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Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Empire Books, 2011

In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodson composed a fantasy tale for a trio of young sisters. His creative genius and childlike ability to imagine a universe like no other took form in one of the most treasured children’s books of all time. Under the pen-name of Lewis Carroll, Dodson’s tale of an intrepid little girl who discovers a surreal, beautiful, and dangerous land would has shared its magic with generations of readers. His Cheshire Cat, Mad ...
  
  











  



  
Jude the Obscure
Thomas Hardy

Empire Books, 2012

The last of Hardy’s novels, Jude the Obscure offers some of the author’s most valuable insights into the issues of class, religion, and marriage. It tells the story of Jude Fawley, an aspiring academic from the working-class who falls in love with Sue, his cousin. Finding that their relationship only incurs the wrath and judgment of their community, Jude and Sue experience ostracism and tragedy in this highly controversial Victorian novel.
  
  











  



  
The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Empire Books, 2011

Perhaps the most influential political work of all time, this slim volume penned by Marx and Engels in 1848 remains a relevant description of the tensions which continue to define the social classes. The Communist Manifesto goes forward to describe the Communist Party as envisioned by the Communist League, which commissioned the work. Boldly stating that the history of human civilization itself is the history of class struggle, this ambitious ...
  
  











  



  
Through the Mindhole: A Novelette of Supernatural and Psychological Suspense

Empire of Blood Books, 2014

Through the cracks in space and time, That exist within the mind, There are other worlds than these. Through the slates of slumber’s gates, I slipped between and now I see, There are other me’s than me. When FBI agent Chad Nelson catches up with the only suspect in a string of disturbing serial murders, the strange man he's been chasing uses a power beyond Nelson's imagination to send him somewhere... else. And when he wakes ...
  
  











  



  
The Worst Journey in the World
Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Empire Books, 2011

In 1910 – hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles - a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on an expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its survivors, “The Worst Journey in the World” tells the moving and dramatic story of the disastrous expedition.
  
  











  



  
In His Steps
Charles Monroe Sheldon

Empire Books, 2012

One of the bestselling books of all time, Sheldon’s 1897 classic was the first book to coin and popularize the famous question, “What would Jesus do?” The novel tells the story of a small town whose residents are compelled by the local pastor to ask this question before their every action. The challenge ultimately transforms the lives of these residents as they discover the unexpected consequences of aspiring to live like Christ and do ...
  
  











  



  
Cape Cod
Henry David Thoreau

Empire Books, 2013

Arguably some of Thoreau’s most beautiful writings on American history and natural scenery, this collection is dedicated to the poet’s ruminations on the beaches of Cape Cod. Exploring the variety of natural life and human interests that have intersected on the Cape, Thoreau brings the richness of its history and natural beauty to life with his poetic, and occasionally outlandish, musings.
  
  











  



  
What Happens in Vegas... An Empire of Blood (Dystopian Vampire) Short Story

Empire of Blood Books, 2013

When Jackie took her little sister, Karen, for a joy ride into Necropolis without telling her where they were really going, she only meant to have a good time. Give her a little scare. A desolate shell of its former self, Sin City still holds a certain temptation for those who like to gamble. But when the residents of the city awaken, what happens in Vegas... well, you know the rest. "Wilson is a dark force to be reckoned with."--Trent ...
  
  











  



  
Shining in Crimson: Empire of Blood Book One (A FREE Dystopian Vampire Novel)

Empire of Blood Books, 2014

In celebration of the release of FADING IN DARKNESS: EMPIRE OF BLOOD BOOK TWO, the first book in this dystopian urban fantasy series, SHINING IN CRIMSON, is now FREE! Set in a dystopian, religiously-demented American Empire, the city of Las Vegas is no longer a city of sin. Now called Necropolis, it is a city that eats sin. The vampires of Necropolis wait patiently for the Empire's weekly drop off of guilty Penitents; sinners and criminals ...
  
  











  



  
Born to Kill: A Short Supernatural Thriller

Empire of Blood Books, 2013

Jared Sumner just wanted a pack of cigarettes. But as he waits in line at the crowded gas station, a customer pushes the clerk over the edge and the doors at The Quickshop lock themselves. The clerk has a secret he's been waiting to share for a long time. He can manipulate things with his mind. And yet he's been manipulated his whole life. And now...it's time for payback. Held captive by this powerful madman, Jared and the others must find ...
  
  











  



  
On the Incarnation
Saint Athanasius

Empire Books, 2013

As one of history’s most passionate defenders of Christian doctrine, Saint Athanasius is notable for his apologist essays and their substantial contribution to early Orthodox theology. As a bishop serving in fourth century Alexandria, Athanasius composed this essay in his early life and devoted it to a number of issues still debated by theologians today, including monotheism, spiritual salvation, and the divine nature of Jesus Christ.
  
  











  



  
Anthem
Ayn Rand

Empire Books, 2013

In this early 20th century novella, Ayn Rand creates a dystopian society that emphasizes government control over all elements of a civilization – and complete conformity of the people within it. Mankind is in a dark age, both literally and figuratively: There is no light, technological advancement is rarely allowed, and impotent collectivism is not only preferred, but required, over individuality. Anthem is a raw and haunting study of how ...
  
  











  



  
Saint Francis of Assisi
G. K. Chesterton

Empire Books, 2013

This is Chesterton’s touching take on one of the most beloved and celebrated saints in the Christian calendar, Saint Francis of Assini. Contrasting Francis’s principled asceticism and tender sentiments with the arcane savagery of the Middle Ages, Chesterton reveals the extent to which Francis’ love of women and animal kind made him a thinker and Christian practitioner that was truly ahead of his time.
  
  











  



  
Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management
Isabella Beeton

Empire Books, 2011

“Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management” is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household. In addition to offering advice on a wide range of domestic topics, the book contains hundreds of recipes. A compendium of practical information about everything from animal husbandry to seasonal produce, this Victorian classic is both fascinating and useful.
  
  











  



  
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce

Empire Books, 2011

James Joyce’s early 20th century novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, is a fictionalized autobiography of the celebrated Irish writer. The life of the novel’s protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, offers readers insight into the events and beliefs which shaped Joyce himself. This coming-of-age story focuses upon the psyche of its narrator, allowing its audience to deeply experience Stephen’s evolving intellect and worldview intimately. ...
  
  











  



  
Guide for the Perplexed
Moses Maimonides

Empire Books, 2013

Written in the 12th century, Moses Maimonides’ “Guide for the Perplexed” was a long letter to one of his rabbinical students discussing a variety of philosophical matters concerning theology. In part, the text seeks to clarify some of the contradictions between the literal meaning of the Torah and its philosophical explications. A strong influence on philosophical discourse since its publication, the text continues to interest ...
  
  











  



  
Fading in Darkness: Empire of Blood Book Two (A Dystopian Vampire Novel)

Empire of Blood Books, 2014

In this second installment in the Empire of Blood dystopian trilogy, Hank Evans is headed back to Necropolis, but this time he won't be running for his life... or will he? Tensions between the American Empire and the vampires of Necropolis have risen to an all time high. With the Emperor threatening Toby's life, Hank's new position as the mediator has just been unofficially upgraded to Imperial spy. But his internal hunger for revenge and ...
  
  











  



  
The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper

Empire Books, 2011

Published in the early 19th century, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans is a fictionalized adventure taking place during the French-American War. The daughters of an American colonel become caught up in the conflict between the two nations’ contest for supremacy in North America, and embroiled in the war between the Native American allies of the two sides. Cooper’s trademark intricacy of description and his portrayal of life ...
  
  











  



  
On the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin

Empire Books, 2011

In 1831, naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin joined the Beagle expedition to Tierra del Fuego. What he observed when he got to the new world would eventually lead him to formulate his theory of natural selection. Published in 1859, “On the Origin of the Species” is the controversial classic that revolutionized natural science and altered our understanding of the world.
  
  











  



  
Far From the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy

Empire Books, 2011

When a steadfast young shepherd named Gabriel Oak meets the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene, he falls in love with her. He proposes marriage, but proud Bathsheba refuses. Thomas Hardy’s novel about the evolution of a relationship between a headstrong woman and a quiet, thoughtful man is a vivid masterpiece.
  
  











  








   



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