It’s never too early to develop a love of drawing! Young readers will enjoy creating their own cute and colorful drawings as they follow clear instructions. Age-appropriate text guides readers as they draw and color their own storybook characters, vehicles, pets, and wild animals.
Odysseus, one of the great Greek warriors of the Trojan War, has not arrived home. His ship is blown off course by the vengeful sea god Poseidon, thus leading the hero into a series of awesome adventures that form a cornerstone of Western literature.
At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon’s army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever.
The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been called one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world.
The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and sometimes violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul – determined they will not follow their father into working down the coal mines.
Paul Roland takes an entertaining and novel approach to the world of the supernatural, describing how ghosts are no longer confined to castles and dungeons but have penetrated modern life, haunting our cities and using different methods of communication.
Heart of Darkness tells the story of Charlie Marlowe, who takes a steamboat on a voyage into the heart of Africa. His mission is to relieve an ivory agent named Kurtz, who has been taken ill at a remote trading station.
Mark Twain’s classic of smalltown life along the banks of the Mississippi features loveable rascal Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn. Tom lives with his respectable but gullible Aunt Polly and, dogged by his nemesis – the villainous Injun Joe – embarks on a series of adventures, which include witnessing a murder in a graveyard at dead of night, running away to become a pirate and hunting for buried treasure in a haunted house. Twain paints a wonderfully droll and idyllic picture of rural Missouri as his quick-witted hero keeps weaving his way into, and out of, trouble.
During a business visit to Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count’s transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by teeth.
The two cities are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have been cruelly abused by the Marquis de St. Evremonde and his brother.
The Rights of Man is a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke’s attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France.
Because the average prince is likely to be focused upon his own interests, a prince’s private interests are generally in opposition to those of his subjects. Fortunate is the kingdom ruled by a virtuous prince (virtue here defined as being able to pursue his own interests without conflict). In Machiavelli’s view, virtue is that which increases power; vice is that which decreases it.
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement.
Jane Austen’s classic tale of love overcoming preconceptions centres on the two eldest daughters of the Bennet family: Jane and Elizabeth. Elizabeth has to fend off an unwelcome offer of marriage from the Rev. Collins, while mistakenly falling for the charms of the dashing Mr Wickham, before realising that appearances are deceptive and that her prejudice against Mr Darcy has blinded her to his real character. Witty, humorous and ultimately satisfying, this masterpiece of classic fiction has endured for more than two hundred years.
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When Doctor Frankenstein builds a monster in the name of science, he never expects to have to leave the creature and return later to find it killed his brother. The monster eventually tracks him down so that Victor Frankenstein can build the monster a female companion so that he can exercise his right for happiness.