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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions

By John W. Creswell
Rating 3.9
Pages 424

This book explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study. John W Creswell relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry and compares each of the...
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Textbook of Medical Physiology

Textbook of Medical Physiology

By Arthur C. Guyton
Rating 4.21

This is a comprehensive yet concise edition geared toward medical and dental students enrolled in physiology courses. The textbook also serves as a review resource for physiology instructors. It offers specific discussions of pathophysiology in most clinical areas of medicine.
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The Revolt of Mother and Other Stories

The Revolt of Mother and Other Stories

By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Rating 3.67
Pages 88

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our...
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The golden droplet

The golden droplet

By Michel Tournier
Rating 3.64
Pages 200

«Donne-moi la photo.»Idriss gardait ses chèvres et ses moutons non loin de l'oasis de Tabelbala quand une Land Rover a surgi. Une jeune femme blonde aux jambes nues a pris en photo le petit berger saharien. Sa photo, elle la lui enverra dès son retour à Paris.Idriss a attendu en vain. Son image...
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Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!

By Kelly DiPucchio
Rating 4.18
Pages 32

They say that a little mess is a sign of genius, and if this is the case, kids in Room Five are being led by a teacher with the intellectual caliber of Einstein. Her accumulation of instructional materials have inspired twenty two janitors to grumble, Mrs. McBroom, clean up your classroom! And...
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the story and its writer

the story and its writer

By Ann Charters
Rating 4.09

During her many years of teaching introduction to fiction courses, Ann Charters developed an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom. She also discovered that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of...
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Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis

Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis

By James O. Prochaska
Rating 3.8
Pages 638

Systematic and balanced, this comprehensive text uses a wealth of clinical case illustrations to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, existential, person-centered, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive,...
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America: A Narrative History

America: A Narrative History

By George Brown Tindall
Rating 3.73

A boxed gift edition of the best single-volume history of the United States. With its engaging narrative style and its richness of anecdote and detail, this complete history of our country--including over 300 illustrations and 100 maps--continues to delight readers. From presidencies and battles...
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Wit: A Play

Wit: A Play

By Margaret Edson
Rating 4.2

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Adara

Adara

By Beatrice Gormley
Rating 3.73
Pages 160

The soldier heaved me over his shoulder as if I were a spring lamb. I am not Israelite! I screamed. I beat his back, hurting my hands. Let me go. Adara has always longed to do the things that well-brought-up girls of her time are not supposed to do. She wants to...
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The Man of Mode

The Man of Mode

By George Etherege
Rating 3.19
Pages 164

Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage. Yet idealization and satire, as this edition of Etherege's masterpiece shows, are flip sides of the same coin, and...
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Essentials Of Statistics For Business And Economics

Essentials Of Statistics For Business And Economics

By David R. Anderson
Rating 3.3

ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, FOURTH EDITION is an introductory stats textbook that emphasizes statistical concepts and applications. The discussion and development of each technique is presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights to...
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Man of Mode Ppr

Man of Mode Ppr

By George Etherege
Rating 3.19
Pages 62

Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage. Yet idealization and satire, as this edition of Etherege's masterpiece shows, are flip sides of the same coin, and...
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Wit - Acting Edition

Wit - Acting Edition

By Margaret Edson
Rating 4.2
Pages 73

Book annotation not available for this title.
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The Man of Mode

The Man of Mode

By George Etherege
Rating 3.19
Pages 160

Complete text, uncut and uncluttered, plus intro and glossary. New addition to the Drama Classics series.
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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Rating 3.37

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most famous novel was published in 1850 and takes place in Puritan New England, focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman, Hester Prynne, and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism; while the mother refuses to name her co-conspirator in...
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Aldous Huxley, Brave new world

Aldous Huxley, Brave new world

By Aldous Huxley
Rating 3.96
Pages 93

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the...
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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë
Rating 4.09
Pages 461

Jane Eyre is a wildly emotional romance with a lonely heroine and a tormented Byronic hero, pathetic orphans, dark secrets, and a madwoman in the attic. When it was published in 1847, it was a great popular success. The power of the writing, the masterly handling of the narrative,...
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Secret Life of Owen Skye

Secret Life of Owen Skye

By Alan Cumyn
Rating 3.83

Three brothers find fun - and puppy love -in this wise, witty novel for young readers. Owen Skye lives in a small village with his brothers Andy and Leonard, their parents, and their weird Uncle Lorne. The Skye boys have a knack for turning innocent events into full-blown escapades. An argument...
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The Riot Act: A Version of Antigone

The Riot Act: A Version of Antigone

By Sophocles
Rating 3.59
Pages 63

Thebes is under attack. In a bloody battle outside the city’s gates, the sons of Oedipus fight to the death. King Creon issues an edict: Eteocles, who nobly defended Thebes against his brother and the invading army, is to be buried a hero; the body of his treacherous brother must be left to rot....
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Group Work: A Counseling Specialty

Group Work: A Counseling Specialty

By Samuel T. Gladding
Rating 3.58

The fourth edition of this highly readable book examines all of the essential skills required to be an effective leader of a variety of groups in a variety of settings. It explores the history of group therapy work, and the development of groups—how they grow, how they change, and how various...
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

By Frederick Douglass
Rating 3.95

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in Maryland. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City,...
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams
Rating 3.97

CAEDMON IS PROUD TO RELEASE THIS ARCHIVAL FULL-CAST RECORDING OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS'S A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME Blanche DuBois arrives at her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment seeking refuge from a troubled past but her ethreal spirit...
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams
Rating 3.97

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller ( Death of a Salesman and The Crucible ), and Williams’ essay “The World I Live In.” It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to...
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The Semi-Sovereign People: A Realist's View of Democracy in America

The Semi-Sovereign People: A Realist's View of Democracy in America

By E.E. Schattschneider
Rating 4.03
Pages 180

This book is an attempt to formulate a theory of political organization, a theory about the relation between organization and conflict, the relation between political organization and democracy, and the organizational alternatives open to the American people.
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My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

By Charlotte Keatley
Rating 3.67
Pages 192

Charlotte Keatley's first main stage play My Mother Said I Never Should explores the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters, moving the play back and forth between the lives of four generations of women—their desire to love and be loved, their expectations and choices,...
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Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown

By Paula Danziger
Rating 3.89

Amber Brown is excited to be starting second grade - and a little nervous. She's worried that the new teacher might not be as nice as she hopes. Plus, Hannah Burton is going to be in her class, and Amber knows Hannah can be mean. But on the way to school with her best friend Justin, Amber...
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Cincinnati Epidemic

Cincinnati Epidemic

By Veda Boyd Jones
Rating 3.67
Pages 144

History comes alive for eight-to-twelve year olds in this close-up, fun-to-read, multi-generational story of a fictional family spanning three centuries of actual historical events. God's hand is seen at work in people's lives and in the events that shaped our nation.
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Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams
Rating 3.97

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller ( Death of a Salesman and The Crucible ), and Williams’ essay “The World I Live In.” It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to...
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A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

By Michael Dorris
Rating 3.84

Get your A in gear They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes(TM) has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand...
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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water.

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water.

By Michael Dorris
Rating 3.84
Pages 343

Starting in the present and moving backward in time, this is the thrice-told tale of three women... 15-year-old part-black Rayona, searching for a way to find herself...her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by both tenderness and resentment towards the people she loves...and the fierce...
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams
Rating 3.97

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller ( Death of a Salesman and The Crucible ), and Williams’ essay “The World I Live In.” It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to...
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The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier

By Ford Madox Ford
Rating 3.72
Pages 239

This is the story of fatal attraction and its consequences. The American narrator's highly-strung wife falls for his bluff, inarticulate English friend. Retrospectively piecing the story together, the betrayed and now widowed husband puzzles over the mysteries of the affair.
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The Crucible

The Crucible

By Arthur Miller
Rating 3.54

Get your A in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes! has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been...
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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Norton Juster
Rating 4.22
Pages 255

Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such...
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A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

By Michael Dorris
Rating 3.84

Starting in the present and moving backward in time, this is the thrice-told tale of three women... 15-year-old part-black Rayona, searching for a way to find herself...her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by both tenderness and resentment towards the people she loves...and the fierce...
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Spiders of the North Woods

Spiders of the North Woods

By Larry Weber
Rating 4.62

Which spider spits venom and sticky threads? Why don't Northerners need to fear the Black Widow? These answers and more are found in Spiders of the North Woods. The easy-to-follow format makes field identification of over 60 species simple and fun.
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If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

By Jane B. Mason
Rating 3.82
Pages 144

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel face friendship struggles, wacky families, their first ball, and Frog Identification class during their first year of Princess School. With her feet bare (those glass slippers don't fit) and her second-hand gown splattered with mud...
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The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room

By Anna Myers
Rating 3.71
Pages 144

Revolutionary War novel with a difference When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into...
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Cannon the Librarian

Cannon the Librarian

By Mike Thaler
Rating 3.5

Miss Cannon the librarian fights pirates, witches, ghosts, giants, dragons, and a dancing octopus, while her students go on reading their scary stories in quiet. By the author of The Teacher From the Black Lagoon.
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The Alchemist and Other Plays

The Alchemist and Other Plays

By Ben Jonson
Rating 3.67
Pages 560

This edition brings together Jonson's four great comedies Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair. The texts of these plays have all been newly edited for this volume, and are presented with modernized spelling. Stage directions have been added to help actors and directors...
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Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Amy Dockser Marcus
Rating 3.44

Searching for the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, historians for years focused on the British Mandate period (1920-1948). Amy Dockser Marcus, however, demonstrates that the bloody struggle for power actually started much earlier, when Jerusalem was still part of the Ottoman Empire and the...
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The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

By Edgar Allan Poe
Rating 4.09

Part of The Wadsworh Casebooks for Reading, Research, and Writing Series, this new title provides all the materials a reader needs to complete a literary research assignment in one convenient location. Includes a concise guide to MLA documentation, including information on what kinds of...
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Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications

Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications

By Stephen P. Robbins
Rating 3.61

Editorial Reviews Product Description Principles of Management courses that requires a brief and/or skills focused text. Robbins/DeCenzo is the best-selling brief paperback text that gives students more depth and breadth of practical tools to practice their management skills (Management...
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The Prince of Homburg

The Prince of Homburg

By Heinrich von Kleist
Rating 3.08
Pages 101

Von Kleist s last work and his masterpiece is an historical tragedy in which a prince s love for a woman confounds his orders of battle.
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Global Politics as If People Mattered

Global Politics as If People Mattered

By Mary Ann Tétreault
Rating 3.0
Pages 234

How might we see the world affairs if we started with people, families, and communities instead of presidents, governments, and militaries? After all, it is people who make up cities, states, and corporations, and it is their beliefs and behaviors that explain why some parts of the world seem so...
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Gilgamesh: A New English Version

Gilgamesh: A New English Version

By Anonymous
Rating 3.63
Pages 4

This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3,700-year-old classic, delivering a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is, how filled with...
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Sister Anne's Hands

Sister Anne's Hands

By Marybeth Lorbiecki
Rating 4.3
Pages 40

It's the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first she is afraid of her new second grade teacher, but she quickly discovers how wonderful Sister Anne is. Then one of Anna's classmates directs a racist remark toward Sister Anne. The teacher's wise way of...
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The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

By Janet Ahlberg
Rating 4.48
Pages 48

New, large-size edition of top-selling title - over 5 million copies of POSTMAN titles sold. The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on...
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Edward the Second (New Mermaids)

Edward the Second (New Mermaids)

By Christopher Marlowe
Rating 3.68

Marlowe's history play which focuses on the reign of Edward in 14th-century England. The last of Marlowe's great dramas, often considered his masterpiece.
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The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

By Gene Kemp
Rating 3.81
Pages 96

Tyke Tiler is fond of a joke and of Danny Price. Their friendship lands Tyke in all kinds of trouble at Cricklepit Combined School. Matters come to a head when Tyke climbs the school's bell-tower and surprises everyone.
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Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

By Mark Twain
Rating 3.72
Pages 320

Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction. It reveals the sinister forces that, towards the end of his life, Twain thought to be threatening the American dream. The central plot revolves around the...
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Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940

Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940

By Chad Heap
Rating 3.67
Pages 432

During Prohibition, “Harlem was the ‘in’ place to go for music and booze,” recalled the African American chanteuse Bricktop. “Every night the limousines pulled up to the corner,” and out spilled affluent whites, looking for a good time, great jazz, and the unmatchable thrill of doing something...
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Trouble Don't Last

Trouble Don't Last

By Shelley Pearsall
Rating 3.88
Pages 256

Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler's slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he's ever known--until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run. The journey north seems...
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The Age of Augustus

The Age of Augustus

By Werner Eck
Rating 3.81
Pages 166

In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor. A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on...
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The Cambridge History of China, Volume 12: Republican China, 1912-1949

The Cambridge History of China, Volume 12: Republican China, 1912-1949

By John King Fairbank
Rating 4.56
Pages 1022

This is the first of two volumes of this authoritative Cambridge history which review the Republican period, between the demise of imperial China and the establishment of the People's Republic. These years from 1912 to 1949 were marked by civil war, revolution and invasion; but also by change...
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Rating 3.74

This original version of the early 19th-century classic is certain to chill the modern consciousness.
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Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students

Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students

By Mason Hammond
Rating 3.45
Pages 480

Roman history in Latin readings sustained by English prefaces and generous annotation, Aeneas to Augustus is paper-bound and lithographed from typescript while practice tests its effectiveness. Prose (Part I) and poetry (Part II)--each Part a term's work with a full historic span--may be...
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Runner

Runner

By Robert Newton
Rating 3.62
Pages 224

Charlie's father is dead, and although his mother insists he stay in school, Charlie has no patience for the classroom. All he wants is to make money, to give his mother and baby brother a better life. So when he catches the eye of Squizzy Taylor, a notorious mobster, and is offered a job as...
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The Adventure of the Speckled Band

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

By Arthur Conan Doyle
Rating 4.08
Pages 32

The Adventure of the Speckled Band is one of 56 short stories & 4 novels written by Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The Speckled Band is included in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Helen Stoner consults Sherlock Holmes about the death of her twin...
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La Dama Boba: Spanish Golden Age Theater

La Dama Boba: Spanish Golden Age Theater

By Lope de Vega
Rating 3.62
Pages 182

Drama. In Spanish and English, translated by William I. Oliver. Lope de Vega, the most renowned playwright of the Spanish Golden Age (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), was said to have written over 1,800 plays in verse. His life outside letters was so filled with romantic escapades, marital...
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Augustus Caesar's World

Augustus Caesar's World

By Genevieve Foster
Rating 3.9
Pages 330

Considered the innovator of horizontal history, Genevieve Foster became frustrated when her two school-aged children complained about the boring presentation of history in their school texts. This frustration led to Foster's first book, George Washington's World (1941). In her unique...
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The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus

The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus

By Paul Zanker
Rating 4.16
Pages 400

Examines the imperial mythology that was reflected by Roman art and architecture during the rule of Augustus Caesar
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The Dog in the Manger

The Dog in the Manger

By Lope de Vega
Rating 3.76
Pages 128

While the countess’ secretary is posing as a son of a statesman, the countess is free to marry him. But when he admits his deception, the countess is faced with a social dilemma. A painful and hilarious comedy for anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone they shouldn’t have fallen in love...
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Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society

Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society

By Roberto M. de Anda
Rating 4.67

This book deals with a broad range of social issues facing Mexican-origin people in the United States. The studies presented in this volume are brought together by two main themes: (1) social inequalities-cultural, educational, and economic-endured by the Chicano/Mexicano community in the United...
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Hamlet

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Rating 4.0
Pages 128

In this quintessential Shakespeare tragedy, a young prince's halting pursuit of revenge for the murder of his father unfolds in a series of highly charged confrontations that have held audiences spellbound for nearly four centuries. Those fateful exchanges, and the anguished soliloquies that...
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Hamlet

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Rating 4.0
Pages 256

In this quintessential Shakespeare tragedy, a young prince's halting pursuit of revenge for the murder of his father unfolds in a series of highly charged confrontations that have held audiences spellbound for nearly four centuries. Those fateful exchanges, and the anguished soliloquies that...
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Nightjohn

Nightjohn

By Gary Paulsen
Rating 3.81
Pages 112

To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got . . . . That's why they don't want us reading. -- Nightjohn I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I...
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Rating 3.74
Pages 304

Frankenstein is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothicism and the prototype of the twentieth-century science-fiction novel. It was conceived in the Swiss Alps in mid-June 1816 after a conversation about bringing corpses to life provoked a nightmare, and was written over the next eleven...
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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles
Rating 3.56

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the...
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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
Rating 3.74

A misguided scientist seeks to instill life in a creature he has assembled from the bodies of the dead.
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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbitt
Rating 3.85
Pages 4

Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age...
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Mr. Tucket

Mr. Tucket

By Gary Paulsen
Rating 4.02
Pages 192

Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like an adult. But Francis lags behind to practice shooting and is captured by Pawnees. It will take wild...
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A Writer's Reference

A Writer's Reference

By Diana Hacker
Rating 3.93
Pages 512

This text gives you quick, practical advice in language you can understand and in a format that's easy to use. It is a tool you can hang on to--one that will continue to help answer questions about writing, research and grammar any time day or night.
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The Awakening

The Awakening

By Kate Chopin
Rating 3.62
Pages 228

When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks...
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The Beaux' Strategem

The Beaux' Strategem

By George Farquhar
Rating 3.45
Pages 192

It attests to Farquhar's stature as a man that he composed this warm-hearted and vibrant play while he was dying. Like The Recruiting Officer, the play is set in a provincial town and its plot is slight: Aimwell and Archer, two impecunious London gentlemen, arrive...
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The Secret Sharer

The Secret Sharer

By Joseph Conrad
Rating 3.6
Pages 268

Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text...
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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry
Rating 3.7

Never before, in the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage, observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the...
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The Stranger

The Stranger

By Albert Camus
Rating 3.95

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Millenium Hall

Millenium Hall

By Sarah Scott
Rating 2.72
Pages 208

In 1750 at the age of twenty-seven Sarah Scott published her first novel, a conventional romance. A year later she left her husband after only a few months of marriage and devoted herself thereafter to writing and to promoting female communities. This revolutionary concept was given flesh in...
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