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Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels + A Biography of the Author (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

This book contains several HTML tables of contents.

The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Here you will find the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.

- The Pickwick Papers

- Oliver Twist

- Nicholas Nickleby

- The Old Curiosity Shop

- Barnaby Rudge

- Martin Chuzzlewit

- Dombey and Son

- David Copperfield

- Bleak House

- Hard Times

- Little Dorrit

- A Tale of Two Cities

- Great Expectations

- Our Mutual Friend

- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mark Twain: The Complete Novels + A Biography of the Author (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

This book contains several HTML tables of contents.

The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Here you will find the complete novels of Mark Twain in the chronological order of their original publication:

- The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today

- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

- The Prince and the Pauper

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

- The American Claimant

- Tom Sawyer Abroad

- The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

- Tom Sawyer, Detective

- Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

- A Double Barrelled Detective Story

- A Horse's Tale

- The Mysterious Stranger

The Bookshop Diaries: Confessions of a Bookseller

Andy Vines is the co-owner of a small, inner city bookshop. In these fascinating, funny and engaging diary entries Andy writes about the book trade from the inside. Everything from interesting exchanges with customers, insights into the day to day running running of a bookshop and other thoughts about books and reading.

Fun, revealing and entertaining, The Bookshop Diaries takes you behind the bookseller's counter.

An Evening Watch: after the last dog watch

Let me begin by saying this 2nd Edition of An Evening Watch has been rewritten, re-edited, proofed - to the best of my ability since Amazon is somewhat difficult to use - Corrections and errors regarding a few stories had to be rectified as well. My Muse had the unfortunate task of trying to unjumble my previous scribblings: I married her anyway.

If you are looking for and easy to read book of short stories this, I hope, is what you are looking for. There is drama, love, war, thriller/horror, death, fantasy and redemption, interwoven into stories true and not so true. You may decide which have stretched boundaries and those that have not; but all are enjoyable insofar as being able to put your feet up for just a little while reading An Evening Watch.

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)





Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity--in their elegiac immediacy--to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences--relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and '70s. In the two selections presented here, "Excellent Things in Women" and "Meatless Days," we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood--with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along with her five siblings--as she comes to terms with the difficulties of growing up and her own complicated passage to the West.



The Art of Backscratching in Chicago: Driving with Ed McElroy (Chicago Shorts)

"Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street." So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg's nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor's son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and to help people out when you can.

The Incident at Naples

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