The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The moment quantity in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic experience THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to convey all of them and within the darkness bind them

Frodo and his partners of the hoop were beset by way of threat in the course of their quest to avoid the Ruling Ring from falling into the palms of the darkish Lord via destroying it within the Cracks of Doom. they've got misplaced the wizard, Gandalf, in a conflict within the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by means of the ability of the hoop, attempted to grab it through strength. whereas Frodo and Sam made their break out, the remainder of the corporate was once attacked via Orcs. Now they proceed the adventure by myself down the nice River Anduin—alone, that's, store for the mysterious creeping determine that follows at any place they move.

“Among the best works of resourceful fiction of the 20th century. The booklet offers us with the richest large quantity of recent lands and creatures, from the wonderful thing about Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph

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The Sands of Mars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)

By Arthur C. Clarke

In Clarke's first released full-length technological know-how fiction novel, popular technological know-how fiction author Martin Gibson joins the spaceship Ares, the world's first interplanetary send for passenger go back and forth, on its maiden voyage to Mars. His project: to report to the house planet concerning the new Mars colony and the development it's been making.

First released in 1951, earlier than the fulfillment of area flight, Clarke addresses challenging actual and medical matters with aplomb-and the easiest clinical knowing of the days. integrated are the demanding situations of differing air pressures, loss of oxygen, nutrition provisions, serious climate styles, building on Mars, and techniques of neighborhood travel-both at the floor and to the planet's moons.

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

By Robin Sharma

The Monk Who offered His Ferrari: A delusion approximately enjoyable Your goals and achieving Your Destiny by way of motivational speaker and writer Robin Sharma is an inspiring story that offers a step by step method of residing with better braveness, stability, abundance and pleasure. The Monk Who offered His Ferrari tells the extreme tale of Julian Mantle, a attorney pressured to confront the non secular concern of his out-of-balance lifestyles, and the next knowledge that he earnings on a life-changing odyssey that allows him to create a lifetime of ardour, objective and peace.

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The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

By L. Frank Baum

This absolutely annotated quantity collects 3 of Baum's fourteen oz. novels during which he constructed his utopian imaginative and prescient and which garnered a major and constant following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a number of alternative characters. The Emerald urban of Oz (1910) unearths Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to oz. simply because the depraved Nome King is plotting to overcome its humans. In Baum's ultimate novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma attempt to hinder a conflict among the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping right into a deeply rooted wish in himself and his unswerving readers to stay in a calm kingdom which values the sharing of abilities and presents, Baum's inventive production, like any nice utopian literature, holds out the chance for swap. additionally incorporated is a range of the unique illustrations via W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

By Robin Buss

"On what narrow threads do existence and fortune hang"

Thrown in criminal for against the law he has now not devoted, Edmond Dantes is restricted to the awful citadel of If. There he learns of an outstanding hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into made up our minds not just to flee, but in addition to unearth the treasure and use it to plan the destruction of the 3 males accountable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of discomfort and retribution, encouraged by way of a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, used to be a tremendous well known good fortune while it was once first serialized within the 1840s.

Robin Buss’s energetic English translation is entire and unabridged, and continues to be devoted to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This variation contains an creation, explanatory notes and recommendations for additional reading.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Time Machine / The Invisible Man (Signet Classics)

By H.G. Wells

Jointly in a single integral quantity, The Time laptop and The Invisible guy are masterpieces of irony and resourceful imaginative and prescient from H. G. Wells, the daddy of technological know-how fiction.

The Time Machine conveys the Time traveler into the far away destiny and a unprecedented international. There, stranded on a slowly demise Earth, he discovers extraordinary races: the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—a haunting portrayal of Darwin’s evolutionary thought carried to a poor conclusion.

The Invisible guy is the attention-grabbing story of a brash younger scientist who, experimenting on himself, turns into invisible after which criminally insane, trapped within the terror of his personal creation.

Convincing and unforgettably genuine, those classics are consummate representations of the tales that outlined technology fiction—and encouraged generations of readers and writers.

With an creation via John Calvin Batchelor
and an Afterword through Paul Youngquist

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The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (History of Middle-Earth, Book 1)

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The e-book of misplaced stories was once the 1st significant paintings of mind's eye by means of J.R.R. Tolkien, all started in 1916-17 whilst he used to be twenty-five years previous and left incomplete a number of years later. It stands at the start of the complete notion of Middle-earth and Valinor, for those stories have been the 1st kind of the myths and legends that got here to be referred to as The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend, they're set within the narrative body of an excellent westward voyage over the sea by means of a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, the place elves dwelt; from him they realized their actual background, the misplaced stories of Elfinesse. In those stories are discovered the earliest bills and unique rules of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the 2 bushes of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmology of Middle-earth. quantity One includes the stories of The track of the Ainur, The development of valinor, The Chaining of Melko, the arriving of the Elves and The Flight of the Noldoli, between others. every one story is by way of a quick essay via Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor.

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Mansfield Park (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Jane Austen

From its sharply satiric commencing sentence, Mansfield Park bargains with cash and marriage, and the way strongly they impact one another. Shy, fragile Fanny expense is the consummate "poor relation." despatched to dwell along with her prosperous uncle Thomas, she clashes together with his spoiled, egocentric daughters and falls in love together with his son. Their lives are extra complex via the arriving of a couple of witty, subtle Londoners, whose aptitude for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative state methods of Mansfield Park.

Written numerous years after the early manuscripts that finally turned Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park keeps Austen’s known compassion and humor yet deals a much more complicated exploration of ethical offerings and their emotional effects.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The image of Dorian grey is an 1891 philosophical novel by way of Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde. First released as a serial tale within the July 1890 factor of Lippincott's per month journal, the editors feared the tale used to be indecent, and with no Wilde's wisdom, deleted phrases prior to book. regardless of that censorship, the image of Dorian grey angry the ethical sensibilities of British publication reviewers, a few of whom stated that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the legislation guarding the general public morality. In reaction, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and artwork in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and increased the journal version of the image of Dorian grey (1890) for e-book as a unique; the e-book version (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia in regards to the artwork of the radical and the reader. The content material, type, and presentation of the preface made it recognized in its personal literary correct, as social and cultural feedback. In April 1891, the editorial condo Ward, Lock and corporate released the revised model of the image of Dorian grey.

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