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She Stoops To Conquer

Author : Oliver Goldsmith
ISBN : 9781465613318
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MRS. HARDCASTLE. I vow, Mr. Hardcastle, you're very particular. Is there a creature in the whole country but ourselves, that does not take a trip to town now and then, to rub off the rust a little? There's the two Miss Hoggs, and our neighbour Mrs. Grigsby, go to take a month's polishing every winter. HARDCASTLE. Ay, and bring back vanity and affectation to last them the whole year. I wonder why London cannot keep its own fools at home! In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stage-coach. Its fopperies come down not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket. MRS. HARDCASTLE. Ay, your times were fine times indeed; you have been telling us of them for many a long year. Here we live in an old rumbling mansion, that looks for all the world like an inn, but that we never see company. Our best visitors are old Mrs. Oddfish, the curate's wife, and little Cripplegate, the lame dancing-master; and all our entertainment your old stories of Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough. I hate such old-fashioned trumpery. HARDCASTLE. And I love it. I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine; and I believe, Dorothy (taking her hand), you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife. MRS. HARDCASTLE. Lord, Mr. Hardcastle, you're for ever at your Dorothys and your old wifes. You may be a Darby, but I'll be no Joan, I promise you. I'm not so old as you'd make me, by more than one good year. Add twenty to twenty, and make money of that.

Gulliver S Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The Worled

Author : Jonathan Swift
ISBN : 0460050184
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In his adventures in several fantastic lands, Gulliver meets little people less than six inches high, giants, men who live on an island floating in air, and other creatures.

The Fountain Of Eden

Author : Dan H. Kind
ISBN : 1460983238
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FROM THE BACK COVER:Jack Whiskey has spent his life blending in with the crowd. But everything changes when he discovers that he is an ancient American Indian Trickster god who has forgotten his mythical origins. And then the mythical crap hits the mythical fan when a new brew masterminded by Farmer John, owner of the Olde Eden Brewery and Taphouse, hits the quaint Virginia tourist town of Eden's streets.The beer is called Hoppy Heaven Ale. Its main ingredient: the Water of Life. The gods are never happy when people start attaining Eternal Life like it's nobody's business. And if the Wheel of Birth and Death grows too heavy and is jolted from its axis, Shiva will manifest in the sky as the Cosmic Dancer and two-step existence right out of existence.But the residents of Eden—which include patchrobed Zen monks, fire-bringing fire marshals, and a slew of Tricksters—aren't going down without a brawl. And Jack Whiskey must follow Farmer John to the ancient Greek Underworld—and a confrontation with Hades, King of the Dead—to prevent the stomping out of the universe.

The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny

Author : Beatrix Potter
ISBN : 9781429096973
Genre : Rabbits
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Peter Rabbit's mischievous cousin Benjamin persuades him to return to the dangers of Mr. McGregor's garden to retrieve his clothes, but the two rabbits have to be rescued from the clutches of the cat.

A Voyage To The Country Of The Houyhnhnms

Author : Jonathan Swift
ISBN : 9781910343319
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Gulliver sets out as captain of a ship, but after the mutiny of his crew and a long confinement in his cabin, he arrives in an unknown land. This land is populated by Houyhnhnms, rational-thinking horses who rule, and by Yahoos, brutish humanlike creatures who serve the Houyhnhnms. Gulliver sets about learning their language, and when he can speak he narrates his voyages to them and explains the constitution of England. He is treated with great courtesy and kindness by the horses and is enlightened by his many conversations with them and by his exposure to their noble culture.

Exemplary Literacy Teachers

Author : Cathy Collins Block
ISBN : 1572308915
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Based on a widely cited study of exemplary teachers, this accessible book illuminates the instructional techniques and behaviors that result in the most significant achievement gains at each grade level. It guides teachers in assessing their strengths and building their skills within six key domains of literacy instruction that are directly linked to student success. The user-friendly features include: * profiles of the characteristics of exemplary teachers at each grade level * self-assessment exercises to help teachers determine their strengths and areas for improvement * sample lesson plans, learning activities, and resources for different kinds of learners * skills-building exercises to be used by teachers individually or in groups * a clear explanation of the national study, its findings, and how it was conducted.

Ulysses Annotated

Author : Don Gifford
ISBN : 0520253973
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Teaches more than how to read a particular novel; it teaches us more profoundly how to read anything. This, I think, is the book's main virtue. It teaches us readers to transform the brute fact of our world."--Hugh Kenner

A Voyage To Laputa Balnibarbi Luggnagg Glubbdubdrib And Japan

Author : Jonathan Swift
ISBN : 9781910343302
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Gulliver sets sail again and, after an attack by pirates, ends up in Laputa, where a floating island inhabited by theoreticians and academics oppresses the land below, called Balnibarbi. The scientific research undertaken in Laputa and in Balnibarbi seems totally inane and impractical, and its residents too appear wholly out of touch with reality. Taking a short side trip to Glubbdubdrib, Gulliver is able to witness the conjuring up of figures from history, such as Julius Caesar and other military leaders, whom he finds much less impressive than in books. After visiting the Luggnaggians and the Struldbrugs, the latter of which are senile immortals who prove that age does not bring wisdom, he is able to sail to Japan and from there back to England.

Adventures Of Don Quixote

Author : Argentina Palacios
ISBN : 9780486110394
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Easy-to-read retelling of the hilarious misadventures of Don Quixote, the idealistic knight, and his squire, Sancho Panza, who set out to right the wrongs of the world. Abridged version with six charming illustrations.

A Tale Of Two Cities And Great Expectations Bantam Classics Editions

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9780345529640
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Two classic Charles Dickens novels now available together in one convenient eBook. A Tale of Two Cities Contains an afterword by Stephen Koch. With his sublime parting words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble of the death carts trundling toward the guillotine, is the heart-stirring tale of a heroic soul in an age gone mad. A masterful pageant of idealism, love, and adventure -- in a Paris bursting with revolutionary frenzy, and a London alive with anxious anticipation -- A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens's most energetic and exciting works. Great Expectations Contains an introduction by John Irving. In the marshy mists of a village churchyard, a tiny orphan boy named Pip is suddenly terrified by a shivering, limping convict on the run. Years later, a supremely arrogant young Pip boards the coach to London where, by the grace of a mysterious benefactor, he will join the ranks of the idle rich and "become a gentleman." Finally, in the luminous mists of the village at evening, Pip the man meets Estella, his dazzingly beautiful tormentor, in a ruined garden--and lays to rest all the heartaches and illusions that his "great expectations" have brought upon him. Dickens's biographer, Edgar H. Johnson, has said that--except for the author's last-minute tampering with his original ending--Great Expectations is "the most perfectly constructed and perfectly written of all Dickens's works." In John Irving's Introduction to this edition, the novelist takes the view that Dickens's revised ending is "far more that mirror of the quality of trust in the novel as a whole." Both versions of the ending are printed here.

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