74459 books for genre «Reference & Language»

Page 6 from 100


Author:

To this day, the classic Gulliver's Travels places Jonathan Swift as the master of both parody and satire. Fifteen years in the making, his book was published anonymously due to fear of prosecution. And rightfully so, as it basically made fun of everyone: the State, the Church, Big Science and the Aristocracy. It was an immediate smash hit. If Swift were alive today he'd probably be writing for Southpark. This tale in four parts depicts shipwrecked castaway Lemuel Gulliver, who encounters the diminutive Lilliputians, the giants of Brobdingnag, the impractical scientists of Laputa, the philosophical horselike Houyhnhnms, and the base humaneseque Yahoos. Besides generating a few unwieldy SAT words (Lilliputian, Brogdingnagian), Gulliver's Travels delves fantastically into the nature of man: exploring good vs. evil, optimism vs. misanthropy, and whether human corruption is innate or learned over time.

Book rate:
965 downloads
  read online  


Author:

Which sort of seducer could you be: Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead, and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-­Seducer. In part II, immerse yourself in the twenty-­four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to ‘Choose the Right Victim,­’ ‘Appear to Be an Object of Desire,­’ and ‘Confuse Desire and Reality.­’ As in his other bestsellers,, and most recently in, in, an international bestseller, Robert Greene deftly mines history and literature to create . . .

Book rate:
257 downloads


Author:

Sous la plume de Walter Scott, nous parcourons l'Angleterre des années 1575, sous le règne d'Élisabeth et nous côtoyons nombres de ses courtisans, par le biais de l'histoire romanesque d'une jeune fille qui quitte la maison paternelle pour faire u...

Book rate:
1757 downloads
  read online  


Author:

The Man in Lower Ten is the first book ever written by Mary Roberts Rinehart, arguably the greatest American mystery writer of her generation. Vividly imagined, it combines adventure, suspense, horror, and mystery at breakneck speed.

Book rate:
142 downloads
  read online  


Author:

"Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.­" From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies the term ""Kafkaesque.­" Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapment — based on an undisclosed charge — in a maze of nonsensical rules and bureaucratic roadblocks. Written in 1914 and published posthumously in 1925, Kafka's engrossing parable about the human condition plunges an isolated individual into an impersonal, illogical system. Josef K.­'s ordeals raise provocative, ever-­relevant issues related to the role of government and the nature of justice. This inexpensive edition of one of the 20th century's most important novels features an acclaimed translation by David Wyllie.

Book rate:
648 downloads
  read online  


Author:

This pamphlet was first published before the American Revolution. Inciting the people against the British rule, it gained immense popularity amongst the inhabitants of the colony. It contributed greatly to the revolution as it evoked the masses to rise against injustice. An outline for the constitution was also proposed in the pamphlet.

Book rate:
1326 downloads
  read online  
Book rate:
976 downloads
  read online  


Author:

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-­state and the just man. The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War,­"there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned". It is Plato’s best-­known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory.

Book rate:
653 downloads
  read online  


Author:

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 . . .

Book rate:
253 downloads

Books for genre Reference & Language