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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (SPOT ON LITERATURE)

Orange slip case Orange hardback with black and gold illustration Printed on Caxton Wove paper Tenth Edition


The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings (Literature Connections)

The Diary of Anne Frank And Related Readings


Romeo and Juliet: Longman Literature Shakespeare

Part of a series of Shakespeare editions providing the complete original text as well as support materials for teachers and pupils It features a National Curriculum study programme with activities before during and after encountering the text where appropriate photographs from productions Notes are given on left hand pages opposite the text


Of Mice and Men - Vocabulary from Literature

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have some land of their own Eventually they find work on a ranch in California s Salinas Valley but their hopes are doomed as Lennie struggling against extreme cruelty misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy becomes a victim of his own strength Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision and giving voice to America s lonely and dispossessed i Of Mice and Men i has proved one of Steinbeck s most popular works achieving success as a novel a Broadway play and three acclaimed films


Jane Eyre (Literature of Yesterday and To-day)

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield falls in love with Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed br br With a heroine full of yearning the dangerous secrets she encounters and the choices she finally makes Charlotte Bronte s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers


The Giver Sourcebook (Literature Connections English)

This haunting story centers on Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal if colorless world of conformity and contentment Not until he s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark complex secrets behind his fragile community


The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Wuthering Heights

Emily Bront s only novel a work of tremendous and far reaching influence the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor Lockwood the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights the home of his landlord There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how Catherine forced to choose between passionate tortured Heathcliff and gentle well bred Edgar Linton surrendered to the expectations of her class As Heathcliff s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Classic Literature Easy to Read

This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into illustrated chapters


Frankenstein, Annotated with Commentary (Literature in Its Context)

BookDoors FRANKENSTEIN IS the most exactingly extensively annotated edition of Mary Shelley s novel available in print or online Designed exclusively as an eBook this and the other BookDoors In Context editions afford you swift seamless access to information and commentary br br The modest price underscores BookDoors mission to make these works accessible to an audience of widely different experience and expectations please see bookdoors com The Literature in Its Context series aspires to provide today s reader with the knowledge an informed reader of possessed and that Mary Godwin Shelley took for granted br br As you read you ll have should you wish an interpretive discussion of FRANKENSTEIN one of the landmarks of fiction in the West and the original of a now universal myth You ll also find illustrations a Glossary a time line that includes cultural scientific and technological developments from to a selective bibliography br br Some of the annotations include illustrations and some are short essays exploring for instance the novel s theological and political context the history of galvanism and the Vitalism controversy Percy Shelley s relevant poems and the bearing Mary Godwin Shelley s father s philosophy has upon the novel Her parents the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft who died giving birth to Mary and William Godwin also a novelist along with her husband to be Percy influence the shape Mary s vision assumes Many of the annotations and commentary have also been divided into categories that can be searched independently such as Gender Education Body Mind Class Manners amp Morals and Reading amp Writing br br To help the reader the annotations have been divided into into three types those having to do with words those with the historical context and those inviting discussion The novel s language is not always familiar Words themselves have changed disappeared or are simply arcane such as noisome chimerical siroc furies sophisms aiguilles and exordiium br br The second sort of annotation examines the historical context in which Shelley sets the novel including her life and its convergences with her fiction the novel s social and cultural context and in her case its literary and especially scientific context The last which extends to alchemy and Cornelius Agrippa is crucial to understanding Shelley s intentions the taboos surrounding the creation of life from dead organic matter and the implications captured in the Vitalism controversy such as whether we re born with a soul whether we have free will and what impact our earliest life has upon us The literary context Greek mythology PARADISE LOST Goethe s SORROWS THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER Rousseau s MILE Lord Byron and Percy Shelley s poetry shapes the novel A reader gains immeasurably by having a sense of the scientific context of the half century or so before the year old Mary Shelley began it the remarkable developments in chemistry astronomy and ballooning medicine anatomy and a rudimentary neurology br br A third level addresses FRANKENSTEIN as a work of the Romantic literary imagination a novel that has attracted much attention especially from feminist psychoanalytic and historicist critics The commentary focuses upon the novel s diction structure as an epistolary novel its motifs sub texts presiding ideas and its connections with Romantic literature Incidentally the annotations never divulge the plot yet to unfold br br For more information and for the opportunity to read for free look at other titles and to drive for free BookDoorss agile search engine please visit bookdoors com


The Picture of Dorian Gray - Literature Classics, Complete Edition (Annotated)

The Picture of Dorian Gray Literature Classics Complete Edition br br ADDITIONAL CONTENT br Active Table of Contents br The Author Biography br Annotation of The Picture of Dorian Gray br Plot Summary br Characters Lists br Adaptations br br OVERVIEW br The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde appearing as the lead story in Lippincott s Monthly Magazine on June printed as the July issue of this magazine Wilde later revised this edition making several alterations and adding new chapters the amended version was published by Ward Lock and Company in April br br The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward Basil is impressed by Dorian s beauty and becomes infatuated with him believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton a friend of Basil s and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry s world view Espousing a new hedonism Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses Realizing that one day his beauty will fade Dorian whimsically expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he Dorian s wish is fulfilled plunging him into debauched acts The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form or through a sign of aging br br The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme br br REVIEWS br Stars Review Nicole Sweeney Goodreads br The Picture Of Dorian Gray is classic that I have read more than a few times and every time I finish it I want to start from the beginning again It s a wonderful book When Dorian Gray moves back to London where he befriends Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wooten Hallward is a painter and Gray commissions him to paint a portrait of him Lord Henry tells Dorian that beauty and youth are the only things worth having Dorian believes everything Wooten tells him and wishes to stay forever young whilst Basil s portrait would age instead His wish is granted and Gray lets go of all morals As a result of the guilt and shame of the way he has led his life Dorian meets his demise br br The Picture Of Dorian Gray is a very powerful novel Wilde provides a strong criticism towards society that everyone is obsessed with the idea of beauty which is even more true today than it was when the book was originally published in the s The book is a fantastic read with Wilde s wonderful use of language and his incredible wit Incidentally the remake of the film adaptation is also highly enjoyable A Classic everyone should take the change to read definitely filed under books to read before you die br br Stars Review Heidi Goodreads br I love the ability that Wilde to provide amazing descriptions that allowed me to feel exactly what the character felt The book took me a while to get into but once the story picked up it was good br br This story is about Dorian Gray and how changes into a cruel corrupt amp selfish encouraged by his friend Lord Henry and how society chooses not to believe that he posses these qualities simply because he is extremely handsome comes from a respected family and is wealthy br br This book reminds me of a classic version of Less Than Zero br br The end of the book is a good example that no matter how charming anyone can be or how successfully you can keep your secret the truth will eventually come out br br Stars Review Lisa Goodreads br One of my favorite books


Les Miserables -- BookDna Famous Children's Literature

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Literature Classics Collection, Complete Edition (Annotated)

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Literature Classics Collection Complete Edition br br ADDITIONAL CONTENT br Active Table of Contents br The Author Biography br Annotation of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO br Plot Summary br Characters Lists br Publications br Adaptations br br OVERVIEW br The Count of Monte Cristo French Le Comte de Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas It is often considered to be along with The Three Musketeers Dumas s most popular work He completed the work in Like many of his novels it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet br br The story takes place in France Italy islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of from just before the Hundred Days through to the reign of Louis Philippe of France The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope justice vengeance mercy and forgiveness it tells of a man who is wrongfully imprisoned escapes from jail acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on the men who destroyed his life However his plans also have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty br br The book is considered a literary classic today According to Luc Sante The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization s literature as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse Noah s flood and the story of Little Red Riding Hood br br REVIEWS br Stars Review Julienc Goodreads br This book was everything I had hoped it would be and more Beautiful gripping amazing story br br Stars Review Jamie Dickey Goodreads br One of the top books in history About to get married Edmond Dantes is betrayed by his supposed friend who secretly wants his wife Taken to an impenetrable island prison off the coast of France reserved for political prisoners Edmond meets an intriguing fellow prisoner that tells him a secret that will change his life br br Stars Review Allen Lee Goodreads br LOVE A classic no doubt Such a perfect blend of adventure revenge love and growth br br Stars Review Brittany Spicely Goodreads br The Count of Monte Cristo is by a wonderful surprise WHen you hear that a classic is the best and you re made to read it in school you have this automatic tick that the book will be boring and will try to portray the theme of life as they knew it Yet some classics just fall flat with me not The Count of Monte Cristo This book blew me away with it s lyrical writing and beautiful bonds The emotion was real and the story was a never ending twist of murder adventure and betrayal It leaves you with this nagging feeling that you have to know more or that nothing in this canvas is as simple as it seems It s a daring adventure for its time and to be honset I haven t found a book as awesome as it yet Nothing can compare o the awe and the saddness and the happiness I felt with these characters And what really made me happy and cemented this story in my heart is that The Count and Mercedes don t end up together They go their own course because they had really become different people by the time the book picks up I truely wish that I could give this book more stars because it s wonderful


The Odyssey: The Norton Anthology World Literature Volume 1

Muse tell me of a man a man of much resource who was made to wander far and long after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart as he sought to win his own life and the safety of his companions Recounting the epic journey home of Odysseus from the Trojan War i The Odyssey i alongside its sister poem i The Iliad i stands as the well spring of Western Civilisation and culture an inspiration to poets writers and thinkers for thousands of years since This authoritative prose translation by Martin Hammond brings Homer s great poem of homecoming to life as Odysseus battles through such familiar dangers as the cave of the Cyclops the call of the Sirens and his hostile reception back in his native land of Ithaca


Secret Garden (Literature Unit)

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle s great house on the Yorkshire Moors she finds it full of secrets The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms and her uncle keeps himself locked up And at night she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors br br The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary s only escape Then Mary discovers a secret garden surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key One day with the help of two unexpected companions she discovers a way in Is everything in the garden dead or can Mary bring it back to life


A Wrinkle in Time Literature Guide

It was a dark and stormy night Meg Murry her small brother Charles Wallace and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger Wild nights are my glory the unearthly stranger told them I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course Let me sit down for a moment and then I ll be on my way Speaking of way by the way there is such a thing as a tesseract br br A tesseract in case the reader doesn t know is a wrinkle in time To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L Engle s unusual book


On Literature

In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career Umberto Eco seeks to understand the chemistry of his passion for the word From musings on Ptolemy and the force of the false to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce Eco s luminous intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge are on dazzling display throughout And when he reveals his own ambitions and superstitions his authorial anxieties and fears one feels like a secret sharer in the garden of literature to which he so often alludes br br Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating this collection exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that have made Eco one of the world s leading writers br


The Old Man and The Sea (Timeless Literature Collection)

The Old Man and the Sea was written by Hemingway in in Cuba It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and became one of his most famous works It centers upon Santiago an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream The novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in


The Scarlet Letter Cd Set (Cambridge Literature)

Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged in English speaking classrooms It will include novels poetry short stories essays travel writing and other non fiction The series will be extensive and open ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times This Naxos AudioBook CD recording is appropriate for use with the Cambridge Literature edition


Where The Wild Things Are (Literature Notes)

i Where the Wild Things Are i is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child amp a grown up If you disagree then it s been too long since you ve attended a wild rumpus Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief amp gets sent to bed without supper Fortuitously a forest grows in his room allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired Sendak s color illustrations perhaps his finest are beautiful Each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder br The wild things with mismatched parts amp giant eyes manage somehow to be scary looking without ever really being scary at times they re downright hilarious Sendak s defiantly run on sentences one of his trademarks lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale which floats between the land of dreams amp a child s imagination br This Sendak classic is more fun than you ve ever had in a wolf s suit giggle stiflingly funny at times amp even manages to reaffirm the notion that there s no place like home


Great Expectations With Related Readings (Glencoe Literature)

In what may be Dickens s best novel humble orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman and one day under sudden and enigmatic circumstances he finds himself in possession of great expectations In this gripping tale of crime and guilt revenge and reward the compelling characters include Magwitch the fearful and fearsome convict Estella whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and the embittered Miss Havisham an eccentric jilted bride


The Stranger (Landmarks of World Literature)

Narrateur de sa propre histoire Meursault d crit avec un total d tachement l absurdit des actes de sa vie quotidienne depuis l annonce de la mort de sa m re jusqu l acte d finitif qu il sera amen commettre Ce n est qu l heure de la mort que s exprimeront sa passion de vivre et sa r volte br br L une des oeuvres majeures et des plus troublantes de la litt rature du XX me si cle


Crimen y Castigo

El escritor narra el asesinato de una avara anciana usurera llamada Elena Ivanovna cometido por el estudiante universitario Raskolnikov que tenia problemas economicos para continuar con sus estudios Raskolnikov despues de matar a la prestamista y a su hermana con un hacha se apodera de todas las alhajas Luego se deshace del arma homicida y esconde las alhajas en el hueco de un patio cerca de un edificio Los dias pasan agobiando al joven criminal con delirio de persecucion y pesadillas Su conciencia vigilante se subleva y no lo deja en paz La policia lo cita por ciertas dudas que tiene con su persona con relacion al crimen de la vieja usurera y cuando le mencionan el crimen Raskolnikov se desmaya Se agrava la salud del joven Raskolnikov y sufre de insomnio por la intensa tension nerviosa que padece El joven se comporta como un loco y pierde los papeles con suma facilidad El solo se va delatando por su actitud sospechosa El cree que ya todos sospechan de su persona En todas partes ve como alucinado un dedo acusador Raskolnikov vive abandonado a su suerte su amigo del alma Rasumikin lo reconforta y le cambia los andrajos por ropa nueva En los momentos mas dificiles Sonia Marmeladora siempre lo esta visitando por que lo ama En una visita cuando Raskolnikov se sorprende al verla Sonia Marmeladora le dice vine a saber como te encuentras y el le responde Sonia siempre te has portado muy bien conmigo no lo merezco y ella le dice que no diga eso por que se siente a gusto con tu compania Y el asi mismo se dice pobre Sonia es tan buena Se que me ama pero yo nada puedo ofrecerle Se merece a alguien mejor que yo Sonia se despide de el Raskolnikov lleno de temor y de dudas se queda dormido asi paso el dia a la manana siguiente salio a la calle y anduvo al azar finalmente ingreso en un cafe ayi tomo un te y leyo los periodicos de los ultimos dias buscando las nocias que hablaran sobre el crimen En la cafeteria se encuentra con Zamertoff con quien habla sobre el crimen que se cometio con la usurera Zamertoff queda intrigado con la conducta de Raskolnikov y se dice a si mismo muy extrano su comportamiento me dio la impresion de estar asustado y por eso esa actitud se lo contare al inspector de policia Se despidieron y el joven raskolnikov estuvo por la calle vagando horas y horas sin rumbo fijo sin dejar de pensar en el crimen que cometio y cuando regresaba a su casa se encontro con su amigo Dimitri y ambos fueron a su casa Alla los esperaba su madre Pulquerria y su hija Dunia Luego de una conversacion Raskolnikov se desmaya y lloran las dos mujeres Raskolnikov recupera su salud que estaba quebrantada gracias a los cuidados de su amigo Dimitri Razumikin y las atenciones de un medico amigo El joven Raskolnikov alterna entrevistas con su adorada madre y con su hermana El joven universitario va a casa de Sonia y juntos leen la biblia Los dos jovenes se aman en silencio Posteriormente Raskolnikov le confiesa a Sonia que el es el asesino de la usurera ella queda tremenamente impresionada le dice que jamas lo abandonara y que siempre estara a su lado el joven por fin decide entregarse a las autoridades y confiesa su culpa Um mes despues es condenado a anos de trabajos forzados de segunda categoria en siberia


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Bestsellers of Literature)

i The Adventures of Tom Sawyer i is the first of Mark Twain s novels to feature one of the best loved characters in American fiction with a critical introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe i The Adventures of Tom Sawyer i is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth A sombre undercurrent flows through the high humour and unabashed nostalgia of the novel however for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality base emotions and superstitions murder and revenge starvation and slavery In his illuminating introduction noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain s impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain s writing


Macbeth (Literature: Stratford Series)

This series of unabridged Shakespeare titles is based on the premise that students can reach a clear understanding of their work only through a close and careful reading of the text The commentary facing each page of the text has been designed to suggest a critical interpretation of the play


Anne of Green Gables: Classic Literature

Anne of Green Gables is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery Written for all ages it has been considered a children s novel since the mid twentieth century It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley an year old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert a middle aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts in school and within the town Since publication Anne of Green Gables has sold more than million copies and has been translated into languages Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery and since her death another sequel has been published as well as an authorized prequel The original book is taught to students around the world It has been adapted as film made for television movies and animated and live action television series Anne Shirley was played by Megan Follows in the Canadian produced movie Plays and musicals have also been created with productions annually in Canada since of the first musical production which has toured in Canada the United States Europe and Japan


MOBY DICK: THE WHALE (Highlights of World Literature)

Moby Dick or The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville considered an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab captain of the whaler Pequod for revenge on Moby Dick a white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab s ship and severed his leg at the knee Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author s death in its reputation as a Great American Novel grew during the twentieth century William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself and D H Lawrence called it one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world and the greatest book of the sea ever written Call me Ishmael is one of world literature s most famous opening sentences


The Rabbit Back Literature Society

A highly contagious book virus a literary society and a Snow Queen like disappearing author She came to realise that under one reality there s always another And another one under that Only very special people are chosen by children s author Laura White to join The Society an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back Now a tenth member has been selected Ella literature teacher and possessor of beautifully curving lips But soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems What is its mysterious ritual The Game What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura s winter party in a whirlwind of snow Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves Was there once another tenth member before her Slowly disturbing secrets that had been buried come to light In this chilling darkly funny novel the uncanny brushes up against the everyday in the most beguiling and unexpected of ways


Persuasion: Classic Literature

Persuasion is an umbrella term of influence Persuasion can attempt to influence a person s beliefs attitudes intentions motivations or behaviors In business persuasion is a process aimed at changing a person s or a group s attitude or behavior toward some event idea object or other person s by using written or spoken words to convey information feelings or reasoning or a combination thereof Persuasion is also an often used tool in the pursuit of personal gain such as election campaigning giving a sales pitch or in trial advocacy Persuasion can also be interpreted as using one s personal or positional resources to change people s behaviors or attitudes Systematic persuasion is the process through which attitudes or beliefs are changed by appeals to logic and reason Heuristic persuasion on the other hand is the process through which attitudes or beliefs are changed because of appeals to habit or emotion


SIDDHARTHA - An Indian Tale (Enriched) (Nobel Prize in Literature)

How is this eBook unique br Formatted for e reader Easy navigation amp Font adjustments br Biographical by the author amp Bibliography included br Acceptance Speech for Nobel Prize br eBook in the Series Nobel Prize in Literature br br br Translator Gunther Olesch Anke Dreher Amy Coulter Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets br br Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha The book Hesse s ninth novel was written in German in a simple lyrical style It was published in the U S in and became influential during the s Hesse dedicated the first part of it to Romain Rolland and the second to Wilhelm Gundert his cousin br br The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language siddha achieved artha what was searched for which together means he who has found meaning of existence or he who has attained his goals In fact the Buddha s own name before his renunciation was Siddhartha Gautama Prince of Kapilavastu In this book the Buddha is referred to as Gotama br The story takes place in Nepalese plain land Kapilvastu Siddhartha decides to leave behind his home in the hope of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of the Shramanas Joined by his best friend Govinda Siddhartha fasts becomes homeless renounces all personal possessions and intensely meditates eventually seeking and personally speaking with Gautama the famous Buddha or Enlightened One Afterward both Siddhartha and Govinda acknowledge the elegance of the Buddha s teachings Although Govinda hastily joins the Buddha s order Siddhartha does not follow claiming that the Buddha s philosophy though supremely wise does not account for the necessarily distinct experiences of each person He argues that the individual seeks an absolutely unique and personal meaning that cannot be presented to him by a teacher He thus resolves to carry on his quest alone br br Siddhartha crosses a river and the generous ferryman whom Siddhartha is unable to pay merrily predicts that Siddhartha will return to the river later to compensate him in some way Venturing onward toward city life Siddhartha discovers Kamala the most beautiful woman he has yet seen Kamala a courtesan notes Siddhartha s handsome appearance and fast wit telling him that he must become wealthy to win her affections so that she may teach him the art of love Although Siddhartha despised materialistic pursuits as a Shramana he agrees now to Kamala s suggestions She directs him to the employ of Kamaswami a local businessman and insists that he have Kamaswami treat him as an equal rather than an underling Siddhartha easily succeeds providing a voice of patience and tranquility which Siddhartha learned from his days as an ascetic against Kamaswami s fits of passion Thus Siddhartha becomes a rich man and Kamala s lover though in his middle years he realizes that the luxurious lifestyle he has chosen is merely a game empty of spiritual fulfillment Leaving the fast paced bustle of the city Siddhartha returns to the river and thinks of killing himself He is saved only by an internal experience of the holy word Om The very next morning Siddhartha briefly reconnects with Govinda who is passing through the area as a wandering Buddhist br


A Christmas Carol: Classic Literature Easy to Read

This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into illustrated chapters


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (SPOT ON LITERATURE)

Orange slip case Orange hardback with black and gold illustration Printed on Caxton Wove paper Tenth Edition


The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings (Literature Connections)

The Diary of Anne Frank And Related Readings


Romeo and Juliet: Longman Literature Shakespeare

Part of a series of Shakespeare editions providing the complete original text as well as support materials for teachers and pupils It features a National Curriculum study programme with activities before during and after encountering the text where appropriate photographs from productions Notes are given on left hand pages opposite the text


Of Mice and Men - Vocabulary from Literature

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream a dream that one day they will have some land of their own Eventually they find work on a ranch in California s Salinas Valley but their hopes are doomed as Lennie struggling against extreme cruelty misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy becomes a victim of his own strength Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision and giving voice to America s lonely and dispossessed i Of Mice and Men i has proved one of Steinbeck s most popular works achieving success as a novel a Broadway play and three acclaimed films


Jane Eyre (Literature of Yesterday and To-day)

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield falls in love with Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed br br With a heroine full of yearning the dangerous secrets she encounters and the choices she finally makes Charlotte Bronte s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers


The Giver Sourcebook (Literature Connections English)

This haunting story centers on Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal if colorless world of conformity and contentment Not until he s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark complex secrets behind his fragile community


The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Wuthering Heights

Emily Bront s only novel a work of tremendous and far reaching influence the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor Lockwood the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights the home of his landlord There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how Catherine forced to choose between passionate tortured Heathcliff and gentle well bred Edgar Linton surrendered to the expectations of her class As Heathcliff s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Classic Literature Easy to Read

This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into illustrated chapters


Frankenstein, Annotated with Commentary (Literature in Its Context)

BookDoors FRANKENSTEIN IS the most exactingly extensively annotated edition of Mary Shelley s novel available in print or online Designed exclusively as an eBook this and the other BookDoors In Context editions afford you swift seamless access to information and commentary br br The modest price underscores BookDoors mission to make these works accessible to an audience of widely different experience and expectations please see bookdoors com The Literature in Its Context series aspires to provide today s reader with the knowledge an informed reader of possessed and that Mary Godwin Shelley took for granted br br As you read you ll have should you wish an interpretive discussion of FRANKENSTEIN one of the landmarks of fiction in the West and the original of a now universal myth You ll also find illustrations a Glossary a time line that includes cultural scientific and technological developments from to a selective bibliography br br Some of the annotations include illustrations and some are short essays exploring for instance the novel s theological and political context the history of galvanism and the Vitalism controversy Percy Shelley s relevant poems and the bearing Mary Godwin Shelley s father s philosophy has upon the novel Her parents the pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft who died giving birth to Mary and William Godwin also a novelist along with her husband to be Percy influence the shape Mary s vision assumes Many of the annotations and commentary have also been divided into categories that can be searched independently such as Gender Education Body Mind Class Manners amp Morals and Reading amp Writing br br To help the reader the annotations have been divided into into three types those having to do with words those with the historical context and those inviting discussion The novel s language is not always familiar Words themselves have changed disappeared or are simply arcane such as noisome chimerical siroc furies sophisms aiguilles and exordiium br br The second sort of annotation examines the historical context in which Shelley sets the novel including her life and its convergences with her fiction the novel s social and cultural context and in her case its literary and especially scientific context The last which extends to alchemy and Cornelius Agrippa is crucial to understanding Shelley s intentions the taboos surrounding the creation of life from dead organic matter and the implications captured in the Vitalism controversy such as whether we re born with a soul whether we have free will and what impact our earliest life has upon us The literary context Greek mythology PARADISE LOST Goethe s SORROWS THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER Rousseau s MILE Lord Byron and Percy Shelley s poetry shapes the novel A reader gains immeasurably by having a sense of the scientific context of the half century or so before the year old Mary Shelley began it the remarkable developments in chemistry astronomy and ballooning medicine anatomy and a rudimentary neurology br br A third level addresses FRANKENSTEIN as a work of the Romantic literary imagination a novel that has attracted much attention especially from feminist psychoanalytic and historicist critics The commentary focuses upon the novel s diction structure as an epistolary novel its motifs sub texts presiding ideas and its connections with Romantic literature Incidentally the annotations never divulge the plot yet to unfold br br For more information and for the opportunity to read for free look at other titles and to drive for free BookDoorss agile search engine please visit bookdoors com


The Picture of Dorian Gray - Literature Classics, Complete Edition (Annotated)

The Picture of Dorian Gray Literature Classics Complete Edition br br ADDITIONAL CONTENT br Active Table of Contents br The Author Biography br Annotation of The Picture of Dorian Gray br Plot Summary br Characters Lists br Adaptations br br OVERVIEW br The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde appearing as the lead story in Lippincott s Monthly Magazine on June printed as the July issue of this magazine Wilde later revised this edition making several alterations and adding new chapters the amended version was published by Ward Lock and Company in April br br The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward Basil is impressed by Dorian s beauty and becomes infatuated with him believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton a friend of Basil s and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry s world view Espousing a new hedonism Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses Realizing that one day his beauty will fade Dorian whimsically expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he Dorian s wish is fulfilled plunging him into debauched acts The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form or through a sign of aging br br The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme br br REVIEWS br Stars Review Nicole Sweeney Goodreads br The Picture Of Dorian Gray is classic that I have read more than a few times and every time I finish it I want to start from the beginning again It s a wonderful book When Dorian Gray moves back to London where he befriends Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wooten Hallward is a painter and Gray commissions him to paint a portrait of him Lord Henry tells Dorian that beauty and youth are the only things worth having Dorian believes everything Wooten tells him and wishes to stay forever young whilst Basil s portrait would age instead His wish is granted and Gray lets go of all morals As a result of the guilt and shame of the way he has led his life Dorian meets his demise br br The Picture Of Dorian Gray is a very powerful novel Wilde provides a strong criticism towards society that everyone is obsessed with the idea of beauty which is even more true today than it was when the book was originally published in the s The book is a fantastic read with Wilde s wonderful use of language and his incredible wit Incidentally the remake of the film adaptation is also highly enjoyable A Classic everyone should take the change to read definitely filed under books to read before you die br br Stars Review Heidi Goodreads br I love the ability that Wilde to provide amazing descriptions that allowed me to feel exactly what the character felt The book took me a while to get into but once the story picked up it was good br br This story is about Dorian Gray and how changes into a cruel corrupt amp selfish encouraged by his friend Lord Henry and how society chooses not to believe that he posses these qualities simply because he is extremely handsome comes from a respected family and is wealthy br br This book reminds me of a classic version of Less Than Zero br br The end of the book is a good example that no matter how charming anyone can be or how successfully you can keep your secret the truth will eventually come out br br Stars Review Lisa Goodreads br One of my favorite books


Les Miserables -- BookDna Famous Children's Literature

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - Literature Classics Collection, Complete Edition (Annotated)

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Literature Classics Collection Complete Edition br br ADDITIONAL CONTENT br Active Table of Contents br The Author Biography br Annotation of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO br Plot Summary br Characters Lists br Publications br Adaptations br br OVERVIEW br The Count of Monte Cristo French Le Comte de Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas It is often considered to be along with The Three Musketeers Dumas s most popular work He completed the work in Like many of his novels it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet br br The story takes place in France Italy islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of from just before the Hundred Days through to the reign of Louis Philippe of France The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope justice vengeance mercy and forgiveness it tells of a man who is wrongfully imprisoned escapes from jail acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on the men who destroyed his life However his plans also have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty br br The book is considered a literary classic today According to Luc Sante The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization s literature as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse Noah s flood and the story of Little Red Riding Hood br br REVIEWS br Stars Review Julienc Goodreads br This book was everything I had hoped it would be and more Beautiful gripping amazing story br br Stars Review Jamie Dickey Goodreads br One of the top books in history About to get married Edmond Dantes is betrayed by his supposed friend who secretly wants his wife Taken to an impenetrable island prison off the coast of France reserved for political prisoners Edmond meets an intriguing fellow prisoner that tells him a secret that will change his life br br Stars Review Allen Lee Goodreads br LOVE A classic no doubt Such a perfect blend of adventure revenge love and growth br br Stars Review Brittany Spicely Goodreads br The Count of Monte Cristo is by a wonderful surprise WHen you hear that a classic is the best and you re made to read it in school you have this automatic tick that the book will be boring and will try to portray the theme of life as they knew it Yet some classics just fall flat with me not The Count of Monte Cristo This book blew me away with it s lyrical writing and beautiful bonds The emotion was real and the story was a never ending twist of murder adventure and betrayal It leaves you with this nagging feeling that you have to know more or that nothing in this canvas is as simple as it seems It s a daring adventure for its time and to be honset I haven t found a book as awesome as it yet Nothing can compare o the awe and the saddness and the happiness I felt with these characters And what really made me happy and cemented this story in my heart is that The Count and Mercedes don t end up together They go their own course because they had really become different people by the time the book picks up I truely wish that I could give this book more stars because it s wonderful


The Odyssey: The Norton Anthology World Literature Volume 1

Muse tell me of a man a man of much resource who was made to wander far and long after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart as he sought to win his own life and the safety of his companions Recounting the epic journey home of Odysseus from the Trojan War i The Odyssey i alongside its sister poem i The Iliad i stands as the well spring of Western Civilisation and culture an inspiration to poets writers and thinkers for thousands of years since This authoritative prose translation by Martin Hammond brings Homer s great poem of homecoming to life as Odysseus battles through such familiar dangers as the cave of the Cyclops the call of the Sirens and his hostile reception back in his native land of Ithaca


Secret Garden (Literature Unit)

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle s great house on the Yorkshire Moors she finds it full of secrets The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms and her uncle keeps himself locked up And at night she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors br br The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary s only escape Then Mary discovers a secret garden surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key One day with the help of two unexpected companions she discovers a way in Is everything in the garden dead or can Mary bring it back to life


A Wrinkle in Time Literature Guide

It was a dark and stormy night Meg Murry her small brother Charles Wallace and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger Wild nights are my glory the unearthly stranger told them I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course Let me sit down for a moment and then I ll be on my way Speaking of way by the way there is such a thing as a tesseract br br A tesseract in case the reader doesn t know is a wrinkle in time To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L Engle s unusual book


On Literature

In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career Umberto Eco seeks to understand the chemistry of his passion for the word From musings on Ptolemy and the force of the false to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce Eco s luminous intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge are on dazzling display throughout And when he reveals his own ambitions and superstitions his authorial anxieties and fears one feels like a secret sharer in the garden of literature to which he so often alludes br br Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating this collection exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that have made Eco one of the world s leading writers br


The Old Man and The Sea (Timeless Literature Collection)

The Old Man and the Sea was written by Hemingway in in Cuba It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway and became one of his most famous works It centers upon Santiago an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream The novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in


The Scarlet Letter Cd Set (Cambridge Literature)

Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged in English speaking classrooms It will include novels poetry short stories essays travel writing and other non fiction The series will be extensive and open ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times This Naxos AudioBook CD recording is appropriate for use with the Cambridge Literature edition


Where The Wild Things Are (Literature Notes)

i Where the Wild Things Are i is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child amp a grown up If you disagree then it s been too long since you ve attended a wild rumpus Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief amp gets sent to bed without supper Fortuitously a forest grows in his room allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired Sendak s color illustrations perhaps his finest are beautiful Each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder br The wild things with mismatched parts amp giant eyes manage somehow to be scary looking without ever really being scary at times they re downright hilarious Sendak s defiantly run on sentences one of his trademarks lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale which floats between the land of dreams amp a child s imagination br This Sendak classic is more fun than you ve ever had in a wolf s suit giggle stiflingly funny at times amp even manages to reaffirm the notion that there s no place like home


Great Expectations With Related Readings (Glencoe Literature)

In what may be Dickens s best novel humble orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman and one day under sudden and enigmatic circumstances he finds himself in possession of great expectations In this gripping tale of crime and guilt revenge and reward the compelling characters include Magwitch the fearful and fearsome convict Estella whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and the embittered Miss Havisham an eccentric jilted bride


The Stranger (Landmarks of World Literature)

Narrateur de sa propre histoire Meursault d crit avec un total d tachement l absurdit des actes de sa vie quotidienne depuis l annonce de la mort de sa m re jusqu l acte d finitif qu il sera amen commettre Ce n est qu l heure de la mort que s exprimeront sa passion de vivre et sa r volte br br L une des oeuvres majeures et des plus troublantes de la litt rature du XX me si cle


Crimen y Castigo

El escritor narra el asesinato de una avara anciana usurera llamada Elena Ivanovna cometido por el estudiante universitario Raskolnikov que tenia problemas economicos para continuar con sus estudios Raskolnikov despues de matar a la prestamista y a su hermana con un hacha se apodera de todas las alhajas Luego se deshace del arma homicida y esconde las alhajas en el hueco de un patio cerca de un edificio Los dias pasan agobiando al joven criminal con delirio de persecucion y pesadillas Su conciencia vigilante se subleva y no lo deja en paz La policia lo cita por ciertas dudas que tiene con su persona con relacion al crimen de la vieja usurera y cuando le mencionan el crimen Raskolnikov se desmaya Se agrava la salud del joven Raskolnikov y sufre de insomnio por la intensa tension nerviosa que padece El joven se comporta como un loco y pierde los papeles con suma facilidad El solo se va delatando por su actitud sospechosa El cree que ya todos sospechan de su persona En todas partes ve como alucinado un dedo acusador Raskolnikov vive abandonado a su suerte su amigo del alma Rasumikin lo reconforta y le cambia los andrajos por ropa nueva En los momentos mas dificiles Sonia Marmeladora siempre lo esta visitando por que lo ama En una visita cuando Raskolnikov se sorprende al verla Sonia Marmeladora le dice vine a saber como te encuentras y el le responde Sonia siempre te has portado muy bien conmigo no lo merezco y ella le dice que no diga eso por que se siente a gusto con tu compania Y el asi mismo se dice pobre Sonia es tan buena Se que me ama pero yo nada puedo ofrecerle Se merece a alguien mejor que yo Sonia se despide de el Raskolnikov lleno de temor y de dudas se queda dormido asi paso el dia a la manana siguiente salio a la calle y anduvo al azar finalmente ingreso en un cafe ayi tomo un te y leyo los periodicos de los ultimos dias buscando las nocias que hablaran sobre el crimen En la cafeteria se encuentra con Zamertoff con quien habla sobre el crimen que se cometio con la usurera Zamertoff queda intrigado con la conducta de Raskolnikov y se dice a si mismo muy extrano su comportamiento me dio la impresion de estar asustado y por eso esa actitud se lo contare al inspector de policia Se despidieron y el joven raskolnikov estuvo por la calle vagando horas y horas sin rumbo fijo sin dejar de pensar en el crimen que cometio y cuando regresaba a su casa se encontro con su amigo Dimitri y ambos fueron a su casa Alla los esperaba su madre Pulquerria y su hija Dunia Luego de una conversacion Raskolnikov se desmaya y lloran las dos mujeres Raskolnikov recupera su salud que estaba quebrantada gracias a los cuidados de su amigo Dimitri Razumikin y las atenciones de un medico amigo El joven Raskolnikov alterna entrevistas con su adorada madre y con su hermana El joven universitario va a casa de Sonia y juntos leen la biblia Los dos jovenes se aman en silencio Posteriormente Raskolnikov le confiesa a Sonia que el es el asesino de la usurera ella queda tremenamente impresionada le dice que jamas lo abandonara y que siempre estara a su lado el joven por fin decide entregarse a las autoridades y confiesa su culpa Um mes despues es condenado a anos de trabajos forzados de segunda categoria en siberia


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Bestsellers of Literature)

i The Adventures of Tom Sawyer i is the first of Mark Twain s novels to feature one of the best loved characters in American fiction with a critical introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe i The Adventures of Tom Sawyer i is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth A sombre undercurrent flows through the high humour and unabashed nostalgia of the novel however for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality base emotions and superstitions murder and revenge starvation and slavery In his illuminating introduction noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain s impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain s writing


Macbeth (Literature: Stratford Series)

This series of unabridged Shakespeare titles is based on the premise that students can reach a clear understanding of their work only through a close and careful reading of the text The commentary facing each page of the text has been designed to suggest a critical interpretation of the play


Anne of Green Gables: Classic Literature

Anne of Green Gables is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery Written for all ages it has been considered a children s novel since the mid twentieth century It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley an year old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert a middle aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts in school and within the town Since publication Anne of Green Gables has sold more than million copies and has been translated into languages Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery and since her death another sequel has been published as well as an authorized prequel The original book is taught to students around the world It has been adapted as film made for television movies and animated and live action television series Anne Shirley was played by Megan Follows in the Canadian produced movie Plays and musicals have also been created with productions annually in Canada since of the first musical production which has toured in Canada the United States Europe and Japan


MOBY DICK: THE WHALE (Highlights of World Literature)

Moby Dick or The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville considered an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab captain of the whaler Pequod for revenge on Moby Dick a white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab s ship and severed his leg at the knee Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author s death in its reputation as a Great American Novel grew during the twentieth century William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself and D H Lawrence called it one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world and the greatest book of the sea ever written Call me Ishmael is one of world literature s most famous opening sentences


The Rabbit Back Literature Society

A highly contagious book virus a literary society and a Snow Queen like disappearing author She came to realise that under one reality there s always another And another one under that Only very special people are chosen by children s author Laura White to join The Society an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back Now a tenth member has been selected Ella literature teacher and possessor of beautifully curving lips But soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems What is its mysterious ritual The Game What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura s winter party in a whirlwind of snow Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves Was there once another tenth member before her Slowly disturbing secrets that had been buried come to light In this chilling darkly funny novel the uncanny brushes up against the everyday in the most beguiling and unexpected of ways


Persuasion: Classic Literature

Persuasion is an umbrella term of influence Persuasion can attempt to influence a person s beliefs attitudes intentions motivations or behaviors In business persuasion is a process aimed at changing a person s or a group s attitude or behavior toward some event idea object or other person s by using written or spoken words to convey information feelings or reasoning or a combination thereof Persuasion is also an often used tool in the pursuit of personal gain such as election campaigning giving a sales pitch or in trial advocacy Persuasion can also be interpreted as using one s personal or positional resources to change people s behaviors or attitudes Systematic persuasion is the process through which attitudes or beliefs are changed by appeals to logic and reason Heuristic persuasion on the other hand is the process through which attitudes or beliefs are changed because of appeals to habit or emotion


SIDDHARTHA - An Indian Tale (Enriched) (Nobel Prize in Literature)

How is this eBook unique br Formatted for e reader Easy navigation amp Font adjustments br Biographical by the author amp Bibliography included br Acceptance Speech for Nobel Prize br eBook in the Series Nobel Prize in Literature br br br Translator Gunther Olesch Anke Dreher Amy Coulter Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets br br Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha The book Hesse s ninth novel was written in German in a simple lyrical style It was published in the U S in and became influential during the s Hesse dedicated the first part of it to Romain Rolland and the second to Wilhelm Gundert his cousin br br The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language siddha achieved artha what was searched for which together means he who has found meaning of existence or he who has attained his goals In fact the Buddha s own name before his renunciation was Siddhartha Gautama Prince of Kapilavastu In this book the Buddha is referred to as Gotama br The story takes place in Nepalese plain land Kapilvastu Siddhartha decides to leave behind his home in the hope of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of the Shramanas Joined by his best friend Govinda Siddhartha fasts becomes homeless renounces all personal possessions and intensely meditates eventually seeking and personally speaking with Gautama the famous Buddha or Enlightened One Afterward both Siddhartha and Govinda acknowledge the elegance of the Buddha s teachings Although Govinda hastily joins the Buddha s order Siddhartha does not follow claiming that the Buddha s philosophy though supremely wise does not account for the necessarily distinct experiences of each person He argues that the individual seeks an absolutely unique and personal meaning that cannot be presented to him by a teacher He thus resolves to carry on his quest alone br br Siddhartha crosses a river and the generous ferryman whom Siddhartha is unable to pay merrily predicts that Siddhartha will return to the river later to compensate him in some way Venturing onward toward city life Siddhartha discovers Kamala the most beautiful woman he has yet seen Kamala a courtesan notes Siddhartha s handsome appearance and fast wit telling him that he must become wealthy to win her affections so that she may teach him the art of love Although Siddhartha despised materialistic pursuits as a Shramana he agrees now to Kamala s suggestions She directs him to the employ of Kamaswami a local businessman and insists that he have Kamaswami treat him as an equal rather than an underling Siddhartha easily succeeds providing a voice of patience and tranquility which Siddhartha learned from his days as an ascetic against Kamaswami s fits of passion Thus Siddhartha becomes a rich man and Kamala s lover though in his middle years he realizes that the luxurious lifestyle he has chosen is merely a game empty of spiritual fulfillment Leaving the fast paced bustle of the city Siddhartha returns to the river and thinks of killing himself He is saved only by an internal experience of the holy word Om The very next morning Siddhartha briefly reconnects with Govinda who is passing through the area as a wandering Buddhist br


A Christmas Carol: Classic Literature Easy to Read

This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into illustrated chapters