;For Old Eli"e; had made it difficult for him to secure theaters for "e;True Blue"e; on the Western route, while it was comparatively easy to secure good bookings on the way Eastward."e;
Three Classic Short Stories from The Golden Age of Science Fiction by Albert dePina. Featured here: "e;Alcatraz of the Stairways"e;, "e;Minions of the Crystal Sphere"e;, and "e;Keeper of the Deathless Sleep"e;.
The Manchester Man is a novel by the British writer Isabella Banks. It was first published in three volumes in 1876 under her married name, Mrs G. Linnaeus Banks. The story follows the life of a Manchester resident, Jabez Clegg, during the nineteenth century and his rise to prosperity in the booming industrial city. It depicts a number of real historical events such as the Peterloo Massacre. An orphaned child is rescued by a tanner and his daughter from the River Irk during a storm. Simon, the tanner learns that the child's family did not survive the flood and Bess, his daughter, decides to foster the child herself. They christen him Jabez Clegg and he is educated as a Blue Coat Boy at Chetham's Hospital School under the supervision of clergyman Joshua Brookes. Jabez meets his antagonist, the wealthy Laurence Aspinall, who is to be a rival for the rest of his life.
Valuable not only as an early collection of thirty-seven poems, but for "e;Professor Slote's introduction, which considers events leading to the poems, critically analyses them and then brilliantly relates them to Willa Cather's fictional themes and techniques."e; (Goodreads)