The Color Purple Book
Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0156028352

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The Color Purple Book Description :

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

The Anarchist Cookbook Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Anarchist Cookbook


  • Author : William Powell
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-03-11
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781387589661

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The Anarchist Cookbook Book Description :

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

Ulysses Book
Score: 3.5
From 97 Ratings

Ulysses


  • Author : James Joyce
  • Publisher : Murine Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN 10 : 1940849039

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Ulysses Book Description :

Ulysses is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. It is considered to be one of the most important works of Modernist literature. Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes." At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant," which would earn the novel "immortality." The two schemata which Stuart Gilbert and Herbert Gorman released after publication to defend Joyce from the obscenity accusations made the links to the Odyssey clear, and also explained the work's internal structure. Every episode of Ulysses has a theme, technique, and correspondence between its characters and those of the Odyssey. The original text did not include these episode titles and the correspondences; instead, they originate from the Linati and Gilbert schema. Joyce referred to the episodes by their Homeric titles in his letters. He took the idiosyncratic rendering of some of the titles--'Nausikaa', the 'Telemachia'--from Victor Berard's two-volume Les Pheniciens et l'Odyssee which he consulted in 1918 in the Zentralbibliothek Zurich.

The Other Side of Midnight Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

The Other Side of Midnight


  • Author : Sidney Sheldon
  • Publisher : GuildAmerica Books
  • Release Date : 1993-06-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1568650272

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,814 Ratings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371560

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Description :

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Ladies  Book of Etiquette  and Manual of Politeness Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness


  • Author : Florence Hartley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: Etiquette
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112065712595

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The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness Book Description :

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Tess of the D Urbervilles Book

Tess of the D Urbervilles


  • Author : Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9798614237554

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Tess of the D Urbervilles Book Description :

Tess Durbeyfield's route on this memorable morning lay amid the north-eastern undulations of the Vale in which she had been born, and in which her life had unfolded. The Vale of Blackmoor was to her the world, and its inhabitants the races thereof. From the gates and stiles of Marlott she had looked down its length in the wondering days of infancy, and what had been mystery to her then was not much less than mystery to her now. She had seen daily from her chamber-window towers, villages, faint white mansions; above all, the town of Shaston standing majestically on its height; its windows shining like lamps in the evening sun. She had hardly ever visited the place, only a small tract even of the Vale and its environs being known to her by close inspection. Much less had she been far outside the valley. Every contour of the surrounding hills was as personal to her as that of her relatives' faces; but for what lay beyond, her judgment was dependent on the teaching of the village school, where she had held a leading place at the time of her leaving, a year or two before this date.

The Other Side Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Other Side


  • Author : Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher : Fontana Press
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 0006725961

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Open City Book
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

Open City


  • Author : Teju Cole
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679604495

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Open City Book Description :

A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker • The Atlantic • The Economist • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The New Republic • New York Daily News • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Minneapolis Star Tribune • GQ • Salon • Slate • New York magazine • The Week • The Kansas City Star • Kirkus Reviews A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world. Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. “[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original.”—The New Yorker “A psychological hand grenade.”—The Atlantic “Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times “A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist

Importing Into the United States Book

Importing Into the United States


  • Author : United States Customs Service
  • Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2002-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0894990772

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Importing Into the United States Book Description :

This publication provides an overview of the importing process and contains general information about import requirements. This edition contains much new and revised material brought about because of changes in the law, particularly the Customs Modernization Act. The Customs modernization provisions has fundamentally altered the process by shifting to the importer the legal responsibility for declaring the value, classification, and rate of duty applicable to entered merchandise.Chapters cover entry of goods, informed compliance, invoices, assessment of duty, classification and value, marking, special requirements for alcoholic beverages, motor vehicles and boats, import quotas, fraud, and foreign trade zones.In addition to the material provided by the U. S. Customs Service, the private commercial publisher of this book has provided a bonus chapter on how to build a tax-free import-export business.