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Notes from Undeground and Selected Stories
Notes from Undeground and Selected Stories
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A collection of powerful stories by one of the masters of Russian literature, illustrating Fyodor Dostoyevsky's thoughts on political philosophy, religion and above all, humanity.From the primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying a human life, to the anxious antihero of Notes From Underground—a man who both craves and despises affection—this volume and its often-tormented characters showcase Dostoyevsky’s evolving outlook on man’s fate. The compelling works presented here were written at distinct periods in the author’s life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer. Thomas Mann described Dostoyevsky as “an author whose Christian sympathy is ordinarily devoted to human misery, sin, vice, the depths of lust and crime, rather than to nobility of body and soul”—and Notes From Undergroundas “an awe-and-terror-inspiring example of this sympathy.” Translated and with an Afterword by Andrew R. MacAndrewWith an Introduction by Ben Marcus

The  Signet  Classic Book of TMark Twains Short Stories
The Signet Classic Book of TMark Twains Short Stories
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This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly imaginative fable “Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.” .

Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
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One of the world's greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences-an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia's troubled transition to the modern age. In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief to the test and commits murder, there results unbearable suffering. Crime and punishment, the novel reminds us, "grow from the same seed." "No other novelist," wrote Irving Howe of Dostoyevsky, "has dramatized so powerfully the values and dangers, the uses and corruptions of systematized thought." But Sigmund Freud and others saw the Russian's work in a different light. Said Freud, "He might have been a liberator of mankind. Instead he chose to be its jailer." "He is the only psychologist I have anything to learn from."-Friedrich Nietzsche

The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
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When "The Fountainhead" was first published, Ayn Rands daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosphy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special Afterword by Rands literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rands own notes on the making of "The Fountainhead." As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero - and about those who try to destroy him.

Major Plays
Major Plays
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"What makes his work great is that it can be felt and understood...by anybody," said Leo Tolstoy of Chekhov's plays, which express life through subtle construction, everyday dialogue, and an electrically charged atmosphere. .

Pygmalion. A Romance in Five Acts and My Fair Lady. Based on Shows Pygmalion
Pygmalion. A Romance in Five Acts and My Fair Lady. Based on Shows Pygmalion
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I'he ancient Greeks told the legend of the sculptor Pygmalion, who created a statue of a woman of such surpassing beauty that he fell in love with his own creation. Then Aphrodite, taking piry on this man, whose love could not reach beyond the barrier of stone, brought the statue to life and gave her to Pygmalion as his bride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1984
1984
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Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. .

One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest
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McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage
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From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever. .

The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories
The Signet Classic Book of American Short Stories
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Spanning over 100 years of literary history, here are 33 of the finest short stories by Washington Irving * Nathaniel Hawthorne * Edgar Allan Poe * Herman Melville * Harriet Beecher Stowe * Bret Harte * Bayard Taylor * Rose Terry Cooke * Ambrose Bierce * Hamlin Garland * Mary E. Wilkens Freeman * Henry James * Charlotte Perkins Gilman * Sarah Orne Jewett * Grace Elizabeth King * Harold Frederic * Kate Chopin * Stephen Crane * Edith Wharton * Mark Twain * Jack London * F. Hopkinson Smith * Zona Gale * O. Henry * Sherwood Anderson * Ernest Hemingway * etc.