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The Romantic Manifesto

Ayn Rand

The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the mostimportant achievements of our time.

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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

J. K. Rowling



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The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle: The Viking Runes with Stones: 10th Anniversary Edition

Ralph H. Blum

A revised, tenth anniversary edition of the self-help, oracular classic based on two thousand years of tradition comes complete with twenty-five ceramic Rune ...

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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Michael S. Schneider



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The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Portrait of Your Head

Raymond Tallis



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the lottery

shirley jackson



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Julius Caesar (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics)

William Shakespeare

This series features classic Shakespeare retold with graphic color illustrations.

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Kor and the Wolf Dogs

Robert James Green



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Hadji Murat (Vintage Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

"Hadji Murad first published in Russian as Khadzhi-Murat in 1912."

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Concise Atlas of World History



Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

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Kalahari Hyenas : Comparative Behavioral Ecology of Two Species

M. G. L. Mills



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A Home at the End of the World: A Novel

Michael Cunningham

Reissue. 250,000 first printing. (A Warner Bros. film, written by Michael Cunningham, directed by Michael Mayer, releasing July 2004, starring Colin Farrell, ...

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The Great Gatsby (Urban Romantics)

F.Scott Fitzgerald

Amidst prosperity of the 1920s in New York we see a portrait of the Jazz Age, with its decadence and excess. This novel is considered Fitzgerald 's best work and captures the spirit of the author's generation.

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Something Borrowed

Emily Giffin

This is a book which takes a clear-eyed look at the rivalry that exists in even the best of friendships.

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The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic

Alberto Manguel



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The Prince: Second Edition

Niccolo Machiavelli

Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power.

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Lancelot: A Novel

Walker Percy

Confined in the Institute for Aberrant Behavior, Lancelot Andrewes Lamar, scion of a distinguished Southern family and disenchanted liberal lawyer, tells a ...

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The Prospector (Verba Mundi)

J. M. G. Le Clezio

Alexis L'Estang becomes obsessed with finding the treasure of the legendary Unknown Corsair on the island of Mauritius

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2001 a Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick

Sent to unravel the mystery of an enigmatic monolith left on the moon by an unknownalien intelligence, two astronauts aboard the spacecraft Discovery find ...

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Our Lady of the Flowers

Jean Genet

'Our Lady of the Flowers', which is often considered to be Genet's masterpiece, was written entirely in the solitude of a prison cell. the exceptional value of ...

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Straight Man: A Novel

Richard Russo

The author of Nobody's Fool chronicles a singularly eventful week in the life of William Henry Devereaux, Jr., a once-promising novelist and now the middle-aged ...

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The History of Reading

Alberto Manguel



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Main Street (Volume 1 of 2) (EasyRead Comfort Edition)

Sinclair Lewis

She saw no Indians now; she saw flour- mills and the blinking windows of skyscrapers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Nor was she thinking of squaws and portages, and the Yankee fur-traders whose shadows were all about her.

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Les Miserables (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Victor Hugo

In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean--a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ...

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Notes from Underground and the Double

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

In this work we follow the unnamed narrator of the story, who disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives withdraws from ...

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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (American Empire Project)

Noam Chomsky

An analysis of America's pursuit of domination predicts negative consequences if the Bush administration is enabled to pursue a goal of global supremacy, citing ...

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Mort

Terry Pratchett

For use in schools and libraries only. Reissue

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Intelligence: The Psychometric View

Paul Kline

It is one of the few modern texts that deals with the factorial view yet includes modern work in the cognitive field.

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A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics)

Ernest Hemingway

An American's love for an English nurse during the First World War ends in tragedy

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This Side of Paradise

Francis Scott Fitzgerald

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE is F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, published in 1920.

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Death in Venice

Thomas Mann

The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann -- here in a new ... had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells ...

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The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition--with a new Introduction by the Author

Richard Dawkins

The Selfish Gene caused a wave of excitement among biologists and the general publicwhen it was first published in 1976.

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The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics)

John Steinbeck

Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahomato California during the Depression.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Everyman's Library (Cloth))

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gregory Rabassa

This landmark novel by Colombia's great Nobelist chronicles the irreconcilable conflict in the Buendia family between the desire for solitude and the need for ...

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Der Schwarm

Frank Schatzing



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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared M. Diamond

Dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns

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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Joe Simpson

The author relates his nearly fatal adventures mountaineering in the Andes, adventures that included a fall into a crevice, broken limbs, and return to safety.

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The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore

Douglas Monroe

"A complete introductory course in Celtic Druidism, packaged within the framework of 21 authentic and expanded story-lessons."--cover.

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Fall of Moondust, A

Arthur C. Clarke

A group of moon visitors is buried alive in the ultra-fine dust that covers the surfaceof the moon and must find a way out

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'Salem's Lot

Stephen King

I doubt like hell that it's a signed confession to anything, anyway." Ben smiled back. "Mark Twain said a novel was a confession to everything by a man who ...

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The God Delusion

Richard Dawkins

Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, ...

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Dubliners

James Joyce

DUBLINERS is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914.

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Dubliners

Joyce



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Nightfall

Joan Aiken



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Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Read-Aloud Treasury

Johnny Gruelle



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Death Note, Vol. 1

Tsugumi Ohba



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lord foul's bain

stephen r. donaldson



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At Swim Two Boys

Jamie O'Neill

O'Neill tells the story of the love of two boys: Jim, a naive and reticent scholar and the younger son of the foolish aspiring shopkeeper Mr. Mack, and Doyler, ...

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The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus

Earl Doherty

While based on the author's work for 'The Jesus Puzzle' website, the book is almost entirely an original writing, not a compilation of website articles.

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Under the Volcano: A Novel (P.S.)

Malcolm Lowry

"Set in Mexico on the eve of WWII, the story tells of a man in extremis, analcoholic consul bursting with regret, longing, resentment and remorse, whose ...

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