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Sister Carrie: a Novel

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.

Amusements in Mathematics

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.

Little Brother

A Canyon Voyage

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.

donal grant by george macdonald

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!

A Strange Discovery

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.

The Gods of Pegana

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.

Rose Harbor in Bloom

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye—and at times he seems far removed—yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys.

Polly of Lady Gay Cottage

Emma C. Dowd (? -1938) was an American writer and poet. She was the author of: Polly of the Hospital Staff (1912), Polly of Lady Gay Cottage (1913), The Owl and the Bobolink (1914), Doodles: The Sunshine Boy (1915), Polly and the Princess (1917) and When Polly Was Eighteen (1921).

modern greek stories

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