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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

    Frederick Douglass' first autobiography, originally published in 1845, offers a harrowing first-hand account of living as a slave and a treatise on abolition. As a child, Douglas realizes that slave owners used illiteracy as a way to control their slaves and so teaches himself to read and learn everything he can. When he discovers the word "abolition" and its meaning, it plants the seed of the ... Read more

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  • Madame Bovary

    In Flaubert's debut novel, Emma, a beautiful young farm girl, marries the older, established Dr. Charles Bovary in an attempt to escape her rural life. Though at first she is hopeful and excited to begin her life with Dr. Bovary, married life in a small town doesn't offer Emma the romance and contentment she had been waiting for. She quickly becomes bored and lonely, finding comfort only in her ... Read more

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  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    After the birth of her child, a nameless woman is sent away to a colonial mansion to deal with “nervous depression” and “hysterical tendency” at the behest of her husband. Commanded to bedrest and with nothing to occupy her mind but her journal, she records her growing obsession with the yellow wallpaper that lines her room and her eventual descent into madness as she tries to unlock the mystery ... Read more

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  • Crime and Punishment

    One of the finest novels to come from Russian literature, Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment is an examination of the psychology a criminal mind. Rodion Raskolnikov, a desperate former student living in the depths of poverty who considers him self as superior to others, commits an act of senseless violence as part of a plot to escape his unfortunate circumstances. He has no regret or remorse for ... Read more

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  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin

    The Collected Works

    THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE SMASH HIT NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES LUPIN!Follow one of the world's most cunning thieves through the collected works of Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar as he is called upon to solve mysteries only a thief would be able to solve.Translated from French to English language,The Extraordinary Adventues of Arsene Lupin box-set contains the following stories ... Read more

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  • Les Misérables

    by Victor Hugo ...
    “Before him he saw two roads, both equally straight; but he did see two; and that terrified him--he who had never in his life known anything but one straight line. And, bitter anguish, these two roads were contradictory.”Ex-convict Jean Valjean is finally freed after nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. Having changed his name and become a respected business owner, his identity ... Read more

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  • The Art of War

    by Sun-Tzu ...
    “Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate.”It’s better to avoid conflict, but if you must go to war then fight to win. From the terrain of the battlefield, to rank and discipline ... Read more

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  • Middlemarch

    by George Eliot ...
    “The great safeguard of society and of domestic life was, that opinions were not acted on. Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.”The fictional town of Middlemarch is home to some colourful characters – intelligent and wealthy Dorothea, trapped in a loveless marriage to an elderly clergyman; idealistic doctor Lydgate and his ... Read more

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  • Jane Eyre

    "I tired of the routine of eight years in one afternoon. I desired liberty; for liberty I gasped; for liberty I uttered a prayer; it seemed scattered on the wind then faintly blowing."Orphaned as a child, Jane is sent to live with her wealthy aunt at Gateshead. After a traumatic event in the room where her uncle died (did his ghost really appear?), she is sent away to boarding school. Eight years ... Read more

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  • A Tale of Two Cities

    series The Works of Charles Dickens presented by Kobo Editions
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.One of only two historical novels written by Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities is an epic story of duality, revolution and resurrection in London and Paris through the economic and political unrest leading up to and during the French Revolution. Demoralised and oppressed by the aristocracy, the French peasantry are driven to revolt; as the grip of ... Read more

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  • The Black Moth

    “That is not the love I once told you would save you from yourself. When it comes, you will count yourself as naught; you will realise your own insignificance, and above all, be ready to make any sacrifice for her sake. Yes, even to the point of losing her!”Taking the fall for his brother’s cheating scandal, Lord Jack Carstares is back after six years on the Continent. Instead of taking his ... Read more

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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    by James Joyce ...
    How does a writer come to be? For Stephen Daedalus, a strict religious upbringing and early life at a Catholic boarding school almost set him on a path to priesthood. When his father’s spendthrift ways force the family to move to Dublin, Stephen’s whole world is suddenly changed, with new experiences around every corner. To truly become a great writer, he must leave behind everything he knows and ... Read more

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  • The War of the Worlds

    by H. G. Wells ...
    series The Works of H. G. Wells presented by Kobo Editions
    "Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us."H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a twist on Victorian invasion literature, telling the first-ever story of a Martian invasion of Earth.A mysterious alien ... Read more

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  • Frankenstein

    “I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs.”Grieving the ... Read more

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  • Meditations

    "Do not act as if thou wert going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over thee. While thou livest, while it is in thy power, be good."Originally a set of personal writings intended to explore Aurelius' own thoughts and ideas relating to Stoic philosophy, this second-century text has become a fundamental work introducing modern readers to Stoicism. As a core to his philosophy for living a good ... Read more

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  • Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

    THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE SMASH HIT NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES LUPIN!Brilliant, charming, and a master of disguise, Arsène Lupin is quite possibly the greatest thief in the world. Whether it’s a priceless painting or jewels worn by royalty, he steals only the rarest items from the rich and powerful members of society. With the determined Inspector Ganimard on his tail, the gentleman-burglar even ... Read more

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  • The Willows

    “The situation called for a courage and calmness of reasoning that neither of us could compass, and I have never before seen so clearly conscious of two persons in me-the one that explained everything, and the other that laughed at such foolish explanations, yet was horribly afraid.”A fierce wind blows along the Danube river; the storm is approaching. Two friends, travelling by canoe, come across ... Read more

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  • The Murder on the Links

    series The Works of Agatha Christie presented by Kobo Editions
    Super-sleuth Hercule Poirot is summoned to Merlinville-sur-Mer, France, by the cryptic call of a Mr. Renauld, fearing for his life and desperate for help. By the time Poirot arrives, however, it's too late: Renauld has been murdered, stabbed in the back with a letter opener, his body left in a freshly-dug grave near a local golf course. For Poirot, the case has only begun: a corpse buried wearing ... Read more

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  • The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

    by Daniel Defoe ...
    Shipwrecked in a storm with only his knife, a pipe, and a box of tobacco, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on the shores of a tropical island in the Caribbean Sea. Over the course of his 28 years alone on the island, the intrepid Englishman creates a one-man colony by raising goats, growing crops and even adopting a parrot. When Crusoe rescues a young Spaniard from the clutches of a cannibal tribe, he ... Read more

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  • The Mysterious Island

    by Jules Verne ...
    “It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning...and let anything better come as a surprise.”After hijacking a hydrogen-filled balloon, five prisoners of the American Civil War find themselves marooned on a volcanic island in the South Pacific. A railroad engineer, a freed slave, two sailors, a journalist, and a dog are an unlikely group to start a new colony, but the group bands together ... Read more

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  • Ulysses

    by James Joyce ...
    “Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.”On 16 June 1904, Leopold Bloom brought his wife breakfast in bed. A day much like any other, he picks up his mail, goes to work, and meets with friends at a nearby pub. On the same day, the young writer Stephen ... Read more

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  • Dracula

    by Bram Stroker ...
    Young, unsuspecting clerk Jonathan Harker finds himself sent to visit a mysterious client in Transylvania – Count Dracula. Harker’s perilous journey to Castle Dracula is only the beginning of his misfortunes, as although intrigued by the mysterious Count, he comes to realize that his host is a vampire and his stay there is not as a guest, but as a prisoner. Harker escapes, but the monster follows ... Read more

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  • Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy ...
    series The Works of Leo Tolstoy presented by Kobo Editions
    Anna Karenina is a rich and masterful story of love in its many facets and complexities: honest, corrupted, nourishing, destructive. Set against the backdrop of luxury and the Russian upper class, it is the story of a passionate love affair doomed from the beginning between beautiful Anna, married and a mother well placed in Russian high society, and cavalry officer Count Vronsky. Called "one of ... Read more

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  • Of Human Bondage

    “You demand unselfishness from others, which is a preposterous claim that they should sacrifice their desires to yours. Why should they? When you are reconciled to the fact that each is for himself in the world you will ask less from your fellows.”With his widowed mother recently dead, nine-year-old Philip is sent to live at his uncle’s vicarage. A shy child with a club foot, he develops a love of ... Read more

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