The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
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In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

The Iliad Homer For Fun

Author: Valentina Orlando
Editor:
ISBN: 9788898897049
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The Day Of The Owl

Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170618
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

The Garden Of The Finzi Continis

Author: Giorgio Bassani
Editor: Everymans Library
ISBN: 1400044227
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The young, middle-class Jewish narrator recounts his relationship with the Finzi-Continis, an insular, upper-class Jewish family, in Ferrara on the eve of World War II and the family's blindness to impending destruction. 10,000 first printing.

Mother Goose Stories

Author: L. Frank Baum
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849643557
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This was the first of Baum's books for children; it is a collection of very short stories, each based upon one of the familiar rhymes of Mother Goose. In the introduction, Baum explains that many of the rhymes "are but bare suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. . .1 have thought the children might like to have the stories told at greater length.. . [and] for that reason I have written this book." Although he tells us that he has "followed mainly the suggestions of the rhymes", actually the tales are original inventions of the author rather than (as one might suppose from the title) merely expansions of the old nursery rhymes. Dorothy, a little farm girl, appears in the last story, and it is likely that she is the original idea for the Dorothy who later becomes the heroine of Oz.

Seacrow Island

Author: Astrid Lindgren
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590178688
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Life in their rented summer cottage on Seacrow Island is sometimes happy, sometimes exciting and sometimes tragic, but it is never uneventful for a Swedish author, his three sons and 19-year-old daughter. Simultaneous eBook.

Just Like That

Author: Osho
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184751702
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For Osho, all change is individual. There is no ‘society’ to change—change can only happen to each one of us, one at a time. So, no matter what the subject matter of the book, the thread that runs through all Osho’s words is like a love song that we can suddenly, mysteriously, hear at just the right moment. And strangely, no matter what the words seem to be referring to, they are really only referring to us. This is no ordinary love song, more an invitation to open our hearts to hear something beyond the words, beyond the heart . . . a silence beyond all understanding—where we all belong. Just Like That brings together Osho’s talks on Sufi stories and Sufism. Osho, with his characteristic wit, incisiveness and irreverence, peels the layers of our consciousness and introduces us to ourselves.

Nemesis

Author: Misha Glenny
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351046
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The astonishing story of an ordinary man forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down How did Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, a hardworking young father, become the king of Rocinha, the largest slum in Rio; the head of a drug cartel; and perhaps Brazil’s most wanted criminal, known to all as “Nem”? Nemesis is the riveting account of his ruthless ascent in Rio’s terrifying underworld, his sway over its anarchic outlaw culture, and his accidental fall. Nem tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, but he quickly found himself embroiled in a world of gold hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police officers and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with math degrees. Spanning rainforests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, Nemesis chronicles Brazil’s journey into the global spotlight—and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio as it struggles to break free from a tangled web of corruption, violence, drugs and poverty. Nem is held at the center of it all, locked in a fight for his country’s future. From the Hardcover edition.

The Sword In The Stone Essential Modern Classics

Author: T. H. White
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007370741
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The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart – ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn – who goes on to become King Arthur.