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Babbitt is the middle-­class, average-­American protagonist of this novel. Though he conforms to society and attempts to scale the social ladder, Babbit gradually becomes dissatisfied with the American Dream. He branches out to test other, more rebellious ways of life. He returns to where he began, disillusioned with the equally rigid standards he has found among the non-­conformists, though still holding an openness to individuality in his heart.

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Nightmare Abbey is a Gothic topical satire in which the author pokes light-­hearted fun at the romantic movement in contemporary English literature, in particular its obsession with morbid subjects, misanthropy and transcendental philosophical systems. Most of the characters in the novel are based on historical figures whom Peacock wishes to pillory.

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The series includes: 1 The Wizard of Oz, 2 The Land of Oz, 3 Ozma of Oz, 4 Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, 5 The Road to Oz, 6 The Emerald City of Oz, 7 The Patchwork Girl of Oz, 8 Tik-­Tok of Oz, 9 The Scarecrow of Oz, 10 Rinkitink in Oz, 11 The Lost Princess of Oz, 12 The Tin Woodman of Oz, 13 The Magic of Oz, and 14 Glinda of Oz. According to Wikipedia: "Lyman Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) was an American author, poet, playwright, actor and independent filmmaker, best known today as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known now as simply The Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works (55 novels in total, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

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Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and many years later, not knowing his own identity, or the identity of his father, meets him at a crossroad where they argue and the king is killed. The rest of the tale pivots around the unraveling of this tangled family history and the appalling discovery of, not only patricide, but Oedipus' subsequent incest in unwittingly marrying his own mother.

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This is a pre-­1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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This 1918 novel won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, which included (1915) and (1923, retitled in 1927). Orson Welles directed an acclaimed film version of the book in 1942

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The present tale is founded more largely on testimony - oral and written - than any other in this series. The external incidents which direct its course are mostly an unexaggerated reproduction of the recollections of old persons well known to the author in childhood, but now long dead, who were eye-­witnesses of those scenes. If wholly transcribed their recollections would have filled a volume thrice the length of 'The Trumpet-­Major.­' Down to the middle of this century, and later, there were not wanting, in the neighbourhood of the places more or less clearly indicated herein, casual relics of the circumstances amid which the action moves - our preparations for defence against the threatened invasion of England by Buonaparte. An outhouse door riddled with bullet-­holes, which had been extempo-­rized by a solitary man as a target for firelock practice when the landing was hourly expected, a heap of bricks and clods on a beacon-­hill, which had formed the chimney and walls of the hut . . .

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John, also known as Hans; n? Johannes[1] (2 February 1455 ? 20 February 1513) was King of Denmark (1481?­1513), Norway (1483?­1513) and as John II (Swedish: Johan II) of Sweden (1497?­1501) in the Kalmar Union, and also Duke of Schleswig and Holstein. The three most important political goals of King John seem to have been the restoration of the Kalmar Union, reduction of the dominance of the Hanseatic League and the building of a strong Danish royal power.

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