Theodor Dreiser published his novel-challenge in the 1900's. It is a story of 18-year-old girl who moves from her native country to Chicago and becomes there a woman maintained by a man as his mistress. This is because of that it becomes prohibited. The publisher was afraid to release the work as it was, so he changed something in it. After years the masterpiece by Dreiser can be read as it was planned originally.
The novel shows how acute, wise and accurate the author was in his views. He was perhaps the first to depict a woman - crafty, with the behavior beyond the moral norms, with the limited freedom of actions. For sanctimonious America of 19th century it was like ribaldry. Dreiser shows how dangerous for every human being hesitating in finding one's position in life, not deciding and not making own choice; and how dangerous waiting for the fate's sign and not doing anything by oneself. Such choices in the book leads it's characters to the end or to the glory, to the happiness or to the abyss. This masterpiece is full of detailed analysis of the heroes, deep immersion into their psychology. Being followed for the author through all this plot turns attentive reader will be rewarded by the author's talent to reflect the deep psychology of the images.
You like to collect puzzles and twist your brain? Then this book is definitely for you. It’s one of the biggest collections of various puzzles based on probability, numbers, algebra… and so much more! Having about 500 illustrations and written in merry style, this book will make you happy and funny for many-many hours and take one of the best places in your collection.
“Twenty Years After” continues the D’Artagnan Romances of Alexandre Dumas, a famous French writer of historical novels. Years have reduced zeal of the musketeers, though treachery and deceit still make them gain justice. The throne of France is in complete disorder; England is stirred by troubles, and Dumas calls his quartet back out of their private life, exept D’Artagnan, who is now a lieutenant of musketeers and is immediately ready to join, to cross swords with time and human spite.
This is a novel about the outstanding adventures which take place in the canyons of the Colorado River and is intended for everyone who is fond of the adventures in the West which are described with a good sense of humor, also containing a number of great original photographs. The author of the book has created it basing on his own experience. When Frederick Dellaenbaugh was young, he traveled with John Wesley Powell to the Colorado River with the aim of exploration and research. The crew sailed down the Colorado River to the Great canyon. The spirit of adventures seized the young man and he got carried away. And he decided to share his impressions with other people using his sense of humor in depiction of his adventures. At the same time there is a sense of sadness in the book every time we meet American Indians who had to move from their native territories further and further. The author says himself that when he looked into their sad eyes he understood their pain. It was not easy for those American Indians who decided to stay where they lived before to accommodate to the life with the white colonizers. Dellenbaugh managed to include so many aspects of humans' life and nature description in his book so that it is definitely worth reading.
The main quist of the novel is the story about a young teacher Donald Grant. He leaves home after finishing college and starts his journey to make his way in the world to a nearby coastal town in Northeastern Scotland. He meets a shoemaker who becomes his spiritual preceptor, and finds job and place to live in the nearby castle. As the story goes on readers meet a solitary, drug addicted uncle, his pretty but soulless niece, and his spoiled and insolent son who is up to all kinds of naughty flirting with the shoemaker's daughter. The most fascinating and interesting part of this novel is the element of the supernatural which Mr. MacDonald brings in. There are ghost noises, misteries, somnabulisms, secret rooms, murder, scandal, and ghost stories, myths and legends. Ghosts to George MacDonald represent part of the large region of the Spirit which exists beside and beyond everyone of us, and he never posits their actual existence. They are never considered to be the power of evil or fear, because everything in this world exists due to the will of God. There are some parts in the book that are written in Scotch dialect. That's very interesting, and makes the reader to think about what the author meant. ''Donald Grant by George MacDonald'' is worth reading. It is fascinating!
Charles Romyn Dake, an American author of the 19th century, ventured to accept the challenge of Edgar Poe himself. By his work “A Strange Discovery” Dake creates a direct sequel of Poe’s story “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket", which also inspired Jules Verne to write a sequel.
Pym and Peters discover a lost civilization in the Antarctic Sea and, attracted by utopian life, they decide to settle down among the inhabitants. The continuation of the plot will surely rouse the interest of every reader, searching for the new and wonderful.
This book is the masterpiece of African-American thought. Published in 1903, this collection of essays written by DuBois quickly became a cornerstone for future black progressives who wanted to change American society since the days of the American Civil War. Every essay in this book is a perfect example of intellectual prowess, expressive and amazing language, and astonishing journey into the conditions of America's black population. Over and over, author calls it the way he sees it and there is no rage or hysterical claims in his words. DuBois's writings are the prototypes of consecutive, reasoned analysis. He aims not to divide but to reveal, not to create divisions but understanding. This is a ‘must-read’ for everyone interested in race relations and intellectual history. DuBois never saw the struggle for civil rights in the 1960's or its continuing legacy to modern days. This book explains the underpinnings of that movement. Through intellectual examination, excellent prose, and an steadfast belief in what is right and wrong, DuBois's contributions continue to resonate nowadays. Most of the problems, raised by DuBois are still important today, and this is a tribute to the man, not only as a scholar, but as someone who was continually adapting his views in the best image and interests of black people.
The first book of Edward Dunsany, The Gods of Pegana, is a collection of miniatures, which became probably the first experience of creating a whole world with its own mythology, cosmology, history and geography. Dunsany’s imaginary stories, however strange it is, are so convincing within, that influenced numerous writers, from Tolkien to Borges. His cold irony and playing with reader’s expectations make the unforgettable reading.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.