The mansion

In this classic and timeless story, the great Henry van Dyke sets forth the ideals of kindness, sympathy, fellowship, and self-sacrifice that permeate the human soul. In our struggle to live our lives, The Mansion presents a message about the importance of charity to remind us of the true spirit of giving and family. The Mansion is a “must read” right along with another all time favorite, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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Pinya de rosa

Pinya de rosaIn this classic and timeless collection of stories, we are introduced to a crossroads merging religious concerns, spirituality, romanticism, and the relation of nature with the human fiber. Written in a prolific style that can be thought of as “bitter harmony,” the stories show a Homeric style of literary transitions. This edition in Català contains 15 of the best short stories by renown author Joaquim Ruyra.

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Vathek: an Arabian tale

In this classic and timeless novel, we encounter the rise and fall of the once mighty Vathek. The story chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek (a fictionalized version of the historical Al-Wathiq), who engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. Perverse and grotesque comedy alternates with scenes of magnificence and beauty in the story of the ruthless Caliph Vathek’s journey to damnation. In his attempts to reach the unreachable, Vathek, instead of attaining mighty powers, descends into a hell ruled by the demon Eblis. Unable to escape from the deeps of the earth, Vathek is doomed to wander endlessly.

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The biography of Satan

Who is Satan? Where does Satan come from? Does Satan have a twin brother? Why is there a devil, a heaven, and a hell? If the devil exists, why does God allow Satan to exist? This fascinating book attempts to decipher these as well as many other questions. Our fascination of the unknown as well as our fears have shaped us throughout history. If you do not want to blindly accept the “reality” that you are experiencing, this book will take you through a quest for truths, myths, and possibilities to better help you understand Satan and the world we live in.

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The farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe

This novel is the captivating sequel to the original adventures of the famed adventurer Robinson Crusoe. In this classic and timeless novel, Crusoe the adventurer finds himself bored with his prosperity as well as consumed by an irresistible longing to return to the island that he left many years before. Along with his trusty servant and companion, Friday, he embarks on a harrowing high-seas adventure that takes them to China, to the Russian steppes, and into the dangers of Siberia.

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The mysterious affair at styles

The mysterious affair at styles was Agatha Christie’s first published novel, introducing the one and only Hercule Poirot. Detective Poirot is one of Agatha Christie’s most famous and long-lived characters. Alongside Poirot, we will also meet Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Lieutenant Hastings (later, Captain), as well as a few very interesting characters.

In this classic and timeless novel, the story is told in the first person by Hastings and features many of the elements that have become icons of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, largely due to Agatha Christie’s influence. The story is set in a large, isolated country manor. There are a half-dozen suspects, most of whom are hiding facts about themselves. The book includes maps of the house, maps of the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. As in any great mystery novel, there are a number of red herrings and surprise plot twists. Who did it? Why? When? Who knew about it? Will justice be served?

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Wieland

In this classic and timeless novel, we are immersed in a world that goes from sanity to insanity. In Wieland, we explore the realities of life on the eve of the American Revolution through religious delusions, fanaticism, and horrific violence. A family living on an estate outside Philadelphia is visited by mysterious voices, seemingly coming out of thin air. Soon thereafter, an itinerant character named Carwin will visit the family. Carwin is a mysterious stranger as well as a ventriloquist. Violence erupts when the family’s young patriarch believes that he hears God’s voice demanding a human sacrifice as a sign of faith. In the midst of all the insanity, the family will undergo a transformation involving horror, spontaneous combustion, false faith, psychological perversion, ventriloquism, and murder. Testing the limits of religious and literary authority in the new America, Brown’s novel has for more than two centuries kept readers debating questions of agency, accountability, and revolutionary politics as the story’s moral chaos unfolds.

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Typhoon

In this classic and timeless novel, we encounter the almost unforgiving nature of the seas when Captain MacWhirr and his crew battle a terrible storm. This novel is a masterful display of storytelling showcasing the completely different stances of those involved in a voyage that could have been doomed by the forces of nature.

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The path of the King

In this classic and timeless series of short stories, we experience a fascinating sequence of historical episodes and heroic adventures, from the Vikings to the historical period of Abraham Lincoln. The tales and adventures also include many other periods of history showcasing famous events such as The St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre or the adventures of Daniel Boone. What is the root of royal blood and are kings made or created? Following the adventures of a young Viking prince stranded in a strange world with nothing but a band of gold, which is passed from generation to generation, will get us closer to finding an answer in this epic adventure.

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The thirty-nine steps

In this classic and timeless novel, adventurer Richard Hannay has just returned to London from Rhodesia in order to begin a new life, when a freelance spy called Franklin P. Scudder calls on him to ask for help. Scudder reveals to Hannay that he has uncovered a German plot to murder the Greek Premier and steal British plans for the outbreak of war. Scudder claims to be following a ring of German spies called the Black Stone. A few days later, Hannay returns to his flat to find Scudder murdered. If Hannay goes to the police, he will be arrested for Scudder’s murder. So Hannay decides to continue Scudder’s work and his adventure begins. He escapes from the German spies watching the house and makes his way to Scotland, pursued both by the spies and by the police. But what is the secret behind the mysterious Thirty-Nine Steps and will Hannay resolve the mystery before disaster strikes?

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