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12 Books to Read Before You Die, Volume 1

Summary

Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to 12 Books to Read Before You Die, Volume 1 and learn about these classic books:  Father Goriot - Honoré de Balzac The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll The Late Mattia Pascal - Luigi Pirandello Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne Call of the Wild - Jack London

©2020 La Gazza Edizioni (P)2020 La Gazza Edizioni

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Rudyard Kipling Collection

Summary

This audiobook contains Rudyard Kipling's complete works. The Man Who Would Be King The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book Captains Courageous Kim Just So Stories Abaft the Funnel

Public Domain (P)2020 Rollo Bixio

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The Thirty-Nine Steps

Summary

"The Thirty Nine Steps" is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. The novel formed the basis for a number of film adaptations, notably: Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 version; a 1959 colour remake; a 1978 version which is perhaps most faithful to the novel; and a 2008 version for British television.

©2017 SAGA Egmont (P)2017 SAGA Egmont

Author: John Buchan
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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Treasure Island

Summary

For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers. Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil - but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring. Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, 'the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.' G. S. Fraser terms it 'an utterly original book' and goes on to write: 'There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy.'

©2021 Erika (P)2021 Erika

Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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A Jewish State

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"Der Judenstaat" (German, literally "The Jew State", commonly translated as "The Jewish State") is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein's Verlags-Buchhandlung. It is subtitled with "Versuch einer modernen Lösung der Judenfrage", "Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question", and originally called "Address to the Rothschilds" referring to the Rothschild family banking dynasty.   It is considered one of the most important texts of early Zionism. As expressed in this book, Herzl envisioned the founding of a future independent Jewish state during the 20th century. He argued that the best way to avoid antisemitism in Europe was to create this independent Jewish state. Herzl, who had lived as a secular, largely assimilated Jew, was fluent in neither Hebrew nor Yiddish. His lack of contact with Jewish culture and intellectual currents, and his limited contact with Jews less assimilated than he was probably the reason he abandoned fundamental Jewish principles and rekindled Zionism with this text. The book was used to encourage Jews from all across Europe to purchase land in Palestine. In Der Judenstaat, Herzl noted the possibility of a Jewish state in Argentina. Herzl popularized the term "Zionism", which was coined by Nathan Birnbaum. The nationalist movement culminated in the birth of the State of Israel in 1948, though Zionism continues to be connected with political support of the State of Israel.

Public Domain (P)2018 Paperless

Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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