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The Age of Innocence is an intimate portrayal of East Coast American society in the 19th century--­and the human lives that came into conflict with it. Newland Archer is heir to one of New York City's first families, and his bride-­to-­be is everything he ever hoped. Then his fiancee's older cousin leaves her European husband and appears in New York, where she refuses to conform to society and her family's wishes. Archer is at first angered and then intrigued by her. Their passionate relationship challenges everything he believes and ultimately suffers at the hands of society and family obligation. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize; Wharton was the first woman to win it.

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In this classic, a fiendish plot forces the rightful king of Ruritania to miss his coronation. Rudolf Rassendyll, a dashing English lookalike, is persuaded to impersonate the monarch — only to find himself drawn into a struggle to save the country and obtain the release of a false accused prisoner. A gripping novel brimming with adventure and romance.

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MOTHER, today there comes back to mind the vermilion mark1 at the parting of your hair, the sari2 which you used to wear, with its wide red border, and those wonderful eyes of yours, full of depth and peace. They came at the start of my life's journey, like the first streak of dawn, giving me golden provision to carry me on my way. The sky which gives light is blue, and my mother's face was dark, but she had the radiance of holiness, and her beauty would put to shame all the vanity of the beautiful. Everyone says that I resemble my mother. In my childhood I used to resent this. It made me angry with my mirror. I thought that it was God's unfairness which was wrapped round my limbs?­that my dark features were not my due, but had come to me by some misunderstanding. All that remained for me to ask of my God in reparation was, that I might grow up to be a model of what woman should be, as one reads it in some epic poem. When the proposal came for my marriage, an astrologer was sent, . . .

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The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic adventure story about a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail and sets out to gain his revenge. Set between the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 and 1838 during the reign of Louis-­Philippe, the historical setting of the novel is fundamental, as in Dumas' famous The Three Musketeers According to George Saintsbury "Monte Cristo is said to have been at its first appearance, and for some time subsequently, the most popular book in Europe. Perhaps no novel within a given number of years had so many readers and penetrated into so many different countries.­"

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Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,­000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travels before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with H. G. Wells.

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A brilliant virtuoso of violence, Richard Marcinko rose through Navy ranks to create and command one of this country's most elite and classified counterterrorist units,. Now this thirty-­year veteran recounts the secret missions and Special Warfare madness of his worldwide military career -- and the riveting truth about the top-­secret Navy SEALs. Marcinko was almost inhumanly tough, and proved it on hair-­raising missions across Vietnam and a war-­torn world: blowing up supply junks, charging through minefields, jumping at 19,­000 feet with a chute that wouldn't open, fighting hand-­to-­hand in a hellhole jungle. For the Pentagon, he organized the Navy's first counterterrorist unit: the legendary, which went on classified missions from Central America to the Middle East, the North Sea, Africa and beyond. Then Marcinko was tapped to create, a dirty-­dozen team of the military's most accomplished and decorated counterterrorists. Their unbelievable job was to test the defenses of the . . .

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A tragic play by William Shakespeare.

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A chronicle of Anne?­s early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together.

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A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings--­as madness, murder, and the anguish of insight and forgiveness that arrive too late combine to make this an all-­embracing tragedy of evil and suffering.

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• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-­to-­date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

From the Paperback edition.

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