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A Tale of two Cities and The Prince

By Charles Dickens and Niccolo Machiavelli
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Pages : 690
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. The Prince ‘The Prince’ is basically a political treatise and a sort of guide for new princes and royals. It was published five years after Niccolo’s death. When he was alive, there were some controversy in his book. It was published only after seeking permission from the Medici pope Clement VII. The Prince is one of the best works of modern political philosophy, in which truth is highlighted rather than any abstract ideas or incidences. The beauty of the text is that it has a recognizable structure and author has indicated himself in most of the portions. The book narrates mostly about princedoms. That too about hereditary princedoms.

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This book examines the dramatic work of Dickens, Browning, Collins, and Tennyson, their interaction with the theatrical world, and their attempts to develop their reputations as playwrights. These major Victorian writers each authored several professional plays, but why has their achievement been overlooked?

Intimate Violence and Victorian Print Culture

By Suzanne Rintoul
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137491124
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 966
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Suzanne Rintoul identifies an important contradiction in Victorian representations of abuse: the simultaneous compulsion to expose and to obscure brutality towards women in intimate relationships. Through case studies and literary analysis, this book illustrates how intimate violence was both spectacular and unspeakable in the Victorian period.

Blood Communion

By Anne Rice
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1524732656
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: blood-communion.pdf

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In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, telling us the mesmerizing story of how he became prince of the vampire world, and of the formation of the Blood Communion, and how his vision for the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be. Lestat takes us from his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana, with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific’s untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine. He speaks of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha, who refuses to live in harmony at court and who threatens all Lestat has dreamt of . . .

Revelation's Great Love Story

By Larry L. Lichtenwalter
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  • Publisher : Autumn House Publishing
  • Book Code : 0812704606
  • Total of Pages : 141
  • Category : Adventists
  • Members : 607
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The Book of Revelation. The Apocalypse. Words that often call to mind bizarre creatures, strange seals, dreadful plagues, and a slew of other mystifying symbols.Most of us approach this last book of the Bible with forebodings rather than hope. To us John?s vision seems more like a nightmare.But the elderly apostle begins with a statement that doesn?t seem to fit the rest of the book: ?The revelation of Jesus Christ.? Apparently he intends to unveil something tremendously important about Jesus. Something life-changing. Something we can?t afford to miss.Larry Lichtenwalter explores a side of Revelation seldom portrayed: Christ?s passionate love for humanity. This recurring theme subtly appears in the imagery and symbolism throughout John?s vision. The slain Lamb. The divine protective sealing. The blood-bleached-white robes. The heart-wrenching prayer of the saints. Without Christ?s love, these scenes and symbols would mean nothing.Ultimately John?s vision reveals the extraordinary love of our Savior for His rebellious, undeserving children?and the incredible reasons we can love Him in return.

Saint Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars

By G. A. Henty
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 463
  • Pdf File: saint-bartholomew-s-eve.pdf

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"Saint Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars" by G. A. Henty. 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.

At the Point of the Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War

By George Henty
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5041626049
  • Total of Pages : 845
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 354
  • Pdf File: at-the-point-of-the-bayonet.pdf

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"At the Point of the Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War" by G. A. Henty. 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.

Little Prince

By Annie Wedekind
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Book Code : 125012039X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: little-prince.pdf

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If Dauphin, a pampered Shetland pony, seems to lead the perfect life in the penthouse suite of the city's posh riding stables, it's because he does. And if he seems a bit too self-satisfied—after all, he's won several trophies for his young owner, Isabella, and is widely acknowledged to be the prettiest pony in the city—it's because he is. Dauphin leads a rich, comfortable life. But all that changes when his relationship with his owner takes a decided turn for the worse. He's suddenly sent away to a farm in the middle of nowhere, which is filled with the most unusual animals. And where, against all odds, he discovers the true meaning of home and family.

Essays in Little

By Andrew Lang
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609776437
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 634
  • Pdf File: essays-in-little.pdf

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Alexandre Dumas -- Mr. Stevenson's works -- Thomas Haynes Bayly -- Theodore de Banville -- Homer and the study of Greek -- The last fashionable novel -- Thackeray -- Dickens -- Adventures of Buccaneers -- The sagas -- Charles Kingsley -- Charles Lever: his books, adventures and misfortunes -- The poems of Sir Walter Scott -- John Bunyan -- Letter to a young journalist -- Mr.Kipling's stories