In The Time Of The Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565129764
Size: 17.60 MB
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."

Future Shock

Author: Alvin Toffler
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553277371
Size: 19.59 MB
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Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140449124
Size: 14.12 MB
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An unhappily married woman, Emma Bovary's unfulfilled dreams of romantic love and desperation to escape the ordinary boredom of her life lead her to a series of desperate acts, including adultery, in a classic novel set against the backdrop of nineteenth-

Pride And Prejudice

Author: Austen Jane
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 9781843440727
Size: 19.69 MB
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Lock Up Your Daughters... Darcy's in Town! Mrs Bennett is on a mission to marry off her five daughters to rich men. Enter, Mr Charles Bingley and his rather fit friend, Darcy. Love, loathing and bittersweet romance follow...

Do A Barbara

Author: Rómulo Gallegos
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226279213
Size: 11.12 MB
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Rómulo Gallegos is best known for being Venezuela’s first democratically elected president. But in his native land he is equally famous as a writer responsible for one of Venezuela’s literary treasures, the novel Doña Barbara. Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Doña Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism, laying the groundwork for later authors such as Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. Following the epic struggle between two cousins for an estate in Venezuela, Doña Barbara is an examination of the conflict between town and country, violence and intellect, male and female. Doña Barbara is a beautiful and mysterious woman—rumored to be a witch—with a ferocious power over men. When her cousin Santos Luzardo returns to the plains in order to reclaim his land and cattle, he reluctantly faces off against Doña Barbara, and their battle becomes simultaneously one of violence and seduction. All of the action is set against the stunning backdrop of the Venezuelan prairie, described in loving detail. Gallegos’s plains are filled with dangerous ranchers, intrepid cowboys, and damsels in distress, all broadly and vividly drawn. A masterful novel with an important role in the inception of magical realism, Doña Barbara is a suspenseful tale that blends fantasy, adventure, and romance. Hailed as “the Bovary of the llano” by Larry McMurtry in his new foreword to this book, Doña Barbarais a magnetic and memorable heroine, who has inspired numerous adaptations on the big and small screens, including a recent television show that aired on Telemundo.

Lady Chatterley S Lover

Author: D.H. Lawrence
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781105643835
Size: 12.73 MB
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Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence. The book soon became notorious for its story of the physical relationship between a working-class man and an aristocratic woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words. The story concerns a young married woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), whose upper-class husband, Clifford Chatterley, has been paralyzed and rendered impotent. Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. The novel is about Constance's realisation that she cannot live with the mind alone; she must also be alive physically. In Lady Chatterley's Lover, Lawrence comes full circle to argue once again for individual regeneration, which can be found only through the relationship between man and woman. Love and personal relationships are the threads that bind this novel together. Lawrence explores a wide range of different types of relationships.

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781105938528
Size: 11.55 MB
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"The Canterville Ghost" is a popular story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscotting, the library paneled in black oak, and the armor in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting and help Wilde clash the Old World with the New. Typical of the style of the English Decadents, the gothic atmosphere reveals the author’s fascination with the macabre. Yet he mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of modern American consumerism. Wilde’s Gothic setting helps emphasize the contrast between cultures setting modern Americans in what could arguably be a classic symbol of British history—and underscores the "modern" thinking of the house's mismatched residents, the Otises.