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This Side of Paradise

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
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'The wise writer, I think, writes for the youth of his own generation, the critic of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.' Following the education and young life of Amory Blaine, from indulged only child to disillusioned war veteran, This Side of Paradise is a thinly veiled account of Fitzgerald's time as a Princeton undergraduate and an aspiring writer set against the turbulent background of adolescence, first loves, and the outbreak of World War I. Amory moves through a dynamic whirl of exuberant youth, university escapades and adventures home and abroad as one of a new, restless American generation. This Side of Paradise ensured immediate fame as well as notoriety for F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not only Fitzgerald's bestselling novel during his lifetime, it was also the work against which each of his later novels was measured. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of This Side of Paradise: without it, the writing career of one of the twentieth-century's most popular novelists would have been immeasurably different. Brilliant and original in style and structure, brimful of literary experimentalism and fearless originality, it was a spectacular launching for Fitzgerald's career, and instantly stamped him as the bard of the Jazz Age.

Liberty s Call

Author : Donnell Rubay
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Thirty-seven years before Scarlett OHara and Gone With the Wind, Janice Meredith juggled suitors, struggled to survive and watched a sweeping war transform America. Her story was the subject of a best-selling novel, in 1899and the most expensive movie made to-date, in 1924. Now, Libertys Call gives Janices story to modern readers.

Europe and Elsewhere

Author : Mark Twain
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Paradise Elsewhere

Author : Hunt Slonem
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Words from the Cross Lent Lectures 1875 And Thoughts for These Times University Sermons 1874

Author : Charles John Vaughan
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The dead in Christ

Author : Robert Christopher Lundin Brown
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From North Pole to Equator Studies of Wild Life and Scenes in Many Lands

Author : Alfred Edmund Brehm
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The Principles of Christian Philosophy Third edition

Author : John BURNS (Regius Professor of Surgery in Glasgow University.)
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Grettir the Outlaw

Author : Sabine Baring-Gould
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Octavia the Octoroon

Author : J. F. Lee
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Mapping Paradise

Author : Alessandro Scafi
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Throughout history, humans have searched for paradise. When early Christians adopted the Hebrew Bible, and with it the story of Genesis, the Garden of Eden became an idyllic habitat for all mankind. Medieval Christians believed this paradise was a place on earth, different from this world and yet part of it, situated in real geography and indicated on maps. From the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, the mapping of paradise validated the authority of holy scripture and supported Christian faith. But from the early nineteenth century onwards, the question of the exact location of paradise was left not to theologians but to the layman. And at the beginning of the twenty-first century, there is still no end to the stream of theories on the location of the former Garden of Eden. Mapping Paradise is a history of the cartography of paradise that journeys from the beginning of Christianity to the present day. Instead of dismissing the medieval belief in a paradise on earth as a picturesque legend and the cartography of paradise as an example of the period’s many superstitions, Alessandro Scafi explores the intellectual conditions that made the medieval mapping of paradise possible. The challenge for mapmakers, Scafi argues, was to make visible a place that was geographically inaccessible and yet real, remote in time and yet still the scene of an essential episode of the history of salvation. Mapping Paradise also accounts for the transformations, in both theological doctrine and cartographical practice, that brought about the decline of the belief in a terrestrial paradise and the emergence of the new historical and regional mapping of the Garden of Eden that began at the time of the Reformation and still continues today. The first book to show how paradise has been expressed in cartographic form throughout two millennia, Mapping Paradise reveals how the most deeply reflective thoughts about the ultimate destiny of all human life have been molded and remolded, generation by generation.

A New Commentary on Gensis

Author : Franz Delitzsch
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A New Commentary on Genesis

Author : Franz Delitzsch
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A Year in India

Author : Anthony George Shiell
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The Dublin Review

Author : Nicholas Patrick Wiseman
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Memorials of John Legge

Author : John Legge
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Scientific Illustrations and Symbols

Author : David Morgan Thomas
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Swallows and Settlers

Author : Thomas Gottschang
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Between the 1890s and the Second World War, twenty-five million people traveled from the densely populated North China provinces of Shandong and Hebei to seek employment in the growing economy of China's three northeastern provinces, the area known as Manchuria. This was the greatest population movement in modern Chinese history and ranks among the largest migrations in the world. Swallows and Settlers is the first comprehensive study of that migration. Drawing methods from their respective fields of economics and history, the coauthors focus on both the broad quantitative outlines of the movement and on the decisions and experiences of individual migrants and their families. In readable narrative prose, the book lays out the historical relationship between North China and the Northeast (Manchuria) and concludes with an examination of ongoing population movement between these regions since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949.

Weekly World News

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

The New Monthly Magazine

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