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  • The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness by Florence Hartley
    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness (English, Paperback) Florence Hartley

    Florence Hartley's insightful etiquette guide was first published in 1860, and yet her witty and useful advice on behaving like a lady often still rings true down the ages...

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  • The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness by Cecil B. Hartley
    The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness (English, Paperback) Cecil B. Hartley

    From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for traveling abroad, this handy 19th-century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom...

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  • O Pioneers by Willa Cather
    O Pioneers (English, Paperback) Willa Cather

    A Pulitzer Prize?winning novel celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013, this is a tale of people struggling to carve out a life in the wilderness while battling ever-duplicitous human nature...

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  • Tales from the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell
    Tales from the Queen of the Desert (English, Paperback) Gertrude Bell

    Extracts from two of Bell's most compelling works of travel writing, Persian Pictures andSyria: The Desert and the Sown, as well as some of her most fascinating letters...

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  • On Reading by Marcel Proust
    On Reading (English, Paperback) Marcel Proust, John Ruskin

    "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort. The only books that we truly absorb are those we read with real appetite, after having worked hard to get them, so great had been our need of them."...

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  • We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
    We (English, Paperback) Yevgeny Zamyatin

    Inside its glass dome the One State is a place of mathematical precision, a community where everything belongs to everyone, and integrity, clarity, and unerring loyalty reign over all. D-503, Builder of the Integral, is an honest Cipher, ashamed of the hairy hands that link him to a barbaric ancestry. And yet he is tormented by the figure v-1, that impenetrable x, the legacy that makes him lust,...

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  • Mine-Haha by Frank Wedekind
    Mine-Haha (English, Paperback) Frank Wedekind

    `Mine-Haha is a fairy tale that morphs into something far more grotesque-a psycho-sexual Expressionist fable. It's so perversely erotic and freaky and anti-society, and that's probably why it's never been translated into English until now. This new version by Philip Ward is long overdue and very welcome.' Marianne Faithfull

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  • Wisdom's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
    Wisdom's Daughter (English, Paperback) H. Rider Haggard

    In the fourth and final book in the She sequence, the beautiful and immortal Ayesha tells her tale of power, wisdom, love, and deception, in her own words...

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  • Notes from the Underground by F. M. Dostoevsky
    Notes from the Underground (English, Paperback) F. M. Dostoevsky

    Dostoevsky's Underground Man is a composite of the tormented clerk and the frustrated dreamer of his earlier stories, but his Notes from the Underground is a precursor of his great later novels and their central concern with the nature of free will. Initially musing on his ?sickness" and the detested notion of self-interest, the maladjusted and willful Underground Man turns to a series of...

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  • The People of the Abyss by Jack London
    The People of the Abyss (English, Paperback) Jack London

    In 1902, Jack London purchased some secondhand clothes, rented a room in the East End, and set out to discover how the London poor lived. His research makes shocking reading. Moving through the slums as one of the poor; eating, drinking, and socializing with the underclass; lining up to get into a flophouse, London was scandalized and brutalized by the experience of living rough in Britain's...

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  • Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
    Jo's Boys (English, Paperback) Louisa May Alcott

    In the fourth and final book in the quartet, the boys from Plumfield have grown-up, but young men face as many troubles as children do, and they are all still "Jo's boys"...

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  • Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen
    Alphabet House (English, Paperback) Jussi Adler-Olsen

    A gripping psychological war thriller from the bestselling author of the "Department Q" series. Never before published in English, this is the Dane's first novel, from 1997. The disguise of 2 English pilots shot down behind enemy lines in WW2 Germany proves too convincing.

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  • The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann
    The Nutcracker (English, Paperback) E. T. A. Hoffmann

    The story that inspired the Tchaikovsky ballet is a magical tale of one little girl's decent into a dream-like world where the diabolical Mouse King rules...

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  • The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
    The Canterville Ghost (English, Paperback) Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde's spooky tale of a genteel English ghost clashing with a brash American family is endearing, hilarious, and perfect reading for all ages...

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  • Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
    Good Wives (English, Paperback) Louisa May Alcott

    The sequel to Little Women sees the March sisters grow up and experience great love and tragedy in their lives...

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  • Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor H. Porter
    Pollyanna Grows Up (English, Paperback) Eleanor H. Porter

    In this sequel to the children's classic Pollyanna, our beloved heroine continues to cheer up everyone around her with her sunny personality and relentless good humor...

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  • On Deception by Harry Houdini
    On Deception (English, Paperback) Harry Houdini

    On Deception presents the highlights of Houdini's writings on illusions, revealing him to have been a remarkably prescient champion of rationalism and an ardent opponent of the duping of susceptible individuals. Throughout his life, the world's most famous escapologist strove to expose the methods and tricks of illusionists and sham spiritualists. Studying entertainers and criminals alike, Houdini...

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  • Black Noise by Pekka Hiltunen
    Black Noise (English, Paperback) Pekka Hiltunen

    The second installment in the Studio series is an intelligent crime thriller pitting unlikely heroines against London's dark crime underworld...

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  • The Book of the Duchess by Geoffrey Chaucer
    The Book of the Duchess (Multiple languages, Paperback) Geoffrey Chaucer, Bernard O'Donaghue

    The earliest of Chaucer's major works, this charming and absorbing dream-poem is traditionally read as an allegorical elegy for Blanche of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's first wife. A sleepless poet lies in his bed, reading the legend of Ceyx and Alcyone, wishing that he might be granted rest. He finally falls asleep, only to have a beautiful vision. Dreaming himself in a chamber with stained glass...

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  • Journeys by Stefan Zweig
    Journeys (English, Paperback) Stefan Zweig

    When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free... There is something in it marvellously uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly return: nothing is lost, everything still full of inception, enticement.'...

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