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Lord of the Flies

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Broadway and Economics

Broadway and Economics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew C. Rousu
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Economics has often been described as "the dismal science," with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world’s problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals are an excellent way to show this. Musicals tell engaging stories through song and many are rich with economic concepts. This book analyzes 161 songs from 90 musicals to explore what they can teach us about supply and demand, monetary policy and numerous other core economic concepts. While some songs have an obvious connection to economics, other connections may seem less apparent. When you hear "Let it Go" from Frozen, does your mind think about a firm’s production decisions? After reading this book, it will. Whether showing how Hamilton can illustrate concepts of central banking, or how "Stars" from Les Miserables provides a perfect example of inelastic demand, the author presents complicated topics in an understandable and entertaining way. Featuring classic songs from some of the most popular shows ever produced, along with some hidden gems, Broadway and Economics will be of interest to anybody studying an introductory economics course as well as theatre aficionados.

Dessa Rose

Dessa Rose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sherley A. Williams
Editor: Harper Collins
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Sherley A. Williams’ highly acclaimed historical novel details two women’s fierce strength of will and an unlikely bond despite racial barriers in the pre-civil war south “Having this treasure of a book available again for new and more readers is not only necessary, it is imperative.”—Toni Morrison In 1829, in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman helped lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed to the market for sale. She was sentenced to death, but her hanging was delayed until after the birth of her baby. In North Carolina in 1830, a white woman living on an isolated farm was reported to have given sanctuary to runaway slaves. In Dessa Rose, Sherley A. Williams asks the question: “What if these two women met?” From there the story unfolds: two strong women, one black, one white, form a forbidden and ambivalent alliance; a bold scheme is hatched to win freedom; trust is slowly extended and cautiously accepted as the two women unite and discover greater strength together than alone. United by fate but divided by prejudice, these two women are locked in a thrilling battle for freedom, sisterhood, friendship, and love.

The Unwanteds

The Unwanteds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa McMann
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths. Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.

Broadway for Two

Broadway for Two Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Beck,Brian Fisher
Editor: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457425929
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Available for the first time in a collection, these 10 contemporary theatre duets include complete background notes about each composer, musical, song, and character featured. A valuable resource for directors planning a Broadway cabaret or review-style performance! Titles: * Alone in the Universe (Seussical: The Musical) * Forever Yours (Once on This Island) * Love Song (Pippin) * Small Talk (The Pajama Game) * They Were You (The Fantasticks) * Wheels of a Dream (Ragtime) * Lily's Eyes (The Secret Garden) * Pretty Women (Sweeney Todd) * If Momma Was Married (Gypsy) * Poor Little Pierrette (The Boy Friend)

Once in an Island

Once in an Island Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alvin Glen Edwards
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The story is built around a Jamaican family who chose to leave Jamaica in search of a different life in another island; ‘a small island’ as is referred to by many Jamaicans in condescension. They face challenges generated by their new environment and issues having its genesis in their own island. It is filled with intrigue, love, determination, and exposes the vagaries of our political systems. It forces us to think about our relationships with one another. It is a story about relationships in the pursuit of our greatest ambitions in life and plays on the national sentiments that exist between island nations in the Caribbean. It shows love in its several forms; love of country, love of family, love for children, love for material things and erotic love as it expresses itself passionately and basely. It exposes the legal systems, as Marlene and Richard pursues justice for their loved ones and brushes against the democratic structures as inherited from the colonizers and adapted to existing circumstances. It makes us pause for a moment as we ponder about the need to respect the rule of law. We experience a mother’s overwhelming love and ambition for her offspring as it is firmly engraved in her child’s mind and learn as we do time and again that, ‘You can find a bad egg anywhere’. The story is built on reality, but is fictitious and set in a fictitious island. This is a story for the whole Caribbean as indeed the world.

Coral Island

Coral Island Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040219938
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This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Naomi Klein
Editor: Knopf Canada
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WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink. Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elinor Teele
Editor: HarperCollins
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Roald Dahl meets The Penderwicks in this quirky, humorous, whimsical, and heartwarming middle grade debut about two siblings who run away from home to escape working in the family coffin business. John Coggin is no ordinary boy. He is devising an invention that nobody has ever seen before, something that just might change the world, or at least make life a little bit better for him and his little sister, Page. But that’s only when he can sneak a break from his loathsome job—building coffins for the family business under the beady gaze of his cruel Great-Aunt Beauregard. When Great-Aunt Beauregard informs John that she’s going to make him a permanent partner in Coggin Family Coffins—and train Page to be an undertaker—John and Page hit the road. Before long, they’ve fallen in with a host of colorful characters, all of whom, like John and Page, are in search of a place they can call home. But home isn’t something you find so much as something you fight for, and John soon realizes that he and Page are in for the fight of their lives.

Sawkill Girls

Sawkill Girls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire Legrand
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062696629
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“Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power.” —Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth “An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength.” —Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species From the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn comes a breathtaking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Stranger Things. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.

Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002

Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Suskin
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195347943
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Called the "theater equivalent of longtime New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael" by Matinee Magazine, critic and producer Steven Suskin chronicles the 2001-2002 theater season in his latest installment in the Broadway Yearbook series. Commenting with wit and erudition on each show that opened on Broadway between May 2001 and May 2002, Suskin's vivid descriptions recall Tony winners like Thoroughly Modern Millie and Urinetown and commercial smashes like Mamma Mia! and The Graduate. A great read for theater buffs, the book is also a valuable sourcebook for critics, Broadway historians, and theater professionals, providing an array of statistics on every Broadway production of the season, as well as noteworthy off-Broadway performances. The intelligent and witty Broadway Yearbook, 2001-2002 will engage theater lovers, performers, and critics alike.

Treasure Of Tales-4

Treasure Of Tales-4 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pratibha Nath
Editor: S. Chand Publishing
ISBN: 8121924642
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Everybody loves a story.Children, in particular, find stories fascinating and this set of six books in multicolour is a collection that would satisfy any child.

The Crater

The Crater Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Editor: The Floating Press
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Regarded by many as the first writer to develop a quintessentially American literary style, James Fenimore Cooper's work is always highly evocative of a particular time, place, and ethos. In The Crater, Fenimore Cooper introduces a supernatural element to a classic action-adventure tale, which makes for a rip-roaring read.

The Four Stragglers

The Four Stragglers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank L. Packard
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"The Four Stragglers" by Frank L. Packard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gloria Whelan
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ISBN: 9780061975820
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The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled—her life has been sold for a dowry. Can she forge her own future, even in the face of time-worn tradition? Perfect for schools and classrooms, this universally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning novel by master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan is a gripping tale of hope that will transport readers of all ages.

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Swift
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Bring the Classics To Life. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall specific details, sequence the events, draw inferences from story context, develop another name for the chapter, and choose the main idea. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Your students will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. In our society, knowledge of these Classics is a cultural necessity. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Ravensdene Court

Ravensdene Court Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Fletcher
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EDGAR ALLAN POE Ultimate Collection: 160+ Short Stories, Novels & Poems (Including Essays, Letters & Biography)

EDGAR ALLAN POE Ultimate Collection: 160+ Short Stories, Novels & Poems (Including Essays, Letters & Biography) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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EDGAR ALLAN POE Ultimate Collection: 160+ Short Stories, Novels & Poems (Including Essays, Letters & Biography) by Edgar Allan Poe Summary

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Po's complete works, which has been designed to the highest digital standards. Novels The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket The Journal of Julius Rodman Short Stories The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Rogêt The Purloined Letter The Gold-Bug The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade The Man of the Crowd The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat The Masque of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum Ligeia The Oval Portrait A Tale of the Ragged Mountains Eleonora A Dream Metzengerstein The Assignation Berenice Morella William Wilson The Imp of the Perverse Hop-Frog The Light-House Ms. Found in a Bottle A Descent into the Maelstrom The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The Balloon-Hoax Mesmeric Revelation Some Words with a Mummy Mystification The Premature Burial The Oblong Box The Spectacles The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether The Sphinx The Island of the Fay The Landscape Garden Morning on the Wissahiccon The Domain of Arnheim Landor's Cottage The Duc de l'Omelette A Tale of Jerusalem Loss of Breath Bon-Bon Lionizing King Pest Four Beasts in One – The Homo-Cameleopard How to Write a Blackwood Article A Predicament The Devil in the Belfry The Man That Was Used Up The Business Man Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling Never Bet the Devil Your Head Three Sundays in a Week Diddling The Angel of the Odd The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. Mellonta Tauta Von Kempelen and His Discovery X-ing a Paragrab The Power of Words The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion The Colloquy of Monos and Una Shadow Silence… The Complete Poetical Works Plays Essays & Miscellanea The Life and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe Memorandum (Autobiographical Essay) The Dreamer – Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories.

The Ballad of the White Horse

The Ballad of the White Horse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. K. Chesterton
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"The Ballad of the White Horse" by G. K. Chesterton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Silver Dark Sea

The Silver Dark Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Fletcher
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007465092
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The powerful new novel from the award-winning author of ‘Eve Green’ and ‘Oystercatchers’ is a tale of love and the lore of the sea.