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A Tale of Two Cities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

A Tale of Two Cities

Presents the classic tale of love, courage, and sacrifice set against the cataclysmic events of the French Revolution.

1984
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 648

1984

George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

The Book Thief
  • Language: en

The Book Thief

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-04-01
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  • Publisher: Revell

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine. Reissue.

The Odyssey of Homer
  • Language: en

The Odyssey of Homer

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1802
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 943

Literature

Provides character lists, one-sentence summaries of every novel, plot overviews, major themes, symbols, and quotations, author biographies, and historical contexts covering some of the most-studied works of literature.

Hard times, for these times
  • Language: en

Hard times, for these times

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1854
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Book of Unknown Americans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Book of Unknown Americans

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-03
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  • Publisher: Vintage

“A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on...

Great Expectations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 92

Great Expectations

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014
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  • Publisher: Spark Notes

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, each title in the 'Sparknotes' series contains complete plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Beowulf (SparkNotes Literature Guide)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 80

Beowulf (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-01-10
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  • Publisher: SparkNotes

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!