The Prince and the Pauper (Barnes and Noble Classics) by Mark Twain, Robert Tine

By Mark Twain, Robert Tine

The Prince and the Pauper, by way of Mark Twain, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variations at reasonable costs to the coed and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the outstanding beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variants are superbly designed and are published to enhanced requirements; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to improve each one reader's knowing of those enduring works. When Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper used to be released in 1881, the Atlanta structure sang its praises in no doubtful phrases: “The ebook comes upon the examining public within the form of a revelation.” A undying story of switched identities, Twain’s tale revolves round the miserably bad Tom Canty “of Offal Court,” who's fortunate adequate to alternate his rags for the gilded gowns of England’s prince, Edward Tudor. As every one boy is wrong for the opposite, Tom enters a realm of privilege and enjoyment past his such a lot delirious desires, whereas Edward plunges right into a merciless, harmful global of beggars and thieves, cutthroats and killers. Befriended through the heroic Miles Hendon, Edward struggles to outlive at the squalid streets of London, within the approach studying in regards to the underside of lifestyles in “Merry England.”With its blending of excessive event, raucous comedy, and scathing social feedback, offered in a hilarious faux-sixteenth-century vernacular that purely Mark Twain may well model, The Prince and the Pauper continues to be one in all this incomparable humorist’s preferred and oft-dramatized tales.Robert Tine is the writer of six novels, together with country of Grace and Black marketplace. He has written for quite a few periodicals and magazines, from the hot York occasions to Newsweek.

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The Funny Thing by Wanda Gag

By Wanda Gag

The humorous factor is G?g's follow-up to her well-loved first publication, hundreds of thousands of Cats. It tells the tale of a curious dragon-like "aminal" that eats kid's dolls. A kindly previous guy named Bobo can't stand by way of and make allowance the humorous factor to scouse borrow dolls from young children. He entices it to consume "jum-jills," a concoction he makes up from seven nut muffins, 5 seed puddings, cabbage salads, and fifteen little cheeses, all rolled into little balls. a contented finishing is guaranteed while the humorous factor discovers he loves jum-jills and is confident that they're going to make his tail develop longer and his blue issues develop extra attractive. He returns on a daily basis for the treats and not eats one other doll. most sensible identified for her Newbery Honor winner, thousands of Cats, Wanda G?g (1893-1946) used to be a pioneer in kid's e-book writing and representation. Her ground-breaking means of integrating illustrations with the textual content is obvious in all of her vintage books. Born in New Ulm, Minnesota, she rose from poverty to foreign acclaim as a kid's publication writer, artist, and illustrator. In popularity of her artistry, she used to be posthumously provided the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for hundreds of thousands of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for her physique of labor.

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Les Misérables - Tome III : Marius by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

Les Misérables est un roman de Victor Hugo paru en 1862. Ce roman, un des plus populaires de l. a. littérature française, a donné lieu à de nombreuses diversifications au cinéma. Victor Hugo y décrit l. a. vie de misérables dans Paris et los angeles France provinciale du xixe siècle et s'attache plus particulièrement aux pas du bagnard Jean Valjean qui n'est pas sans rappeler le condamné à mort du Dernier Jour d'un condamné ou Claude Gueux. C'est un roman historique, social et philosophique dans lequel on retrouve les idéaux du romantisme et ceux de Victor Hugo concernant los angeles nature humaine. L'auteur lui-même accorde une grande value à ce roman et écrit en mars 1862, à son éditeur Lacroix : « Ma conviction est que ce livre sera un des principaux sommets, sinon le central, de mon œuvre 1». C'est un plaisir de publier cette nouvelle, de haute qualité et à prix abordable édition de ce roman intemporel.

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