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Candide

Candide is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply "optimism") by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden," in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds." Candide is characterised by its sarcastic tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a story similar to that of a more serious bildungsroman, it parodies many adventure and romance cliches, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naivete. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal

Funny Stories for Kids: Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves: (Kid's Books, Books For Kids, Children, Fractured Fairy Tales, Parody Books, Free Teen Books, Fiction Books for Teens, Humorous Books)

What would the story of "Snow White" be like if the princess was an idiot, the evil queen was completely incompetent, and the dwarves, instead of being happy and silly, were instead super gross and mean? The answer: "Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves," a comedy short story that is so awesome you'll have to read it to believe it. (Brought to you by the famed Dweezel and Pallie.)

"[A] funny and clever little book... I like this version even better than the original story."

Chytach18, Reviewer for OnlineBookClub.org

"An amazing story, and hilariously funny to boot, perfect for kids and adults alike!"

Angela, Amazon UK reader

"It made me laugh. Grossed me out. Then makes you laugh some more."

Thelma Coots, Amazon reader

"One word : FUNNY! A new way of reading Snow White"

Isienie V., Amazon reader

*****

Take your expectations for a fairy tale and throw them out the window! A noble prince? Lame. A humble princess? What a loser! A happy ending? You wish. This eBook is way better than all that. It will make you giggle, laugh, and ask for more. Either that, or it will make you scream for it all to stop. The only way to know is to read it. Download "Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves" now!

The Funny Stories for Kids series, written/recorded by Dr. Dexter Dweezel and Professor Parnassus Pallie, is an ongoing effort to make fairy tales less crappy. "Lily White and the Horrible Dwarves" is the first in this series, with more to come.

**Note: This story is not for babies. It can be crude, and has jokes about butts, poo, and drunk people. It also has a bit of cartoony violence. There is no swearing or sexual activity. If this story had a MPGG rating it would probably be PG, and would be comparable to a modern episode of the Simpsons.**

Funny Stories for Kids: Family Wars Episode I: The Forced Dinner: Star Wars Parody, Kid's Books, Books For Kids, Children, Sci-fi, Parody Books, Teen Books, Fiction Books for Teens, Humorous Books)

In a galaxy ravaged by tyranny, planets are destroyed at the push of a button and empires are brought down by farm boys and scoundrels. Dark Zader was one of the most powerful men in the galaxy, but when he threw his emperor down a shaft, he found himself without a job.

Living with his kids and down on his luck, he finds that he only has one solution, beg for his old job back from the very emperor he thought he'd killed.

Read as this family of rebel scum scrambles to prepare a dinner fit for an emperor in the most ridiculous culinary experience ever.

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Family Wars Episode I: The Forced Dinner

Fifty Days of Paine

The pun begins when a shy, submissive hardware store clerk, who knows her nuts from her nipples, meets a domineering, wealthy, and very experienced plumber. There could be a flood of emotion or their relationship could go down the drain--nothing more than a pipe dream--before they tie the knot and are bound forever.

Plunge into this heart-wrenching tale and you may find yourself smirking in no time. Water you waiting for?

Hettford Witch Hunt, Series One: Comedy Horror

"With subtle humor and a charming regional voice, James Rhodes cleverly crafts a story of vengeance, mystery and witchcraft. Deftly weaving the ordinary and supernatural Rhodes leads readers along a path strewn with dreary workaday details offset by exciting glimpses of an otherworld that threatens to destroy the safety of the mundane."

-Kirsten Imani Kasai, Author: Ice Song, Tattoo, Del Rey Books

Gary Turlough is falling deeper into his post-graduate slump as each day goes by. He is in a dead-end job with no prospects and, following a slight indiscretion with a local goth, his girlfriend is one more mistake away from heading back to New Zealand. Life in the small village of Hettford would be tough enough without the spirits of two 18th Century witches plotting to kill his only two friends.

Milton and Dan are the real ale drinking hill-walkers of witch hunting: Nobody may believe them, nobody may reward them and they might not ever accomplish very much but nonetheless they remain devoted to their cause. With a slick sitcom format this novel is a must have for fans of paranormal comedy.

SERIES TWO: Available now!

Pearls of Wisdom from the Rebbe of Szczuczyn: A Book of Revelations

I am a ghost writer.

I was a beloved Torah leader who personified the idea of derachecha darchei noam--The ways of the Torah are pleasing--in both my conduct and hashkafa--worldview and guiding philosophy. Anyone who approached me with a question walked away not only with the sage advice of the Posek HaDor--the foremost leading halachic arbiter of the Jewish people--but feeling my genuine ahavas Yisrael--love of Yisrael--and the knowledge that the eizah--advice-- I had given was just what was needed.

I was born in Szczuczyn, Poland on January 26, 1839; and I died in Grodno, Poland on September 15, 1933.

I had a shop selling household provisions that my wife managed. However, the business was not successful, and I turned to teaching in order to support myself and my family. From 1864 to 1869, I taught Talmud in Minsk and Washilishok.

I served as the town rabbi of Radin for a short period. I resigned from this position to establish the Yashivas Chaim in Szczuczyn.

My first book Seeker of Life dealt with the Biblical laws of gossip and slander. Guarding of the Tongue is a comprehensive discussion of the Jewish concept of the power of speech. Clarified Teachings is a commentary on Jewish Law. Explanation of the Law contains analyses of halachic rulings. Gate of Distinction clarifies ambiguous statements of Jewish Law. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen is a collection of tales based on my imprisonment at Auschwitz. My last book Magical Tales from the Rebbe of Szczuczyn is based on tales told by the Szczuczyn Chasidim with whom I grew up.

A discussion of lashon hara--derogatory speech about another person--usually assumes that the prohibition is rooted in the damage that it causes. But what damage do we cause ourselves by owning up to our own negative character traits? I am thinking of people who go beyond proper teshuvah--atoning for their sins--and habitually run themselves down. It is this constant negativity toward oneself that is forbidden because being overly self-critical is a slight against God, the Creator who made us. It's one thing to take honest stock of who we are; it's quite another thing to run ourselves down all the time (even if the charges are mostly true) without simultaneously appreciating what is good, decent, and even Godly within us. The self-directed lashon hara--gossip and slander--of speaking overly negatively about ourselves ignores the reality of God that forms the essence of every living soul.

In life, I was a modest and humble man. I did Justice; I loved Mercy; and I walked Humbly with my God.

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The Heiress & The Detective: The Thin Man's Nick & Nora: Origin (Scott F Neve's Prequels, Sequels and Parodies Book 7)

A series of tragic events precedes the marriage of the classiest sleuthing couple ever. The west coast heiress meets the east coast detective for the first time in San Francisco. The life of the girl's father is being threatened by a blackmailer who is someone very close to the family. Trigger-happy cops, high society dames, and murderous fugitives cause mayhem for the heiress. Can the detective solve the mystery, foil the villain, and win the girl's heart? Or will this really be his last case?

the art of seduction in 101 awkward scenarios

Warning to readers: This book is not to be taken seriously. Do not read this if you don't like crude, vulgar stories of sexual debauchery. If you do, well great. Have you ever been stuck inside an elevator with a really hot guy/girl but you felt unsure on how to seduce them, if you could seduce them or even if there is enough time? Well don't worry as this self-help seduction manual will guide you effectively through a series of 101 truly awkward scenarios to maneuver effectively. The Art of Seduction in 101 Awkward Scenarios is a self-help parody on common self-help books associated with seduction and flirtation. Each scenario is based on using a variety of unique skills and absurd tricks to seduce someone in some of the most bizarre yet comical situations ever thought, such as when you are taking your dog for a walk.

Useless Crap From Around the House: The Sullivan Family Garage Sale

Comedy writer Danno Sullivan has LOTS of useless crap--and now it's for sale!

This parody-style book of comedy and wordplay features very funny for-sale adverts and means you may finally be able to buy things like:

-Gluten-free gluten.

-Archaic measurements

-Boring speaker presentation kit

-Big Book of Presidential Knock-Knock Jokes

-Constant ongoing banging sound with echo

-Faulty palindrome

-Rare recording of Abraham Lincoln's voice

Over 200 useless items, complete with comic descriptions and fake prices.

For fans of funny wordplay in the vein of Benchley, Thurber, and Groucho Marx, or fans of classic comedy like the Goons, Monty Python, and Groucho Marx, this little book will likely be a huge disapointment, but it's mostly spelled and punctuated correctly, so at least there's that.

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Game of Thorns

Prince Donald Greenleaf was on top of the world. He was next in line to become the King of his beloved kingdom. This was, until the day his father died and left the throne to his evil Jester. Donald must determine why his father would change his will, and recruit an army to take the throne that is rightfully his. On his journey, he will encounter: griffins, stacked wenches, dragons and tons of other mythical creatures during this epic trilogy. Join Donald as he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.

For the first time ever, own the complete trilogy, all in one book.

oGame of Thorns I: Companionship of the Acquaintances

oGame of Thorns II: Scuffle for the Structures

oGame of Thorns III: Return of the Griffin King

From the author that brought you such memorable and hilarious books as: An Even Newer Moon, The Werewolf and Vampire Diaries, and The Hungry Werewolf Games.

WARNING: This book may be considered highly offensive and is not recommended for children. To enjoy this, you must have an expanded sense of humor. If you are expecting a serious book or Game of Thrones, you will be disappointed. Please take the time to read the preview before purchasing this book.

Garry Plotter 1-7 Part 1 Ninja School Anthology

Pages upon pages of mayhem...

Montezuma's Revenge (Scott F Neve's Prequels, Sequels and Parodies Book 3)

Inspired by The Mummy starring Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser. The saga began when the lady librarian and the hero were diving in the Nile at the location of the Library of Alexandria. She had uncovered an ancient clue to the gold Book of Enoch, the great grandfather of Noah. The book was handed down from Methuselah to Ham. His descendant King Nimrod at the Tower of Babel had the parchment scroll copied into a tome of gold. He carried the gold book with him, but he was afraid to open it. Then God came down and mixed up the languages of the tribes of the earth. When God dispersed the families at the Tower of Babel, He transported them to the farthest islands and coastlines of the world. Then another king took the throne. He was Montezuma the magnificent. He was a great leader and visionary; and he possessed the book. The Book of Enoch contained blessings and curses. The blessings could raise the dead to life, or show signs in the heavens. The curses of the book were to bring a massive flood, or to transform a city and its people into pillars of salt.

Scrooge: Origin (Scott F Neve's Prequels, Sequels and Parodies Book 2)

Scrooge was dead to begin with. He was stillborn at birth. His mother cried from a broken heart. His father gave a sigh of relief. He was glad that there would not be another mouth to feed, or another soul to suffer a life of hard times. The midwife wrapped the baby in an old cloth. Then she said a prayer before she dropped the lifeless thing out of a window onto a dump heap in the alley. The sudden jolt caused the baby's small heart to begin beating. A tiny cry escaped its lips. The faithful midwife retrieved the boy child from the most disgraceful rubbish imaginable.

Hamlet in the Wry: A Literary Mashup

Shakespeare meets Salinger, and Hamlet meets Holden, in this literary mashup of Hamlet and The Catcher in the Rye.

He Will Not Divide Us: A Comprehensive, Groundbreaking Look Into the Depths of Leftist, Metamodernist Thought

He Will Not Divide Us is the groundbreaking new work from reclusive author and patriot, Rusty Revere. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a Metamodernist, Leftist Liberal? Are you ready to take the next step in submersing yourself into the realms of enlightened, Leftist thought? As the fearless leader himself once said, "Do it! Just Do it! Don't let your dreams be dreams. Yesterday, you said tomorrow, so Just Do It! Make your dreams come true. JUST DO IT!"

BONUS: To plunge in even deeper, and truly test the enlightened realms of your mind, search these pages for a special, hidden message from the most insightful, sagacious actor and free thinker of our times.

See what the critics are saying:

"He Will Not Divide Us is a captivating journey into the minds of some of the most brilliant, left-wing political activists of the day. You will find no cumbersome reasonings or bothersome existential facts within the pages of this book, but rather motivational fuel for participation into the pure, transcendental chants of likeminded, leftist free-thinkers." Dr. Thurston Professalot, University of Vermont- Communist Indoctrination Dept.

"This book is awesome. Read it, study it, and preach it. If anyone argues with you about the simple, yet profound truths contained within, well, we have ways of dealing with THEM." Jared Marley, Violent, Convicted Felon and Peace Activist

"I love this book so much, I like, have it memorized. I like, keep reciting its verses over and over in my head, so that when I get together with all my friends, I'll like, be all prepared and ready. When I recite these words out loud, I like, feel like I'm really making a difference and changing the world around me." Sandra Marie Fox, Artist and frequent He Will Not Divide Us movement participant

Old Friends, Epistolary Parody

This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.