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Germinal ebook ISBN: 0191500437
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Émile Zola
Number of Pages: 576 
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Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolise the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted 'Germinal! Germinal!'. The central figure, Etienne Lantier, is an outsider who enters the community and eventually leads his fellow-miners in a strike protesting against pay-cuts - a strike which becomes a losing battle against starvation, repression, and sabotage. Yet despite all the violence and disillusion which rock the mining community to its foundations, Lantier retains his belief in the ultimate germination of a new society, leading to a better world. Germinal is a dramatic novel of working life and everyday relationships, but it is also a complex novel of ideas, given fresh vigour and power in this new translation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume Two

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume Two ebook ISBN: 1460364392
Publisher: HQN Books
Author: Susan Mallery
Number of Pages: 384 
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes you to charming Fool's Gold, California—the ultimate small-town destination for romance! Do not get the Hendrix triplets started about the lack of eligible men in Fool's Gold! When Dakota gets roped into screening sexy bachelors for a local reality romance show she soon realizes love isn't as easy as it seems on TV. Her sister Montana has finally found her calling working with therapy dogs, but can she convince the handsome but relationship-averse man of her dreams to make a home in Fool's Gold? And while wedding bells are ringing for her sisters, they're not for Nevada. After landing her dream job, her hopes of a fresh start are thwarted when her new boss turns out to be the first love she never forgot. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the second Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Only Us—lets you reconnect with the characters who have become as familiar as old friends. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Series, Volume Two Only Mine Only Yours Only His Only Us

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume One

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume One ebook ISBN: 1460349067
Publisher: HQN Books
Author: Susan Mallery
Number of Pages: 384 
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Return to where it all began—the romance, the friendships, the community, the warmth and laughter of Susan Mallery’s New York Times bestselling series Fool’s Gold. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fool’s Gold, California, is a charming town like no other, where newcomers and locals alike find endless—if unconventional—opportunities to fall in love. From Charity Jones, a city planner hired to create jobs that will keep the town's men from moving away, to Liz Sutton, still trying to shed the stigma of being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Pia O'Brian who, despite having a disastrous romantic track record and the parenting skills of a hamster, has inherited three frozen embryos, Fool’s Gold is overflowing with quirky characters, passionate moments and heartfelt emotion. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the first Fool’s Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Sister of the Bride—is the perfect opportunity to discover some new, lifelong friends. Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Collection, Volume One Chasing Perfect Almost Perfect Sister of the Bride Finding Perfect

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume Three

Susan Mallery Fool's Gold Series Volume Three ebook ISBN: 146038606X
Publisher: HQN Books
Author: Susan Mallery
Number of Pages: 384 
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you home to Fool's Gold, California, where friends and family are never far, and love is always in the air. They sought fame and fortune and are finally home—the rugged Stryker brothers are back and bringing the heat! Rafe is a pro when it comes to running a boardroom, but a land dispute—and the beautiful blonde on the other side of it—are giving him a real run for his money. His brother Shane just wants to raise horses. He's through with passion, but what will he do when it tracks him down in the form of the town's naughty-but-nice librarian? And though former model Clay has come home in the hopes of starting a family, he's also vowed never to risk his heart again. Can someone in Fool's Gold help him change his mind? Collected here for the first time, the third Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Almost Summer—makes coming home to Fool's Gold more memorable than ever. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series, Volume Three ALMOST SUMMER SUMMER DAYS SUMMER NIGHTS ALL SUMMER LONG

Cast Your Bread

Cast Your Bread ebook ISBN: 1499033885
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Warren Ravenscroft
Number of Pages: 360 
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This book is about Christian devotional material and storiessome in depth, most just an easy read. Challenging to living the Christian calling, it is all about God and not about me.

Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools

Irish Puddings, Tarts, Crumbles, and Fools ebook ISBN: 1452126232
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Author: Margaret Johnson
Number of Pages: 168 
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Everybody loves a fool—especially made fluffy with ripe strawberries or tangy apple. From the author of The New Irish Table comes this celebration of the Emerald Isle's classic desserts. From lemony puddings and marmalade-slathered scones to fruit-filled tarts and berry-laden crumbles, these contemporary renditions of the traditional desserts of Ireland make perfect use of common staples such as oatmeal, fruit, dairy products, and, of course, whiskey. Steel-Cut Oat Pudding is enhanced with orange zest, nutmeg, and plump golden raisins. A chocolate, walnut, and caramel tart becomes a treat for grownups with a splash of the hard stuff. A final chapter offers the most memorable of holiday delectables including mincemeat tarts, Christmas pudding, and a really good fruitcake. A glossary and source list define and locate unusual ingredients. With gorgeous painterly photographs depicting the food and countryside, this wonderful cookbook serves as a sweet reminder of the people and cuisine of Ireland.

Suffering Fools

Suffering Fools ebook ISBN: 1728319641
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Travis Gibson
Number of Pages: 420 
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Suffering Fools chronicles the events - professional and personal - in the life of Grover Johnson, a school superintendent in a small town. As the head of the school system, Grover must deal with a wide range of professional situations and some of them are quite involved. He also is faced with a number of professional and family problems that that lead to complications. Add a murder mystery to this mix and the reader will discover that there is often more than meets the eye in a small town.

Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools ebook ISBN: 0689865120
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Bridget Crowley
Number of Pages: 261 
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In England in the late thirteenth century, a young chorister at the Cathedral of Saint Aelred, outcast because of his crippled foot, sympathizes with the city's other outcasts, the Jews, and sets out to prove their leader innocent of murder.

Russian Tales of Clever Fools: Complete Russian Folktale: v. 7

Russian Tales of Clever Fools: Complete Russian Folktale: v. 7 ebook ISBN: 1317460367
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Jack V. Haney
Number of Pages: 240 
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This is the concluding installment of a splendid multi-volume work that makes available to English readers a rich folktale tradition that has not been easily accessible or well-known in the West. Compared to other European traditions, the East Slavs have an extremely large number of tale types. Using the Aarne-Thompson index to folktale types, and drawing on both archival and written sources dating back to the early sixteenth century, J.V. Haney has assembled and translated examples of the full range of tales. Nearly all of these tales appear here in translation for the first time. The tales in this volume center on the so-called fool, the village simpleton. However, Ivan, the Russian everyman, turns out to have far more sense than his would-be oppressors. The greedy priests and landlords and dim-witted demons who try to take advantage of him are easily outsmarted. In the end it is they who are shown to be the fools as Ivan outwits or outlasts them. In these unequal contests lies the pleasure of the tales.

A Fool's Errand

A Fool's Errand ebook ISBN:
Author: Albion W. Tourgée
Number of Pages: 361 
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The Fool's Progress

The Fool's Progress ebook ISBN: 146680629X
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Author: Edward Abbey
Number of Pages: 528 
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The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress." "A profane, wildly funny, brash, overbearing, exquisite tour de force." -- The Chicago Tribune

Kingdom of Fools

Kingdom of Fools ebook ISBN: 1444703382
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Nick Page
Number of Pages: 400 
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Fools. Rebels. Ignorant peasants. That's how the Roman world saw the first Christians. Led by fishermen, tax collectors and renegade Pharisees, the first Christians shunned power and welcomed the poor and uneducated. Roman commentators mocked their upside-down values, but the apostle Paul - himself a Roman citizen, and a Pharisee to boot, affirmed that 'God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise.' Its followers were persecuted and its leaders killed, yet this ragged collection of lowly tradesmen, women, slaves - and a smattering of turncoat high-born Jews - created a movement that changed the world. How did this happen? How did the kingdom of fools conquer the mighty empire that was Rome? In this fascinating new biography of the early church, Nick Page sets the biblical accounts alongside the latest historical and archaeological research, exploring how the early Christians lived and worshipped - and just why the Romans found this new branch of the Jewish faith so difficult to comprehend. THE KINGDOM OF FOOLS is a fresh, challenging, accessible portrait of a movement so radical, so dangerous, so thrillingly different that it outlasted the empire that tried to destroy it and went on to become the driving force of our cultural development - and claims more followers today than ever before in history.

Fool's Fate

Fool's Fate ebook ISBN: 9780553898729
Publisher: Spectra
Author: Robin Hobb
Number of Pages: 640 
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“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin FitzChivalry Farseer has become firmly ensconced in the queen’s court. Along with his mentor, Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, Fitz strives to aid Prince Dutiful on a quest that could secure peace with the Outislands—and win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania. The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support their effort. Are there darker forces at work behind Elliania’s demand? Knowing that the Fool has foretold he will die on the island of ice, Fitz plots to leave his dearest friend behind. But fate cannot so easily be defied. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Fate “[Robin] Hobb’s rich, vibrant and unique world [is] filled with sentient ships, magical beasts, and fascinating characters. . . . Highly recommended.”—Library Journal “Rich, enchanting fantasy from one of today’s best practitioners . . . reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin’s The Other Wind [and] Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series.”—BookPage

Fool's Paradise

Fool's Paradise ebook ISBN: 1611945755
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Author: Jo Ann Ferguson
Number of Pages: 185 
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"...a delightfully action-packed romance thriller!"--Blue Ribbon Reviews on Faire Game "Jo Ann Ferguson is a storyteller full of surprises!" --Affaire de Coeur "I cannot recommend this wonderful series highly enough. I'm already anxious for the next installment." --Romance Readers Connection Something is rotten in the Lake District . . . and the Prince Regent has asked Lord Neville Hathaway to investigate. But in order to ensure success, he asks his wife--and intrepid partner in crime-solving--Lady Priscilla, to join him. When they learn that a young woman of the Beau Monde has vanished in the area, they can't help wondering if that disappearance is connected to tales of a strange new settlement being created by a half-mad lord. Drawn into the madness against their wills, Priscilla and Neville go undercover as willing citizens in Novum Arce, the utopian recreation of Roman Britain, but it quickly becomes obvious that the person behind the kidnapping and insanity may have a very real ulterior motive--one that could change the future of the war against Napoleon. Now they have to do more than save a missing lady--they have to stop an invasion! And there's even more at stake! Priscilla has just discovered she's going to have a child. And Neville has to decide: just how much is he willing to sacrifice for King and country? Award winning author Jo Ann Ferguson (J.A. Ferguson/Jocelyn Kelley--depending on the book) lives in Nevada with her husband, children, and a fat cat. She is not sure which is the most spoiled.

Liars and Fools

Liars and Fools ebook ISBN: 155469499X
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Author: Robin Stevenson
Number of Pages: 256 
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Fiona's life changed forever when her mother died in a South Pacific sailing accident. One year later, everyone tells her it is time to move on. To Fiona, moving on means leaving her mother behind-something she has vowed never to do. But Fiona's father has started dating again. His new girlfriend, Kathy, is a professional psychic who claims she can predict the future and communicate with the dead. Fiona is sure she is a fraud, although she secretly longs for her abilities to be genuine. With the reluctant support of her best friend Abby, Fiona sets out to put an end to her father's new relationship by trying to prove, with decidedly mixed results, that Kathy is a liar.

The Ship of Fools

The Ship of Fools ebook ISBN: 0486143120
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Sebastian Brant
Number of Pages: 416 
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Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of weaknesses, vices, grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations.

Throne of Fools

Throne of Fools ebook ISBN: 147320688X
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Adrian Cole
Number of Pages: 320 
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The wicked city of Xennidhum has fallen - and now Simon Wargallow believes his world is saved. But a new evil has risen to threaten the beleaguered land of mystery and miracle. For out of the wastes of ice comes dire news of a powerful Sorcerer King, who will unleash the forces of chaos upon the unstable empire. And one man, the son Omara's doomed Lord, must shed his disguise and regain his rightful throne before humanity's final cry.

Fools and Philosophers

Fools and Philosophers ebook ISBN:
Author: John Boynton Priestley
Number of Pages: 299 
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