The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov - 1967
The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech.One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of in exhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances emerge for the first time in Diana Burgin's and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor's splendid English version.(back cover)
Theodore Dreiser - 1967
This powerful novel explores the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock-market panic caused by the Great Chicago Fire. The first in a ''trilogy of desire,'' The Financier tells the story of the ruthlessly dominating broker Frank Cowperwood as he climbs the ladder of success, his adoring mistress championing his every move. Based on the life of financier C. T. Yerkes, Dreiser's cutting portrayal of the corrupt magnate Cowperwood illustrates the idea that wealth is often obtained by less than reputable means.
Great Short Works
Leo Tolstoy - 1967
But during his long lifetime Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. Here reprinted in one volume are his eight finest short novels, together with "Alyosha the Pot", the little tale that Prince Mirsky described as "a masterpiece of rare perfection."The Death of Ivan IlychThe CossacksFamily HappinessThe DevilThe Kreutzer SonataMaster and ManFather SergiusHaji MuradAlyosha the Pot
When Marnie Was There
Joan G. Robinson - 1967
Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...
The Fox and The Hound
Daniel P. Mannix - 1967
His ability to defy death becomes legendary. Copper, a half-bloodhound tracker, is the dog who lives to hunt the fox and, along with his beloved master, embarks on a lifelong quest to end the life of the elusive Tod.Described from the animal's perspectives, the paths of these rivals intersect and overlap in a world teeming with scent, sound, sight and instinct. Their story is vivid, gripping, absorbing, arresting and unflinching. The reader's awareness of wildlife and the essence of their domain may be reshaped and refined and, in the end, irrevocably changed.Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award in 1967, the Athenaeum Literary Award, and was a Reader's Digest Book Club selection. The Fox and the Hound also became an animated Walt Disney movie.
The Thanksgiving Visitor
Truman Capote - 1967
Buddy and his closest friend, his eccentric elderly cousin, Miss Sook--the memorable characters from Capote's A Christmas Memory--love preparing their old country house for Thanksgiving. But this year, there's trouble in the air. Full color illustrations.
The First 3 Miss Marple Mysteries: The Murder at the Vicarage / The Body in the Library / The Moving Finger
Agatha Christie - 1967
Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone--even in the vicar--wishes he were dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.
The World's Best Fairy Tales
Belle Becker Sideman - 1967
ContentsJorinda and JoringelPuss in BootsThe Emperor's New ClothesBilly Beg and His BullLittle One Eye, Little Two Eyes, and Little Three EyesThe Red ShoesThe Steadfast Tin SoldierSnegourka, the Snow MaidenThe Three Little PigsThe Shoemaker and the ElvesDoctor Know-It-AllThe Six SwansDick Whittington and His CatRapunzelAladdin and the Wonderful LampThe Three BearsRumpelstiltzkinThe Golden Headed FishHansel and GretelThe Brave Little TailorThe Gingerbread ManA Horned GoatSeven SimonsThe Little Match-GirlEast of the Sun and West of the MoonThe Musicians of BremenBlue BeardThe Princess on the Glass HillThe Half-ChickSleeping BeautyThe Magic CarpetJack the Giant KillerTwelve Dancing PrincessesLittle Claus and Big ClausThe Colony of CatsSindbad the Sailor
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez - 1967
The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love—in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as "magical realism."
Letters to Felice (Schocken Classics)
Franz Kafka - 1967
Energetic, down-to-earth, and life-affirming, the twenty-five-year-old secretary was everything Kafka was not, and he was instantly smitten. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin, his courtship was largely an epistolary one--passionate, self-deprecating, and anxious letters sent almost daily, sometimes even two or three times a day. But soon after their engagement was announced in 1914, Kafka began to worry that marriage would interfere with his writing and his need for solitude.The more than five hundred letters Kafka wrote to Felice--through their breakup, a second engagement in 1917, and their final parting in the fall of that year, when Kafka began to feel the effects of the tuberculosis that would eventually claim his life--reveal the full measure of his inner turmoil as he tried, in vain, to balance his desire for human connection with what he felt were the solitary demands of his craft.
Philip Ressner - 1967
Although the witch says she turned him into a prince Jerome still looks like a frog--but he goes about doing princely deeds, convincing a large crow, a fire-breathing dragon, and a powerful wizard to cease their assaults on a small town.
The Bridge in the Jungle
B. Traven - 1967
Traven's finest novel, The Bridge in the Jungle is a tale of a simple, desperately poor people coming together in the face of a death that affects them all. The locale is "huts by the river, " a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. A festive gathering that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, when death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes The Bridge in the Jungle with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings.
The Collected Stories
André Maurois - 1967
BalzacLove in ExileWednesday's VioletsA CareerTen Year LaterTidal WaveTransferenceFlowers in SeasonThe WillThe CampaignThe Life of ManThe Corinthian PorchThe CathedralThe AntsThe PostcardPoor MamanThe Green BeltThe Neuilly FairThe Birth of a MasterBlack MasksIrèneThe LettersThe CuckooThe House
Ennead III (Loeb Classical Library, 442)
Plotinus - 1967
AD 205-270) can be regarded as the greatest Greek philosopher of late Antiquity, and as the father of Neoplatonism. His Enneads ("the nines") are now recognized as seminal works in the development of Western thought. This book is the only detailed scholarly commentary available on this part of Plotinus's work, and should be invaluable to all scholars interested in ancient philosophy and early Christian theology. All Greek in the commentary is translated.
Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange, with Fifty Drawings by Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder - 1967
201 traditional fables in finest English rendition (17th century) beautifully complemented by Calder. "... a charming paperback facsimile ... wonderfully inventive drawings make a delightful, modern counterpoint..." Saturday Review.
The Lawrenceville Stories
Owen Johnson - 1967
Now with their publication in one volume complete and unabridged, with the original illustrations, we will all once more be laughing—and shedding nostalgic tears—over the heroic exploits at Lawrenceville of Stover himself, who later went to Yale;Hungry Smeed, who achieved apotheosis in setting the Great Pancake Record;Doc Macnooder and the Tennessee Shad, whose brilliantly imaginative schemes invariably worked out to the discomfiture—and finally to the education—of that pampered millionaire’s son, the Uncooked Beefsteak;and all the rest of their irrepressible friends including Dennis de Brian de Boru Finnegan, the Waladoo Bird, the Gutter Pup, and Lovely Mead.At the time of their original publication, George Ade called these books”the only real prep school stories ever written.” And Booth Tarkington wrote: “The Varmint had given me more pleasure than anything I have ever read. It’s a wonder...and the joyful pathos of the last part of it choked me all up—it was so true and so specifically bully. The Varmint, for al its fun, is what I call really serious writing and is worth thousands of the faddy pretentious things lately present.; it’s infinitely rarer and harder to do.”It is a great joy to be able to make Owen Johnson’s Lawrenceville stories available again, both for those who have always loved them and for those who have never encountered them before.
Great Short Works
Mark Twain - 1967
More than anyone else, his blend of scepticism, caustic wit and sharp prose defines a certain American mythos. While his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is still taught to anyone who attends school and is considered by many to be the Great American Novel, Twain's shorter stories and criticisms have unequalled style and bite.In a review that's less than kind to the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Twain writes: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure to step on a dry twig. There may be a hundred handier things to step on, but that wouldn't satisfy Cooper. Cooper requires him to turn out and find a dry twig; and if he can't do it, go and borrow one." It's difficult to imagine anyone else writing in quite this style, which is why Twain's legacy only continues to grow.
Horatio Hornblower's Temptation & The Last Encounter
C.S. Forester - 1967
S. Forester, featuring his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis and another short story, "The Last Encounter". It is titled "Hornblower's Temptation" in certain US editions.The story is set very early in Hornblower's career, in 1799 or 1800, after Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, but before Lieutenant Hornblower."The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. S. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower.
The World of Jimmy Breslin
Jimmy Breslin - 1967
While ordinary columnists wrote about politics, culture, or the economy, Breslin's chief topics were the city and Breslin himself. He was chummy with cops, arsonists, and thieves, and told their stories with grace, wit, and lightning-quick prose. Whether covering the five boroughs, Vietnam, or the death of John F. Kennedy, Breslin managed to find great characters wherever he went. This collection includes some of Breslin's most famous early writing. Here are the unforgettable New Yorkers Sam Silverware and Larry Lightfingers, the celebrated interview with President Kennedy's gravedigger, and the classic "People I'm Not Talking To Next Year." But the most important voice here is Breslin's--as vibrant as ever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
The Eighth Day
Thornton Wilder - 1967
While there, he launched The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim’s wife and children.At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a “suspenseful and deeply moving” (New York Times) work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.
How the Leopard Got His Spots: And Other Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling - 1967
This collection contains six of the best of these tales, charming new illustrations by Thea Kliros. Three of them explain "How the Whale Got His Throat, " "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." "The Crab That Played with the Sea" relates the crab's origins. "The Cat That Walked by Himself" amusingly describes the special relationship between cats and those they permit to shelter them. The comical tale of Solomon and his many wives, "The Butterfly That Stamped, " rounds out this entertaining treasury of Kipling tales.Dover (1992) republication of six stories from " Just So Stories for Little Children, " published by Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1902. 6 illustrations. New introductory Note. 96pp. 5 3/16 * 8
Of Human Bondage, Vol 2
W. Somerset Maugham - 1967
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The Fishermen's Surprise: John 21, Luke 5:1-11
Alyce Bergey - 1967
Parents trust these colorful books to teach their children Bible stories from Genesis through Acts in a fun, memorable way.The Arch Books series of 100 titles is conveniently divided into 8 sections that include related stories for an organized journey through the Bible.