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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
by Shirley Jackson

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 28, 2006

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<b>The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson鈥檚 <i>The Haunting of Hill House </i>has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a 鈥渉aunting鈥? Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers鈥攁nd soon it will choose one of them to make its own.<br /> 聽<br /> For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games: Rules of All the Basic...
by Walter B. Gibson

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

October 23, 2013

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"According to Hoyle" is the card-table synonym for <i>Correct</i> --a definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations.<br /><br />B & W photographs throughout.
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
by Old Farmer's Almanac

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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It鈥檚 another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with <i>The Old Farmer鈥檚 Almanac, </i>America鈥檚 oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively 鈥渦seful, with a pleasant degree of humor,鈥?the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life.<br /> 聽<br /> As the nation鈥檚 iconic calendar, the 2020 edition will forecast cultural, culinary, and other life-changing trends; preview notable astronomical events; provide time- and money-saving tips for gardeners of all varieties; set the hook for best fishing days; forecast traditionally 80 percent鈥揳ccurate weather; and cover a range of related topics, including anniversaries, folklore, husbandry, home remedies, recipes, amusement, contests, and more鈥攖oo much more to mention鈥攁ll in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.<br /> 聽
Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 01, 2004

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<b>The visionary author鈥檚 masterpiece pulls us鈥攁long with her Black female hero鈥攖hrough time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.</b><br /><br />Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

Language

English

Pages

138

Publication Date

December 28, 1976

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<b>The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation<br /></b><br /><b>September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of聽<i>On the Road</i></b><br /><br />Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady,聽<i>On the Road</i>聽tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivet茅 and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz,聽<i>On the Road</i>聽is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up. 聽
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing,...
by , William T. FitzGerald

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 07, 2016

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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, <i>The Craft of Research</i> has helped generations of researchers at every level鈥攆rom first-year undergraduates聽to advanced graduate students聽to research reporters in business and government鈥攍earn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources,聽anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and聽integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.<br /><br /><br /><br />The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like <i>argument</i>, <i>warrant</i>, and <i>problem</i>.<br /><br /><br /><br />Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions鈥攖hat the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone鈥攖his new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made <i>The Craft of Research</i> a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using聽contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel
by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 31, 2012

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A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, <i>The Art of Hearing Heartbeats </i>spans the decades between the 1950s and the present.聽 When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be鈥ntil they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father鈥檚 past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader鈥檚 belief in the power of love to move mountains.
The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Mario Puzo

Language

English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 04, 2005

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<b>50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION鈥擶ITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA<br /><br />Mario Puzo鈥檚 classic saga of an American crime family聽that became a global phenomenon<b>鈥?lt;b>nominated as one of America鈥檚 best-loved novels by PBS鈥檚聽<i>The Great American Read</i>.</b></b></b><br /><br />With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, <i>The Godfather</i> burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.<br /><br />A #1聽<i>New York Times </i>bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo鈥檚 epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream.<br /><br /><b>With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson</b>
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (...
by F. A. Hayek

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

May 15, 2009

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An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, <i>The Road to Serfdom</i> has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944鈥攚hen Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program鈥?lt;i>The Road to Serfdom</i> was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.<br /><br /><br /><br />First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, <i>The Road to Serfdom</i> garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945, <i>Reader鈥檚 Digest</i> published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this聽edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial best seller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century.<br /><br /><br /><br />With this new edition, <i>The Road to Serfdom</i> takes its place in the series <i>The聽Collected Works of F. A. Hayek.</i>聽 The volume includes a foreword by聽series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing聽history and assessing common misinterpretations of聽Hayek's thought.聽 Caldwell has also standardized and corrected聽Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes.聽 Supplemented with an appendix of related materials ranging from prepublication reports on the initial manuscript聽to forewords to earlier editions by John Chamberlain, Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of <i>The Road to Serfdom</i> will be the definitive version of聽Hayek's enduring masterwork.

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