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  • A Treasury Of Irish Fairy And Folk Tales

    Barnes & Noble

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    These lrish tales all are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back to a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling that had yet to be committed to the printed page. They were passed down through the ages virtually unaltered and...

  • The Arabian Nights - Volume I

    Anonymus
    (8847515)

    Upon learning of his queen’s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he decides to wed a different virgin every night, only to have her beheaded at dawn. Such is Shahryar’s practice for three terrible years until he...

  • The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales -...

    Grimm, Brothers
    (8540694)

    Featuring all your favorite classics, including “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cinderella,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and dozens more, The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales is also accompanied by 40 color plates and 60 black...

  • Irish Fairy And Folk Tales

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    The small size means it will fit in a pocket or bag. This special pocket edition of features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore.

  • Lizard

    Yoshimoto,Banana
    (10371401)

    'Yoshimoto's elegant, fey touch with such weighty themes as despair and fate, [and] her urban images distilled and shimmering as haiku . . . continue to make her a welcome and uniquely assured voice.' --Paper magazine Banana Yoshimoto's warm, witty,...

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  • On Drinking

    Bukowski,Charles
    (10373135)

    The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer's best and...

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  • The Book Of Swords - Part 1

    Martin, George R. R.
    (10332912)

    An epic collection of fantasy tales in the grand tradition, including a never-before-published A Song of Ice and Fire story by George R.R. Martin and an introduction by Gardner Dozois. Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable...

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  • Letters To A Young Poet

    Rilke,Rainer Maria
    (10428612)

    Letters to a Young Poet is a collection of ten letters written by Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) to Franz Xaver Kappus (1883-1966), a 19-year-old officer cadet. Rilke, the son of an Austrian army officer, had studied at the...

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  • Tennyson (Classic Reprint)

    CHESTERTON,G K
    (10338605)

    Excerpt from Tennyson Accident of his hour, the call Of his age, which made Tennyson a philo sophic poet. He was naturally not only a pure lover of beauty, but a pure lover of beauty in a much more peculiar and distinguished sense even than a man...

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  • Entre Eternidades - Y Otros Escritos

    Marias,Javier
    (10380205)

    Una nueva y estimulante colección de textos personales y críticos de Javier Marías, aclamado autor de Los enamoramientos y Corazón tan blanco, que abarcan más de veinte años de su trabajo como escritor. Javier Marías es un incansable examinador del...

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  • Orthodoxy (Classic Reprint)

    CHESTERTON,G K
    (10338324)

    Excerpt from Orthodoxy When some time ago I published a series of hasty but sincere papers, under the name of Heretics, several critics for whose intellect I have a warm respect (i may mention specially Mr. G. S. Street) said that it was all very...

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  • Lincoln - The Greatest Man Of The Nineteenth...

    Brown,Charles Reynolds
    (10342359)

    Excerpt from Lincoln: The Greatest Man of the Nineteenth Century It might seem a futile task to seek to name the greatest man in any century. It is not easy to compare one great man with another. And Comparisons are odorous, Dogberry said. His...

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  • The Works Of Alexander Pope Esq., Vol. 8 -...

    Pope,Alexander
    (10473310)

    Excerpt from The Works of Alexander Pope Esq., Vol. 8: Being the Second of His Letters I have a good opinion of my politics, fince they agree with a man who always thinks fo juftly as you. I with it were in our power to perfuade all the nation into...

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  • The Immortal Renshai

    Reichert,Mickey Zucker
    (10491940)

    Based on Norse mythology, the third installment of the Renshai saga concludes the tale of three brothers caught in a dangerous magical confrontation, against which humans and elves must band together to preserve their worlds. After a cataclysmic...

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  • Hunter Of Stories

    Galeano, Eduardo
    (10392380)

    The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writerMaster storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many...

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  • Thackeray (Classic Reprint)

    CHESTERTON,G K
    (10339655)

    Excerpt from Thackeray Basis Of its real and indestructible magnificence. But this union Of moral soundness 'with mental innocence is responsible also for a certain tendency noticeable in all English life and character: the tendency to get hold Of...

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  • The Works Of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 9 Of...

    Johnson,Samuel
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    Excerpt from The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D, Vol. 9 of 12 This obligation to amorous ditties owes, I believe, its original to the fame of Petrarch, who, in an age rude and uncultivated, by his tuneful homage to his Laura, refined the manners of...

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  • Ben Jonson's Sad Shepherd - With Waldron's...

    Jonson,Ben
    (10345056)

    Excerpt from Ben Jonson's Sad Shepherd: With Waldron's Continuation Editions. After Jonson's death on August 6, 1637, his works were collected and printed in two small folio volumes with the date 1640. The first of these was a reprint of the original...

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  • Charles Dickens - A Critical Study (Classic...

    CHESTERTON,G K
    (10362952)

    Excerpt from Charles Dickens: A Critical Study In reply to this question, Why have we no great men today? Many modern explanations are offered. Advertisement, cigarette-smoking. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of...

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  • Animal Competitors - Profit And Loss From The...

    Ingersoll,Ernest
    (10348986)

    Excerpt from Animal Competitors: Profit and Loss From the Wild Four-Footed Tenants of the Farm The average American little needs advice on the conduct of his farm or business; or, if he thinks he does, a large supply of such help in farming and...

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  • The Book Of Swords - Part 2

    Gardner Dozois
    (10336008)

    Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these...

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  • Fernando Cortes - And The Conquest Of Mexico,...

    Macnutt,Francis Augustus
    (10359870)

    Excerpt from Fernando Cortes: And the Conquest of Mexico, 1485-1547 Pain held the dominant place amongst European states in the first half of the sixteenth century, and she was prolific in great men, who governed at home or extended her power abroad....

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  • Sir Thomas Browne (Classic Reprint)

    Gosse,Edmund
    (10338238)

    Excerpt from Sir Thomas Browne For this kind of work he had nothing less than genius. He worked very slowly, and it was not until 1881 that he produced his first instalment, containing Religio Medici, A Letter to a Friend, and Christian Morals. He...

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  • Discourses On Prophecy, In Which Are...

    Davison,John
    (10338887)

    Excerpt from Discourses on Prophecy, in Which Are Considered Its Structure, Use and Inspiration: Being the Substance of Twelve Sermons, Preached in the Chapel of Lincoln's Inn, in the Lecture Founded by the Right Reverend William Warburton, Bishop of...

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  • The Dial, Vol. 56 - A Semi-Monthly Journal Of...

    Moore,Marianne
    (10479286)

    Excerpt from The Dial, Vol. 56: A Semi-Monthly Journal of Literary Criticism, Discussion, and Information, January 1, 1914 By william T. Townes This is a good, rousing story of Virginian life, types, sports of the rich days of fifty years ago. It is...

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  • The Groundings With My Brothers

    Rodney,Walter
    (10400687)

    'I have sat on a little oil drum, rusty and in the midst of garbage, and some black brothers and I have grounded together.' - Walter Rodney In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and...

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  • Wandering Recollections Of A Somewhat Busy...

    Neal,John
    (10338127)

    Excerpt from Wandering Recollections of a Somewhat Busy Life: An Autobiography Weatherwise; Baltimore Debating Society; First Speech there; Defence of Quali fled Slavery; oman's Rights; Law Argument on Magna Charta in London; Debates in Jeremy...

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  • A Memoir Of Miss. Mary Jane Graham, Late Of...

    Bridges, Charles
    (10338103)

    Excerpt from A Memoir of Miss. Mary Jane Graham, Late of Stoke Fleming, Devon The writer did not enjoy the' privilege of personal acquaint ance With the subject of this Memoir. But when the mate rials, both of incident and manuscripts, were placed in...

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  • The Beginner's Garden Book - A Textbook For...

    French,Allen
    (10338280)

    Excerpt from The Beginner's Garden Book: A Textbook for the Upper Grammar Grades One of the most striking educational movements of recent times is toward the interesting of children in gardening. State boards of education, local school boards, and...

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  • The Failure Of The New Economics

    Hazlitt,Henry
    (10412774)

    Henry Hazlitt did the seemingly impossible, something that was and is a magnificent service to all people everywhere. He wrote a line-by-line commentary and refutation of one of the most destructive, fallacious, and convoluted books of the century....

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  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Memorial...

    Hospital,Massachusetts General
    (10338344)

    Excerpt from Massachusetts General Hospital: Memorial Historical Volume The next section contains brief historical sketches of some of the departments of the institution. A history of the Massachusetts General Hospital by Nathaniel I. Bowditch was...

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  • The Magic Egg, And Other Stories

    Stockton,Frank Richard
    (10395156)

    The pretty little theatre attached to the building of the Unicorn Club had been hired for a certain January afternoon by Mr. Herbert Loring, who wished to give therein a somewhat novel performance, to which he had invited a small audience consisting...

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  • Travels In The Central Portions Of The...

    Schoolcraft,Henry Rowe
    (10350627)

    Excerpt from Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising Observations on Its Mineral Geography, Internal Resources, and Aboriginal Population Cross the River Au Vase. Improved Qualities of the Indian Coma victs. Pass the...

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  • The Uses Of History - An Address Delivered...

    Hall,John
    (10343070)

    Excerpt from The Uses of History: An Address Delivered Before the New York Historical Society on Its Eighty-Fifth Anniversary, Thursday, November 21, 1889 DO we not make unconscious confessions of the truth that our age is, in essentials, like its...

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  • Greek Sculpture - Its Spirit And Principles...

    Mach,Edmund Von
    (10437226)

    Excerpt from Greek Sculpture: Its Spirit and Principles This book is addressed to all students of art, to executing artists, and to the general public. It is designed in the first place to give pleasure, without which the study of art is impossible,...

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  • Demonology And Witchcraft - With Especial...

    Brown,Robert
    (10460482)

    Excerpt from Demonology and Witchcraft: With Especial Reference to Modern 'Spiritualism,' So-Called, and the 'Doctrines of Demons' Lastly, I think it only right to state, that most of the italics, small capitals, and notes Of admiration, in the...

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  • Putting The Most Into Life (Classic Reprint)

    Washington,Booker T
    (10426425)

    Excerpt from Putting the Most Into Life The chapters in this little book were originally part of a series of Sunday Evening Talks given by the Principal to the students of thetuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. They have been recast from the...

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  • On Drinking

    Bukowski,Charles
    (10359862)

    The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer's best and...

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  • The Blue Jay's Dance - A Memoir Of Early...

    Erdrich,Louise
    (10361254)

    A new edition of New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich's moving meditation on the experience of motherhood.'Observant, tender, and honest.'--New York Times Book ReviewIn this work of nonfiction, acclaimed author Louise Erdrich brilliantly...

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  • Sir Lancelot - A Legend Of The Middle Ages...

    Faber,Frederick William
    (10338663)

    Excerpt from Sir Lancelot: A Legend of the Middle Ages The same choice also permitted me to re store the physical features Of the country to the state in which my boyhood always per sisted in representing them to me, during the many solitary...

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  • Warren-Adams Letters, Vol. 2 - Being Chiefly...

    Warren,James
    (10491284)

    Excerpt from Warren-Adams Letters, Vol. 2: Being Chiefly a Correspondence Among John Adams, Samuel Adams, and James Warren; 1778-1814 Manners of the Parisians. Pleasure the business of life. Prostitution. The theatre compared with the English....

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  • Letters Of George Meredith, Vol. 2 Of 2...

    Meredith,George
    (10479298)

    Excerpt from Letters of George Meredith, Vol. 2 of 2 We have had Mr. Louis Stevenson in our Valley, staying with his wife and father and mother at the inn. He dined with me several evenings, and talked of you. We speculated on the impression produced...

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  • Letters And Papers, Foreign And Domestic, Of...

    Gairdner,James
    (10383596)

    Excerpt from Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII, Vol. 18: Preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and Elsewhere in England; Part 2 The day before his marriage the King had a farewell audience with...

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  • The ABC Of The Federal Reserve System - Why...

    Kemmerer,Edwin Walter
    (10361251)

    Excerpt from The ABC of the Federal Reserve System: Why the Federal Reserve System Was Called Into Being, the Main Features of Its Organization, and How It Works During the first twelve months of our coun try's participation in the war the reserve...

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