The Illustrated Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

By Ambrose Bierce

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  1. Font changes & biography included
  2. Unabridged (100% unique content)
  3. Illustrated

About The Devil's Dictionary via Ambrose Bierce

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written via American journalist and writer Ambrose Bierce. initially released in 1906 because the Cynic's be aware e-book, it beneficial properties Bierce's witty and infrequently ironic spin on many universal English phrases. Retitled in 1911, it's been by way of various "unabridged" types compiled after Bierce's demise, which come with definitions absent from prior editions.The Devil's Dictionary begun in the course of Bierce's time as a columnist for the San Francisco information Letter, a small weekly monetary journal based by way of Frederick Marriott within the past due 1850s. even though it used to be a major journal aimed toward businessmen, it contained a web page of casual satirical content material titled "The city Crier". employed because the "Crier"‍ '​s editor in December 1868, Bierce wrote satire with such irreverence and shortage of inhibition he was once nicknamed "the giggling satan of San Francisco".

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The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois, Brent Hayes Edwards

By W. E. B. Du Bois, Brent Hayes Edwards

Initially released in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is a vintage research of race, tradition, and schooling on the flip of the 20th century. With its singular mixture of essays, memoir, and fiction, this ebook vaulted Du Bois to the leading edge of yank political remark and civil rights activism. it really is an impassioned, every now and then searing account of the placement of African americans within the usa, creating a forceful case for the entry of African americans to raised schooling and extolling the achievements of black tradition. Du Bois advances the provocative and influential argument that as a result of the inequalities and pressures of the ''race problem,'' African American id is characterised via ''double consciousness.'' This version contains a worthwhile appendix of alternative writings by way of Du Bois, which sheds mild on his motivation and his targets.

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The Woman in White (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins

The lady in White, by way of Wilkie Collins, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber versions at cheap costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are the various awesome gains of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variants are superbly designed and are published to stronger necessities; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to improve every one reader's realizing of those enduring works. One of the best secret thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins’s the lady in White was once a beautiful bestseller within the 1860s, reaching even higher luck than works via Dickens, Collins’s good friend and mentor. choked with shock, intrigue, and suspense, this greatly wonderful novel keeps to enthrall readers this present day. the tale starts off with an eerie middle of the night come across among artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly girl dressed all in white who turns out eager to percentage a dismal mystery. the following day Hartright, engaged as a drawing grasp to the attractive Laura Fairlie and her part sister, tells his scholars in regards to the unusual occasions of the former night. decided to profit all they could in regards to the mysterious girl in white, the 3 quickly locate themselves drawn right into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and overseas intrigue. Masterfully developed, the lady in White is ruled by means of of the best creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, darkish, mannish, but irresistibly attention-grabbing, and count number Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant “Napoleon of Crime.”Camille Cauti earned a Ph.D. in English from Columbia collage. Her dissertation matters the Catholic conversion pattern one of the London avant-garde of the Nineties. She has additionally released articles in Italian-American reviews. She works in long island urban as an editor and critic.

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The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics) by James Fenimore Cooper

By James Fenimore Cooper

The wild rush of motion during this vintage frontier event tale has made The final of the Mohicans the preferred of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking stories. Deep within the forests of higher big apple country, the courageous woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his dependable Mohican neighbors Chingachgook and Uncas develop into embroiled within the bloody battles of the French and Indian battle. the kidnapping of the gorgeous Munro sisters by way of adverse savages, the treachery of the renegade courageous Magua, the ambush of blameless settlers, and the exciting occasions that bring about the ultimate tragic war of words among rival struggle events create an unforgettable, spine-tingling photograph of existence at the frontier. and because the idyllic desolate tract supplies method to the forces of civilization, the unconventional provides a relocating portrayal of a vanishing race and the tip of its lifestyle within the nice American forests.

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Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays

By Mary Hays

In November of 1795, after William Godwin asked a comic strip of Mary Hays lifestyles, she arrived on the inspiration of Memoirs of Emma Courtney. Godwin up his request with a "hint" fictional exploration of the painful adventure she had passed through in her courting with William Frend may help her to come back to phrases with it. It was once to be an "instructive instead of self indulgent" paintings. The ensuing novel is likely one of the finest and significant explorations of gender-related problems with the time. Emma is uncovered to a chain of situations—motherlessness, orphanhood, poverty, dependence, and more—which motivate her to mirror "on the inequalities of society, the resource of each distress and vice, and at the bizarre disadvanteges of my sex." the unconventional speedy grew to become seen as "a scandalous disrobing in public" yet is has persisted as a lot at the foundation of its clarity as on its pointed social statement.

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The Beautiful and Damned by John Milne

By John Milne

This can be an Intermediate point tale in a chain of ELT readers comprising quite a lot of titles - a few unique and a few simplified - from sleek and vintage novels, and designed to attract all age-groups, tastes and cultures. The books are divided into 5 degrees: Starter point, with approximately three hundred simple phrases; newbie point (600 easy words); uncomplicated point (1100); Intermediate point (1600); and higher point (2200). a number of the titles also are to be had on cassette.

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Houses by R. J. Unstead

By R. J. Unstead

В книге описана история развития жилища человека, начиная с каменного века, эпохи Рима, в Средние века, дома правления Тюдоров и короля Георга, заканчивается описанием современных домов
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