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Just So Stories

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 1479422533
Genre : Fiction
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"Just So Stories" is a collection of h ighly fantasised origin stories, especially for differences among animals, written by the British author Rudyard Kipling. They are among his best known works.

Best Short Stories

Author : W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 150984399X
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Ten of W. Somerset Maugham's wonderful stories in one gorgeous collector's volume.Ten of W. Somerset Maugham's wonderful stories in one gorgeous collector's volume. Reading the stories of Somerset Maugham is rather like curling up and up listening to the delicious, risqu� tales of an old, dear and rather wicked friend. You turn the pages and enter a magical world of fabulous characters, are transported to the very place, the villa, the street, the bar, of which he writes. This Macmillan Collector's Library selection features ten of his finest and most vivid stories: "The Letter," "The Verger," "The Vessel of Wrath," "The Book-Bag," "The Facts of Life," "Lord Mountdrago," "The Colonel's Lady," "The Treasure," "Rain," and "P&O." Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. This edition of W. Somerset Maugham's best-loved short stories includes an afterword by writer and journalist Ned Halley.

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015558302
Genre : American literature
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Good Web Guide For Book Lovers

Author : Susan Osborne
ISBN : 190328242X
Genre : Books
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The birth of the internet heralded several theories about the demise of the book and of reading in general. Contrary to this, books are thriving on the internet and the author recommends the best websites to cut your searching time. This guide includes information on: the best internet bookshops, both small and large; rare and specialist bookshops; book clubs; literary magazines; reading group resources; author and fan websites and publisher's own websites; websites for budding writers to develop their own talents.

Undertones Of War

Author : Edmund Blunden
ISBN : 9780226311661
Genre : History
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“I took my road with no little pride of fear; one morning I feared very sharply, as I saw what looked like a rising shroud over a wooden cross in the clustering mist. Horror! But on a closer study I realized that the apparition was only a flannel gas helmet. . . . What an age since 1914!” In Undertones of War, one of the finest autobiographies to come out of World War I, the acclaimed poet Edmund Blunden records his devastating experiences in combat. After enlisting at the age of twenty, he took part in the disastrous battles at the Somme, Ypres, and Passchendaele, describing them as “murder, not only to the troops but to their singing faiths and hopes.” All the horrors of trench warfare, all the absurdity and feeble attempts to make sense of the fighting, all the strangeness of observing war as a writer—of being simultaneously soldier and poet—pervade Blunden’s memoir. In steely-eyed prose as richly allusive as any poetry, he tells of the endurance and despair found among the men of his battalion, including the harrowing acts of bravery that won him the Military Cross. Now back in print for American readers, the volume includes a selection of Blunden’s war poems that unflinchingly juxtapose death in the trenches with the beauty of Flanders’s fields. Undertones of War deserves a place on anyone’s bookshelf between Siegfried Sassoon’s poetry and Robert Graves’s Goodbye to All That.

Comfort Found In Good Old Books

Author : George Hamlin Fitch
Genre : Books and reading
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Catalogue Of The Library Of The Peabody Institute Of The City Of Baltimore

Author : Johns Hopkins University. Peabody Institute. Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119067630
Genre : Catalogs, Dictionary
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The 104 Storey Treehouse

Author : Andy Griffiths
ISBN : 9781760780432
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Join Andy and Terry in their stupendous 104-storey treehouse! They've added 13 new levels including a stupid-hat level, a refrigerator-throwing level, a bun-fighting level, a tangled-up level and a deep-thoughts thinking room. Climb the never-ending staircase, visit Mount Everest, shop at the Two-Dollar Shop and the Two-Million-Dollar Shop, save your burps in the burp bank, make money or honey in the money-making machine, barricade yourself in the mighty fortress, relax in the peaceful sunny meadow full of buttercups, butterflies and bluebirds and help Andy find a cure for his aching toothache . . . Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Homoerotic Space

Author : Stephen Guy-Bray
ISBN : 0802036775
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Stephen Guy-Bray argues that early modern authors used renditions of Theocritan and Virgilian pastoral, as well as epic poetry, for the exploration and the allusive presentation of homoerotic and homosocial themes.

Poetry Of The First World War

Author : Marcus Clapham
ISBN : 9781509848799
Genre : Poetry
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The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillusionment of Charles Hamilton Sorley, or the bitter denunciations of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the war produced an astonishing outpouring of powerful poetry. The major poets are all represented in this beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library anthology, Poetry of the First World War, alongside many others whose voices are less well known, and their verse is accompanied by contemporary motifs. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This anthology is edited by author and editor Marcus Clapham.

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