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  • Der Kleine Prinz (Farbausgabe)
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
     Das Buch erschien zuerst 1943 in New York, wo sich Saint-Exupéry im Exil aufhielt. Der kleine Prinz gilt als literarische Umsetzung des moralischen Denkens und der Welterkenntnis seines Autors und als Kritik am Werteverfall der Gesellschaft. Das Werk ist ein modernes Kunstmärchen und wird fast immer als Plädoyer für Freundschaft und Menschlichkeit interpretiert. In diesem Werk...

    16,10 €

  • Приключения Алисы в Стране Чудес - Prikliucheniia Alisy v Strane Chudes
    Lewis Carroll / Yury Nesterenko
    Перевод «Алисы в Стране чудес» Юрия Нестеренко (2000), доступный в течение многих лет в Интернете, впервые публикуется в виде бумажной книги, с классическими иллюстрациями Джона Тенниела. Из предисловия переводчика: «Все русские переводы “Алисы”, с которыми мне довелось ознакомиться, достаточно далеки от оригинала. Честнее всего поступил Заходер, прямо назвавший свой вариант пе...

    17,76 €

  • Devil’s Asteroid
    Manly Wade Wellman
    An entertaining story that plays like 2001 A Space Odyssey in reverse. Martians, an interplanetary cold war, asteroids, and devolution await. ...

    17,72 €

  • Black Beauty
    Anna Sewell
    Black Beauty is the autobiography of a horse. This gentle book follows the life a well bred horse, from his early childhood in a pleasant meadow, through a myriad of owners—some kind and some cruel—until fate returns him to the meadow in which he was born. A wonderful story that will remain with you and your child. ...

    20,25 €

  • Flower Fables
    Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women. In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and sensational stories. She also produced wholesome stories for children, and after their positive reception, she did not generally return to creating works for adults. Alcott continued to write until her death. ...

    17,94 €

  • Pudd’nhead Wilson
    Mark Twain
    Two men switched at birth discover the truth about their heritage and neither will ever be the same. A novel about fate and racism, this was Twain’s late important novel. There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. ...

    22,94 €

  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover
    D. H. Lawrence / DHLawrence
    Constance, the young Lady Chatterly, is married to a handsome, well-built man. Clifford, her husband, was wounded in the war, and is paralyzed from the waist down. His physical limitations lead him to emotionally neglect Constance, and for comfort, she turns to the gamekeeper, Oliver. In his arms, she finds the passion she needs, even as she struggles with the class differences...

    23,58 €

  • Civil War Stories
    Ambrose Bierce
    Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. He wrote in a variety of literary genres. His short stories are held among the best of the 19th century, providing a popular following based on his roots. He wrote realistically of the terrible things h...

    20,43 €

  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court
    Mark Twain
    After a blow to the head, American, Hank Morgan wakes up in England. Specifically King Arthur’s England of 528. With no other options Morgan uses his knowledge of science to pass himself off as a great wizard. This earns him the enmity of Merlin. Biting social commentary and laugh out loud humor make this book a classic. ...

    27,58 €

  • Jonas on a Farm in Winter
    Jacob Abbott

    20,48 €

  • A Message to Garcia
    Elbert Hubbard
    A Message to Garcia is one of the most widely read inspirational stories of all time. Since it’s publication it has sold more than 40 million copies. This is the touching story of an American soldier who must get a message through enemy lines to General Garcia. The lessons contained within it have changed the lives of countless people. Prepare to be inspired. This edition also ...

    18,11 €

  • Beyond the Gates
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    I had been ill for several weeks with what they called brain fever. The events which I am about to relate happened on the fifteenth day of my illness. ...

    28,28 €

  • An Enemy of the People
    Henrik Johan Ibsen
    An Enemy of the People addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one brave man’s struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. ...

    17,88 €

  • The Sleeper Awakes
    H.G. Wells / H.GWells
    'Trying to cure his insomnia, Londoner Graham falls into a drug-induced coma in 1897… and wakes up 203 years later. He discovers a world in turmoil, a world shocked at his awakening, a world… that he owns.Thus begins H.G. Wells’ classic tale of a man out of time.Thrust into this new world, Graham becomes a symbol both for those who want to keep him as a figure head to maintain ...

    25,29 €

    F. Scott Fitzgerald / FScott Fitzgerald
    The powerful story of Benjamin Button, who starts his life as an old man and gradually becomes younger, is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best known stories, and now a major motion picture.'This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment up...

    18,12 €

  • Tales of the Jazz Age
    F. Scott Fitzgerald / FScott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of America’s greatest writers. His novel The Great Gatsby remains on the bestseller lists 70 years after his death. Tales of the Jazz Age defined a generation. It was Fitzgerald himself who coined the phrase. He and his wife lived a decadent, fast-paced lifestyle that is reflected in his writing. ...

    27,74 €

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    The miracle of Sherlock Holmes is that for twenty-five pounds in 1887, Conan Doyle created a truly universal and immortal literary figure. Sherlock Holmes is a household word in virtually every country in the world. A few of Shakespeare’s characters are nearly that well known, probably Hamlet and McBeth. Other possible rivals include Robinson Crusoe, Dracula, Tarzan, and James ...

    36,88 €

  • Tales of the Alhambra
    Irving Washington
    The Alhambra : a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in May 1832, Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his 'Spanish Sketch Book.' In 1851 Irving wrote the 'Author’s Revised Edition', also titled Tales of the Alhambra. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories. ...

    27,92 €

  • The Iliad & the Odyssey for Boys and Girls
    Alfred J. Church / Alfred JChurch
    The Iliad is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time. Set during the Trojan War, this timeless poem vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amid devastation and destruction. Homer’s tale is a compassionate view of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death in the face of an oft...

    24,01 €

  • Work
    Louisa May Alcott
    It is one of several nineteenth-century novels which uncovers the changes in women’s work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work. The story depicts the struggles of a young woman trying to support herself. The main character, Christie Devon, works outside the home in a variety of different jobs, but the end of her story marks ...

    36,78 €

  • The Wonder Clock
    Howard Pyle
    Here Howard Pyle has compiled twenty-four marvelous tails. One for every hour of the day! ...

    28,05 €

  • Vanity Fair
    William Makepeace Thackeray
    The book’s title comes from John Bunyan’s allegorical story The Pilgrim’s Progress. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim’s progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man’s sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations. ...

    41,64 €

  • The Professor’s House
    Willa Cather
    Professor Godfrey St. Peter doesn’t like the new direction that his life has taken. When he and his wife move into their new house, he decides to keep his study at the old house so that he will not have to let go of the way life used to be. After a gas leak, causing a near death experience, that he almost welcomed, he realizes that he needs to find a new way to cope. ...

    28,16 €

  • The Moorland Cottage
    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    A touching portrait of a complicated family. The Moorland Cottage is a story about a woman asked to give up her hopes and dreams to further her bother’s Gaskell expertly confronts the mores and social problems faced by Victorian women while highlighting their strength and grace. ...

    20,50 €

  • Women in Love
    D. H. Lawrence / DHLawrence
    Women in Love is a sequel to The Rainbow. Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are two sisters living in the Midlands of England in the 1910s. Ursula is a teacher, Gudrun an artist. They meet two men who live nearby, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich. The four become friends. Ursula and Birkin become involved and Gudrun eventually begins a love affair with Gerald. All four are deeply concer...

    36,34 €

  • Lost Illusions
    Honoré De Balzac
    Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous, and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. Lost Illusions concerns Lucien de Rubem...

    35,81 €

  • Anne’s House of Dreams
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    The book begins with Anne and Gilbert’s wedding, which takes place in the Green Gables orchard. Gilbert finds them a small house on the seashore at Four Winds Point, an area near the village of Glen St. Mary, where he is to take over his uncle’s medical practice. After the wedding, they move to their first home together, which Anne calls their 'house of dreams.' ...

    27,91 €

  • The Golden Fleece
    Padraic Colum
    In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece is the fleece of the gold-haired winged ram, which can be procured in Colchis. It figures in the tale of Jason and his band of Argonauts, who set out on a quest by order of King Pelias for the fleece in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly. The story is of great antiquity - it was current in the time of Homer....

    28,03 €

  • The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn
    Russell Thorndyke
    The sixth book in the series of Doctor Syn novels by Russell Thorndike, in which the doctor travels to Wales to compete with another smuggler. ...

    27,98 €

  • The Time Machine
    H. G. Wells / HGWells
    H. G. Wells’ classic science fiction masterpiece The Time Machine explores human nature. The Time Traveler finds himself in 802,701 A.D., where he meets the peaceful Eloi and encounters the violent Morlocks. Wells uses these two descendants of man to explore evil and its causes, drawing conclusion that might surprise you in this riveting tale that has stood the test of time. Th...

    24,34 €