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This is a book created by one of the most outstanding Russian novelists Ivan Turgenev and published for the first time in 1860. The work raises the questions of love and the fate of lovers during the Crimean war and revolutionary changes. The principal character is Elena who is twenty-one years olf and is a serious and very beautiful young lady does not feel attracted to anyone among her friends until she meets a young Bulgarian patriot Insarov who has idealistic views on life and who then becomes her companion and causes sudden changes in her life. Besides, the problems of war and love affairs Turgenev also shows the conflict between Elena and her parents. Later on the author will study such relationship more closely in the novel Fathers and Sons.
A collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, an English writer of the 20th century. Half of them describe a widely-read erudite, an expert on poetry and human nature, “a gentleman’s gentleman” valet Jeeves - Wodehouse's most famous character. The others feature Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster. The book was published in 1919, a wonderful example of humorous writing, it will remain that way for centuries to come.
Sadie Shapiro is the main character of one of the funniest, warmest novels ever. Sadie is not quite sure about how old she is: seventy-two or maybe seventy-five. She lives in the Mount Eden Senior Citizens Hotel. When she submits 50 of her best knitting patterns to a small publishing firm, her whole life changes. Not only is her book published, but Sadie becomes the peoples' darling, the pure-gold TV talk show guest who knits herself into the fabric of myth. A magnanimous, touching, fabulous book.
Introduction / M. Christian -- The ward / Lukas Scott -- Hemlock Lake / Jeff Mann -- Mischief night / Max Reynolds -- Bicycle baka / Paul Crumrine -- Blade and burn / Alyn Rosselini -- Bring me the disco king / David Salcido -- Saul's shadow / Alexander Renault -- Osirus / Daniel Ritter -- Starlight / Jordan Castillo Price -- Darien sucks / Jason Rubis -- Hot blooded / Thom Wolf -- Salvation / Matt Stedmann -- 9821 Easton Drive / Max Pierce -- Vampire Joe / Bob Vickery -- Visitations dawn till dusk / Thomas S. Roche -- Bad blood / Wes Ferguson -- Learning the alphabet / Patrick Califia -- Wet / M. Christian
Harlequin and Columbine which belongs to the pen of Booth Tarkington is devoted to the description of the production of a play. The first chapter analyzes dress rehearsals and goes further to the staging of a play itself. The book is written in a funny way, a number of characters are very vivid and alive and will definitely appeal to readers interested in plays and stage.
A collection of five short stories by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, a Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, considered to be the founder of the Russian realistic novel. He was the author whose unexceptionable literary skill correlates with not less unexceptionable knowledge of human soul. Turgenev enriched Russian literature with the most fascinating women’s characters and wonderful, poetical descriptions of nature. The book consists of “Knock, Knock, Knock,” an anti-serfdom story “The Inn,” “Lieutenant Yergunov’s Story,” “The Dog” and “The Watch.”
A collection of novellas by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, a Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, considered to be the founder of the Russian realistic novel. He was the author whose unexceptionable literary skill correlates with not less unexceptionable knowledge of human soul. Turgenev enriched Russian literature with the most fascinating women’s characters and wonderful, poetical descriptions of nature. The book includes “The Jew” – a story of betrayal, “An Unhappy girl,” “The Duellist,” “Three portraits,” and “Enough.”
How the Babes in the WoodShowed They Couldn't be Beaten A man of kind and noble mindWas H. Gustavus Hyde.'Twould be amiss to add to thisAt present, for he died,In full possession of his senses,The day before my tale commences.One half his gold his four-year-oldSon Paul was known to win,And Beatrix, whose age was six,For all the rest came in,Perceiving which, their Uncle Ben didA thing that people said was splendid.For by the hand he took them, andRemarked in accents smooth:"One thing I ask. Be mine the taskThese stricken babes to soothe!My country home is really charming:I'll teach them all the joys of farming." One halcyon week they fished his creek,And watched him do the chores,In haylofts hid, and, shouting, slidDown sloping cellar doors:-Because this life to bliss was equalThe more distressing is the sequel. Concealing guile beneath a smile,He took them to a wood,And, with severe and most austereInjunctions to be good,He left them seated on a gateway,And took his own departure straightway. Though much afraid, the children stayedFrom ten till nearly eight;At times they wept, at times they slept,But never left the gate:Until the swift suspicion crossed themThat Uncle Benjamin had lost them. Then, quite unnerved, young Paul observed:"It-s like a dreadful dream,And Uncle Ben has fallen tenPer cent. in my esteem.Not only did he first usurp us,But now he-s left us here on purpose!" ***** For countless years their childish fearsHave made the reader pale,For countless years the public's tearsHave started at the tale,For countless years much detestationHas been expressed for their relation. So draw a veil across the daleWhere stood that ghastly gate.No need to tell. You know full wellWhat was their touching fate,And how with leaves each little dead breastWas covered by a Robin Redbreast! But when they found them on the ground,Although their life had ceased,Quite near to Paul there lay a smallWhite paper, neatly creased."Because of lack of any merit,B. Hyde,- it ran, -we disinherit!" The Moral: If you deeply longTo punish one who's done you wrong,Though in your lifetime fail you may,Where there's a will, there is a way!
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem written by the poet George Gordon, Lord Byron when at Kinsham. It was published between 1812 and 1818. The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands; in a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood. The poem contains elements thought to be autobiographical, as Byron generated some of the storyline from experience gained during his travels through the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea between 1809 and 1811.******************************************************** Check Out More Great Titles From Dodo Publishing ********************************************************Click on "Dodo Publishing (Editor)" under the title to see a full list of all of our great books!!New titles are being added daily, so be sure to check back often to find more great discounted books!!