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When Bertie Wooster, a blundering, but well-meaning bachelor, returns home to London after spending time in the Canes with his aunt and cousin, he discovers that his valet, Jeeves, has been advising an old friend on love. Gussie, Bertie's school friend, is head-over-heels in love with a young, whimsical lady named Madeline. Unsure what to do with his crush, Gussie turned to Jeeves in Bertie's absence, happy with the help he received. Bertie, however, becomes annoyed and jealous, paranoid that his friends may think that Jeeves is smarter than him. In an effort to prove himself superior, Bertie orders Jeeves not to offer any more advice. Instead, Bertie invites Gussie to a prestigious event at Brinkley Court to make a speech. Though Bertie was originally told by his aunt that he was expected to make the speech, Bertie was nervous to do so, and decided that it would be best for Gussie to do it. Then, Gussie could use the opportunity to win over Madeline, who would be at the event. However, Bertie's plan quickly becomes derailed after an effort to probe Madeline about her feelings results in a mistaken declaration of love. When Madeline declines what she assumed was Bertie's marriage proposal, she claims to have feelings for Gussie. Feeling that his goal was well on its way of being accomplished, Bertie spikes Gussie's drink in attempt to give his friend the courage to propose to Madeline. However, when Bertie's tactic makes Gussie a little too bold, the night unfolds into pure chaos, and Bertie must swallow his pride and ask for help. Right ho, Jeeves is P.G Wodehouse's second novel featuring his famous characters, Bertie and Jeeves. Though its predecessor, Thank You, Jeeves was published prior to the novel. Right ho, Jeeves is able to be enjoyed independently. >Right ho, Jeeves is a narrative packed with humorous misunderstandings, well-intended mistakes, and pure hilarity. This edition of Right ho, Jeeves by P.G Wodehouse is now presented in an easy-to-read font and features an eye-catching cover design to accommodate modern readers.
The Talking Jewels (1748) is an erotic novel by Denis Diderot. Although he is known as a leading radical philosopher of 18th century France, Diderot also pursued a brief career as an anonymous author of controversial works of fiction. The Talking Jewels, his most famous erotic creation, is thought to have been inspired by the life of Madame de Pompadour, the favorite mistress of Louis XV. Bored with his life as Sultan of Congo, Mangogul longs for a distraction. Certain that his mistress Mirzoza has been cheating on him, he seeks the assistance of a powerful genie. With one of his wishes, Mangogul acquires a magic ring that gives him the ability to learn the sexual secrets of any woman he chooses. By rubbing the ring and pointing it toward the genitals, it grants them the power to speak and to reveal in graphic detail the romantic encounters of the past. Much to the embarrassment of these women, the talking jewels are often activated in the company of Mangogul's illustrious guests, who listen in shock to the secrets of their lustful lives. The Talking Jewels is a masterful erotic tale that plays on the prejudices and traditions of civilized society while humorlessly critiquing the stuffy morals of France's political, religious, and cultural elite. By portraying Mirzoza in a positive light, Diderot likely earned the respect of Madame de Pompadour, who helped secure funding for his influential and controversial Encyclopedie project. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Talking Jewels is a classic of French erotic literature reimagined for modern readers.
While trying to sleep, a young boy is startled by the North Wind, who chooses to bring him along as she travels throughout the night. The duo embark on eye-opening adventures that teach the child valuable life lessons. Diamond is a young boy who comes from a poor family. Despite his homelife, he maintains his innocence and chooses to embrace joy. One night when he's struggling to sleep, he encounters the sweeping presence of the North Wind. She enjoys the child's company and allows him to join her on her travels. During their journey, Diamond discovers the positive and negative effects of her presence. He realizes she can be a source of support but also do great harm. In At the Back of the North Wind, George MacDonald explores spiritual and moral conflict. It's infused with Christian themes including an allegory for Jesus Christ. The story addresses a complex topic using a simple narrative and stunning visuals. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of At the Back of the North Wind is both modern and readable.
Jeremy Garnet is an author from England. In hopes of writing his work-in-progress in peace, Garnet attempts to leave town when he hears that his old friend, Ukridge visits with his new wife, Millie. However, his escape plan is unrealized when Ukridge and Millie quickly seek him out. Though Garnet just wants a peaceful place to finish his novel, Ukridge attempts to entice him with a get-rich-quick scheme that involves selling farm fresh eggs. Hoping to start off their married life with a fortune, Millie and Ukridge praise their plan, and invite Garnet to come to stay on a farm with him in Dorset, promising that it would be like a vacation. Finally, Garnet decides to appease them, quickly regretting is decision. When managing a chicken farm proves to be much more difficult than Ukridge made it out to be, Garnet finds himself chasing down runaway chickens. However, while searching for chickens, Garnet found the girl of his dreams. Phyllis lives at the farm next door. She is smart and loves Garnet's work. However, when Garnet realizes that Phyillis' father is not fond of him, but favors another man who is enamored by Phyillis, Garnet hatches a plan to win his approval and win Phyillis' heart. First published in 1906, Love Among the Chickens is a timeless romantic comedy filled with the unexpected. With witty wordplay and dramatic events, P.G Wodehouse crafts prose that invites laughter and levity. Love Among the Chickens introduces one of Wodehouse's funniest characters, Ukridge, through the depiction of the characters first eccentric scheme. With classic characters, hilarious prose, and sweet romance, Love Among the Chickens remains relevant and amusing to contemporary readers. This edition of Love Among the Chickens by P.G Wodehouse features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font, providing an accessible reading experience to a modern audience.
H. Rider Haggard's Benita, An African Romance portrays a strong and brave protagonist as she embarks on a classic adventure. Set in Africa during the early 19th century, Benita, An African Romance features hidden temples, lost treasure, shipwrecks, reincarnations, run-ins with natives, and ghosts. With the fusion of adventure, romance, and supernatural genres, Benita, An African Romance is gripping from start to finish. Benita Clifford grew up in England, away from the father that her mother refused to marry due to his struggle with addiction. Benita's happy life in England comes to an end, however, when her mother tragically passes away, prompting Benita to move back to Africa per her father's request. Benita's adventure starts long before she sets foot on African land, as she encounters the turbulent sea and becomes enamored by a man named Robert Seymour. As the journey continues, Benita and Seymour grow closer, but their young relationship is threatened by a force of nature. Benita arrives in Africa shaken, but ready to start anew. When she hears of a quest for lost Portuguese treasure, Benita is eager to join the adventure with her father and his partner. As they trek through land unknown, Benita and the expedition group brave countless challenges, including hostile native groups, shocking discoveries, dangerous environments, and a mysterious seventeenth century ghost. This edition of Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard features an eye-catching new cover and professional design which makes it both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Benita, An African Romance caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original mastery and adventure of H. Rider Haggard's work.
Set in a district of the Cape Colony, a British settlement in South Africa, young Allan Quatermain and Marie Marias meet when they share the same tutor. Though they quickly befriend each other, their friendship is frowned upon by Marie's father, since Marie is Dutch, and Allan is English. Despite her father's distain, Marie and Allan get closer as they grow. After Allan helps save Marie's life, their relationship becomes more passionate. In attempts to end their romance, Marie's father promises her hand in marriage to her cousin, Hernan Pereira. When Marie refuses, her father decides to move their family, participating in the Great Trek of 1836, in which a mass of Dutch South Africans migrated north to escape the influence of colonial Britain. However, as they travel into lands of unpredictable danger, the group runs low on supplies and is threatened by a group of aggressive natives. After Marie writes to Allan, concerned about this danger, he rushes to help save them. But as he follows in the footsteps on their long journey, Allan becomes concerned that he will not make it in time, and wonders if the group would even accept his help if he did. Marie by H. Rider Haggard has been regarded as a fan favorite of the author's work, praised for its exciting action and compelling romance. Featuring prominent events in African history, Marie provides a unique perspective and a plot loosely inspired by real events. Written with masterful prose, Marie is heart-wrenching, thrilling, and provides meaningful backstory of Allan Quatermain, the prolific star of many of Haggard's novels. First published in 1912, the action and romance of Marie has remained to be fresh and engrossing to a modern audience, simultaneously upholding the novelty of classic literature. This edition of Marie by H. Rider Haggard features an eye-catching new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Marie caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard's work.
When young Allan Quatermain, a boy who would later be known for his heroic adventures, saves a young girl named Stella from a fire, they become quick friends. However, when Stella's mother leaves her daughter and husband for a new life, Stella's father is so ashamed that he moves them away into the wilderness. Upset, but too young to contest it, Stella and Allan move on and lose touch. Growing up in both England and South Africa, Allan experiences a myriad of adventures, including duel witch doctors, challenging hunts, and tragic deaths. One day, after a serious accident leaves Allan badly wounded, he and Stella are serendipitously reunited. Able to return the favor from childhood, Stella saves Allan, nursing him back to health and fostering a new relationship. Unwilling to lose touch again, Allan and Stella stay together, their relationship evolving and adapting as they grow together and go on adventures. However, as they remain in a region of unpredictable danger, the couple's life and relationship are tested by fate, causing conflicts bigger than anything they had ever faced before. The origins and backstory of H. Rider Haggard's reoccurring character, Allan Quatermain, is explored and revealed in Allan's Wife. Elaborating on details mentioned in other novels featuring Quatermain, Allan's Wife explores Quatermain's early life, the fate of his parents, and the love story between he and Stella. Featuring heart-pounding action, sweet sentiment, and wonderful adventures, Allan's Wife is a compelling work of short fiction. Written in imaginative and simple prose, this H. Rider Haggard novel is accessible to all ages. First published in 1889, Allan's Wife has remained fresh and exciting, appealing to readers' sense of adventure and sentiment. This edition of Allan's Wife by H. Rider Haggard features a striking new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Allan's Wife caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard's work.
When Jack Kells kidnaps the beautiful Joan Randle, he takes her to an isolated canyon where his legion are plotting to acquire a gold fortune. The woman becomes an unexpected accomplice to an intricate robbery. Jack Kells is the cold-hearted leader of a group of mountain bandits. Despite his rough exterior, he develops a soft spot for their latest victim-Miss Joan Randle. She was captured by the men and taken to their hideout where she encounters one surprise after another. Joan spots her boyfriend, Jim Cleve, among the group but hides their intimate connection. While Kells plans a major gold heist, he is distracted by his complicated feelings. Zane Grey presents another compelling western drama with The Border Legion. This captivating story blurs the lines of good and bad, focusing on the nuance of each character. It is an intriguing narrative that delivers on all fronts. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Border Legion is both modern and readable.
With a mix of both respectable and immoral advice, The Prince is a frank analysis on political power. Separated into four sections, The Prince is both a guide to obtain power and an explanation on the aspects that affect it. The first section discusses the types of principalities. According to Machiavelli, there are four different types-hereditary, mixed, new and ecclesiastical. While defining each type, Machiavelli also discusses the implications of each. Next, The Prince identifies types of armies. There are hired armies, which Machiavelli himself expressed distrust of, loaned troops (also known as auxiliaries), native, or a mix of the three. With intriguing contrasts, the next section reveals the most effective behavior and characteristics for a ruler. While it is advised to be stingy over generous, cruel over merciful, and champions dishonesty over inconvenience, The Prince also stresses the importance of being a well-like ruler with an enhanced reputation, creating a complex character to portray. Finally, to highlight why the aforementioned sections are necessary and accurate, the last section of The Prince discusses the political state of 16th century Italy. With examples of both effective and ineffective policies and rulers, The Prince provides intriguing philosophical and political discourse as well as a detailed look at the innerworkings of the Italian government during the Renaissance. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli introduces an unprecedented political analysis, creating a fascinating discussion on Renaissance politics while inviting readers to consider the evidence of Machiavelli's studies present in modern-day government. Machiavelli's work has paved the way for and shaped political parties that are still in practice even in a democratic society, consequently solidifying The Prince as an ever-present analysis of political science. This edition of Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince is presented in a modern font and features a new, eye-catching cover design. Providing both a riveting look into Renaissance politics and a relevant analysis of power, The Prince by Machiavelli possess a duality that preserves its influence.
When Brother John, a man known for wandering around Africa for years, tells Allan Quatermain about a rare and gorgeous orchid hidden in the wild flora of Africa, Quatermain is determined to find one. When he does, he travels to England and meets Stephen Somers, who collects special flowers. Somers was eager to buy the orchid, but after a mix up at an auction, he finds himself in trouble with his family. Nevertheless, Somers still desperately wants one of the African orchids, and offers to accompany Quatermain and finance the journey to recover another flower. Never one to turn down an expedition, Quatermain agrees, and together, they begin their expedition in Africa, determined to find the orchid that Brother John had described as the largest flower in the region. However, as their adventure unfolds, the men face unanticipated struggles. While they continue their search, the men must work together and think quick to survive the unexpected, trekking through land unknown, fighting battles, leading rescue missions, and navigating daunting encounters with cannibals, slave traders, and a giant gorilla. Filled with thrilling action, narrow escapes, and wonderful descriptions, Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard is a page-turning 19th century adventure novel. Set in colonial Africa, Haggard includes a setting that is not often depicted in English literature. First published in 1915, Allan and the Holy Flower remains to be a fresh and thrilling action- adventure, delighting audiences with its quick pace and nail-biting conflicts. Written in imaginative, yet accessible prose, Allan and the Holy Flower is a classic adventure novel perfect for all ages. This edition of Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard features a striking new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Allan and the Holy Flower caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard's work.
The Mystery of the Sea (1902) is a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Combining occult elements with historical events involving the Spanish-American War and the 1588 defeat of the Spanish Armada, The Mystery of the Sea is an informed mystery and political thriller that helped to establish the Irish master of Gothic horror's reputation as a leading writer of the early-twentieth century. On his first trip to Cruden Bay, a seaside village near Aberdeen, Scotland, a young Englishman named Archibald Hunter discovers his gift for second sight. This strange power grants him the ability to predict future events, as well as to see spirits. Trained by a local woman named Gormala MacNeil, who shares his powers, Hunter learns to control his second sight. When he returns to Cruden Bay a year later to live their permanently, he unwittingly purchases a trunk containing letters and documents dating back to the 16th century. With the help of Marjory Drake, a secretive American, he deciphers the letters to discover clues leading to the location of a secret treasure. Hidden by a Spaniard named Don Bernadino de Escoban following the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, the treasure has long been forgotten to all but Don Bernadino's descendants. Enveloped in layers of mystery, pulled into events involving ancient piracy and the Spanish-American War, Hunter must rely on his hidden powers and uncommon courage to save not only the woman he loves, but his life. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Bram Stoker's The Mystery of the Sea is a classic of Irish literature reimagined for modern readers.
Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) is a novel by Charles Maturin. Written toward the end of Maturin's life, Melmoth the Wanderer was the author's fifth and most successful novel. Inspired by the story of the Wandering Jew and the Faustian legend, the novel is a powerful Gothic romance divided into nested stories, each one delving deeper into the mystery of Melmoth's life. Often interpreted for its criticisms of 19th century Britain and the Catholic Church, Melmoth the Wanderer is considered one of the greatest novels of the Romantic era. Following a lead from a story told at his uncle's funeral, John Melmoth, a student from Dublin, begins an obsessive search into his family's mysterious past. Little is known about the man called "Melmoth the Traveller." A portrait dated 1646 suggests that he has been dead for over a century. Despite this, he discovers a manuscript from a stranger named Stanton who claims to have seen Melmoth on several occasions over the past few decades. John tracks him down and finds him at a mental institution, where he was placed when his obsession with Melmoth was deemed insanity. Disturbed, John burns the portrait and attempts to put his questions behind him. Soon, he begins having visions of his own. Melmoth the Wanderer is a story of mystery and terror that engages with timeless themes of faith, fantasy, and the thin line between dreams and life. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer is a classic of Irish literature reimagined for modern readers.
The Castle of Wolfenbach (1793) is a novel by Eliza Parsons. Employing themes common to the popular genre of Gothic fiction, Parsons crafts a chilling tale of murder and mystery that remains uniquely entertaining to this day. Referred to as a "horrid" novel in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, The Castle of Wolfenbach was recognized as a terrifying precursor to such classics as Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794), often considered the quintessential Gothic novel. Orphaned as a young girl, Matilda Weimar is raised by her uncle, a domineering figure whose attentions soon turn abusive. Left with no choice, Matilda flees with her trusted servant Albert. They arrive after some time in the harsh countryside at the cottage of Pierre and Jaqueline, who have only one bed and no food to offer. Desperate, Matilda and Albert make their way to the haunted Castle of Wolfenbach, where caretakers Joseph and Bertha offer to give them shelter. Although they seem hesitant, the caretakers reveal that the Count was a terrible man who left his wife and children to die in captivity and advise their unexpected guests to be gone by morning. As night falls, Matilda hears strange sounds coming from inside the castle, and sneaks up into the tower to investigate. There, she encounters a woman and her servant, who are surprised to find a stranger in their midst. Sensing their sympathy, Matilda recounts the story of her life. The next day, after Matilda and Albert have left for France, the castle burns to the ground-but its mystery remains. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Eliza Parsons' The Castle of Wolfenbach is a classic of British horror fiction reimagined for modern readers.
Ramona (1884) is a novel by Helen Hunt Jackson. Inspired by her activism for the rights of Native Americans, Ramona is a story of racial discrimination, survival, and history set in California in the aftermath of the Mexican American War. Immensely popular upon publication, Ramona earned favorable comparisons to Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and remains an influential sentimental novel to this day. Orphaned after the death of her foster mother, Ramona, a Scottish-Native American girl, is taken in by her reluctant foster aunt Senora Gonzaga Moreno. Early on, she experiences discrimination due to her mixed heritage and troubled upbringing, but Gonzaga Moreno begrudgingly provides for her as though she were her own daughter, in accordance with her sister's wishes. When a group of Native American migrant workers arrives from Temecula to perform the annual sheep shearing, Ramona falls in love with Alessandro, a pious Catholic. Despite his honesty and capacity for hard work, Alessandro is viewed with contempt by the Senora. Faced with no alternative, the lovers elope and make their way toward the San Bernardino Mountains, facing racism and violence from American settlers along the way. Bound by love, rejected by the dominant cultures of the newly Americanized California, Alessandro and Ramona must do what they can to survive. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.
The Emily Dickinson Collection (2021) compiles some of the best-known works of an icon of American poetry. Out of nearly two-thousand poems discovered after her death, less than a dozen appeared in print during Dickinson's lifetime. Drawn from such influential posthumous volumes as Poems (1902) and The Single Hound (1914), The Emily Dickinson Collection captures the spiritual depths, celebratory heights, and impenetrable mystery of Dickinson's poetic gift. "Fame is a fickle food / Upon a shifting plate, / Whose table once a Guest, but not / The second time, is set." Deeply aware of the fleeting nature of fame, Dickinson-whose reputation in life was as a lonely eccentric who rarely, if ever, left home-seems to provide some clarity as to why publication so often eluded her. Having published just ten poems in her lifetime, Dickinson continued to write in solitude until her final years. Her final word on fame is a warning, perhaps, for poets whose fate would differ from her own: "Men eat of it and die." Despite her admonishing tone, she found space elsewhere to muse on the nature of literary achievement, recognizing that obscurity could incidentally produce the conditions for a poet to produce their most vital work: "Success is counted sweetest / By those who ne'er succeed. / To comprehend a nectar / Requires sorest need." Throughout her life, Emily Dickinson showed a profound respect for the mysteries of worldly existence. In her poems, this creates an atmosphere of prayer and contemplation, a search for something beyond the simple answers: "Some things that fly there be, - / Birds, hours, the bumble-bee: / Of these no elegy." Amid such fleeting things, she catches a glimpse of eternity. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Emily Dickinson Collection is a classic of American poetry reimagined for modern readers.
The king of Utopia tries to turn his small nation into a more civilized society by implementing six pillars of change led by six Englishmen. Unfortunately, his new and improved rules cause more harm than good. King Paramount plans to make noticeable changes to his South Pacific nation. When his eldest daughter, Princess Zara, returns from studying abroad, she brings six Englishmen of distinction. Called the Flowers of Progress, they help aid the king in his efforts to transform the government. The Utopian citizens adapt to their new way of life eliminating crime, sickness and poverty. Without these societal ills, the people suddenly encounter different problems that require a better solution. Utopia, Limited is a satire of British colonization and its impact on smaller countries. It debuted in 1893 and produced more than 240 performances. Gilbert and Sullivan deliver a grand story with a vibrant locale and captivating characters. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Utopia, Limited is both modern and readable.
Edward Prendick is rescued from a damaged ship and brought to a small island where an infamous doctor performs a series of experiments on animals. Once exposed, Prendick becomes disturbed by his cruel and unethical methods. When Edward Prendick arrives on a mysterious island, he's introduced to its leader, the elusive Dr. Moreau. He's a disgraced vivisectionist who was forced to flee after his experiments were exposed. On the island he's created a human-animal-hybrid race called Beast Folk. As Prendick encounters these creatures, he begins to fear for his life. He attempts to escape the horrors of the land but is haunted by its ugly truth. Initially, The Island of Doctor Moreau, was met with controversy due to its twisted take on evolution. Wells' unflinching detail paints an unforgettable picture in the reader's mind. It's one of his most popular and adapted works, including three feature films from 1933, 1977 and 1996. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Island of Doctor Moreau is both modern and readable.
Serapion and Other Stories (1920) is a collection of stories by Francis Stevens. Using her well-known pseudonym, Gertrude Barrows Bennett published some of the twentieth century's greatest science fiction stories and novels. "Serapion" been recognized as a powerful tale of dark fantasy for investigation of demonic possession and the occult, and remains central to Stevens' reputation as a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction. "'Get! Get out!' adjured that brutally vulgar voice. Then it changed to a whining, female treble: 'You are young, Clayton Barbour; young and soft to the soft, cruel hand that would mold you. You are easy to mold as clay-clay-Clayton-clay! Evil hangs over you--black evil! Flee from the damned Clayton Barbour. Go home--you!'" Against his better judgment, Clay Barbour ignores the advice of his friend Nils Berquist and attends a seance at the home of well-known spiritualists James and Alicia Moore. In the dim, candlelit room, a "fifth presence" named Serapion reveals himself to Barbour, claiming to offer happiness and success to the young man. Terrified at first, Barbour soon welcomes Serapion into his life, unwittingly opening the door to disaster for himself and his loved ones. Presented alongside some of Stevens' lesser known tales of science fiction and occult inquiry, "Serapion" is a masterpiece of dark fantasy and a cautionary tale that continues to haunt a century after it appeared in print. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Francis Stevens' Serapion and Other Stories is a classic work of American science fiction reimagined for modern readers.
A quest for knighthood motivates Myles Falworth through rigorous training and dangerous jousting tournaments to confront a lifelong enemy and claim his true love. Myles Falworth determines that the only way he can restore his family's honor, undo the false charge of treason placed against his blind father by the arrogant Earl of Alban, is to become a knight of noble standing and challenge the Earl to single combat. Men of Iron is a historical novel of the 15th century, a coming of age story, and a swashbuckling tale of revenge and redemption. The hero's hard training and challenges on the road to becoming a knight build toward his confrontation with the cruel Earl. This final showdown proves to be a sustained climax of suspense and violent action that will charge even the most jaded modern reader with excitement. The author's deep research can be seen in the book's authentic details and vivid period color and enhance the narrative without slowing the pace. First published in 1891, the novel was made into a 1954 film, The Black Shield of Falworth starring Tony Curtis as Myles Falworth. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Men of Iron is both modern and readable.
Married Love or Love in Marriage (1918) is a book on reproductive health by Marie Stopes. Banned in the US and scorned by the British establishment, Married Love or Love in Marriage was controversial for its openness regarding sex and the use of contraceptives between husbands and wives. While relatively conservative by today's standards, the pioneering work was an essential, bestselling book that guided generations of men and woman on how to nurture happy, healthy sexual relationships without increasing the stresses of motherhood and everyday life. "More than ever to-day are happy homes needed. It is my hope that this book may serve the State by adding to their number. Its object is to increase the joys of marriage, and to show how much sorrow may be avoided." Working with this goal in mind, Marie Stopes set out to rewrite the rulebook on sexual relationships between married men and women. Published the same year that she opened the first birth control clinic in the United Kingdom, Married Love or Love in Marriage pursued the thesis that desire and happiness could be nurtured within the home between a husband and wife by educating men and women on the use of contraceptives. An immediate bestseller, Stopes' work marked a seismic shift in discourse on women's reproductive health, paving the way for many of the reforms and attitudes some take for granted today. Risking her reputation and leaving behind a successful career in paleobotany, Stopes dedicated herself to the rights of women in England and around the world, for whom the burden of motherhood often proved not only limiting, but detrimental to their physical and mental health. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Marie Stopes' Married Love or Love in Marriage is a classic of British scientific literature reimagined for modern readers.
Bronze (1922) is a collection of poetry by Georgia Douglas Johnson. As Johnson's second published volume, Bronze is an invaluable work of African American literature for scholars and poetry enthusiasts alike. Comprised of some of Johnson's best poems, and graced with a foreword by W.E.B. Du Bois, Bronze showcases her sense of the musicality of language while illuminating the experiences of African American women of the early twentieth century."Don't knock at my heart, little one, / I cannot bear the pain / Of turning deaf-ear to your call / Time and time again!" This poem, titled "Black Woman," contains the tragic lament of a woman for whom motherhood would mean exposing her child to the cruelties of a racist world. "You do not know the monster men / Inhabiting the earth. / Be still, be still, my precious child, / I must not give you birth." Far from denying life, this black woman knows that the life of a black child would be precious only to her, and that she would lack the ability to defend her "little one" from violence and hatred. Despite this bleak vision, Johnson also foresees a time of peace, a world in which "All men as one beneath the sun" will live "In brotherhood forever." Throughout this collection, Johnson shows an efficiency with language and ear for music that make her an essential, underappreciated artist of the Harlem Renaissance. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Georgia Douglas Johnson's Bronze is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.
The Worm Ouroboros (1922) is a high fantasy novel by E. R. Eddison. Inspired by the Norse sagas and medieval history, Eddison crafted an epic story of magic, adventure, romance, and war. Praised by New York Times critic Edwin Clark as a novel that "transcends all ordinary life," The Worm Ouroboros is frequently named among the greatest works of fantasy fiction ever produced. At their palace in Demonland, Lord Juss, his brothers Goldry and Spitfire, and their cousin Brandoch Daha receive an ambassador from Witchland. After a brief introduction, the visiting dwarf reveals his business-King Gorice XI demands their absolute fealty. Rather than submit, however, Lord Juss challenges Gorice to a wrestling match with Goldry, to be held on the neutral Foliot Isles. Knowing the fate of Mercury hangs in the balance, Goldry fights bravely and defeats the wicked King. Through black magic, however, an evil sorcerer condemns Gordry to imprisonment on a mystical mountain peak. Distraught, Juss, Spitfire, and Brandoch return to Demonland to mount an army in order to march on the capital of the Witches, who have joined forces with Lord Gro of Goblinland. The Lords of Demonland break through enemy lines, making their way to the citadel of Carce, where they mistakenly believe Goldry has been taken. The Worm Ouroboros is a story of bravery and betrayal by a master of high fantasy whose imaginative gifts have influenced generations of devoted readers. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of E. R. Eddison The Worm Ouroboros is a classic of British literature reimagined for modern readers.
Dark Laughter (1925) is a novel by Sherwood Anderson. Inspired by his own decision to abandon his family and career in order to establish himself as a professional writer, Anderson explores the guilts, routines, desires, and disappointments driving the lives of many Americans in the early-twentieth century. Although he is known today for his story collection Winesburg, Ohio, a pioneering work of Modernist fiction admired for its plainspoken language and psychological detail, Anderson's Dark Laughter was his only bestseller. Inspired by the stream of consciousness style of James Joyce's Ulysses, Anderson produced a novel that remains controversial for its depictions of race, class, and sexuality. >"Bruce Dudley stood near a window that was covered with flecks of paint and through which could be faintly seen, first a pile of empty boxes, then a more or less littered factory yard running down to a steep bluff, and beyond the brown waters of the Ohio River." Bruce, a factory worker in Old Harbor, Indiana, is your average working man. He lives a simple life, keeps a low profile, spends his money at the bar with his friends, and tries not to get fired. As far as anyone knows, there is nothing special about him whatsoever; he is a drifter who found his way to Old Harbor by chance and settled down to make himself some money. But Bruce was born in Old Harbor; raised on its streets and educated in its schools, he lived most of his life by another name: John Stockton, Indiana native turned Chicago reporter. Married with kids, he was happy as far as anyone could tell. Up until the day he left, he was still John Stockton, but the change that came over him late in life was too great to resist. He needed a new name, a new life. He wanted to start over in the place where he began. When an opportunity comes to work as a gardener for the factory owner's wife, Bruce soon finds it impossible to resist her brazen advances. Dark Laughter is a tale of guilt, identity, and shame from master storyteller Sherwood Anderson. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.
The Children of the New Forest (1847) is a novel by Frederick Marryat. Although Marryat is more widely known for novels inspired by his experience as a captain in the Royal Navy, The Children of the New Forest is a historical children's novel set in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Bringing his readers into the world of danger and political intrigue that was England in the 17th century, Marryat earns his place as one of the leading adventure writers of his time. "It was in the month of November in this year that King Charles, accompanied by Sir John Berkely, Ashburnham, and Legg, made his escape from Hampton Court, and rode as fast as the horses could carry them toward that part of Hampshire which led to the New Forest." At the end of the English Civil War, Parliamentarian forces pursued King Charles and his dwindling allies into the ancient woods of the New Forest. Searching the scattered homes of the forest, they leave a wake of destruction in their path. Having already lost their father, a Royalist, in the Battle of Naseby, orphans Edward, Humphrey, Alice, and Edith are targeted by a group of Roundhead soldiers. Rescued from their burning home by Jacob Armitage, a local verderer, the children learn to survive using techniques passed down by generations of New Forest dwellers. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frederick Marryat's The Children of the New Forest is a classic of British literature reimagined for modern readers.
Romance to the Rescue (1921) is a novel by Denis Mackail. Recognized in his time as a leading writer of popular fiction, Mackail was a gifted stylist with a keen sense of social convention and a deep commitment to developing his diverse casts of characters. Frequently funny, Mackail's work is a pleasure to read and deserves renewed interest from the public. The past few years have been hard on David Lawrence. Having lost his mother to illness, he is preparing to go off to college at Oxford while living up to the expectations of his father Martin, a respected academic. While out to dinner with his father in London, David meets the mysterious Mrs. Cartwright, a charming older woman who seems to have a history with Dr. Lawrence. Encouraging him to pay a visit to her home, she bids them goodnight, leaving David to play it cool while conversing with his father. Not long after this brief meeting, David calls on Mrs. Cartwright to find her in the middle of a conversation with aspiring playwright John Ormroyd, who wishes to have his new production staged at the Thespian Theatre. Assuring him to remain confident in his work, Cartwright-whose husband Leo manages the Thespian-welcomes David into her drawing room, where she introduces the two men and bids farewell to John. As the story unfolds, passion and a secret from the past prove an entertaining concoction as men compete for the attention of a woman whose confidence and intelligence they foolishly underestimate. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Denis Mackail's Romance to the Rescue is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.
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