Henry James's great masterpiece, now in a stunning Penguin clothbound edition designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith. When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny', Henry James created one of his most magnificent heroines, and a story of intense poignancy. This edition is based on the earliest published copy of the novel: this is the version that was read first and loved by most readers in James's lifetime. It also includes an introduction, notes and other editorial materials by leading James scholar Philip Horne. Henry James was born in 1843 in Washington Place, New York, of Scottish and Irish ancestry. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl. Philip Horne is Professor of English at University College London.
Follow the Ant features character building traits such as: love, peace, gentleness, meekness, joy, patience, goodness, and self-control. Each character trait is represented by an animated character: faith - Ant, love - Lion, joy - Rabbit, peace - Dove, good - Gator, gentle - Bear, temperance - Tiger, and humble - Hippo. This is the first of a series of Follow the Ant books. The author is an educational psychologist that believes that good character produces great human beings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130102/bk_acx0_130102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on Melville's real-life experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, his first novel was extremely popular, provoking public skepticism until the events within were corroborated by a fellow castaway. Typee is properly considered a work of fiction, as the three weeks stay on which the author based his story is here extended to four months, and the book is supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other Pacific exploration books of the time. The title refers to the province of Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; making him notorious as the man who lived among the cannibals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003641/bk_drms_003641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Amazon number one best-selling Ghost Story & One of The Kindle Book Review's Best Books of 2011: Twenty years after surviving a school shooting, Tanner Khan and his fellow classmates reluctantly agree to hold a reunion. Although they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, they come back to their hometown and reunite in the defunct school building. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the spirit of David Ray, the troubled teen who killed many of their classmates. Join the hurting survivors as they discover who's really doing the haunting, with a twist that you'll never see coming. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002526/bk_acx0_002526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just keep laughing and nobody will get hurt! Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny, wildly popular books The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everything. LEARN how to fly! HEAR about Arthur and the Irrational Sofa! GROAN at Marvin's escapade with the Frogstar Battle Robot! Adams may have a cult following, but it's the happiest cult around, thanks to his inventive, absurd, and impish humor which comes through fully in this release. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/dove/000029/pf_dove_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a stand-alone. Though it is book four in the Tall, Dark and Deadly series (and book one in the Walker Security series), it contains an overarching plot from the previous books in the Tall, Dark and Deadly series (see the Tall, Dark and Deadly books 1-4 Boxed Set). Bonus sampler book: This edition includes excerpts from these 11 best-selling authors: Audrey Carlan, Carly Phillips, Kim Karr, Kyra Davis, Nicole Snow, Melody Anne, Geneva Lee, Layla Hagen, Whitney G., Linda Jones & Linda Howard, and Brenda Novak. About the book: Kyle, one of the alpha men of Walker Security, is hot, bothered, and intense, and when Myla lands in his line of fire, she'll soon learn her secrets - and her passion - belong to him. From New York Times best-selling author Lisa Renee Jones. Myla is beautiful, a dove with clipped wings, captive of the wolf, a vicious drug lord. One look into her eyes and Kyle could see the pain, the fear...the desperation. Or so it seems. He's been fooled before by a woman, and it cost him everything and everyone he loved. He won't be fooled again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susannah Jones, Eric Michael Summerer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028347/bk_adbl_028347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is an update of the ongoing Bluegrass, Bluegrass Brothers, and Forever Bluegrass series. If you haven't heard the books in those series, then it is recommended that you start with Bluegrass State of Mind. You're invited to the Rose sisters' Surprise 100th Birthday Party! What do the people of Keeneston do when they find out the Rose sisters' 100th birthday is only days away? Try to throw one heck of a surprise party that even John Wolfe couldn't see coming! Come back to Keeneston for a visit with each of your favorite couples and their children as they all try to pull off the seemingly impossible-surprise the Rose sisters. Will the Rose sisters be too distracted with all of the other gossip to notice the biggest happening in Keeneston's history or will they blow the surprise? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097577/bk_acx0_097577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First kisses. Daring adventures. Centuries of secrets.... The witches have been driven into hiding. Without their magical songs, the seasons are breaking apart and the boundaries of nature have splintered. With only their guardians to protect them, two witches must stand between the world and utter destruction. One must pave the way, the other must take up the fight, and both face an impossible and deadly choice. A choice that will cost them everything. The Witch Song Series tells the story of two witches and the men who love them as they race to uncover the secrets that could destroy them all. If you love the unique magic, sweet romance, and dangerous secrets found in books like Serpent & Dove and Caraval, get ready to dive into the whirlwind adventure that is Witch Song. Order your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Reizian Frank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076762/bk_acx0_076762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secret Santa is New York Times & USA Today best-selling author Kathleen Brooks' novella to update fans on their favorite characters from her Bluegrass books. This installment should follow Rising Storm and precede Acquiring Trouble in the Bluegrass Brothers series. It wouldn't be Christmas in Keeneston without a party! Everyone's invited, even Santa.… Kenna's court docket is full, Dani's hiding from her in-laws, Paige and Annie are about to burst from pregnancy, and Marshall is breaking up fights at the PTA Christmas concert. The sweet potato casserole is made, the ham and biscuits are on the table, and men are losing their shirts - and not because of bets placed with the Rose Sisters! All the while, the entire town is wondering one thing: Who is the Secret Santa that showed up with special gifts for everyone? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013361/bk_acx0_013361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.