The Tin Woodsman of Oz (Oz, Book 12)

By L. Frank Baum

Within the 12th ounces tale, the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow meet Woot, a Gillikin boy. The Woodman tells him how the depraved Witch of the East (punishing him for falling in love together with her ward, Nimmie Amee) enchanted his awl, which then pressured him to cut off all the things of his physique. The tinsmith Ku-Klip changed them with physique elements shaped from tin. missing a middle, the Woodman left her.

In the glorious Wizard of oz., Dorothy and the Scarecrow came upon him within the woods; once they reached the Emerald urban, the Wizard gave him a brand new center. inspired by means of Woot and followed by way of him, the Scarecrow and Polychrome, the Rainbow's daughter, the Woodman travels to the Munchkin kingdom to seem for her. Many adventures persist with, even though their quest is finally unsuccessful, as Nimmie is now married to Ku-Klip's assistant, Chopfyt.

About the Author-
American writer L. Frank Baum is better recognized for the iconic ounces sequence, together with the glorious Wizard of oz. and its 13 sequels. Baum additionally penned quite a few delusion novels and different works equivalent to American Fairy stories, The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus, and The Enchanted Island of Yew less than his personal identify and plenty of pseudonyms together with Edith Van Dyne, Susanne Metcalf, Laura Bancroft, and Floyd Akers.

Baum's prose interested in what he believed young children are so much attracted to, and his works are amazing for his or her loss of romantic plot. Baum additionally anticipated destiny innovations comparable to tv, augmented fact, machine desktops, instant phones, and ads on garments. His works, really the ounces books, were an notion for plenty of delusion novels and feature been greatly tailored for movie and level. Baum died in 1919, 9 days in need of his 63rd birthday.

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At the Edge of Space: Brothers of Earth / Hunter of Worlds

By C. J. Cherryh

Brothers of Earth:
The chief of the Hana used to be a Priestess-Ruler in an international of humanoid extraterrestrial beings. but she was once extra heavily with regards to her human prisoner, Kurt Morgan, even though their megastar international locations have been sour enemies for 2 thousand years. She granted Kurt Moragn his lfie, yet for a cost: that he stay indebted to his captors, immersed in an alien atmosphere which threatened to force him mad. Beset with doubts, Kurt authorized the phrases of his trap and regardless of his misgivings grew to become intrigued along with his life.
 
For he shared anything distinct together with his captor—both of them had survived the destruction in their worlds. after which they learned that the area on which they now lived used to be on the point of a devastating battle, they usually have been might be the one sentient beings there who understood the last word sacrifice that would come from this type of clash. may well they retailer this international, or might they die with their followed planet, humanity’s orphans on the fringe of space
 
Hunter of Worlds:
The Iduve have been the main complex spacefaring race within the galaxy. They traveled the place they happy in substantial city-sized vessels, engrossed with their very own affairs. The Iduve have been humanoid, yet they differed from Earth’s personal people in a single major method: they have been natural predators incapable of human emotion.
 
Aiela used to be a world-survey officer who chanced on himself kidnapped to serve the Iduve clanship Ashanome. Forcibly mind-linked with different captives, existence for Aiela grew to become absolutely devoted to the provider of his captors.
 
But then the Ashanome got here to the realm of Priamos, a war-torn planet stuck in a fight among people and the alien race often called the amaut. whilst she chanced on that her fugitive brother was once hiding there, Chimele, chief of the Ashanome, used to be prepared to sacrifice this complete global to ruin him. And Priamos’ in simple terms wish for survival lay with Aiela and his fellow captives…

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The End Of The Affair

By Graham Greene

The affection affair among Maurice Bendrix and Sarah, flourishing within the turbulent instances of the London Blitz, ends whilst she abruptly and with no rationalization breaks it off. After an opportunity assembly rekindles his love and jealousy years later, Bendrix hires a personal detective to keep on with Sarah, and slowly his love for her becomes an obsession.

Introduction through Monica Ali

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Puck de la colina de Pook (Las Tres Edades)

Dan y Una, dos hermanos que viven en el condado inglés de Sussex, acaban de representar por tercera vez El sueño de una noche de verano. Es los angeles víspera del solsticio y en l. a. ladera de l. a. colina de Pook, uno de los lugares de l. a. Vieja Inglaterra con más historia, sucede algo mágico: uno de los personajes de l. a. obra de Shakespeare cobra vida. Es Puck, el travieso duende que tiene el poder de hacer que los angeles gente olvide y recuerde. Gracias a Puck, los dos niños conocerán a hombres de otras épocas: normandos, sajones, romanos, pictos y vikingos, que les contarán su historia, los angeles Historia, eso que no debemos olvidar.

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The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by way of the yankee journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the radical to painting the lives of immigrants within the usa in Chicago and related industrialized towns. Many readers have been so much focused on his publicity of well-being violations and unsanitary practices within the American meatpacking in the course of the early twentieth century, in response to an research he did for a socialist newspaper. The e-book depicts operating type poverty, the shortcoming of social helps, harsh and unsightly residing and dealing stipulations, and a hopelessness between many employees. those components are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of individuals in energy. A overview via the author Jack London referred to as it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of salary slavery." Sinclair used to be thought of a muckraker, or journalist who uncovered corruption in govt and enterprise. He first released the unconventional in serial shape in 1905 within the Socialist newspaper, entice cause, among February 25, 1905, and November four, 1905. In 1904, Sinclair had spent seven weeks accumulating details whereas operating incognito within the meatpacking vegetation of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper. It used to be released as a publication on February 26, 1906 by means of Doubleday and in a subscribers' version.

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tresell’s The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists used to be first released in 1914 after his loss of life in 1911. An explicitly political paintings, it truly is extensively considered as a vintage of working-class literature. The ebook recounts the little day-by-day successes and the failures of a gaggle of working-class males, dwelling lower than the consistent worry of being laid off by means of employers without end searching for new corners to chop.

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The Karamazov Brothers (Oxford World's Classics)

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky's final and maximum novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is either a brilliantly informed crime tale and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist highbrow Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly amateur Alyosha - are all at a few point involved.

Bound up with this severe kinfolk drama is Dostoevsky's exploration of many deeply felt rules concerning the lifestyles of God, the query of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous results of rationalism. the unconventional is additionally richly comedian: the Russian Orthodox Church, the felony process, or even the authors such a lot loved motives and ideology are offered with a notice of irreverence, in order that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and insanity, love and hatred, correct and flawed aren't any longer at the same time particular. Rebecca West thought of it "the allegory for the world's maturity", yet with childrens to the fore. This new translation does complete justice to Doestoevsky's genius, fairly within the use of the spoken be aware, which levels over each mode of human expression.

Readership: scholars of Russian literature from a degree upwards; scholars of comparative or nineteenth-century literature from a degree as much as postgraduate.

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Mort dans l'après-midi (French Edition)

L. a. première fois que je suis allé à une path de taureaux, je m’attendais à être horrifié et peut-être à me trouver mal, à reason de ce qu’on m’avait raconté sur le style des chevaux. Dans tout ce que j’avais lu sur les combats de l’arène, on insistait sur ce aspect. los angeles plu-part des gens qui en ont écrit ont condamné tout internet les classes de taureaux comme une selected stupide et brutale ; mais même ceux qui en ont parlé favorablement comme d’une démonstration d’adresse et d’un spectacle ont déploré l’emploi des chevaux, et ont présenté le tout sur un ton d’excuses. Le meurtre des chevaux dans l’arène pas-sait pour indéfendable. A mon sens, d’un aspect de vue ethical mo-derne, c’est-à-dire d’un aspect de vue chrétien, los angeles direction de taureaux est tout entière indéfendable ; elle comporte certainement beaucoup de cruauté, toujours du possibility, cherché ou imprévu, et toujours l. a. mort. Je ne vais pas en tenter maintenant l. a. défense ; je veux seule-ment dire honnêtement tout ce que je crois être los angeles vérité sur cette query. Pour cela, je dois être tout à fait franc, ou essayer de l’être. Ceux qui lisent ces mots pourront déclarer avec dégoût qu’ils sont écrits par quelqu’un qui n’a pas leur finesse de sensibilité, à eux lec-teurs ; en pareil cas, tout ce que je puis répondre, c’est que c’est peut-être vrai. Mais pour porter un tel jugement d’une façon valable, il faut que le lecteur – ou los angeles lectrice – ait vu les choses dont on parle et sache exactement quelles seraient ses réactions devant elles.

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¡Abajo las armas! (Spanish Edition)

Bertha von Suttner descendía de una familia de l. a. más rancia aristocracia austriaca, que nunca los angeles aceptó. Rechazó casarse con los pretendientes que su madre le buscaba, prefiriendo trabajar y mantenerse por sí misma. Hablaba varios idiomas y poseía una sólida cultura, lo que le permitió trabajar como institutriz y como secretaria de Alfred Nobel. De hecho, a ella se debe l. a. existencia del Premio Nobel de l. a. Paz. Prolífica escritora, trabajó siempre junto a su marido. Pacifista convencida, fundó en 1891 los angeles Sociedad Autriaca de l. a. Paz.
" ¡Abajo las armas! " es l. a. biografía de ficción de una mujer a quien los angeles guerra le ha arrebatado dos maridos. Un relato naturalista de las campañas bélicas de 1859, 1864, 1866 y 1870/1871. Una implacable descripción de los horrores y odios, cuando no injusticias, que provocan los conflictos armados. Bertha von Suttner pone de relieve los angeles angustia de las mujeres cuyos maridos e hijos perdían los angeles vida o quedaban mutilados en el campo de batalla. Pero también cuestiona a una sociedad que considera virtudes positivas el coraje combativo y el orgullo de ser soldado; también a los Estados que periódicamente lanzan a los angeles Humanidad a un baño de sangre bajo pretextos como l. a. dignidad, el patriotismo o l. a. propia defensa.

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