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While Bram Stoker didn't invent the vampire, his 1897 novel Dracula has been the defining force in the popularity and evolution of vampire mythology today. The story of its infamous antagonist Count Dracula is told in the form of letters and diary entries.

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This version of Oscar Wilde's only published novel has been especially formatted for the latest e-­readers. The text first appeared as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The title of the book is often translated The Portrait of Dorian Gray, however This version remains true to the original. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses his desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than . . .

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Emily Brontë's only novel, this tale portrays Catherine and Heathcliff, their all-­encompassing love for one another, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them both, leading Heathcliff to shun and abuse society. First published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, Wuthering Heights is considered to be a classic of English literature. Emily Brontë's novel opens the mind to the complexity of society and family heritage. Explores masculinity and femininity. Heathcliff's desire for revenge and his perseverance to obtain, what he never had and what he seeks in love and life. It demonstrates the ripple effect of life and how it can destroy generations in succession. The power of emotions and the naivety of man. The magnitude of education on society and societal roles. How life can destroy and produce life, the duality of its nature.

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Neil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded by man. The exhibit and its accompanying BBC radio series broke broadcasting records and MacGregor’s book became a bestselling sensation on both sides of the Atlantic and a huge Christmas hit, with more than 100,­000 copies in print in the United States alone. Examining items from a chopping tool from Africa’s Olduvai Gorge to the credit card, is an engrossing and profoundly original work of history that will captivate readers for many years to come.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, timeless childrens classic by L. Frank Baum now available with incredible illustrations by Christian J. Meesey.

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ABOUT THE BOOK I became a Realtor in 2000, when an opportunity presented itself. I had been a journalist, slaving away at a small and insignificant newspaper in a small and insignificant town when I was offered a position creating marketing materials for a Real Estate company in a not-­too-­distant city. I had no idea that taking that job would thrust me in the middle of the worst financial crisis my generation would know. From that marketing position, I went to work for a Realtor and was licensed shortly thereafter. The rest, as they say, is history. When I first saw The Big Short appear at the bookstores, I was delighted. Finally, someone could explain what the hell had happened during that crazy time period that began about the time I was licensed and ended when the market exploded in middle America. At the same time, I was secretly a little afraid that there would be a list tucked inside with the names of Realtors who had sold subprime mortgages. At the time, I didnt really . . .

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Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.­Youll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces

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ABOUT THE BOOK You don’t have to live under a socialist government for Ayn Rand’s Anthem to strike home. Even in the American system, people have a tendency to lose their sense of individuality after childhood. There’s no way to avoid being grouped by class; everyone falls into a category: white collar, blue collar, or something in between. In Anthem, Ayn Rand illuminates a flaw that exists not just in socialist design, but in human nature: a tendency to devalue the individual. After reading the book, I could not help but consider how often I refer to people in the collective, according to their role in my own life. I define them by their role in society, rather than by their individuality: the car salesman, the plumber, the garbage man. This is the lasting impact of Rand's work: not her courage to speak out against the Russian government, but her warning to all mankind to think. She demands that individualism be respected and stereotypes be ignored. She reminds us to define . . .

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Walt Stanchfield (1919-­2000) began work for Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan. Perhaps Stanchfield's biggest legacy was the knowledge he imparted to a new and upcoming generation of filmmakers. For a decade starting in the late 1980s, almost 800 pages of information passed from Walt's pen to his students. His style of teaching and the comprehensive content of his classes became legendary and were in part responsible for bringing up a new generation of animators and a new golden age in animation. His weekly writings, that form the content of this book, were the inspiration for Disney animators like Brad Bird, Tim Burton, Glen Keane, John Musker, Ron Clements and John Lasseter. His writings on character animation and a life spent drawing have never previously been published.

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