The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111539
Format: PDF, Kindle
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1906 bestseller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon faces despair.

Emma Volume II Easyread Large Edition

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425049567
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A wonderful book by Austen, it narrates the story of Emma, a young, rich, witty, and spoiled girl. She is satisfied with her life and has no desire for love or marriage. However, she finds pleasure in trying to arrange a romantic match for her poor friend Harriet. Her match-making schemes lead to hilarious confusion and she ends up falling in love herself. Amusing!

100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors

Author: Maura Heaphy
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction.

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581260
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

THE GREAT GATSBY

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027232066
Format: PDF
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"The Great Gatsby" is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story takes place in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, a time of prosperity in the United States after World War I. The book received critical acclaim and is generally considered Fitzgerald's best work. It is also widely regarded as a "Great American Novel" and a literary classic, capturing the essence of an era. The Modern Library named it the second best English language novel of the 20th century. The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers... F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an American novelist and short story writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

100 Most Popular Children s Authors

Author: Sharron L. McElmeel
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086465
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A guide based on a 1997 survey of popular children's book authors provides biographical sketches and selected bibliographies for such writers as Beverly Cleary, Lois Lawry, Lewis Carroll, Mary Downing Hahn, and C.S. Lewis.

The American Scholar

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146561317X
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I greet you on the re-commencement of our literary year. Our anniversary is one of hope, and, perhaps, not enough of labor. We do not meet for games of strength or skill, for the recitation of histories, tragedies, and odes, like the ancient Greeks; for parliaments of love and poesy, like the Troubadours; nor for the advancement of science, like our cotemporaries in the British and European capitals. Thus far, our holiday has been simply a friendly sign of the survival of the love of letters amongst a people too busy to give to letters any more. As such, it is precious as the sign of an indestructible instinct. Perhaps the time is already come, when it ought to be, and will be, something else; when the sluggard intellect of this continent will look from under its iron lids, and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertions of mechanical skill. Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. The millions, that around us are rushing into life, cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests. Events, actions arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves. Who can doubt, that poetry will revive and lead in a new age, as the star in the constellation Harp, which now flames in our zenith, astronomers announce, shall one day be the pole-star for a thousand years?