Download E-books The Woman in White (Barnes & Noble Classics) PDF

By Wilkie Collins

The lady in White, by means of Wilkie Collins, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at reasonable costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are many of the impressive positive factors of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from contemporary most sensible writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of latest historic, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged via the paintings
  • Comments by way of different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for extra examining
  • Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate

All variations are superbly designed and are revealed to improved requirements; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to increase each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

 
One of the best secret thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins’s The girl in White used to be a good looking bestseller within the 1860s, reaching even better good fortune than works through Dickens, Collins’s buddy and mentor. packed with shock, intrigue, and suspense, this greatly wonderful novel keeps to enthrall readers today.

The tale starts off with an eerie middle of the night come across among artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly girl dressed all in white who turns out eager to proportion a dismal mystery. the following day Hartright, engaged as a drawing grasp to the attractive Laura Fairlie and her part sister, tells his scholars concerning the unusual occasions of the former night. made up our minds to profit all they could concerning the mysterious lady in white, the 3 quickly locate themselves drawn right into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and foreign intrigue.

Masterfully built, The lady in White is ruled by means of of the best creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, darkish, mannish, but irresistibly attention-grabbing, and count number Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant “Napoleon of Crime.”

Camille Cauti earned a Ph.D. in English from Columbia collage. Her dissertation issues the Catholic conversion development one of the London avant-garde of the Eighteen Nineties. She has additionally released articles in Italian-American stories. She works in long island urban as an editor and critic.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Neverending Story PDF

By Michael Ende, Ralph Manheim

From award-winning German writer Miochael Ende, The Neverending tale is a vintage story of 1 boy and the publication that magically involves life. 

When Bastian occurs upon an previous ebook referred to as The Neverending Story, he is swept into the mystical international of Fantastica--so a lot that he unearths he has truly develop into a personality within the tale! And whilst he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted global is in nice chance, he additionally discovers that he's the single selected to put it aside. Can Bastian conquer the barrier among fact and his mind's eye as a way to store Fantastica?

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Drugging a Nation: The Story of China and the Opium Curse PDF

An eyewitness account of The Opium struggle that used to be waged on China by means of Britain and americans.

a private research, in the course of a longer journey, of the current stipulations of the Opium exchange in China and Its results upon the state.

those chapters have been initially released in the course of 1907 and 1908 in luck journal. notwithstanding frankly journalistic in tone, the e-book offers anything extra than the hasty conclusions of a journalist. in the course of its coaching the writer shuttle led worldwide, inquiring into the matter firstly hand in China and in England, interpreting all to be had published subject which appeared to undergo whatsoever at the topic, and interviewing a number of hundred gents who have had distinctive possibilities to check the matter from a variety of standpoints. The writing used to be no longer began till this initial paintings used to be accomplished and the ordinary conclusions had turn into convictions within the author's brain.

contains an afterword via Charles F. Gammon, writer of “A keepsake album of China,: together with 400 and Fifty unique images”

CONTENTS

I. CHINA'S trouble

II. THE GOLDEN OPIUM DAYS

III. A GLIMPSE INTO AN OPIUM PROVINCE

IV. CHINA'S SINCERITY

V. SOWING THE WIND IN CHINA--SHANGHAI

VI. SOWING THE WIND IN CHINA--TIENTSIN AND HONG KONG

VII. HOW BRITISH CHICKENS got here domestic TO ROOST

VIII. the placement of serious BRITAIN

APPENDIX

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Adventures of Huckleberry Finn PDF

By Mark Twain

Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken famous that his discovery of this vintage American novel was once "the such a lot stupendous occasion of my complete life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all sleek American literature stems from this one book," whereas T. S. Eliot referred to as Huck "one of the everlasting symbolic figures of fiction, no longer unworthy to take a spot with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."
The novel's preeminence derives from its splendidly innovative new edition of boyhood adventures alongside the potent Mississippi River, its encouraged characterization, the author's awesome ear for discussion, and the book's understated improvement of great underlying topics: "natural" guy as opposed to "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate price and dignity of humans, the stultifying results of conference, and different issues. yet such a lot of all, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an excellent tale ― jam-packed with excessive experience and unforgettable characters (including the nice river itself) ― that nobody who has learn it's going to ever forget.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Robin Hood (Penguin Readers, Level 2) PDF

Robin Hood lived in Sherwood woodland. He robbed wealthy humans and gave the money to the terrible. He used to be shrewdpermanent, powerful and courageous and had many adventures. He fought opposed to the grasping Sheriff of Nottingham and undesirable Prince John and defended the gorgeous girl Marian who enjoyed him. Robin Hood is an English folk-hero and the tales approximately him are all speculated to be real!

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Anne of Green Gables (Sterling Unabridged Classics) PDF

The illustrations for this sequence have been created by way of Scott McKowen, who, together with his spouse Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a firm focusing on layout and representation for theater and appearing arts. Their initiatives usually contain study into the visible elements of historic settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and dress clothier and contributed recommendation at the interval garments for the illustrations.

Scott created those drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which inspires the glance of renowned paintings from the interval of those tales. Scratchboard is a demonstration board with a particularly ready floor of tough white chalk. a skinny layer of black ink is rolled over the skin, and features are drawn by way of hand with a pointy knife by way of scraping in the course of the ink layer to show the white floor beneath. the completed drawings are then scanned and the colour is extra digitally.

One thing’s for convinced, no condo that Anne’s in will ever be dull.” That’s what Marilla Cuthbert says approximately Anne, the energetic red-headed orphan she and her brother Matthew undertake. for many years, women have agreed, eagerly studying each ebook in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s sequence that chronicles Anne’s coming of age.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Master Builder PDF

This anthology is a radical creation to vintage literature if you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. if you happen to have recognized and enjoyed those works some time past, this is often a call for participation to reunite with outdated buddies in a clean new structure. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this certain assortment brings jointly works as assorted and influential because the Pilgrim’s development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it's must-have addition to any library.

Show description

Continue reading