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  • Zomerliefde

    Lenthe Leeuwenberg

    Familie in fictie en literatuur Floor is he-le-maal klaar met haar leventje in Nederland. Al haar vriendinnen hebben hun leven op orde. Als Floor geen contractverlenging krijgt op haar werk, besluit ze om haar leven om te gooien. Na het overlijden van haar oudtante heeft Floor een huis in Frankrijk geërfd. Dit is haar kans!  Gewapend met de sleutel van de woning en de Franstalige eigendomspapieren vertrekt Floor in haar autootje naar het zuiden. Ze heeft haar appartementje opgezegd – ze heeft immers woonruimte in Frankrijk, en bovendien heeft ze er geen geld meer voor.  Floors teleurstelling is groot wanneer het huis niet de gedroomde villa is, maar een onbewoonbare bouwval. Ook de dorpsbewoners zijn niet blij met Floor. Lukt het Floor om zonder kennis van de Franse taal, maar met hulp van haar vriendinnen, het huis op te knappen, of kan ze het beter verkopen?
  • De slavernij in Suriname

    Julien Wolbers

    Fictie en literatuur Voordat het in 1863 zover was, is er vanzelfsprekend uitgebreid over gediscussieerd door voor- en tegenstanders. Hierbij een onderdeel van deze discussie: twee redevoeringen, de eerste (1853) van Julien Wolbers en de tweede (1856) van Nicolaas Beets. Beide heren pleiten vanuit hun christelijke levensovertuiging voor afschaffing van de slavernij. Waar Wolbers zich concentreert op de wrede straffen en de ook overigens slechte behandeling van de negerslaven (de vergelijking trekkende met “De negerhut van oom Tom”, waarin de misstanden van de Amerikaanse slavernij worden belicht), kiest Beets een andere benadering. Hij wil niet het risico lopen dat misstanden door slavernijvoorstanders worden gebagatelliseerd of afgedaan als uitzonderingen, en focust op menslievendheid, beschaving en de geest van het christendom. Beide betogen, hoe verschillend ook in benadering van het probleem, zijn hartstochtelijke oproepen tot erkenning van het recht op vrijheid van eenieder, ongeacht huidskleur o
  • Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Fictie en literatuur An Apple Books Classic edition. Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With all the twists and turns of a soap opera, Pride and Prejudice chronicles the drama that ensues when the wealthy bachelor Mr. Darcy moves close to the Bennet family home in the English countryside. The news of his arrival sends the socially ambitious Mrs. Bennet-whose main concern is finding suitable matches for her five daughters-into overdrive. The book’s main character, the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennet, is a strikingly modern heroine: a woman who refuses to lower her expectations or transform herself to suit society’s norms. Austen’s novel achieves a remarkable balance, serving up barbed criticism of the obsession with money, status, and matrimony even as it draws us into a swoon-worthy love story. At its heart, Pride and Prejudice is a ro
  • The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7-Book Collection

    C. S. Lewis

    Klassiekers The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7-Book Collection includes: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), Prince Caspian (1951), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), The Silver Chair (1953), The Horse and His Boy (1954), The Magician's Nephew (1955), The Last Battle (1956) Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia. For the past seventy years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.  This edition presents all seven books—unab
  • Dante's Hel

    Dante Alighieri

    Literaire fictie Dante Alighieri's Goddelijke Comedie, daterend uit het begin van de 14de eeuw, is misschien de volmaaktste dichterlijke schepping uit de wereldliteratuur. In strenge verzen beschrijft dit middeleeuwse epos Dantes magische reis door Hel, Louteringsberg en Hemel. Frans van Dooren heeft van dit meesterwerk een prozavertaling gemaakt, omdat het zijns inziens vrijwel onmogelijk is de inhoud recht te doen en tegelijk Dantes versvorm te handhaven. Dit standpunt is zeker te billijken. Ook Homerus is in proza vertaald. Ongetwijfeld wordt door deze werkwijze goud in ijzer veranderd, maar het goud was onbereikbaar, en het ijzer is zowel doelmatig als solide. Dankzij deze vertaling is het mogelijk Dantes denkwereld te leren kennen en dat is op zichzelf al meer dan de moeite waard. Dantes poetische kracht, die zijn ware grootheid uitmaakt, moet men missen. Uiteraard kan deze prozaversie ook dienen als hulpmiddel bij het lezen van Dante in het Italiaans. Van de integrale vertaling omvat deze pocket
  • Animal Farm

    George Orwell

    Klassiekers Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon.
  • Keltische Mythen en Legenden

    Thomas William Rolleston

    Fictie en literatuur Fraai geïllustreerde uitgave op groot formaat, met daarin de bekendste mythen en legenden uit Ierland en Wales. De auteur (1857-1920) is een van de leidende figuren van de Ierse 'Literary Revival', dat zijn inspiratie zocht in de oude Ierse verhalen, die oorspronkelijk tot de mondelinge traditie behoorden. De bekendste verhalen uit de belangrijkste Ierse cycli (uit o. a. het Book of Invasions (de Kinderen van Lir), de Ulstercyclus (Cuchulain, Deirdre en de Zonen van Usna) en de Ossiancyclus (Finn Mac Cumhal, Dermot en Grania), en uit de 'Mabinogion' en de Arthurverhalen uit Wales) werden - in sterk ingekorte versies - opgenomen en voorzien van bijna 200 fraaie illustraties: Keltische (kunst)voorwerpen (o. a. de kelk van Ardagh en de Gundestrup-ketel), landschapsfoto's en afbeeldingen van schilderijen en tekeningen (van o. a. Aubrey Beardsley, William Morris en Arthur Rackham). Het verhaal over Oisin (Finn's aangenomen zoon) is enigszins verminkt doordat op blz. 80/81 een gedeelte van
  • Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Meet the Marches! Louisa May Alcott’s classic introduces us to four unforgettable sisters: beautiful Meg, tomboyish Jo, delicate Beth, and Amy, the indulged youngest of the lot. With their father serving as a Union chaplain, the Marches help their devoted mother, Marmee, make ends meet as their fortunes dwindle. The book starts with the family performing a small act of kindness for a family even less fortunate than they are and expands from there, drawing us in as the March girls grow up-and experience joy, hardship, failure, heartbreak, success, and love. Alcott’s novel draws from her own life story. She herself was one of four sisters who all struck out on different paths. Open the pages of >Little Women and fall into a world of innocence and generosity-one that you’ll want to return to again and again.
  • The Odyssey

    Homer

    Poëzie An Apple Books Classic edition. Homer’s eighth-century epic poem is a companion to The Iliad . It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War, trying to make his way back home to Ithaca. Homer’s work was intended to be performed out loud, so it’s a masterful example of poetic meter and rhythm. But above all, ;The Odyssey is a story of adventure-and true love. Odysseus has been gone for 20 years, and he longs to reclaim his role as king and reunite with his beloved, faithful Queen Penelope. During his absence, hundreds of suitors have eaten his food, lived in his home, and even plotted to kill his son. But before he can confront his enemies at home, Odysseus must fight a cyclops, escape after being imprisoned by a lovesick nymph, and confront the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis. As if that wasn’t enough, the gods take their grudges out on him, adding obstacles to suit their whims. Will Odysseus ever get home? And what will he find on
  • Metamorphosis

    Franz Kafka

    Fictie en literatuur The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become.
  • Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    Literaire fictie An Apple Books Classic edition. Charlotte Brontë’s classic is like three novels in one. Above all, it’s a haunting Gothic tale set in an ancient and remote manor house, a story full of suspense, terror, supernatural encounters, and twisted family secrets. But Jane Eyre is also a dark romance in which the road to true love is rife with potholes, as well as a coming-of-age story, tracing a heroine’s development from a shy, isolated teen into a confident woman. When we first meet Jane, she’s just been sent by her cruel aunt to a boarding school with an even crueler headmaster. But circumstances quickly improve for Jane, whose headstrong nature bucks the social norms of the time. She becomes a teacher and starts working for the brooding, mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane eventually falls for her employer, but he’s hiding a secret - and it’s a doozy. Brontë’s novel is, quite simply, a page-turner.
  • Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Thus begins what many consider the world’s greatest novel. Leo Tolstoy originally published this sweeping saga in serial form beginning in 1875, portraying a vast swath of Russian life, from the fields worked by starving peasant farmers to the sitting rooms (and bedrooms) of privileged aristocrats. Despite its epic nature, Anna Karenina is an intricate, intimate study of one woman’s downward spiral into tragedy. As Anna’s husband becomes increasingly absorbed in philosophical and political introspection, Tolstoy’s heroine grows weary of her life as a mother and wealthy man’s wife. Increasingly unsettled by the stark class differences she observes, Anna finds passion again in a forbidden affair with Count Vronsky. But can she overcome her obsessive concern with societal norms to find a measure of happiness? Passion. Betrayal. Love. Revenge. Tolstoy’s classic h
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

    Fictie en literatuur The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Wilde later revised the story for book publication, making substantial alterations, deleting controversial passages, adding new chapters and including an aphoristic Preface which has since become famous in its own right. The amended version was published by Ward, Lock and Company in April 1891. Some scholars believe that Wilde would today have wanted us to read the version he originally submitted to Lippincott's
  • 1984

    George Orwell

    Klassiekers BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - the language of 1984 has passed into the English language as a symbol of the horrors of totalitarianism. George Orwell's story of Winston Smith's fight against the all-pervading Party has become a classic, not the least because of its intellectual coherence. First published in 1949, it retains as much relevance today as it had then.
  • Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. If you’ve only ever seen Wuthering Heights on screen, you may have an image of Catherine and Heathcliff as the ultimate star-crossed lovers. But that’s just scratching the surface of this iconic Gothic romance. Emily Brontë’s only novel is an unabashedly dark tale of passion and revenge that created shockwaves upon its publication in 1847. Without spoiling too much, the original Heathcliff is breathtakingly vengeful, cruel, and possessive, not the deeply misunderstood romantic hero of some adaptations. And Brontë’s story does not end happily ever after. After tragedy strikes, Heathcliff haunts the swirling mists of the Yorkshire moors, consumed with possessing a ghost. A must-read for fans of Gothic literature, this novel will appeal to anyone who loves a creepy story.
  • Don Quichot van La Mancha

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

    Actie en avontuur Don Quichot is een van de grappigste boeken uit de wereldliteratuur, maar het is niet te lezen zonder een gevoel van melancholie. Het naïeve vertrouwen en het onbezoedeld idealisme van de droeve ridder zouden we graag tot het onze maken, eindelijk verlost van de zeurende ironie die we zo modern zijn gaan vinden.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Alexandre Dumas’ classic paints a portrait of Edmond Dantès, a dark and calculating man who is willing to wait years to exact his perfect plan for revenge. After his so-called friends frame him for treason, Dantès is sentenced to life imprisonment in a grim island fortress on what was supposed to be his wedding day. After 14 years, he manages to escape prison, but he is unable to free himself from an all-consuming fury. Instead, Dantès spends a decade carrying out the plan for revenge he conceived while behind bars, bringing nightmarish ruination to those who once betrayed him-and second chances to those who tried to save him. When it was first published in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo quickly became the best-selling book in all of Europe. Dumas’ novel was ahead of its time, an exciting tale of adventure, treasure, secret identities, and daring escapes. It also reads like an early psychological thriller, leaving readers uneasy as they cheer Da
  • Super Granny 5: Verwaaid!

    Megan Havervlok

    Fictie en literatuur Leerzaam en leuk, grappig en goed. Zoek zelf maar in het woordenboek: Verwaaid staat er niet in. Superhelden maken namelijk hun eigen regels en verzinnen hun eigen woorden. In dit vijfde Super Granny boek, vol spannende, grappige avonturen, komen Megan en Granny heel wat moeilijke woorden tegen. Maar als je elke dag iets nieuws leert, dan kijk je daar niet tegenop; dan kijk je er naar uit. Megan is de populairste schrijfster ter wereld van Nederlandstalige kinderboeken. Dat wordt je natuurlijk niet zomaar. Daar moet je flink wat avonturen voor beleven en bergen belangrijke zaken oplossen. Megan en Granny bellen met presidenten en smoren een pittige oorlog, ze bakken pannenkoeken en cake, de bonte was heeft net zo weinig geheimen voor hen als het ruime sop, en het hoogtepunt is het laatste avontuur, naar het Dak van de Wereld, waar… Verwaaid! Lees het lekker zelf.
  • War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

    Klassiekers This is a classic title that is world renown and has been made the text of choice for many literature classes. Come read it today in digital form for free.
  • The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classics edition. The Roaring Twenties are in full effect in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s riveting classic. Man-about-town Jay Gatsby seems to have it all, including loads of money and a massive mansion where he hosts wild, extravagant parties every Saturday. But Gatsby’s missing one thing: Daisy Buchanan, the love of his life, the one who got away. The Great Gatsby explores the impossible, but uniquely human, longing to return to the past and the costs associated with chasing the American Dream. It’s a beautifully written, entertaining read with timeless emotional appeal.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

    Fictie en literatuur Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.
  • Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    Horror An Apple Books Classic edition. Mary Shelley was just 18 when she had a nightmare vision: “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life.” Despite her lack of writing experience, Shelley converted her dream into what is often referred to as the world’s first horror novel, a timeless tale of science gone bad. Frankenstein follows the story of Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein, who manages to animate a hulking creature referred to as a “monster,” “wretch,” or “fiend.” Shelley’s 1818 classic has become one of the most frequently taught works of fiction, a cultural touchstone for conversations about the dark side of innovation. (Made-up words like Frankenscience and Frankenfood have become shorthand for the products of technological tampering.) More than 200 years after it was published, this novel remains
  • Horror Stories

    James Flynn

    Horror Horror Stories is a collection of tales that will chill, terrify, and disturb all those who dare read them. Slip into these pages and you’ll be sleeping with the lights on for months. Are you ready to be disturbed? What are you waiting for?
  • Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck

    Klassiekers Of Mice and Men is a classic novella written by John Steinbeck. First published in 1937, it narrates the experiences of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the 1910s (before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath). The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse", which reads: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.) While it is a book taught in many schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association's list of the Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.
  • Kijken naar jou

    Lenthe Leeuwenberg

    Fictie en literatuur Evi heeft het allemaal voor elkaar. Ze is bijna klaar met haar studie, woont met haar vriend in een mooi appartement en heeft een leuke vriendinnengroep. Ze verwacht binnenkort een huwelijksaanzoek en heeft ook de rest van haar leven al helemaal uitgestippeld. Maar wat nu als alles ineens tegenzit?
  • Super Granny 4: Pffff, Gemakkelijk

    Megan Havervlok

    Fictie en literatuur Leerzaam en leuk, grappig en gratis. Zelfs in de grote vakantie hebben Meg en Granny geen dagje vrij. Verdwenen huisdieren opsporen, mysteries oplossen, pestkoppen een lesje leren, en nog veel meer avonturen. Je snapt niet dat het allemaal in één boek past. Natuurlijk spelen al die avonturen zich niet in Polderdam af. Polderdam is echt het saaiste dorp van Nederland. Daar gebeurt nooit wat, behalve als je midden in de nacht de keuken inkomt en je ziet daar twee kabouters, van top tot teen onder de vanillevla. Megan en Granny reizen zelfs naar Lapland, waar een koninklijke bruiloft… Dacht je dat ik dat hier allemaal ging vertellen? Lekker gemakkelijk, zeker. Pffff. Lees het boek maar lekker zelf.
  • The Foxhole Court

    Nora Sakavic

    Fictie en literatuur Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential—and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher. Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed. But Neil's not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil's new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can't walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
  • Super Granny 2: Oeps

    Megan Havervlok

    Actie en avontuur Iedereen wil wel een superheld in de familie. Je maakt dan tenminste nog eens wat mee. Megan Havervlok heeft alleen geen familie. Ze woont in een weeshuis en dat weeshuis staat ook nog eens in Polderdam, het saaiste dorp van Nederland. Dan wordt het wel lastig om iets spannends te beleven. Op haar achtste verjaardag komt daar verandering in. Op die dag komt Granny op bezoek. Granny heeft hulp nodig, met tellen en rekenen, met eitjes bakken en… met het beleven van avonturen. Granny is namelijk superheld van beroep. Meg houdt wel van avonturen. Ze biedt aan om Granny te helpen. Dat levert een bonte verzameling op van verhalen, het ene nog mooier en grappiger dan het andere. Meg heeft ze allemaal opgeschreven, zodat het een heel boek is geworden, een prachtig boek zelfs, dankzij de voorplaat van de bekende tekenaar Gerard Monster, een boek waaruit oma's kunnen voorlezen en waarvan hun kleinkinderen kunnen genieten, en vooral hard om kunnen lachen. Voor oma's en hun kleinkinderen, van 9
  • Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Horror An Apple Books Classic edition. Few characters have seized readers’ imaginations quite like Count Dracula of Transylvania, the hero of Bram Stoker’s classic. The 1897 novel put vampires front and center on the cultural map, providing direct inspiration for an entire subgenre of bloodsucker fiction - including blockbusters like the Twilight series and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles - and spawning hundreds of movie adaptations! Stoker’s novel is a thrill ride, following Dracula as he moves from Transylvania to England in search of fresh blood, while a small but dedicated group attempts to thwart him. Want more Stoker? Check out his great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker’s 2018 novel, Dracul .
  • De verliefde ezel

    Louis Couperus

    Fictie en literatuur Gelijk bekend schreef Couperus naast zijn grandioze meesterwerken, bekoorlijke aan de Oudheid ontleende novellen. De "verliefde ezel", een verhaal aan Apuleius' Gouden Ezel" ontleend, vertelt een verliefde jongeling, die steeds weer in een ezel verandert. Zijn eveneens betoverde geliefde, Charis, bemint de ezel als een mens. Eerst na hun bevrijding uit deze behekste toestand, kunnen zij elkaar als mensen liefhebben. Een vertederend verhaal zonder - uiteraard - de visionnaire kracht van de latere meesterwerken. "De ode" is een harmonisch klassieke fantasie rond de overwinning van Xenofon van Korinthe op de Olympische Spelen, geinspireerd op een Ode van Pindaros.
  • The Lost World

    Arthur Conan Doyle

    Fictie en literatuur An Apple Books Classic edition. Both Pompeii and Petra were excavated in the 1800s, and as explorers were searching for (and finding) more mysterious ancient cities, authors were finding new inspiration. Among them was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, already famous for his Sherlock Holmes mysteries. In 1912, he published The Lost World , branching out into the popular genre of adventure fiction and crafting a story that will appeal to fans of Jurassic Park . Ned Malone is a reporter who’s just been told by the love of his life that she wants a man who embraces danger. And so, he does what any man would do: He gathers a crew and sets off on an expedition with a professor who claims to have discovered living dinosaurs. What follows is a suspenseful story with hints of science fiction and Conan Doyle’s flair for mystery. After landing on a South American island untouched by time, the crew faces a betrayal that leaves them stranded amid terrifying dangers. Will they escape—and do they ever
  • Zusje

    Edward Hendriks

    Spookverhalen Tweelingen zijn geen gewone zussen. Ze zijn onafscheidelijk en hebben een band voor het leven. Dat weet iedereen die zelf als tweeling geboren is. Als je niet de helft van een tweeling bent, dan zul je het nooit helemaal kunnen begrijpen.
  • Sense and Sensibility

    Jane Austen

    Literaire kritiek Austen biograaf Claire Tomalin stelt dat Sense and Sensibility heeft een "wobble in zijn benadering ', die ontwikkeld omdat Austen, in de loop van het schrijven van de roman, werd geleidelijk aan minder zeker over de vraag of gevoel of gevoeligheid moet zegevieren. [6] Austen kenmerkt Marianne als een lieve dame met aantrekkelijke kwaliteiten: intelligentie, muzikaal talent, openheid, en het vermogen om diep. Zij erkent ook dat Willoughby, met al zijn fouten, blijft liefde en, in zekere mate, waarderen Marianne. Om deze redenen, sommige lezers vinden van Marianne ultieme huwelijk met kolonel Brandon een onbevredigend einde.
  • Eline Vere

    Louis Couperus

    Fictie en literatuur De roman waarmee Couperus in 1889 debuteerde, is zijn meest gelezen boek geworden dat hem direct beroemd maakte. Eline Vere is het slachtoffer van haar aangeboren karaktereigenschappen en decadent Haags milieu, factoren die haar langzaam in de zelfdoding drijven. Couperus schiep met deze beste Nederlandse naturalistische roman het portret van een vrouw dat tot ons klassiek erfgoed behoort. Deze uitgave die berust op de 4e druk uit 1898 is conform de editie van de 'Volledige Werken Louis Couperus'. In deze editie ontbreken een verantwoording en variantenlijst (35 blz. ). Pocketeditie.
  • Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Charles Dickens’ classic explores potent themes like good versus evil, crime, repentance, love and betrayal. At the center of the story is Pip, an impoverished orphan who dreams of a better life. When a mysterious benefactor gifts Pip a substantial fortune, he’s rescued from a life of deprivation and abuse-and introduced to a memorable host of characters: the bizarre Miss Havisham, a wealthy heiress who was spurned at the altar; her cold, austere ward Estella, who eventually breaks Pip’s heart; and an escaped convict who teaches Pip that people aren’t always what they seem. Dickens’ novel-which was originally serialized in a weekly newspaper-contains major plot twists at every turn, which accounts for its enduring popularity. It’s a gripping read and a thrilling portrait of Victorian England.
  • 1984

    George Orwell

    Klassiekers In George Orwell's iconic and prophetic masterpiece, "1984," a haunting vision of a dystopian future unfolds. Set in a world dominated by the all-seeing eye of Big Brother, the story follows Winston Smith, a lowly Party member whose very thoughts are scrutinized. As the Party manipulates history and suppresses truth, Winston's yearning for individuality and connection pushes him into a daring dance on the edge of rebellion. Amidst the grim landscape of thoughtcrime and doublethink, Winston embarks on a perilous journey to reclaim his autonomy and expose the suffocating control of the Party. Battling against the erasure of memory and the distortion of reality, he discovers the power of love, resistance, and the indomitable human spirit. Orwell's gripping narrative thrusts readers into a world where freedom is fragile and the battle for truth is relentless. As Winston navigates the treacherous labyrinth of deception, "1984" becomes a riveting exploration of the nature of authority, the
  • Little women. Dutch

    Louisa May Alcott

    Fictie en literatuur Het verhaal speelt zich af in Orchard House, het huis van het gezin Alcott in Concord (Massachusetts). De roman volgt het leven van de vier zusters — Meg, Jo, Beth en Amy March — en is losjes gebaseerd op de kindertijdervaringen van de schrijfster en haar drie zussen. Het eerste deel van het boek werd onmiddellijk een commercieel succes en het werd ook door de critici goed onthaald.
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

    Fictie en literatuur The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.
  • The Metamorphosis

    Franz Kafka

    Klassiekers "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes." With it's startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first opening, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing—though absurdly comic—meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influent
  • Gouden Daden

    Cornelis Johannes Kieviet

    Fictie en literatuur Een goed boek die nooit uit de mode is, zijn waarde is voor eeuwig. Het maakt deel uit van de wêreldliteratuur, en bevatten allerlei leuke stories over historiche gebeuren en perzone. Het gaf een blik op het verleden, en riep velen verhaaltjes op in de geheugen, te spreken van helden van ouds de wêreld heeft veranderd. De schrijfstijl is heel maklik te volgen voor een die niet Nederlands spreken als eerten taal. Men lezen over feiten die nie vaak worden gehoudt in der geheugen, en ik vondt heel genot er over te lezen van. Vaak vind ik mijzelf denken, aah, is dat hoe het was, of och wat verhaal is dat dan. Nooit voelt ik mijzelf de boek neer te leggen, ieder storie boeid mij in geheel. Ook geloven ik wat voor de kinderen te lezen, die ook mij aan de lippe hangen over. Ja, het is ook vers te denken over wat rot men op de zilverdoek zag, tegenover heilzaamhied die je kunt van boeken als deze. Streng aanbevolen door mij.
  • Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. Herman Melville’s classic begins with one of the most famous opening lines in world literature: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick was a commercial failure when it was first published in 1851, but during the 20th century, the book’s reputation grew and grew. The novel features a memorable cast of characters, in particular the ivory-legged Captain Ahab, who lost a limb to the gargantuan white whale named Moby Dick. Now, Ahab’s sole obsession is hunting down the sea creature to exact his revenge. Heedless of warnings, Ahab risks ship and crew in his maniacal pursuit, bearing out Melville’s observation that ”there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.”
  • De Decamerone van Boccaccio

    Giovanni Boccaccio

    Fictie en literatuur Van de Florentijn Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), grondlegger van het Italiaanse proza, geldt de 'Decamerone' als zijn hoofdwerk. Het is zo fris, levendig en realistisch geschreven, dat het nog steeds uitgegeven en gelezen wordt, in vele talen. Als inleiding beschrijft Boccaccio drastisch de pest in Florence in 1348, voor 7 jonge vrouwen en 3 jonge mannen reden om uit te wijken naar het platteland. Om de tijd goed door te komen vertelt ieder elke dag een verhaal. Geleerden hebben diepere achtergronden van deze amusante, deels scabreuze verhalen aangewezen, maar de sublieme uitbeelding van de menselijke hartstochten, ondeugden en zwakheden is al reden genoeg om ze te lezen. Frans Denissen heeft zijn mooie vertaling uit 1982 (heruitgegeven in 1994) hier en daar wat bijgesteld. Deze verzorgde uitgave bevat verder: (sobere) aantekeningen en een verhelderend 'Nawoord' van de deskundige Van Stipriaan. De reproducties in kleur van miniaturen uit een 15de-eeuws handschrift van een Franse vert
  • Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

    Klassiekers Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. Huxley followed this book with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final novel, Island (1962), the utopian counterpart. The novel is often compared to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World at number 5 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, Robert McCrum, writing for The Observer , included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top
  • Persuasion

    Jane Austen

    Klassiekers The Author There was nothing of the literary woman in the external affairs of her life and its conduct. Born on 16 December, 1775, at Steventon in Hampshire, of which her father was rector, and dying at Winchester on 18 July, 1817, she passed the intervening years almost entirely in the country. She lived with her family in Bath from 1801 to 1806, and at Southampton from 1806 to 1809. Later, she paid occasional visits to London where she went not a little to the play; but she never moved in “literary circles,” was never “lionised” and never drew much advantage from personal contact with other people of intellect. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion , both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon . The Novel Persuasion may
  • Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Literaire kritiek Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifie
  • Cannery Row

    John Steinbeck

    Klassiekers Cannery Row is a book without much of a plot. Rather, it is an attempt to capture the feeling and people of a place, the cannery district of Monterey, California, which is populated by a mix of those down on their luck and those who choose for other reasons not to live "up the hill" in the more respectable area of town. The flow of the main plot is frequently interrupted by short vignettes that introduce us to various denizens of the Row, most of whom are not directly connected with the central story. These vignettes are often characterized by direct or indirect reference to extreme violence: suicides, corpses, and the cruelty of the natural world. The "story" of Cannery Row follows the adventures of Mack and the boys, a group of unemployed yet resourceful men who inhabit a converted fish-meal shack on the edge of a vacant lot down on the Row. Sweet Thursday is the sequel to Cannery Row.
  • The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Fictie en literatuur The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.  The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.  Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
  • Sixty Five Hours

    N.R. Walker

    LHBTQIA+ fictie ** 2019 New Cover - No additional content has been added. Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley are advertising executives who have Sixty Five Hours to pull together the campaign of their careers. Sixty Five Hours to get along. Sixty Five Hours to not kill each other. Sixty Five Hours to fall in love.
  • De nadagen van Nico

    Patrick Brannigan

    Fictie en literatuur Een ultrakort verhaal over de verderfelijke invloed van Nico(tine). Een inspiratiebron voor iedereen die wil stoppen met roken. Of juist wil beginnen.
  • A Teacher's Guide to The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho & Amy Jurskis

    Literaire fictie For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core–aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This free teaching guide for The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is designed to help you put the new Common Core State Standards into practice. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable will enchant and inspire students for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets
  • Jongens

    Anna Enquist

    Literaire fictie In deze zeer afwisselende bundel gaat het over Kunnen en Durven op het veld, over de implicaties van het in het voetbal te pas en te onpas gebruikte woord ‘beleving’, over Willem van Hanegem (en Truus), over Giovanni van Bronckhorst (aan zee), over de verlammende leegte van een voetballoze zondagmiddag en de kampioenskansen van Feyenoord, over wasvrouwen en 1974, Ove Kindvall en John Guidetti, Grieks voetbal, Franse campings, Hollandse voetbalmeiden en pupillen op hard gras.  Anna Enquist publiceert al sinds eind jaren negentig met grote regelmaat over voetbal in met name Hard gras. Ze heeft een vaste plaats in de bus van Hard gras die jaarlijks door Nederland toert langs literaire voetbalavonden.
  • Zo moet het

    Anna Enquist

    Literaire fictie In deze zeer afwisselende bundel gaat het over Kunnen en Durven op het veld, over de implicaties van het in het voetbal te pas en te onpas gebruikte woord ‘beleving’, over Willem van Hanegem (en Truus), over Giovanni van Bronckhorst (aan zee), over de verlammende leegte van een voetballoze zondagmiddag en de kampioenskansen van Feyenoord, over wasvrouwen en 1974, Ove Kindvall en John Guidetti, Grieks voetbal, Franse campings, Hollandse voetbalmeiden en pupillen op hard gras.  Anna Enquist publiceert al sinds eind jaren negentig met grote regelmaat over voetbal in met name Hard gras. Ze heeft een vaste plaats in de bus van Hard gras die jaarlijks door Nederland toert langs literaire voetbalavonden.
  • Love and Friendship

    Jane Austen

    Klassiekers The Author There was nothing of the literary woman in the external affairs of her life and its conduct. Born on 16 December, 1775, at Steventon in Hampshire, of which her father was rector, she passed the intervening years almost entirely in the country. She lived with her family in Bath from 1801 to 1806, and at Southampton from 1806 to 1809. Later, she paid occasional visits to London where she went not a little to the play; but she never moved in “literary circles,” was never “lionised” and never drew much advantage from personal contact with other people of intellect. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote three additional novels, Lady Susan , Northanger Abbey and Persuasion , all published posthumously, and began a fourth, which was eventually titled Sanditon . Austen died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, at the age of 41,
  • Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    Fictie en literatuur A young governess falls in love with her reclusive employer in Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming-of-age novel. Featuring an exclusive foreword from Catherine Lowell and excerpt from her debut novel The Madwoman Upstairs .
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Jules Verne

    Klassiekers Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Tour of the Underwater World (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin , "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tour of the Underwater World") is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. The book was highly acclaimed when it was released and still is; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The description of Nemo's ship, the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines, which at the time were very primitive vessels.
  • Metamorphosis

    Franz Kafka

    Literaire fictie This edition of The Metamorphosis has been lovingly reproduced to take advantage of iPad technology. It’s layout is clean and contemporary, with a 16pt Georgia font, and 1.5 line-spacing. This is the copy you buy for modern website style reading.  About the story:  The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible,verminous creature Gregor has become.
  • Poems 1817

    John Keats

    Poëzie This book has the collection of romantic poems. There are many versions of the fable in Greek mythology, and there are many sources from which it may have come to Keats.
  • Four Arthurian Romances

    Chrétien de Troyes

    Klassiekers Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chrétien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance. The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur’s Queen Guinevere, and in The Knight with the Lion Yvain neglects his bride in his quest for greater glory. Erec and Enide explores a knight’s conflict between love and honour, Cligés exalts the possibility of pure love outside marriage, while the haunting The Story of the Grail chronicles the legendary quest. Rich in symbolism, these evocative tales combine closely observed detail with fantastic adventure to create a compelling world that profoundly influenced Malory, and are the basis of the Arthurian legends we know today.
  • The Billionaire's Beginning

    M. Never

    Korte verhalen From USA Today Bestselling author M. Never, comes a sexy, sensual, fast-paced billionaire romance. Ty Winters is my biggest distraction.  He's handsome, rich, and hell bent on having me.  But as attracted as I am to him, I know we can never be together.  My past has scarred me in all too many ways. And no matter how many times I shut down his advances, he only pursues me harder.  It's a tiring cat and mouse game, and my resolve is dwindling. I want to give in, but I'm terrified once he discovers all my secrets, the chase will be over, and I'll be thrown away all over again. The Billionaire's Beginning is a follow on to the novella Trinity and was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling collection Drawn to Him.  
  • Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Klassiekers Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
  • Lieder

    Wolfram von Eschenbach

    Fictie en literatuur Lieder, Wolfram von Eschenbach. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1665 . Lieder Songs von Eschenbach, Wolfram, 12th cent. Lachmann, Karl, 1793-1851 6th ed. Walter de Gruyter and Co. Berlin n.d
  • A volta ao mundo em 80 dias

    Jules Verne

    Literaire fictie A Volta ao Mundo em 80 Dias, de Júlio Verne (Jules Verne), é uma aventura que roda o mundo, ou parte dele, e, na companhia de Phileas Fogg e Passepartout, duas figuras extraordinárias que aprontam, em cada capítulo, proezas incomuns, você, leitor, poderá conhecer diferentes países. Pensando em como você pode se sentir tentado a viajar pelo mundo durante a leitura desta história, a Editora Dente-de-Leão construiu este e-book interativo. Aqui você encontra ilustrações, infográficos, áudios, fotos, mapas e curiosidades. Ao fim da aventura é possível dizer que você, caro leitor, deu a volta ao mundo em 404 páginas.
  • Munshi Premchand Ki Panch Kahaniya, Volume 27

    Munshi Premchand

    Korte verhalen मुंशी प्रेमचंद की पांच कहानी, खंड 27 मुंशी प्रेमचंद प्रेमचन्द का जन्म ३१ जुलाई सन् १८८० को बनारस शहर से चार मील दूर समही गाँव में हुआ था। आपके पिता का नाम अजायब राय था। वह डाकखाने में मामूली नौकर के तौर पर काम करते थे। प्रेमचन्द के कहानी साहित्य में राष्ट्रीयता का स्वर सबसे ज्यादा मुखर है। उस युग के स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन ने ही प्रेमचन्द जैसे संवेदनशील कलाकारों में राष्ट्रीयता जैसा प्र
  • Arson

    Tori Ross

    Actie en avontuur Archie Morganstern is a fireman in Jensen City with a typical life. At least it's a normal life until he falls into a mysterious substance while battling a warehouse blaze. Darby Clausen has a tedious job as a mortgage processor, but she has a secret only she and her best friend know. She can see a person's most recent dream with one touch. When she accidentally sees what the man harassing her at a bar dreamt last night, she sets out to investigate on her own. After Darby is rescued from a burning warehouse by a mysterious firefighter, they work together to find out why he suddenly has the power to move fire at his whim and precisely what is going on in one of Jensen City's biggest corporations. It would be helpful to stay focused on the task at hand, but Darby and Archie can't keep their minds on the problem and can't keep their hands to themselves.
  • Munshi Premchand Ki Panch Kahaniya, Volume 16

    Munshi Premchand

    Korte verhalen मुंशी प्रेमचंद की पांच कहानी, खंड 16 मुंशी प्रेमचंद प्रेमचन्द का जन्म ३१ जुलाई सन् १८८० को बनारस शहर से चार मील दूर समही गाँव में हुआ था। आपके पिता का नाम अजायब राय था। वह डाकखाने में मामूली नौकर के तौर पर काम करते थे। प्रेमचन्द के कहानी साहित्य में राष्ट्रीयता का स्वर सबसे ज्यादा मुखर है। उस युग के स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन ने ही प्रेमचन्द जैसे संवेदनशील कलाकारों में राष्ट्रीयता जैसा प्र
  • Szkice z życia. Antologia opowiadań

    Autor zbiorowy

    Korte verhalen Antologia opowiadań Szkice z życia, która powstała w ramach projektu Blogerzy Książki Piszą, to zbiór 27 opowiadań napisanych przez osoby, które na co dzień prowadzą blogi nie tylko o tematyce literackiej. Inspiracją okazało się samo życie i wszystko to, co się z nim wiąże. Teksty Antologii są niezwykle zróżnicowane, a Czytelnik znajdzie się w świecie uczuć, tajemnic oraz niesamowitych zdarzeń. Będzie miał też okazję przeżyć znane sobie emocje na nowo, zagłębiając się w świat krótkiej, ale niezwykle sugestywnej formy literackiej, jaką jest opowiadanie.
  • دُرِّثمین

    حضرت مرزا غلام احمد قادیانی

    Poëzie بانی جماعت احمدیہ کے پُرمعارف اُردو منظوم کلام کا انتخاب Collection of Urdu poems of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (alaihi salam), founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
  • De Oostenrijkse Overvloed

    Ronaldo Siète

    Fictie en literatuur Een overheerlijke samenzwering. Een zeven-gangen mysterie. Verrukkelijke kolder. Hoe groot is de kans dat een oudere dame per ongeluk de plannen van een terrorist afluistert? Wat is de kans dat deze dame een spion ontmoet wiens taak het is om de wereld te redden? Hoeveel kans heb je om vijf keer achter elkaar de Schoppenaas uit een geschud spel kaarten te trekken? Toeval bestaat niet. Goed en kwaad spelen een dodelijk spel met Tarot kaarten. Het kwaad is aan de winnende hand. Eén bende is verantwoordelijk voor meer dan drie miljoen dodelijke slachtoffers per jaar, en dat aantal stijgt snel. Hoe groot is de kans dat Watson, The Runner van de LSD, en Shirley, een tenger bejaard vrouwtje uit Villach, hen kunnen stoppen? Als je vertrouwen hebt, heb je een kans.
  • Little Moon

    Lucas Schmidt

    Fictie en literatuur An adventurous love story set within 1837-1848 Texas about an Irish boy stolen by the Comanche, the outcast woman who is said to be a witch and who raises the boy as her own, and the Comanche girl who captures his heart.  A bittersweet tale of an Irish boy who is raised by the Pasaapuni band, becoming a respected warrior by eighteen years old, and who falls in love with a Comanche girl, despite her parents' pleas for her to marry someone who is not white. The character-driven first book in the panoramic The People series, detailing the epic story of the Pasaapuni Comanche band, from the 1830s to 1870s.
  • Quiver

    Lisa Borne Graves

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels What would you do if you could live forever? Could you hide it from the one you truly loved, especially if her life depended on it? Thanks to his dysfunctional Olympian family, Archer Ambrose finds out firsthand how difficult this can be. He never falls in love but bestows it on others—until he meets Callie. When Callie Syches moves to the Upper East Side to prepare for her father's impending death, she doesn't expect to meet the boy of her dreams. She also never believed her father's harebrained theory about myths, but her uncanny ability to "see" uncovers godly secrets Callie can hardly fathom. With an immortal family demanding absolute obedience, how far will Archer go to protect his love from the storm the gods will unleash upon them? In this reinvention of Cupid and Psyche, experience an electrifying series where familial and romantic bonds are at war, and knowledge could mean the end of everything…or a new beginning. Authors 4 Authors Content Rating This title has been rated
  • The Price of Compassion

    A.B. Michaels

    Historische fictie The Golden City is in peril…and so is Tom Justice. “This excellent story, with well-researched historical detail, is a profile of resilience in the face of vast tragedy.” Publisher’s Weekly “A well-thought-out legal drama, full of intrigue and duplicity.” Kirkus Reviews 1907 : Former surgeon Tom Justice sits in a San Francisco jail on murder charges. The attorney hired to defend him is perplexed: the doctor hasn’t confessed to the crime—if there even was a crime—but why won’t he declare his innocence? The reasons are complex, reaching back to Tom’s youth and influencing the decisions he makes about his career, friends, and loved ones. In one soul-defining moment, he makes a choice that will change his life forever. An absorbing tale of medicine and morality in turn of the twentieth century America, The Price of Compassion is Book Four in A.B. Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.” Other titles in the series include The Art of Love, The
  • 250 Greatest Books Collection

    Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlotte Brontë, William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Emily Bronte, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Charles Dickens, L.M. Montgomery, A. A. Milne, Alexandre Dumas, Leo Tolstoy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anna Sewell, Hermann Hesse, Miguel de Cervantes, Herman Melville, Bram Stoker, Sylvia Plath, Lyman Frank Baum, Jack London, Dante Alighieri, Joseph Conrad, Jonathan Swift, Niccolò Machiavelli, H.G. Wells, Franz Kafka, The Brothers Grimm, Kenneth Grahame, Jules Verne, J.M. Barrie, Thomas Hardy, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Dreiser, Nikolai Gogol, Émile Zola, Wilkie Collins, W. Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Defoe, E. M. Forster, Edith Wharton, Henry Fielding, Robert Louis Stevenson, D. H. Lawrence, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Homer, Voltaire, Johanna Spyri, Ivan Turgenev, Samuel Richardson, Honoré de Balzac & William Faulkner

    Klassiekers Embark on a literary journey through the ages with the 250 Greatest Books Collection a meticulously curated anthology that brings together an exquisite blend of timeless classics and modern masterpieces. This collection is a testament to the enduring power of storytelling, showcasing the literary gems that have shaped cultures, inspired generations, and continue to captivate readers across the globe. Within these pages, you'll encounter a rich tapestry of narratives, each a testament to the boundless imagination and creativity of the world's most celebrated authors. From the enchanting worlds of Jane Austen's Regency England to the dystopian futures envisioned by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, this collection spans genres, eras, and themes, offering something to pique the interest of every reader. Pride and Prejudice • The Great Gatsby • Jane Eyre • Romeo and Juliet • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland • Little Women • Of Mice and Men • Wuthering Heights • The Adventur
  • Saving Dorothy: A Reverse Harem Wizard of Oz Reimagining

    Diane Jones

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels Somewhere over the rainbow—or on the other side of the United States—Dorothy of Liberal, Kansas, is about to change her life. She's alone in the world, as her mother died a few years ago, and she now has no one to protect her from her evil stepfather. But she does have a legacy: she is the granddaughter of Dorothy Gale, the curator of the Adventures in Oz Museum. Some say her grandmother was not only the overseer of the museum but the real-life Dorothy who actually visited the Land of Oz. Others say that's crazy, but Dorothy herself isn't so sure. Because unusual occurrences have happened since she was young, and things are about to get even stranger. To escape the attentions of her stepfather, Dorothy runs away from home on a mission across the country to Los Angeles. Rick, a friend from her hometown, who wants to escape his humdrum life on his family's farm, joins her. On the journey, they meet Jake, a handsome mechanic who wants more than his small town offers, and Bert, a cler
  • The Bell Jar

    Sylvia Plath

    Klassiekers The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.
  • And Then There Were None

    Agatha Christie

    Klassiekers The world's best-selling mystery with over 100 million copies sold! Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die. The Spectator (London): ‘Agatha Christie's masterpiece.’ The New York Times: ‘The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.’
  • Super Granny 3: Ouwe Koeien

    Megan Havervlok

    Fictie en literatuur De grote vakantie begint rampzalig voor Megan en alle andere meisjes van weeshuis De Bosheuvel: Juf Galsteen wordt met een blindedarmontsteking in het ziekenhuis opgenomen, en het regent ook nog eens de hele dag. Gelukkig is Granny in de buurt. Dan gebeurt er altijd iets onverwachts. Een avontuur? Welnee. De zolder moet opgeruimd worden. Stofnesten en spinrag, oude schilderijen en kisten vol rommel, dat ruikt niet naar een avontuur. Of toch? De meisjes vinden een dagboek, 400 jaar oud, geschreven door Ridder Rudolph van Nistelrode. Het staat vol raadselachtige gedichten, die over een verborgen schat berichten. Daar snapt natuurlijk niemand wat van. Zelfs voor een superheld als Granny is dit te moeilijk. Maar als twintig meisjes samenwerken, dan levert dat misschien wel het grootste en grappigste avontuur op uit de geschiedenis van de Lage Landen. Een boek waaruit oma's kunnen voorlezen en waarvan hun kleinkinderen kunnen genieten, en vooral hard om kunnen lachen. Voor oma's en hun kle
  • Of Cinder and Madness

    Nicole Zoltack

    Sprookjes, mythen en fabels Cinderella's powers will destroy the Kingdom of Fantasia, and the only one who can save the kingdom is her "wicked" stepmother. When Lady Angelique put her second husband to rest, she tried to do right by her step-daughter Eleonore. After Eleonore's mystical abilities put Angelique's own daughters' lives at risk, she makes the difficult decision to lock the girl in the tower to keep the family safe. After Eleonore's devil-bird minions unleash her on an unsuspecting royal ball, Angelique must join forces with the king to save Fantasia before Eleonore destroys it. Of Cinder and Madness also includes the short stories The Cost of Love, The Cost of Grief, and The Cost of Power.
  • The Invisible Man

    H.G. Wells

    Klassiekers An Apple Books Classic edition. “Alone-it is wonderful how little a man can do alone! To rob a little, to hurt a little, and there is the end.” What would you do if you were became invisible? Would you use that power for good, or would you become consumed with the freedom it afforded you? Griffin, the antihero of H.G. Wells’ classic novel, definitely belongs to the latter school of thought. A misunderstood genius with albinism, Griffin has suffered taunts and isolation his whole life. As he descends into madness, his plans become far darker than simple revenge on those who have wronged him. In addition to this creepy novel, H.G. Wells-who is widely seen as the father of science fiction-also wrote The War of the Worlds , The Time Machine , and The Island of Doctor Moreau ;. Besides killer plots, his work provides chilling insight on human nature. The Invisible Man is a story about cruelty, curiosity, and unfettered power. Read it-and you’ll immediately notice its inescapable in
  • Death on the Nile

    Agatha Christie

    Klassiekers Agatha Christie's most daring travel mystery. The tranquility of a lovely cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Who's also on board? Christie's great detective Hercule Poirot. He recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Despite the exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems… Librarian's note: This Hercule Poirot novel should not be confused with the short story of the same name. Also by Christie. But it starred Parker Pyne. It came out several years earlier. The title and locale are the same, but the contents are quite different. It is not a precursor of this story.
  • De Wraak van de Zwarte Mokum

    Edward Hendriks

    Fictie en literatuur 30 oktober 2017 Tijdens het loshalen van de planken in het historische grachtenpand aan de Leliegracht in Amsterdam, viel hem het schitterende voorwerp tussen het vermolmde hout op. Hij tastte tussen de halfvergane vloerdelen en pakte het op. Hij opende zijn vuist en daar lag hij: een glimmende, zwarte kastanje. Daar leek het althans op. Zijn mond viel open van verbazing. Terwijl hij in de donkere fonkeling staarde, herinnerde hij zich het bordje bij de deur. Hier woonde ooit Manus Elmas, de beroemde diamantslijper die in 1731 de grootste zwarte diamant ooit sleep. Klaas voelde de adrenaline door zijn aderen pompen. Vlug sloot hij zijn vingers om het juweel. Een gratis e-book van thrillerschrijver Edward Hendriks ter gelegenheid van Halloween 2017.
  • Champignons League

    Ronaldo Siète

    Fictie en literatuur Seks, drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll: F.C. Polderboys uit Polderdam heeft het allemaal. Ze zijn dan ook terecht kampioen geworden van de zaterdagamateurs. Het enige minpuntje is dat hun aanvoerder Paulus besluit om op dit hoogtepunt van zijn carrière te stoppen. Paulus (bijgenaamd de Uzi, omdat hij als centrale verdediger alles neermaaide wat in zijn buurt kwam) wordt overgehaald om bij het team te blijven, als trainer-coach. Paulus gaat akkoord, onder één voorwaarde: we gaan de KNVB-beker winnen. Paulus wil Europa in… Iedereen denkt dat Paulus gek is, Paulus zelf ook. Hij is daarvoor in behandeling bij een psycholoog, een lange behandeling want de psycholoog wordt gek van Paulus, maar uiteindelijk stemt iedereen in. En dan begint de ellende pas goed… Recensies: "Een feest van humor en herkenning" (Algemeen Lachblad). "In één ruk uitgelezen" (Het Blije Volk)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Jules Verne

    Actie en avontuur An Apple Books Classic edition. Many credit Jules Verne with inventing the genre of science fiction. In this novel, the author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days whisks us back in time and deep into the earth’s core. We follow eccentric scientist Otto Lidenbrock and his team on a dangerous exploration to an Icelandic volcano that he believes is actually a tunnel to the center of the earth. The deeper the group travels, the more treacherous the landscape becomes, littered with the bones of ancient animals and besieged by electrical storms hurling fireballs from above. But the biggest surprise of all may be waiting for them when they finally emerge… Published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth is riddled with scientific inaccuracies, all of which were based on the accepted theories of Verne’s day. That context only adds to the enjoyment of the story—and doesn’t detract from the amazing fact that Verne accurately predicted a staggering numb
  • De regen de baas

    Marion Bloem

    Korte verhalen Vliegers onder het matras is een verhalenbundel waarin de typische vertelwijze en alle thema's van Marion Bloem te vinden zijn. Haar Indische achtergrond, de schrijfster die haarverleden probeert te concretiseren zodat haar heden begrijpelijk wordt, de erotiek, het verlangen naar een groots en meeslepend bestaan en het schrijven om te ontsnappen aan de werkelijkheid. De verhalen zijn in de loop van de jaren tachtig geschreven en horen onmiskenbaar bij elkaar. We herkennen de vrouwelijke hoofdpersonen, haar familieleden, de verliefdheden en het onbegrip. In elk verhaal wordt de lezer geconfronteerd met de vele verwachtingen van een jong meisje en de nuchtere visie daarop van de volwassen vrouw, die er al schrijvend aan terug denkt. De verhalen zijn als vliegers die onder het matras gekoesterd worden, waarmee de schrijfster uiteindelijk aan de onvermijdelijke teleurstellingen ontsnapt.
  • Het kan niet altijd Kerstmis zijn...

    Raynor Arkenbout

    Fictie en literatuur Student Marcus is een slappe, egocentrische jongen die zijn ouders verwaarloost in het dagelijkse leven. Per toeval ontdekt hij een deur naar een  parallelle wereld, waar het elke dag Kerstmis is. De drang om elke dag daar te zijn is groot, maar niet zonder consequenties… Acteur Raynor Arkenbout (GTST, Sterren springen) debuteerde kortgeleden succesvol met de verhalenbundel ABSURD die als ebook verscheen en waarmee hij de eerste plaats in de iTunes top 200 bereikte. Dit gratis verhaal is voor alle Raynor fans en voor hen die Raynor nog niet kennen als schrijver.
  • Avatar: The Last Air Bender- Memories.

    S R Edwards

    Actie en avontuur Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother, Sokka and I discovered the new Avatar, an air bender named Aang. Although his air bending skills were great, he had a lot to learn before he was ready to save anyone. But from the first day I met him, I believed Aang would save the world. And you know what? I was right. With the help of his friends, Aang defeated Fire Lord Ozai and ended the hundred year war. Zuko, Ozai’s son and our ally, became the new Fire Lord. Together with Earth King Kuei, Aang and Zuko promised to return the nations to harmony. We follow Team Avatar through the years after the hundred year war as they create family and traditions. as they love and lose and as they welcome the new Avatar
  • The Plague

    Albert Camus

    Klassiekers The Plague was originally published in 1947 in French as La Peste . It is a novel written by the late Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, Albert Camus, and has revived in popularity due to its relevance in 2020 amidst the Global COVID-19 Pandemic. The story is of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran, in which the characters who range from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects that the plague has on a populace. It poses many philosophical questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition. The story is believed to be inspired by the cholera epidemic that killed a large percentage of Oran's population in 1849 following French colonization. Sadly, Oran and its surrounding areas were struck by disease multiple times in history. According to a research report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oran was decimated by the plague in 1556 and 1678, but fortunately all later outbreaks, in 1921 (185 cases), 1931 (76 cases),
  • Le Temps retrouvé

    Marcel Proust

    Klassiekers Le Temps retrouvé est le septième et dernier tome d’À la recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust publié en 1927 à titre posthume. L'oeuvre s'ouvre sur le séjour du Narrateur chez Gilberte de Saint-Loup à Tansonville. Une lecture d'un passage inédit du journal des Goncourt entraîne le Narrateur dans des réflexions sur l'art et la littérature, d'où il conclut que en se demandant si tous les gens que nous regrettons de ne pas avoir connus parce que Balzac les peignait dans ses livres [...] ne m'eussent pas paru d'insignifiantes personnes, soit par une infirmité de ma nature, soit qu'elles ne dussent leur prestige qu'à une magie illusoire de la littérature. L'action se poursuit ensuite à Paris, en 1916. Une édition réalisée par Bibebook
  • Suç ve Ceza

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Klassiekers Merdivende ev sahibesiyle karşılaşmaktan başarıyla kaçınmıştı. Çatı katı beş katlı yüksek bir evin çatısı altındaydı ve bir odadan çok bir dolaba benziyordu. Ona çatı katı, yemekler ve bakıcılık sağlayan ev sahibesi alt katta oturuyordu ve ne zaman dışarı çıksa, kapısı her zaman açık olan mutfağının önünden geçmek zorunda kalıyordu. Ve her yanından geçtiğinde genç adam, kaşlarını çatmasına ve utanmasına neden olan hastalıklı, korkmuş bir duyguya kapıldı. Ev sahibesine umutsuzca borçluydu ve onunla tanışmaktan korkuyordu.
  • The Idiot

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Klassiekers Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners.
  • The Bible: King James version

    Anonymous

    Fictie en literatuur The Bible: King James version, Unknown. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1691 . Not recorded.
  • The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint Exupery & Mohsen Safari

    Literaire fictie The Little Prince is an ideal book for children and readers of all ages. Children will adore the lovely fairy tale that the story is beautifully told by Antoine de Saint-Exupery in while adult readers appreciate it for what they truly understand with their hearts.
  • Het zwevende schaakbord

    Louis Couperus

    Fictie en literatuur Het zwevende schaakbord' verscheen in 1923, nadat de roman in 1917-1918 als feuilleton was verschenen in de Haagsche Post. Couperus zelf karakteriseerde het boek als 'een soort humoristisch vervolg' op de middelnederlandse 'Roman van Walewein' van Penninc en Pieter Vostaert. Hoofdfiguur is Gawein (Walewein). Omdat Arthur en zijn twaalf ridders van de ronde tafel zich vervelen, zorgt de tovenaar Merlijn ervoor dat het zwevende schaakbord verdwijnt. Zo kan Gawein weer op queeste en begint een reeks dolle avonturen, waarin ridderlijke trouw, vereerde vrouwen en tovenarij een prominente rol spelen. De tekst is conform de nieuwe, wetenschappelijk verantwoorde editie van Couperus' werken. Pocketeditie; zeer kleine druk, krappe marge.
  • Greek Mythology

    Kristel Lindsey Po

    Fictie en literatuur This book is about the greek gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus. You will learn facts about the gods and goddesses. 
  • A Hunger Artist

    Franz Kafka

    Korte verhalen Our 3rd free ebook from ReadFwd Editions is one of Kafka’s lesser-known writings. A very short one, called “A Hunger Artist”. Here’s a paragraph that might convince you to quickly read this one. It’s worth every second spent reading it. “I always wanted you to admire my fasting,” said the hunger artist. “But we do admire it,” said the supervisor obligingly. “But you shouldn’t admire it,” said the hunger artist. “Well then, we don’t admire it,” said the supervisor, “but why shouldn’t we admire it?” ”Because I had to fast. I can’t do anything else,” said the hunger artist. “Just look at you,” said the supervisor, “why can’t you do anything else?” ”Because,” said the hunger artist, lifting his head a little and, with his lips pursed as if for a kiss, speaking right into the supervisor’s ear so that he wouldn’t miss anything, “because I couldn’t find a food which tasted good to me. If had found that, believe me
  • Die Verwandlung

    Franz Kafka

    Literaire fictie Ungeliebter Sohn und unverstandener Außenseiter. Franz Kafka verwandelt die Tragik seines eigenen Lebens in einen fiktionalen Horrortrip der literarischen Extraklasse, der ihm posthum Weltruhm und ein eigenes Adjektiv einbrachte – kafkaesk. Das Wort steht für „auf unergründliche Weise bedrohlich“. Und genau so kommt Kafkas Erzählung über den jungen Handlungsreisenden Gregor Samsa daher, der eines Morgens als überdimensionaler Käfer in seinem Bett aufwacht. Die Geschichte ist rätselhaft, verstörend und dennoch dank ihres klaren Stils und der eindringlichen Wortwahl packend und hervorragend lesbar. Kafka gelingt eine bedeutende Parabel über Nonkonformismus, gesellschaftliche Ausgrenzung und Entmenschlichung, die auch über 100 Jahre nach ihrem Erscheinen nichts an Aktualität verloren hat. Karl May ist laut UNESCO einer der am häufigsten übersetzten deutschen Schriftsteller und definitiv einer der weltweit wichtigsten Autoren von Abenteuerromanen. Band zwei der Trilogi
  • Korte Verhalen Voor Kinderen: Fantastische Dieren Avonturen - Vol.1

    Carl D. Nuttall

    Korte verhalen Korte Verhalen Voor Kinderen: Fantastische Dieren Avonturen
  • 100 Greatest Books

    Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, William Shakespeare, Aldous Huxley, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Mark Twain, L.M. Montgomery, A. A. Milne, Alexandre Dumas, Leo Tolstoy, Kurt Vonnegut, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anna Sewell, Miguel de Cervantes, Herman Melville, L. Frank Baum, Jack London, Dante Alighieri, Joseph Conrad, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, H.G. Wells, Franz Kafka, The Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, John Steinbeck, Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde, Hermann Hesse, Sylvia Plath & Niccolò Machiavelli

    Fictie en literatuur Explore «100 Greatest Books,» a curated anthology featuring classics and modern treasures. This collection is will your gateway to a rich literary journey, spanning the ages and genres. Embark on an exploration of these essential works, each deserving a place on your reading list. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë Romeo and Juliet — William Shakespeare Alice's Adventures in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll Little Women — Louisa May Alcott Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck Wuthering Heights — Emily Brontë The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain The Picture of Dorian Gray — Oscar Wilde Hamlet — William Shakespeare Brave New World — Aldous Huxley Les Misérables — Victor Hugo Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Secret Garden — Frances Hodgson Burnett A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens The Adventures of Tom Sawyer — Mark Twain A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens Anne
  • The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer: the Wisdom of Life

    Arthur Schopenhauer

    Fictie en literatuur In these pages I shall speak of The Wisdom of Life in the common meaning of the term, as the art, namely, of ordering our lives so as to obtain the greatest possible amount of pleasure and success; an art the theory of which may be called Eudaemonology, for it teaches us how to lead a happy existence. Such an existence might perhaps be defined as one which, looked at from a purely objective point of view, or, rather, after cool and mature reflection—for the question necessarily involves subjective considerations, —would be decidedly preferable to non-existence; implying that we should cling to it for its own sake, and not merely from the fear of death; and further, that we should never like it to come to an end.
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Fictie en literatuur In a shabby New York side street in the mid-1880s, young Cedric Errol lives with his mother (known only as Mrs. Errol or Dearest) in genteel poverty after the death of his father, Captain Cedric Errol. One day, they are visited by an English lawyer named Haversham with a message from Cedric's grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt. With the deaths of his father's elder brothers, Cedric has now inherited the title Lord Fauntleroy and is the heir to the Earldom and a vast estate. Cedric's grandfather wants him to live in England and be educated as an English aristocrat. The Earl despises America and is deeply disappointed with Cedric's father, his favourite son, for marrying an American. He offers his son's widow a house and guaranteed income, but he refuses to have anything to do with her, even after she declines his mone.

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