The Meteor Hunt: The First English Translation of Verne's by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

The Meteor Hunt marks the 1st English translation from Jules Verne’s personal textual content of his delightfully satirical and visionary novel. whereas different, questionable types of the radical have appeared—mainly, a considerably altered textual content via Verne’s son Michel and translations of it—this version showcases the unique paintings as Verne wrote it. The Meteor Hunt is the tale of a meteor of 24-karat gold careening towards the earth and producing aggressive greed between beginner astronomers and chaos between countries captivated with the trajectory of the good golden item. Set essentially within the usa and delivering a funny critique of the yank lifestyle, The Meteor Hunt is eventually given due severe remedy within the translators’ foreword, targeted annotations, and afterword, which sincerely determine the ancient, political, clinical, and literary context and significance of this long-obscured, genre-blending masterpiece in its actual shape. (20061001)

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The Fountainhead by Andrew Bernstein

By Andrew Bernstein

The unique CliffsNotes research courses supply a glance into key parts and concepts inside vintage works of literature. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally positive factors glossaries and visible parts that supplement the generic format.

CliffsNotes at the Fountainhead explores the trendy vintage that made Ayn Rand well-known. The ebook carried forth the author’s anti-communist beliefs and conviction that people usually are not permit their lives to be ruled whatsoever by means of the ideals of others.

Following the tale of architect Howard Roark as he makes an attempt to be successful on his personal phrases, this learn consultant presents summaries and demanding commentaries for every half in the novel.  different positive aspects that assist you determine this crucial paintings include

  • Personal history at the writer, together with a glance on the philosophy she termed “Objectivism”
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the book
  • In-depth analyses of a vast solid of characters
  • Critical essays at the author’s writing sort and more
  • Review part that includes interactive questions and recommended essay subject matters and perform projects
  • Resource Center with books, movie and audio recordings, and websites which may support around out your knowledge

Classic literature or modern day treasure — you will realize it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes examine courses.

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Call of the Wild (Saddleback Classics) by Jack London

By Jack London

To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES basically. This 80-page version has been painstakingly edited to continue the integrity of the unique paintings, and to show a feeling of the author's kind and the novel's subject matter. A low interpreting point assures luck and stimulates a wish for additional exploration of this vintage story.

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Ulysses by James Joyce, Declan Kiberd (with an Introduction by)

By James Joyce, Declan Kiberd (with an Introduction by)

Written over a seven-year interval, from 1914 to 1921, this e-book has survived bowdlerization, felony motion and controversy. the unconventional bargains with the occasions of 1 day in Dublin, sixteenth June 1904, referred to now as "Bloomsday". The primary characters are Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his spouse Molly. "Ulysses" has been labelled soiled, blasphemous and unreadable.In a recognized 1933 court docket determination, pass judgement on John M. Woolsey declared it an emetic publication - even if he came across it now not particularly obscene sufficient to disallow its importation into the U.S. - and Virginia Woolf was once moved to decry James Joyce's "cloacal obsession". None of those descriptions, even though, do the slightest justice to the radical. To today it continues to be the modernist masterpiece, within which the writer takes either Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to superb extremes. it's humorous, sorrowful, or even (in its personal approach) suspenseful. And regardless of the exegetical that has sprung up within the final seventy five years, "Ulysses" is usually a compulsively readable publication.

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Stories of Siegfried Told to the Children by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor

By Mary Esther Miller MacGregor

Siegfried is the important personality during this legend, skillfully tailored from the Nibelung, an previous German poem, packed with unusual adventures of tiny dwarves and stalwart mortals. during this retelling of the traditional legend, Siegfried wins the accursed Rhineland treasure, takes Kriemhild as bride, and is derived to an premature finish, passing the curse of the Rhinegold directly to his enemies. appropriate for a long time eight and up.

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