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SpecificationsAbout the Author Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister the painter Vanessa Bell moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of The Bloomsbury Group. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf a writer and social reformer. Three years later her first novel The Voyage Out was published followed by Night and Day 1919 and Jacobs Room 1922. These first novels show the development of Virginia Woolfs distinctive and innovative narrative style. It was during this time that she and Leonard Woolf founded The Hogarth Press with the publication of the co-authored Two Stories in 1917 hand-printed in the dining room of their house in Surrey. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces from Mrs Dalloway 1925 to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves 1931. She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism short fiction journalism and biography including the playfully subversive Orlando 1928 and A Room of Ones Own 1929 a passionate feminist essay. This intense creative productivity was often matched by periods of mental illness from which she had suffered since her mothers death in 1895. On 28 March 1941 a few months before the publication of her final novel Between the Acts Virginia Woolf committed suicide.Author 1 Virginia WoolfFormat PaperbackEdition Number New EditionEditorial Review "Virginia Woolf stands as the chief figure of Modernism in England and must be included with Joyce and Proust in the realizaztion of experimental acheivements that has completely broken with tradition."-- The New York TimesISBN-10 0099470454ISBN-13 9780099470458Language EnglishView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882 the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister the painter Vanessa Bell moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of The Bloomsbury Group. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf a writer and social reformer. Three years later her first novel The Voyage Out was published followed by Night and Day 1919 and Jacobs Room 1922. These first novels show the development of Virginia Woolfs distinctive and innovative narrative style. It was during this time that she and Leonard Woolf founded The Hogarth Press with the publication of the co-authored Two Stories in 1917 hand-printed in the dining room of their house in Surrey. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces from Mrs Dalloway 1925 to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves 1931. She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism short fiction journalism and biography including the playfully subversive Orlando 1928 and A Room of Ones Own 1929 a passionate feminist essay. This intense creative productivity was often matched by periods of mental illness from which she had suffered since her mothers death in 1895. On 28 March 1941 a few months before the publication of her final novel Between the Acts Virginia Woolf committed suicide.Author 1 Virginia WoolfFormat PaperbackEdition Number New EditionEditorial Review "Virginia Woolf stands as the chief figure of Modernism in England and must be included with Joyce and Proust in the realizaztion of experimental acheivements that has completely broken with tradition."-- The New York TimesISBN-10 0099470454ISBN-13 9780099470458Language EnglishView Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Rabindranath TagoreFormat PaperbackISBN-13 9780007925582Language EnglishPublication Date 09/05/2013Publisher Harper Collins Distribution SpecificationsAuthor 1 Rabindranath TagoreFormat PaperbackISBN-13 9780007925582Language EnglishPublication Date 09/05/2013Publisher Harper Collins Distribution
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SpecificationsAbout the Author ERNIE CLINE is best known for creating the cult film Fanboys about a group of Star Wars fans on a pilgrimage to George Lucas Skywalker Ranch. His work has been covered in numerous national publications and all over the internet. This is his first book.Author 1 Ernest ClineFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "Gorgeously geeky superbly entertaining this really is a spectacularly successful debut" Daily Mail "If you grew up with an Atari or maybe had a Commodore 64 back in the day you are going to really enjoy this one. Cline really captures the feeling of those good old days in Ready Player One." WIRED "The strength of Clines first novel other than its geeky referencing of 1980s pop culture is the characterisation of the Candide-like Wade and his redemptive quest in both VR and the real world." Guardian "The mystery and fantasy in this novel weaves itself in the most delightful way and the details that make up Mr. Clines world are simply astounding. Ready Player One has it all" Huffington Post "Enchanting…Willy Wonka meets the Matrix. This novel undoubtedly qualifies Cline as the hottest geek on the planet right now. [But] you dont have to be a geek to get it." USA TodayISBN-10 0099560437ISBN-13 9780099560432Language EnglishNumber of Pages 384View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author ERNIE CLINE is best known for creating the cult film Fanboys about a group of Star Wars fans on a pilgrimage to George Lucas Skywalker Ranch. His work has been covered in numerous national publications and all over the internet. This is his first book.Author 1 Ernest ClineFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "Gorgeously geeky superbly entertaining this really is a spectacularly successful debut" Daily Mail "If you grew up with an Atari or maybe had a Commodore 64 back in the day you are going to really enjoy this one. Cline really captures the feeling of those good old days in Ready Player One." WIRED "The strength of Clines first novel other than its geeky referencing of 1980s pop culture is the characterisation of the Candide-like Wade and his redemptive quest in both VR and the real world." Guardian "The mystery and fantasy in this novel weaves itself in the most delightful way and the details that make up Mr. Clines world are simply astounding. Ready Player One has it all" Huffington Post "Enchanting…Willy Wonka meets the Matrix. This novel undoubtedly qualifies Cline as the hottest geek on the planet right now. [But] you dont have to be a geek to get it." USA TodayISBN-10 0099560437ISBN-13 9780099560432Language EnglishNumber of Pages 384View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman which became a phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in July 2015. Ms. Lee received the Pulitzer Prize the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honors. She died on February 19 2016.Author 1 Harper LeeFormat HardcoverEdition Number 1Editorial Review “Go Set a Watchman is such an important book perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades… New York Times Opinion Pages: Taking Note “Watchman is compelling in its timeliness.” Washington Post “Go Set a Watchman provides valuable insight into the generous complex mind of one of America’s most important authors.” USA Today “Harper Lee’s second novel sheds more light on our world than its predecessor did.” Time “[Go Set a Watchman] contains the familiar pleasures of Ms. Lee’s writing- the easy drawling rhythms the flashes of insouciant humor the love of anecdote.” Wall Street Journal “…the voice we came to know so well in To Kill a Mockingbird - funny ornery rulebreaking - is right here in Go Set a Watchman too as exasperating and captivating as ever.” Chicago Tribune “Don’t let ‘Go Set a Watchman’ change the way you think about Atticus Finch…the hard truth is that a man such as Atticus born barely a decade after Reconstruction to a family of Southern gentry would have had a complicated and tortuous history with race.” Los Angeles Times “A significant aspect of this novel is that it asks us to see Atticus now not merely as a hero a god but as a flesh-and-blood man with shortcomings and moral failing enabling us to see ourselves for all our complexities and contradictions.” Washington Post “The success of Go Set a Watchman... lies both in its depiction of Jean Louise reckoning with her father’s beliefs and in the manner by which it integrates those beliefs into the Atticus we know.” Time “Go Set a Watchman’s greatest asset may be its role in sparking frank discussion about America’s woeful track record when it comes to racial equality.” San Francisco Chronicle “Go Set a Watchman comes to us at exactly the right moment. All important works of art do. They come when we don’t know how much we need them.” Chicago Tribune “What makes Go Set a Watchman memorable is its sophisticated and even prescient view of the long march for racial justice. Remarkably a novel written that long ago has a lot to say about our current struggles with race and inequality.” Chicago Tribune “[Go Set a Watchman] captures some of the same small-town Southern humor and preoccupation with America’s great struggle: race.” Columbus Dispatch “Go Set a Watchman’s gorgeous opening is better than we could have expected.” Vanity Fair “Go Set a Watchman is more complex than Harper Lee’s original classic. A satisfying novel… it is in most respects a new work and a pleasure revelation and genuine literary event.” The Guardian “Lee’s ability with description is evident… with long sentences beautifully rendered and evoking a world long lost to history but welcoming all the same.” CNN “A coming-of-age novel in which Scout becomes her own woman…Go Set a Watchman’s voice is beguiling and distinctive and reminiscent of Mockingbird. It can’t be dismissed as literary scraps from Lee’s imagination. It has too much integrity for that.” The Independent “Atticus’ complexity makes Go Set a Watchman worth reading. With Mockingbird Harper Lee made us question what we know and who we think we are. Go Set a Watchman continues in this noble literary tradition.” New York Post “A deftly written tale… there’s something undeniably comforting and familiar about sinking into Lee’s prose once again.” People “One overarching theme that many critics have zeroed in on is that there is a lot to learn from the novel as both a writer and a reader.” Vulture “As Faulkner said the only good stories are the ones about the human heart in conflict with itself. And that’s a pretty good summation of Go Set a Watchman.” Daily Beast “Go Set a Watchman offers a rich and complex story… To make the novel about pinning the right label on Atticus is to miss the point.” Bloomberg View “[Go Set a Watchman is a] brilliant book that ruthlessly examines race relations Denver Post “In this powerful newly published story about the Finch family Lee presents a wider window into the white Southern heart and tells us it is finally time for us all to shatter the false gods of the past and be free.” NPRs "Code Switch" “[Go Set a Watchman is] filled with the evocative language realistic dialogue and sense of place that partially explains what made Mockingbird so beloved.” Buffalo NewsISBN-10 0062409859ISBN-13 9780062409850Language EnglishView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman which became a phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller when it was published in July 2015. Ms. Lee received the Pulitzer Prize the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honors. She died on February 19 2016.Author 1 Harper LeeFormat HardcoverEdition Number 1Editorial Review “Go Set a Watchman is such an important book perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades… New York Times Opinion Pages: Taking Note “Watchman is compelling in its timeliness.” Washington Post “Go Set a Watchman provides valuable insight into the generous complex mind of one of America’s most important authors.” USA Today “Harper Lee’s second novel sheds more light on our world than its predecessor did.” Time “[Go Set a Watchman] contains the familiar pleasures of Ms. Lee’s writing- the easy drawling rhythms the flashes of insouciant humor the love of anecdote.” Wall Street Journal “…the voice we came to know so well in To Kill a Mockingbird - funny ornery rulebreaking - is right here in Go Set a Watchman too as exasperating and captivating as ever.” Chicago Tribune “Don’t let ‘Go Set a Watchman’ change the way you think about Atticus Finch…the hard truth is that a man such as Atticus born barely a decade after Reconstruction to a family of Southern gentry would have had a complicated and tortuous history with race.” Los Angeles Times “A significant aspect of this novel is that it asks us to see Atticus now not merely as a hero a god but as a flesh-and-blood man with shortcomings and moral failing enabling us to see ourselves for all our complexities and contradictions.” Washington Post “The success of Go Set a Watchman... lies both in its depiction of Jean Louise reckoning with her father’s beliefs and in the manner by which it integrates those beliefs into the Atticus we know.” Time “Go Set a Watchman’s greatest asset may be its role in sparking frank discussion about America’s woeful track record when it comes to racial equality.” San Francisco Chronicle “Go Set a Watchman comes to us at exactly the right moment. All important works of art do. They come when we don’t know how much we need them.” Chicago Tribune “What makes Go Set a Watchman memorable is its sophisticated and even prescient view of the long march for racial justice. Remarkably a novel written that long ago has a lot to say about our current struggles with race and inequality.” Chicago Tribune “[Go Set a Watchman] captures some of the same small-town Southern humor and preoccupation with America’s great struggle: race.” Columbus Dispatch “Go Set a Watchman’s gorgeous opening is better than we could have expected.” Vanity Fair “Go Set a Watchman is more complex than Harper Lee’s original classic. A satisfying novel… it is in most respects a new work and a pleasure revelation and genuine literary event.” The Guardian “Lee’s ability with description is evident… with long sentences beautifully rendered and evoking a world long lost to history but welcoming all the same.” CNN “A coming-of-age novel in which Scout becomes her own woman…Go Set a Watchman’s voice is beguiling and distinctive and reminiscent of Mockingbird. It can’t be dismissed as literary scraps from Lee’s imagination. It has too much integrity for that.” The Independent “Atticus’ complexity makes Go Set a Watchman worth reading. With Mockingbird Harper Lee made us question what we know and who we think we are. Go Set a Watchman continues in this noble literary tradition.” New York Post “A deftly written tale… there’s something undeniably comforting and familiar about sinking into Lee’s prose once again.” People “One overarching theme that many critics have zeroed in on is that there is a lot to learn from the novel as both a writer and a reader.” Vulture “As Faulkner said the only good stories are the ones about the human heart in conflict with itself. And that’s a pretty good summation of Go Set a Watchman.” Daily Beast “Go Set a Watchman offers a rich and complex story… To make the novel about pinning the right label on Atticus is to miss the point.” Bloomberg View “[Go Set a Watchman is a] brilliant book that ruthlessly examines race relations Denver Post “In this powerful newly published story about the Finch family Lee presents a wider window into the white Southern heart and tells us it is finally time for us all to shatter the false gods of the past and be free.” NPRs "Code Switch" “[Go Set a Watchman is] filled with the evocative language realistic dialogue and sense of place that partially explains what made Mockingbird so beloved.” Buffalo NewsISBN-10 0062409859ISBN-13 9780062409850Language EnglishView Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Born on the fourth of July in 1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the stories that lie at the heart of the American Romantic movement. His portraits of colonial life reflect his Puritan heritage and offer fascinating profiles of individuals who strive for freedom from social conventions.Author 1 Nathaniel HawthorneAuthor 2 Henry ClaridgeAuthor 3 Dr.Keith CarabineFormat PaperbackEdition Number Reprint EditionEditorial Review Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne published in 1850. It is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study. The novel is set in a village in Puritan New England. The main character is Hester Prynne a young woman who has borne an illegitimate child. Hester believes herself a widow but her husband Roger Chillingworth returns to New England very much alive and conceals his identity. He finds his wife forced to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as punishment for her adultery. Chillingworth becomes obsessed with finding the identity of his wifes former lover. When he learns that the father of Hesters child is Arthur Dimmesdale a saintly young minister who is the leader of those exhorting her to name the childs father Chillingworth proceeds to torment the guilt-stricken young man. In the end Chillingworth is morally degraded by his monomaniacal pursuit of revenge; Dimmesdale is broken by his own sense of guilt and he publicly confesses his adultery before dying in Hesters arms. Only Hester can face the future bravely as she plans to take her daughter Pearl to Europe to begin a new life. --The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.ISBN-10 1853260290View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Born on the fourth of July in 1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the stories that lie at the heart of the American Romantic movement. His portraits of colonial life reflect his Puritan heritage and offer fascinating profiles of individuals who strive for freedom from social conventions.Author 1 Nathaniel HawthorneAuthor 2 Henry ClaridgeAuthor 3 Dr.Keith CarabineFormat PaperbackEdition Number Reprint EditionEditorial Review Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne published in 1850. It is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study. The novel is set in a village in Puritan New England. The main character is Hester Prynne a young woman who has borne an illegitimate child. Hester believes herself a widow but her husband Roger Chillingworth returns to New England very much alive and conceals his identity. He finds his wife forced to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as punishment for her adultery. Chillingworth becomes obsessed with finding the identity of his wifes former lover. When he learns that the father of Hesters child is Arthur Dimmesdale a saintly young minister who is the leader of those exhorting her to name the childs father Chillingworth proceeds to torment the guilt-stricken young man. In the end Chillingworth is morally degraded by his monomaniacal pursuit of revenge; Dimmesdale is broken by his own sense of guilt and he publicly confesses his adultery before dying in Hesters arms. Only Hester can face the future bravely as she plans to take her daughter Pearl to Europe to begin a new life. --The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.ISBN-10 1853260290View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Though the domain of Jane Austen’s novels was as circumscribed as her life her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon Hampshire on December 16 1775 she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family’s entertainment. As a clergyman’s daughter from a well-connected family she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class the gentry and the aristocracy. At twenty-one she began a novel called “The First Impressions” an early version of Pride and Prejudice. In 1801 on her father’s retirement the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher but the first of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice 1813 Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815. After her father died in 1805 the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman another a London banker and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously she had many early and devoted readers among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816 in declining health Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby Her last work Sandition was left unfinished at her death on July 18 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austen’s identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.Author 1 Jane AustenAuthor 2 Dr. Nicola BradburyAuthor 3 Dr.Keith CarabineFormat PaperbackEdition Number Reprint EditionEditorial Review Of all Jane Austens heroines Emma Woodhouse is the most flawed the most infuriating and in the end the most endearing. Pride and Prejudices Lizzie Bennet has more wit and sparkle; Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey more imagination; and Sense and Sensibilitys Elinor Dashwood certainly more sense--but Emma is lovable precisely because she is so imperfect. Austen only completed six novels in her lifetime of which five feature young women whose chances for making a good marriage depend greatly on financial issues and whose prospects if they fail are rather grim. Emma is the exception: "Emma Woodhouse handsome clever and rich with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." One may be tempted to wonder what Austen could possibly find to say about so fortunate a character. The answer is quite a lot. For Emma raised to think well of herself has such a high opinion of her own worth that it blinds her to the opinions of others. The story revolves around a comedy of errors: Emma befriends Harriet Smith a young woman of unknown parentage and attempts to remake her in her own image. Ignoring the gaping difference in their respective fortunes and stations in life Emma convinces herself and her friend that Harriet should look as high as Emma herself might for a husband--and she zeroes in on an ambitious vicar as the perfect match. At the same time she reads too much into a flirtation with Frank Churchill the newly arrived son of family friends and thoughtlessly starts a rumor about poor but beautiful Jane Fairfax the beloved niece of two genteelly impoverished elderly ladies in the village. As Emmas fantastically misguided schemes threaten to surge out of control the voice of reason is provided by Mr. Knightly the Woodhouses longtime friend and neighbor. Though Austen herself described Emma as "a heroine whom no one but myself will much like " she endowed her creation with enough charm to see her through her most egregious behavior and the saving grace of being able to learn from her mistakes. By the end of the novel Harriet Frank and Jane are all properly accounted for Emma is wiser though certainly not sadder and the reader has had the satisfaction of enjoying Jane Austen at the height of her powers. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.ISBN-10 1853260282View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Though the domain of Jane Austen’s novels was as circumscribed as her life her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon Hampshire on December 16 1775 she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family’s entertainment. As a clergyman’s daughter from a well-connected family she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class the gentry and the aristocracy. At twenty-one she began a novel called “The First Impressions” an early version of Pride and Prejudice. In 1801 on her father’s retirement the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher but the first of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice 1813 Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815. After her father died in 1805 the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman another a London banker and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously she had many early and devoted readers among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816 in declining health Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby Her last work Sandition was left unfinished at her death on July 18 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austen’s identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.Author 1 Jane AustenAuthor 2 Dr. Nicola BradburyAuthor 3 Dr.Keith CarabineFormat PaperbackEdition Number Reprint EditionEditorial Review Of all Jane Austens heroines Emma Woodhouse is the most flawed the most infuriating and in the end the most endearing. Pride and Prejudices Lizzie Bennet has more wit and sparkle; Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey more imagination; and Sense and Sensibilitys Elinor Dashwood certainly more sense--but Emma is lovable precisely because she is so imperfect. Austen only completed six novels in her lifetime of which five feature young women whose chances for making a good marriage depend greatly on financial issues and whose prospects if they fail are rather grim. Emma is the exception: "Emma Woodhouse handsome clever and rich with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." One may be tempted to wonder what Austen could possibly find to say about so fortunate a character. The answer is quite a lot. For Emma raised to think well of herself has such a high opinion of her own worth that it blinds her to the opinions of others. The story revolves around a comedy of errors: Emma befriends Harriet Smith a young woman of unknown parentage and attempts to remake her in her own image. Ignoring the gaping difference in their respective fortunes and stations in life Emma convinces herself and her friend that Harriet should look as high as Emma herself might for a husband--and she zeroes in on an ambitious vicar as the perfect match. At the same time she reads too much into a flirtation with Frank Churchill the newly arrived son of family friends and thoughtlessly starts a rumor about poor but beautiful Jane Fairfax the beloved niece of two genteelly impoverished elderly ladies in the village. As Emmas fantastically misguided schemes threaten to surge out of control the voice of reason is provided by Mr. Knightly the Woodhouses longtime friend and neighbor. Though Austen herself described Emma as "a heroine whom no one but myself will much like " she endowed her creation with enough charm to see her through her most egregious behavior and the saving grace of being able to learn from her mistakes. By the end of the novel Harriet Frank and Jane are all properly accounted for Emma is wiser though certainly not sadder and the reader has had the satisfaction of enjoying Jane Austen at the height of her powers. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.ISBN-10 1853260282View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Jojo Moyes is a British novelist. Moyes studied at Royal Holloway University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist. Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.Author 1 Jojo MoyesFormat HardcoverEdition Number 1Editorial Review Moyes is in fine cheeky form in this collection of short fiction deploying the wit and charm that animates Me Before You and her other popular novels. The title novella offers a vicarious jolt of Parisian romance while shorter stories deliver pithy insights into the joys and woes of marriage ending with delightful twists.” --People “An old-fashioned feel-good love story. . . ["Paris for One" is] as light as a French pastry. It will make you smile and even maybe sigh. It’s as if Moyes has booked a vacation and is taking us along. To Paris. Amour! . . . Think of these short fictions as palate cleansers after the sweet tasty Parisian treat Moyes so deliciously serves up.” –USA Today “Paris for One and Other Stories. . . [is] dreamy escapism a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend with or without a glass of wine.” –Miami HeraldISBN-10 735221073ISBN-13 9780735221079Language EnglishView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Jojo Moyes is a British novelist. Moyes studied at Royal Holloway University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist. Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.Author 1 Jojo MoyesFormat HardcoverEdition Number 1Editorial Review Moyes is in fine cheeky form in this collection of short fiction deploying the wit and charm that animates Me Before You and her other popular novels. The title novella offers a vicarious jolt of Parisian romance while shorter stories deliver pithy insights into the joys and woes of marriage ending with delightful twists.” --People “An old-fashioned feel-good love story. . . ["Paris for One" is] as light as a French pastry. It will make you smile and even maybe sigh. It’s as if Moyes has booked a vacation and is taking us along. To Paris. Amour! . . . Think of these short fictions as palate cleansers after the sweet tasty Parisian treat Moyes so deliciously serves up.” –USA Today “Paris for One and Other Stories. . . [is] dreamy escapism a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend with or without a glass of wine.” –Miami HeraldISBN-10 735221073ISBN-13 9780735221079Language EnglishView Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Though the domain of Jane Austen’s novels was as circumscribed as her life her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon Hampshire on December 16 1775 she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family’s entertainment. As a clergyman’s daughter from a well-connected family she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class the gentry and the aristocracy. At twenty-one she began a novel called “The First Impressions” an early version of Pride and Prejudice. In 1801 on her father’s retirement the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher but the first of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice 1813 Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815. After her father died in 1805 the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman another a London banker and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously she had many early and devoted readers among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816 in declining health Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby Her last work Sandition was left unfinished at her death on July 18 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austen’s identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.Author 1 Jane AustenFormat PaperbackEdition Number Revised EditionEditorial Review Stevenson has read all of Austens novels for audiobook in abridged or unabridged versions and her experience shows in this delightful production. Though dominated by the intelligent sweet voice of Anne Elliot—the least favored but most worthy of three daughters in a family with an old name but declining fortunes—Stevenson provides other characters with memorable voices as well. She reads Annes haughty fathers lines with a mixture of stuffiness and bluster and Annes sisters are portrayed with a hilariously flighty breathy register that makes Austens contempt for them palpable. Annes voice is mostly measured and reasonable—an expression of her strong mind and spirit—but Stevenson imbues her speech with wonderful shades of passion as Anne is reacquainted with Capt. Wentworth whom she has continued to love despite being forced years before to reject him over status issues. Listening to Stevenson as Anne describe a sudden encounter with Wentworth one hardly needs Austens description of how Anne grows faint—Stevensons perfectly judged and deeply felt reading has already shown that she must have. Even those who have read Austens novels will find themselves loving this book all over again with Stevensons evocative rendition ringing richly in their ears.ISBN-10 1853260568ISBN-13 9781853260568Language EnglishView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Though the domain of Jane Austen’s novels was as circumscribed as her life her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon Hampshire on December 16 1775 she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family’s entertainment. As a clergyman’s daughter from a well-connected family she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class the gentry and the aristocracy. At twenty-one she began a novel called “The First Impressions” an early version of Pride and Prejudice. In 1801 on her father’s retirement the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher but the first of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice 1813 Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815. After her father died in 1805 the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman another a London banker and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously she had many early and devoted readers among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816 in declining health Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby Her last work Sandition was left unfinished at her death on July 18 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austen’s identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.Author 1 Jane AustenFormat PaperbackEdition Number Revised EditionEditorial Review Stevenson has read all of Austens novels for audiobook in abridged or unabridged versions and her experience shows in this delightful production. Though dominated by the intelligent sweet voice of Anne Elliot—the least favored but most worthy of three daughters in a family with an old name but declining fortunes—Stevenson provides other characters with memorable voices as well. She reads Annes haughty fathers lines with a mixture of stuffiness and bluster and Annes sisters are portrayed with a hilariously flighty breathy register that makes Austens contempt for them palpable. Annes voice is mostly measured and reasonable—an expression of her strong mind and spirit—but Stevenson imbues her speech with wonderful shades of passion as Anne is reacquainted with Capt. Wentworth whom she has continued to love despite being forced years before to reject him over status issues. Listening to Stevenson as Anne describe a sudden encounter with Wentworth one hardly needs Austens description of how Anne grows faint—Stevensons perfectly judged and deeply felt reading has already shown that she must have. 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SpecificationsAbout the Author Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Doctor Sleep; Joyland; 11/22/63; Full Dark No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; End of Watch; and the latest novel in the Dark Tower saga: The Wind Through the Keyhole. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. Stephen is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He was also awarded the 2014 National Medal of Arts. He lives in Maine with his wife novelist Tabitha King.Author 1 Stephen KingBook Description Stephen Kings legendary debut about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then an act of kindness as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of destruction.Format PaperbackEdition Number 1Editorial Review "A master storyteller." --The Los Angeles Times "Guaranteed to chill you." --The New York Times "Gory and horrifying.... You cant put it down." --Chicago TribuneISBN-10 307743667ISBN-13 9780307743664View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Doctor Sleep; Joyland; 11/22/63; Full Dark No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; End of Watch; and the latest novel in the Dark Tower saga: The Wind Through the Keyhole. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. Stephen is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He was also awarded the 2014 National Medal of Arts. He lives in Maine with his wife novelist Tabitha King.Author 1 Stephen KingBook Description Stephen Kings legendary debut about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates but she has a gift. She can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. This is her power and her problem. Then an act of kindness as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates offers Carrie a chance to be a normal...until an unexpected cruelty turns her gift into a weapon of destruction.Format PaperbackEdition Number 1Editorial Review "A master storyteller." --The Los Angeles Times "Guaranteed to chill you." --The New York Times "Gory and horrifying.... You cant put it down." --Chicago TribuneISBN-10 307743667ISBN-13 9780307743664View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author William Sydney Porter 1862-1910 published all of his work—a novel and some 300 short stories—under the pseudonym 0. Henry. His talent for vivid caricature local tone narrative agility and compassion tempered by irony made him a vastly popular writer in the last decade of his life. He was born in Greensboro North Carolina to ordinary middle-class parents and worked in an uncle’s drugstore as a youth becoming a certified pharmacist. Like many Southerners after the Civil War he sought his fortune in the West holding various jobs newspaper work clerking in a land office a teller at an Austin bank. Charged with embezzlement in 1894 he fled to Honduras returning in 1897 to be with his ill and dying wife. His conviction was caused more by his eluding trial than by the conflicting evidence of theft. In the Ohio State Penitentiary 1898-1901 he began to write the stories that made him famous. He moved to New York remarried and kept his identity a secret from all but a few friends. He is buried in Asheville North Carolina. He is universally honored for his mastery of the short story and for his humane spirit. Guy Davenport a critic and writer of fiction is best known for two books of essays The Geography of the Imagination and Every Force Evolves a Form. He has published seven collections of short stories and numerous translations of early Greek poets and playwrights. Now retired he was a professor of English at the University of Kentucky from 1964 to 1990. He is also a painter and illustrator.Author 1 O. HenryFormat PaperbackEdition Number Revised EditionISBN-10 1853262412ISBN-13 9781853262418Language EnglishNumber of Pages 735View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author William Sydney Porter 1862-1910 published all of his work—a novel and some 300 short stories—under the pseudonym 0. Henry. His talent for vivid caricature local tone narrative agility and compassion tempered by irony made him a vastly popular writer in the last decade of his life. He was born in Greensboro North Carolina to ordinary middle-class parents and worked in an uncle’s drugstore as a youth becoming a certified pharmacist. Like many Southerners after the Civil War he sought his fortune in the West holding various jobs newspaper work clerking in a land office a teller at an Austin bank. Charged with embezzlement in 1894 he fled to Honduras returning in 1897 to be with his ill and dying wife. His conviction was caused more by his eluding trial than by the conflicting evidence of theft. In the Ohio State Penitentiary 1898-1901 he began to write the stories that made him famous. He moved to New York remarried and kept his identity a secret from all but a few friends. He is buried in Asheville North Carolina. He is universally honored for his mastery of the short story and for his humane spirit. Guy Davenport a critic and writer of fiction is best known for two books of essays The Geography of the Imagination and Every Force Evolves a Form. He has published seven collections of short stories and numerous translations of early Greek poets and playwrights. Now retired he was a professor of English at the University of Kentucky from 1964 to 1990. He is also a painter and illustrator.Author 1 O. HenryFormat PaperbackEdition Number Revised EditionISBN-10 1853262412ISBN-13 9781853262418Language EnglishNumber of Pages 735View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Cathy Kelly is published around the world with millions of copies of her books in print. She is one of Irelands best-loved storytellers and a #1 bestselling author not only at home but also in the United Kingdom and Australia. She lives with her husband their twin sons and their three dogs in County Wicklow Ireland.`Author 1 Cathy KellyFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "IT STARTED WITH PARIS is a huge bear hug of a novel. Cathy Kelly has written a warm hearted story of the inevitable roller coaster of romantic love and the more important task of loving ones self. I savored every page of this book."―Elin Hilderbrand author of THE RUMOR "Each character in this expansive cast is well-developed . . . Kelly is a skilled writer."―Kirkus "In the latest novel from popular Irish novelist Kelly The House on Willow Street 2013 wedding plans are the connection between several characters. . . . Kelly slowly weaves the threads of her story together ultimately creating a pleasant tapestry depicting the different ways people find and rediscover love."―Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.ISBN-10 1409153614ISBN-13 9781409153610Language EnglishPublication Date 02/07/2015View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Cathy Kelly is published around the world with millions of copies of her books in print. She is one of Irelands best-loved storytellers and a #1 bestselling author not only at home but also in the United Kingdom and Australia. She lives with her husband their twin sons and their three dogs in County Wicklow Ireland.`Author 1 Cathy KellyFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "IT STARTED WITH PARIS is a huge bear hug of a novel. Cathy Kelly has written a warm hearted story of the inevitable roller coaster of romantic love and the more important task of loving ones self. I savored every page of this book."―Elin Hilderbrand author of THE RUMOR "Each character in this expansive cast is well-developed . . . Kelly is a skilled writer."―Kirkus "In the latest novel from popular Irish novelist Kelly The House on Willow Street 2013 wedding plans are the connection between several characters. . . . Kelly slowly weaves the threads of her story together ultimately creating a pleasant tapestry depicting the different ways people find and rediscover love."―Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.ISBN-10 1409153614ISBN-13 9781409153610Language EnglishPublication Date 02/07/2015View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Rosellen Brown is the author of Half a Heart The Autobiography of My Mother Tender Mercies and Before and After. She lives in Chicago.Author 1 Thomas HardyFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "The greatest tragic writer among English novelists." --Virginia WoolfISBN-10 1853262617ISBN-13 9781853262616Language EnglishNumber of Pages 416View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Rosellen Brown is the author of Half a Heart The Autobiography of My Mother Tender Mercies and Before and After. She lives in Chicago.Author 1 Thomas HardyFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "The greatest tragic writer among English novelists." --Virginia WoolfISBN-10 1853262617ISBN-13 9781853262616Language EnglishNumber of Pages 416View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Nicola Yoon is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything Everything. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She’s also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.Author 1 Nicola YoonFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "Moving and suspenseful" Publishers Weekly "Lyrical and sweeping full of hope heartbreak fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart" Booklist "Profound . . . both deeply moving and satisfying" KirkusISBN-10 552574244ISBN-13 9780552574242Language EnglishNumber of Pages 384View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Nicola Yoon is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything Everything. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She’s also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.Author 1 Nicola YoonFormat PaperbackEditorial Review "Moving and suspenseful" Publishers Weekly "Lyrical and sweeping full of hope heartbreak fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart" Booklist "Profound . . . both deeply moving and satisfying" KirkusISBN-10 552574244ISBN-13 9780552574242Language EnglishNumber of Pages 384View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAbout the Author John Green is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal a Printz Honor and the Edgar Award. With his brother Hank John is one half of the Vlogbrothers one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join Johns millions of followers on Twitter @realjohngreen. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis Indiana.Author 1 John GreenFormat PaperbackEdition Number Media Tie-In EditionEditorial Review Electric ... Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy -- Jodi Picoult A novel of life and death and the people caught in between The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh you cry and then you come back for more -- Markus Zusak author of The Book Thief Damn near genius ... Simply devastating ... Fearless in the face of powerful uncomplicated unironized emotion TIME Funny ... Poignant ... Luminous Entertainment WeeklyISBN-10 0141355077ISBN-13 9780141355078Language EnglishView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author John Green is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal a Printz Honor and the Edgar Award. With his brother Hank John is one half of the Vlogbrothers one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join Johns millions of followers on Twitter @realjohngreen. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis Indiana.Author 1 John GreenFormat PaperbackEdition Number Media Tie-In EditionEditorial Review Electric ... Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy -- Jodi Picoult A novel of life and death and the people caught in between The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh you cry and then you come back for more -- Markus Zusak author of The Book Thief Damn near genius ... Simply devastating ... Fearless in the face of powerful uncomplicated unironized emotion TIME Funny ... Poignant ... Luminous Entertainment WeeklyISBN-10 0141355077ISBN-13 9780141355078Language EnglishView Full Specifications
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