The return of Sherlock Holmes

In this classic and timeless novel, the most famous detective and adventurer in the world returns after his supposed death in the swirling torrent of the Reichenbach Falls locked in the arms of his arch enemy, Professor Moriarty. As before, Dr. Watson is the superb narrator of 13 new episodes that mix the very best of heroics, murder, abduction, baffling cryptograms, and robbery. We are also introduced to one of the cruellest villains in the Holmes world, the despicable Charles Augustus Milverton. Let the games begin. The greatest detective and adventurer is back.

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A princess of Mars

In this classic and timeless novel, hero John Carter starts his famous adventures, full of swordplay and daring feats, in what is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. It is also a seminal instance of the planetary romance, a sub-genre of science fantasy that became highly popular in the decades following its publication. Its early chapters also contain elements of the Westerns genre. The story is set on Mars, imagined as a dying planet with a harsh desert environment. In this story, hero John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war’s end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called “Barsoom” by its inhabitants. John Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity. During his adventure, John Carter battles menacing forces along with the lovely princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris. Between them and a safe escape lies a treacherous landscape of strange creatures and mysterious deadly dangers!

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How to live on 24 hours a day

“The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.”

In this classic and timeless work, Arnold Bennett’s How to live on 24 hours a day offers practical advice on how one might live within the confines of 24 hours a day. Brilliantly written using humor and nonsensical guidance, Arnold Bennett addresses the many inadequacies and frustrations lurking in our paths. At the same time, Bennett’s work offers real guidance that can easily be followed to better our lives. In essence, Bennett offers the best kind of self-help: the kind that actually helps.

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The importance of being Earnest

This classic and timeless play is a gelastic comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious characters in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are (1) the interplay of triviality and social standards when confronting well regarded and serious institutions such as marriage and (2) the results of such interactions and clichés.

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The human machine

“You are the most fascinating bit of machinery that ever was. You do yourself less than justice. It is said that men are only interested in themselves. The truth is that, as a rule, men are interested in every mortal thing except themselves. They have a habit of taking themselves for granted, and that habit is responsible for nine-tenths of the boredom and despair on the face of the planet.”

In this classic and timeless work, Arnold Bennett explores the brain as a tool for making our lives easier and our interactions with others smoother. “The brain is the diplomatist which arranges relations between our instinctive self and the universe, and it fulfils its mission when it provides for the maximum of freedom to the instincts with the minimum of friction.” The Human Machine combines tremendous wisdom with accessibility to better ourselves in a way that can easily be put into practice. Very powerful.

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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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