The Cat Megapack: 25 Frisky Feline Tales, Old and New

By Mark Twain, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Howard, Pamela Sargent, Ambrose Bierce, Aesop, Andre Norton, Brothers Gr

This quantity comprises 25 really good, wondrous tales and poems approximately cats, by means of significant authors outdated and new. integrated are:

INTRODUCTION: …IN THE darkish, through Robert Reginald

SEVEN observed homicide, by way of G. T. Fleming-Roberts

THE CATS, through H. P. Lovecraft (poem)


THE CAT AND THE BIRDS, by means of Aesop

THE BEAST FROM THE ABYSS, via Robert E. Howard

OUT OF position, through Pamela Sargent

THE FOX AND THE CAT, by way of the Brothers Grimm

THE BLACK CAT, through Edgar Allan Poe


NIPPER…NIP…NIP, by means of Robert Reginald

TOBERMORY, via Saki (H. H. Munro)

THE CAT, through E. F. Benson

A PSYCHICAL INVASION, via Algernon Blackwood

UNIVERSES, via A. R. Morlan (poem)

THE VAMPIRE CAT OF NABÉSHIMA, by means of Lord Redesdale

THE lady AND THE CAT, by way of Marcel Prevost

DICK BAKER’S CAT, by means of Mark Twain

BEAST OF THE TARN, through John Russell Fearn

MRS. MILLIGAN’S CAT, through Gary Lovisi

A rebellion OF THE GODS, via Ambrose Bierce

MONTY’S pal, by way of William Livingston Alden

THE HEADLESS CAT, by way of Elliott O’Donnell

ALL CATS ARE grey, by way of Andre Norton

THE SLUM CAT, by means of Ernest Thompson Seton

MY FATHER, THE CAT, through Henry Slesar

THE BALLET OF THE CATS, via Sydney J. Bounds

LETTERS FROM A CAT, via Helen Hunt Jackson

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Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Walt Whitman

In 1855, Walt Whitman released — at his personal cost — the 1st version of Leaves of Grass, a visionary quantity of twelve poems. exhibiting the effect of a uniquely American type of mysticism often called Transcendentalism, which eschewed the overall society and tradition of the time, the writing is individual by an explosively cutting edge unfastened verse type and formerly unmentionable subject material. Exalting nature, celebrating the human physique, and praising the senses and sexual love, the enormous paintings used to be condemned as "immoral." Whitman endured evolving Leaves of Grass regardless of the talk, becoming his influential paintings a long time after its first visual appeal via including new poems with every one new printing.
This version provides the original twelve poems from Whitman's finest 1855 booklet of Leaves of Grass. incorporated are many of the maximum poems of recent occasions: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the physique Electric," and "There was once a toddler Went Forth," works that proceed to upset traditional notions of attractiveness and originality even today.

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After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away

By Joyce Carol Oates

Jenna Abbott separates her existence into different types: before the wreck and after the wreck. prior to the ruin, she was once best an ordinary lifestyles together with her mother in suburban ny. After the damage, she is on my own, desirous to overlook what occurred that day at the bridge.

Then Jenna meets Crow, and her existence is once more became the other way up. He starts off to collapse the wall that Jenna has outfitted round her feelings. yet can she carry herself to stand the stories she's attempted so difficult to erase?

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The Souls of Black Folk

By W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black people is a vintage paintings of yank literature through W. E. B. Du Bois. it's a seminal paintings within the heritage of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary historical past. To advance this groundbreaking paintings, Du Bois drew from his personal reports as an African-American within the American society. outdoor of its awesome relevance in African-American heritage, The Souls of Black folks additionally holds a huge position in social technology as one of many early works within the box of sociology.

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As We Are Now: A Novel

By May Sarton

"I am now not mad, in basic terms previous. . . . i'm in a focus camp for the old."

So starts off may well Sarton's brief, rapid blow of a singular, concerning the powerlessness of the previous and the craze it could carry. As we're Now tells the tale of Caroline Spencer, a 76-year-old retired schoolteacher, mentally powerful yet bodily frail, who has been moved through kinfolk right into a "home." Subjected to refined humiliations and petty cruelties, sustained for too brief a time through the affection of another individual, she fights again with all she has, and in a strong climax wins a poor victory.

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Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography

By Susan Cheever

Louisa might Alcott never meant to write down Little Women. She had pushed aside her publisher’s pleas for this sort of novel. Written out of necessity to help her relations, the publication had an spectacular good fortune that modified her lifestyles, a lifestyles which grew to become out very in a different way from that of her cherished heroine Jo March.

In Louisa might Alcott, Susan Cheever, the acclaimed writer of American Bloomsbury, returns to harmony, Massachusetts, to discover the lifetime of one among its such a lot iconic citizens. in keeping with large study, journals, and correspondence, Cheever’s biography chronicles all elements of Alcott’s lifestyles, from the fateful assembly of her mom and dad to her demise, simply days after that of her father. She information Bronson Alcott’s stalwart academic imaginative and prescient, which led the Alcotts to relocate whenever his innovative educating went bitter; her unsuccessful early makes an attempt at severe literature, together with Moods, which Henry James panned; her time as a Civil struggle nurse, whilst she shriveled pneumonia and was once handled with mercury-laden calomel, which might have an effect on her health and wellbeing for the remainder of her existence; and her bright highbrow circle of writers and reformers, idealists who led the cost in aid of antislavery, temperance, and women’s rights.

Alcott’s independence defied the normal knowledge, and her own offerings and literary legacy proceed to encourage generations of ladies. partial to Little ladies from the age of twelve, and a extraordinary writer in her personal correct, Cheever brings a special standpoint to Louisa may well Alcott’s lifestyles as a lady, a daughter, and a operating writer.

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The Call of the Wild and White Fang (Sterling Unabridged Classics)

By Jack London

The illustrations for this sequence have been created by way of Scott McKowen, who, along with his spouse Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., an organization focusing on layout and representation for theater and appearing arts. Their initiatives frequently contain learn into the visible elements of ancient settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and dress clothier and contributed suggestion at the interval garments for the illustrations.

Scott created those drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which conjures up the glance of well known artwork from the interval of those tales. Scratchboard is a demonstration board with a in particular ready floor of difficult white chalk. a skinny layer of black ink is rolled over the skin, and contours are drawn by way of hand with a pointy knife by way of scraping throughout the ink layer to show the white floor beneath. the completed drawings are then scanned and the colour is extra digitally.

Two of Jack London’s best-loved masterpieces, of their entirety. name of the Wild tells a compelling story of event through the Yukon Gold Rush, and entirely captures the unquenchable spirit of greenback, a abducted puppy attempting to live to tell the tale within the cruelest of environments. additionally set in Alaska, the strong White Fang follows the customarily savage lifetime of the impressive name personality, a mixture of wolf and dog.

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A Draft of Light: Poems

By John Hollander

A wonderful new assortment from considered one of our so much unusual poets.

Here are poems that discover the ways that usual items open doorways to the extra hidden, unconscious truths of our internal selves: a chook of “countless colors” calls to brain “the echo . . . / of an internal occasion / From my forgotten past”; a subway bee sting evokes fast not going visits via the muses—a temporary understanding that's “as a lot of a / reward from these 9 sisters as / Is ever given.”

Other poems lay naked the imperfect nature of our stories: fact altered via our necessarily much less exact yet probably “truer” keep in mind of prior occasions (“memory— / As packed with random holes as any / Uncleaned window is of spots / Of blur and dimming—begins right away / To interfere”). nonetheless others learn the dramatic alterations in viewpoint we endure over the process a life-time as, within the poem “When We Went Up,” John Hollander describes the various responses he has to mountain climbing an analogous mountain at various issues in his life.

In all the poems Hollander illuminates the fluid nature of actual and emotional adventure, the connections among the straightforward issues we come upon each day and the ways that the that means we characteristic to them shapes our lives. just like the harmonious coming jointly of bandstand tools on a summer season afternoon, he writes, so much of what we come to understand on the planet is “A death second / Of lastingness thenceforth / Ever to not be.”

Throughout this thought-provoking assortment, Hollander finds the ways that we're regularly growing designated worlds of our personal, “a draft of light” of our personal making, and the way those worlds, in flip, consistently form our most simple identities and truest selves.

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White Fang

By Jack London

Born within the wilds of the freezing chilly Yukon, White Fang – half-dog, half-wolf – is the single animal within the muddle to outlive. He quickly learns the tough legislation of nature, but buried deep within him are the far-off stories of love and love. Will this fiercely self reliant creature of the wild learn how to belief guy again?

Richard Adams, prize-winning writer of Watership Down, introduces this chilling, appealing story of the wild.

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Moby-Dick, or The Whale

By Herman Melville

Bestselling and liked vintage now with gear together with: photographs, chronology, filmography, and essays spanning the topics of whaling, sermons, and cannibalism in Melville's novel. "It is the terrible texture of a cloth that are meant to be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A polar wind blows via it, and birds of prey hover over it." So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of many maximum works of mind's eye in literature. partly, Moby-Dick is the tale of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy warfare opposed to a creature as enormous and hazardous and unknowable because the sea itself. yet greater than only a novel of event, greater than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, the publication could be visible as a part of its author's lifelong meditation on the USA. Written with splendidly redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is usually a profound inquiry into personality, religion, and the character of conception.

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