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Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics (Dover Music for Piano)
Bergerac, David Dutkanicz

Dover Publications, 2008

Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of beloved piano classics. Each piece has been carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. The special arrangements also offer novices the pleasure and satisfaction of playing music that's usually beyond their grasp. Some of the master composers are represented by several pieces each: nine works by Bach include Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring ; ...
  
  











  



  
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain

Dover Publications, 1994

Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet." The novel's preeminence ...
  
  











  



  
Dover Creative Haven Art Nouveau Animal Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Marty Noble, Creative Haven

Dover Publications, 2013

Inspired by the works of M. P. Verneuil, Alphonse Mucha, and other Art Nouveau masters, 31 elegant designs celebrate the sensuous Art Nouveau style. The imaginative illustrations feature patterns of graceful swans, peacocks, butterflies, and other creatures, as well as intertwined vines, flowers, and other plant life. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, ...
  
  











  



  
Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Marcus Aurelius

Dover Publications, 1997

Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic detachment in the face of inevitable pain, loss and death.
  
  











  



  
The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
W. E. B. Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Dover Publications, 1994

This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the ...
  
  











  



  
How to Draw People (Dover How to Draw)
Barbara Soloff Levy

Dover Publications, 2002

By joining circles, ovals, rectangles, cylinders, and other common shapes, even the youngest artist can easily create 30 different characters — a fireman, a drummer, a mailman, a cowboy, an astronaut, a roller-skating girl, a boy on a swing, and more. Blank practice pages make it even easier. You can color the pictures when you are done!
  
  











  



  
Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Alberta Hutchinson

Dover Publications, 2007

This vibrant collection of drawings was inspired by the hypnotic appeal of the mandala. An ancient form of meditative art, mandalas are complex circular designs that draw the eye inward, toward their centers. These 30 dazzling mandala designs will captivate colorists of all ages, challenging them to create kaleidoscopic effects.
  
  











  



  
Paisley Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Marty Noble

Dover Publications, 2008

Crafted from exotic motifs inspired by the elements of nature, paisley patterns have decorated textiles and handicrafts for centuries. The illustrations in this gorgeous gallery of designs — each bearing the essentials of genuine paisley technique — exhibit lush arrangements inspired by trees, leaves, flowers, buds, animals, and birds. An absorbing and fascinating coloring experience, this treasury presents artists of all ages with page ...
  
  











  



  
Frankenstein (Dover Thrift Editions)
Mary Shelley

Dover Publications, 1994

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein . The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's. "We will each write a story," ...
  
  











  



  
The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)
Niccolò Machiavelli, N. H. Thompson

Dover Publications, 1992

As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici family assume a similar role in Italy provided the foundation for his "primer for princes." In this classic guide to acquiring and maintaining political ...
  
  











  



  
Creative Haven Fanciful Faces Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Miryam Adatto, Creative Haven

Dover Publications, 2014

Faces are the focus of this collection of more than 30 full-page portraits to color. Dreamlike visions of fantasy ladies feature elaborate halos of flowers, birds, hearts, geometrics, and other closely intertwined figures and shapes. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Fanciful Faces and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of ...
  
  











  



  
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions)
Oscar Wilde

Dover Publications, 1993

In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a ...
  
  











  



  
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dover Publications, 2001

The two years before he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) had been bad ones for Dostoyevsky. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch , collapsed under its load of debt; and he was threatened with debtor's prison. With an advance that he managed to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win enough at the roulette table to get himself out of debt. Instead, he lost all his money; ...
  
  











  



  
How to Draw Pets (Dover How to Draw)
Barbara Soloff Levy

Dover Publications, 2006

Would you like to draw a picture of your pet gerbil? How about portraits of your tropical fish? This book and its easy-to-follow directions make it a snap. Simple step-by-step diagrams show how to join circles, ovals, and other shapes to create likenesses of 30 adorable creatures, among them a dog, cat, mouse, parakeet, pony, potbelly pig, lamb, hermit crab, and even a sugar glider (that's a cute little mammal similar to a flying squirrel). ...
  
  











  



  
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Dover Publications, 1995

Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people. In this, the first and most frequently read of his three ...
  
  











  



  
Pride and Prejudice (Dover Thrift Editions)
Jane Austen

Dover Publications, 1995

One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, Pride and Prejudice was penned as a popular entertainment. But the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of English language. In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George ...
  
  











  



  
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math)
Boris A. Kordemsky

Dover Publications, 1992

This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple ...
  
  











  



  
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects
John Montroll

Dover Publications, 1992

Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists — clearly illustrated and with easy-to-follow instructions that even beginning papercrafters can follow with success. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup, and pinwheel to the more challenging (but still unintimidating) penguin, pelican, and piano. Also included are the figures of a swan, lantern, cicada, pigeon, fox, rabbit, and other popular origami subjects. ...
  
  











  



  
Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
Joseph Conrad

Dover Publications, 1990

Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his "most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story." — Encyclopaedia Britannica . The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who ...
  
  











  



  
Origami Fun Kit for Beginners (Dover Fun Kits)
Dover

Dover Publications, 2003

This affordable kit includes everything needed by beginners to master the age-old art of paperfolding. • 3 great starter books • 55 fun-to-do projects • Over 1,000 easy-to-follow illustrations • 96 sheets of authentic origami paper in traditional vibrant hues, rainbow patterns, and metallic colored foils
  
  











  








   



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