books about: classics
The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)
Public Domain Books, 2004
Education, not entertainment
Defoe's book may be the first true English novel. Published 290 years ago and loosely based on the experiences of an English castaway rescued 300 years ago, The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe has become a part of our culture, universally known by educated English speakers though rarely read outside of a high school or college literature class. And a rare high school ...
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
As I read this book I began to see myself in the pages, and although I was not able to travel for a year I felt as though Elizabeth took me with her! It made me open my eyes to the abusive relationship I was in and that I needed to find my true self, if not for me then for my 2 daughters. I now am a 28 year old divorced single mother of 2, a college student with a full time job and 3 days after ...
St. Martin's Press, 2010
Devastating topic, very strong start
I started this book and could not put it down. It was painful to read, and I cried over and over as I was reading about what happened to Sarah's family. The subject was dealt with beautifully, and many of the characters will be unforgettable. As the novel progresses, and Sarah's voice is no longer heard, it became very ordinary. The story was very predictable and the writing was lackluster. ...
Public Domain Books, 1996
Best Novel by Dickens
Oliver Twist is the best novel by Dickens.Out of all the very enjoyable books by Dickens, I think Oliver Twist just has that certain wow factor that keeps the reader hooked from page one.This novel, along with The Christmas Carol, are great read alouds that both adults and children can enjoy.I've read this book at least a dozen times, but Oliver Twist seems to get better with time.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Public Domain Books, 1997
Great afternoon read
A great, truly timeless story about Alice and the interesting characters she meets on her journey through Wonderland. I loved both films, and now I love the book. Read it in two sittings on my new Kindle. The best part about it is that it's free!
A Great Book - One of the few pieces of fiction I enjoyed
I rarely read fictional works, but this book is a page turner. It is fun to link up those in our society to the characters in the book. It is no wonder that sales of this book always pickup during Democratic administrations. Hopefully our country will fix the damage done in November 2008 before our nation turns into Twentieth Century Motor Co.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
HarperCollins e-books, 2006
Move over, English teacher!
How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a wonderful insight into analyzing literature. Written with a light, conversational tone, Dr. Foster breaks down the strategy of analyzing literature into clear and categorized chapters. This book is accessible to many audiences; whether you are a student or teacher of literature, high school or college, or an everyday reader looking to sharpen skills ...
Beauty and the Beast
Public Domain Books, 2004
beauty and the beast-the best
This book was amazing. I have always wanted to know the true story behind on of my favorite Disney movies and this stoy did not fail me or my imagination. Even though there were different characters than in the movie, it seemed less nessicary while readign this. I highly recommed this book to anyone who wants a look at the classics! :)
Public Domain Books, 2004
The ground is dark with blood
With many books, translations are negligible, with two obvious exceptions, one is the Bible, and surprisingly the other is The Iliad. Each translation can give a different insight and feel to the story. Everyone will have a favorite. I have several. For example: "Rage--Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles, Murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling ...
Public Domain Books, 1994
"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
Living a sheltered and quiet life in the small, peaceful village of Fullerton, Catherine Morland, at the ripe young age of seventeen, is in want of an adventure. Since she is fond of horrid Gothic novels, the ideal adventure for Catherine would be one with sinister characters, secret mysteries, and many Gothic horrors! Catherine does receive an adventure of sorts when the she is invited to ...
Brave New World
Works brilliantly as both a satire and as a serious futuristic work.
The thing I love about 'Brave New World' is how well it works both as a joke and as a serious futuristic novel. At its heart, 'Brave New World' is a straight parody of the World State and utopian dream worlds of H G Wells and the like. Huxley takes the Wellsian Utopia to its most ridiculous extremes: Perfect People living their Perfect Lives in their Perfect World. In doing so, Huxley reveals ...
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
Back Bay Books
The Greatest Story of the 20th Century
The Catcher In The Rye is not just a story about your frustrated teenager who doesn't like anything, as his little sister Phoebe points out in the book. It's a story about the person that reflects the emotions given to us by the world. Here's a 17 year old who just got kicked out of high school straight into the streets of New York City. He doesn't seem mad about being kicked out of school, not ...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
I wish everyone would read this history.
When Martin Luther King Jr stated that this nation was the most violent of all, he only needed to share this great piece of literature as his evidence. This nation had a chance but we have blow it with our greed and hate. Too bad Howard is not around to document this first Black President's failures. They are so similar to the other ambitious politicians grab for more land and power at the ...
A Timeless, Thought Provoking Story
I first read this book in high school and loved it. Since then, I've read it again and still love it. Fahrenhiet 451 addresses the serious issues of censorship and how a controlled society of this sort could limit the well being of society as a whole. In this frightening world Ray Bradbury created, books are not allowed and people are encouraged to escape into fantasy television shows that ...
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
To Kill A Mockingbird
My daughter is reading this for school requirement for her sophmore year. She loves this book. Thank you for your fast delivery.
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Simple and Easy to Remember!
As the rate of obesity continues to rise at alarming rates in the US, it's critical that we start eating the food we were meant to eat! Michael Pollan has put a collection of simple and easy to remember rules to help us make the right decisions...Don't buy into what the food industry is selling! Eat foods that have not been engineered and altered and poison your body! Don't wait until it's too ...
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Gatsby - always the great American novel
I loved The Great Gatsby when I first read it in high school English class, and I still love it today. I reread it about once a year, and I never fail to be impressed by F. Scott Fitzgerald's use of language. Quotes like this - "Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!" - are just classic. The Great Gatsby is a story abut Jay Gatsby's quest to track down the girl ...
Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2010 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition (Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia: Classic ...
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Still Good after all these years
I used this from 1993 until 1999. Then got out of the habit of using it for 11 years til now (2010). It has gotten twice as thick as before, lol! But still very useful & small, lean & mean as another reviewer said. I use a iTouch with Lexidrugs on it, if I need more detail (adverse reactions & percentages, etc. for more unusual drugs like infliximab, & such). CONS: 1. needs a plastic ...
The Federalist Papers (Signet Classics)
The "why" and foundation of our US Constitution
This is a MUST READ for all Americans. It is the writings of our Founding Fathers about why the Constitution is written as it is and the dangers of straying from it.
The Real George Washington (American Classic Series)
Jay A. Parry
Andrew M. Allison
National Center for Constitutional Studies
This isn't just a book about battles. I've gotten to know who George Washington was, as well as most all of the characters of the American Revolution. I guess I must have sat like a bored teenager in my American History classes, but this book tells everything in an interesting story form. I really enjoyed it and learned a great deal to boot!
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