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 Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

The great pleasure of Nightmare Abbey, which was inspired by Thomas Love Peacock’s friendship with Shelley, lies in the delight the author takes in poking fun at the romantic movement.

 Spelling-Book for Advanced Classes by Oliver Optic

This work, as its title indicates, is intended for the use of Advanced Classes,—for scholars who are, to some extent, familiar with the principles of pronunciation and syllabication. It is not intended to supersede the ordinary Spelling-Book, but rather to follow it, as a practical application of the pupil's knowledge, not only in spelling, but in dividing and pronouncing the more difficult words in common use.

“Bones”: Being Further Adventures in Mr. Commissioner Sanders’ Country by Wallace

You will never know from the perusal of the Blue Book the true inwardness of the happenings in the Ochori country in the spring of the year of Wish. Nor all the facts associated with the disappearance of the Rt. Hon. Joseph Blowter, Secretary of State for the Colonies. We know (though this is not in the Blue Books) that Bosambo called together all his petty chiefs and his headmen, from one end of the country to the other, and assembled them squatting expectantly at the foot of the little hillock, where sat Bosambo in his robes of office (unauthorized but no less magnificent), their upturned faces charged with pride and confidence, eloquent of the hold this sometime Liberian convict had upon the wayward and fearful folk of the Ochori.

“Co. Aytch” Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show by Samuel R. Watkins

The present book titled '"Co. Aytch," Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment' was written by famous anthropologist and writer Samuel R. Watkins. It was first published in the year 1882.

100%: the Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair by Upton Sinclair

The story of Peter Gudge, a poor young man who becomes embroiled in industrial spying and sabotage. Said to be based upon a real case of a bombing in San Francisco, Peter’s tale is compelling reading. Originally published by the author himself, “100%: The Story of a Patriot” is the story of a young man’s descent into fear and corruption, and eventual happy redemption.

1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler Jr.

This book contains more than one thousand facts, many of which are not generally known to the average person; but all of them are of interest to humankind, and a knowledge of many of them is essential.

101 Great Personalities Who Change the World by A.K. Gandhi

Many take birth in this world and leave without leaving a mark. It is the ones who have left footprints on the sands of time that are remembered. They are the great people who have achieved something and inspired thousands. They are the people who have strived and contributed to the world and society at large. This book is the saga of such hundred and one personalities and highlights their contribution in their respective fields. It throws light on the achievements of those who had the courage to follow their own heart and convictions, even when opposed. Their revolutionary ideas brought a change and shaped the course of history.

101 Questions on Acupressure and Reflexology by Dr Ak Saxena / Dr Preeti Pai

Over a period of time, acupressure has gained a lot of prominence for the precise reason that it is free from any side effects since no medication/surgery is required. It is totally non-conventional, non- invasive and non- interventional. Moreover, it is seen that this therapy is very effective in helping patients suffering from cervical/ lumber spondylitis; sinusitis; backaches; knee pain; heel pains; sciatica; prolapsed disc; constipation; indigestion; IBS; PMS; insomnia; depression; tennis elbow; asthma; hypertension, migraine; neuro problems, etc., to name a few. There was demand from many quarters for having a book in question and answer form, answering the questions that generally trouble the mind of learners/readers about the efficacy and usefulness of this therapy. As the title of the book itself suggests, an attempt has been made to answer probable questions that may come to the mind of the reader. All possible efforts have also been made to explain the precise location of the trigger points shown in the figures with as much clarity as possible.

101 Ways to Cure Diabetes by Dr. Anil Chaturvedi

Diabetes is a demon ailment, which makes your body extremely weak by reducing the strength of your immune system and overall health. But, don’t fear as you can now take the bull by the horns with this 101 Ways To Cure Diabetes

101 Weight Loss Tips by Dr. Anil Chaturvedi

“If eating less is a punishment, eating more is surely a crime.” Dr. Anil Chaturvedi has succinctly put his thoughts in these words. One is constantly warned that excess of everything is bad: especially eating. Since the last 10-15 years, the lifestyle of people has changed drastically. It is fraught with mental tension and sedentary life, which completely rules out time for physical exercise or any physical activity that could help burn calories and mitigate health problems. The author of this book has penned down, after great research, some measures which can reduce fat and help one maintain good health. In addition, he has explained in detail the causes and resultant effects of obesity. These have been carried out based on various components of health. He has given information regarding BMI, proteins, carbohydrates, caloric value of food and how to calculate them. Besides this, he has given schedule of controlled diets also. A practical handbook for losing weight and be healthy.

1984 by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often referred to as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut

2 B R 0 2 B' is a short story by renowned science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut. The title is pronounced as "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing to the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. The setting is a society in which aging has been cured, individuals have indefinite lifespans, and population control is used to limit the population of the United States to forty million. This is maintained through a combination of infanticide and government-assisted suicide. In short, in order for someone to be born, someone must first volunteer to die. As a result, births are few and far between, and deaths occur primarily by accident.

20 Dictators of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

In the late nineteenth and twentieth century, with the disappearance of monarchies in many parts of the world, a new autocratic system emerged – the dictatorship, in which all power over a state or community was again concentrated into the hands of one person, without being restricted by constitution, laws or opposition. The individual with this kind of absolute authority was known as the dictator. Here are the twenty dictators of modern times whose actions have left a strong imprint on destiny of the country they ruled, and sometimes even influenced the very history of the world. More often though, dictators rose to the power by leading a coup d’état, in which often a weak monarch of government was deposed and instead a dictatorship established. A nice read book to deep into history.

20 Greatest Astronauts of the World by Monika Koli

There have been many astronauts who have made tremendous contributions to our knowledge of space. But asking “who is the most famous?” is somewhat tricky. For one, it’s a bit subjective. And second, it can be hard to objectively measure just how important and individuals’ contributions really are. Surely, all astronauts are deserving of recognition and respect for their bravery and contributions to the pursuit of knowledge.