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Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
In a sunburned country by Bill Bryson
Aesop's fables by retold in verse by Tom Paxton; illustrated by Robert Rayevsky
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen; edited with notes by Vivien Jones
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
The good earth by Pearl S. Buck; introduced and edited by Peter Conn
Almost since history began, England had an important place on the world map. From Stonehenge to the Roman Empire, the Industrial Revolution to World War II, major events have left their mark on this small island with a big history. Most of the materials listed in this collection provide authoritative and focused information about the landmarks, the history, architecture and culture of the country and the Royal Family. As anticipation builds for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which is scheduled to occur on April 29 at Westminister Abbey, visitors can get their royal fix via a stream of news, pictures and videos at officialroyalwedding2011.org.
National Book Foundation has been honoring great American books for the past 60 years. In the current eNewsletter from February through April of 2011, the Foundation will host a retrospective examining more than sixty years of American poetry. The retrospective will include a daily blog featuring essays by emerging poets on all past Winners of the National Book Award for Poetry, as well as a series of public programs in three U.S. cities.
Drives of a lifetime: 500 of the world's most spectacular trips — This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales. This practical travel planner provides specific, in-depth descriptions of the sights each drive offers. A clear, detailed, easy-to-read map of each route. Useful information on the best time to travel. And insider tips to help you get the most out of every fabulous trip. Abundant sidebars call your attention to standout sights along the drive or entertaining background information on the region and its culture.
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones — Austen’s powers of subtle discrimination and shrewd perceptiveness is revealed in "Pride and Prejudice". She is able to convey such a complex message using a simple, yet witty, style.
On the road : the original scroll by Jack Kerouac ; edited by Howard Cunnell ; introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, and Joshua Kupetz — On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies — An evergreen book that one can read again and again.
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