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The Bright Nails Scattered On The Ground

Author : Allen R. Grossman
ISBN : 0811209768
Genre : Poetry
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A series of poems traces the course of a love affair from both the man's and the woman's point of view.

The Ether Dome And Other Poems

Author : Allen R. Grossman
ISBN : 0811211843
Genre : Poetry
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The Harshacarita Of Banabhatta

Author : P. V. Kane
ISBN : 812080032X
Genre : Biography
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The Harshacarita of Banabhatta is a historical prose romance in Sanskrit, describing the events of king Harsa's (7th century A.D.) accession to the throne, his conquests and his relations with the contemporary monarchs. The work is valuable both from the literary and historical point of view. The present book comprises the complete Sanskrit text and elaborate notes in English. The notes explain the text literally and exegetically and thus, in fact, are better substitutes for translation. The introduction, prefixed to the text, deals, among other topics, with the personal history of Bana, his date and his works, the biography of Harsa, the political conditions and the religious beliefs prevailing in that age. The appendices contain the abstract of the Harshacarita and the index.

The Pushcart Prize Xii

Author : Bill Henderson
ISBN : 0916366456
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of short stories, essays, and poems, culled from small presses and literary journals

The Adventures Of Oliver Twist

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : HARVARD:HN1CFX
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At the heart of Charles Dickens's second novel, first published in 1838, is a story as much about crime and poverty as it is about justice and charity. Orphaned at birth, Oliver Twist grows up under the loveless, relentless watch of a workhouse. He runs away with hopes for a better life in London, only to become--at the hands of the unforgettable Artful Dodger--a guileless pawn in a gang of pickpockets and robbers working for Fagin, one of Dickens's most controversial villains. Full of ingenious plot twists, at turns thrilling, tragic, tender, and sharp-eyed, The Adventures of Oliver Twist is among Dickens's most enduring classics. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Oliver Twist

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9781291183856
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Oliver Twist

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 0140430172
Genre : Fiction
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A poor orphan's adventures in the criminal underworld of mid-nineteenth-century London are the central theme of Dickens' second major novel

Oliver Twist Volume 1 Of 3 Illustrations

Author : Charles Dickens
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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. TREATS OF THE PLACE WHERE OLIVER TWIST WAS BORN, AND OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS BIRTH. Among other public buildings in a certain town which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, it boasts of one which is common to most towns, great or small, to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born, on a day and date which I need not take upon myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events, the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter. For a long time after he was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to bear any name at all; in which case it is somewhat more than probable that these memoirs would never have appeared, or, if they had, being comprised within a couple of pages, that they would have possessed the inestimable merit of being the most concise and faithful specimen of biography extant in the literature of any age or country. Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse is in itself the most fortunate and enviable circumstance that can possibly befal a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred. The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence,—and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next, the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter. Now, if during this brief period, Oliver had been surrounded by careful grandmothers, anxious aunts, experienced nurses, and doctors of profound wisdom, he would most inevitably and indubitably have been killed in no time. There being nobody by, however, but a pauper old woman, who was rendered rather misty by an unwonted allowance of beer, and a parish surgeon who did such matters by contract, Oliver and nature fought out the point between them. The result was, that, after a few struggles, Oliver breathed, sneezed, and proceeded to advertise to the inmates of the workhouse the fact of a new burden having been imposed upon the parish, by setting up as loud a cry as could reasonably have been expected from a male infant who had not been possessed of that very useful appendage, a voice, for a much longer space of time than three minutes and a quarter. As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young female was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, “Let me see the child, and die.” The surgeon had been sitting with his face turned towards the fire, giving the palms of his hands a warm and a rub alternately; but as the young woman spoke, he rose, and advancing to the bed’s head, said, with more kindness than might have been expected of him— “Oh, you must not talk about dying yet.” “Lor bless her dear heart, no!” interposed the nurse, hastily depositing in her pocket a green glass bottle, the contents of which she had been tasting in a corner with evident satisfaction. “Lor bless her dear heart, when she has lived as long as I have, sir, and had thirteen children of her own, and all on ’em dead except two, and them in the wurkus with me, she’ll know better than to take on in that way, bless her dear heart! Think what it is to be a mother, there’s a dear young lamb, do.” To be continue in this ebook

Curve Away From Stillness

Author : John Allman
ISBN : 0811210812
Genre : Poetry
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Poems convey the art and science of the world of physics, chemistry, biology, planets and principles

At Heaven S Gate

Author : Robert Penn Warren
ISBN : 0811209334
Genre : Fiction
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A proud and determined Southern girl struggles to escape her tyrannical father

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