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Discontented with her comfortable but stagnant marriage, a New Orleans woman on vacation with her family meets several remarkable women and two desirable men who set her off on a different and difficult path: to live according to her own needs rather than in accordance with the rigid standards of society. First published in 1899, this book was rediscovered in the 1960s and pronounced a feminist classic for its open treatment of a woman's search for self-­understanding. Includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-­winning author Carol Shields, plus a sampling of early reviews, a biography of Chopin, and essays by modern scholars.

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In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, of prophetic warnings--­"Beware the ides of March"--­and of moving public oratory, "Friends, Romans, countrymen!­" Ironies abound and most of all for Brutus, whose fate it is to learn that his idealistic motives for joining the conspiracy against a would-­be dictator are not enough to sustain the movement once Caesar is dead.

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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

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Scandal, intrigue and cunning crime. Delve into the world of the immortal Sherlock Holmes.­In Sherlock Holmes’s London, reputations are fragile and scandal can be ruinous. In order to protect the names of the good (and not-­so-­good), Dr Watson comes to the decision that his accounts of some of his friend’s most brilliant cases must never see the light of day. And so he conceals the manuscripts in an old despatch box, deep in the vaults of a Charing Cross bank...­Now, outlasting the memories of those they could have harmed, these mysteries finally come to light. An aluminium crutch betrays the criminal who relies upon it for support... An Italian Cardinal lies dead in a muddy yard in Spitalfields... What do a pair of suspiciously successful gamblers have in common with the Transylvanian mind-­reader, Count Rakoczi? And can Holmes and Watson outwit the jewel thief who has the nerve to steal from the King of Scandinavia?­Review'A godsend for fans hungry for more Holmesian mystery' . . .

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Ellies been pushed back in time by her vengeful exlover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they all want a turn. Warning This 45 page novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some mm action, and a fourcavemenagainstonemodernwoman gangbang"not rape. This is not a romance, its erotica.

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Despite the heavy clumsiness of her lines, the Aorai handled easily in the light breeze, and her captain ran her well in before he hove to just outside the suck of the surf. The atoll of Hikueru lay low on the water, a circle of pounded coral sand a hundred yards wide, twenty miles in circumference, and from three to five feet above high-­water mark. On the bottom of the huge and glassy lagoon was much pearl shell, and from the deck of the schooner, across the slender ring of the atoll, the divers could be seen at work. But the lagoon had no entrance for even a trading schooner. With a favoring breeze cutters could win in through the tortuous and shallow channel, but the schooners lay off and on outside and sent in their small boats.

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Winner of the Portico Prize
Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize
Short-­listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story AwardSarah Hall has been hailed as "­one of the most significant and exciting of Britain's young novelists" (The Guardian). Now, in this collection of short fiction published in England to phenomenal praise, she has created a work at once provocative and mesmerizing.

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Whether the story is about a quick encounter of the erotic kind or it's just a fast and furious read, here is a pulsepounding twentyfive story anthology, promising to take you on a headlong express to ecstasy. Join Selena Kitt on a swift, delightful ride, from stories of heartracing sex in elevators or across office desks or in dressing rooms, to the impatience and excitement of the first time experience you're sure to have a blissful ride on the these racing rapids of erotica

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Classic Jack London novel. According to Wikipedia: "Jack London (1876 1916) was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf along with many other popular books. A pioneer in the then-­burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing.­"

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Helmer. And what is in this parcel? Nora [crying out]. No, no! you mustn't see that until this evening. Helmer. Very well. But now tell me, you extravagant little person, what would you like for yourself? Nora. For myself? Oh, I am sure I don't want anything. Helmer. Yes, but you must. Tell me something reasonable that you would particularly like to have. Nora. No, I really can't think of anything--­unless, Torvald-- Helmer. Well? Nora [playing with his coat buttons, and without raising her eyes to his]. If you really want to give me something, you might--­you might-- Helmer. Well, out with it! Nora [speaking quickly]. You might give me money, Torvald. Only just as much as you can afford; and then one of these days I will buy something with it. Helmer. But, Nora-- Nora. Oh, do! dear Torvald; please, please do! Then I will wrap it up in beautiful gilt paper and hang it on the Christmas Tree. Wouldn't that be fun? Helmer. What are little people called that are always wasting money? . . .

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