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Download E-books The Good Earth Trilogy: The Good Earth, Sons, and A House Divided PDF

By Pearl S. Buck

Set in China throughout the early 20th century, Pearl S. Buck’s undying trilogy is the robust tale of a family—and a nation—in transition
The stable Earth is Buck’s vintage, Pulitzer Prize–winning tale of Wang Lung, a chinese language peasant farmer, and his spouse, O-lan, a former slave. With good fortune and tough paintings, the couple’s fortunes enhance through the years: they're blessed with sons, and store progressively until eventually someday they could have the funds for to shop for estate in the home of Wang—the very condo during which O-lan used to paintings. yet good fortune brings with it a brand new set of difficulties. Wang quickly reveals himself the objective of jealousy, and pretty much as good harvests come and pass, so does the social order. Will Wang’s kinfolk cherish the property after he’s gone?
 
The family’s tale keeps in Sons and A residence Divided, whilst the Revolution sweeping via China additional unsettles Wang Lung’s relations during this wealthy and unforgettable portrait of a family members and a rustic within the throes of common nationwide change.

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Download E-books Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great PDF

By Judy Blume

From Judy Blume, bestselling writer of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!

Fans old and young will snort out loud on the irrepressible wit of Peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable self assurance of know-it-all Sheila Tubman in Judy Blume’s 5 Fudge books. Brand-new covers embellish those perennial favorites, and may attract a complete new new release of Fudge—and Judy Blume—fans.

“As a child, Judy Blume was once my favourite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favourite book.”—Jeff Kinney, writer of the bestselling Wimpy child sequence

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Download E-books Duty, Honor, Redemption PDF

By Vonda N. McIntyre

Cadets that input Starfleet Academy have mantras drilled into them from their first actual day. they have to do their accountability for the Federation and Starfleet, and so they needs to attempt to honor their oath as Starfleet officials. between those that have top embodied those guiding ideas and who've strived to reside as much as the coda "to boldly go" are those that as soon as served aboard the Starship Enterprise lower than the command of Captain James T. Kirk.

Who then, was once higher to lead the subsequent new release of officials? After Kirk turned an admiral, the officials of the Enterprise have been promoted, and several other grew to become Academy teachers. reworked from a boat of the road to a coaching vessel the Enterprise's days of lively accountability are in the back of her -- till a frantic message from outpost interrupts a coaching workout and pulls the send again into motion.

Admiral Kirk is pressured to take command of the Enterprise so that it will cease an previous nemesis from commandeering what may be the most threatening weapon ever devised. during his activities, the workforce will locate itself dealing with death...and lifestyles -- as they intentionally violate their Starfleet oaths, commute via time to save lots of Earth, and finally earn redemption within the eyes of the Federation.

Now, for the 1st time ever in a single quantity listed here are the novelizations of 3 Star Trek motion pictures: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: the hunt for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, all via award-winning writer Vonda McIntyre.

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Download E-books Neveryóna, or: The Tale of Signs and CitiesSome Informal Remarks Towards the Modular Calculus, Part Four (Return to Neveryon) PDF

By Samuel R. Delany

In his four-volume sequence go back to Nevèrÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery myth to discover his attribute subject matters of language, strength, gender, and the character of civilization. Wesleyan collage Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nevèrÿonvolumes in exchange paperback.

The 11 tales, novellas, and novels in go back to Nevèrÿon's 4 volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's breaking point, possibly in Asia or Africa, or maybe at the Mediterranean. Taken slave in formative years, Gorgik earnings his freedom, leads a slave insurrection, and turns into a minister of kingdom, eventually abolishing slavery. sarcastically, even if, he's sexually aroused via the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his challenge -- or accentuate it? most likely elaborated from an old textual content of unknown geographical foundation, the tales are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comedian body.

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Download E-books A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Other Tales from the Ender Universe) PDF

By Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card bargains a Christmas present to his hundreds of thousands of lovers with A conflict of Gifts, a quick novel set in the course of Ender's first years on the conflict university the place it truly is forbidden to have a good time non secular vacations.
The youngsters come from many countries, many faiths; whereas they're being educated for warfare, non secular clash among them isn't really at the curriculum. yet Dink Meeker, one of many older scholars, does not see it that means. He thinks that giving presents isn't really precisely a non secular remark, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a gift into one other student's shoe.

This small act of uprising units off a conflict royal among the scholars and the workers, yet a few remarkable alliances shape whilst Ender comes up opposed to a brand new pupil, Zeck Morgan. The conflict over Santa Claus will strength everybody to make a choice.

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Download E-books Zuleika Dobson, Or An Oxford Love Story (International Collectors Library) PDF

A 1911 novel through Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate lifestyles at Oxford through the Edwardian period. Zuleika is a tender femme fatale who enthralls the complete undergraduate institution at Oxford. each younger guy who sees her falls in love and he or she completely enjoys their consciousness. This satire comprises the well-known line "Death cancels all engagements" and provides a corrosive view of Oxford at the moment.

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Download E-books Climate of Change (Geodyssey) PDF

By Piers Anthony

A impressive epic of ardour and braveness, savagery and survival, Piers Anthony's "Geodyssey" is a saga in contrast to any ever written. it truly is not anything under the tale of humanity itself, informed during the lives of a handful of remarkable women and men reborn all through heritage.

Now, with weather of Change, Anthony introduces us to a brand new solid of characters, together with Keeper, who is familiar with the methods of nature, insurgent, a headstrong woman as courageous as any guy, Craft, a crafty inventor, and Crenelle, who makes use of her seductive charms to protect her humans.

Through their eyes, we see how one of the most an important moments in human historical past were pushed via normal forces, from the good ice a while of prehistory to the droughts and plagues that experience destroyed history's proudest civilizations. And we witness a harsh yet hopeful destiny during which humanity finally transcends the devastating results of weather change.

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