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Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.

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Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.
 
In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all.
 
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This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of J. M. Barrie's works possible in the US, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (13MB Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Barrie's life and works
* Special PETER PAN section, with images and links to all the Peter Pan mythos texts
* Concise introductions to the novels and other works
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts
* Excellent formatting of the works
* Famous works such as PETER PAN are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* 25 plays, including rare dramatic works like IBSEN’S GHOST and WALKER, LONDON, appearing for the first time in digital print
* Includes Barrie's non-fiction essays and prefaces
* Features Barrie’s affection memoir of his mother
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, the novella FAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGAN, five late plays, Barrie's speeches and his final memoir THE GREENWOOD HAT cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update.

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CONTENTS:

The Peter Pan Works

The Novels
AULD LICHT IDYLLS
BETTER DEAD
WHEN A MAN’S SINGLE
A WINDOW IN THRUMS
THE LITTLE MINISTER
SENTIMENTAL TOMMY
TOMMY AND GRIZEL
THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD
PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
PETER AND WENDY

The Novella
A TILLYLOSS SCANDAL

The Short Story Collections
A HOLIDAY IN BED AND OTHER SKETCHES
TWO OF THEM
ECHOES OF THE WAR

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
IBSEN’S GHOST
WALKER, LONDON
JANE ANNIE
THE PROFESSOR’S LOVE STORY
THE LITTLE MINISTER
THE WEDDING GUEST
QUALITY STREET
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON
LITTLE MARY
PETER PAN
ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE
WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS
OLD FRIENDS
WHEN WENDY GREW UP – AN AFTERTHOUGHT
PANTALOON
THE TWELVE-POUND LOOK
ROSALIND
THE WILL
HALF AN HOUR
THE NEW WORD
A KISS FOR CINDERELLA
SEVEN WOMEN
DER TAG (THE TRAGIC MAN)
THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS
DEAR BRUTUS

The Non-Fiction
AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN
MY LADY NICOTINE
THE BOY CASTAWAYS OF BLACK LAKE ISLAND
CHARLES FROHMAN: A TRIBUTE
NEITHER DORKING NOR THE ABBEY
PREFACE TO THE YOUNG VISITERS

The Memoir
MARGARET OGILVY

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This carefully crafted ebook: "J. M. BARRIE Ultimate Collection: 90+ Titles in one Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.
From a lofty perch Tarzan viewed the village of thatched huts across the intervening plantation. He saw that at one point the forest touched the village, and to this spot he made his way, lured by a fever of curiosity to behold animals of his own kind, and to learn more of their ways and view the strange lairs in which they lived. His savage life among the fierce wild brutes of the jungle left no opening for any thought that these could be aught else than enemies. Similarity of form led him into no erroneous conception of the welcome that would be accorded him should he be discovered by these, the first of his own kind he had ever seen. Tarzan of the Apes was no sentimentalist. He knew nothing of the brotherhood of man. All things outside his own tribe were his deadly enemies... from Chapter X: The Fear-Phantom Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the most iconic figures in American pop culture, Tarzan of the Apes, and it is impossible to overstate his influence on entire genres of popular literature in the decades after his enormously winning pulp novels stormed the publics imagination. Tarzan of the Apes, first published in 1912, is the first installment of Burroughs tales of the ape-man, which would expand to encompass more than two-dozen books. Here, an English boy orphaned in Africa is raised by apes, becoming a fearsome creature of the jungle until he discovers his true identity as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, and make his first tentative forays back into human civilization, through his love for the only human woman he has ever seen, Jane Porter. American novelist EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS (18751950) wrote dozens of adventure, crime, and science-fiction novels that are still belovedtoday, including At the Earths Core (1914), The Beasts of Tarzan (1916), A Princess of Mars (1917), The Land That Time Forgot (1924), and Pirates of Venus (1934). He is reputed to have been reading a comic book when he died.
Auld Licht Idylls depicts life in late 19th century small town of Thrums in Scotland. The story revolves around the citizens of Thrums and more especially the members of one of the four churches in that community, of which the Auld Licht Kirk happens to be more committed Calvinist's than any other group in Scotland. The novel shows how a church, no matter how well intended, can become twisted by a human attempt at perfection. A Window in Thrums is another tale of a small Scottish town of Thrums, where an invalid old lady watches her world from the window. She witnesses various events in this early 20th century place where small occurrences take on great importance. The Little Minister – Gavin Dishart is a slight of frame young man, determined to take his corner of the world by storm. He becomes the minister in Thrums and idol of the community, but he falls in love with free spirited Babbie and their romance is not well received among the citizens of Thrums. As her full background comes to light, things get complicated for Gavin. Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens, then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland.
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