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              Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Annotated
               

              Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Annotated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Twain, Mark

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              Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is a...mong the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry Huck finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist over 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.
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              ISBN 9798747914513
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              Great Astronomers: John Flamsteed Illustrated
               

              Great Astronomers: John Flamsteed Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ball, Robert Stawell

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              John Flamsteed, (born Aug. 19, 1646, Denby, near Derby, Derbyshire, Eng.-died Dec. 31, 1719, Greenwich, London), founder of the Greenwich Observatory, and the first astronomer royal of England.Poor health forced Flamsteed to leave school in 1662. He studied astronomy on his own a...nd later (1670-74) continued his education at the University of Cambridge. In 1677 he became a member of the Royal Society. Ordained a clergyman in 1675, Flamsteed in 1684 received the income of the living of Burstow, Surrey. His report to the Royal Society on the need for a new observatory resulted in the founding (1675) of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, of which he was the first director (and hence astronomer royal). He found that he himself had to supply all the instruments at Greenwich, apart from a few gifts; he was forced to take private pupils to augment his income. A small inheritance from his father, who died in 1688, provided the means to construct a mural arc, a wall-mounted instrument for measuring the altitudes of stars as they passed the meridian.
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              ISBN 9798735719144
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              Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated
               

              Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ball, Robert Stawell

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              Edmond[1] (or Edmund[2]) Halley, FRS (/ haeli/;[3][4] 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 - 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John F...lamsteed in 1720
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              Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated
                

              Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ball, Robert Stawell

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              Edmond[1] (or Edmund[2]) Halley, FRS (/ haeli/;[3][4] 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 - 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John F...lamsteed in 1720
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              ISBN 9798501708204
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              Pictures From Italy
               

              Pictures From Italy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dickens, Charles

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              Neither will there be found, in these pages, any grave examination into the government or misgovernment of any portion of the country. No visitor of that beautiful land can fail to have a strong conviction on the subject; but as I chose when residing there, a Foreigner, to abstai...n from the discussion of any such questions with any order of Italians, so I would rather not enter on the inquiry now. During my twelve months' occupation of a house at Genoa, I never found that authorities constitutionally jealous were distrustful of me; and I should be sorry to give them occasion to regret their free courtesy, either to myself or any of my countrymen.There is, probably, not a famous Picture or Statue in all Italy, but could be easily buried under a mountain of printed paper devoted to dissertations on it. I do not, therefore, though an earnest admirer of Painting and Sculpture, expatiate at any length on famous Pictures and Statues.
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              ISBN 9798718769876
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              A Midsummer Night's Dream Illustrated
               

              A Midsummer Night's Dream Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shakespeare, William

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              A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. The play consists of multiple subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot revolves around a conflict between four Athenian lovers, one about a group of six amateur... actors who have to act out their interpretation of the play 'Pyramus and Thisbe' at the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. These subplots take place in a forest, inhabited by fairies who control the characters of the play. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
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              ISBN 9798573751641
              Released NZ 29 Nov 2020
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              Mathilda
               

              Mathilda (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Santana, Jaime; By Shelley, Mary

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              Mary Shelley, che da viva non ha potuto pubblicare il suo capolavoro Mathilda , ha dovuto aspettare centoquarant'anni per vedere la luce. Una storia spiccatamente biografica senza dubbio, che racconta il lato oscuro della storia della scrittrice stessa, fedele alla teoria romanti...ca secondo cui il modo migliore per esprimere le passioni e viverle. Il romanzo malinconico esplora la natura del dolore, il potere dell'amore, la distruzione come conseguenza della sfida alla natura, il potere perverso del desiderio.
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              ISBN 9798502133128
              Released NZ 10 May 2021
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              Great Astronomers: James Bradley Illustrated
               

              Great Astronomers: James Bradley Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ball, Robert Stawell

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              James Bradley (1693-1762) was an English astronomer and priest who served as Astronomer Royal from 1742. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light (1725-1728), and the nutation of the Earth's axis (1728-1748). These discoveries were ca...lled the most brilliant and useful of the century by Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, historian of astronomy, mathematical astronomer and director of the Paris Observatory, in his history of astronomy in the 18th century (1821), because It is to these two discoveries by Bradley that we owe the exactness of modern astronomy. ... This double service assures to their discoverer the most distinguished place (after Hipparchus and Kepler) above the greatest astronomers of all ages and all countries.
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              ISBN 9798501479661
              Released NZ 9 May 2021
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              Shelley: The Poet of Rebellion, Nature, and Love-Original Edition(Annotated)
               

              Shelley: The Poet of Rebellion, Nature, and Love-Original Edition(Annotated) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Waterlow, Sydney

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              Waterlow gives a brief, unpretentious account of the life and works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who is regarded as one of the finest lyric poets of the English language. Not merely a biography of events, this is an analysis of the age in which Shelley lived his almost 30 years (1792...-1822), the character of the young man, and the messages embodied in Shelley's poems. A few quotes: In the case of most great writers our interest in them as persons is derived from our interest in them as writers; we are not very curious about them except for reasons that have something to do with their art. With Shelley it is different. During his life he aroused fears and hatreds, loves and adorations, that were quite irrelevant to literature; and even now, when he has become a classic, he still causes excitement as a man. The object of these pages is not to idealise either his life, his character, or his works. The three are inseparably connected, and to understand one we must understand all. ... he happened to be steeped in philosophical ways of thinking. The forms in which he gave it expression are predominantly melancholy, because this kind of idealism, with its insistence on the unreality of evil, is the recoil from life of an unsatisfied and disappointed soul. His philosophy of love is but a special case of this all-embracing doctrine. Of all his verse, it is these songs about nature and love that every one knows and likes best. And, in fact, many of them seem to satisfy what is perhaps the ultimate test of true poetry: they sometimes have the power, which makes poetry akin to music, of suggesting by means of words something which cannot possibly be expressed in words. Waterlow illustrates his analysis of Shelley with many excerpts from Shelley's poems. If the reader wants to understand Shelley, this book would be a good place to start, even before reading the poetry itself.
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              Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated
               

              Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ball, Robert Stawell

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              Edmond[1] (or Edmund[2]) Halley, FRS (/ haeli/;[3][4] 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 - 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John F...lamsteed in 1720
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              ISBN 9798735960539
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