A Doll S House

Author: Henrick Ibsen
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736800665
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A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that "a woman cannot be herself in modern society," since it is "an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play's theme is not women's rights, but rather "the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person." In a speech given to the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights in 1898, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," since he wrote "without any conscious thought of making propaganda," his task having been "the description of humanity." In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play.

The Count Of Monte Cristo

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486116824
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Falsely accused of treason, Edmond Dantès is imprisoned in the bleak Chateau d'If. After a hair-raising escape, he launches an elaborate plot to extract a bitter revenge against those who betrayed him.

The Count Of Monte Cristo

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681959127
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo is the classic adventure story of Edmond Dantès who is thrown in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Life Forever Under The Sun

Author: Barbara J. Young
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499079672
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In the small town of Santa Crescente, where the surf meets murder, a young boy rises above the waves of despair as he faces life without a mother and watches his father stand trial for her murder. Alberto, almost thirteen, finds a small charm on a walk with nature. His aging grandfather sends him to school while secretly using the charm to reopen his daughter’s case of hit and run. Tomas frequently reminisces on the past and faces his own coming of age as the search for the truth begins. The diminutive family makes hard times seem like fun in this heartwarming tale of tackling life’s most extreme challenges. Novelist Barbara Young explores modern literature through her varied use of characters. Placing the tradition up against romantic and modern standards, she blends the genres into a central character, Alberto, and examines the changing principles of writing. She sets her young boy in the midst of tragedy, challenging his insight and his wit to see if he can stand alone amid the great forces who have given him life. But the question still remains. Will he bow to the strict rules of tradition, remain fixated in a tragic romantic stupor, or will he flit away with the fast-paced words of the modern day?

Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels And Stories Volumes I And Ii

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553897446
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Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.” Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.

The Count Of Monte Christo

Author: Dumas
Publisher: Manga Classics
ISBN: 9781927925614
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On the very day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, a young merchant sailor named Edmond Dantes is falsely imprisoned for life, laying to waste his plans of marriage and hard-earned fortune. Following several long years in prison he has managed to escape and reinvent himself as the mysterious Count of Monte Christo. It is the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Count has been plotting his revenge on the three men who had him falsely imprisoned. With a new identity, an incredible education abroad and a vast fortune, has returned completely unrecognizable to those who had committed their crimes against him."

Soon I Will Be Invincible

Author: Austin Grossman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307279863
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When Doctor Impossible, an evil genius, mad scientist, time-traveler, and ambitious wannabe world dominator, escapes from prison and launches a new plot to seize control of the world, Fatale, a woman built by the NSA to be the next generation of weaponry, joins a group of misfit superheroes in their quest to destroy Doctor Impossible. A first novel. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time

Author: Centaur Editions
Publisher: Centaur Editions
ISBN: 8892564447
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Here you can find our list of the 100 greatest novels of all time.

Indiana Jones And The Genesis Deluge

Author: Rob MacGregor
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553295023
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After a year of quiet living teaching Celtic archaeology, Indiana Jones is tempted to return to a life of danger and adventure when a Russian doctor recruits him to join an expedition in search of Noah's Ark. Original.

Roman Diary

Author: Richard Platt
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9781406325478
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The year is AD 107 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. Apart from her diary, she hasn't a friend in the world. But the family she works for are not unkind, and as Iliona begins to make friends and look around her, she discovers that the city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place.