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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce.

    A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe.
    James Joyce
    Dec, 1916
  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
    Mary Shelley
    Nov, 2016
  • Great Expectations
    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.
    Charles Dickens
    Oxford University Press
    Jan, 1861
  • Magazine
    Dec, 2016
  • Pride and Prejudice
    So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
    Jane Austen
    Anna Quindlen
    Modern Library
    Jan, 1813
  • The London Guide
    London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.
    Librios Media
    Librios Media
    Mar, 2016
  • The Stones of Venice
    In The Stones of Venice, Victorian writer and social reformer John Ruskin explores the history and principles of Venetian architecture.
    John Ruskin
    Smith, Elder & Co.
    Feb, 2017
  • The Wind in the Willows
    The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908.

    Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley.
    Kenneth Grahame
    E. H. Shepard
    Nov, 2016
  • Questions no one knows the answer to
    Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers
    Aug, 2015
  • Z Quiz - Working backwards to solve problems
    A custom lesson to help you work backwards to solve problems.
    Jan, 2015
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