Category: Classics

Afloat on the Ohio: an historical pilgrimage of a thousand by Reuben Gold Thwaites

By Reuben Gold Thwaites

Nineteenth-century American trip literature offers interesting glimpses into the lives of normal humans and into the historical past of the nation's payment. Reuben Gold Thwaites's Afloat at the Ohio is an outstanding instance of the style, wealthy in Ohio River personalities, legends, and heritage as noticeable via Thwaites's eyes. His six-week trip by way of skiff coated one thousand miles from Redstone, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, the place the Ohio River meets the Mississippi. Thwaites's voyage echoes these taken by means of early explorers, pioneers, and settlers who unfolded the West via river shuttle from the East.This version is a reprinting of the unique 1897 edition. 

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Black Beauty (Unabridged Classics) (Sterling Classics) by Anna Sewell

By Anna Sewell

The illustrations for this sequence have been created by means of Scott McKowen, who, along with his spouse Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., an organization focusing on layout and representation for theater and appearing arts. Their initiatives frequently contain study into the visible points of historic settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and dress dressmaker and contributed suggestion at the interval garments for the illustrations.

Scott created those drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which inspires the glance of well known paintings from the interval of those tales. Scratchboard is an indication board with a in particular ready floor of challenging white chalk. a skinny layer of black ink is rolled over the outside, and contours are drawn by means of hand with a pointy knife by way of scraping during the ink layer to reveal the white floor beneath. the completed drawings are then scanned and the colour is extra digitally.

Every baby loves a narrative a few horse, and Black attractiveness continues to be one of many most interesting, so much touching ever written. Set in Victorian London, the radical follows the transferring fortunes of a horse as he strikes from proprietor to proprietor. Narrated by way of the noble Black good looks himself, the story bargains an animal’s standpoint of the area, and highlights the inconsiderate, even merciless therapy animals continued in the course of that period.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dover Large by Robert Louis Stevenson

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Grasp storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson possessed notable powers of invention, fairly within the genres of horror and the supernatural. His compelling 1866 novel recounts the stories of a doctor whose well-intentioned experiments lead to a drug that transforms him right into a remorseless killer. Stevenson's morality story nonetheless maintains to intrigue generations of readers.

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Anne of Green Gables (Sterling Classics) by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Scott McKowen

By Lucy Maud Montgomery, Scott McKowen

The illustrations for this sequence have been created through Scott McKowen, who, together with his spouse Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a firm focusing on layout and representation for theater and acting arts. Their tasks usually contain study into the visible facets of old settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and dress fashion designer and contributed recommendation at the interval garments for the illustrations.Scott created those drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which conjures up the glance of well known artwork from the interval of those tales. Scratchboard is a demonstration board with a in particular ready floor of tough white chalk. a skinny layer of black ink is rolled over the skin, and features are drawn through hand with a pointy knife by means of scraping in the course of the ink layer to show the white floor beneath. the completed drawings are then scanned and the colour is additional digitally.One thing’s for convinced, no apartment that Anne’s in will ever be dull.” That’s what Marilla Cuthbert says approximately Anne, the full of life red-headed orphan she and her brother Matthew undertake. for many years, ladies have agreed, eagerly analyzing each ebook in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s sequence that chronicles Anne’s coming of age.

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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde used to be the grasp of the studied insult. His jabs at hypocrisy, pretense and uninteresting conventionality nonetheless have a penetrating strength. His snubs and put-downs turned the controversy of his time, no much less through his ambitions than via Wilde himself. This illustrated assortment gains over 750 of his biting reviews.

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Plato's Parmenides by Plato

By Plato

Of all Plato’s dialogues, the Parmenides is notoriously the main tough to interpret. students of all classes have disagreed approximately its goals and subject material. The interpretations have ranged from analyzing the discussion as an creation to the full of Platonic metaphysics to seeing it as a suite of refined methods, or maybe as an complex shaggy dog story. This paintings provides an illuminating new translation of the discussion including an intensive creation and working observation, giving a unified clarification of the Parmenides and integrating it firmly in the context of Plato's metaphysics and methodology.

Scolnicov indicates that during the Parmenides Plato addresses the main critical problem to his personal philosophy: the monism of Parmenides and the Eleatics. as well as supplying a significant rebuttal to Parmenides, Plato the following re-formulates his personal idea of kinds and participation, arguments which are important to the total of Platonic concept, and offers those ideas with a rigorous logical and philosophical starting place. In Scolnicov's research, the Parmenides emerges as an extension of rules from Plato's heart dialogues and as a gap to the later dialogues.

Scolnicov’s research is crisp and lucid, providing a persuasive method of a classy discussion. This translation follows the Greek heavily, and the observation offers the Greekless reader a transparent realizing of the way Scolnicov’s interpretation emerges from the textual content. This quantity will supply a useful creation and framework for realizing a discussion that maintains to generate full of life dialogue today.

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