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The Secret of the Nightingale Palace

By Dana Sachs
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062201042
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs is the poignant story of an estranged grandmother and granddaughter and a secret that ties them together. After her husband dies from leukemia, Anna agrees to help hard-to-please Goldie to bring a collection of valuable Japanese art from New York to California. Harboring a decades-old secret that could change Anna’s life forever, Goldie must learn to let go of her past so her granddaughter can move on and discover happiness and love. With a narrative that alternates between early 1940s San Francisco and the present day, The Secret of the Nightingale Palace is a beautiful story about the enduring power of love and family.

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
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  • Pages : 356
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Persian folklore has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries in an effort to understand the past and pass on valuable lessons. Mehry M. Reid remembers sitting next to her grandmother, as she relayed captivating stories adapted to express her own feelings, hopes, and desires. These stories, which her grandmother first heard from her own mother and grandmother, began Reid’s fascination with the Persian legends and folktales that she has selected and reinterpreted in Persian Legends. As Reid transports readers of all ages on an unforgettable journey through ancient Persia, she highlights an eclectic group of characters comprised of people, animals, and objects that trace historical events, share legends most favored in Persian culture, and offer tales that convey their meanings in simple, often humorous ways. Take a walk with Princess Mina in the rose garden; listen to the king’s storyteller; travel to the mountain of the forty virgins; discover the charm of the red diamond; and go to the crystal cave and drink from the wish fountain. Persian Legends: A Book of 101 Stories shares a memorable collection of legends and tales that provides a glimpse into Persian history, helps others appreciate ancient tales, and most importantly, preserves the legacy of folk literature for future generations.

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The father of Mary Shelley, William Godwin was a novelist and social philosopher, whose revolutionary works anticipated the English Romantic literary movement, advancing atheism, anarchism and personal freedom. Godwin’s idealistic liberalism was based on the principle of the absolute sovereignty and competence of reason to determine right choice. His masterpiece, ‘An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice’ rejects conventional government by demonstrating the corrupting evil and tyranny inherent in its power of manipulation. His famous novel ‘Caleb Williams’, an early mystery novel, attacks aristocratic privilege and promotes key concerns of the Enlightenment. Godwin featured prominently in the radical circles of London, writing prolifically in various genres throughout his life. This comprehensive eBook presents Godwin’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Godwin’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 9 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare non-fiction works * Includes Godwin’s revealing memoir of his first wife, Mary Wollstonecraft * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Godwin’s contribution to literature * Features a bonus biography – discover Godwin’s literary life * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Damon and Delia (1784) Italian Letters (1784) Imogen (1784) Things as They Are (1794) [Caleb Williams] St. Leon (1799) Fleetwood (1805) Mandeville (1817) Cloudesley (1830) Deloraine (1833) The Non-Fiction A Defence of the Rockingham Party (1783) The History of the Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1783) An Account of the Seminary (1783) Instructions to a Statesman (1784) The Herald of Literature (1784) An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Political Justice (1793) Thoughts on Man, his Nature, Productions, and Discoveries (1831) Lives of the Necromancers (1834) The Memoir Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1798) The Criticism William Godwin (1825) by William Hazlitt Mr. Godwin (1830) by William Hazlitt Review of ‘Lives of the Necromancers’ (1835) by Edgar Allan Poe William Godwin’s Novels (1898) by Leslie Stephen Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle (1913) by Henry Noel Brailsford The Biography William Godwin (1900) by Leslie Stephen Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Story of the Charming Empress

By Shui YouYou
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1647874033
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 502
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The Xiao Clan, Princess Nanliang, was born in the second month of life. She was considered the bane of the Emperor and Empress and had abandoned the countryside.His entire life had been rough, and he had served six different Sovereign Kings: Yang Guang, Yuwen Huai, Dou Jiande, Tu Ke Han, Jie Li, Li Shimin.

The City of Brass

By S. A. Chakraborty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062678124
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 308
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Library Journal | Vulture | The Verge | SYFYWire Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty perfect for fans of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts. On the streets of eighteenth-century Cairo, Nahri is a con woman of unsurpassed skill. She makes her living swindling Ottoman nobles, hoping to one day earn enough to change her fortunes. But when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, during one of her cons, she learns that even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences. Forced to flee Cairo, Dara and Nahri journey together across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, to Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. It’s a city steeped in magic and fire, where blood can be as dangerous as any spell; a city where old resentments run deep and the royal court rules with a tenuous grip; a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound—and where her very presence threatens to ignite a war that has been simmering for centuries. *Finalist for the World Fantasy Award: Best Novel *Nominated for the Locus Award: Best First Novel *Finalist for the British Fantasy Award: Best Newcomer Featuring a stepback and extra content including a bonus scene and an excerpt from The Kingdom of Copper.

The Greek Myths

By Robert Graves
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 110158050X
  • Pages : 832
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 420
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Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more. All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today’s archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

The Secret Life of the Savoy

By Olivia Williams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1643137395
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 597
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The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel’s founders, told through three generations—and one hundred years—of glamour and high society. For the gondoliers-themed birthday dinner, the hotel obligingly flooded the courtyard to conjure the Grand Canal of Venice. Dinner was served on a silk-lined floating gondola, real swans were swimming in the water, and as a final flourish, a baby elephant borrowed from London Zoo pulled a five-foot high birthday cake. In three generations, the D'Oyly Carte family and London's Savoy Hotel pioneered the idea of the luxury hotel and the modern theater, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P. G. Wodehouse series, and popularized early jazz, electric lights, and Art Deco. Following the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D'Oyly Carte family, The Secret Life of the Savoy brings to life the extraordinary cultural legacy of the most famous hotel in the world.

The Most Beloved Fairytales of Oscar Wilde Edition

By Oscar Wilde
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066051822
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 184
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Oscar Wilde fairytales collection. During his prolific career, Oscar Wilde also wrote several stories for children and fairy tales. In these stories Wilde really expressed his affection for aesthetic writing. His children's tales are assembled in his two short story collections: The Happy Prince and Other Tales: The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Selfish Giant The Remarkable Rocket A House of Pomegranates: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and His Soul The Star-Child

Across the Nightingale Floor

By Lian Hearn
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101215623
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 177
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An international bestseller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko. In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace. But unbeknownst to him, his father was a celebrated assassin and a member of the Tribe, an ancient network of families with extraordinary, preternatural skills. When Takeo's village is pillaged, he is rescued and adopted by the mysterious Lord Otori Shigeru. Under the tutelage of Shigeru, he learns that he too possesses the skills of the Tribe. And, with this knowledge, he embarks on a journey that will lead him across the famed nightingale floor—and to his own unimaginable destiny...

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. XVII (Forty-Five Volumes); Greeley-Hawthorne

By Charles Dudley Warner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1605201804
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 929
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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 17 include: . history writing from Horace Greeley, John Richard Green, Franois Guizot, and Henry Hallam . excerpts from the Brothers Grimm . the ghazals (odes) of Hafiz . selections from Alexander Hamilton's Federalist papers . excerpts from Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd . the poetry of Bret Harte . and much, much more.

Lady Odelia's Secret

By Jane Steen
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  • Publisher : Aspidistra Press
  • Isbn : 1913810186
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 942
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Do you ever really know your family? In the 1880s a sixth daughter learns not to ask for much, even if she’s the daughter of an earl. Even if she married the richest man in her corner of Sussex. Even if she’s now a widow with a splendid Georgian mansion. Lady Helena Whitcombe is still trying to adjust to widowhood and reconcile her family loyalties with her desires when her artist sister Odelia makes a startling suggestion. Why not make her mark on the house that’s now all hers, by commissioning a magnificent work of art from one of London’s most celebrated painters? Lady Odelia invites Helena into the seductive world of medieval fantasies and fairy tales she has inhabited since Helena was a child. But when a shocking series of events exposes the destructive reality of a great artist’s unusual lifestyle, Helena and her lady’s maid Guttridge are called on to help—or is it to interfere? Looming danger, the risk of scandal, and competing loyalties force Helena to re-evaluate her relationship with the sister she’s always loved the most. What is Lady Odelia’s secret? Find out in this gripping continuation of the Scott-De Quincy Mysteries, a story that blends mystery and historical detail with Downton Abbey-style saga as the truths about Helena’s aristocratic family unfold. Read it now before the secret gets out!

The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen: 120+ Stories in One Volume

By Hans Christian Andersen
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  • Publisher : e-artnow (Open Publishing)
  • Isbn : 802684825X
  • Pages : 1865
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 198
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen: 120+ Stories in One Volume” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was a Danish writer, best remembered for his fairy tales. Table of Contents: BY THE ALMSHOUSE WINDOW THE ANGEL ANNE LISBETH BEAUTY OF FORM AND BEAUTY OF MIND THE BEETLE WHO WENT ON HIS TRAVELS THE BELL-DEEP THE BIRD OF POPULAR SONG THE BISHOP OF BORGLUM AND HIS WARRIORS THE BOTTLE NECK THE BUCKWHEAT THE BUTTERFLY A CHEERFUL TEMPER THE CHILD IN THE GRAVE CHILDREN’S PRATTLE THE FARM-YARD COCK AND THE WEATHER-COCK THE DAISY THE DARNING-NEEDLE DELAYING IS NOT FORGETTING THE DROP OF WATER JACK THE DULLARD AN OLD STORY TOLD ANEW THE DUMB BOOK THE ELF OF THE ROSE THE GIRL WHO TROD ON THE LOAF THE GOBLIN AND THE HUCKSTER THE GOLDEN TREASURE GRANDMOTHER A GREAT GRIEF THE HAPPY FAMILY A LEAF FROM HEAVEN IB AND LITTLE CHRISTINA THE ICE MAIDEN I. LITTLE RUDY THE JEWISH MAIDEN THE LAST DREAM OF THE OLD OAK THE LAST PEARL LITTLE CLAUS AND BIG CLAUS THE LITTLE ELDER-TREE MOTHER LITTLE IDA’S FLOWERS THE LITTLE MATCH-SELLER THE LITTLE MERMAID LITTLE TINY OR THUMBELINA THE LOVELIEST ROSE IN THE WORLD THE MAIL-COACH PASSENGERS THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER THE METAL PIG THE MONEY-BOX WHAT THE MOON SAW INTRODUCTION THE NEIGHBOURING FAMILIES THE NIGHTINGALE THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT THE OLD BACHELOR’S NIGHTCAP THE OLD GRAVE-STONE THE OLD HOUSE WHAT THE OLD MAN DOES IS ALWAYS RIGHT THE OLD STREET LAMP OLE-LUK-OIE, THE DREAM-GOD OLE THE TOWER-KEEPER OUR AUNT THE GARDEN OF PARADISE THE PEA BLOSSOM THE PEN AND THE INKSTAND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE THE PHOENIX BIRD THE PORTUGUESE DUCK THE PORTER’S SON POULTRY MEG’S FAMILY THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA THE PUPPET-SHOW MAN THE RED SHOES EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT PLACE A ROSE FROM HOMER’S GRAVE THE SNAIL AND THE ROSE-TREE A STORY FROM THE SAND-HILLS THE SNOW MAN THE SNOW QUEEN IN SEVEN STORIES THE STORM SHAKES THE SHIELD THE STORY OF A MOTHER THE SUNBEAM AND THE CAPTIVE THE SWAN’S NEST THE UGLY DUCKLING...

THE SECRET GLORY (The Holy Grail Quest)

By Arthur Machen
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026854292
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 786
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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE SECRET GLORY (The Holy Grail Quest)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A public school boy becomes fascinated by tales of the Holy Grail and escapes from his repressive school in search of a deeper meaning to life. Machen concluded that the legends of the Grail actually were based on dim recollections of the rites of the Celtic Church. These ideas also featured strongly in The Secret Glory which he wrote at this time, marking the first use in fiction of the idea of the Grail's surviving into modern times in some form. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction.

The World of Yesterday

By Stefan Zweig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 892
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Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was a poet, novelist, and dramatist, but it was his biographies that expressed his full genius, recreating for his international audience the Elizabethan age, the French Revolution, the great days of voyages and discoveries. In this autobiography he holds the mirror up to his own age, telling the story of a generation that "was loaded down with a burden of fate as was hardly any other in the course of history." Zweig attracted to himself the best minds and loftiest souls of his era: Freud, Yeats, Borgese, Pirandello, Gorky, Ravel, Joyce, Toscanini, Jane Addams, Anatole France, and Romain Rolland are but a few of the friends he writes about.