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This unique Kindle edition of Ulysses from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as an exclusive image library including rare photographs of James Joyce and images of Dublin and its haunts as featured in the book. Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences self-­understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories . . .

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<­p>­No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget.­<­/p>­<­p>
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Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-­assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.­<­/p>­<­p>
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When Sara's privileged status at her boarding school comes to an abrupt end, the former favorite finds herself penniless and at the mercy of a vindictive headmistress. This Victorian-­era tale's use of imagination and generosity to make the best of life and losses remains a source of inspiration and enchantment.

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Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas, Harlan Ellison has, for half a century, steadily gathered to himself and his thirty-­seven books an undeniably fanatical readership. Winner of more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer, he is the only scenarist ever to win the Writers Guild of America award three times for outstanding teleplay. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe and Kafka, Ellison resists categorization with a vehemence that alienates critics and reviewers seeking easy pigeonholes for an extraordinary writer. The San Francisco Chronicle writes, "The categories are too small to describe Harlan Ellison. Lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, moralist, purveyor of pure horror and black comedy; he is all these and more.­" In this, his thirty-­seventh book, setting down as never before the mortal dreads we all share, Harlan . . .

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In, Cara Connelly launches her new Save the Date series, about the magic—and mayhem—of weddings! Julie Marone isn't your ordinary matchmaker. Instead of setting up singles, she matches already-­happy couples with their dream homes. And since she lost the other half of her own happy couple, it's her passion. Cody Brown isn't your ordinary cowboy. Instead of roping runaway steers, he wrangles sick kids and strung-­out junkies as an ER doc. And since his brother lost his wife to a drunk driver, it's his mission. When Cody moves from Austin to Boston, he wants Julie to find him a condo. But not only is Cody single, he's a doctor, and ever since her fiancé died, she's got a major grudge against doctors. Cody angles to be Julie's date for her sister's Christmas Eve wedding but discovers that her "no doctors" rule is unbending. Still, he's not quitting. If Cody has his way, they'll be a couple by Christmas, and the next dream house Julie finds will be their own.

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, comes the next short story in the sizzling THREE series! This story is the prequel to the first in the series. (There are two more stories to come that continue where THREE left off.­) What do you do when you can’t stop lusting after your new husband’s two gorgeous brothers? After a whirlwind romance, newlyweds Drake and Marie return from their honeymoon to begin their life together. Knowing how close Drake is to his two brothers, Marie expected to be nervous about meeting them. What she didn’t expect was the overwhelming lust they stirred in her. Whenever they are around, Marie is left breathless with an all-­consuming longing to be taken by all three men...­at once. Can she successfully suppress her fantasies of the three brothers making wild, luxuriant love to her, or will she have to endanger her happy marriage by admitting her feelings to Drake? Long-­awaited Volume 2 of the erotic THREE series, this is actually the prequel to the . . .

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Series : Book 2 of "Anne, Jamie and Alex"
In Tempted, Anne gave in to her passion for both her husband, James, and his friend, Alex. Now it's time for Alex's side of the story... When Jamie tells Alex he wants him to sleep with his wife, Alex thinks it will only lead to trouble. Sure, Alex thinks Anne is hot and they've talked about sharing a woman before, but that was a long time ago. Before Jamie knew what Alex really wanted. Still, Alex can't resist the pleasure of being with Anne-- and with Jamie....

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The Importance of Being Earnest is the last play Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and remains his most enduringly popular. It makes fun of social graces in the late Victorian era. Two seemingly unrelated parties are thrown into ridiculous entanglement when their fake identities, maintained in order to escape social responsibilities, grow ever more complicated to uphold.

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