The Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192833952
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Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years imprisonment and seeks his revenge in Paris

A Printing History of Everyman s Library 1906 1982

Author: Terry Seymour
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467870145
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The total number of Everyman's Library volumes that still survive somewhere in the world exceeds 70 million. Since the inception of the Library in 1906, nearly 1200 unique volumes have been published, constantly placing the world's greatest books before a large public. A few of these titles proved unpopular and were never reprinted. But most were reprinted dozens of times, packaged in numerous ways, and benefited from updated editorial work and book design over the last century. Terry Seymour has studied and researched every aspect of this great mass of books. He now captures and distills this knowledge in A Printing History of Everyman's Library 1906-1982.A critical feature, of course, is to update the various collecting factoids that have emerged since 2005 when his Guide to Collecting Everyman's Library was published. The meat of the new book, however, is the Bibliographical Entries section. Each volume that has ever been printed receives its own entry, detailing every printing, each dust jacket variation, any new introductions, updated scarcity numbers, and all relevant notes. Typically an entry contains at least six lines of information, but often much more. In essence, each entry is a story written exclusively about each volume.Armed with this resource, collectors and booksellers can know reliably everything about the Everyman's Library volume that sits on their shelf or is ready to be purchased or sold. They will see how a book fits into the total printing history of that title, and be able to describe and value the book with precision.To further enhance the value of this book, color images illustrate all of the key collecting points. An extensive index of editors, translators and artists is now included. Not just a solo effort, the Printing History has been vetted by other expert collectors, ensuring greater accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Peace Be Still

Author: David S. Baxter
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462107893
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"No waters can swallow the ship where lies The Master of ocean and earth and skies. They all shall sweetly obey thy will: Peace, be still; peace, be still." (Hymns, "Master, the Tempest is Raging," no. 105.) Our modern world is full of fast-paced stress and jam-packed schedules. Both trials and blessings happen to us so quickly that there is rarely a moment of peace. It is easy to be overwhelmed and lost. In Peace, Be Still, Elder David S. Baxter of the Seventy describes ways for us to find peace in our crazy world by turning to our Lord, Jesus Christ. He speaks of principles to learn, habits to gain, and places to go to find peace in our daily lives and at home. This inspiring book will help us through the tempests in our lives and lead us to a greater sense of personal peace by encouraging and instructing us to follow Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Ripley Under Ground

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257600976
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Der einzige Mensch, den er geliebt hat und der seinen Aufstieg hätte verhindern können, liegt bei San Remo auf dem Meeresgrund: Tom Ripley hat sich zum souveränen Verbrecher gemausert, der seinen Untaten das Flair französischer Lebensart zu verleihen weiß. Mit seiner Frau Héloise lebt er ein sorgenfreies Luxusleben bei Paris und handelt nebenbei mit berühmten Gemälden – nicht nur aus Liebhaberei. Als ein Kunstsammler die Gemälde als Fälschungen entlarvt, beginnt Ripley ein vampirisches Spiel mit anderen Existenzen, um seine schöne Welt – und seinen Kopf – zu retten.

Der Mann in der eisernen Maske

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: andersseitig.de
ISBN: 395501097X
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Einer für Alle, Alle für Einen. Die Geschichte spielt in Frankreich unter der Herrschaft des Königs Ludwig XIV. Der König ist verdorben und skrupellos. Während sein Volk verhungert, feiert er Feste und umgibt sich mit schönen Frauen. Die drei Musketiere jedoch haben andere Vorstellungen von einem starken Königtum, und sie wissen um einen Zwillingsbruder Ludwigs, der, vor der Öffentlichkeit verborgen, in einem Seitenflügel der Bastille lebt. Diesen Doppelgänger wollen sie unbemerkt gegen Ludwig austauschen und auf den Thron setzen.