By Mark Twain

Garnished with the main points that Mark Twain collected in the course of his personal travels up and down the luxurious and changeable Mississippi River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offers an exceptional glimpse into the pre-Civil warfare South as runaway Huck Finn – a white boy – groups up with fugitive grownup slave Jim as they flee by means of raft at the river. lengthy probably the most challenged or banned books as a result of racist language, Twain’s novel should be learn as an indictment of unenlightened nineteenth-century considering or as a heartbreaking coming-of-age novel, yet what’s undisputed is the novel’s place as probably the most influential books in American literature.

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By L. Frank Baum

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as cherished part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. considering that its first booklet in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit woman over excited through a twister to the unusual and gorgeous Land of oz. has had a rare emotional influence on wide-eyed readers younger and old.

As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick highway to the Emerald urban, hoping the good and bad Wizard who lives there'll support her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the well-known trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns concerning the strength of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a “modernized fairy story, within which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations earlier, this vintage of delusion experience speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s knowledge.

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By Flann O'Brien

The terrible Mouth relates the tale of 1 Bonaparte O'Coonassa, born in a cabin in a fictitious village known as Corkadoragha in western eire both well known for its good looks and the abject poverty of its citizens. Potatoes represent the foundation of his family's day-by-day fare, and so they percentage either mattress and board with the sheep and pigs. A scathing satire at the Irish, this paintings introduced down at the author's head the complete wrath of these who observed themselves because the custodians of Irish language and culture whilst it was once first released in Gaelic in 1941.

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By John Fante

O central sucesso de John Fante, agora com nova identidade visual

A mais well known obra de John Fante, Pergunte ao pó, já vendeu no Brasil mais de 15 mil exemplares, e é agora relançado de acordo com a nova identidade visible do autor, mais moderna e atraente. O livro tem como protagonista Arturo Bandini, personagem ficcional muito inspirado no próprio autor, como uma espécie de um sujeito ítalo americano vivendo uma vida de aspirante a escritor em Los Angeles.

“Tomei o livro emprestado, levei-o ao meu 4to, subi à minha cama e o li, e sabia muito antes de terminar que aqui estava um homem que havia desenvolvido uma maneira bizarre de escrever. O livro period Pergunte ao pó e o autor period John Fante. Ele se tornaria uma influência no meu modo de escrever para a vida toda.” – Charles Bukowski.

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By Jack Finney

Have fun the 60th anniversary of 1 of the earliest technological know-how fiction novels by way of rediscovering Jack Finney’s across the world acclaimed Invasion of the physique Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a narrative “to be learn and savored for its personal satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword through number one New York Times bestselling writer, Dean Koontz.

On a quiet fall night within the peaceable city of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, frightening plot. Subtly, virtually imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking on the our bodies and minds of his pals, associates, family members, the lady he loves, and the whole international as he understands it.

First released in 1955, this vintage technology fiction mystery in regards to the final alien invasion and the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy has encouraged a number of movie diversifications and entertained readers for many years. This repackaged variation encompasses a new disguise by means of Hugo award–winning illustrator, John Picacio and a foreword through New York Times bestselling writer, Dean Koontz.

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By Harold Bloom

This sequence is a meeting of a consultant number of the easiest modern feedback of the poets, novelists, essayists, and playwrights of the Western international who're most generally studied and browse. every one quantity comprises an essay via Bloom, within which he bargains his personal insights into the author's paintings, and an editor's no longer that reviews at the person analyses that stick with. additionally integrated are bibliographies for every writer, short notes at the members, and beneficial chronologies. This sequence is a serious presentation of these women and men who, from medieval occasions to the current, have formed the Western culture.

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By Jules Verne

An historical booklet is opened by means of the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his existence - and the lifetime of his nephew Axel - is modified for ever. An outdated piece of paper has tumbled from the e-book, a worthwhile parchment that would lead them on a terrifying trip to discover what lies on the centre of the Earth.

A undying event, brilliantly brought through Diana Wynne Jones, considered one of Britain's best fable and sci-fi writers for kids.

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By Ernest Hemingway

Frédéric Henry, jeune Américain volontaire dans les ambulances sur le entrance d'Italie, pendant l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, est blessé et s'éprend de son infirmière, Catherine Barkley. Avec Catherine, enceinte, il tente de fuir los angeles guerre et de passer en Suisse, où le destin les attend.
Un des meilleurs romans de guerre. Un des plus grands romans d'amour.

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By Ronald C. Iverson

This fascinating new translation with footnotes is extra readable than prior models and should entice smooth readers.

The 3 Kingdoms is an epic chinese language novel written over six centuries in the past. It recounts in bright ancient element the turbulent years on the shut of the Han Dynasty, while China broke into 3 competing kingdoms and over part the inhabitants have been both killed or pushed from their houses. half fantasy, half truth, readers will adventure the loyalty and treachery, the brotherhood and contention of China's mythical heroes and villains through the so much tumultuous interval in chinese language history.

Considered the best paintings in vintage chinese language literature, The 3 Kingdoms is learn through hundreds of thousands all through Asia this present day. obvious not only as a good murals, many chinese language view it as a advisor to good fortune in existence and company in addition to a piece that gives nice ethical clarity—while many foreigners learn it to realize insights into chinese language society and tradition. From the saga of The 3 Kingdoms, readers will find out how nice warriors inspire their troops and improve their effect, whereas disguising their weaknesses and turning the strengths of others opposed to them.

This moment quantity introduces Liu Bei's maximum best friend, his consultant Zhuge Lian—a grasp strategist whose smart options permits Liu Bei to assert many victories within the unending conflict for dominance through the Warring States interval in chinese language history.

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By Pearl S. Buck

“Buck hasn't ever performed greater paintings than this. via an excellent gift of instinct she has entered into the brain, center and spirit of the chinese language peasant lady and printed the everlasting values of life.” —The Times Literary Supplement
Dickensian in its epic sweep, one in every of Buck’s best novels facilities on an unnamed peasant girl in pre-revolutionary China. suddenly, her stressed husband abandons her. Shamed via the event, she is left to paintings the land, elevate their 3 young children on her personal, and take care of her getting older spouse's mother. to save lots of face together with her acquaintances, she pretends her husband is touring, and sends letters to herself signed in his identify. Surrounded via poverty, depression, and a starting to be net of lies intended to guard the relations, her teenagers develop up and input society with merely the aid in their mother’s unbreakable will.
 
An unforgettable tale of 1 woman’s energy and a impressive fantasy concerning the function of moms, this novel is a robust fulfillment by way of a grasp of twentieth-century fiction.
 
This booklet beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Pearl S. dollar together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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