Pdf ebook: Middlesex

Pdf download ebook Middlesex

Summary: Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ wit

  • Author :
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307401944
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Views: 688
  • Downloads: 688
  • GET BOOK

Description: Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world.


Pdf ebook: Arrowsmith

Pdf download ebook Arrowsmith

Summary: First published in 1925, 'Arrowsmith' is a novel by American author Sinclair Lewis. It is arguably the earliest major novel to deal with the culture of sci

  • Author : Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 495
  • Language: English
  • Views: 337
  • Downloads: 337
  • GET BOOK

Description: First published in 1925, 'Arrowsmith' is a novel by American author Sinclair Lewis. It is arguably the earliest major novel to deal with the culture of science. It was written in the period after the reforms of medical education flowing from the Flexner Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada: A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1910, which had called on medical schools in the United States to adhere to mainstream science in their teaching and research.


Pdf ebook: The Road

Pdf download ebook The Road

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk a

  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307267458
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 431
  • Downloads: 431
  • GET BOOK

Description: NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post


Pdf ebook: Interpreter of Maladies

Pdf download ebook Interpreter of Maladies

Summary: INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER. With a new foreword by Domenico Starnone, this stunning debut col

  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547487061
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 837
  • Downloads: 837
  • GET BOOK

Description: INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER. With a new foreword by Domenico Starnone, this stunning debut collection flawlessly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. With accomplished precision and gentle eloquence, Jhumpa Lahiri traces the crosscurrents set in motion when immigrants, expatriates, and their children arrive, quite literally, at a cultural divide. A blackout forces a young Indian American couple to make confessions that unravel their tattered domestic peace. An Indian American girl recognizes her cultural identity during a Halloween celebration while the Pakastani civil war rages on television in the background. A latchkey kid with a single working mother finds affinity with a woman from Calcutta. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Like the interpreter of the title story, Lahiri translates between the strict traditions of her ancestors and a baffling new world.


Pdf ebook: Early Autumn

Pdf download ebook Early Autumn

Summary: "Early Autumn" by Louis Bromfield. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known class

  • Author : Louis Bromfield
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1766
  • Downloads: 1766
  • GET BOOK

Description: "Early Autumn" by Louis Bromfield. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: Little Women

Pdf download ebook Little Women

Summary: Now a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep! Discover Louisa May Alcott’s enchanting tale of the

  • Author : Louisa May Alcott
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534462228
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 997
  • Downloads: 997
  • GET BOOK

Description: Now a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep! Discover Louisa May Alcott’s enchanting tale of the March sisters for yourself with this beautiful keepsake edition of Little Women! The quintessential American story, Little Women captured readers’ hearts right from the start. A bestseller from the time it was originally published in 1868, it is the tale of the March sisters: Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy. The four girls couldn’t be more different, but with their father fighting in the Civil War and their mother supporting the family, the sisters will have to rely on each other as they grow up and grow together, experiencing love, loss, and the importance of family. Louisa May Alcott recreates her own family’s dramatic, comic, and sometimes tragic experiences in this heartfelt novel that has been celebrated and shared for generations—and this unabridged edition will continue to be shared for years to come.


Pdf ebook: A Visit from the Goon Squad

Pdf download ebook A Visit from the Goon Squad

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCE WINNER • With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and

  • Author : Jennifer Egan
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307593622
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1096
  • Downloads: 1096
  • GET BOOK

Description: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCE WINNER • With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption "features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human" (The Chicago Tribune). Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. “Pitch perfect.... Darkly, rippingly funny.... Egan possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart.” —The New York Times Book Review


Pdf ebook: Twelfth Night; or What you Will

Pdf download ebook Twelfth Night; or What you Will

Summary: Stand you awhile aloof. Cesario,_Thou know'st no less but all; I have unclasp'd_To thee the book even of my secret soul._Therefore, good youth, address thy

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465587799
  • Genre:
  • Number of Pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1049
  • Downloads: 1049
  • GET BOOK

Description: Stand you awhile aloof. Cesario,_Thou know'st no less but all; I have unclasp'd_To thee the book even of my secret soul._Therefore, good youth, address thy gait unto her;_Be not denied access, stand at her doors,_And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow_Till thou have audience._ VIOLA._Sure, my noble lord,_If she be so abandon'd to her sorrow_As it is spoke, she never will admit me._ DUKE._Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds_Rather than make unprofited return._ VIOLA._Say I do speak with her, my lord, what then?_ DUKE._O, then unfold the passion of my love,_Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith!_It shall become thee well to act my woes;_She will attend it better in thy youth_Than in a nuncio's of more grave aspect._ VIOLA._I think not so, my lord._ DUKE._Dear lad, believe it;_For they shall yet belie thy happy years,_That say thou art a man: Diana's lip_Is not more smooth and rubious; thy small pipe_Is as the maiden's organ, shrill and sound,_And all is semblative a woman's part._I know thy constellation is right apt_For this affair. Some four or five attend him;_All, if you will; for I myself am best_When least in company. Prosper well in this,_And thou shalt live as freely as thy lord,_To call his fortunes thine.


Pdf ebook: The Help

Pdf download ebook The Help

Summary: The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the

  • Author : Kathryn Stockett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440697663
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Views: 628
  • Downloads: 628
  • GET BOOK

Description: The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...


Pdf ebook: Scarlet Sister Mary

Pdf download ebook Scarlet Sister Mary

Summary: "Scarlet Sister Mary" by Julia Peterkin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known

  • Author : Julia Peterkin
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 167
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1512
  • Downloads: 1512
  • GET BOOK

Description: "Scarlet Sister Mary" by Julia Peterkin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: The Brothers Karamazov

Pdf download ebook The Brothers Karamazov

Summary: Three brothers and their relations in 19th century Russia provide the base for a sweeping epic overview of human striving, folly and hope. First published

  • Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 151326821X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 890
  • Language: English
  • Views: 963
  • Downloads: 963
  • GET BOOK

Description: Three brothers and their relations in 19th century Russia provide the base for a sweeping epic overview of human striving, folly and hope. First published in 1880, The Brothers Karamazov is a landmark work in every respect. Revolving around shiftless father Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov are the fates of his three sons, each of whom has fortunes entwined with the others. The eldest son, Dimitri, seeks an inheritance from his father and becomes his rival in love. Ivan, the second son, is so at odds with the world that he is driven near to madness, while the youngest, Alexi, is a man of faith and a natural optimist. These personalities are drawn out and tested in a crucible of conflict and emotion as the author forces upon them fundamental questions of morality, faith, reason and responsibility. This charged situation is pushed to its limit by the addition of the unthinkable, murder and possible patricide. Using shifting viewpoints and delving into the minds of his characters, Dostoevsky adopted fresh techniques to tell his wide-reaching story with power and startling effectiveness. The Brothers Karamazov remains one of the most respected and celebrated novels in all literature and continues to reward readers beyond expectation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Brothers Karamazov is both modern and readable.


Pdf ebook: As You Like It

Pdf download ebook As You Like It

Summary: The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by d

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726607042
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 93
  • Language: English
  • Views: 303
  • Downloads: 303
  • GET BOOK

Description: The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by denying him his inheritance. Left with little choice, Orlando heads to Duke Frederick’s court to fight the court’s champion wrestler. There, Orlando wins the match, gets the prize and falls in love with the Duke’s niece Rosalind. Orlando’s win infuriates Frederick because of the friendship between the boy’s father and his own brother Duke Senior, who he has banished to the forest. Frederick accuses Rosalind of conspiring against him and banishes her from the court despite his daughter Celia’s pleas. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy called Ganymede and heads for the forest with her cousin Celia, who pretends to be a young country girl named Aliena. In the forest, Orlando runs into Duke Senior and his men. Then the girls in disguise arrive, and chaos ensues. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.


Pdf ebook: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Pdf download ebook Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Summary: A hybrid of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience that brings poetry, philosophy and spirituality into an all-inclusive text that’s both accessible

  • Author : William Blake
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513273523
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 66
  • Language: English
  • Views: 479
  • Downloads: 479
  • GET BOOK

Description: A hybrid of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience that brings poetry, philosophy and spirituality into an all-inclusive text that’s both accessible and enlightening. These selections have an easy-to-follow format that allows readers to smoothly transition from one book to the next. Blake’s writing consists of two parts: one focusing on “innocence” and the other on “experience.” They each feature a group of poems that fit their respective themes. Songs of Innocence highlights the peaceful naiveté of youth, while Songs of Experience emphasizes the loss of purity due to outside influence. Considered one of the greatest British artists to ever live, William Blake’s work is revered by critics and scholars. His illustrative style captivates the reader’s imagination keeping them interested and engaged. Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an essential sampling of his literary contributions and a worthy addition to any poetry collection. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Songs of Innocence and of Experience is both modern and readable.


Pdf ebook: YOUCAT

Pdf download ebook YOUCAT

Summary: To learn more about YOUCAT at the special website for it - click here YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on Wor

  • Author : Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • ISBN: 1681496410
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 480
  • Downloads: 480
  • GET BOOK

Description: To learn more about YOUCAT at the special website for it - click here YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)How Catholics are to live (moral life)How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Illustrated.


Pdf ebook: Beyond Good and Evil

Pdf download ebook Beyond Good and Evil

Summary: In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche gives an impassioned analysis of Western religion, specifically Christianity, that confronts its authoritative

  • Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513267175
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1412
  • Downloads: 1412
  • GET BOOK

Description: In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche gives an impassioned analysis of Western religion, specifically Christianity, that confronts its authoritative view of humans and nature. Nietzsche introduces a counterargument that dismisses groupthink or herd mentality and emphasizes a person’s “will to power.” He demystifies past ideas, encouraging a bold alternative. An honest study of different ideologies and their influence on positive and negative behaviors. With nearly 300 aphorisms, the author criticizes the state of philosophy and its link to conventional wisdom. He also rejects a universal code of ethics as it doesn’t account for the distinct characteristics of each individual. Nietzsche suggests every person has a lived experience that affects their outlook on what’s right and wrong. Nietzsche is one of the most famous and controversial thinkers of all-time. His works are staples within the intellectual community and are used to discuss identity, nobility and personal growth. He is often a point of reference for other scholars, including psychologists, scientists and political leaders. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Beyond Good and Evil is both modern and readable.


Pdf ebook: The Merchant of Venice

Pdf download ebook The Merchant of Venice

Summary: Meet Antonio, an antisemitic merchant who treats his own flesh as property to secure a loan. Throughout the play, tangible objects symbolize immaterial ide

  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726607123
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 85
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1695
  • Downloads: 1695
  • GET BOOK

Description: Meet Antonio, an antisemitic merchant who treats his own flesh as property to secure a loan. Throughout the play, tangible objects symbolize immaterial ideas about love and loyalty, and the plot is crafted with existential lines throughout the story. This play is made on the contrast between realistic and idealistic beliefs of society and relationships. In its simplicity, this play captures the bewilderment inseparable to human life, yet the purpose of making the Merchant of Venice is still the biggest unknown till date. Nevertheless, it contains beautifully depicted love scenes, magnificent monologues and as always with Shakespeare’s, unique portrayal of diversity. If books like "Shylock Is My Name" or "The Weird Sisters" are on your must-read list, "The Merchant of Venice" should be next in line! This bestseller play is William Shakespeare’s reading of religious difference and it remains provocative, even today. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is widely considered the world's greatest dramatist and is often referred to as England's national poet or the Bard. Most famous for his timeless plays, he also wrote a multitude of poems and sonnets. Shakespeare was the blockbuster writer of his day, his many works concerning universal themes of life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. Among some of his most famous are "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet", but the list is long, and many continue to be studied and performed, both their original form and modern adaptations.


Pdf ebook: The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

Pdf download ebook The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader wi

  • Author : William Blake
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8074847721
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1790
  • Downloads: 1790
  • GET BOOK

Description: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional table of contents. The Book of Thel is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably composed in the period 1788 to 1790. It is illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic books. The metre is a fourteen-syllable line. It was preceded by Tiriel, which Blake left in manuscript. A few lines from Tiriel were incorporated into The Book of Thel. Most of the poem is in unrhymed verse. This book consists of eight plates executed in illuminated printing. Sixteen copies of the original print of 1789-1793 are known. Three copies bearing a watermark of 1815 are more elaborately colored than the others. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.