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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

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This volume contains the complete fairy tales of the legendary Brothers Grimm. A timeless collection of children’s stories inspired by German folktales, this wonderful compendium would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Jacob Grimm (1785 - 1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786 - 1859) were German linguists, lexicographers, academics, and authors. Together, they are famous worldwide for collecting and publishing folklore during the nineteenth century. The stories of this collection include: “The Frog Prince”, “The Gallant Tailor”, “The Giant and the Tailor”, “The Little Farmer”, “The Golden Key”, “Sharing Joy and Sorrow”, “The Nail”, “Tom Thumb”, “Tom Thumb’s Travels”, “The Young Giant”, “Sweet Porridge”, “The Elves”, and many more. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

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Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest satirical works ever written. Through the misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver, his hopelessly “modern” protagonist, Swift exposes many of the follies of the English Enlightenment, from its worship of science to its neglect of traditional philosophy and theology. Swift’s satire on the threats posed by the Enlightenment and the embryonic spirit of secular fundamentalism makes Gulliver’s Travels priceless reading for today’s defenders of tradition. This new critical edition, edited by Dutton Kearney of Aquinas College, contains detailed notes to the text and a selection of tradition-oriented essays by some of the finest contemporary Swift scholars.

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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Before The Testaments, there was The Handmaid’s Tale: an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times).The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

The Raven

The Raven

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...Quoth the Raven, ""Nevermore."" ""The Raven"" is a classic narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word ""Nevermore"". The poem makes use of a number of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. Poe claimed to have written the poem very logically and methodically, intending to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explained in his 1846 follow-up essay, ""The Philosophy of Composition"". The poem was inspired in part by a talking raven in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty by Dickens.

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition

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This edition of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, Coraline—also an Academy Award-nominated film—is enriched with a foreword from the author, a reader's guide, and much more.When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus the following bonus content:Original Coraline manuscript pagesCoraline’s Many Houses: A RetrospectiveVideo: The official Coraline Movie TrailerAn excerpt from the Coraline Graphic Novel , adapted and illustrated by P. Craig RussellAudio: Coraline Graphic Novel PodcastAudio:  Music from the Coraline audiobook, performed by the Gothic ArchiesExcerpts from other books by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean: The Graveyard Book, The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy HairCoraline Foreign Edition Cover Gallery

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