Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-GlassI can t explain myself, I m afraid, sir, said Alice, Because I m not myself, you see When Alice sees a white rabbit take a watch out of its waistcoat pocket she decides to follow it, and a sequence of most unusual events is set in motion This mini book contains the entire topsy turvy stories

Othello

OthelloIn Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona , with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths He sets this story in the

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. DallowayHeralded as Virginia Woolf s greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman s life When we meet her, Mrs Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much than a perfect society hostess As she

The Country of the Blind

The Country of the BlindThe Country of the Blind is a short story written by H G Wells It was first published in the April 1904 issue of the Strand Magazine and included in a 1911 collection of Wells s short stories, The Country of the Blind and Other Stories It is one of Wells s best known short stories and features

The Invisible Man

The Invisible ManThis masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)

Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)Marcus aka w1n5t0n, is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works and how to work the system Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems But his whole world

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #4)

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #4)A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose and change their gender His goal is to facilitate Winter s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization But to do so he must

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor MoreauRanked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H G Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous They wanted to know about the wondrous possibilities of

A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)

A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)A Princess of Mars is the first of eleven thrilling novels that comprise Edgar Rice Burroughs most exciting saga, known as The Martian Series It s the beginning of an incredible odyssey in which John Carter, a gentleman from Virginia and a Civil War veteran, unexpectedly finds himself on to the

The Aeneid

The AeneidThe Aeneid is an epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC It s hero is Aeneas, a Trojan who travels from Troy to Italy to eventually found Rome Some argue that The Aeneid is Virgil s answer to Homer s Odyssey and Iliad, combining two genres of the day travel and war into one poem.

The Odyssey

The OdysseySing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy So begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished

The History of Ancient Egypt

The History of Ancient EgyptAncient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still

Food: A Cultural Culinary History

Food: A Cultural Culinary HistoryEating is an indispensable human activity As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present Epicure Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin said it best Gastronomy governs the whole life of man In