Seven Viking Romances (Penguin Classics)
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To a God Unknown (Penguin Audio Classics) by John Steinbeck
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 244.2 MB
Overview: Set in familiar Steinbeck territory, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man’s attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction
Invisible Man (Penguin Modern Classics)
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Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader by Mason Lowance (Penguin Classics)
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, ~1mb
Overview: This collection assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade, featuring writing by William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Mrs Craddock (Penguin Classics)
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The Ring of the Nibelung (Penguin Clothbound Classics)
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The Erotic Poems (Penguin Classics)
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Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
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The Penguin Atlas of War and Peace by Dan Smith
Requirements: .PDF reader, 39.1 Mb
Overview: This fascinating atlas takes a visual approach to explaining the state of war and peace in the beginning of the twenty-first century. Packed with expert data analysis and essential political and historical background, it covers the causes of war; the costs of war; and trends in peace, from Afghanistan to Northern Ireland to Kosovo to the Middle East; as well as topics such as international terrorism, the arms trade, and NATO and the United Nations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Bleak House (Penguin Classics)
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The Penguin Book of the Undead by Scott G. Bruce
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 926 KB
Overview: Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath.
Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living–and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Joys of Excess (Penguin Great Food) by Samuel Pepys
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 MB
Overview: As well as being the most celebrated diarist of all time, Samuel Pepys was also a hearty drinker, eater and connoisseur of epicurean delights, who indulged in every pleasure seventeenth-century London had to offer. Whether he is feasting on barrels of oysters, braces of carps, larks’ tongues and copious amounts of wine, merrymaking in taverns until the early hours, attending formal dinners with lords and ladies or entertaining guests at home with his young wife, these irresistible selections from Pepys’s diaries provide a frank, high- spirited and vivid picture of the joys of over-indulgence – and the side-effects afterwards.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink