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Justine oder die Leiden der Tugend"e; (franz. Originaltitel: Justine ou les Malheurs de la vertu? ist ein Roman des Schriftstellers Marquis de Sade, den er 1787 wahrend seiner Inhaftierung in der Bastille verfasste. Justine und Juliette sind die Tochter eines bankrotten Kaufmanns. Nach dem Tod der nahezu mittellosen Mutter beschliet Juliette, als Prostituierte ins Bordell zu gehen, verubt eine Reihe von Verbrechen, erwirbt Reichtum und wird glucklich. Justine hingegen wahlt den Weg der Tugend, erlebt hierbei eine Reihe von Abenteuern und Missgeschicken und wird fortwahrend Verfolgungen und Erniedrigungen ausgesetzt, bis sie - wegen Mordes und Brandstiftung unter Anklage stehend - wieder ihre Schwester trifft, der sie ihr Lebensschicksal erzahlt, bevor sie in einem Gewitter vom Blitz erschlagen wird. (Auszug aus Wikipedia)
"e;Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever."e; --Douglas Adams "e;Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own."e; --Evelyn Waugh In this book we make our first acquaintance with R. Psmith, whose humorous speech and mannerisms combined with his genius for quickly solving his way out of a jam make him such a memorable character.
"e;A Man of Means"e; is a collection of short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school friend, Gussie Fink-Nottle, who is in love with Madeline Bassett. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Sally Nicholas is a young, pretty, and popular American woman who lives in a boarding house in New York and works as a taxi dancer. Upon reaching her twenty-first birthday, she inherits a considerable fortune. Sally tries to adjust to her new life, but financial and romantic problems beset her until a happy ending ensues. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
"e;My Man Jeeves"e; is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919 by George Newnes.Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)
"e;Jill The Reckless"e; is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse. The heroine here, Jill Mariner, is a young woman from the lower end of the upper class. We follow her through financial disaster, a broken engagement, an awkward stay with some grasping relatives, employment as a chorus girl, and of course, the finding of true love.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda. (Wikipedia)
Excerpt: "e;The first sign of our approach to Lourdes was a vast wooden cross, crowning a pointed hill. We had been travelling all day, through the August sunlight, humming along the straight French roads beneath the endless avenues; now across a rich plain, with the road banked on either side to avert the spring torrents from the Pyrenees; now again mounting and descending a sudden shoulder of hill. A few minutes ago we had passed into Tarbes, the cathedral city of the diocese in which Lourdes lies; and there, owing to a little accident, we had been obliged to halt, while the wheels of the car were lifted, with incredible ingenuity, from the deep gutter into which the chauffeur had, with the best intentions, steered them. It was here, in the black eyes, the dominant profiles, the bright colours, the absorbed childish interest of the crowd, in their comments, their laughter, their seriousness, and their accent, that the South showed itself almost unmixed. It was market-day in Tarbes; and when once more we were on our way, we still went slowly; passing, almost all the way into Lourdes itself, a long-drawn procession-carts and foot passengers, oxen, horses, dogs, and children-drawing nearer every minute toward that ring of solemn blue hills that barred the view to Spain."e;
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; 29 September 1547 (assumed) - 22 April 1616), often known as Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("e;the language of Cervantes"e;). He was dubbed El Principe de los Ingenios ("e;The Prince of Wits"e;). (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
The White House is haunted by a vague helpless abstraction;"e;by a kind of ghost of the nation; called The People...,Excerpt: "e;No one has ever nominated a President in a book before. I do it because a book can be more quiet, more sensible and thoughtful, more direct and human, and closer to the hearts of the people, than a convention can. A book can be more public too-can be attended by more people than a convention. Only a few thousand people can get into a convention. A hundred million can get into a book. All in the same two hours, by twenty million lamps thousands of miles apart, the people can crowd into a book. So in this book, as I have said, I am merely acting as the secretary or employee of the hundred million people. I am writing a book a hundred million people would write if they could, expressing for them the kind of President for the next four years of our nation-the most colossal four years of the world, the people have ordered in their hearts. We are weary of politicians' politicians. We want ours. Politicians may not be so bad but during the war they do not seem to us to have done as well as most people. In the dead-earnest of the war, with our Liberty Loan and Red Cross and Council of Defense, and our dollar a year men we have half taken over the government ourselves and we feel no longer awed by the regular political practitioners or government tinkerers. They are not all alike, of course, but we have turned our national glass on them and have come to see through them-at least the worst ones and many thousands of them-all these busy little worms of public diplomacy building their faint vague little coral islands of bluff and unbelief far far away from us, out in the great ocean of their nothingness all by themselves."e;
Seven Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Algis Budris. Featured stories: Riya's Foundling, Desire No More, The Stoker And The Stars, Wall Of Crystal, Eye Of Night, The Rag And Bone Men, The Barbarians and Citadel.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by August Derleth. Featured stories: McIlvaine's Star And A Traveler In Time.
Three Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Henry Kuttner. Featured stories: Where The World Is Quiet, The Secret Of Kralitz and The Ego Machine.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Roman Frederick Starzl. Featured stories: The Martian Cabal and In The Orbit Of Saturn.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Edwin K. Sloat. Featured stories: Loot Of The Void and The Space Rover.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Desmond Winter Hall. Featured stories: Raiders Invisible and A Scientist Rises.
[...]"e;The first of the new meteors landed on the earth in November, 1940. It was discovered by a farmer in his field near Brookline, Massachusetts, shortly after daybreak on the morning of the 11th. Astronomically, the event was recorded by the observatory at Harvard as the sudden appearance of what apparently was a new star, increasing in the short space of a few hours from invisibility to a power beyond that of the first magnitude, and then as rapidly fading again to invisibility. This star was recorded by two of the other great North American observatories, and by one in the Argentine Republic. That it was comparatively small in mass and exceedingly close to the earth, even when first discovered, was obvious. All observers agreed that it was a heavenly body of an entirely new order."e;[...]
Four Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Harl Vincent. Featured stories: Creatures Of Vibration, Wanderer Of Infinity, The Copper-Clad World and Vulcan's Workshop.
Three Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by H. K. Wells. Featured stories: Devil Crystals Of Arret, Devil Crystals Of Arret and The Cavern Of The Shining Ones.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Arthur J. Burks. Featured stories: Lords Of The Stratosphere and The Mind Master.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Nathan Schachner. Featured stories: Pirates Of The Gorm and Slaves Of Mercury.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by George Henry Weiss. Featured stories: The Seed Of The Toc-Toc Birds and The Heads Of Apex
Five Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Paul Ernst. Featured stories: The Raid On The Termites, The Planetoid Of Peril, Mask Of Death, and The Radiant Shell.
Two Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e; by Wallace West. Featured stories: Dawingsburgh and The End Of Time.
[...]"e;We wish we could speak with unreserved enthusiasm about this book. It would be pleasant to make out a list of three essential volumes for humanity and suggest the complete works of William Shakespeare, the Bible and "e;Pieces of Hate,"e; but Mr. Broun's book does not deserve any such ranking. Speaking as a critic of books, we are not at all sure that we care to recommend it. It seems to us that the author is honest, but the value of that quality has been vastly overstressed in present-day reviewing. We are inclined to say "e;What of it?"e; There would be nothing particularly persuasive if a man should approach a poker game and say, "e;Won't you let Broun in; I can assure he's honest."e; Why should a recommendation which is taken for granted among common gamblers be considered flattering when applied to a writer?"e;[...]
Four Classic Science Fiction Stories from the "e;Golden Age"e;. Featured stories: The Invaders by Benjamin Ferris, Lighter Than You Think by Nelson Slade Bond, The Doors Of Death by Arthur B. Waltermire and Each Man Kills by Victoria Glad.